Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2016 #271
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to report back to the Council as soon as possible with an outline for drafting possible legislation and other recommendations for interim actions to identify and address the public health impacts of any commercial wood-fired ovens currently operating in the city and/or to ban the use of wood-fired ovens by commercial establishments.

Information

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

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. original order

Item Discussion

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

Body

WHEREAS:

A number of residents have reached out to the City to express their deep concerns about the impact of establishments utilizing wood-burning ovens on their health and the health of their children; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Many of these same residents report having taken their concerns directly to the establishments in question, and to different City departments, multiple times dating back to 2015, yet the steps taken by both the establishments and by the City have been piecemeal and insufficient, and it is clear that a more aggressive and comprehensive response from the City is necessary; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to consult with the Director of the Public Health Department and other relevant City Departments to determine what short term and long term measures can be taken to protect the health of residents whose air quality is being negatively impacted by establishments utilizing wood-burning stoves 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 TOOMEY

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