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 Hearing Schedule

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2014
> Back to Hearings beginning Monday, December 22, 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)
MEETING HELD.
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)
MEETING HELD.
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)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, September 8, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, September 17, 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 hearing for subcommittees to report back on their timeline for creating a definition and clear goals for the citywide STEAM coordinator position. 

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, September 22, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, September 29, 2014 6:30 PM 

The City Council will conduct a public hearing to discuss the property tax rate classification.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
HEARING HELD.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing with the Community Development Department to provide updates on inclusionary zoning, linkage, the Nexus Study, the three expiring use buildings (Briston Arms, the Close Building and Fresh Pond Apartments) that the City is working to preserve and preferences for affordable housing waitlists. 

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, October 6, 2014 5:30 PM 

Roundtable/Working Meeting with the Affordable Housing Trust.  No public comment.  No votes will be taken.  Meeting will not be televised.

(344 Broadway, 2nd Fl Conference)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 4:00 PM 

The Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee will conduct a public hearing to review the City Council's most recent goals and to make recommendations for FY16 Goals; said Goals to include a goal relating to City-wide Planning.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition filed by CJUF III Northpoint LLC to amend certain provision of the City of Cambridge Zoning Ordinance that govern the Planned Unit Development in the North Point Residence District to allow limited amounts of off-street retail parking.  This hearing to be televised.

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

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public hearing to examine the potential for deploying truck side guards across all city-owned trucks as part of a proposed "Safe Truck" program for testing innovative tools that will enhance protections for cyclists and pedestrians.

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, October 27, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the impact of the Silver Maple development on the flood plain.

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
HEARING HELD.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:00 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 hearing for the STEAM working group and its subcommittees to discuss how best to present their research to the greater Cambridge community and for working group members to collectively put forth sound recommendations around: STEAM workforce development and access for all to the innovation economy, and partnerships that will speed the journey.

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:00 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the Municipal Code in Chapter 8.28 entitled "Restrictions on Youth Access and Sale of Tobacco Products and Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places."  This hearing to be televised.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, November 3, 2014 5:00 PM 

Special Presentation in recognition of Special Olympics Hall of Fame Inductees

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

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:00 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the Municipal Code in Article V by adding a new Chapter 5.50 entitled "Civilian Fingerprinting and Criminal History Records Checks for Certain Licenses."                

Click here to view the related documents.

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, November 10, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss proposed amendments to Chapter 6.04 of the Municipal Code entitled "Animal Control Regulations" to establish fines for failure to remove dog waste, failing to license a dog, violations to dogs off leash, changing the required time a dog can be kept in a kennel to be consistent with state law and park rangers be given authority to enforce animal regulations at Fresh Pond Reservoir.

Click here to view the related documents.

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition filed by Charles D. Teague, et al. to amend the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance to clarify the existing ordinance so that said ordinance can be enforced: align the zoning amendment expiration date in the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance to be the same as state law, align the Special Permit criteria with adjudicated state law and require that the master plan be followed whereas following the master plan is optional under state law.  This hearing to be televised.

Click here to view the related documents.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
HEARING HELD.
Friday, November 14, 2014 6:00 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee and the Economic Development and University Relations Committee will be hosting a meeting to plan for the STEAM Summit taking place on December 10, 2014. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how best to present the working group's recommendations around STEAM-related workforce development, issues of access and equity in the innovation economy, and best practices.

(Cambridge Community Services Boardroom, 99 Bishop Allen Drive)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, November 17, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING CANCELLED.
Monday, November 24, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the Timothy R. Flaherty, et al. II 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.

Click here to view the related documents.

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
HEARING HELD.
Monday, December 1, 2014 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, December 2, 2014 4:00 PM 

The Human Services and Veterans Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss poverty and issues related to the experience of organizations working with those living in poverty.

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 3:00 PM 

The Public Safety Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss fire safety, including a review of Cambridge Fire Department operations, what happens to people after a fire, trends in fire safety and how possible fire safety hazards such as abandoned buildings are reviewed.

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 6:00 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee and the Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a meeting to plan for the STEAM Summit taking place on December 10, 2014. 

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
MEETING HELD.
Monday, December 8, 2014 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Public Safety Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss what can be done about double utility poles and underground wires.

(Ackermann Room)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee and the Economic Development and University Relations Committee will be hosting a STEAM Summit to present research conducted by the STEAM Working Group. The summit invites the greater Cambridge community to hear the working group's recommendations around STEAM-related workforce development, issues of access and equity in the innovation economy, and best practices. Final recommendations will be sent to the full City Council and then forwarded to the City Manager for his consideration and actions.

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

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
MEETING HELD.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Public Safety Committee will conduct a public hearing to review the City's Emergency Response/Preparations when dignitaries visit the city or when there is a major event occurring in Cambridge.

(Ackermann Room)
HEARING HELD.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 4:00 PM 

The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive an update from the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) on programs, projects and policy changes CHA is implementing or planning to implement in the coming year. 

(831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)
HEARING HELD.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:30 PM 

The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition by the City Council that the areas bounded by Garden and Walden Streets and the park straddling Sherman Street currently zoned Business A be rezoned to Residence C-1 to be consistent with the surrounding area.  The effects of the proposed change would include but not be limited to the following:  The minimum lot area per dwelling unit would increase from 600 square feet to 1,500 square feet, the yard requirements would increase, the height limit would be reduced from 45 feet to 35 feet, and only residential uses would be allowed.  This hearing to be televised. 

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
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)
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)
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)
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 5:00 PM 

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

(Sullivan Chamber)
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)
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)
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)
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.  This hearing to be televised.

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Civic Unity Committee

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

2015 Scholarship Award Ceremony

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

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
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