Call to Order
Roll Call
I. Reconsideration List
There are no Reconsideration items.
II. City Manager's Agenda
1. CMA 2016 #307 : Transmitting Communication from Lisa Peterson, Acting City Manager, relative to the appropriation of the Cultural Investment Portfolio grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in the amount of $7,500 to the Grant Fund Historical Commission Salaries and Wages account ($7,000) and the Grant Fund Historical Commission Other Ordinary Maintenance account ($500), to be used to continue to support part-time archives assistants, who maintain the public archive of Cambridge history. ORDER ADOPTED [Unanimous]
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2. CMA 2016 #308 : Transmitting Communication from Lisa Peterson, Acting City Manager, relative to the transfer of $25,000 from the General Fund Employee Benefits (Insurance) Salary and Wages account to the General Fund Library Travel and Training (Judgment and Damages) account to cover current and anticipated medical services and/or prescription reimbursement costs for the remainder of the fiscal year for Library personnel injured in the performance of their duties. ORDER ADOPTED [Unanimous]
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III. Calendar
Charter Right
1. POR 2016 #262 : 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. ORDER ADOPTED Calendar

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

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2. POR 2016 #274 : That the City Manager is requested to consult with the appropriate individuals in order to create or procure a portrait of Barbara Ackermann with the goal of unveiling this portrait for display in the Sullivan Chamber by March 2017. ORDER ADOPTED Calendar

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

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3. POR 2016 #273 : That the City Manager is requested to confer with relevant City staff and report back to the City Council on all issues having to do with the testing for any presence of chromium-6 in Cambridge’s drinking water and any relevant plans to deal with this issue. ORDER ADOPTED Calendar

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

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4. POR 2016 #271 : 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. ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED Calendar

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

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5. POR 2016 #270 : City Council opposition to any pathway or other intrusion which might be developed through the woods, marshes, or Bordering Land Subject to Flooding (BLSF) or other natural resource habitat to create a pedestrian trail to the Alewife T stop from areas west and north of Little River and to any other development which could in any way impact the 100-year flood plain which is predicted to experience such flooding every 30 years, and wetlands, BLSF, or bordering vegetated wetlands (BVW), associated with the Alewife Reservation. ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED Calendar

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

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6. POR 2016 #276 : That the City Manager is requested to direct the City Solicitor and the appropriate staff to draft an ordinance to require that gas pumps be labeled with a “purely factual and uncontroversial” environmental warning about fossil fuels’ effect on climate change. ORDER FAILED OF ADOPTION [4 to 4] Calendar

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

FAILED OF ADOPTION

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On the Table
7. APP 2016 #29 : An application was received from CareWell Urgent Care, requesting permission for a sandwich board sign in front of the premises numbered 601 Concord Avenue. NO ACTION TAKEN

Tabled on a motion by Councillor Devereux on April 25, 2016.

a. Carewell Urgent Care Sidewalk Petition
8. APP 2016 #30 : An application was received from Esmeralda, requesting permission for a sandwich board sign in front of the premises numbered 54 Church Street. NO ACTION TAKEN

Tabled on a motion by Councillor Devereux on April 25, 2016.

a. Esmeralda Sidewalk Petition
9. POR 2016 #184 : The City Manager is requested to confer with the appropriate departments to organize regular suppers on the second Saturday of each month, starting on the 13th of August, with free food for the Cambridge community in open public spaces throughout the various Cambridge neighborhoods. NO ACTION TAKEN

CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR MAZEN ON JUNE 20, 2016. TABLED ON A MOTION BY COUNCILLOR MAZEN ON JUNE 27, 2016.

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10. APP 2016 #51 : An application was received from the Boston Ballet, 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, requesting permission to hang twenty-three temporary banners on electrical poles in Harvard Square. These banners will promote the Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker. The temporary banners will be hung from November 17 to January 3, 2017. Approval has been received from the Electrical Department. NO ACTION TAKEN

CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY MAYOR SIMMONS ON AUGUST 1, 2016.

 

Tabled on motion of Councillor Toomey on September 12, 2016.

a. Boston Ballet Application
11. CRT 2016 #54 : A communication was received from Donna P. Lopez, City Clerk, transmitting a report from Councillor Dennis J. Carlone and Councillor Leland Cheung, Co-Chairs of the Ordinance Committee, for a public hearing held on September 22, 2016 to discuss the zoning petition filed by Jane W. Heatley, President of the William Noyes Webster Foundation, Inc. to amend Section 20.700, Medical Marijuana Overlay Districts by extending the district. NO ACTION TAKEN

TABLED ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR CHEUNG ON OCTOBER 17, 2016.

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a. William Noyes Webster Foundation
IV. Applications and Petitions
1. APP 2016 #88 : An application was received from Season To Taste Catering LLC, requesting permission for an awning at the premises numbered 2447 Massachusetts Avenue. Approval has been received from Inspectional Services, Department of Public Works, Community Development Department and abutters. ORDER ADOPTED
a. Season To Taste Catering Awning
2. APP 2016 #89 : An application was received from Manning Apartments LLC, Cambridge Housing Authority, requesting permission for a curb cut at the premises numbered 237 Franklin Street; said petition has received approval from Inspectional Services, Traffic, Parking and Transportation, Historical Commission and Public Works. Response has been received from the neighborhood association. ORDER ADOPTED
a. 237 Franklin Street curb cut
3. APP 2016 #90 : An application was received from Anish Shah, requesting permission to widen an existing curb cut at the premises numbered 341 Pearl Street; said petition has received approval from Inspectional Services, Traffic, Parking and Transportation, Historical Commission and Public Works. Response has been received from the neighborhood association. ORDER ADOPTED
a. 341 Pearl Street curb cut
4. APP 2016 #91 : An application was received from Caffe Nero, requesting permission for a projecting sign at the premises numbered 589 Massachusetts Avenue. Approval has been received from Inspectional Services, Department of Public Works, Community Development Department and abutters. ORDER ADOPTED
a. Caffe Nero projecting sign
V. Communications
1. COM 428 #2016 : A communication was received from Cayla Saret, 407 Broadway, regarding bike safety. PLACED ON FILE
a. Cayla Saret
2. COM 429 #2016 : A communication was received from Anne Marie Biernacki, 7 Newport Road, in support of the policy orders supporting bike lanes and other infrastructure in Cambridge. PLACED ON FILE
a. Anne Marie Biernacki
3. COM 430 #2016 : A communication was received from Susan Greenhalgh, 17 Royal Avenue, regarding bicycle safety. PLACED ON FILE
a. Susan Greenhalgh
4. COM 431 #2016 : A communication was received from Ginger Ryan, 35 Crescent Street, regarding bike safety. PLACED ON FILE
a. Ginger Ryan
5. COM 432 #2016 : A communication was received from Carol Lee Rawn, 59 Larchwood Drive, urging support for protected bike lanes. PLACED ON FILE
a. Carol Lee Rawn
6. COM 433 #2016 : A communication was received from Randy Stern, Kenwood Street, regarding policy orders on cyclist safety. PLACED ON FILE
a. Randy Stern
7. COM 434 #2016 : A communication was received from Deborah New, 14 Cambridge Terrace, regarding safe streets. PLACED ON FILE
a. Deborah New
8. COM 435 #2016 : A communication was received from Jen Davison, Associate Director, Academic and Development Coordination, Harvard University, Alumni Affairs and Development, 124 Mount Auburn Street, regarding bike safety concerns. PLACED ON FILE
a. Jen Davison
9. COM 436 #2016 : A communication was received from Rosha Forman, 77 Pearl Street, in support of a bike lane on Pearl Street. PLACED ON FILE
a. Rosha Forman
10. COM 437 #2016 : A communication was received from Christine M. Casalini, regarding safe street for everyone. PLACED ON FILE
a. Christine M. Casalini
11. COM 438 #2016 : A communication was received from Vivek Sikri, 64 Allston Street, regarding safe streets, bike lanes and bike safety. PLACED ON FILE
a. Vivek Sikri
12. COM 439 #2016 : A communication was received from Robert J. La Tremouille, regarding Communication #6 of October 17, 2016, Michael Turk, concerning Harvard's relation to tenant regulation in the City of Cambridge. PLACED ON FILE
a. Robert J. La Tremouille
13. COM 440 #2016 : A communication was received from Megan Brook, 103 Inman Street, regarding electric powered leaf blowers. PLACED ON FILE
a. Megan Brook
14. COM 441 #2016 : A communication was received from Jo M. Solet, 15 Berkeley Street, regarding electric powered leaf blowers . PLACED ON FILE
a. Jo M. Solet
15. COM 442 #2016 : A communication was received from Marcie Whichard, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs, Petco and Maureen Kats, Senior Counsel and Government Affairs, PetSmart, clarifying the intent of their previous letter and amendment proposal regarding "Restrictions of the Sale of Animals in Stores." PLACED ON FILE
a. Petco and PetSmart communication
16. COM 443 #2016 : A communication was received from Ellen and Robert Pinsky, 8 Maple Avenue, regarding new regulations for short-term rentals. PLACED ON FILE
a. Pinsky communication
17. COM 444 #2016 : A communication was received from Robert J. La Tremouille, Individually, and as Chair, Friends of the White Geese, regarding the governmental destruction on the Charles River, late 2016, part 2. PLACED ON FILE
a. Robert J. La Tremouille
18. COM 445 #2016 : A communication was received from Preston Gralla, 19 Beech Street, in support of landmark designation for Harvard Square's Out-of-Town news kiosk. PLACED ON FILE
a. Preston Gralla
19. COM 446 #2016 : A communication was received from James M. Williamson, 1000 Jackson Place, regarding landmark designation for the historic Harvard Square Out-of-Town News kiosk. PLACED ON FILE
a. James M. Williamson
20. COM 447 #2016 : A communication was received from Patricia Sakata and Nick Follett, 19 Shepard Street, regarding the Shepard Restaurant: wood burning stove policy. PLACED ON FILE
a. Patricia and Nick
21. COM 448 #2016 : A communication was received from John Pitkin, 18 Fayette Street, regarding landmark designation for the historic Harvard Square Out-of-Town News kiosk. PLACED ON FILE
a. John Pitkin
22. COM 449 #2016 : A communication was received from Abhishek Syal, Secretary, Our Harvard SQ, transmitting support for landmark designation for the Harvard Square kiosk. PLACED ON FILE
a. Abhishek Syal
23. COM 450 #2016 : A communication was received from Astrid and Doug Dodds, 73 Wendell Street, regarding the Harvard Square kiosk. PLACED ON FILE
a. Astrid and Doug Dodds
24. COM 451 #2016 : A communication was received from Caroline James, 114R Beacon Street, in support of initiating a landmark designation study for the Harvard Square kiosk. PLACED ON FILE
a. Caroline James
25. COM 452 #2016 : A communication was received from Carole L. Perrault, 9 Dana Street, regarding landmark designation for the Harvard Square kiosk. PLACED ON FILE
a. Carole L. Perrault
26. COM 453 #2016 : A communication was received from Richard Miner, 2 Hemlock Road, in support of the wood fired grill at Shepard. PLACED ON FILE
a. Richard Miner
27. COM 454 #2016 : A communication was received from Jodi C. Rand, transmitting a petition to create a memorial for Dorothy Steele at Fresh Pond. REFERRED

REFERRED TO POLICY ORDER #9

a. Jodi Rand
28. COM 455 #2016 : A communication was received from Steedman Bass, 6 Shepard Street, in support of the ban of commercial wood burning stoves in Cambridge due to the deleterious public health impact. PLACED ON FILE
a. Steedman Bass
29. COM 456 #2016 : A communication was received from Andy Husbands, l Kendall Square, regarding wood cookery and American BBQ is America’s true cuisine and expressing concern about banning wood cookery. PLACED ON FILE
a. Andy Husbands
30. COM 457 #2016 : A communication was received from Ivan Bereznicki, 9 Wendell Street, in support of the restaurant on Shepard Street. PLACED ON FILE
a. Ivan Bereznicki
31. COM 458 #2016 : A communication was received from Marilee Meyer, 10 Dana Street, in support of landmarking the Kiosk. PLACED ON FILE
a. Marilee Meyer
32. COM 459 #2016 : A communication was received from Deborah Zucker, 3 Shepard Street, urging the City Council to pass the ban on commercial wood burning stoves. PLACED ON FILE
a. Deborah Zucker
33. COM 460 #2016 : A communication was received from Patricia Whelan, regarding the negative health impacts caused by commercial wood burning stoves. PLACED ON FILE
a. Patricia Whelan
34. COM 461 #2016 : A communication was received from Rene Becker, 25 Manassas Avenue, regarding the efforts made to reduce and clean the exhaust at the Shepard Restaurant. PLACED ON FILE
a. Rene Becker
35. COM 462 #2016 : A communication was received from Nick Follett, 19 Shepard Street, expressing support for the restaurant on Shepard Street. PLACED ON FILE
a. Nick Follett
36. COM 463 #2016 : A communication was received from Ronald H. Axelrod, 26 Shepard Street, in opposition to the Policy Order to ban commercial wood burning stoves. PLACED ON FILE
a. Ronald H. Axelrod
37. COM 464 #2016 : A communication was received from Gary Mello, 324 Franklin Street, regarding the Committee Report on the drought situation and purchasing MWRA water. PLACED ON FILE
a. Gary Mello
38. COM 465 #2016 : A communication was transmitted by Tracy Wax on behalf of the Cambridge Business Coalition, in opposition to regulating or banning wood fired ovens in commercial establishments. PLACED ON FILE
a. Tracy Wax
39. COM 466 #2016 : A communication was received from Keren Schlomy, 175 Richdale Avenue, relating to commercial establishments operating wood-fired ovens. PLACED ON FILE
a. Keren Schlomy
40. COM 467 #2016 : A communication was received from Kevin Lee, 3 Shepard Street, in support of banning wood fired commercial ovens. PLACED ON FILE
a. Kevin Lee
41. COM 468 #2016 : A communication was received from Ruth Ryals, 115 Upland Road, regarding the Policy Order on commercial wood fired ovens and supporting restaurants operating wood fired grills in the City. PLACED ON FILE
a. Ruth Ryals
42. COM 469 #2016 : A communication was received from Carol Weinhaus, 271 Concord Avenue, in support of the Shepard Restaurant and the Hi-Rise Bakery. PLACED ON FILE
a. Carol Weinhaus
43. COM 470 #2016 : A communication was received from Kristin Mahon, 267 Concord Avenue, in support of the Shepard Restaurant. PLACED ON FILE
a. Kristin Mahon
44. COM 471 #2016 : A communication was received from Jason Pugatch, 34 1/2 Shepard Street, regarding the wood burning commercial oven at the Shepard Restaurant. PLACED ON FILE
a. Jason Pugatch
45. COM 472 #2016 : A communication was received from Klaus Lowenstein, transmitting recommendations for bicycle education. PLACED ON FILE
a. Klaus Lowenstein
VI. Resolutions
1. RES 2016 #343 : Resolution on the death of Elisabeth J. "Betty" Johnson. ORDER ADOPTED
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2. RES 2016 #344 : Resolution on the death of Incoronata "Millie" (Colella) Centanni. ORDER ADOPTED
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3. RES 2016 #345 : Welcoming Reverend and Mrs. Coplin back to Cambridge. ORDER ADOPTED
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4. RES 2016 #346 : Best wishes for a successful fundraiser to the Syrian American Medical Society. ORDER ADOPTED
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5. RES 2016 #347 : Resolution on the death of Mr. Maurice Lee Anderson ORDER ADOPTED
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6. RES 2016 #348 : Congratulations To The Rainbow Times. ORDER ADOPTED
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7. RES 2016 #349 : Resolution on the death of Louise V. Selma ORDER ADOPTED
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8. RES 2016 #350 : Extending the City Council's Appreciation to volunteers and performers of Diwali 2016. ORDER ADOPTED
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9. RES 2016 #351 : Resolution on the death of Isabel L. Kilfoyle. ORDER ADOPTED
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10. RES 2016 #352 : Wishing Marylinn Brass a Happy 75th Birthday. ORDER ADOPTED
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11. RES 2016 #353 : Congratulations to Boston Casting for 25 years of Excellence in Casting. ORDER ADOPTED
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12. RES 2016 #354 : That the City Council go on record thanking Mary Grassi for her commitment to the youth and families of Cambridge and congratulating her on the 20th year of the Cambridge Family Literacy Day. ORDER ADOPTED
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VII. Policy Order and Resolution List
1. POR 2016 #279 : That the City Manager is requested to confer with the Cambridge Health Department and the Cambridge Prevention Coalition to discuss applying for a Youth Opioid Prevention grant to help further their work educating Cambridge youth on the dangers of opiates. ORDER ADOPTED
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2. POR 2016 #280 : That the Public Safety Committee hold a public hearing to hear about the various uses of drones in Cambridge and any concerns residents may have about them, with the goal of recommending guidelines for a municipal ordinance that would protect the public safety and the privacy of residents. ORDER ADOPTED
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3. POR 2016 #281 : That the Chair of the Economic Development and University Relations Committee be and hereby is requested to schedule a hearing as soon as is feasible to invite representatives of Equity One, Colliers International, Dow & Stearns Trust, Harvard University, Gerald Chan from Morningside Group, the Historical Commission and the Harvard Square Business Association to share their thoughts about the future of Harvard Square on the record, for business owners to share their concerns, and to provide the community with an opportunity to weigh in on this important discussion. ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
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4. POR 2016 #282 : That the City Manager take the necessary measures to ensure that all Department Heads and legislative leaders are fully aware of, engaged, and given opportunities to participate in the City’s ongoing cultural competency trainings and programs. ORDER ADOPTED
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5. POR 2016 #283 : That the City Council go on record in support of asking the Cambridge Historical Commission to initiate a landmark designation study process on the Harvard Square kiosk. ORDER ADOPTED
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6. POR 2016 #284 : That the City Manager coordinate with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department and any other necessary departments, be it city or state, to determine which pedestrian crosswalks are in need of additional on street signage. ORDER ADOPTED
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7. POR 2016 #285 : That the Regular City Council meeting of November 28 be scheduled as Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss Universal Pre-K. ORDER ADOPTED
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8. POR 2016 #286 : The City Manager coordinate with the Finance Department, Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, and community stakeholders to outline a proposed system of governance, management, and stakeholder engagement for the Foundry, to be discussed in a public forum with the Council and community. CHARTER RIGHT

CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR TOOMEY ON OCTOBER 31, 2016. PLACED ON THE TABLE ON VOICE VOTE OF SIX MEMBERS ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR TOOMEY.

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9. POR 2016 #287 : That the City manager provide an update on Dorothy Steele Dedication. ORDER ADOPTED
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10. POR 2016 #288 : That the City Council acknowledges that said residents and other users desire the City to immediately enact safety improvements to bicycle infrastructure, starting with separated bike lanes on all major city thoroughfares. ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED

Referred to the Neighborhood and Long Term Planning Committee.

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a. ORIGINAL ORDER
b. PETITION FOR SAFE STREETS IN CAMBRIDGE.
c. PETITION FOR SAFE STREETS IN CAMBRIDGE.
d. ORIGINAL ORDER
11. POR 2016 #289 : That the City Manager confer with relevant City Departments to create a Commonwealth Connects category for residents negatively impacted by short-term rental activity. ORDER ADOPTED
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12. POR 2016 #290 : That the City Manager is request to confer with the City of Boston to include Cambridge in the autonomous vehicle initiative as a partner. ORDER ADOPTED
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13. POR 2016 #291 : That the City Manager is requested to instruct the Managing Director of the Water Department to provide monthly updates to the City Council on the drought situation . ORDER ADOPTED
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14. POR 2016 #292 : That the City Manager is requested to confer with the City Solicitor to determine which public campaign finance options are legal for municipal elections in Cambridge and to report back. ORDER ADOPTED
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15. POR 2016 #293 : That the City Manager is requested to revise and reissue the Kiosk consultant RFP to extend the due dates for questions and bids to January 1 and January 31, 2017, to allow the City adequate time to broadly advertise and promote the consultant contract in order to solicit bids from a larger, more diverse applicant pool, and the task force has the opportunity to meet at least once before questions and bids are due. ORDER ADOPTED
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VIII. Committee Reports
1. CRT 2016 #58 : A communication was received from Donna P. Lopez, City Clerk transmitting a report from Councillor Jan Devereux, Chair of the Health and Environment Committee for a public hearing held on September 28, 2016 to discuss the ongoing drought and the impact on the Cambridge water supply, what restrictions on water use may be appropriate to consider and what public outreach is needed on water conservation measures. REPORT ACCEPTED

REPORT ACCEPTED, PLACED ON FILE AND ORDER ADOPTED SEE ORDER #13

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2. CRT 2016 #59 : A communication was received from Paula M. Crane, Deputy City Clerk, transmitting a report from Councillor Nadeem Mazen, Chair of the Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee, for a public hearing held on August 29, 2016 to discuss different models for campaign finance reform and publicly-funded municipal elections in Cambridge, and will focus on receiving feedback from the community. REPORT ACCEPTED

REPORT ACCEPTED, PLACED ON FILE AND ORDER ADOPTED SEE ORDER #14

 

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a. NLTP models for campaign finance reform
3. CRT 2016 #60 : A communication was received from Paula M. Crane, Deputy City Clerk, transmitting a report from Councillor Nadeem Mazen, Chair of the Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee, for a public hearing held on August 25, 2016 to discuss improving voter turnout for the municipal elections in Cambridge through voter reward options and will focus on receiving feedback from the community. REPORT ACCEPTED

REPORT ACCEPTED AND PLACED ON FILE

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IX. Communications and Reports from City Officers
1. COF 2016 #38 : A communication was received from Mayor E. Denise Simmons, informing the City Council they may go into Executive Session on Monday to discuss on-going contract negotiations with the prospective City Manager. VOTE CARRIED [Unanimous]

VOTE TO MOVE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION CARRIED

a. Executive Session
Appended Information
Awaiting Report List
1. AR-16-19 : Report on hygiene products in public restrooms.
2. AR-16-24 : Report on what additional measures can be taken to ensure that pedestrians are able to safely cross at the intersection of Cameron Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue.
3. AR-16-26 : Report on the possibility of the City Council implementing a zoning change, on the permitting of all new restaurants where a wood-fired oven is used as a significant method of food preparation.
4. AR-16-42 : Report on plans for the former Riverside Community Health Center on Western Avenue, including transfer of ownership of the building to the City and the process for determining future usage.
5. AR-16-47 : Report on ways to improve the public noticing of proposed building demolitions consistent with the outreach used for variances and special permits and to consider extending the amount of time to consider whether a property is historically significant.
6. AR-16-50 : Report on the use of City office and meeting space for non-City appointed functions by non-City officials.
7. AR-16-51 : Report on the City's policies and best practices in the use and supervision of City Council interns.
8. AR-16-52 : Report on the City’s use of push-button caution lights at crosswalks and to determine any decrease in pedestrian legal rights should they be hit.
9. AR-16-53 : Report on the feasibility of either using City funds to subsidize the cost of installing and removing air conditioning units from Cambridge Housing Authority-owned apartments at a reduced cost.
10. AR-16-55 : Report on the feasibility of placing sunscreen dispensers containing broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher at Cambridge parks and playgrounds.
11. AR-16-56 : Report on creating Sobering Centers and a Cold Weather Plan prior to the winter of 2016.
12. AR-16-58 : Report on outreach efforts to survey the City’s small business owners to determine how many of these businesses expect to remain in their current locations over the next half decade.
13. AR-16-64 : Report on reinstating trash and recycling pick up for small businesses.
14. AR-16-66 : Report on how traffic laws pertaining to crosswalks are currently enforced throughout the City and whether there can be stricter laws to ultimately increase pedestrian safety.
15. AR-16-68 : Report on implementing a nomination based "Artist of the Month" program along with a $2,000 grant and to remove the long-form application in favor of a nomination-based system.
16. AR-16-69 : Report on the necessary resources needed to survey, plan and restore the Cambridge mural at Rindge Field.
17. AR-16-70 : Report on what measures the City can take to reimburse the filing fees for individuals who have successfully contested their civil traffic tickets issued in Cambridge in court.
18. AR-16-71 : Report on the feasibility of creating a temporary jobs program geared toward Cambridge’s homeless population and/or determine the feasibility of awarding homeless with priority in the City’s 9-week temporary jobs program.
19. AR-16-72 : Report on resolving the audio and visual issues in the Sullivan Chamber.
20. AR-16-74 : Report on producing a new status report that reviews the Harvard Square Conservation District’s effectiveness since 2005, and that considers whether new zoning regulations may be necessary to fulfill the community’s goals.
21. AR-16-75 : Report on a suitable replacement for the crumb-rubber turf used on City playgrounds.
22. AR-16-76 : Report on implementing an electronic public comment display in the Sullivan Chamber, listing the speaker’s name and affiliation as well as a timer.
23. AR-16-77 : Report on measures to prevent future bicycle accidents and fatalities and making streets safer for bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians.
24. AR-16-78 : Report on the design of a pilot system of flex-post separated bike lanes and intersections along Massachusetts Avenue, Hampshire Street and Cambridge Street for bike safety.
25. AR-16-79 : Report on further restricting the routes of travel and delivery hours of oversized trucks on City Streets.
26. AR-16-80 : Report on developing an over-arching work plan for policy orders from the October 17th meeting that pertain to bicycle safety.
Adjournment