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 Awaiting Report List for Monday, December 22, 2014
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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14-63. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on rodent control operations and the possibility of providing rodent-proof trash barrels to residents.

Councillor Toomey  06/30/14  (O-1)
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14-68. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on designing and implementing a system of public bulletin boards on major streets and intersections throughout the City.

Councillor Mazen  06/30/14  (O-11)
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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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14-74. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on publicizing and convening a community meeting within 72 hours of any catastrophic event that could impact public safety. Referred back by Councillor Simmons on 12/8/14 for additional information.

Councillor Simmons  07/28/14  (O-3)
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14-76. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on police patrols in Area IV and post information on website of what measures are being taken with regard to safety in the neighborhood.

Councillor Simmons  07/28/14  (O-5)
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14-78. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of launching a homeless donation meter program.

Councillor Simmons  07/28/14  (O-10)
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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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14-89. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the outsourcing of City jobs and how outside vendors are choosen.

Councillor Simmons & Councillor McGovern  09/08/14  (O-2)
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14-90. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the City's hiring process and on what kind of professional development and career advancement programs are offered to existing employees.

Councillor Simmons & Councillor McGovern  09/08/14  (O-3)
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14-91. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on a summary of previous recommendations for the Volpe Center site included planning studies such as but not limited to, ECAPS, Neighborhood Planning Studies, K2, and efforts by the East Cambridge Planning Team and that the report summarize zoning and zoning overlays, and outline the development potential and limitation of this area. 

Councillor Toomey  09/08/14  (O-4)
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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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14-103. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on making the Foundry building available for a major installation of the 2015 Fab Lab Conference.

Councillor Mazen, Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor Toomey & Councillor Cheung  09/22/14  (O-13)
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14-106. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the best way to implement a plan to solicit and receive payment in addition to real estate taxes from willing participants and used to support city services.

Councillor Toomey  10/20/14  (O-2)
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14-108. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on revisiting the possibility of providing a reduced-rate Hubway membership for low-income Cambridge residents.

Councillor Carlone, Councillor Simmons, Councillor Cheung & Councillor Mazen  10/20/14  (O-10)
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14-110. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the status of the housing development on the site of the Tokyo Restaurant.

Councillor McGovern, Councillor Simmons, Vice Mayor Benzan & Mayor Maher  10/20/14  (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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14-116. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on commissioning a study of Cambridge Youth Centers with a focus on use rates and underutilized space.

Councillor Mazen  10/27/14  (O-1)
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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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14-121. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on traffic flow issues, number of collisions, traffic enforcement efforts and possible safety improvements in the area of Rindge Avenue from Cedar to Clifton Streets.

Councillor Kelley, Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor Cheung & Councillor Mazen  10/27/14  (O-8)
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14-122. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on organizing a series of meetings with residents to discuss the future of North Massachusetts Avenue.

Councillor Kelley, Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor Cheung & Councillor Mazen  10/27/14  (O-9)
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14-123. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the future of Hubway in and around Cambridge.

Councillor Kelley, Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor Cheung & Councillor McGovern  10/27/14  (O-10)
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14-124. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of hosting an open air STEAM festival in coordination with the Cambridge Science Festival.

Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor Carlone, Councillor McGovern & Councillor Mazen  10/27/14  (O-12)
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14-125. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on changing the name of "North Point Boulevard Extension" to "Education Circle."

Councillor Toomey  10/27/14  (O-13)
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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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14-128. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on safety issues of crosswalk at and outside area of Cadbury Commons on Sherman Street.

Councillor Cheung  10/27/14  (O-16)
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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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14-130. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on whether preference points can legally be allotted to all city employees for affordable housing units.

Councillor Cheung & Vice Mayor Benzan  11/03/14  (O-1)
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14-133. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on how private citizens can best protect their property and claim redress for alleged damages from private contractors during City-funded construction projects.

Councillor Kelley, Councillor McGovern, Councillor Mazen & Vice Mayor Benzan  11/10/14  (O-1)
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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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14-136. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on whether resident parking during snow emergencies will still be allowed at the parking garage adjacent to the Kendall Square Movie Theatre and part of the One Kendall Square complex.

Councillor Toomey  11/24/14  (O-1)
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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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14-138. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on feasibility of implementing a pay-by-phone parking meter program.

Councillor Simmons, Councillor McGovern, Councillor Cheung & Councillor Kelley  11/24/14  (O-3)
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14-139. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on a feasibility study and subsequent action plan, instituting suffrage for immigrants in Cambridge. 

Councillor Mazen  11/24/14  (O-5)
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14-140. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of establishing a Garden of Peace.

Vice Mayor Benzan  11/24/14  (O-7)
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14-141. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on when improvements will be made to the sidewalks along the streets abutting Newtowne Court and Washington Elms and Harvard Street between Columbia and Norfolk Streets.

Vice Mayor Benzan & Councillor Simmons  11/24/14  (O-8)
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14-142. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the City divesting from all manner of engagement with Dow Chemical Company, including Retirement Board investments.

Councillor Mazen  11/24/14  (O-12)
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14-144. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on drafting a framework for a Community Benefits and Mitigation Plan.

Councillor Simmons, Councillor Cheung, Vice Mayor Benzan & Councillor McGovern  12/08/14  (O-8)
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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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14-148. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on allowing a Veteran Owned Business classification similar to Women and Minority Owned Businesses.

Councillor Toomey  12/15/14  (O-5)
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14-149. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on gathering data on the number of minority and veteran owned small businesses in the city including retail shops, restaurants, bars and barbershops.

Vice Mayor Benzan & Councillor Cheung  12/15/14  (O-7)
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