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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/28/2024 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2024-0410 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution recognizing February 29, 2024 as Juan Aurelio Lopez Day in the City of Boston. On the motion of Councilors Louijeune and Mejia, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Flynn as an original co-sponsor. On the motion of Councilors Louijeune, Mejia, and Flynn, the rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0403 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution to honor John D. O'Bryant Students. On the motion of Councilor Fernandes Anderson, the rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted; yeas 13.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0376 1 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 28, 2024, Docket #0376, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount Two Million Two Hundred Thirty-Two Thousand One Hundred Fifty-Two Dollars ($2,232,152.00) in the form of a grant for the Federal FY24 Title III-C Nutrition Service Program, awarded by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund nutrition services for older adults in the City of Boston, the committee submitted a report recommending that the docket ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0377 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Six Hundred Four Thousand Fourteen Dollars and Twenty Cents ($1,604,014.20) in the form of a grant, for the FY24 Hazmat Grant, awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund the needs of the hazardous materials response teams, as specified in line item 8324-0000 and 8324-0050 of the FY24 General Appropriation Act.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0378 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars. ($1,125,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY24 State Training Grant, awarded by Massachusetts Department of Fire Services to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund the purchase of equipment and supplies, and to fund training initiatives for the Boston Fire Training Academy to ensure the department remains current in the firefighting services.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0379 1 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 28, 2024, Docket #0379, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Thirty-Eight Thousand Two Hundred Forty-Three Dollars ($1,038,243.00) in the form of a grant, for the Federal FY24 Title III-B Supportive Services, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund home-based support services for older adults in the City of Boston, the committee submitted a report recommending that the docket ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0380 1 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 28, 2024, Docket #0380, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Five Hundred Thirty Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine Dollars ($530,999.00) in the form of a grant, for the Federal FY24 Title III-E Family Caregiver Support Program, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund Caregiver Services for older adults in the City of Boston, the committee submitted a report recommending that the docket ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0381 1 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 28, 2024, Docket #0381, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the Open Data Curriculum, awarded by the MA Department of Education to be administered by the Department of Innovation and Technology, the committee submitted a report recommending that the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0382 1 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 28, 2024, Docket #0382, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Sixty-One Thousand One Hundred Forty-Three Dollars ($461,143.00) in the form of a grant, for the Federal FY24 Title III-A Administration, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund the cost for administration of Title III programs, the committee submitted a report recommending that the docket ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0383 1 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 28, 2024, Docket #0383, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Seventy-Seven Thousand Two Hundred Seventy-One Dollars ($177,271.00) in the form of a grant, for the Federal FY24 Title III- Ombudsman Program, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund consumer protection programs to improve long-term services for older adults in the City of Boston, the committee submitted a report recommending that the docket ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0384 1 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 28, 2024, Docket #0384, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the Age Strong Universal Fund, awarded by the Donor Group to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund senior center programs and services for older adults in Boston, the committee submitted a report recommending that the docket ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0385 1 Mayor OrderCouncilor Coletta called Docket #0385, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the Recycling Dividends Program 23, awarded by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to be administered by the Department of Public Works. The grant will fund investment in local programs including recycling equipment, organics diversion, outreach and education, pilot programs, school recycling, toxic reduction, and more from the Committee on Environmental Justice, Resiliency and Parks. Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. On motion of Councilor Coletta, the order was passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0386 1 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 28, 2024, Docket #0386, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount Eighty-Four Thousand Fifty-Eighty Dollars ($84,058.00) in the form of a grant, for the Federal FY24 Title III-D Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund services that assist older adults in Boston to prevent illness and manage chronic conditions, the committee submitted a report recommending that the docket ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0387 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Thirty-Seven Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-Three Dollars and Ninety-Nine Cents ($37,293.99) in the form of a grant for the FY24 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant, awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund the procurement of firefighter safety equipment. Referred to the Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice. Later in the session, Councilor Santana moved for reconsideration of Docket #0387. Reconsideration prevailed. On the motion of Councilor Santana, the rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 11, not present 2 (Breadon, Mejia).The rules were suspended; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2024-0388 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the Simoni Foundation grant, awarded by the Frank R. and Elizabeth Simoni Foundation, to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund and support the work of the Homicide Unit. Referred to the Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice. Later in the session, Councilor Santana moved for reconsideration of Docket #0388. Reconsideration prevailed. On the motion of Councilor Santana, the rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 11, not present 2 (Breadon, Mejia).The rules were suspended; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2024-0389 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Eleven Thousand Three Hundred Thirty Dollars ($11,330.00) in the form of a grant for the MA State Police passed through FY23 Coverdell Formula Grant, awarded by the United States Department of Justice, passed through the Massachusetts State Police / Crime Laboratory, to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund preparation and application process for laboratory accreditation. Referred to the Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice. Later in the session, Councilor Santana moved for reconsideration of Docket #0389. Reconsideration prevailed. On the motion of Councilor Santana, the rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 11, not present 2 (Breadon, Mejia).The rules were suspended; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2024-0390 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Eight Thousand Dollars ($8,000.00), in the form of a grant, for the FY23 National Violent Death Reporting System, awarded by the MA Department of Public Health to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund data collection by the Bureau of Investigation Services and the Drug Control Unit. Referred to the Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice. Later in the session, Councilor Santana moved for reconsideration of Docket #0390. Reconsideration prevailed. On the motion of Councilor Santana, the rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 11, not present 2 (Breadon, Mejia).The rules were suspended; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2024-0391 1 Report of Public OfficerThe Constable Bond of Ron Cobb having been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer was received and approved under the usual terms and conditions.Approved under the usual terms and conditions  Action details Video Video
2024-0392 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the City Clerk in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 1979 re: action taken by the Mayor on papers acted upon by the City Council at its meeting of February 14, 2024.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0393 1 Report of Public OfficerCommunication was received from the City Clerk of the filing by the Boston Planning and Development Agency regarding "Proposed Minor Modification to the Charlestown Urban Renewal Plan, Project No. Mass.R-55, with respect to Parcel X-28B.”Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0394 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the City Clerk in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 1979 re: action taken by the Mayor on papers acted upon by the City Council at its meeting of December 13, 2023.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0395 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the City Clerk in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 1979 re: action taken by the Mayor on papers acted upon by the City Council at its meeting of August 9, 2023.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0396 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Byron Rushing, as a member of the Task Force on the Study on City of Boston Reparations, effective immediately.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0397 1 Report of Public OfficerCommunication was received from the City Clerk of the filing by the Boston Planning and Development Agency regarding "90 Cushing Ave - Chapter 121A Project.”Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0283 2 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 7, 2024, Docket #0283, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Sixty-Five Thousand Dollars ($65,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY23 Community Mitigation, awarded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund investigations that are coordinated between the Boston Police Department Human Trafficking Unit and other law enforcement entities, the committee submitted a report recommending that the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed; yeas 11, not present 2 (Breadon, Mejia).The report was accepted; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2024-0282 2 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 7, 2024, Docket #0282, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Ninety-Two Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Five Dollars and Fifty Cents ($92,735.50) in the form of a grant, for the Federal FY23 Emergency Management Performance Grant, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, passed through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, to be administered by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The grant will fund the enhancement of operational capacity at the Boston Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and promote the professional development of OEM staff, the committee submitted a report recommending that the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed; yeas 11, not present 2 (Breadon, Mejia).The report was accepted; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2024-0344 2 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 14, 2024, Docket #0344, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Twenty-Three Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($23,400.00) in the form of a grant for the FY24 Municipal Road Safety, awarded by the United States Department of Transportation, passed through the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security, to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund high-visibility enforcement of motor vehicle laws, including but not limited to, speeding and aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving and occupant protection, the committee submitted a report recommending that the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed; yeas 11, not present 2 (Breadon, Mejia).The report was accepted; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2024-0143 2 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOn the message and order, referred on January 24, 2024, Docket #0143, that will authorize the Boston Transportation Department ("BTD") to enter into two contracts, with terms of up to 10 years, to deploy curbside electric vehicle ("EV") charging stations through a public/private partnership and at no cost to the City with a potential for revenue share. BTD has identified two vendors through the public procurement process that offer different models that address the distinct challenges to locate curbside EV charging, the committee submitted a report recommending that the order should pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed; yeas 12, nays 1 (Flynn).The report was accepted; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2024-0398 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing to explore strategies for developing Mixed-Income Social Housing to increase housing access and affordability for all Bostonians.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0399 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOn the Home Rule Petition, referred on February 28th, Docket #0399, for a Special Law re: An Age Waiver for Alex Guzman to join the Boston Police Department, the committee submitted a report recommending that the docket ought to pass.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0400 1 Council OrdinanceWITHDRAWNwithdrawn  Action details Not available
2024-0401 1 Council Legislative ResolutionOrder for a resolution calling for "Sundays for All."Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0402 1 Council Legislative ResolutionOrder for a resolution recognizing and celebrating Irish-American Heritage Month.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0404 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution to formally support the Roxbury District Increment Financing (DIF) to be utilized in District 7.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0415 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing to discuss the current trauma response resources in the City of Boston and the potential for expansion.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0405 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution in recognition and celebration of the great abolitionist Harriet Tubman.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0406 1 Council Legislative ResolutionWITHDRAWNwithdrawn  Action details Not available
2024-0407 1 Council Legislative ResolutionWITHDRAWNwithdrawn  Action details Not available
2024-0408 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution recognizing the achievements of Black Veterans.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0409 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution in support of residents, families and staff at the Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center being impacted by the July 1st, 2024 planned closure.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0411 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution recognizing February as Transit Equity Month.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0412 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution declaring March 2, 2024 as Burna Boy Day in the City of Boston.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0413 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOrder for a hearing to discuss the results of last year's youth summer jobs programs and prepare for this summer.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0414 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOrder for a hearing to explore programs the City of Boston offers or could establish to prevent illegal discrimination by landlords and real estate brokers against prospective tenants utilizing housing choice vouchers.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0416 1 Council Hearing OrderWITHDRAWNwithdrawn  Action details Not available
2024-0417 1 Council Hearing OrderWITHDRAWNwithdrawn  Action details Not available
2024-0418 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOrder for a hearing to discuss long-term city job vacancies.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0419 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Santana offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Edosa Osemwegie in City Council, effective March 4, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0420 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Murphy offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Caroline O'Neill in City Council, effective March 4, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0421 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Weber offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Mark A. Cohen in City Council, effective March 4, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0457 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Joy Yamagiwa in City Council, effective March 15, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0458 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Cierra Thompson in City Council, effective March 9, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
GS-2/28/24 1 Green SheetLegislative Calendar for February 28, 2024.   Action details Not available
2024-0422 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Aoife Griffin.   Action details Not available
2024-0423 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Pat Kelly.   Action details Not available
2024-0424 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Seiji Ozawa.   Action details Not available
2024-0425 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Complex Consulting for Black History Month.   Action details Not available
2024-0426 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Gee How Oak Tin.   Action details Not available
2024-0427 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Chinese Merchants Association.   Action details Not available
2024-0428 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Ni Lun Welfare Association.   Action details Not available
2024-0429 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing and congratulating Hannibal Auto Repair.   Action details Not available
2024-0430 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Marilyn Maloney.   Action details Not available
2024-0431 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Boston Praise Radio & TV.   Action details Not available
2024-0432 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Nia Grace.   Action details Not available
2024-0433 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Day of Remembrance for Japanese Americans and their families who were incarcerated during World War II.   Action details Not available
2024-0434 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution Recognizing Cassandria Campbell.   Action details Not available
2024-0435 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Robert Curran.   Action details Not available
2024-0436 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Tony DeBeneditctus.   Action details Not available
2024-0437 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Tony's Market.   Action details Not available
2024-0438 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating The Square Root.   Action details Not available
2024-0439 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Pub Quiz.   Action details Not available
2024-0440 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Torrie Armstrong.   Action details Not available
2024-0441 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Aaron Onyango.   Action details Not available
2024-0442 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Cafe Juice Up.   Action details Not available
2024-0443 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Alex Miselis.   Action details Not available
2024-0444 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Juan Chavez.   Action details Not available
2024-0445 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Wellbi Perez.   Action details Not available
2024-0446 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing nine residents for their continued dedication to Caribbean-American people in the State of Massachusetts.   Action details Not available
2024-0447 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Ashton Lites.   Action details Not available
2024-0448 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating 8 people for their services and commitment to Temple Salem SDA Church and the Haitian Community.   Action details Not available
2024-0449 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Vincenzo Perrone.   Action details Not available
2024-0450 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Father Daniel Mahoney.   Action details Not available
2024-0451 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Euan Davis.   Action details Not available
2024-0452 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Chef Douglass Williams.   Action details Not available
2024-0453 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Marie Gentile.   Action details Not available
2024-0454 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating Larry James Jemison.   Action details Not available
2024-0455 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution congratulating 10 people for their commitment in fostering excellence in youth through percussion education, and teamwork.   Action details Not available
2024-0456 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Justin A. Petty.   Action details Not available