Boston City Council Meeting Notes

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Boston City Council Meeting – August 21, 2019

Cannabis Buffer Zoning, Linkage and Inclusionary Development, Liquor License, Equity in Procurement, Frontage Road, School Building Costs, Opioid Crisis, Surplus Order for 40-50 Warren Street, City Council Youth Council, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Gas leaks, Grants, Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting – July 31, 2019

Collective Bargaining, School Projects, North-South Rail Link, Liquor License, Jitney License, Grants, Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting – July 10, 2019

Public Health Disparities, Transportation Network Companies, Route 45, Franklin Park Zoo – Ruggles Station, Election Day Holiday

Boston City Council Meeting – June 26, 2019

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Vote, Summer Violence Prevention, Architectural Access Board, Employment of Persons with Disabilities, Education Report, Faneuil Hall Memorial, Tree Preservation, Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting – June 19, 2019

Trust Act, Eviction Sealing, Budget, Grants, Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting – June 12, 2019

Fire Cadet Program, Fiscal Year 2020 Revolving Funds, FY20 Budget, D-Day, Inclusionary Development Policy, Grants, Confirmations and Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting – June 5, 2019

Animal Care & Control, Community Preservation Committee (CPC), Capital Budget, Parking Meter Fund, Hero Square, Immigrant Heritage Month, Red-Blue Connector, Equitable Regulation of Cannabis, Boston’s Arts Institutions, Textile Recycling Program, North-South Rail Link, Menstrual Equity, Grants

Boston City Council Meeting – May 22, 2019

Senior Citizens at Casinos, EMS Week, Mental Health Transparency Act

Boston City Council Meeting – May 15, 2019

Collective Bargaining, E-Cigarettes, Summer Violence, Community Preservation Act, Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting – May 8, 2019

Hero Square John J Noonan, Mental Health Awareness Month, Sober Homes, Violence Prevention, Grants, Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting – May 1, 2019

AAPI Heritage Month Resolution, East-West Rail Resolution, Disposal of Sharps, Roxbury Prep Resolution, College Student Workers, Parking Reform, BPDA Urban Renewal, Safety of Construction Sites, Collective Bargaining

Boston City Council Meeting – April 24, 2019

Short-Term Rental Taxes & Fees, Graduate Student Workers, Equity in Procurement Report, Education Promise Act, Boston Animal Shelter, Health Care Parking Permits, Resident Parking, Stop & Shop Resolution, Appointments, Appropriations and Grants

Boston City Council Meeting – April 10, 2019

Boston Trust Act Information Request, Green New Deal Resolution, Sub-Precincts Home-Rule Petition, Reprecincting Ordinance, Northeastern University Organizing Resolution, Madison Park Technical High School, FY2020 Budget, Short-Term Rental Taxes & Fees, Zoning for Civil Rights & Fair Housing, Rent Control, Curbside Composting, Appropriations and Grants

Boston City Council Meeting – April 3, 2019

Boston School Police Officers, Boston Public Library Collective Bargaining, Medicare for All Resolution, BPS Nurses and Social-Emotional Support Specialists, Reprecincting, Sub-precincts for Voting, Independent Education Plans in BPS, Retirement Age for Boston Police, Appropriations and Grants

Boston City Council Meeting – March 27, 2019

Small Vehicle Sharing Businesses, Safety and Security Measures to Protect Schools, Senior Financial Abuse, Noise Levels, Vacant Properties

Boston City Council Meeting – March 20, 2019

Good Food Purchasing Ordinance, Free Petition, BPS Bus Drivers’ Contract, Local Wetlands Ordinance, BPS Civic Engagement, Equity in Cannabis Industry, Investor and Commercial Properties Transfer Fee, Voter Registration for Tenants, Wage Theft at Logan Airport, Invest in Boston, Historic Preservation, Appropriations and Grants

Boston City Council Meeting – March 13, 2019

South Boston Waterfront (Seaport) Civic Spaces, Fare-Free 28 Bus, Hotel Alexandra, Boston Trust Act, Disabilities Services, Veteran Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sandwich Board Signs, Traffic Enforcement Unit, Gold Street Discontinuance, Appointments, Appropriations and Grants

Boston City Council Meeting – March 6, 2019

Community Preservation Fund, Genocide Education Support, Municipal Participation of the Widest Eligible Range, Freedom of the Press, Safety in School Environments, South Boston Interim Planning Overlay District and Neighborhood-Wide Zoning, Exam School Admissions, Use of Public Ways, Boston Employment Commission and Boston Residents Jobs Policy, Homeless Veterans, Safety in Nightlife Settings, Artist Workspace and Live-Work Spaces, Winthrop Square, Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting – February 27, 2019

Shared Mobility Businesses, Good Food Purchasing, Mental Health Commission, Right of Free Petition, BuildBPS, Year 13 Programming, Funding Early Childhood Education, Teacher Diversity in Boston Public Schools, Black Maternal Health, Racial and Gender Equity in the Healthcare System, Communities Impacted by Violence and Trauma, Tenants facing Eviction and Displacement, MBTA Local Assessment, MBTA Fare Increase Proposal, Gold Street, BHA Redevelopment, Collective Bargaining, Community Preservation Fund, Appropriations and Grants, Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting – February 13, 2019

Elections Reform, Early Voting, Corporate Tax Break Transparency, After-Hours Construction, Voter Registration Information to all New Tenants, MBTA Better Bus Project, Equity in City of Boston Procurement and Purchasing, Right to Free Petition, Appropriations and Grants, Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting – February 6, 2019

Equity in Cannabis Licensing, Reprecincting, Retirement Classification for Retiring School Officers, Terms of Office for City Councilor, Home Rule Petition Election Procedures, Home Rule Petition Vacancy, Access to Charlie Card Pickup, Fare-Free Transit, Vacant Residential Properties, An Act to Sustain Community Preservation, Senior Home Repair Program, Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting – January 30, 2019

Small Vehicle Sharing Businesses, Local Wetlands Protection, Sub-Precincts for Voting, Early Voting, Residency Preference for Boston Police and Fire, Civics Education, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT), Hypodermic Needles Safety around Schools and Playgrounds, Services to Residents after Fires, Annual Homeless Census, Suicide Prevention, Opioid Crisis, Long Island Bridge, Eliminating Opportunity and Achievement Gaps in BPS, Extension of TPS for Nepal, 776 Summer Street, Massachusetts School Building Authority, Eva White Housing Development, Appropriations and Grants, Appointments

Boston City Council Meeting - January 16, 2019

Zoning Code for Gross Floor Area, Investor and Commercial Properties Transfer Fee, Independent Commission on Equal Opportunity, Fire Cadet Program, Diversity in Public Safety Agencies, BPS Exam Schools, Sober Housing, Condo Conversion Protection, Net Zero Carbon Requirements, Boston School Committee, Equity Practices for Marijuana Licensing, Traffic and Pedestrian Safety around Cannabis Facilities, BPS Transportation Budget, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Madison Park Technical High School, South Boston Zoning, School Security, BPS Nurses and Social-Emotional Support Specialists, Maximum Age Assignment Policy in BPS, Harrison Avenue Corridor, Appointments, Electric Vehicles

Boston City Council Meeting – January 9, 2019

Fair Work Week, Free Petition, Good Food Purchasing Standards, Early Voting, Liquor Licenses, Linkage and Inclusionary Development, Use of Public Ways, Partial Government Shutdown Impact on Veterans and Families, Stray Voltage in Boston, BPS Student Transportation, Pension Fund Investment, MBTA Local Assessment Payment, BuildBPS, Body Cameras, Traffic Cameras, Gold Street Parcel, Grants, Appointments

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