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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2015
> Back to Hearings beginning Monday, May 25, 2015

 

Monday, January 5, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 4:00 PM 

The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss discretionary budgeting and the feasibility of introducing Home Rule Petitions regarding an increase to the residential exemption, a tax credit for benevolent landlords and a property transfer tax for those coming to Cambridge to speculate on land.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition filed by Whitehead Institute to amend the Zoning Ordinance, Sections 14.32.1 and 14.32.2 to provide for an increment of 60,000 square feet of GFA to be allowed by special permit in a portion of the MXD District, in Section 14.70 by retitling "Special Provisions Applicable Within the Ames Street District" and by adding a new Section 14.72 "Special Provisions Applicable Outside the Ames Street District.  This hearing to be televised.  

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, January 12, 2015 5:30 PM 

Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss city-wide planning, including discussions with the Planning Board.  No public comment.  No votes will be taken.  Meeting will not be televised.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00 PM 

The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the production of language for a city-wide affordable housing overlay district to be considered by the City Council and to identify areas in the city that would be best suited for an affordable housing overlay district. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:00 PM 

The Human Services and Veterans Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the City's Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:00 PM 

The Health and Environment Committee and Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee will conduct a joint public hearing to hear a report from HEET on natural gas leaks in Cambridge and the implications on the environment.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 5:00 PM 

The Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss changing the method by which surplus votes are transferred in Municipal elections whether the Fractional Transfer Method could replace the Cincinnati Method and whether this requires a Charter change and to discuss the Clean Election Law.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 2:00 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee and the Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a joint public hearing to discuss how to engage the corporate community and local families around STEAM workforce development and creating a vision for a citywide STEAM coordination office.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the Normandy/Twining zoning petition to amend Article 20.000 of the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map of the City of Cambridge by adding a new Section 20.800 entitled Mass and Main Residential Mixed Income Subdistrict within the Central Square Overlay District.  Click here to view the related documents.This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, January 26, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting.  Due to weather conditions this meeting has been postponed to Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:30 at 459 Broadway. 

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Civic Unity Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive an update from the City Manager's Office on the measures it has taken to increase diversity and fairness within the City's workforce since taking office.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, February 2, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 4:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue discussions on the zoning petition filed by Whitehead Institute to amend the Zoning Ordinance, Sections 14.32.1 and 14.32.2 to provide for an increment of 60,000 square feet of GFA to be allowed by special permit in a portion of the MXD District, in Section 14.70 by retitling "Special Provisions Applicable Within the Ames Street District" and by adding a new Section 14.72 "Special Provisions Applicable Outside the Ames Street District.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Monday, February 9, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to provide an update and continue discussion on the incentive zoning study to the Housing Committee from the Community Development Department.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the Municipal Code entitled Plastic Bag Reduction together with proposed amendments and regulations for Checkout Bags. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 3:00 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebrations Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss emerging technologies for master planning and comprehensive zoning and local researchers will present their work on data science and neighborhood planning policy.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Friday, February 20, 2015 9:00 AM 

Special Regular City Council Meeting.  Meeting recessed to 5:30 pm on February 23, 2015.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING RECESSED.
Monday, February 23, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the refiling of the Normandy/Twining petition to amend Article 20.000 of the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map of the City of Cambridge by adding a new Section 20.800 entitled Mass and Main Residential Mixed Income Subdistrict within the Central Square Overlay District.  This hearing to be televised.  

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, March 2, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting 

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 4:00 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue discussions on the zoning petition filed by Whitehead Institute to amend the Zoning Ordinance, Sections 14.32.1 and 14.32.2 to provide for an increment of 60,000 square feet of GFA to be allowed by special permit in a portion of the MXD District, in Section 14.70 by retitling "Special Provisions Applicable Within the Ames Street District" and by adding a new Section 14.72 "Special Provisions Applicable Outside the Ames Street District.

(Lombardi Conference Room, 831 Massachusetts Avenue)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public hearing to consider a presentation from Mothers Out Front and to discuss ways of advancing the goal of net zero emissions by promoting the use of renewable energy and exploring the potential for a utility aggregation program. 

(Lombardi Conference Room, 831 Massachusetts Avenue)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, March 9, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss amendments and other related documents associated with the plastic bags ordinance.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, March 16, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the C2 portion of the K2C2 Study.  This hearing to be televised. 

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to provide an update and continue discussion on the incentive zoning study from the Community Development Department.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, March 23, 2015 5:30 PM 

Roundtable/Working Meeting on Community Health.  No public comment.  No votes will be taken.  Meeting will not be televised. 

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 4:00 PM 

The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive updates and to discuss next steps for the shared-use, rail-with-trail path along the City's Grand Junction corridor.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, March 30, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 4:00 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue discussions on the Normandy/Twining Zoning petition.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, April 6, 2015 5:30 PM 

Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss the Volpe site.  No public comment.  No votes will be taken.  Meeting will not be televised. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Civic Unity Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive an update from the City Manager's Office on the measures it has taken to increase diversity and fairness within the City's workforce since taking office.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Friday, April 10, 2015 9:30 AM 

Special City Council Meeting between the leadership of the Cambridge Health Alliance and the City Council to discuss their financial status and the merging of the psychiatric emergency room with the medical emergency room.  This meeting to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, April 13, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the reappointment of Gerard Clark as a Commissioner of the Cambridge Housing Authority for a term of five years and to receive from the Cambridge Housing Authority an update on the RAD progress and to receive responses to questions from the tenant Town Hall meeting of October 2014.

(Community Room, Main Library, Level 2)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the C2 portion of the K2C2 Study.  This hearing to be televised. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue the March 19, 2015 discussion on the incentive zoning study from the Community Development Department.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, April 27, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting
Budget Overview

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 4:00 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss amendments to the Cambridge Municipal Code in Chapter 9.04 entitled "Offenses Against Property."

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 4:00 PM 

The Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss recommendations to ensure that all positions hired directly by the City of Cambridge, or by outside vendors, uphold the same high employment standards that the City urges all businesses to uphold.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:00 PM 

The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue the April 22, 2015 discussion on the incentive zoning study from the Community Development Department.

(Basement Conference Room, 831 Massachusetts Avenue)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, May 4, 2015 4:30 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee and the Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a joint public hearing to bring forward updates from the City Manager and City Council on the matter of the Citywide STEAM/OST Coordinating Office, inclusion in the upcoming budget, and future corporate participation - as well as general discussion with all stakeholders in attendance on related matters.  Click here for the meeting agenda. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, May 4, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, May 4, 2015 7:00 PM 

The City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposal by the City of Cambridge to dispose of a long-term leasehold interest in the Foundry Property at 101 Rogers Street to the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) and on a request for diminution of the full disposition process.  The public hearing is being held pursuant to the requirements of Section 2.110 of the Cambridge Municipal Code, regarding Disposition of City Property. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 5:00 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive a presentation by expert Christopher Mitchell on Municipal Broadband.

(Harvard Information Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 4:00 PM 

The Human Services and Veterans Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss domestic violence and anti-domestic violence initiatives in Cambridge.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 9:00 AM 

The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2016 City Budget.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, May 11, 2015 4:00 PM 

2015 Scholarship Award Ceremony

(Sullivan Chamber)
PRESENTATION HELD.
Monday, May 11, 2015 5:30 PM 

Roundtable/Working Meeting with the Cambridge Housing Authority to discuss RAD.  No public comment.  No votes will be taken.  Meeting will not be televised. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition filed by Chestnut Hill Realty to amend the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge, Section 20.600 Basement Housing Overlay District by including language to clarify the intent of the provisions to apply to multifamily structures that are wholly or partially located in Residence C, C-1, C-1A, C-2A, C-2B, C-3, C-3A, or C-3B base zoning districts.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:00 PM 

The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2016 School Department Budget.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:00 AM 

The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2016 City Budget.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, May 18, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss how economic development impacts and supports the quality of life of Cambridge residents, and to investigate the feasibility of establishing an agreement with ride-share services such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:00 AM 

The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2016 City Budget.  (IF NECESSARY)  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:00 PM 

The Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee will conduct a hearing to consider claims filed against the City.

(Ackermann Room)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss development of a process for the evaluation of the City Manager and recap the procedure for the setting of City Council Goals for the upcoming Legislative Term and to consider a different format.

(Ackermann Room)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, June 1, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting
Budget Adoption

(Sullivan Chamber)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 1:00 PM 

Economic Development and University Relations Committee

(Sullivan Chamber)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 3:00 PM 

The Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss Urban Agriculture initiatives in the City of Cambridge and the creation of a regulatory environment that can foster the safe expansion of Urban Agriculture within City limits.

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, June 8, 2015 5:30 PM 

Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss the master plan.  No public comment.  No votes will be taken.  Meeting will not be televised. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 3:00 PM 

The Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed framework for the goal of setting Cambridge on the trajectory to becoming a "net zero community."

(Sullivan Chamber)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:00 PM 

Housing Committee

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, June 15, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2:30 PM 

Public Safety Committee

(Sullivan Chamber)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a City Council petition to amend Article 6.000 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge to create a new section 6.24 Carsharing Provisions.  This new section will create a definition and general provisions for Carsharing and will allow the limited use of parking spaces for Carsharing as a means to provide mobility options for Cambridge residents, employees and visitors who may not possess a private automobile, thereby promoting City goals by increasing mobility, reducing reliance on automobile ownership and use, and lessening the total demand for parking spaces.  This hearing to be televised. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, June 22, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, June 29, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5:30 PM 

Public Safety Committee

(Sullivan Chamber)
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 5:30 PM 

Public Safety Committee

(Sullivan Chamber)
Thursday, July 9, 2015 5:30 PM 

Public Safety Committee

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, August 10, 2015 5:30 PM 

Special City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, September 14, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Monday, September 21, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, September 28, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, October 5, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, October 19, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, October 26, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, November 2, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, November 9, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, November 16, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, November 23, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, November 30, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, December 7, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, December 14, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, December 21, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, December 28, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
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