ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In the past three years, Michelle has focused broadly on increasing access to opportunity for families.

Click below for text of her legislative accomplishments, summarized with context.

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ORDINANCES AND HOME RULE PETITIONS

HEARING ORDERS

 

RESOLUTIONS

2017
11/15/2017: H.2723 Pilot for Fairmont Corridor Rapid Transit – passed unanimously. Resolution supporting Representative Evandro Carvalho’s bill at the State House to create a pilot program for increasing equity through transportation along the Fairmont Corridor. Residents in the Dorchester, Mattapan, and Hyde Park neighborhoods along the corridor face some of the longest commute times in the Boston region.
11/1/2017: Historic Tax Credit – passed unanimously. Resolution supporting the federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) program, which President Trump has proposed to cut in his budget blueprint. 
9/13/2017: Chinese American WWII Veterans
– passed unanimously. Resolution supporting H.R. 2358/S.1050 which would grant the Congressional Gold Medal to Chinese American veterans of WWII, as a group.
6/21/2017: Paris Climate Agreement – passed unanimously. Resolution committing the Boston City Council to the goals set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement.
6/7/2017: Fenway Cultural District – passed unanimously. Resolution supporting the renewal of the Fenway Cultural District Designation to the MA Cultural Council.
5/17/2017: Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Nationals – passed unanimously. Resolution urging the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals. TPS is an emergency immigration status given when people are temporarily unable to safely return to their home country because of ongoing armed conflict, an environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions.
3/15/2017: Childcare Assistance to Homeless Families – passed unanimously. Resolution supporting S257/HD3564, a bill proposed by Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry and Rep. Marjorie Decker at the State House, which would provide immediate child care assistance to homeless families.
1/25/2017: Equality Act – passed unanimously. Resolution supporting the Equality Act, a federal Act sponsored by Rep. Cicilline and Sen. Merkley which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include protections on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.

2016
10/19/2016: Harvard Dining Workers – passed unanimously.
8/24/2016: MBTA Janitors – passed unanimously.
3/23/2016: Statewide Public Accommodations Protections – passed unanimously.
3/9/2016: MBTA Commuter Rail Fares – passed unanimously.

2015
7/22/2015: Banning LGBT Conversion Therapy – passed unanimously.
3/11/2015: Late Night MBTA – passed unanimously.

2014
11/19/2014: Fossil Fuel Divestment – passed 12-1.
6/4/2014: Eliminating Non-Competes Clauses – passed unanimously.
2/26/2014: Domestic Workers Bill of Rights – passed unanimously.

OTHER

2017

5/10/2017: Transportation Policy Briefing Series Report – this report summarizes the transportation policy briefing series that the Council held over the last few months, including recommendations and graphics.

2/8/2017: Special Committee on Civil Rights – the Council voted unanimously to approve my order to establish a Special Committee on Civil Rights, which will be chaired by Councilor Zakim.

2016

11/2/2016: Transportation Policy Briefing Monthly Seriesorder to create a legislative docket that would allow the Council’s Parks, Recreation & Transportation Committee to host a series of policy briefings about key topics in transportation policy.

8/24/2016: Paid Parental Leave for Council Employeesorder to close a loophole that exempted City Council staff from the city’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance that was passed unanimously by the Council in 2015.

5/11/2016: Urban Renewal Letter – sent on behalf of the Council to Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Golden setting expectations for the first of the new Urban Renewal oversight meetings that will take place every six months. All Councilors signed onto the letter.

5/2/2016: Accessibility to the Council Chamberconvened an Executive Session to discuss proposed physical accessibility upgrades to the Council Chamber. The goal is to begin construction next summer.

2014

6/18/2014: Recommendations for Streamlining Boston’s Small Business Permitting & Licensing – policy report detailing recommendations for action by Mayor Walsh.

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