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as of Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:04 PM

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Thurs, Feb 23

6:00pm   Black History Month Event - Bernice L. McFadden  (Main Library, Lecture Hall: 6:00pm dinner, 6:30 Program

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of nine critically acclaimed novels including Sugar, Loving Donovan, Nowhere Is a Place, The Warmest December, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012), and Glorious, which was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. Her latest novel, The Book of Harlan, a Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, has been nominated for the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

This Black History Month event is sponsored by the Office of Mayor E. Denise Simmons, Cambridge Employees’ Committee on Diversity, and the Cambridge Public Library. For more information about Black History Month events in and around Cambridge, visit www.cambridgema.gov/mayor/blackhistorymonth, or contact the Office Mayor E. Denise Simmons at 617-349-4321 or dsimmons@cambridgema.gov.

Mon, Feb 27

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Feb 28

3:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct an additional hearing to discuss a petition by the City Council to amend provisions of the Zoning Ordinance related to Inclusionary Housing, including the insertion of new definitions in Article 2.000 and the substitution of revised zoning text for the current text to Sections 11.200 through 11.206. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

General Business

1. Update from the Community Development Department

2. Adoption of Planning Board meeting transcripts

Public Hearing

7:00pm   98 Winthrop Street, Healthy Pharms, Inc., seeks special permits pursuant to Section 10.43 Special Permit and 20.700 Registered Marijuana Dispensary for a proposal to convert existing space into a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (PB#325). Zoning provisions for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries are now contained in Section 11.800 rather than Section 20.700 per Ordinance #1387 adopted on February 6, 2017.

General Business

3. Board of Zoning Appeal Case 012446-2017 – 671-675 Concord Avenue, Comprehensive Permit for new construction of a multifamily structure with 98 rental units. Relief sought is Sections 5.32 dimensional requirements, 6.12 parking, 22.23 Green Building, 20.64.2 and 20.64.3 Parkway Overlay, 20.95.1, 2095.2 and 20.95.4 Alewife Overlay District.

4. PB#303 – MIT SoMa Open Space Design Review – comment will be taken.

5. PB#303 – MIT SoMa Building 3 Design Review – comment will be taken.

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. Full zoning petition texts available online at: www.cambridgema.gov/cdd/zoninganddevelopment/zoning/amendments.


Wed, Mar 1

4:00pm   The City Council's Public Safety Committee will conduct a public hearing to draft language for short-term rental regulations to be forwarded to the Ordinance Committee.  (Sullivan Chamber)

5:30pm   Cambridge Election Commission meeting  (1st Floor Meeting Room, 51 Inman St.)

I. MINUTES

II. REPORTS

1. Executive Director’s Report

2. Assistant Director's Report

3. Commissioners' Reports

III. PUBLIC COMMENT

IV. ACTION AGENDA

Unfinished Business

1. 2017 Annual City Census

New Business

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6:00-8:00pm   Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee meeting  (4th Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Mar 6

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Mar 8

3:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the Municipal Code in Chapter 8.12.010 entitled “Self-service station regulations.”  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 13

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, Mar 16

3:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a zoning petition filed by Richard Harding et al to amend the Central Square Overlay District by amending Sections 20.307.8.1(a) and (b) and 20.307.6.2(a). This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 20

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Mar 22

3:00pm   The City Council's Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive an update from City Staff on recent changes regrading leaf blowers made since a hearing held in June2016, including enforcement, the purchase and pilot of green landscaping equipment, plans for a pilot program in spring 2017 to use green equipment in two parks, and any other updates on efforts the City is taking in regards to leaf blowers.  (Sullivan Chamber)

 
Jimmy Tingle
Cambridge's own Jimmy Tingle

CALLING ALL STUDENTS AND ADULTS

IT’S TIME TO TEST YOUR SMARTS AT THE
CRLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL
“ARE YOU AS SMART AS A CRLS STUDENT?”
COMMUNITY ACADEMIC CHALLENGE

$300, $200 and $100 PRIZES
FOR STUDENT TEAM WINNERS

Jimmy Tingle, CAMBRIDGE ALUM AND STAND UP
COMEDIAN WILL BE THE GUEST MC

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 @ 7:00PM

WHERE: FITZGERALD THEATRE

WHAT: STUDENT TEAMS OF FOUR WILL COMPETE
AGAINST ADULT TEAMS OF FOUR

HOW: ADULTS AND STUDENTS CAN REGISTER THEIR TEAM AT
crlsacademiccontest@gmail.com or call 617-784-5838 FOR MORE INFORMATION

QUESTIONS WILL COVER A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS

THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

MUSIC by the CRLS JAZZ COMBO
REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

LAST YEAR’S CONTEST WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

 
CRLS

 

Mon, Mar 27

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Mar 29

3:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment to strike out Section 8.23 entitled “Non-conformity” and substitute in place thereof a new Section 8.23. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Apr 3

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Apr 5

6:00-8:00pm   Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee meeting  (4th Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Apr 24

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Apr 26

3:00pm   The City Council's Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive an update on the City’s urban forestry programs, tree inventory and maintenance, planting programs, the role of the Committee on Public Planting, the impacts of the drought on the urban forest, and any other matters related to trees.  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, May 1

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, May 2

9:00am   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the FY2018 City Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 8

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, May 9

6:00pm   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the FY2018 School Department Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 10

9:00am   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the FY2018 City Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, May 11

9:00am   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the FY2018 City Budget (if necessary). This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 15

4:00pm   2017 Scholarship Award Ceremony  (Sullivan Chamber)

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 17

6:00-8:00pm   Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee meeting  (4th Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Mon, May 22

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, June 5

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 12

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 19

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 26

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Aug 7

5:30pm   Special (Midsummer) City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


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