Cambridge Civic Calendar
as of Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:13 PM

Official City of Cambridge Calendar

Hearing Schedule for City Council and its Committees

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Official Index of Cambridge City Council meeting agendas

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Wed, Oct 22

3:00pm   The City Council's Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public hearing to examine the potential for deploying truck side guards across all city-owned trucks as part of a proposed "Safe Truck" program for testing innovative tools that will enhance protections for cyclists and pedestrians.  (831 Mass. Ave., Basement Conference Room)

Mon, Oct 27

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

Tues, Oct 28

3:00pm   The City Council's Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the impact of the Silver Maple development on the flood plain. (831 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement Conference Room)

5:00pm   The City Council's Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee and Economic Development and University Relations Committee will conduct a joint public hearing for the STEAM working group and its subcommittees to discuss how best to present their research to the greater Cambridge community and for working group members to collectively put forth sound recommendations around: STEAM workforce development and access for all to the innovation economy, and partnerships that will speed the journey.  (Main Library, 449 Broadway, Community 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

BZA 5038 – 2014 – 55 Cambridge Parkway, Sign variance for height, internal illumination and total area.

4. Planning Board procedures discussion and public comment

Public Hearing

8:00pm   PB#175, Major Amendment to PUD Special Permit and Project Review Special Permit, 1-5, 7-13 and 23 East Street to permit a reduction of the maximum height of the Special Permit’s second phase to 70 feet and a reduction of the maximum number of dwelling units at the Special Permit’s second phase to 300. The Major Amendment to PUD Special Permit and Project Review Special Permit (PB #175) is required pursuant to Section 12.37 and Section 19.25 of the Ordinance. The applicant is Archstone North Point II LLC. This will be the first of two public hearing required pursuant to Article 12.000 of the Ordinance.

8:30pm   PB#293, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Project Review Special Permit for a new development within the existing campus of the Harvard Kennedy School. The construction will be approximately 77,000 square feet of new gross floor area. The proponent will also request Board of Zoning Appeal dimension variances for setback relief, height of the proposed loading bays and width of the proposed curb cut at Eliot Street. The applicant is the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

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.

Thurs, Oct 30

5:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the Municipal Code in Chapter 8.28 entitled "Restrictions on Youth Access and Sale of Tobacco Products and Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places." (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)


Mon, Nov 3

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

Tues, Nov 4

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Wed, Nov 5

4:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the Municipal Code in Article V by adding a new Chapter 5.50 entitled "Civilian Fingerprinting and Criminal History Records Checks for Certain Licenses." (831 Mass. Ave., Basement Conference Room)

Mon, Nov 10

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

Wed, Nov 12

3:00pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss proposed amendments to Chapter 6.04 of the Municipal Code entitled "Animal Control Regulations" to establish fines for failure to remove dog waste, failing to license a dog, violations to dogs off leash, changing the required time a dog can be kept in a kennel to be consistent with state law and park rangers be given authority to enforce animal regulations at Fresh Pond Reservoir.  (831 Mass. Ave., Basement Conference Room)

5:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on a zoning petition filed by Charles D. Teague, et al. to amend the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance to clarify the existing ordinance so that said ordinance can be enforced: align the zoning amendment expiration date in the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance to be the same as state law, align the Special Permit criteria with adjudicated state law and require that the master plan be followed whereas following the master plan is optional under state law. This hearing to be televised. (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)

Mon, Nov 17

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

Tues, Nov 18

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Nov 24

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

Tues, Nov 25

5:30pm   The City Council's Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the Timothy R. Flaherty, et al. II zoning petition requesting the City Council to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Cambridge to expand the Medical Marijuana Overlay District, MMD-1 to encompass 61 Mooney Street. This hearing to be televised.  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway)


Mon, Dec 1

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.  (Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room)

Tues, Dec 2

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Dec 8

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Dec 15

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Dec 16

7:00pm   Planning Board meeting  (2nd floor meeting room, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway)

Mon, Dec 22

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Dec 29

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


Mon, Jan 5

5:30pm   City Council meeting  (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)

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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