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as of Sunday, May 1, 2016 10:28 PM

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Mon, May 2

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, May 3

4:30pm   The City Council's Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue to discuss the development of the process for the selection of a new City Manager. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 4

5:30-7:30pm   Transit Advisory Committee meeting  (Room 144, MIT Stata Center - Building 32 (32-144))

7:00-8:30pm   Evenings with Experts Lecture Series  (Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway)

Planting in a Post-Wild World

Claudia West, co-author of Planting in a Post-Wild World

Few wild places remain in today’s world, making it ever more important to bring ecological principles back into the design of our managed landscapes. Much more than simply using native plants, this work necessitates understanding plant communities and embracing a new form of design that marries horticulture with ecology. Join us as we translate the ecological principles of wild plant communities into design and management tools to inform our native plantings. Using the work of several European ecologists and planting designers, we explore the science behind stable and lasting plant combinations – to help you create the landscapes you envision.

Claudia West is the co-author with Thomas Rainer of “Planting in a Post-Wild World”, and the Ecological Sales Manager at North Creek Nurseries. She works closely with ecological design and restoration professionals throughout the northeast, focused on stable, layered planting designs and the extensive use of native plants.

Thurs, May 5

9:00am   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the FY2017 City Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mayor’s Office     
Executive
City Council
City Clerk
Law
Finance Admin.
Budget
Personnel
Purchasing
Auditing
Treasury/Revenue
Information Technology     
Employee Benefits
General Services
Election Commission     
Reserve
Animal Commission
Fire Department
Police Department
Traffic, Parking & Transportation
Inspectional Services
License Commission
Weights & Measures
Electrical
Emergency Communications
* Date changes for individual departments may occur. The public is invited to attend and be heard.
These hearings will be cablecast live on Municipal Television.

Fri, May 6

9:30am   2016 Outstanding City Employee Award Ceremony  (Sullivan Chamber, City Hall)

Sat, May 7

10:30am-noon   A New Look at Old Cambridge - Jane Jacobs Walk  (Meet at large stone marker in Winthrop Park, JFK St. in Harvard Square)

This year’s walk, A New Look at Old Cambridge, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Jane Jacobs’s birth and, at the same time, explores Cambridge’s original settlement in 1630, the evolving moniker of “Old Cambridge,” and the changes that have taken place – and are still taking place – through the centuries. This walking conversation will begin by looking at traces of the initial village in what is now Harvard Square before venturing down Brattle Street to Longfellow Park, past the Marsh neighborhood, and then back on Mt. Auburn Street. During the eighteenth century, wealthy families built country homes along Brattle Street (later dubbed “Tory Row”), and by the mid-nineteenth century, the Irish arrived, filling and populating the former marsh. Thus, Cambridge became home to a diverse mixture of people in close proximity – with a working-class neighborhood adjacent to one of the richest, most cultured places in New England. After 1800 the new villages of Cambridgeport and East Cambridge distinguished themselves by referring to the original village as “Old Cambridge,” a term sometimes used more pejoratively than sentimentally that remained in use until the 1930s.

As always, we welcome the observations of all participants. Charles Sullivan, executive director of the Cambridge Historical Commission, will lead the walk. He and Susan Maycock, survey director of the Cambridge Historical Commission, are the authors of Building Old Cambridge: Architecture and Development, which will be available in October. More information and a plethora of images will be found in this thoroughly researched volume being published by MIT Press.

Lunch to follow at Grendel’s Den, whose entrance abuts Winthrop Park, where those who wish may continue conversation and purchase lunch. At 89 Winthrop Street, Grendel’s has been independently owned and run by the same family since 1961.

Mon, May 9

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, May 10

7:00am-8:00pm   Special Election - First Suffolk and Middlesex Senatorial District [Petruccelli Vacancy]

This primary election is relevant only to voters in the First Suffolk and Middlesex Senatorial District [Petruccelli] which includes Cambridge precincts 2-2, 2-3, 4-1, 4-3, 5-1, 5-2, and 5-3.

6:00pm   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the FY2017 School Department Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

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

I. MINUTES

II. REPORTS

1. Executive Director’s Report

2. Assistant Director's Report

3. Commissioners' Reports

III. PUBLIC COMMENT

IV. ACTION AGENDA

Old Business

1. Special State Election, May 10, 2016

New Business

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Wed, May 11

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

3:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition by the Richard Avenue Neighbors to amend Section 20.103.2 North Massachusetts Avenue Subdistrict and Section 20.110 Standards Applicable in the North Massachusetts Avenue Subdistrict on the north side of Massachusetts Avenue to extend from the centerline of Beech Street on the east to the centerline of Richard Avenue on the west and to amend the City of Cambridge Zoning Map by redrawing the North Massachusetts Avenue Subdistrict for the northerly side of Massachusetts Avenue to extend from the centerline of Beech Street on the east to the centerline of Richard Avenue on the west. The proposed change would remove properties in the Business A-2 district north and west of Richard Avenue from the North Massachusetts Avenue Subdistrict; however, those properties would remain within the Massachusetts Avenue Overlay District. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

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

Thurs, May 12

9:00am   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the FY2017 City Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Public Works
Water
Community Development
Public Investment
Human Services
Cambridge Health Alliance     
Library
Cable TV
Conservation Commission
Historical Commission
Peace Commission
Police Review & Advisory Board     
Women’s Commission
Human Rights Commission     
Veterans Services
Public Celebrations
Assessing
MWRA
Cherry Sheet
Debt Service
Summaries Section
Revenue Section
* Date changes for individual departments may occur. The public is invited to attend and be heard.
These hearings will be cablecast live on Municipal Television.

Mon, May 16

4:00pm   2016 Scholarship Award Ceremony  (Sullivan Chamber)

5:30pm   City Council Roundtable/Working Meeting to receive an update on Envision Cambridge. No public comment. No votes will be taken. Roundtable/Working Meeting will be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, May 17

9:00am   The City Council's Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the FY2017 City Budget (if necessary). This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 18

4:00pm   The City Council's Human Services and Veterans Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the opioid crisis in Cambridge with representatives from the Human Services Department and the Cambridge Police Department, as well as local providers.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 23

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

Wed, May 25

3:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will meet  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, May 26

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


Mon, June 6

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, June 8

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

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

Mon, June 13

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 20

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, June 21

2:00pm   The City Council's Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the city’s Leaf Blower Ordinance. (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, June 23

5:30pm   The City Council's Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebrations Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the formation of a special working group that will be tasked with developing a framework for the continued stewardship, curatorship and oversight of the Out of Town Kiosk in Harvard Square. (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 27

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Aug 1

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


Mon, Sept 12

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Sept 14

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

Mon, Sept 19

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Sept 26

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Wed, Oct 12

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

Mon, Oct 17

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Oct 24

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Oct 31

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Wed, Nov 9

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


Wed, Dec 14

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


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