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 Awaiting Report List for Monday, September 7, 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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14-98. 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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14-119. 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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15-24. 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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15-28. 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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15-31. 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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15-42. 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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15-45. 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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15-49. 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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15-52. 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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15-58. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on traffic impacts and school enrollment impacts due to new development in the Alewife area.

Councillor Kelley, Councillor Cheung & Councillor McGovern  06/01/15  (O-1)
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15-59. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on expanding beyond the newly passed Massachusetts Parental Leave Law.

Councillor Cheung  06/01/15  (O-2)
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15-60. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on ways to allow property owners to provide parking to their restaurant tenants for use by employees without negatively impacting their PTDM plan.

Councillor Toomey  06/01/15  (O-3)
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15-61. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on suggested changes to Cambridge's policy regarding advertising revenue that could help support the continuation and expansion of Hubway.

Councillor Toomey  06/15/15  (O-5)
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15-62. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of permitting cyclists to advance simultaneously with the pedestrian "walk" signal and on piloting bicycle-specific signal faces at the Cambridge-Hampshire Streets intersection.

Councillor Mazen  06/15/15  (O-7)
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15-64. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the total amount of funds currently in and total expected to be in that Community Benefits Funds account as well as the origins of the funds and any expenditures to date.

Councillor Toomey  06/15/15  (O-9)
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15-65. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on signing the White House and Small Business Administration's "Startup in a Day" pledge and on the next steps the Council needs to take to successfully see the City adhere to the pledge.

Councillor Cheung  06/22/15  (O-3)
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15-66. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of the City getting involved with the President's TechHire initiative

Councillor Cheung  06/22/15  (O-4)
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15-67. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the possibilities to install ADA compliant sidewalks, create protected bike lanes, and consider additional features to improve the safety of young students and all other users in the area from the north side of Huron Avenue between Fresh Pond Parkway and Aberdeen Avenue, between Aberdeen Avenue and Glacken Field, or between Glacken Field and the Russell Youth & Community Center.

Councillor Mazen  06/22/15  (O-6)
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15-69. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on determine the effectiveness of the policy of ticketing and towing vehicles that obstruct street cleaning, to determine whether modifying this policy to exclude  towing vehicles would have a negative impact on the City's ability to maintain clean streets.

Councillor Simmons  08/10/15  (O-2)
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15-70. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on reaching out to Easton Coach, Peter Pan, and Brush Hill Tours to relay the concerns raised regarding tour buses operating on restricted streets and to determine what actions should be taken against these companies and to determine how to enhance efforts to prevent tour buses from parking in multiple metered spaces in Harvard Square.

Councillor Simmons, Councillor McGovern, Councillor Cheung & Councillor Toomey  08/10/15  (O-3)
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15-71. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on compiling a report of the housing and financial assistance options the City and its community partners offer to seniors living on fixed incomes in order to help them remain housed in their current units and to estimate how many seniors on fixed incomes are in danger of being priced out of their units in the coming half-decade

Councillor Simmons  08/10/15  (O-4)
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15-72. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on what kinds of incentives could be provided to landlords who choose to refrain from increasing the rents on their tenants.

Councillor Simmons  08/10/15  (O-7)
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15-73. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the diversity of direct reports to the City Manager and steps taken to reflect Cambridge's diversity in his hiring practices, specifically in management positions, during his term.

Councillor Cheung & Councillor Simmons  08/10/15  (O-8)
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15-74. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on implementing an affordable municipal identification card program for the City of Cambridge.

Councillor Cheung & Vice Mayor Benzan  08/10/15  (O-9)
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15-75. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on plans to address existing striping deficiencies and also to minimize confusing or missing street striping during ongoing construction projects.

Councillor Kelley & Councillor Cheung  08/10/15  (O-11)
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15-76. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on a design, fund and implement an ongoing airplane noise management program in the current budget year.

Councillor Kelley & Councillor Cheung  08/10/15  (O-12)
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15-77. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on determining the best locations to install three new bike corrals in the immediate vicinity of entrances or exits to CRLS and to also have the new bike corrals in place before the start of the school year.

Councillor Kelley & Councillor Cheung  08/10/15  (O-13)
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15-78. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on developing and implementing a plan that would address the issues with tour bus parking.

Councillor Kelley & Councillor Cheung  08/10/15  (O-14)
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15-79. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on conducting a survey of opioid-related deaths and persons struggling with the epidemic that are frequenting our squares, particularly Central Square.

Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor McGovern & Councillor Simmons  08/10/15  (O-16)
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15-80. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the possibility of expanding Ahern Field.

Councillor Toomey  08/10/15  (O-17)
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15-81. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on an update and timeline for sidewalk, street, water, and sewer infrastructure improvements to the Area 4 neighborhood.

Vice Mayor Benzan  08/10/15  (O-20)
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15-82. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on feasibility of implementing a truck ban on Harvey Street and Chestnut Street.

Vice Mayor Benzan  08/10/15  (O-21)
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15-83. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on an update for plans for the creation of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) coordinating office, including any financial pledges from the City to implement the STEAM working groups recommendations.

Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor Cheung & Councillor Mazen  08/10/15  (O-22)
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15-84. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on any legal protections the City can enact, either through Ordinance, Home Rule Petition or additional avenues, to protect tenants from dramatic rent increases and/or unfair evictions. 

Councillor Simmons & Councillor McGovern  08/10/15  (O-26)
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15-85. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of having the City purchase the buildings on Harvard Street and Harding Street that have recently become the focus of concern.

Councillor Simmons  08/10/15  (O-29)
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15-86. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the following recommendations:   automatic rate increase of $ 1 + CPI for three years and that the increase continue while the next Nexus Study is conducted; large renovation projects be included; and percentage ratio be considered for middle income housing.

Councillor Simmons  08/10/15  (O-31)
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