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 Awaiting Report List for Monday, May 25, 2015
14-29. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on what options exist for dedicated office space for members of the City Council.

Councillor Simmons, Councillor Cheung & Councillor Carlone  04/28/14  (O-5)
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14-51. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the potential for creating a program to enable bilingual high school students to learn language interpretation skills and to practice those skills at community meetings and events throughout the City.

Councillor Carlone, Councillor Mazen, Councillor McGovern & Councillor Cheung  06/02/14  (O-5)
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14-57. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on drafting an ordinance that would limit the sale of single-serving PET bottles of 1 liter or less and develop a task force to provide clear guidelines for this ordinance.

Councillor Cheung, Councillor Simmons, Councillor Mazen & Vice Mayor Benzan  06/09/14  (O-3)
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14-69. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on forming a pilot street team of engaged youth and residents as an experimental model for more consistent departmental outreach, community engagement, youth engagement and civic engagement.

Councillor Mazen  06/30/14  (O-13)
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14-79. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of implementing a Neighborhood Captain Program.

Councillor Simmons & Vice Mayor Benzan  07/28/14  (O-11)
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14-81. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on how to ensure that the apprentice program provision remains part of the Cambridge Employment Plan.

Councillor McGovern & Councillor Simmons  07/28/14  (O-14)
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14-97. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on whether the MLKing School construction project is in compliance with the Cambridge Employment Plan ordinance.

Councillor McGovern, Vice Mayor Benzan & Councillor Simmons  09/15/14  (O-9)
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14-98. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on travel route taken by circus animals and provide copies of proposals to ban exotic animals from Somerville and Plymouth to members of the Ordinance Committee.

Vice Mayor Benzan  09/15/14  (O-13)
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14-111. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of hosting a Cambridge Challenge Competition for Transportation that offers a prize to the resident or grop of residents that come up with the best viable solution to solve our greatest traffic issues.

Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor Carlone, Councillor McGovern & Councillor Mazen  10/20/14  (O-16)
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14-113. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of reducing the minimum income requirement under the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance for single person households made up of a senior and/or disabled resident and provide any challenges associated with the proposed reduction.

Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor McGovern, Councillor Simmons & Councillor Carlone  10/20/14  (O-19)
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14-118. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on negative impacts of street-narrowing initiatives.

Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor Kelley & Councillor McGovern  10/27/14  (O-4)
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14-119. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on review of drone use in Cambridge for developing a City regulation or Ordinance on such use.

Councillor Kelley, Councillor Cheung & Councillor Mazen  10/27/14  (O-5)
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14-127. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on best way to implement PaperHealth in Massachusetts Area Hospitals.

Councillor Mazen  10/27/14  (O-15)
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14-129. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the status of the Masse Hardware sites at 243 and 253 Walden Street for affordable housing.

Vice Mayor Benzan & Councillor McGovern  10/27/14  (O-17)
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14-135. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the legal limitation of the  City to regulate all manner of vehicular traffic within Cambridge borders, including loading and unloading zones, truck and bus timing regulations.

Councillor Kelley  11/10/14  (O-6)
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14-137. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of posting speed limit signs of 20-25 miles per hour on city streets.

Councillor Carlone  11/24/14  (O-2)
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14-145. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on possible changes to the "Super Crosswalk" including the bike crossing at Church Street.

Councillor Kelley  12/08/14  (O-12)
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14-146. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on how the citywide planning efforts will impact staff workload and any capacity considerations the City Council should take into account when contemplating these or other initiatives.

Councillor Cheung  12/08/14  (O-13)
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14-147. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on ways to streamline both the City's process and the City's technology for replying to Massachusetts Public Records Law requests and to examine how major cities' open data and FOIA requests are handled, including options for a full time data management team including representatives of the City Clerk's office, the City Solicitor's office, and IT. 

Councillor Mazen  11/24/14  (O-13)
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15-02. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of taking Vail Court lot by eminent domain.

Vice Mayor Benzan  01/05/15  (O-3)
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15-03. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on constructing 1,000 brand new affordable housing units in the City by the end of this decade.

Councillor Simmons  01/05/15  (O-9)
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15-06. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on reaching out to representatives and city officials in surrounding communities to gauge interest in forming an inter-city committee which would meet three times per year to discuss and develop strategies for common issues that would be best handled regionally with support from the state.

Councillor McGovern, Vice Mayor Benzan & Councillor Cheung  02/23/15  (O-4)
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15-08. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on working with applicable boards and commissions to assist them in clarifying yearly goals and initiatives, to provide increased administrative oversight and accountability where necessary, and where possible, discuss ways to increase resident involvement.

Councillor Mazen  02/20/15  (O-15)
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15-14. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on confering with the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority to determine if they can be of further assistance in understanding how the portion of the path from Binney to the Somerville border can be completed and to report back to the City Council.

Councillor Toomey  02/20/15  (O-23)
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15-16. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on determining the feasibility of executing the recommendations of the STEAM Working Group.

Councillor Mazen, Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor Carlone & Councillor McGovern  02/23/15  (O-25)
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15-17. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on determining the feasibility of renaming Area 4 "The Port."

Vice Mayor Benzan  02/23/15  (O-27)
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15-18. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of renaming the Area IV Youth Center the "Dr. Robert and Janet Moses Youth Center"

Vice Mayor Benzan  02/20/15  (O-30)
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15-20. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the results from the PSI pilot and coordinate with the legal department to report back to the City Council on whether aspects of the ordinance could be safely adopted with specific attention to disposal of unwanted phone books.

Councillor Cheung  02/20/15  (O-34)
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15-21. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of licensing the same technology to establish an online portal that indicates all of DPW's heroic street-clearing efforts.

Councillor Cheung  02/20/15  (O-41)
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15-24. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on a tax exemption that is an opt-in system and is based on progressive income

Councillor Mazen  02/20/15  (O-47)
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15-26. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of implementing text to 911.

Councillor Cheung  03/16/15  (O-3)
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15-28. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on studying emerging business types and how they are affected by the Zoning Ordinance; evaluate ways to facilitate home-based businesses; and report on the status of the Table of Use work.

Councillor McGovern, Mayor Maher & Vice Mayor Benzan  09/22/14  (O-5)
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15-30. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on whether there is a liquor license cap in Central Square and on the suitability of raising the cap in and around Central Square.

Vice Mayor Benzan  03/30/15  (O-6)
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15-31. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report with an update on the reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge including a timeline for completion of the project.

Vice Mayor Benzan  03/30/15  (O-8)
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15-32. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the analysis that has been done on financial conditions that apply to new development in Central Square, including the report by economic consultant Sarah Woodworth.

Councillor Carlone, Councillor Kelley & Councillor Mazen  03/30/15  (O-9)
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15-33. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on parking needs and availability in Central Square including the possibility of adding additional levels to the Green Street garage.

Councillor Simmons, Vice Mayor Benzan & Councillor Carlone  03/30/15  (O-12)
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15-34. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on inventorying a small set of innovative urban planning researcher at local universities and bring these resources into Cambridge's planning dicussions.

Councillor Mazen  03/30/15  (O-14)
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15-35. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on how best to develop partnerships with local universities developing software and other resources related to city planning.

Vice Mayor Benzan  03/30/15  (O-15)
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15-36. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on determining what types of traffic, parking, and other citations the city has legal jurisdiction over and to confer with the appropriate city departments to institute a day-fine policy in Cambridge.

Councillor Mazen  04/13/15  (O-2)
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15-38. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of implementing "smart" parking solutions in the City of Cambridge, including: multi-spot meters, demand based price structuring, solar powered meters, RFID payment, floating car share vehicle spots as Boston is pursuing, pay by phone, meters that accept credit/debit or rechargeable parking card, and smart phone application integration.

Councillor Cheung  04/13/15  (O-4)
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15-40. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on responding to the International Town-Gown Association's Town-Gown Relations Survey.

Councillor Cheung  04/13/15  (O-6)
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15-41. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on any discussions regarding fee increases held by the License Commission and on the Council's opposition to any fee increases proposed for no-value liquor licenses due to the undue financial burden they would place on business owners in the City.

Councillor Cheung  04/13/15  (O-8)
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15-42. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of installing permanent grill areas at Cambridge parks and youth centers.

Councillor Cheung  04/27/15  (O-2)
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15-43. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on working with the Retirement Board on the potential of excess fees charged by UBS Realty to investors.

Councillor McGovern & Councillor Simmons  04/27/15  (O-3)
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15-44. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on steps needed to opt in to the new Earned Sick Time law.

Councillor Simmons & Councillor Cheung  04/27/15  (O-5)
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15-45. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on existing capacity to address excessive noise complaints; analyze noise complaint trends; create a noise map of existing industrial noise that impact residential areas; and provide noise measurement and enforcement capabilities and responsibilities including 24/7 noise response capacity.

Councillor Kelley & Councillor McGovern  04/27/15  (O-7)
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15-46. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of installing Hubway stations in West Cambridge area (public and private areas) and on having all Hubway stations situated for year round use.

Councillor Kelley  04/27/15  (O-8)
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15-47. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on languauge for either a Home Rule Petition or change to general state law that requires all individuals involved in a collision to give written contact information.

Councillor Kelley  04/27/15  (O-9)
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15-48. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of establishing and implementing a planting and beautification program in Area IV.

Councillor Simmons  04/27/15  (O-10)
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15-49. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on progress being made at the former Tokyo Restaurant site.

Councillor McGovern, Mayor Maher & Councillor Cheung  04/27/15  (O-13)
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15-50. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the status of the Apprentice Pathways Program for Cambridge residents.

Councillor Toomey  05/04/15  (O-1)
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15-51. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the "Innovative Communities" legislation that promotes and supports the Mass startup economy.

Councillor Cheung  05/18/15  (O-1)
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15-52. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of joining MASSCreative as a full member of the organization.

Councillor Cheung  05/18/15  (O-2)
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15-53. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on a new city plan to address homelessness in our community.

Councillor McGovern, Councillor Simmons, Vice Mayor Benzan & Councillor Cheung  05/18/15  (O-5)
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15-54. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on detailed financial, staffing and resource allocation plan to inventory and otherwise manage street tree wells, street tree grates and possible street stree locations.

Councillor Kelley, Councillor McGovern, Councillor Cheung & Vice Mayor Benzan  05/18/15  (O-10)
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15-55. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on airplane noise issues.

Councillor Kelley, Councillor McGovern, Councillor Cheung & Vice Mayor Benzan  05/18/15  (O-11)
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15-56. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on designating an emergency vehicle parking space in front of LBJ Apartments on Erie Street.

Vice Mayor Benzan & Councillor Simmons  05/18/15  (O-12)
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15-57. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on a plan to distribute materials to all retail stores in Cambridge that sell neonicotinoid pesticides, outlining the dangers and urging them to cease stocking the pesticides.

Councillor Mazen  05/18/15  (O-15)
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