Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2020 #148
Order Adopted as Amended
Jun 29, 2020 5:30 PM

Policy Order Asking That Juneteenth Be Made an Official City Observance. CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR ZONDERVAN IN COUNCIL JUNE 22, 2020

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Department:City Clerk's Office, DSSponsors:Councillor E. Denise Simmons, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Dennis J. Carlone, Councillor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Councillor Marc C. McGovern, Councillor Patricia Nolan, Councillor Quinton Zondervan, Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Councillor Timothy J. Toomey
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

As our society continues to grapple with the aftermath of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and far too many other people of color, the nation appears to be on a path towards addressing the systemic racism that has long been entwined in this countrys history, and observances like Juneteenth are taking on added significance as a result; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

For many years, Cambridge has regularly observed Juneteenth via annual City Council resolutions in an effort to raise awareness of the significance of this date, yet in keeping with the changes currently taking place in our society, it would be fitting to enshrine Juneteenth as a formal, annual City observance; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to consult with the appropriate City personnel to take the necessary measures that will ensure that June 19 be formally observed as the Juneteenth Holiday beginning in 2021 and every June 19th thereafter, and to report back to the City Council on this matter in a timely manner.

 

Meeting History

Jun 22, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR ZONDERVAN IN COUNCIL JUNE 22, 2020

RESULT:CHARTER RIGHTNext: 6/29/2020 5:30 PM
Jun 29, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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add all councillors as sponsors.

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED [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