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Meeting Name: Public Health and Public Safety Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/23/2023 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: PHPS - 2023-1-23 SPD Response (with 22-0959), PHPS - 2023-1-23 SPD Response (with 22-1761), PHPS - 2023-1-23 SPD Response (with 22-1307), PHPS - 2023-1-23 ARPA memo (with 22-1757)
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23-0112 11.Committee MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 11, 2022.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0094 12.OrderThat the Director of Health and Human Services share with this Council any plans to encourage or require indoor masking in light of the recent COVID-19 surge.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-1767 13.OrderThat the Director of Health and Human Services report to this Council on COVID and flu vaccination clinics and strategies to increase opportunities for residents to access vaccines.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
23-0081 14.OrderThat the Board of Health deliver its annual report to this City Council in January, in compliance with Section 6-20 of the Code of Ordinances, with emphasis on the work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-1934 15.ResolutionThat the Mayor designate a central point of contact for providing on-site response for mass displacement events such as fires and floods, and coordinating efforts to assist impacted residents.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-1933 16.OrderThat the Director of Emergency Management, the Director of the Office of Housing Stability, the Director of Health and Human Services, the Chief Fire Engineer, and other relevant staff, discuss with this Council the resources and support services provided to residents impacted by a disaster or crisis such as fire or flood.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-1932 17.OrderThat the Chief Fire Engineer inform the appropriate Ward Councilor and Councilors-at-Large, as soon as safely practicable, when a major fire has occurred in their Ward, including the number of residents impacted.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-1739 18.OrderThat the Director of Housing and the Director of Health and Human Services update this Council regarding repeated requests to provide shelter to homeless residents.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-1359 19.OrderThat the Community Outreach, Help and Recovery (COHR) team work in conjunction with the Homeless Coalition to address homelessness in East Somerville open spaces.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-1757 110.OrderThat the ARPA Specialist update this Council on the City's plans to use ARPA funding to address chronic homelessness.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-1307 111.OrderThat the Chief of Police provide this Council with a written report on the number of calls for service related to un-housed individuals, the nature of those calls, and the number directed toward or responded to in collaboration with the Somerville Homeless Coalition.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-1761 112.OrderThat the Chief of Police work with the Office of Housing Stability to submit a written report answering the questions contained within.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-1055 113.OrderThat the Chief of Police deliver to this Council, a written report of the Police Department's protocol for addressing encampments of un-housed individuals, including any resources that are offered, and whether those individuals are transported and to where.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-0058 114.OrderThat the Director of Inspectional Services discuss with this Council how to increase reliability and frequency of enforcement of public health violations in the City.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-1445 115.OrderThat the Director of Inspectional Services report on the status of the enforcement of Section 11-111 of the Code of Ordinances, regarding Registration and maintenance of vacant property.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-0959 116.OrderThat the Chief of Police provide this Council with a list of confirmed shootings between April 2018 and April 2022.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available
22-2123 117.OrderThat the Director of Health and Human Services and the Superintendent of Water and Sewer update this Council on the feasibility of partnering with a vendor to conduct COVID-19 wastewater testing.Recommended to be marked work completed  Action details Not available