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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2014
> Back to Hearings beginning Monday, August 25, 2014

 

Monday, January 6, 2014 10:00 AM 

CITY COUNCIL INAUGURAL MEETING

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, January 13, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, January 27, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, February 3, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, February 10, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 4:00 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a re-filed zoning petition by the City Council originally filed by John Chun, et al. requesting the City Council amend the Zoning Map of the City of Cambridge in the entire district currently zoned Residence B located in the Cambridge Highlands neighborhood, situated north of Concord Avenue, south of and adjacent to the municipal boundary with the Town of Belmont by deleting the designation Residence B and substituting therefore a designation of Residence A-2.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, February 24, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, March 3, 2014 5:30 PM 

Special City Council Meeting to discuss a report from the City Manager on the Foundry Building.  This meeting to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, March 10, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Monday, March 17, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting
City Manager will submit recommendation for water/sewer rates.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Civic Unity Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss issues of diversity in the City of Cambridge.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, March 24, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a re-filed zoning petition by the City Council originally filed by Christopher H. Lutz, et al. requesting the City Council to amend the Zoning Map of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge by rezoning an area on the northern border of Richdale Avenue from Upland Road to Walden Street from its C1-A designation to residential C-1.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a re-filed zoning petition by the City Council originally filed Michael Phillips, et al to amend Section 17.20 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge as follows by increasing the setback requirement abutting Linear Park and to clarify language defining "form and density compatible with the adjacent residential neighborhood" by limiting the number of dwelling units in a single structure.  The petition would create a new Section 17.26 - Access to streets, a new Section 17.27 - Transfer of Development Rights, a new Section 17.28 - Transfer of Development Rights to preserve Publicly Accessible Open Space, and amend Section 17.28.2 to include Special District 2 in the Areas of Special Planning Concern.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, March 31, 2014 5:30 PM 

Roundtable/Working Meeting between the City Council and School Committee to receive an update from the Superintendent of Schools and school administrators on technology, achievement gap and other related issues.  No public comment.  No votes will be taken.  Meeting will not be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Housing Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss the latest challenges to, and changing face of, affordable housing in Cambridge.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:00 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration will conduct a public meeting to discuss open data and civic programming volunteerism, including corporate and university stakeholders in out of school education discussion.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, April 7, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 4:00 PM 

The Human Services and Veterans Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss anti-poverty efforts in Cambridge around hunger, housing and Human Services. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 4:00 PM 

The Public Safety Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss safety and access issues at the Alewife T Station.

(Ackermann Room)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:00 PM 

The Public Safety Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss public safety in public buildings including the possibility of positioning a police officer at City Hall.

(Ackermann Room)
MEETING HELD.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct an additional public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the Municipal Code to reduce plastic bag usage. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, April 28, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting
Budget Overview

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, May 5, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 4:00 PM 

The Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss the effectiveness of the City Council Aide positions as well as procedural issues regarding the submission of policy orders and resolutions.

(Ackermann Room)
MEETING HELD.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 9:00 AM 

The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2015 City Budget.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, May 12, 2014 4:00 PM 

2014 Scholarship Award Ceremony

(Sullivan Chamber)
PRESENTATION HELD.
Monday, May 12, 2014 5:30 PM 

Roundtable/Working Meeting for the purpose of the City Manager and appropriate City staff to provide the City Council with an overview of the capital budget and capital projects.  No public comment.  No votes will be taken.  Meeting will not be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a petition by the Planning Board to amend the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance Article 12.000 Planned Unit Development procedures.  The three parts of the proposed zoning amendment would clarify the procedures for amending a PUD special permit and create an option for some amendments to require one public hearing (under current zoning, an amendment may be granted with no required public hearing or two required public hearings).  It would modify the time within which a permitee must begin construction on a PUD project from one year to two years.  And it would clarify that all owners of land within a PUD are subject to the requirements set forth in the special permit, even if ownership of land is separated after the PUD is granted, but that the special permit may assign specific rights and obligations to different components within a Development Parcel.  This hearing to be televised.  Hearing reschedule to June 10, 2014.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:00 AM 

The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2015 City Budget.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, May 19, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the re-filed Chun zoning petition requesting the City Council amend the Zoning Map of the City of Cambridge in the entire district currently zoned Residence B located in the Cambridge Highlands neighborhood, situated north of Concord Avenue, south of and adjacent to the municipal boundary with the Town of Belmont by deleting the designation Residence B and substituting therefore a designation of Residence A-2.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6:00 PM 

The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2015 School Department Budget.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:00 AM 

The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2015 City Budget.  (IF NECESSARY)  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:00 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss planning for Art City, a city wide arts and culture festival.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:00 PM 

The Human Services and Veterans Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss the impact of poverty on communities, families, individuals and education, as well as what policy makers can do to help combat poverty rates in their communities. 

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 PM 

Special Roundtable/Working Meeting to continue discussions and dialogue with the Cambridge Health Alliance.  No public comment.  No votes will be taken.  Meeting will not be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, June 2, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting
Budget Adoption

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss creating a new Chapter in the Cambridge Municipal Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Wild and Exotic Animals in Traveling Shows and Circuses.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, June 9, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a petition by the Planning Board to amend the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance Article 12.000 Planned Unit Development procedures.  The three parts of the proposed zoning amendment would clarify the procedures for amending a PUD special permit and create an option for some amendments to require one public hearing (under current zoning, an amendment may be granted with no required public hearing or two required public hearings).  It would modify the time within which a permitee must begin construction on a PUD project from one year to two years.  And it would clarify that all owners of land within a PUD are subject to the requirements set forth in the special permit, even if ownership of land is separated after the PUD is granted, but that the special permit may assign specific rights and obligations to different components within a Development Parcel.  This hearing to be televised.

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public meeting to explore the way forward for a shared use with a rail and trail path along the Grand Junction Corridor.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss the creation of better public spaces in Central Square, how best to attract/support new and existing small businesses and to determine the feasibility of creating a plaza that can have housing on the second level and commercial space on the ground floor in the parking lot behind HMart.

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Monday, June 16, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss revisions to the Cambridge Municipal Code Section 9.04.050(A) Defacing public property of Chapter 9.04 entitled "Offenses Against Property."

(Sullivan Chamber)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 6:00 PM 

The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public meeting to address the traffic, transportation and access to transit issues in the Fresh Pond/Concord Avenue/Alewife area with a view toward understanding the impact of recent development trends in the area.

(Tobin School Auditorium, 197 Vassal Lane)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, June 23, 2014 5:30 PM 

Roundtable/Working Meeting for the purpose of receiving an update on the City's Climate Mitigation and Preparedness Planning.  No public comment.  No votes will be taken.  Meeting will not be televised.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the Municipal Code entitled "Building Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance."

(344 Broadway, 2nd Fl Conference)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss the results of the 2014 Cambridge Community Health Assessment.

(344 Broadway, 2nd Fl Conference)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee and Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a joint public meeting to discuss the ongoing out of school time/STEAM working group research.

(Community Room, Main Library, Level 2)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, June 30, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee and Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a joint public meeting to discuss the ongoing out of schooltime/STEAM working group research.

(Main Library, 449 Broadway, Lecture Hall)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Public Safety Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss fire safety issues as it relates to inspection of public buildings and rooming houses and fire safety tips.

(344 Broadway, 2nd Fl Conference)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the Timothy R. Flaherty, et al. zoning petition requesting the City Council to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Cambridge to expand the Medical Marijuana Overlay District, MMD-1 to encompass 61 Mooney Street.  This hearing to be televised.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
HEARING HELD.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:00 PM 

The Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss the Cambridge Protection Action Committee's proposed Action Plan.

(Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Housing Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss the Community Development Department's efforts to preserve expiring use buildings, and a discussion about inclusionary zoning and the Nexus study.

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, July 28, 2014 5:30 PM 

Special City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 4:00 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the Dennis Carlone, et al. zoning petition requesting the City Council to amend the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge to designate the City Council as the exclusive special permit granting authority for Project Review Special Permits.  This hearing to be televised.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 5:00 PM 

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

(Anastos Room)
MEETING HELD.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee will conduct a public meeting to review expenditures/allotments in reference to City Council Travel and City Council Resolutions with possible amendments, position of Deputy City Clerk and any other items that may properly come before the Committee.

(Anastos Room)
MEETING HELD.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee and Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a joint public meeting to discuss the progress of each STEAM subgroup and set action-oriented goals to be met before the end of the year.

(Main Library, 449 Broadway, Community Room)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:00 PM 

The Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss how to best launch Small Business Town Hall Meeting.

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public meeting to continue discussion on the Dennis Carlone, et al. zoning petition requesting the City Council to amend the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge to designate the City Council as the exclusive special permit granting authority for Project Review Special Permits.  This meeting to be televised.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition by the Cambridge City Council to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Cambridge by creating the Cambridge Highlands Overlay District to be coterminous with the district currently zoned Residence B located in the Cambridge Highlands neighborhood, situated north of Concord Avenue, south of and adjacent to the Blair Pond Reservation, and east of and adjacent to the municipal boundary with the Town of Belmont; and to amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge by creating Section 20.800 - Cambridge Highlands Overlay District.  This hearing to be televised.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
Monday, September 8, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
Monday, September 15, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
Monday, September 22, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
Monday, September 29, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
Monday, October 6, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
Monday, October 20, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
Monday, October 27, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
Monday, November 3, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, November 10, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, November 17, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, November 24, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, December 1, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, December 8, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, December 15, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, December 22, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, December 29, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
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