Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2020 #112
Order Adopted
May 18, 2020 5:30 PM

That the City Council go on record in strong support of Bill HD. 5054 relative to restaurant delivery commissions during the COVID-19 state of emergency

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Department:City Clerk's OfficeSponsors:Councillor Patricia Nolan, Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Marc C. McGovern
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The City of Cambridge has long been dedicated to supporting locally owned or operated businesses and the character and diversity they bring to our city; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Council voted unanimously on PO #88 for the City Manager to work with relevant departments to restrict third party delivery fees to restaurants and disclose to customers of how delivery charges are allocated; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

State Bill HD. 5054 relative to restaurant delivery commissions during the COVID-19 state of emergency was filed by Rep. Michael Day and  has the support of all Cambridge State Representatives; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

If immediate action is not taken, the City of Cambridge is in danger of losing the diverse range of its local restaurants to the COVID-19 crisis; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Council go on record in strong support of Bill HD. 5054 relative to restaurant delivery commissions during the COVID-19 state of emergency; and further be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to respond by the next regular meeting with all possible legal strategies that could be employed in Cambridge to cap fees and guarantee transparency; and further be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to forward suitably engrossed copies of this resolution to the Governor with a thank you to the Cambridge State House Delegation on behalf of the entire City Council.

 

 

 

Meeting History

May 18, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan