Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2020 #67
Order Adopted
Apr 27, 2020 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to confer with the Director of Traffic, Parking, and Transportation on streets in each neighborhood that could be closed to all non-essential traffic for the duration of the Health Emergency and report back to the council as soon as possible. CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR SIMMONS IN COUNCIL MARCH 30, 2020

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Department:City Clerk's OfficeSponsors:Councillor Patricia Nolan, Councillor Dennis J. Carlone, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The City of Cambridge has declared a Health Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

On March 23, Governor Charlie Baker issued a “stay-at-home” advisory, in an effort to increase social distancing and reduce the spread of COVID-19; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Playgrounds, basketball courts, ball fields, and fitness areas have been closed to ensure social distancing; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

It is imperative that Cambridge residents are able to safely go outside while keeping a distance of 6+ feet from others; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The length of time that residents will be asked to distance themselves from others is unknown at this time; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

New York City has already implemented street closures to decrease density and reduce crowding in the city’s parks; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The “stay-at-home” advisory has drastically reduced car traffic in Cambridge, now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager is requested to confer with the Director of Traffic, Parking, and Transportation on streets in each neighborhood that could be closed to all non-essential traffic for the duration of the Health Emergency and report back to the council as soon as possible; and further be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager will ensure that all neighborhood groups are invited to give suggestions and input into any recommendations for how to best select streets for closure. 

 

Meeting History

Mar 30, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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councillor simmons

RESULT:CHARTER RIGHTNext: 4/6/2020 5:30 PM
Apr 6, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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TABLED ON APRIL 6, 2020

RESULT:PLACED ON THE TABLE [5 TO 4]Next: 4/13/2020 5:30 PM
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey
NAYS:Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Quinton Zondervan
Apr 13, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:NO ACTION TAKENNext: 4/27/2020 5:30 PM
Apr 27, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED [6 TO 3]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Sumbul Siddiqui, Quinton Zondervan
NAYS:Marc C. McGovern, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey