Cambridge City Council meeting - March 19, 2012 - AGENDA

CITY MANAGERíS AGENDA
1. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to the block rates for water consumption and sewer use for the period beginning Apr 1, 2012 and ending Mar 31, 2013. [No change from last year.]

Agenda Item No. 1A     March 19, 2012
ORDERED: That the following block rate for water consumption and sewer use in the City of Cambridge be in effect for the period beginning April 1, 2012 and ending March 31, 2013.


Annual Consumption*
FY12
Water
Rate
FY13
Proposed
Water Rate
FY12
Sewer
Rate
FY13
Proposed
Sewer Rate
Block 1 0 - 40 CcF $3.02 $3.02 $7.86 $7.86
Block 2 41 - 400 CcF $3.24 $3.24 $8.32 $8.32
Block 3 401 - 2,000 CcF $3.44 $3.44 $8.93 $8.93
Block 4 2,001 - 10,000 CcF $3.65 $3.65 $9.62 $9.62
Block 5 Over 10,000 CcF $3.96 $3.96 $10.23 $10.23

*All rates are per CcF. CcF is an abbreviation of 100 cubic feet. One CcF is approximately 750 gallons;

and be it further
ORDERED: That the Senior Citizens Discount Program as established in FY91 be continued.   This program gives either a 15 percent or 30 percent discount on water/sewer bills, depending upon certain qualifications.  Any resident who owns and occupies his/her own home and who is 65 or older on July 1 qualifies for the 15 percent discount.

This discount may not exceed $90 for the fiscal year.  To qualify for the 30 percent discount, a homeowner must be 70 years of age or older and must have been granted the Clause 41C Elderly Real Estate Exemption, which is based on the demonstrated financial need.  This discount may not exceed $180 for the fiscal year.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY ISSUES REFERRED TO THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE ON MOTION OF COUCNILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

2. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to the appointment of the following person as a Constable With Power for a term of three years, effective the first day of January, 2012:  Walker C. Farrar (renewal), Canton, MA

3. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 12-22, regarding a report on the status of placing a bus shelter at the corner of Brookline and Erie Streets.

4. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 12-27, regarding a report on the feasibility of using the washing facility at DPW for washing bicycles in the winter.

5. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 12-17, regarding a report on the feasibility of revising the time restrictions for placing trash and recycling bins at the curb to better accommodate senior citizens or disabled adults.

6. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of the Mount Auburn Hospital Grant in the amount of $6,700.00 to the Grant Fund Human Services Salary and Wages account ($6,000.00) and to the Grant Fund Human Services Other Ordinary Maintenance account ($700.00) and will be used to support two ESOL classes and its related services for employees at the Mount Auburn Hospital provided by the Community Learning Center.
Adopted 8-1 (Who voted No?)

7. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of donation to support Cambridge Individuals with Special Needs for $9,152.00 to the Grant Fund Human Service Programs Department Other Ordinary Maintenance account and will be used to support Cambridge athletes participating in Special Olympics.

8. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 12-30, regarding a report on examining security vulnerabilities of the City's website.

9. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to the transfer of $50,000 from the General Fund Employee Benefits (Insurance) Salary and Wages account to the General Fund Public Works Travel and Training (Judgment and Damages) account to cover current and anticipated medical services and/or prescription reimbursement costs for personnel injured in performance of their duties.

CHARTER RIGHT
1. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 12-07, regarding a report on how the City promotes and enforces the Cambridge Employment Plan. [Charter Right exercised by Councillor Toomey on City Manager Item Number Three of Mar 5, 2012.]
Placed on File under Rule 19 - No Action Taken

ON THE TABLE
2. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to a request from Boston Properties Limited Partnership ("Boston Properties") for the modification of two existing open space restriction covenants on buildings located at Four and Five Cambridge Center in connection with the creation of a new 47,000 square foot urban park and new open space restriction covenant for a net gain 28,853 square feet of public open space. [Placed on Table on motion of Councillor Toomey on Feb 27, 2011.]
On Amendment: Approved 7-2 (Kelley, vanBeuzekom NO)
On Modifying Existing Covenants: Approved 8-1 (Kelley NO)
On Diminution of Process: Approved 7-2 (Kelley, vanBeuzekom NO)

Adopted as Amended 7-2 (Councillors Kelley, vanBeuzekom voted NO)

3. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 12-09, regarding a report on the use of coal and on Cambridge becoming coal-free. [Placed on Table on motion of Vice Mayor Simmons on Mar 5, 2012.]

APPLICATIONS AND PETITIONS
1. An application was received from Cafe Kafofo requesting permission for a sandwich board sign in front of the premises numbered 594 Cambridge Street.

2. An application was received from Harvard Square Business Association requesting permission for a temporary banner across JFK Street at Mount Auburn Street announcing MayFair on Sunday May 6th.

3. An application was received from Harvard Square Business Association requesting permission for a temporary banner across Massachusetts Avenue at City Hall announcing MayFair on Sunday, May 6th.

4. An application was received from Yoki Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar requesting permission for a sandwich board sign, three tables and six chairs for restaurant seating in front of the premises numbered 485 Massachusetts Avenue.

5. An application was received from Panera Bread and Harvard Square Business Association requesting permission for a table on the Sheldon Cohen Island next to Out of Town News to hand out bagels and cookies.

6. An application was received from Massachusetts Institute of Technology requesting permission for a temporary banner across Massachusetts Avenue at Norfolk Street, fifty-seven banners on poles in Harvard Square, ninety-three banners on poles along Massachusetts Avenue from Memorial Drive to Harvard Square, sixteen banners on poles along Broadway from Ellery Street to Felton Street, eighteen banners on poles beginning at Inman Street to Bigelow Street announcing the Cambridge Science Festival Apr 20-29, 2012. Approval has been received from the Electrical Department.

COMMUNICATIONS
1. A communication was received from Paul G. Casino, Clerk to the Chelsea City Council transmitting a copy of a resolution passed on Feb 27, 2012 to stop Global Oil From bringing 1,8000,000 gallons of ethanol twice a week through Everett, Chelsea, Revere and East Boston,.

2. A communication was received from the Keefe Family transmitting thanks to the City Council for the proclamation in honor of their mother, Elizabeth M. Keefe.

3. A communication was received from Trellis Stepter transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

4. A communication was received from Amy Bebergal transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

5. A communication was received from Halima Tanous transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

6. A communication was received from Richard Younger transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

7. A communication was received from Steve Wineman transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

8. A communication was received from Martha Werman transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

9. A communication was received from Patricia Hamel transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

10. A communication was received from Audrey Schulman transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

11. A communication was received from Joanne White transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

12. A communication was received from Virginia Childs transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

13. A communication was received from JP Shipley transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

14. A communication was received from Jonathan Crisman transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

15. A communication was received from Joyce Singer transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

16. A communication was received from Teresa Walker transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

17. A communication was received from Alison Muyskens transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

18. A communication was received from Karen Engels transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

19. A communication was received from Sandy Gould transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

20. A communication was received from Elizabeth Liss transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

21. A communication was received from Jane Chiang transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

22. A communication was received from Jaime Moriconi transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

23. A communication was received from Stephanie Rebelo transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

24. A communication was received from Vassiliki Rapti transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

25. A communication was received from Robert Mallon transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

26. A communication was received from Deniz Sikora transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

27. A communication was received from Yasemin Isler transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

28. A communication was received from Zina Gomez-Liss transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

29. A communication was received from Pamela Blau transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

30. A communication was received from Jennifer Smith transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

31. A communication was received from Judy Bright transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

32. A communication was received from Charles Mututu transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

33. A communication was received from Carolyn Shipley regarding enrollment percentages between the Amigos Program and the Martin Luther King School children in the King Community School.

34. A communication was received from Peter Valentine regarding activity throughout the nation and territories where the national interests are involved.

35. A communication was received from State Senator William N. Brownsberger transmitting thanks for forwarding the City Council resolution opposing the habitual offender bill (three strikes).

36. A communication was received from L. Chakkalakal transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

37. A communication was received from April McMahon transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

38. A communication was received from Peg Hume transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

39. A communication was received from Barbara Broussard transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

40. A communication was received from Rua Kelly transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

41. A communication was received from J. Cefola transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

42. A communication was received from Kevin Whitfield transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

43. A communication was received from Michael Arnott transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

44. A communication was received from Zach Whitney transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

45. A communication was received from Marla Erlien transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

46. A communication was received from Julie Viens transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

47. A communication was received from Hannah Goodwin transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

48. A communication was received from Eleanor Beram transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

49. A communication was received from Lisa Downing transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

50. A communication was received from Kim Motylewski transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

51. A communication was received from Alan Su transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

52. A communication was received from Max Moore transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

53. A communication was received from Bethany Versoy transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

54. A communication was received from Ashley Owens Woid transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

55. A communication was received from Christopher Small transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

56. A communication was received from Janelle Whitney transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

57. A communication was received from Ken Pierce transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

58. A communication was received from Ruth Drasin transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

59. A communication was received from Erin Dullea transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

60. A communication was received from Deana Tolliver transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

61. A communication was received from Katherine Becker transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

62. A communication was received from Lisa McManus transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

63. A communication was received from Kate Anderson transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

64. A communication was received from Mary Ellen Doran transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

65. A communication was received from Sarah Pocock transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

66. A communication was received from Belinda Watt transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

67. A communication was received from Jennifer Ausrotas transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

68. A communication was received from Margaret Carney Myers transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

69. A communication was received from Marcie Shunk transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

70. A communication was received from Emma Weiler transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

71. A communication was received from Wenhao Tien transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

72. A communication was received from Kimberley Reid transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

73. A communication was received from Eileen MacLennan transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

74. A communication was received from Marcio Macedo transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

75. A communication was received from Analia Ivanier transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

76. A communication was received from Stephen Kennedy transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

77. A communication was received from Karina Silvester transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

78. A communication was received from Antonia Foster transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

79. A communication was received from Sally Watermulder transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

80. A communication was received from Mandy Hickling transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

81. A communication was received from Nadia Colburn transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

82. A communication was received from Kimberley Jordan transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

83. A communication was received from Carol Copeland transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

84. A communication was received from Wendy Noblett transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

85. A communication was received from Joyce Majewski transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

86. A communication was received from Maria Capello transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

87. A communication was received from Paul Calamia transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

88. A communication was received from Shep Farmer transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

89. A communication was received from Rachel Henke transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

90. A communication was received from Laura Clarke transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

91. A communication was received from Parth Patwari transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

92. A communication was received from Tim Sullivan transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

93. A communication was received from Deborah Haber transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

94. A communication was received from Jennifer Driscoll transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

95. A communication was received from Jamie Lichtenstein transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

96. A communication was received from Emily Stone transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

97. A communication was received from Gary Mello transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

98. A communication was received from Shoma Aditya transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

99. A communication was received from Renee Pittman transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

100. A communication was received from Deborah Galef transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

101. A communication was received from Adam Morgan transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

102. A communication was received from Beth Wigden transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

103. A communication was received from Susan Mello transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

104. A communication was received from Claire Davies transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

105. A communication was received from Pedro Mateo transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

106. A communication was received from Susan Harrison transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

107. A communication was received from Cathy Cabrera transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

108. A communication was received from Carol Keegan transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

109. A communication was received from Ginna Hall transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

110. A communication was received from Bette Denich transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

111. A communication was received from Cristina Malatesta transmitting a petition addressed to City Manager Robert W. Healy regarding community school program cuts and that the Amigos Program be given a community school in their new home on Upton Street.

112. A communication was received from State Senator William N. Brownsberger transmitting thanks for forwarding the City Council resolution opposing both scenarios proposed by the MBTA.

113. A communication was received from Peter Valentine regarding the way to end all the world's problems is for everyone to become creative instead of average and or despotic.

114. A communication was received from Mary Heffernan, Secretary, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, regarding the City Council's resolution on the proposed changes to the Commonwealth's habitual offender statute.

115. A communication was received from Christopher P. Noun, International Advisor, Hattie Harris Good Spirits Club International transmitting a Proclamation of Appreciation to the Cambridge City Council regarding National Thank You Day for Elected Officials in the United States of America on Apr 25, 2012.

116. A communication was received from Carolyn Shipley regarding the problems associated with proposed cuts to the Community School Program.

117. A communication was received from the Thomas Family transmitting thanks to the City Council for your thoughtfulness and condolences on the loss of their sister Louise.

118. A communication was received from Carolyn Mieth and Heather Hoffman, co-presidents, transmitting support for the Community Schools and associated neighborhood councils on behalf of the Association of Cambridge Neighborhoods.

119. A communication was received from Carolyn Shipley regarding the City Manager's proposed allocation to the Cambridge Community Center.


LATE COMMUNICATIONS
120. A communication was received from Julia Bishop requesting a public process for the roof top garden in Kendall Square.

121. A communication was received from Dara Glass, 21 Edmunds Street requesting public hearings be held on the roof top garden in Kendall Square.

122. A communication was received from Charles Teague, 23 Edmunds Street relating to the significance of a public process for the roof top garden in Kendall Square.

123. A communication was received from Heather Hoffman, et al. to save the Kendall Square rooftop garden.

124. A communication was received from Michael Cantalupa, Senior Vice President, Boston Properties regarding a summary of changes to their proposal for modifications to two existing open space covenants.


RESOLUTIONS
1. Retirement of Darlene G. Bonislawski from the Election Commission.   Mayor Davis

2. Resolution on the death of June C. (Patterson) DeVito.   Councillor Toomey

3. Congratulations to the Kendall Square Business Association for their successful and well-attended Annual Meeting on Mar 8, 2012.   Vice Mayor Simmons

4. Thanks to Bettina Hein, Founder and CEO of Plexibility, Inc. and guest speaker at the Kendall Square Business Association Annual Meeting, for her contributions to Cambridge and inspiration to women.   Vice Mayor Simmons

5. Resolution on the death of Johnny Lane.   Councillor Toomey

6. Congratulations to Lula Christopher and the Health First!-the Black Woman's Wellness guide for their work in promoting black women's health.   Vice Mayor Simmons

7. Congratulations to Beth Kershner and Daniel Alvarez on their recent marriage.   Vice Mayor Simmons, Mayor Davis

8. Happy 90th Birthday wishes to Marion Sullivan.   Councillor Toomey, Councillor Maher, Vice Mayor Simmons, Councillor Decker

9. Resolution on the death of Eleanor "Honey" (Higgins) Kennedy.   Councillor Toomey

10. Retirement of Thomas Landers from the Emergency Communications Department.   Mayor Davis

11. Urge residents to participate in the Walk Boston event on Mar 22, 2012.   Councillor Reeves

12. Best wishes to Will Gilson as he opens his new restaurant, Bridgestreet, in Inman Square.   Councillor Reeves

13. Thanks to Robin Lapidus and the Central Square Business Association for bringing the Together Festival to Central Square from Apr 2-8, 2012.   Councillor Reeves

14. Best wishes to Solomon Chowdhury as he opens his new restaurant and entertainment center, Moksa, in Central Square.   Councillor Reeves

15. Happy 60th Birthday wishes to Robert and Roger Clifford.   Councillor Reeves

16. Resolution on the death of Paul Johnson, Chief of the Harvard University Police.   Councillor Reeves

17. Resolution on the death of Paul J. Carceo.   Councillor Maher, Councillor Toomey

18. Congratulations to Tim Rowe, Sarah Gallop, Stephen Vintner, Joseph Tulimieri and Sara Spalding on their recent election to the Kendall Square Association.   Councillor Decker

19. Best wishes to John O'Brien as he plans to retire from his position as CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care in January of 2013.   Councillor Decker

20. Congratulating Laura Powers on receiving the Sontag Price in Urban Education Award.   Councillor Cheung


21. Retirement of William Schellbach from the Water Department.   Mayor Davis

22. Resolution on the death of Catherine (McSweeney) Flynn.   Councillor Maher

23. Congratulations to Tangela Bell on being named the 2012 Bayard Rustin Award honoree.   Vice Mayor Simmons

24. Congratulations to the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition on being named the 2012 Belynda Dunn Award honoree.   Vice Mayor Simmons

25. Congratulations to Uriah Bell on being named the 2012 Belynda Dunn Award honoree.   Vice Mayor Simmons

26. Resolution on the death of Frederick Murphy.   Councillor Toomey

27. Resolution on the death of Paul L. Camara.   Councillor Toomey

28. Resolution on the death of Dina M. (Correia) Medeiros.   Councillor Toomey

29. Declare March 18-23, 2012 and March 25-30, 2012 as Cambridge Restaurant Weeks.   Mayor Davis


ORDERS
1. That this City Council urges the Governor and the state legislature to invest in our communities, to strengthen our economy and to improve the quality of life of Massachusetts residents by passing legislation that raises substantial new revenue while holding down increases for low and middle income individuals and families.   Councillor Decker and Councillor Cheung
Amended

2. That the City Manager is requested to investigate the status of the sidewalks in the Kendall Square area.   Councillor Reeves

3. That the City Manager, in conjunction with the Community Development Department, is requested to investigate the improper leases and rental of owned affordable housing units.   Councillor Reeves

4. That the City Manager is requested to report on what additional measures could be taken to improve the amount of municipal green purchasing by city government, including at the school department.   Mayor Davis and Councillor vanBeuzekom
Approved - Kelley NO

5. That the City Council go on record urging the City Manager to sign up the City of Cambridge for the Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge on Mar 30, 2012 and encourage city staff to participate.   Mayor Davis

6. That the City Manager is requested to instruct the Director of the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department to look into the feasibility of reevaluating the intersections of Coolidge Avenue and Mount Auburn Street and Mount Auburn Street and Fresh Pond/Gerry's Landing and report back to the City Council.   Councillor Cheung and Councillor Toomey

7. That the City Manager's current contract be amended to change the expiration date to June 30, 2013 and that the City Council's Government Operations and Rules Committee, with the assistance of the City Manager, begin the process of developing a comprehensive short-term and long-term succession plans.   Councillor Maher, Councillor Cheung, Councillor Decker, Vice Mayor Simmons, Councillor Toomey, Mayor Davis and Councillor vanBeuzekom
Adopted 6-3 (Councillors Kelley, Reeves, and vanBeuzekom voted NO)

8. That the City Manager is requested to work with the Information Technology Department and the Government Operations and Rules Committee to look into the feasibility of recording all roll call votes online and report back to the Cambridge City Council.   Councillor Cheung

9. That the City Manager is requested to work with the appropriate department heads to look into the feasibility of developing an off-leash dog park in the Area 4 area and report back to the Cambridge City Council.   Councillor Cheung
Amended

10. That the City Manager is requested to work with the Community Development Department, City Solicitor's Office and Chief of the Cambridge Fire Department to report on how Global Oil LLC's proposal to transport ethanol cross-country to its petroleum storage tanks in Revere will impact Cambridge.   Councillor Cheung, Vice Mayor Simmons, Councillor vanBeuzekom and Councillor Toomey
Amended

11. That the Cambridge City Council go on record opposing S.2061 thus sending a strong message that the City of Cambridge will not support inequality, discrimination and prejudice based on an individual's race or immigration status.   Councillor Cheung
Amended

12. That the City of Cambridge go on record urging members of the Massachusetts delegation in the U.S. Senate to support the Casey-Blunt amendment to preserve and restore local bridges.   Councillor Cheung

13. That the City Manager is requested to work with the Cambridge Police Department to monitor the stop signs at Madison Avenue and Columbus Avenue and Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue areas.   Councillor Cheung
Approved - Kelley NO

14. That the City Council go on record supporting the New Democracy Coalition and MassVote for their efforts to update voting laws in Massachusetts.   Councillor Cheung
Approved - Kelley NO


15. That the City Manager is requested to test this spring, all City-operated Cambridge Community Gardens (privately or publicly owned) for toxins in the soil.   Councillor vanBeuzekom

16. That the City Manager is requested to review and revise the amount of the cap for senior residents, such that it is appropriate for current discounted water and sewer fees.   Councillor vanBeuzekom
Referred to Finance Committee - Decker

17. That the City Manager is requested to instruct the Board of Zoning Appeal to restart the process of the Dunkin Donuts cafe/coffee shop at 1678 Massachusetts Avenue.   Councillor Cheung
Charter Right - Toomey

18. That the City Council amend Calendar Item No. 2 (City Manager's Agenda Item No. 1 of February 27, 2012) by adding and incorporating the provisions of the letter from Boston Properties Limited Partnership ("Boston Properties") dated March 16, 2012 to the City Council, which is attached to communication No. 1 from Mayor Davis to the full City Council on the City Council Agenda for March 19, 2012 (the "March 16, 2012 Letter), to the provisions of the original letter from Boston Properties to the City Manager dated February 22, 2012, which was attached to Calendar Item No. 2 (the "February 22, 2012 Letter").   Mayor Davis


LATE COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS FROM CITY OFFICERS
1. A communication was received from Mayor Henrietta Davis, transmitting a letter received from Boston Properties on March 16, 2012 transmitting commitments accompanying the request for modification of open space covenants. [attached document]

BOSTON PROPERTIES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
c/o Boston Properties, Inc.
800 Boylston Street, Suite 1900
Boston, Massachusetts 02199

Re: Commitments accompanying the request for modification of open space covenants

Dear Mayor Davis, Vice Mayor Simmons and Councilors Cheung, Decker, Kelley, Maher, Reeves, Toomey and vanBeuzekom:

The purpose of this letter is to describe commitments and benefits which Boston Properties Limited Partnership ("Boston Properties") is prepared to offer the City of Cambridge in connection with the modification of the two open space covenants as requested by Boston Properties and certain of its affiliates in the letter to City Manager Healy dated February 22, 2012 (the "Original Request Letter"), a copy of which is attached hereto as Attachment A.

As you are aware, Boston Properties and its affiliates had originally requested that this matter be heard at the February 27,2012 meeting of the City Council. By letter dated February 27, 2012 (a copy of which is attached hereto as Attachment B), Boston Properties subsequently requested that the matter be tabled until the City Council meeting scheduled for March 19, 2012 in order to allow Boston Properties an opportunity to make presentations at the upcoming meetings of the East Cambridge Planning Team and the Kendall Square Central Square (K2C2) Planning Study.

Based on the input we have received since the February 27th City Council meeting, Boston Properties is prepared to make the following commitments in consideration of the modification of the Covenants as requested by the Original Request Letter:

1. As stated in the Original Request Letter, the expiration date of the Covenants will be extended from the current expiration date of August 5, 2022 until August 5, 2050.

2. Boston Properties will contribute $2,000,000.00 to the City of Cambridge towards the design and construction of a new urban at-grade park located between Broadway, Binney Street and Galileo Galilee Way on parcel(s) of land to be conveyed by the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority as per the letter attached hereto as Attachment C. Boston Properties will make this contribution upon the later to occur of (x) the issuance of a building permit for the construction of the connector building as described in the Original-Request Letter (the "Connector Building") and (y) the commencement by the City of Cambridge of the design process for the park.

3. Boston Properties will contribute $250,000.00 to the City of Cambridge towards the design and construction of public improvements to the existing park known as Point Park and located at the intersection of Third Street, Broadway and Main Street. Boston Properties will make this contribution upon the later to occur of (x) the issuance of a building permit for the construction of the Connector Building and (y) the commencement by the City of Cambridge of the design process for the Point Park improvements.

4. Within one (1) year after the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the Connector Building, Boston Properties will agree to submit for public review and comment a set of conceptual design plans for a residential building of approximately 200,000 square feet to be located on Ames Street.

5. Boston Properties will pursue a program to activate the newly-renovated plaza area fronting on Main Street and surrounded by the.Marriott Hotel at Two Cambridge Center and the buildings located at One and Three Cambridge Center, which program will include a regular series of events to enhance the overall use of and activity on the plaza as well as outdoor seating for the food service establishments in the adjoining buildings to encourage outdoor dining.

As Boston Properties' duly authorized representative, I am pleased to make these commitments on Boston Properties' behalf.

Sincerely,
BOSTON PROPERTIES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
signed by Michael Cantalupa, Senior Vice President, Development


Cambridge Redevelopment Authority
One Cambridge Center/Fourth Floor
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
617-492-6800, 617-492-6804 (FAX)

March 16, 2012

Dear Mayor Davis, Vice Mayor Simmons and Councillors Cheung, Decker, Kelley, Maher, Reeves, Toomey and vanBeuzekom:

In consideration of the City Council actions requested in the letter from Boston Properties Limited Partnership ("Boston Properties") and certain of its affiliates to Cambridge City Manager Robert Healy dated February 22, 2012 (as amended by the letter from Boston Properties to the members of the Cambridge City Council dated as of the date hereof, the "Boston Properties Request Letter"), the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority hereby agrees to convey to the City of Cambridge all of its right, title and interest in and to the parcel(s) of land situated in the City of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, bounded by Broadway, Galileo Galilei Way, Binney Street, and the railroad right of way land now or formerly of CSXT, containing an area of approximately 50,000 square feet, as depicted on the plan attached hereto.

The conveyance will take place upon the issuance of a building permit for the proposed connector building as described in the Boston Properties Request Letter.

Sincerely,
Joseph F. Tulimieri
Cambridge Redevelopment Authority
Executive Director


HEARING SCHEDULE
Mon, Mar 19
5:30pm   City Council Meeting. [City Manager will submit recommendation for water/sewer rates.]  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Mar 20
3:00pm   The Economic Development, Training and Employment Committee will conduct a public meeting to receive a report on Cambridge's participation in the BIO 2012 convention.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, Mar 21
5:30pm   Special City Council Meeting. This meeting to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Mar 26
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Mar 27
5:30pm   The Claims Committee will conduct a public meeting to consider claims filed against the city.  (Ackermann Room)

Mon, Apr 2
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Apr 9
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Apr 23
5:30pm   City Council Meeting. [Proposed budget submission]  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, Apr 30
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 7
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 14
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 21
5:30pm   City Council Meeting. [Budget Adoption expected]  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 4
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 11
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 18
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 25
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

TEXT OF ORDERS
O-1     Mar 19, 2012  Amended
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: It has come to the attention of this City Council that since the 1990s, annual tax revenues are down by more than $3 billion as a share of the state's economy, and this ongoing structural shortfall is primarily the result of income tax cuts enacted over the past 15 years; and
WHEREAS: The Commonwealth has made $3 billion in cuts to essential programs since the current recession began, including cuts to K-12 education, higher education, local aid, services for seniors, public safety, human services and other programs; and
WHEREAS: Massachusetts continues to face a revenue deficit that will no doubt lead to additional cuts in state and local programs in Fiscal Year 2013; and
WHEREAS: Between the FY2009 enacted budget and the FY2012 current budget, spending on general local aid funding as adjusted for inflation was cut by almost half a billion dollars, or 34%; and
WHEREAS: Cambridge has lost $10 million in state aid over the last three years; and
WHEREAS: This aid helps to pay for the critical services on which our community depends, including police and fire departments, garbage collection, road repair, education, playgrounds, libraries, transportation, etc; and
WHEREAS: These services are what make Cambridge a good place to live and they enhance the quality of the life for all residents; and
WHEREAS: Cambridge will continue to struggle with these budget cuts year after year until the state's revenue deficit is addressed; and
WHEREAS: Programs for human services and housing budget issues are always precarious on the state and federal level. In Cambridge, services for Domestic Violence, administered through the Department of Childre and Families was cut by 3% in FY2010 and 6% in FY2011; and
WHEREAS: Transitional and long-term supported housing programs for victims of domestic violence operating under the City of Cambridge's HUD appropriation have been level funded for a decade while program costs, especially rent and utilities, have climbed; and
WHEREAS: State funding for family support programs and direct intervention has been cut at the state level and significantly impacts the kinds of resources available to youth in our community; and
WHEREAS: Benefits from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) have not increased to keep pace with cost of living; and
WHEREAS: There continues to be a high demand and long waiting lists in Cambridge for subsidized child care; and
WHEREAS: Cuts to mental health services and substance abuse services result in a dramatic decrease in on-the-ground resources in our community and a backlog of people in need. This overburdens the community services infrastructure that simply can't keep pace with the demand; and

WHEREAS: In order to address that deficit the state needs to raise significant new revenue; now therefore be it
RESOLVED: That this City Council urges the Governor and the state legislature to invest in our communities, to strengthen our economy and to improve the quality of life of Massachusetts residents by passing legislation that raises substantial new revenue while holding down increases for low and middle income individuals and families.

O-2     Mar 19, 2012
COUNCILLOR REEVES
WHEREAS: There are many sidewalks in the Kendall Square area that are in disrepair and dangerous for pedestrians; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to investigate the status of the sidewalks in the Kendall Square area; and be it further
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on the results of this investigation.

O-3     Mar 19, 2012
COUNCILLOR REEVES
WHEREAS: There are many units of affordable housing purchased under the guidelines set up by the Community Development Department. It has been brought to the City Council's attention that a number of these units are being misused by the original owners; and
WHEREAS: Some of these units are being rented or used without the proper leases or notification to the condo association and/or the Community Development Department; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager, in conjunction with the Community Development Department, be and hereby is requested to investigate the improper leases and rental of owned affordable housing units; and be it further
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on the results of this investigation.

O-4     Mar 19, 2012
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM
WHEREAS: Cambridge has committed to green purchasing for city expenditures; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on the status of green purchasing, including what sustainable products are acquired; and be it further
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report on what additional measures could be taken to improve the amount of municipal green purchasing by city government, including at the school department.

O-5     Mar 19, 2012
MAYOR DAVIS
WHEREAS: Green Streets Initiative was founded in Cambridge to promote the use of healthy, sustainable transportation for commuting to work or school; and
WHEREAS: The last Friday of every month is now celebrated as Walk/Ride Day in many Cambridge schools, businesses, and city government. Students and employees are encouraged to walk or ride bicycles or take buses, trains or public transportation on those days; and
WHEREAS: Many Cambridge workplaces and schools actively promote Walk/Ride Days and have found that doing so has resulted in some individuals using more sustainable, active commuting methods on a regular basis; and
WHEREAS: Since its founding Green Streets has provided information and outreach to thousands of residents of Cambridge, all of the Cambridge schools, and many Cambridge businesses on the opportunities available to actively and sustainably commute in Cambridge; and
WHEREAS: Green Streets has expanded to work in other Massachusetts communities, including Boston, Medford, Everett, and Somerville and the Walk/Ride Day model has been replicated in other communities in the United States and internationally; and
WHEREAS: Green Streets has announced a Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge encouraging Cambridge employers, large and small, to compete to increase participation in Walk/Ride Days for seven months, from March through September, 2012; and
WHEREAS: The kick-off date for the Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge is March Walk/Ride Day, Friday, Mar 30, 2012; now therefore be it
RESOLVED: That the Cambridge City Council go on the record congratulating Green Streets for building awareness about sustainable, healthy means of transportation and helping to improve Cambridge's environment, public health and the safety of Cambridge streets by reducing the number of people driving alone in automobiles; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Cambridge City Council encourage all Cambridge businesses and institutions to join the Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge; and be it further
ORDERED: That the City Council go on record urging the City Manager to sign up the City of Cambridge for the Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge and encourage city staff to participate; and be it further
ORDERED: That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to transmit a suitably engrossed copy of this resolution to the staff of the Cambridge School Department and the Cambridge Health Alliance with a letter from the Mayor encouraging those organizations to participate in the Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge.

O-6     Mar 19, 2012
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
WHEREAS: It has come to the attention of the Cambridge City Coucil that residents remain concerned about pedestrian safety around the two intersections surrounding Coolidge Hill; and
WHEREAS: It has been reported that multiple near-accidents and a death during the fall 2011 season have occurred at the t-shaped intersection where Coolidge Avenue meets Mount Auburn Street and the x-shaped intersection where Mount Auburn crosses Fresh Pond/ Gerry's Landing; and
WHEREAS: Residents feel that the city should reevaluate the flow of traffic to make conditions safer for neighbors and pedestrians; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to instruct the Director of the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department to look into the feasibility of reevaluating the above-mentioned intersections and report back to the City Council.

O-7     Mar 19, 2012
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
COUNCILLOR DECKER
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM
WHEREAS: City Manager Robert Healy's current employment contract with the City of Cambridge expires on Sept 30, 2012; and
WHEREAS: The contract contains a notification provision which needs action by the City Council or Mr. Healy on or before Mar 31, 2012; and
WHEREAS: As a result of Mr. Healy's long tenure as City Manager, the City of Cambridge has not undertaken a search for a new City Manager for over thirty years; and
WHEREAS: It is imperative to the overall stability of the City of Cambridge that the City Council develop both a comprehensive short-term and long-term succession plan that will assist the City Council in their ongoing goal of providing fiscal stability and thoughtful strategic planning and any short-term plan should be in place before the FY 2014 budget process begins; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Council amends the expiration date of the City Manager's current employment contract to June 30, 2013 which coincides with the fiscal FY 2013 year-end; and be it further
ORDERED: That all other provisions of the employment contract remain unchanged; and be it further
ORDERED: That the City Council's Government Operations and Rules Committee, with the assistance of the City Manager, begin the process of developing comprehensive short-term and long-term succession plans. Such plans shall include timelines and outline opportunities for input from the community including residents, businesses, institutions and City staff. Once developed, such plans shall be presented to the full City Council for final consideration.

O-8     Mar 19, 2012
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: Transparency is a key component in keeping government open and accessible to citizens; and
WHEREAS: Residents are requesting that all roll call votes be recorded by name, online when voting is not unanimous at City Council meetings; and
WHEREAS: Residents feel that recording this information online will better inform residents where city councillors stand on certain issues, encourage an honest and democratic process and foster civic participation; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Information Technology Department and the Government Operations and Rules Committee to look into the feasibility of recording all roll call votes online and report back to the Cambridge City Council.

O-9     Mar 19, 2012  Amended
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: It has come to the attention of the Cambridge City Council that there is a demand for an off-leash dog park in or nearby Area 4; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the appropriate department heads to look into the feasibility and desirability of developing an off-leash dog park in the above-mentioned area and report back to the Cambridge City Council.

O-10     Mar 19, 2012  Amended
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
WHEREAS: It has come to the attention of the Cambridge City Council that Global Companies LLC is proposing to transport ethanol cross-country to its petroleum storage tanks in Revere, MA; and
WHEREAS: Ethanol is a hazardous material that is highly volatile, extremely flammable and a threat to public safety, public health and the environment; and
WHEREAS: The ethanol is expected to travel through fifteen communities including Cambridge before reaching Revere; and
WHEREAS: This will result in 187,200,000 gallons per year of ethanol in 60-car railroad trains nearly 1 mile in length that will make deliveries two times each week; every year and will travel through the North Cambridge, Alewife and Highland neighborhoods of Cambridge; and
WHEREAS: The City of Chelsea has already filed a resolution and gone on record opposing the proposal put forth by Global Oil LLC; and
WHEREAS: Opposing this proposal will send a strong message that Cambridge does not support public safety threats, public health or environmental damage that could result from transporting ethanol through our neighborhoods; now therefore be it
ORDERED: The City of Cambridge stand with the City of Chelsea and go on record opposing the proposal put forth by Global Oil LLC; and be it further
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Community Development Department, City Solicitor's Office and the Fire Chief to report on how the proposal put forward by Global Oil LLC will impact Cambridge and report back to the City Council; and be it further
ORDERED: That the City Clerk Mayor be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of the order to Governor Deval Patrick, Revere City Council, Chelsea City Council, Boston City Council, Somerville Board of Alderman, Congressman Michael Capuano, Congressman Ed Markey, Senator DiDomenico, Representative Wolf, Senator Jehlen, Senator Brownsberger, Representative Hecht and Representative Walz on behalf of the entire Cambridge City Council.

O-11     Mar 19, 2012  Amended
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: Senator Richard Moore has sponsored S.2061 "An Act to Enhance Community Safety", a title that deceptively masks the bill's underlying purpose and will divide our communities; and
WHEREAS: S.2061 is currently under review at the Massachusetts State House and seeks to criminalize immigrant families in the Commonwealth and deny fundamental services to hardworking, taxpaying families; and
WHEREAS: Section 12 of S.2061 seeks to ban immigrant families from accessing public housing by barring families with any member whose immigration status is undocumented or unconfirmed from accessing public housing, despite citizen or legal resident family members; and
WHEREAS: Section 21 of S.2061 restricts college access by limiting in-state tuition rates to US citizens and green card holders/applicants, thereby cutting off many categories of legal immigrants, as well as undocumented immigrants, from affordable higher education; and
WHEREAS: Section 8 and 18 will further harm police-community relations and undermine safety by requiring the verification of immigration status for any person detained by law enforcement for any period of time, and the transmission of this information to ICE and will enhance the Attorney General's role in enforcing immigration law, thereby discouraging undocumented people from reporting crimes like domestic violence; and
WHEREAS: Section 13 will allow the reporting of suspected violations to the Attorney General's office using a public complaint form; and
WHEREAS: Section 19 creates a "Secure Communities Liaison" position in the state government to facilitate the implementation of Secure Communities; and
WHEREAS: Section 7 will enhance criminal penalties for ID-related infractions by increasing fines and allowing jail time for first, second, and third offenses of driving without a license; and
WHEREAS: Section 10 permits seizure of vehicles belonging to those convicted of driving without a license; and
WHEREAS: Section 15 increases fines and jail sentences for use of a false ID to obtain employment; and will destroy the tight fabric of our communities and encourage racial profiling; now therefore be it
RESOLVED: That the Cambridge City Council go on record opposing S.2061 thus sending a strong message that the City of Cambridge will not support inequality, discrimination and prejudice based on an individual's race or immigration status; now therefore be it
RESOLVED: That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of this order to members of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary on behalf of the entire Cambridge City Council.

O-12     Mar 19, 2012
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: It has come to the attention of the Cambridge City Council that the U.S. Senate is considering amendments to a two-year, $109 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, S.1813; and
WHEREAS: Many lawmakers at all levels of government urge passage of a bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization bill before the current program expires on Mar 31, 2012; and
WHEREAS: The Casey-Blunt amendment to the transportation reauthorization bill provides a 15 percent set aside for off-system bridges that support the maintenance of bridges not on the federal interstate system; and
WHEREAS: S. 1813, which will allow local governments to take advantage of financing alternatives to address the longer-term challenge of funding for transportation; and
WHEREAS: Passing this bill in time for the spring construction season will create jobs and help keep local economies like Cambridge growing throughout America; and
WHEREAS: The City of Cambridge would surely benefit from the above-mentioned amendment as many local bridges are off-system; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City of Cambridge go on record urging members of the Massachusetts delegation in the U.S. Senate to support the Casey-Blunt amendment to preserve and restore local bridges; and be it further
ORDERED: That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of the order to Senator John Kerry and Senator Scott Brown on behalf of the entire Cambridge City Council.

O-13     Mar 19, 2012
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: It has come to the attention of the Cambridge City Council that motorists are not heeding the stop signs at Madison and Columbus and Columbus and Massachusetts Avenue; and
WHEREAS: Residents and pedestrians feel that increasing the presence of law enforcement will deter motorists from speeding and prevent fatal accidents from occurring; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Cambridge Police Department to monitor the above-mentioned areas.

O-14     Mar 19, 2012
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: Voting is an essential component of our nation's democratic process as well as a fundamental expression of personal beliefs that should be exercised by all Americans; and
WHEREAS: A recent report ranked Massachusetts 48th in the country for voting access and participation; and
WHEREAS: 2.5 million eligible adults missed voting in Massachusetts in 2010, mainly young adults, low-income people and people of color; and
WHEREAS: MassVote and the new Democracy Coalition have led efforts to advocate for reform and are currently circulating a petition to create change and encourage voter participation among young people, minorities and low-income citizens; and
WHEREAS: The Joint Committee on Election Laws is currently drafting an omnibus bill to update election laws; and
WHEREAS: Among the changes MassVote and the New Democracy Coalition calls for is a proposal to permit 16-and-17-year-olds to "pre-register" to vote by filling out forms that would enter into effect when they turn 18 as well as a proposal to permit 17-year-olds to vote in municipal elections; and
WHEREAS: A proposal to provide voter registration forms in public libraries, plan to enhance poll worker training and plan to make polling places more accessible to residents with disabilities; and
WHEREAS: An idea to conduct public audits of voting machines to ensure that all votes are counted accurately; and
WHEREAS: The changes also call for automatic voter registration, arguing that 200,000 eligible Massachusetts residents - including a disproportionate number of black, Latino and low-income citizens - are unregistered, diminishing their participation; and
WHEREAS: Advocating for updating voting laws in Massachusetts will send a strong message that Cambridge supports an inclusive voting process that is representative of all Massachusetts citizens at all stages and walks of life; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Council go on record supporting the New Democracy Coalition and MassVote for their efforts to update voting laws in Massachusetts; and be it further
ORDERED: That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of the order to the Joint Committee on Election Laws, MassVote and the New Democracy Coalition on behalf of the entire Cambridge City Council.


O-15     Mar 19, 2012
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM
WHEREAS: A main goal of the city-operated Cambridge Community Gardening Program is to promote a healthy community and environment to advance Cambridge as a leader in public health; and
WHEREAS: The City Gardening Policy says it will "conduct on all city-owned gardens, a site assessment and preliminary tests for the presence of lead and petroleum in the soil, prior to a garden being initiated;" and
WHEREAS: A recent testing of the Whittemore Community Garden in North Cambridge has turned up evidence of arsenic in excess of the state limit; and
WHEREAS: Some community gardeners sow their first seeds on Saint Patrick's Day, there is urgency to complete soil testing as soon as possible; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to test this spring, all city-operated Cambridge Community Gardens (privately or publicly owned) for toxins in the soil; and be it further
ORDERED: That the soil of every city-operated Cambridge Community Garden is tested at least once every three years for nutrient content and a report on each test (toxicity and nutrient-content) be brought back to the City Council.

O-16     Mar 19, 2012
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM
WHEREAS: It is a goal of the Cambridge City Council to "evaluate city expenditures with a view of maintaining a strong fiscal position and awareness of the impact on taxpayers.;" and
WHEREAS: The Senior Resident's discounted water and sewer rate of 15% for seniors 65 and greater and 30% for low-income seniors greater than 70 years old has not been adjusted since its inception in 1991; and
WHEREAS: The cap has been set at $90 for seniors 65 and greater, and $180 for low-income seniors greater than 70 years old; and
WHEREAS: The cost of a water and sewer bill has risen since 1991. The cap established in 1991 no longer provides a savings that is proportional to the increased cost of the 2012 bill; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to review and revise the amount of the cap for senior residents, such that it is appropriate for current water and sewer fees.

O-17     Mar 19, 2012
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: It has come to the attention of the Cambridge City Council that residents are concerned about the lack of transparency for a Board Zoning of Appeal public notice for a café/coffee shop on March 8, 2012 that is actually meant for a fast food establishment (Dunkin Donuts); and
WHEREAS: Residents believe the public notice on 1678 Massachusetts Avenue was misleading and are requesting that the variance process start over again; and
WHEREAS: The City and members of the Community Development Department, the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department and the Department of Public Works completing a long-range master plan for Massachusetts Avenue between Waterhouse Street and Upland Road and working with surrounding neighborhoods and store owners to support local businesses and maintain the character of the neighborhood; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to instruct the Board of Zoning Appeal to restart this process over and report back to the City Council.

O-18     Mar 19, 2012
MAYOR DAVIS
ORDERED: That the City Council amend Calendar Item No. 2 (City Manager's Agenda Item No. 1 of February 27, 2012) by adding and incorporating the provisions of the letter from Boston Properties Limited Partnership ("Boston Properties") dated March 16, 2012 to the City Council, which is attached to communication No. 1 from Mayor Davis to the full City Council on the City Council Agenda for March 19, 2012 (the "March 16, 2012 Letter), to the provisions of the original letter from Boston Properties to the City Manager dated February 22, 2012, which was attached to Calendar Item No. 2 (the "February 22, 2012 Letter").
Approved 7-2 (Kelley, vanBeuzekom voted NO)


AWAITING REPORT LIST
12-02. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the repair of all street lights that are not working in Cambridge.
Vice Mayor Simmons and Full Membership 01/23/12 (O-1)

12-05. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the installation of bike helmet vending machines as part of the bike share program.
Mayor Davis and Full Membership 01/23/12 (O-5)

12-07. Report from the City Manager:  See Charter Right #1
RE: report on how the City promotes and enforces the Cambridge Employment Plan. Report Received 3/5/12 and Charter Right exercised by Councillor Toomey.
Councillor Toomey and Full Membership 01/23/12 (O-7)

12-08. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on instituting a ban on plastic bags.
Councillor Decker, Councillor vanBeuzekom and Full Membership 01/23/12 (O-10)

12-12. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on zoning changes for the Sullivan Courthouse and neighboring parcels.
Councillor Toomey, Councillor Cheung, Mayor Davis, Councillor Decker, Councillor Kelley, Councillor Maher, Councillor Reeves & Councillor vanBeuzekom 01/30/12 (O-7)

12-16. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on whether there is sufficient funding for a successful farmers' market season.
Councillor vanBeuzekom, Councillor Davis, Councillor Cheung, Councillor Decker, Councillor Maher, Councillor Reeves, Councillor Simmons & Councillor Toomey 02/06/12 (O-4)

12-17. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #5
RE: report on revising the time restrictions of placing trash containers on the curb to better accommodate the senior citizen and disabled adult population.
Councillor Decker, Councillor Davis, Councillor Maher, Councillor Reeves, Councillor Simmons & Councillor Toomey 02/06/12 (O-5)

12-18. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on implementing EBT and debit card machines for city-wide use.
Councillor Cheung, Councillor vanBeuzekom, Councillor Davis, Councillor Decker, Councillor Maher, Councillor Reeves, Councillor Simmons & Councillor Toomey 02/06/12 (O-6)

12-20. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on what steps the City will take to help the general public keep track of awaiting maintenance issues on things like park equipment, graffiti, sidewalks, etc.
Councillor Kelley, Councillor Decker, Councillor Cheung, Mayor Davis, Councillor Maher, Vice Mayor Simmons & Councillor Toomey 02/13/12 (O-4)

12-21. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the ownership status of the Cambridge Street overpass and on the abilities of universities and other organizations to close off property owned by them but enjoyed by the public.
Councillor Kelley, Councillor Cheung, Mayor Davis, Councillor Decker, Councillor Maher, Vice Mayor Simmons & Councillor Toomey 02/13/12 (O-6)

12-22. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #3
RE: report on the status of placing a bus shelter at the corner of Brookline and Erie Streets.
Vice Mayor Simmons, Councillor Cheung, Mayor Davis, Councillor Decker, Councillor Kelley, Councillor Maher & Councillor Toomey 02/13/12 (O-7)

12-25. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on developing a process which would require developers seeking zoning relief to build a model of the area impacted by the proposed developments.
Councillor Decker, Councillor Cheung, Mayor Davis, Councillor Kelley, Councillor Maher, Vice Mayor Simmons & Councillor Toomey 02/13/12 (O-12)

12-26. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on resurfacing the courts at the Jimmy Johnson Street Hockey Rink and providing lighting for the playing area.
Councillor Toomey, Councillor Cheung, Mayor Davis, Councillor Decker, Councillor Kelley, Councillor Maher & Vice Mayor Simmons 02/13/12 (O-13)

12-27. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #4
RE: report on the feasibility of using the washing facility at DPW for washing bicycles in the winter.
Councillor Kelley 02/13/12 (O-15)

12-28. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on mechanism to include temporary ramps and more visible paint of obstructions in an effort to make construction zones safer for pedestrians and bicyclist.
Councillor Kelley 02/13/12 (O-16)

12-29. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the no left turn on the Cambridge Common and to remove the bicycle prohibition on certain streets, such as Whittemore Avenue. Referred back for additional information on 3/5/2012.
Councillor Kelley 02/13/12 (O-17)

12-30. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #8
RE: report on examining security vulnerabilities on the City's website.
Councillor Cheung and Full Membership 02/27/12 (O-2)

12-31. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on annual reporting by the PTDM Planning Officer.
Councillor vanBeuzekom and Full Membership 02/27/12 (O-3)

12-32. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the appointment of a local MBTA Advisory Council.
Councillor Decker and Full Membership 02/27/12 (O-4)

12-33. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on a plan for implementing separate trash or recycling curbside pick up for small businesses along existing curbside pick up routes.
Councillor Toomey and Full Membership 03/05/12 (O-1)

12-34. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on what is designated open space within the MXD District and any open space covenants and expiration dates.
Councillor Toomey and Full Membership 03/05/12 (O-2)

12-35. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on whether there were any public safety officers that falsified their emergency medical training re-certification while employed by the City of Cambridge.
Councillor vanBeuzekom and Full Membership 03/05/12 (O-3)

12-36. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on removing items belonging to homeless individuals at the entrance to the park at Ellery Street and Broadway and securing the area for safety.
Councillor Reeves, Councillor Cheung, Mayor Davis, Councillor Decker, Councillor Kelley, Councillor Maher & Vice Mayor Simmons 03/05/12 (O-4)

12-37. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on installing traffic calming measures on Norfolk Street between Broadway and Hampshire Street.
Councillor Cheung and Full Membership 03/05/12 (O-7)

12-38. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on safety at the intersection of Mass Avenue and Prospect Street.
Councillor Cheung and Full Membership 03/05/12 (O-8)