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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/22/2023 7:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: City Council Chamber and Remote Participation
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23-1100 11.1.Roll CallCall of the Roll.Placed on file  Roll call Video Video
23-1101 11.2.RemembrancesRemembrances.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1102 11.3.MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting, May 25, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1060 12.1.CitationCommending Kathleen Hern on the occasion of her retirement after 37 years of distinguished service as an educator, including 20 years at the West Somerville Neighborhood School.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1087 14.1.CommunicationIn his capacity as President, cancelling this Council's Regular meetings scheduled for July 27 and August 10, 2023.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-0922 15.1.OrderThat the City Solicitor appear in executive session pursuant to MGL Chapter 30A, Section 21(a)(3) to update this council on the status of collective bargaining negotiations with all municipal bargaining units.Laid on the table  Action details Video Video
23-1001 15.2.OrderThat this Council send back the FY 2024 budget until it incorporates demands of residents, including funding for a new Winter Hill School, housing security, and unarmed alternative emergency response outside of the Police Department.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1079 16.A.1.Committee ReportReport of the Committee on Confirmation of Appointments and Personnel Matters, meeting on June 20, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1035 16.A.2.Mayor's RequestRequesting confirmation of the promotion of David Farino to Fire Lieutenant.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-1041 16.B.1.Committee ReportReport of the Committee on Finance, meeting on June 5, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1042 16.C.1.Committee ReportReport of the Committee on Finance, meeting as a Committee of the Whole on June 5, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1043 16.D.1.Committee ReportReport of the Committee on Finance, meeting on June 6, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1044 16.E.1.Committee ReportReport of the Committee on Finance, meeting on June 7, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0550 16.E.2.Officer's CommunicationDirector of Water and Sewer conveying the FY 2024 Water & Sewer Rate proposal.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1056 16.F.1.Committee ReportReport of the Committee on Finance, meeting on June 13, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1077 16.G.1.Committee ReportReport of the Committee on Finance, meeting on June 14, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1078 16.H.1.Committee ReportReport of the Committee on Finance, meeting as a Committee of the Whole on June 15, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1080 16.I.1.Committee ReportReport of the Committee on Finance, meeting on June 20, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0845 16.I.2.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $50,000 from the Department of Public Works (DPW) Admin Salaries Account to the DPW Snow Removal Account to cover a deficit.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0870 16.I.3.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $150,000 from the Department of Public Works (DPW) Grounds Wages Account to the DPW Admin Motor Gas and Oil Account to fund invoices on hand and May & June expense.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0872 16.I.4.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $35,000 from the Department of Public Works (DPW) Highway Salary Account to the DPW Admin Professional & Technical Account to cover May & June expenses.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0873 16.I.5.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $211,370.90 from the Department of Public Works (DPW) Highway Wages Account to the DPW Buildings Electricity Account for May & June expenses.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0875 16.I.6.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $45,000 from the Department of Public Works (DPW) Highway Wages Account to the DPW Snow Removal Account to cover a deficit.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0964 16.I.7.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $11,000 from the Department of Public Works (DPW) Highway Fence Installation Account to the DPW Buildings Moving Services Account for school related moving services.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-1039 16.I.8.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $188,629.10 from the Department of Public Works (DPW) Custodial Salaries Account to the DPW Snow Removal Account to cover a deficit.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-1081 16.J1.Committee ReportReport of the Committee on Finance, meeting as a Committee of the Whole on June 21, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0824 16.J2.Officer's CommunicationCity Clerk submitting recommendations for adjustments to certain fees charged by the City Clerk’s Office, effective July 1, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0829 16.J3.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval to execute the Second Amendment to the lease agreement with Dana Family Series, LLC, for the Grove Street parking lot, through June 30, 2024.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0852 16.J4.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $550 from the Engineering Personal Services Account to the Infrastructure & Asset Management (IAM) Personal Services Account to fund IAM Somerville Municipal Employees Association (SMEA) staff holiday and longevity pay.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0853 16.J5.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $25,000 from the Parks and Recreation Professional & Technical Services Account to the Parks & Recreation Salaries & Wages Temp Account for school staff coaching of intramural sports.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0854 16.J6.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $18,000 from the Parks & Recreation Fields Personal Services Account to the Parks & Recreation Rec/Youth Program Personal Services Account to cover the remainder of the fiscal year for teen spaces.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0857 16.J7.Mayor's RequestRequesting revocation of the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F 1/2 of the Massachusetts General Laws, ceasing the Veterans Memorial Ice Rink as an Enterprise Fund, effective fiscal year 2024.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0877 16.J8.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval to pay prior year invoices totaling $3,592.59 using available funds in the Department of Public Works Buildings Elevator R&M Account for elevator service.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0878 16.J9.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $248,419.50 from the Infrastructure and Asset Management (IAM)-Capital Projects Engineering & Architecture Account to the Facility Renovation Stabilization Fund for continuing building design services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0879 16.J10.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $817,137.42 from the Infrastructure and Asset Management (IAM)-Capital Projects Professional & Technical Account to the Facility Renovation Stabilization Fund for continuing building design services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0880 16.J11.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $151,252.50 from the Infrastructure and Asset Management (IAM)-Engineering & Architecture Account to the Street Reconstruction Stabilization Fund for continuing street, sidewalk, and pavement condition assessment and design services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0881 16.J12.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $69,184.64 from the Infrastructure and Asset Management (IAM) Professional & Technical Account to the Facility Renovation Stabilization Fund for continuing asset management program and planning services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0903 16.J13.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval to pay prior year invoices totaling $646.08 using available funds in the Department of Public Works Buildings Plumbing R&M Account for asbestos sampling.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0904 16.J14.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $248,419.50 from the Facility Renovation Stabilization Fund for continuing building design services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0906 16.J15.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $817,137.42 from the Facility Renovation Stabilization Fund for continuing building design services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0907 16.J16.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $151,252.50 from the Street Reconstruction Stabilization Fund for continuing street, sidewalk, and pavement condition assessment and design services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0908 16.J17.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $69,184.64 from the Facility Renovation Stabilization Fund for continuing asset management program and planning services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0924 16.J18.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $319,923,766 to fund the FY 2024 General Fund Operating Budget.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-0926 16.J19.Mayor's RequestRequesting the rescission of $13,232,471 of authorized but un-issued borrowings.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0927 16.J20.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $2,383,367 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Rainy Day Stabilization Fund.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0928 16.J21.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $2,000,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Salary & Wage Stabilization Fund.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0929 16.J22.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $1,000,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Compensated Absence Liability Fund.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0931 16.J23.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $4,676,448 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Street Reconstruction and Renovation Stabilization Fund to support the FY 2023 5-Year Capital Investment Plan.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0932 16.J24.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of the expenditure limitations for departmental Revolving Funds for FY 2024.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0934 16.J25.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation or reserve of $3,283,713 in estimated FY 2024 Community Preservation Act (CPA) revenue for CPA projects and expenses.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0935 16.J26.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $638,218 to fund the FY 2024 Kennedy School Pool Enterprise Fund budget.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0936 16.J27.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $221,481 from the Kennedy School Pool Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings Account to the FY 2024 Kennedy School Pool Enterprise Fund budget.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0938 16.J28.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $40,000 from the Dilboy Field Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings Account to the FY 2024 Dilboy Field Enterprise Fund budget.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0939 16.J29.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $1,600,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Sewer Stabilization Fund to support the Water-Sewer Capital Investment Plan.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0941 16.J30.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $400,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Water Stabilization Fund to support the Water-Sewer Capital Investment Plan.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0942 16.J31.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $1,636,836 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Parks Stabilization Fund to support the FY 2023 5-Year Capital Investment Plan.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0943 16.J32.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $5,890,276 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Capital Projects Stabilization Fund to support the FY 2023 5-Year Capital Investment Plan.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0945 16.J33.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $271,200 to fund the FY 2024 Dilboy Fields Enterprise Fund budget.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0946 16.J34.Officer's CommunicationSuperintendent of Schools conveying the School Department budget, approved by the School Committee's Finance and Facilities Subcommittee, meeting as a Committee of the Whole on May 16, 2023.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-0948 16.J35.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $33,863,918 to fund the FY 2024 Sewer Enterprise Fund budget.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0949 16.J36.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $18,996,902 to fund the FY 2024 Water Enterprise Fund budget.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0952 16.J37.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval to pay prior year invoices totaling $20,284.55 using available funds in the Department of Public Works Hazardous Waste Removal Account for removal services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0953 16.J38.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval to pay prior year invoices totaling $1,042.75 using available funds in the Department of Public Works Buildings Fire Alarm R&M Account for fire extinguisher maintenance services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0954 16.J39.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval to pay prior year invoices totaling $800 using available funds in the Department of Public Works Rubbish Removal Account for removal of concrete debris.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0955 16.J40.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval to pay prior year invoices totaling $2,536.63 using available funds in the Department of Public Works Buildings Natural Gas Account for gas in city buildings.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0966 16.J41.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $259,382 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Energy Stabilization Fund for projects that reduce carbon emissions and energy costs.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0967 16.J42.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $500,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Open Space Acquisition Stabilization Fund to acquire new publicly accessible open space.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0968 16.J43.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $3,000,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to support flexible rental assistance programs.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0969 16.J44.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $1,500,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust Fund.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0971 16.J45.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $170,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Capital Stabilization Fund for additional monies for site preparation, construction, and furnishing of a safe consumption site.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0973 16.J46.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $300,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to fund the Emergency Response Stabilization Fund.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0974 16.J47.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval to create the Emergency Response Stabilization Fund for maintaining, distributing, and providing food, temporary shelter, and other common necessaries of life for residents displaced by public exigency, emergency, or distress, as codified in the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 19.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0975 16.J48.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $12,800 from the Unemployment Compensation Account to the Recreation/Youth Program Salaries & Wages Temporary Account to provide additional staff support for the displaced Winter Hill Community Innovation School students.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0980 16.J49.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $1,750,036 from the Salary Contingency Account-Salaries to the Salary & Wage Stabilization Fund.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0982 16.J50.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $1,300,000 from the Sewer Enterprise Retained Earnings Account to the Sewer Capital Stabilization Fund to build reserves for the Water-Sewer Capital Improvement Program.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0983 16.J51.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $200,000 from the Water Enterprise Retained Earnings Account to the Water Stabilization Fund to support the Water-Sewer Capital Investment Plan.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1107 16.J52.OrderThat line 01-12151 of the Administration - Executive Office Personal Services Account be reduced by $81,670 in account number 511000, to eliminate the position of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1109 16.J53.ResolutionThat the Administration add $1.5 million to the FY 2024 budget for an alternative emergency response program.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1110 16.J54.ResolutionThat the Administration increase funding for line 51-511000 to hire a planner in the Planning, Preservation and Zoning Department.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1111 16.J55.ResolutionThat the Administration increase funding by $86,151 for line 51-511000, for a Planner position dedicated to the City Council and assigned to the City Clerk’s Office.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1112 16.J56.ResolutionThat the Administration add $86,594.57 to the Personal Services line in the Economic Development Department to fund a Program Manager for Prevailing Wage, Living Wage, and Wage Theft Ordinance Oversight under a Workforce Development Division.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1113 16.J57.ResolutionThat the Administration allocate $57,000 to line 01-19052, the Housing Stability Professional and Technical Services Account 530000 for contracted legal services for tenants.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1114 16.J58.ResolutionThat the Administration allocate all available Free Cash ($82,715) to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1051 16.K.1.Committee ReportReport of the Committee on Licenses and Permits, meeting on June 12, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-0589 16.K.2.LicenseRenewing Garage License, Herb Chambers, 259 McGrath Hwy.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0593 16.K.3.LicenseRenewing Garage License, Mercedes Benz of Boston, 161 Linwood St.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0594 16.K.4.LicenseRenewing Garage License, Mercedes Benz of Boston Commercial Vans, 161 Linwood St.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0600 16.K.5.LicenseRenewing Outdoor Parking License, Mercedes Benz of Boston, 161 Linwood St.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0752 16.K.6.LicenseNew Garage License, Zone Kar, 166 Boston Ave, 2 cars inside, 4 outside for mechanical repairs only, Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm, Sat & Sun closed.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0774 16.K.7.LicenseNew Billiards and Bowling License, The Public, 563 Broadway, 2 pool tables.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0917 16.K.8.LicenseNew Garage License, Somerville Auto Center, 193 Somerville Avenue, 18 cars inside only, for autobody work and spray painting, Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: 8am-2pm, Sun: closed.Approved with conditionsPass Action details Not available
23-0918 16.K.9.LicenseNew Used Car Dealer License Class 2, John's Auto Sales, 166 Boston Avenue, 28 cars outside, Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: 8am-2pm, Sun: closed.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0919 16.K.10.LicenseNew Flammables License, John's Auto Sales, 166 Boston Avenue, 7,000 gallons.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
23-0925 17.1.Mayor's RequestRequesting ordainment of an amendment to Sections 2-322 and 2-323 of the Code of Ordinances, to update categories and associated salaries for non-union positions.Referred for recommendation  Action details Video Video
23-1063 17.2.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of the First Amendment to Fiber Optic Communications Easement Agreement with TOWARDEX.Referred for recommendation  Action details Video Video
23-1069 17.3.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $155,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Immigrant Legal Services Stabilization Fund for immigration legal services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1072 17.4.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval to appropriate $200,000 from the Immigrant Legal Services Stabilization Fund for continuing legal services.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1071 17.5.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval of a transfer of $45,000 from various Ordinance Maintenance Accounts in the Office of Immigrant Affairs to the Immigrant Legal Services Stabilization Fund.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1065 17.6.Mayor's RequestRequesting approval to accept and expend a $500,000 grant amendment with no new match required, from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services to the Health and Human Services Department for regional youth substance misuse prevention efforts.Referred for recommendation  Action details Video Video
23-1088 17.7.Mayor's RequestRequesting authorization to seek funding and enter into related agreements with the Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) grant, appropriate funding, and dedicate 217 Somerville Avenue as open space and recreational use in perpetuity.Referred for recommendation  Action details Video Video
23-1059 17.8.Mayor's RequestRequesting confirmation of the appointment of Michael Switkez to the Biosafety Committee.Referred for recommendation  Action details Video Video
23-1064 17.9.Mayor's RequestRequesting confirmation of the appointment of Francine Rogers to the Biosafety Committee.Referred for recommendation  Action details Video Video
23-1075 17.10.Mayor's RequestRequesting confirmation of the appointment of Elizabeth Champion to the Condominium Review Board.Referred for recommendation  Action details Video Video
23-1058 17.11.Mayor's CommunicationConveying the appointment of Evelyn Persoff to the Municipal Compensation Advisory Board.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1053 18.1.Officer's CommunicationSchool Committee conveying a resolution regarding the Winter Hill Community Innovation School, approved at the School Committee meeting of June 12, 2023.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1062 19.1.LicenseNew Garage License, New England Collision Center Inc, 224 Somerville Ave, 10 cars inside, 4 cars outside for mechanical repairs, autobody work, spray painting, and washing vehicles, Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: 8am-2pm, and Sun: closed.Referred for recommendation  Action details Video Video
23-1061 19.2.LicenseRenewing Garage License, GE Auto Repair, 631 Somerville Ave.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1066 19.3.Public EventParks and Recreation Department applying for a Public Event License for Family Fun Day on June 24 from 10am to 4:30pm.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1096 19.4.Public EventRob Moir applying for a Public Event License for Climate Action starts with Healthy Soils on July 5 from 1:30pm to 6:30pm (raindate July 7).ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1074 19.5.Public EventPortuguese-American Civic League applying for a Public Event License for Holy Ghost Fest on July 7, July 8, and July 9 from various start times.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1089 19.6.Public EventSt Benedict Parish applying for a Public Event License for A mile with Jesus on July 9 from 10:30am to 1pm.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1090 19.7.Public EventAaron Greiner applying for a Public Event License for Perry St BP on July 9 from 11am to 7pm (raindate July 8).ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1093 19.8.Public EventMathias Neuber applying for a Public Event License for Electric Ave BP on July 30 from 11am to 6pm.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1097 19.9.Public EventJaclyn Piltch applying for a Public Event License for Spring Hill Terrace BP on August 9 from 4pm to 10pm (raindate August 10).ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1098 19.10.Public EventPaul Morgan applying for a Public Event License for Family Bike Ride CPX Ride on August 19 from 9:30am to 10:30am (raindate August 20).ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1091 19.11.Public EventArts Council applying for a Public Event License for Evolution of Hip Hop on August 19 from 2pm to 9:30pm (raindate August 20).ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1094 19.12.Public EventTrudi Cohen applying for a Public Event License for Brass Band 20th Anniversary Celebration on August 27 from 4pm to 9pm.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1095 19.13.Public EventArts Council applying for a Public Event License for Rock and Roll Yard Sale on September 10 from 7am to 7pm (raindate September 17).ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1092 19.14.Public EventMark Chenevert applying for a Public Event License for Belmont St South BP on September 24 from 1:30pm to 6:30pm (raindate October 1).ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1099 19.15.Public EventHarris Gruman applying for a Public Event License for Honk Festival on October 6, 7, and 8 from various start times.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1070 19.16.Public CommunicationDaniel C. and Lieba R. Savitt requesting an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance Map to change the zoning district of 113 Prospect Street from Urban Residence (UR) to Neighborhood Residence (NR).Referred for recommendation  Action details Video Video
23-1054 19.17.Public CommunicationMassachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) conveying the alteration of location of a section of State highway.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1055 19.18.Public CommunicationMassachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) conveying the alteration of location of a section of State highway.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1067 19.19.Public CommunicationWinter Hill Community Innovation School Parent Teacher Association and Adrienne Bruno submitting comments re: the Winter Hill Community Innovation School.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1068 19.20.Public CommunicationUnion Square Neighborhood Council and nine residents submitting comments re: item #23-0635, a Zoning Text Amendment to permit variations to build out regulations by special permit in the CC5 District, USQ sub-area.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1073 19.21.Public CommunicationFour residents submitting comments re: item #23-0919, New Flammables License, 166 Boston Avenue.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1116 110.1.CommunicationConveying information regarding the FY 2023 and FY 2024 Water and Sewer rates.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1117 110.2.ResolutionThat the Administration declare the second week of August as de-"RAT"ification week on an annual basis, with a public education campaign that includes events and announcements, and the full use of the city’s communication apparatus.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1104 110.3.Mayor's RequestRequesting ordainment of an amendment to Sections 7-63 through 7-67 of the Code of Ordinances, the Condominium Conversion Ordinance.Referred for recommendation  Action details Video Video
23-1118 110.4.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $319,923,766 to fund the FY 2024 General Fund Operating Budget.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1105 110.5.Mayor's RequestRequesting the appropriation of $82,715 from the Unreserved Fund Balance ("Free Cash") to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-1115 110.6.Officer's CommunicationPlanning Board conveying recommendations for items #23-0506, #23-0635, and #23-0660.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1106 110.7.Officer's CommunicationExecutive Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development conveying information regarding item #23-0506, an amendment to Section 12.2 of the Zoning Ordinances to reflect the recommendations in the 2022 Somerville Linkage Nexus Study.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1103 110.8.Public CommunicationCorey Donahue submitting comments re: Climate Forward carbon emission goals.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-1108 110.9.Public CommunicationThree residents submitting comments re: FY 2024 budget.Placed on filePass Action details Video Video
23-0506 111.1.Mayor's RequestRequesting ordainment of an amendment to Section 12.2 of the Zoning Ordinances to reflect the recommendations in the 2022 Somerville Linkage Nexus Study.Ordinance ordainedPass Action details Not available
23-0660 111.2.Mayor's RequestRequesting ordainment of an amendment to Section 8.1, Affordable Housing, of the Zoning Ordinances to remove errant text and amend the dimensional standards.Ordinance ordainedPass Action details Not available