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 Awaiting Report List for Monday, March 30, 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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14-72. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report that the License Commission will not take further action on the proposed rideshare regulations and that the City Solicitor report on the City Council's legal authority over livery and taxi regulations.

Councillor Cheung & Councillor Mazen  06/30/14  (O-17)
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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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14-111. 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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14-121. 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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14-124. 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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14-127. 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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14-130. 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. Charter Right exercised by Councillor Kelley on 1/29/2015.

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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14-137. 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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14-139. 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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14-142. 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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14-145. 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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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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15-05. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on determining a way to fund and supply an additional 100 shelter beds as soon as possible so that the City can better address the immediate shelter needs of our homeless community members while ongoing conversations are taking place regarding long-term solutions to this crisis.

Councillor McGovern  02/23/15  (O-3)
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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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15-07. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on a list of variance requests and applications results (approved, disapproved, withdrawn) since January 1, 2010.

Councillor Kelley  02/20/15  (O-11)
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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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15-10. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on contracts to obtain electricity from TransCanada and to investigate the possibility of entering into an agreement to obtain up to 100% renewable power for all municipal electricity needs.

Councillor Carlone  02/20/15  (O-18)
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15-11. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on exploring the potential for installing composting facilities inside City Hall and other key municipal buildings.

Councillor Carlone  02/20/15  (O-19)
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15-12. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on status of the Cambridge Common renovation project along with an update on next steps and the projected date of completion.

Councillor Carlone  02/23/15  (O-21)
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15-13. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on determining how the median strip was removed at Russell Street despite official documents that clearly stated that the median strip would not be affected.

Councillor Kelley & Councillor Cheung  02/20/15  (O-22)
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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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15-15. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on with language that could create a Grand Junction Overlay District that would help to create incentives and ensure the completion of the Grand Junction Multiuse Path. 

Councillor Toomey  02/23/15  (O-24)
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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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15-19. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on assessing current signal control technology and determine the feasibility of adopting adaptive signal control technology for traffic calming and reduction

Vice Mayor Benzan, Councillor McGovern & Councillor Cheung  02/20/15  (O-31)
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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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15-22. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on establishing a policy allowing for three days of parking ticket amnesty for those who park at metered spaces in which the parking space is accessible but in which the parking meter is not accessible due to snow.

Councillor Simmons  02/20/15  (O-43)
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15-23. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on on discussions that the City administration and City staff may be having with regard to state-level regulations for ride-sharing apps such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar.

Councillor Carlone  02/20/15  (O-45)
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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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15-27. Report from the City Manager:
RE:   

report on the feasibility of launching a pilot program for heated bus shelters.

Councillor Simmons  03/16/15  (O-1)
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