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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2015
> Back to Hearings beginning Monday, February 23, 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)
Monday, March 2, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
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)
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)
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)
Monday, March 16, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

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

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
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. 

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
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)
Monday, April 13, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 5:30 PM 

The Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing 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)
Monday, April 27, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting
Budget Submission

(Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)
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 

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)
Monday, May 18, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(Sullivan Chamber)
Monday, June 1, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting
Budget Adoption

(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)
Monday, June 15, 2015 5:30 PM 

Regular City Council Meeting

(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)
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