Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #50
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Feb 26, 2018 5:30 PM

City Council support to expedite the relocation of the Cambridge District Court from Malden back to its originally assigned jurisdiction within the City of Cambridge.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, DSSponsors:Councillor E. Denise Simmons, Councillor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Dennis J. Carlone, Councillor Timothy J. Toomey
Category:Policy Order

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Original Order

Body

WHEREAS:

For the past eight years, the Cambridge District Court has been relocated to a building in Medford, a move that has made it significantly difficult, in some cases prohibitively so, for too many Cambridge residents looking to utilize the Court’s services who have been unable to travel out to that location; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Far too many members of the Cambridge community, particularly those who have been impacted by domestic violence, have reported that traveling to Medford is a significant enough burden that many have not been able to avail themselves of the Court’s services, and this can have far-reaching and negative repercussions upon their lives; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Numerous local domestic violence advocates have impressed upon the members of the City Council the importance of relocating the Cambridge District Court back to its originally assigned jurisdiction within the City of Cambridge, and while there has been some discussion about this return to Cambridge hopefully taking place in 2020, far too many people will be negatively impacted in the meantime; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Council go on record expressing strong support to expedite the relocation of the Cambridge District Court from Malden back to its originally assigned jurisdiction within the City of Cambridge; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to forward suitably engrossed copies of this resolution to the members of the Cambridge Delegation to the State Legislature, and to Judge Roanne Sragow, on behalf of the entire City Council.

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager and the Mayor be and hereby is requested to meet with the Honorable Ralph D. Gants, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Honorable Paula M. Carey, Chief Justice of the Trial Court, and Jonathan S. Williams, Court Administrator, the Executive Office of the Trial Court to discuss this matter further.

 

 

 

Meeting History

Feb 26, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED