Cambridge Civic Calendar
as of Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:18 AM

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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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)

6:00pm-8:00pm   Getting to Net Zero Task Force meeting  (Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave., 1st Floor Ballroom)

Mon, Dec 15

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

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)

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   City Council Petition to rezone the areas bounded by Garden and Walden Streets and the park straddling Sherman Street currently zoned Business A be rezoned to Residence C-1 to be consistent with the surrounding area.

8:00pm   Whitehead Institute Petition to amend Article 14.000 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge to increase the gross floor area allowed up to an additional 60,000 square feet by special permit, create a new section 14.72 Special Provisions Applicable Outside of the Ames Street District which would apply to the 60,000 square-foot incremental development, and create a Community Fund through a payment of $10.00 per square foot of office and biotech uses in the incremental development upon the issuance of the Final Certificate of Occupancy.

General Business

4. PB#237 – 1924 Mass Avenue, approval of color scheme on the Porter Square Hotel.

5. PB#85 – 10 Museum Way, design review for the conversion of a ground floor retail space to residential condominium. This requires a determination as to whether a minor or major amendment. If this is found to be a major amendment, the two public hearings will be scheduled as outlined in Section 12.37.

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.

Wed, Dec 17

5:00pm   The City Council's Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive an update from the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) on programs, projects and policy changes CHA is implementing or planning to implement in the coming year.  (831 Mass. Ave., Basement Conference Room)

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

New Business

1. Annual Census

Thurs, Dec 18

5:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition by the City Council that the areas bounded by Garden and Walden Streets and the park straddling Sherman Street currently zoned Business A be rezoned to Residence C-1 to be consistent with the surrounding area. The effects of the proposed change would include but not be limited to the following: The minimum lot area per dwelling unit would increase from 600 square feet to 1,500 square feet, the yard requirements would increase, the height limit would be reduced from 45 feet to 35 feet, and only residential uses would be allowed. This hearing to be televised.  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

Mon, Dec 22

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

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)

Tues, Jan 13

5:00pm   The City Council's Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to receive an update on the incentive zoning study to the Housing Committee from the Community Development Department.  (Location to be determined)

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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