City Council Meeting – June 10th, 2024

Meeting Link

City Manager’s Agenda

Grants And Appropriations

  • #1 (CMA 2024 #118) – $60,000 grant from the Harvard Business School Leadership Fellows Program to the Executive Salaries and Wages account
  • #2 (CMA 2024 #119) – $21,023 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG entitlement program to, “provide affordable housing, revitalize neighborhoods, and expand economic opportunities to low and moderate-income persons.”
  • #3 (CMA 2024 #120) – $31,428.45 grant from the HOME Grant Program Income to support the development of affordable housing activities
  • #4 (CMA 2024 #121) – $9,988 grant from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Income for the development of affordable housing

Communications and Reports

  • #5 (CMA 2024 #122) – Notice that some funds and appropriations will need to be shuffled around for the end of the 2024 fiscal year
  • #6 (CMA 2024 #123) – The fourth annual Cycling Safety Ordinance (CSO) progress report. Click here for the full PDF.
  • #7 (CMA 2024 #124) – A detailed justification for the increased fees for Youth Centers for the 2024-2025 school year

Policy Orders

  • #1 (POR #76) – Requests that the City Manager provide an update to the Municipal Facilities Improvement Plan (MFIP)
  • #2 (POR #77) – That the council go on record requesting, “that MassDOT begin engaging with Cambridge residents and the Cambridgeport neighborhood early and often throughout the BU Rotary/Reid Overpass Reconstruction.”
  • #3 (POR #78) – Requesting that the City Manager support local news production by conducting a $100,000 per year city-backed news fund pilot for up to three years
  • #4 (POR #79) – That the council go on record urging Fenway Health to reconsider the closure of the Central Square Boomerangs thrift store
  • #5 (POR #80) Late Order – That the council go on record asking Rockland Trust to use a grant model so that the city may support the Neville Center nursing home

Charter Right Policy Orders

  • #1 (POR 2024 #70) – Requesting that the city, “explore the feasibility of delaying the Mass Avenue reconstruction project to minimize its impact upon the busy season for restaurants and other affected businesses.”

All comments are from members of our comment team.

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