Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2016 #262
ORDER ADOPTED
Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to consult with the appropriate personnel to determine the feasibility of replacing the City Hall elevator with a newer, more reliable system.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, DSSponsors:Mayor E. Denise Simmons
Category:Policy Order

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Item Discussion

CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR MAHER ON OCTOBER 17, 2016.

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WHEREAS:

The elevator in City Hall has been exhibiting signs of wear and tear in recent months, with numerous people reporting getting stuck between floors from anywhere between several minutes to substantially longer intervals; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The worst episode occurred during the City’s Iftar celebration in July, when several people packed into the elevator became trapped for close to an hour; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The City has been fortunate that nothing more than inconvenience has been experienced by those who have been trapped in the elevator, but it would be wise to invest in a long-term solution to ensure that more serious episodes are not given the opportunity to occur; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to consult with the appropriate personnel to determine the feasibility of replacing the City Hall elevator with a newer, more reliable system, and to report back to the City Council in a timely manner.

 

Meeting History

Oct 17, 2016 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR MAHER

RESULT:CHARTER RIGHTNext: 10/31/2016 5:30 PM
Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED