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as of Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:42 PM

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Mon, Aug 19

5:30pm   Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission Meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

Wed, Aug 21

9:00am-11:00am   Community Benefits Advisory Committee  (Ackermann Room, City Hall)
The Community Benefits Advisory Committee will meet to further refine its strategic goals and advance its overall strategy toward fulfilling its purpose and acting on the Guiding Principles for Community Benefits Funding set forth in the Community Needs Assessment.

3:00pm   License Commission Public Hearing  (831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

3:00pm   The City Council's Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue discussion of the future electric needs of the Kendall Square area and progress toward identifying an alternate, viable location for a new substation other than the proposed site on Fulkerson Street.

5:30pm   Cambridge Redevelopment Authority Board Meeting  (Police Station, First Floor Conference Room, 125 Sixth St.)

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

New Business

Old Business

1. Municipal Election, November 5th
- Official list of candidates   - 2019 ballot layout     - Voter Guide

2. Statement of Financial Interests

Thurs, Aug 22

4:00pm   Affordable Housing Trust meeting  (City Hall, 2nd Floor Ackermann Room, 795 Massachusetts Ave.)

7:00pm   26th Annual Oldtime Baseball Game  (St. Peter's Field, Sherman St.)
Roger Clemens to pitch in 2019 Abbot Financial Management Oldtime Baseball Game. Free admission, no tickets necessary. [Facebook Page][Oldtime Baseball website]


Tues, Sept 3

12:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will reconvene its recessed public hearing of August 13, 2019 to continue discussions on a proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinances to create an Affordable Housing Overlay District. There will be no public comment.  (Sullivan Chamber - Televised)
Note: This "hearing" started on Aug 1 which was recessed and reconvened on Aug 8 which was recessed and reconvened on Aug 13 which was recessed and is scheduled to reconvene on Sept 3. No public comment was permitted after the first date of the hearing. To say that this proposal was "not ready for prime time" may be the understatement of the year - if not the decade. - RW

6:30pm   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 Hearings

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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, Sept 4

5:30-7:30pm   Transit Advisory Committee  (MIT Stata Center, Room 32-144, 32 Vassar St.)

Thurs, Sept 5

6:00pm   Cambridge Historical Commission meeting  (Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave.)

6:00pm   Human Rights Commission Meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

Sat, Sept 7

9:00am-1:00pm   Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day  (Field Street Lot at Danehy Park - enter via Fern St.)

Mon, Sept 9

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

6:00pm   Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission (MCNCDC) meeting  (2nd Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

6:30pm   City Council Public Hearing - First Street Garage  (Sullivan Chamber - Televised) - postponed from July 29

The City Council will hold a public hearing on the disposition of a leasehold interest in 420 parking spaces and approximately 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail (together the “Leasehold Interest”) in the First Street Garage, located at 55 First Street and owned by the City of Cambridge, to the developer Laggatt McCall Properties, which was conditionally awarded the bid pursuant to G.L. Chapter 30B subject to the review and approval of the disposition of the Leasehold Interest by the City Council pursuant to the City’s Municipal Disposition Ordinance, Chapter 2.110 of the Cambridge Municipal Code (the “Disposition Ordinance”). This hearing will be held pursuant to the Disposition Ordinance as part of the legal requirements for disposing of the Leasehold Interest.

Tues, Sept 10

6:30pm   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 Hearings

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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, Sept 11

8:00-9:30am   Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

3:00pm   License Commission Public Hearing  (831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

5:30pm   The City Council's Health and Environmental Committee will conduct a joint public hearing with the Climate Resilience Zoning Task Force to receive an update on the Task Force’s progress to date and to receive input and feedback.  (Sullivan Chamber - Televised)

5:30-7:30pm   Bicycle Committee meeting  (4th Floor Conference Room, 344 Broadway)

Thurs, Sept 12

5:30-7:00pm   Commission for Persons with Disabilities meeting  (51 Inman St., 2nd Floor Conference Room)

Sat, Sept 14

11:00am   Carl Barron Plaza - Design Day Of Engagement  (Carl Barron Plaza, Central Square - intersection of River St and Massachusetts Ave)
Interactive event to get input on and brainstorm design ideas for the Carl Barron Plaza reconstruction as a part of the River Street Reconstruction project.

3:00pm   Carl Barron Plaza - Design Charrette #1  (Carl Barron Plaza, 1 Central Square)
Interactive event to get input on and brainstorm design ideas for the Carl Barron Plaza reconstruction as a part of the River Street Reconstruction project.

Mon, Sept 16

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

6:00pm   Half Crown-Marsh Neighborhood Conservation District Commission Meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

Tues, Sept 17

4:00pm   The City Council's Government Operations/Rules and Claims Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the feasibility of adding a private attorney budget item to the City Council budget to provide the City Council with specific and timely legal guidance on issues before them.  (Sullivan Chamber - Televised)

6:30pm   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 Hearings

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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.

7:00pm   Carl Barron Plaza - Design Charrette #2  (Carl Barron Plaza, Central Square - intersection of River St and Massachusetts Ave)
Interactive event to get input on and brainstorm design ideas for the Carl Barron Plaza reconstruction as a part of the River Street Reconstruction project.

Time TBD   Ward 6 City Council Candidates Forum  (Main Library Lecture Hall)

Wed, Sept 18

6:00pm   Peace Commission meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

Sun, Sept 22

9:30am   12th Cambridge Bow Tie Ride!  (meet at Cambridge Library, 449 Broadway)
Ride departs at 10:00am. Join the Cambridge Bicycle Committee as we trace the bow tie shaped boundaries of the city and celebrate cycling in Cambridge! The ride will begin and end outside of the Cambridge Public Library Main Branch. The ride will be escorted by the Cambridge Police Department's Bike Patrol and take about two hours, including a midway break at the Main Library. We will go at a relaxed pace, but we ask that young children ride tandem with an adult (trailers, bike seats, tag-alongs, etc.). Bike mechanics from Urban AdvenTours will be on hand before the ride to make quick safety checks. The mechanics will be making minor adjustments, like tire pressure, and emergency repairs only. Please make sure your bike is in reasonable working order ahead of the ride. The ride will be cancelled in the case of heavy rain. Announcements regarding rain will be posted on cambridgema.gov/bikerides. There is no registration or charge for the tour -- just show up and enjoy! And don't forget your bow tie!

Mon, Sept 23

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

5:30pm   Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission Meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

Tues, Sept 24

3:00pm   License Commission Public Hearing  (831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

Wed, Sept 25

6:00pm   Police Review and Advisory Board meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

Time TBD   Climate Action Coalition Candidates Forum hosted by Mothers Out Front, 350 and Green Cambridge  (Central Square Senior Center)

Thurs, Sept 26

6:00pm   Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship Meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

6:00pm   LGBTQ+ Meeting  (Windsor St. Health Center, 119 Windsor St.)

6:00pm   Pedestrian Committee Meeting  (City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room, 344 Broadway)


Thurs, Oct 3

6:00pm   Cambridge Historical Commission meeting  (Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave.)

6:00pm   Human Rights Commission Meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

Mon, Oct 7

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

6:00pm   Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission (MCNCDC) meeting  (2nd Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

6:30pm   Tax Rate Hearing  (Sullivan Chamber - Televised)

Tues, Oct 8

6:30pm   Ward 6 School Committee Candidates Forum  (Main Library Lecture Hall)

Wed, Oct 16

8:00-9:30am   Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

5:30-7:30pm   Bicycle Committee meeting  (4th Floor Conference Room, 344 Broadway)

6:00pm   Peace Commission meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

7:00-9:00pm   MCNA City Council Candidates Night  (CRLS Main Cafeteria)

Thurs, Oct 17

Time TBD   PSNA/ANC City Council Candidates Forum  (University Hall, Lesley University, 1815 Mass. Ave., Porter Sq.)

Mon, Oct 21

6:00pm   Half Crown-Marsh Neighborhood Conservation District Commission Meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

Wed, Oct 23

3:00pm   License Commission Public Hearing  (831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

Thurs, Oct 24

6:00pm   Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship Meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

6:00pm   LGBTQ+ Meeting  (Windsor St. Health Center, 119 Windsor St.)

6:00pm   Pedestrian Committee Meeting  (City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room, 344 Broadway)

Time TBD   Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association Candidate Night  (Location TBD)

Mon, Oct 28

5:30pm   Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission Meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

Wed, Oct 30

6:00pm   Police Review and Advisory Board meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)


Mon, Nov 4

6:00pm   Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission (MCNCDC) meeting  (2nd Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Tues, Nov 5

7:00am-8:00pm   Election Day  (Citywide)

Thurs, Nov 7

6:00pm   Cambridge Historical Commission meeting  (Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave.)

6:00pm   Human Rights Commission Meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

Sat, Nov 9

9:00am-1:00pm   Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day  (Field Street Lot at Danehy Park - enter via Fern St.)

Wed, Nov 13

8:00-9:30am   Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

5:30-7:30pm   Bicycle Committee meeting  (4th Floor Conference Room, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Nov 18

6:00pm   Half Crown-Marsh Neighborhood Conservation District Commission Meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

Wed, Nov 20

3:00pm   License Commission Public Hearing  (831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

6:00pm   Peace Commission meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

Thurs, Nov 21

6:00pm   Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship Meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

6:00pm   LGBTQ+ Meeting  (Windsor St. Health Center, 119 Windsor St.)

6:00pm   Pedestrian Committee Meeting  (City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Nov 25

5:30pm   Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission Meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)


Mon, Dec 2

6:00pm   Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission (MCNCDC) meeting  (2nd Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Wed, Dec 4

3:00pm   License Commission Public Hearing  (831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

6:00pm   Police Review and Advisory Board meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

Thurs, Dec 5

6:00pm   Cambridge Historical Commission meeting  (Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave.)

6:00pm   Human Rights Commission Meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

Wed, Dec 11

8:00-9:30am   Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

Mon, Dec 16

6:00pm   Half Crown-Marsh Neighborhood Conservation District Commission Meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

Wed, Dec 18

3:00pm   License Commission Public Hearing  (831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)

6:00pm   Peace Commission meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

Thurs, Dec 19

6:00pm   Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship Meeting  (2nd Floor Conference Room, 51 Inman St.)

Mon, Dec 30

5:30pm   Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission Meeting  (Lombardi Building, 831 Mass. Ave, Basement Conference Room)


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