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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/7/2024 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2024-0280 1 Committee ReportsOn the message and order, referred on February 7, 2024, Docket #0280, for your approval an appropriation order in the amount of One Million Two Hundred and Sixty Thousand Dollars ($1,260,000.00) for the Cemetery Division of the Parks and Recreation Department and the Trust Office of the Treasury Department to be funded from the Cemetery Trust Fund established under Chapter 13 of the Acts of 1961, the committee submitted a report recommending that the order ought to pass. The rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 13.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0281 1 Mayor OrderCouncilor FitzGerald called Docket #0281, 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 EEC Mental Health Earmark, awarded by the MA Early Education and Child Care Department to be administered by the Office of Early Childhood. The grant will fund and support mental health training for early childhood educators, from the Committee on Public Health, Homelessness & Recovery. No objection being heard, the matter was before the body. On motion of Councilor FitzGerald, the order was passed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0282 1 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).Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0283 1 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).Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0284 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionCouncilor Murphy called Docket #0284, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) in the form of a grant, for Youth Engagement and Advancement, awarded by Boston Children’s Hospital, to be administered by the Office of Youth Engagement and Advancement. The grant will fund a development series with ongoing workshops for youth workers to learn skills and strategies to become more effective in their positions. The funds will be used towards the Mayor’s Youth Summit, from the Committee on Strong Women, Families, and Communities. No objection being heard, the matter was before the body. Committee members polled; yeas 5. On motion of Councilor Murphy, the rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 13.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0285 1 Mayor OrderCouncilor Worrell called Docket #0285, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a donation of three Certified Comfort Dogs valued at Eight Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($8,400.00) donated by the Dame Dogs Labradors, LLC to be administered by the Boston Police Department. The purpose of the donation is to support the Bureau of Field Services of the Boston Police Department by adding three comfort dogs to their department, from the Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice. No objection being heard, the matter was before the body. Committee members polled; yeas 5. On motion of Councilor Worrell, the rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 13.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0286 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Sandro Galea, as a member of the Boston Public Health Commission's Board of Health for a term expiring on January 26, 2026.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0287 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Elsie Tavares, as a member of the Boston Public Health Commission's Board of Health for a term expiring on January 26, 2026.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0288 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Senam Kumahia, as a member of the Boston Landmarks Commission for a term expiring on December 30, 2027.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0289 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Nigel Jacobs to the Boston Art Commission for a term expiring on December 20, 2028.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0290 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order for the confirmation of the appointment of James Mason to the Boston Art Commission for a term expiring on December 20, 2028.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0291 1 Mayor OrderMessage and order for the confirmation of the appointment of Abigail Norman to the Boston Art Commission for a term expiring on December 20, 2028.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0292 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOn the message and order, referred on February 7, 2024, Docket #0292, for the confirmation of the appointment of Craig Douglas as a member of the Bay Village Historic District Commission, for a term expiring April 1, 2026, the committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0293 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOn the message and order, referred on February 7, 2024, Docket #0293, for the confirmation of the appointment of Lora Shea as a member of the Bay Village Historic District Commission, for a term expiring April 1, 2026, the committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0294 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOn the message and order, referred on February 7, 2024, Docket #0294, for the confirmation of the appointment of Katherine Sikora Nelson as a member of the Bay Village Historic District Commission, for a term expiring June 30, 2026, the committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0295 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOn the message and order, referred on February 7, 2024, Docket #0295, for the confirmation of the appointment of Steven Dunwell as a member of the Bay Village Historic District Commission, for a term expiring April 1, 2026, the committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0296 1 Report of Public OfficerCommunication was received by the City Clerk from the Boston Landmarks Commission for City Council action on the designation of The Ropewalk, Charlestown. On motion of Councilor Durkan, the rules were suspended; the designation was passed.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0297 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 September 27, 2023.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0298 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 November 29, 2023.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0299 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 January 24, 2024.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0300 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from the Mayor of her absence from the City on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 8:00 a.m., returning the same day at 6:10 p.m.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0301 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from Councilor Mejia of her absence from the Boston City Council Meeting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0138 2 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionOn the message and order, referred on January 24, 2024, Docket #0138, authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Forty-Six Thousand Eighty-Nine Dollars and Seventy-Seven Cents ($146,089.77) in the form of a grant for the FY23 Violence Against Women Act, a STOP Grant, awarded by the United States Department of Justice, passed through the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund a Civilian Domestic Violence Advocate who provides services for victims in Jamaica Plain, East Boston, and Charlestown, as well as overtime for all civilian domestic violence advocates citywide. The committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed; yeas 9, nays 0, absent 4 (Fernandes Anderson, Mejia, Pepén, Santana).The report was accepted; the order was passed.  Action details Video Video
2024-0302 1 Matters Recently Heard-For Possible ActionA petition for a special law re: An age waiver for the maximum age requirement for Paul O'Brien to join the Boston Police Department.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0303 1 Council Hearing OrderOrder for a hearing To Review The Rules And Regulation of Vehicles in Relation to Expansion of Micro Mobility Access.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0304 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution celebrating Lunar New Year.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0305 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution in support of S. 3526, Lactation Spaces for Veteran Moms Act.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0306 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution in support of the Creative Space Preservation Act (S.530/H.3241).The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0307 1 Council Legislative ResolutionResolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of Grenada's Independence.The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.  Action details Video Video
2024-0308 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Ariel Burey in City Council, effective February 12, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0309 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Mejia offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Irene Nakabonge-Lugude in City Council, effective February 19, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0310 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Durkan offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Lily Sweeterman in City Council, effective February 20, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0311 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Santana offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Matthew W. Broude in City Council, effective February 12, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0312 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Santana offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Ana Calderon in City Council, effective February 3, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0313 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Flynn offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Charles Levin, Melissa Lo, Laura Toledano, Sophia Wang and Vanessa Woo in City Council.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0332 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionOrder for hearing to discuss the safety of city workers.Referred to  Action details Video Video
2024-0333 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Breadon offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Patricia Mullaney in City Council, effective February 10, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0334 1 Personnel OrdersCouncilor Louijeune for Councilor Breadon offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Patricia Mullaney in City Council, effective February 17, 2024.Passed under suspension of the rules.  Action details Video Video
2024-0335 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from Councilors Mejia and Pepén of their absence from the February 7, 2024 City Council Meeting.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0336 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from Councilor Fernandes Anderson of her absence from the February 7, 2024 City Council Meeting.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
2024-0337 1 Report of Public OfficerNotice was received from Councilor Santana of his absence from the February 7, 2024 City Council Meeting.Placed on file.  Action details Video Video
GS-2/7/24 1 Green SheetLegislative Calendar for February 7, 2024.   Action details Not available
2024-0314 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Stasia Kacprzak.   Action details Not available
2024-0315 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Eric Basile.   Action details Not available
2024-0316 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Erica Manczuk Stocks.   Action details Not available
2024-0317 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Peter Dziedzic.   Action details Not available
2024-0318 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Joanna Curry.   Action details Not available
2024-0319 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Dawn Morris.   Action details Not available
2024-0320 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Jay Judas.   Action details Not available
2024-0321 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Keith Stocks.   Action details Not available
2024-0322 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Steven Poftak.   Action details Not available
2024-0323 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Arthur Rose.   Action details Not available
2024-0324 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing seven people for dedicated support to Propa City Community Outreach.   Action details Not available
2024-0325 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing South Boston Catholic Academy.   Action details Not available
2024-0326 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Police Commissioner William Gross.   Action details Not available
2024-0327 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Massachusetts Restaurant Association.   Action details Not available
2024-0328 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Ukraine Forward and the Ukrainian American Educational Center of Boston.   Action details Not available
2024-0329 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Judith M. Duffy.   Action details Not available
2024-0330 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution recognizing Lillian O'Neal.   Action details Not available
2024-0331 1 Consent Agenda ResolutionResolution in memory of Robert Mann.   Action details Not available