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as of Friday, July 29, 2016 3:04 PM

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Mon, Aug 1

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

Tues, Aug 2

10:00-11:00am   Polystyrene Ordinance Info Session  (City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor Conference Room)

The Polystyrene Ordinance, which goes into effect October 20, 2016, prohibits food establishments from dispensing prepared food or beverage in single-use disposable polystyrene containers. To learn more and find alternatives, we encourage you to attend one of the two information sessions hosted by DPW.

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

Wed, Aug 3

3:00pm   The City Council's Public Safety Committee and Housing Committee will hold its second joint public hearing to discuss the operation and prevalence of short-term rental units in Cambridge, and further develop the information and opinions gathered during the initial meeting on July 19, 2016.  (Sullivan Chamber)

5:30-7:30pm   Transit Advisory Committee meeting  (Room 124, MIT Stata Center - Building 32 (32-124))

Thurs, Aug 4

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

Wed, Aug 10

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

Mon, Aug 15

5:30pm   The City Council's Housing Committee will conduct a public hearing to continue the public discussion regarding the recently completed Inclusionary Housing Study and the Affordable Housing Trusts’ recommendations to the City Council.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Aug 16

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

Tues, Aug 23

3:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee and Health & Environment Committee will conduct a joint public hearing on a zoning petition by the City Council to amend Article 22.000 by creating a new Section 22.80 Urban Agriculture, “to establish zoning regulations for the operation and establishment of Urban Agriculture activities and also to provide framework for the siting, upkeep, and any modification of Urban Agriculture activity that address public safety and minimizes impacts on residents in the City of Cambridge.” This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Aug 24

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

[Meeting Agenda and supporting materials]

Thurs, Aug 25

6:00pm   The City Council's Neighborhood & Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts & Celebration Committee and Civic Unity Committee will conduct a joint public hearing to discuss improving voter turnout for municipal elections in Cambridge through voter reward options.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Aug 29

5:30pm   The City Council's Neighborhood & Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts & Celebration Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss different models for campaign finance reform and publicly-funded municipal elections in Cambridge.  (Sullivan Chamber)

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)

Tues, Sept 6

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))

Thurs, Sept 8

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

Mon, Sept 12

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Sept 14

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

Mon, Sept 19

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Sept 20

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

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

Wed, Sept 21

5:30pm   The City Council's Neighborhood & Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts & Celebration Committee will meet.  (Sullivan Chamber)

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

[Meeting Agenda and supporting materials]

Thurs, Sept 22

6:00-8:000pm   Cambridge Pedestrian Committee Meeting  (4th Floor Meeting Room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

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)

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)

Mon, Oct 31

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)


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)

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)

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)

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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