Cambridge Civic Calendar
as of Friday, November 21, 2014 9:24 PM

Official City of Cambridge Calendar

Hearing Schedule for City Council and its Committees

City Council Committees - scheduled meetings and links to committee reports

Official Index of Cambridge City Council meeting agendas

Current School Committee Calendar (with links to agendas)

Community Development Department Calendar (use City Category menu)

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Mon, Nov 24

9:30am   The City Council will conduct a walking tour of the Concord Alewife Area  (meet at 9:30am in New Street parking lot at Danehy Park)

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

Tues, Nov 25

5:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the Timothy R. Flaherty, et al. II zoning petition requesting the City Council to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Cambridge to expand the Medical Marijuana Overlay District, MMD-1 to encompass 61 Mooney Street. This hearing to be televised.  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

General Business

1. Update by Brian Murphy, Assistant City Manager for Community Development.

2. Adoption of the Meeting Transcript(s)

3. Board of Zoning Appeal Cases

Public Hearing

7:00pm   PB#293 (continued) 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Special Permit to construct approximately 77,000 square feet of new gross floor area within the existing campus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government pursuant to Section 19.20 – Project Review Special Permit by President and Fellows of Harvard College. The proponent will also request Board of Zoning Appeal dimension variances for setback relief, height of the proposed loading bays and width of the proposed curb cut at Eliot Street.

8:00pm   PB#286 (continued) 75 New Street, Special Permit to construct 93 residential units pursuant to the Project Review Special Permit (Section 19.23); Special Permit for Multifamily housing in the Industry A-1 District (Section 4.26.3), Reduction of the Side and Rear Yard Setbacks (Section 5.34.2(b)), Setback Reduction of On-Grade Parking and for On-Grade Parking within 10 feet of the building (Sections 6.44.1(a), (b) and (g) and 10.45) and Waiver of Parking Screening Requirements (Section 6.47.8). By Abodez Acorn 75 New Street LLC.

General Business items may be taken out of the order in which they appear on the agenda above. Times for General Business items are approximate. Public comments are taken only during a Public Hearing. During the discussion and deliberation on General Business items, the Planning Board does not solicit public comment. The City of Cambridge will provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities upon request. Please make requests for alternative formats at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Planning Board staff listed below. For further information concerning this agenda, please contact Liza Paden, Planning Board staff, at 617 349 4647, lpaden@cambridgema.gov. Applications and Petitions are online at www.cambridgema.gov/cdd.


Mon, Dec 1

5:30pm   City Council Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss city-wide planning, including discussions with the Planning Board. No public comment. No votes will be taken. Meeting will not be televised.  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room)

Tues, Dec 2

4:00pm   The City Council's Human Services and Veterans Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss poverty and issues related to the experience of organizations working with those living in poverty.  (831 Mass. Ave., Basement Conference Room)

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Wed, Dec 3

3:00pm   The City Council's Public Safety Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss fire safety, including a review of Cambridge Fire Department operations, what happens to people after a fire, trends in fire safety and how possible fire safety hazards such as abandoned buildings are reviewed.  (831 Mass. Ave., Bsmt. Conference Room)

Mon, Dec 8

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Dec 9

5:30pm   The City Council's Public Safety Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss what can be done about double utility poles and underground wires.  (Ackermann Room)

Wed, Dec 10

5:30pm   The City Council's Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee and the Economic Development and University Relations Committee will be hosting a STEAM Summit to present research conducted by the STEAM Working Group. The summit invites the greater Cambridge community to hear the working group's recommendations around STEAM-related workforce development, issues of access and equity in the innovation economy, and best practices. Final recommendations will be sent to the full City Council and then forwarded to the City Manager for his consideration and actions.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Dec 15

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Dec 16

5:30pm   The City Council's Public Safety Committee will conduct a public hearing to review the City's Emergency Response/Preparations when dignitaries visit the city or when there is a major event occurring in Cambridge.  (Ackermann Room)

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Dec 22

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Dec 29

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber) - cancelled


Mon, Jan 5

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Jan 7

4:00pm   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss discretionary budgeting and the feasibility of introducing Home Rule Petitions regarding an increase to the residential exemption, a tax credit for benevolent landlords and a property transfer tax for those coming to Cambridge to speculate on land.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Jan 12

5:30pm   City Council Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss city-wide planning, including discussions with the Planning Board. No public comment. No votes will be taken. Meeting will not be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Jan 14

4:00pm   The City Council's Human Services and Veterans Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the City's Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Jan 26

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Feb 2

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Feb 9

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Feb 23

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Mar 2

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 9

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 16

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 23

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 30

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


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