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as of Monday, August 29, 2016 4:10 PM

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Cambridge Fire DepartmentCambridge Fire Department: A visual exhibition celebrating 184 years of service
8:30am, August 15 – 5:00pm, September 30 at Cambridge Arts Gallery 344, 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor

The exhibit explores the incredibly varied aspects of the past 184 years of service provided by the Cambridge Fire Department. The installation contains stories of famous fires, the evolution of the department, people, and equipment through text, photos, and an artistic display using materials found at the Fire Houses.

Gallery 344 is free and open to the public.

Exhibit Reception: Monday, August 29, 6-8pm

Mon, Aug 29

5:30pm   The City Council's Neighborhood & Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts & Celebration Committee (and presumably the Government Operations Committee because the City Council Order that called for this meeting specified that it be a joint meeting - even though the official Calendar doesn't yet show this as a joint meeting) will conduct a public hearing to discuss different models for campaign finance reform and publicly-funded municipal elections in Cambridge, and will focus on receiving feedback from the community.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Aug 30

5:30pm   The City Council's Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue public discussion regarding the recently completed Inclusionary Housing Study and the Draft Recommendations of the Community Development Department.  (Sullivan Chamber)

5:30pm   Cambridge Election Commission meeting  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)

I. MINUTES

II. REPORTS

1. Assistant Director's Report

2. Commissioners' Reports

III. PUBLIC COMMENT

IV. ACTION AGENDA

Old Business

1. State Primary, September 8, 2016

New Business

Wed, Aug 31

3:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition by Healthy Pharms, Inc., to amend Section 20.700 Medical Marijuana Overlay Districts by creating an additional Medical Marijuana Overlay District (MMD-4). The new MMD-4 District would be coterminous with the Business B and Office 3 Districts that are within the Harvard Square Overlay District. The petition would also establish as criteria specific to the MMD-4 District that permissible dispensaries must be retail only (with no cultivation), must be set back from the sidewalk by a minimum of 15 feet and be appropriately shielded from public view, must be less than 10,000 square feet in size, are preferably located in areas with access to pedestrian and public transportation, and may be 250 feet, instead of the standard 500 feet, distant from a school, daycare center, preschool or afterschool facility or any facility in which children commonly congregate, or closer only if it is determined by the Planning Board to be sufficiently buffered such that users will not be adversely impacted by the operation of the dispensary. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

7:00pm   Roundtable Conversation for Cambridge & Somerville Candidates: "Uplifiting Women Workers & Families"  (Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway)
The non-profit Matahari Women Workers' Center is hosting a Roundtable Conversation for Cambridge & Somerville Candidates: "Uplifiting Women Workers & Families" on Wed, Aug 31 at 7:00pm at CIC Cambridge, 1 Broadway, Cambridge. Candidates for the 26th Middlesex District House seat (Tim Toomey and Mike Connolly) and the 2nd Middlesex Senate seat (Pat Jehlen and Leland Cheung) are confirmed to attend. RSVP at www.bit.ly/upliftfamilies or on Facebook at www.bit.ly/upliftus. More info at www.mataharijustice.org. [Flyer for event]

Tues, Sept 6

6:00pm   School Committee meeting  (Attles Meeting Room, CRLS, 459 Broadway)

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

Wed, Sept 7

5:30-7:30pm   Transit Advisory Committee meeting  (Room 117, MIT Building E25 (E25-117))

5:30pm   Community Preservation Act Committee Meeting  (Ackermann Room, City Hall)
The purpose of the meeting will be for the CPAC to vote on the percentage allocation to CPA expenditure categories and on particular projects to be funded with Community Preservation Act Funds for FY17. These funds may be allocated to affordable housing, open space and historic preservation.

Thurs, Sept 8

7:00am-8:00pm   State Primary Election  (Citywide)

6:00-8:00pm   Cambridge Historical Commission Meeting  (Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave.)

8:30pm   Cambridge Election Commission meeting  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.)

I. MINUTES

II. REPORTS

1. Assistant Director's Report

2. Commissioners' Reports

III. PUBLIC COMMENT

IV. ACTION AGENDA

Old Business

1. State Primary, September 8, 2016

New Business

Mon, Sept 12

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Sept 14

8:00am   Recycling Advisory Committee  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

5:30pm   The City Council's Public Safety Committee will meet for a purpose not yet specified.  (Ackermann Room, City Hall)

5:30-7:30pm   Cambridge Bicycle Committee Meeting  (4th Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Thurs, Sept 15

6-00-8:00pm   Envision Cambridge Alewife Working Group Committee  (Water Department, 250 Fresh Pond Pkwy, First Floor Cafeteria)

Fri, Sept 16

8:00am-6:00pm   PARK(ing) Day  (many locations throughout Cambridge)
PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where residents, artists and activities come together to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public places. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat - at least until the meter runs out! [more information]

Mon, Sept 19

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

5:30-7:30pm   Joint Meeting of the Bicycle, Pedestrian and Transit Committees  (Stata Center, MIT, Room 124)
Topic: Review of projects in construction (Fern Street; Concord Area Sewer Separation; Huron Avenue; Pearl Street)

Tues, Sept 20

5:30pm   Envision Cambridge Engagement and Communications Working Group  (City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 4th Floor Conference Room)

6:00pm   School Committee meeting  (Attles Meeting Room, CRLS, 459 Broadway)

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)
Joint CRA Meeting with the Cambridge Planning Board regarding the KSURP/MXD Infill Development Concept Plan

Thurs, Sept 22

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

Sun, Sept 25

Time TBD   Cambridge Bow Tie Ride
Join us for the 9th annual Bow Tie Ride! Time and route TBD. Sign up with your email to receive ride news updates.

Mon, Sept 26

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

6:30pm   The City Council will conduct a public hearing to discuss the property tax rate classification. (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Sept 28

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


Wed, Oct 12

8:00am   Recycling Advisory Committee  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

Mon, Oct 17

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Oct 18

6:00pm   School Committee meeting  (Attles Meeting Room, CRLS, 459 Broadway)

Wed, Oct 19

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

[Meeting Agenda and supporting materials]

Mon, Oct 24

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)
This meeting is still currently scheduled as a City Council Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss election issues with the Election Commission. No public comment. No votes will be taken. Meeting will not be televised.

Mon, Oct 31

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Tues, Nov 1

6:00pm   School Committee meeting  (Attles Meeting Room, CRLS, 459 Broadway)

Mon, Nov 7

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Nov 9

8:00am   Recycling Advisory Committee  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

Mon, Nov 14

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Nov 15

6:00pm   School Committee meeting  (Attles Meeting Room, CRLS, 459 Broadway)

Wed, Nov 16

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

[Meeting Agenda and supporting materials]

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

Mon, Nov 21

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Nov 28

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Dec 5

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Dec 6

6:00pm   School Committee meeting  (Attles Meeting Room, CRLS, 459 Broadway)

Mon, Dec 12

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Dec 14

8:00am   Recycling Advisory Committee  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

Mon, Dec 19

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Dec 20

6:00pm   School Committee meeting  (Attles Meeting Room, CRLS, 459 Broadway)

Wed, Dec 21

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

[Meeting Agenda and supporting materials]


Mon, Jan 9

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Jan 23

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Jan 30

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Feb 6

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Feb 13

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Feb 27

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


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