Cambridge Civic Calendar
as of Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:00 PM

Official City of Cambridge Calendar

Open Meeting Portal

Cambridge City Council (City website)

City Council Committees - scheduled meetings and links to committee reports

School Committee page

Current School Committee Calendar (with links to agendas)

Community Development Department Calendar (use City Category menu)

Send announcements, corrections, and suggestions to Calendar2016@rwinters.com.


Thurs, Apr 27

10:00am   The City Council will continue its Goal Setting Session at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge. This session is open to the public.


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)

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 Hearing

6:30pm   Zoning petition by Robert Korff, manager of Mark Lechmere, LLC and Amadan Management, LLC to amend the Zoning Ordinance by rezoning the area bounded by Cambridge, Gore, Third, and Second Streets currently zoned Business A to a newly created zoning district Business A-5, with associated text amendments as follows:

 to amend Section 5.33, Table 5-3 (Table of Dimensional Requirements) by creating the new line “Bus A-5” under the line “Bus A-4” with the same dimensional standards as Business A except for the addition of footnote text that would allow, for developments in which all parking is provided entirely below grade, a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) up to 2.15 and building heights up to 48 feet on structures containing retail uses on the ground floor, provided that buildings may only exceed 45 feet to the extent that the ground floor height exceeds 10 feet; and

 to amend Section 4.31 (Table of Use Requirements) and Section 6.36 (Schedule of Parking and Loading Requirements) by adding “Bus A-5” to the same column as “Bus A-4.”

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, May 3

3:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition from Mark Lechmere, LLC, Owner and Amadan Management, LLC, Manager, of the property at 207 and 227 Cambridge Street to amend the existing zoning at that location to authorize the construction of a 45 unit residential building with small scale retail on the ground floor and parking below grade. This hearing to be televised.  (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

Old Business

1. 2017 Annual City Census

New Business

1. Municipal Election, November 7th

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)

Tues, May 16

3:30pm   The City Council's Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss tenant protections, anti-displacement policies, and Inclusionary Housing tenant selection policies; the Committee will also discuss any updates received from the CHA, including a report on the issuance of CHA Housing Choice Vouchers to public housing applicants.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 17

3:30pm   The City Council's Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss updates and data collected thus far for the Retail Strategic Plan, and other matters pertaining to the Study.  (Sullivan Chamber)

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

Thurs, May 18

3:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition from the Friends of Observatory Hill Village, to establish the Observatory Hill Village Overlay District. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 22

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

Tues, May 23

3:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed Municipal Code amendment to Title 8 entitled “Health and Safety” by adding a new Chapter 8.69 entitled “Running Bamboo Ordinance.”  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 24

3:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the zoning petition filed by Latoyea Hawkins Cockrill, et al. to regulate short-term rental uses throughout the City. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, May 30

4:30pm   The City Council's Public Safety Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the role of police officers in the community, the installation of a police substation in Central Square and the stationing of a uniformed police officer in City Hall.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 31

3:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss City Council proposed zoning amendments to create a new chapter to regulate short-term rentals. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)


Thurs, June 1

3:30pm   The City Council's Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebrations Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the open data portal, an update from the open data review board, and future opportunities for open data in Cambridge.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 5

5:30pm   City Council Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss Envision Cambridge citywide, including the Alewife planning. No public comment. No votes will be taken. Meeting will not be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, June 6

3:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the Municipal Code in Title 6 entitled ”Animals” to insert a new Chapter 6.20 entitled “Restrictions on the sale of Animals in Pet Shops.”  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 12

5:30pm   City Council Roundtable meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Roundtable/Working Meeting to discuss Envision Cambridge citywide, including the Alewife planning. No public comment. No votes will be taken. Meeting will not be televised.

Mon, June 19

5:00pm   Special Presentation - A Celebration of Cambridge Volunteers  (Sullivan Chamber)

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  (Dr. Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, CRLS, 459 Broadway)


Mon, Sept 11

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Sept 18

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Sept 25

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Mon, Oct 2

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Oct 16

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Oct 23

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Oct 30

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


Return to CCJ website: www.rwinters.com

Past Calendar Listings

If you just want to go for a walk and skip the civics:
AMC Local Walks
- http://amcboston.org/walks