Cambridge City Council meeting - April 12, 2010 - AGENDA

CITY MANAGERíS AGENDA
1. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to the appointment of the following persons as members of the Cambridge Human Rights Commission for a term of three years, effective Apr 6, 2010: Melissa Gonzalez-Brenes, Bevin Croft

Melissa Gonzalez-Brenes brings a strong academic background, with a Doctorate in Economics from UC/Berkeley. In addition to her academic work, which included teaching at the University level, she has worked as a consultant to the World Bank in Zambia, as Field Project Manager in Tanzania, and has worked on a range of projects involving applied econometric analysis of health and social programs as well as research regarding credit risk assessment of countries in Latin America and the Asia/Pacific region. A resident of Cambridge for five years, Ms. Gonzalez-Brenes has volunteered as a mentor for a Somali refugee family, as a medical interpreter for low-income Latinos and as a teacher's assistant at a shelter for victims of domestic abuse.

Bevin Croft, with a Masters of Public Policy in Social Policy from Brandeis, works with the Human Services Research Institute in Cambridge on public health issues relating to mental and behavioral health. Prior to her work in the public health arena, Ms. Croft worked for CASCAP as the Human Rights Coordinator, providing human rights trainings, consultation and promotion for direct care staff, clients and volunteer committee members. In addition to her human rights work, she provided oversight for program specific treatment planning for clients and training and consultation for direct care and supervisory staff.

2. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 10-38, regarding a report on adding side streets from Cambridge to Binney Streets between First and Second Streets to the regular street sweeping schedules.

3. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 10-43, regarding a report on the status of the streetscape improvements to the intersections of Everett and Chauncy Streets at Massachusetts Avenue.

4. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 10-52, regarding a report on the possibility of structuring the parking ticket system in a way that would increase parking tickets as people stay longer at expired meters or general no-parking spots.
Approved, referred to Transportation, Traffic, & Parking Committee

Apr 12, 2010
To the Honorable, the City Council:

In response to Awaiting Report Item Number 10-52, regarding a report on the possibility of structuring the parking ticket system in a way that would increase parking tickets as people stay longer at expired meters or general no-parking spots, Traffic, Parking & Transportation Director Susan Clippinger reports the following:

Parking violations and the associated fines for the City of Cambridge are set by the Traffic Director in accordance with Chapter 455 of the Acts of 1961 which created the Department and as further regulated by MGL Chapter 90 Section 20A1/2.

Chapter 90, Section 20 A1/2 says in part:

The ...traffic director of any ... city ... having such a ... director with authority to promulgate traffic rules, ..., shall, from time to time, establish by rule or regulation a schedule of fines for violations subject to this section committed within such city ...; provided, however, that all such fines shall be uniform for the same offense committed in the same zone or district, if any; ...

We cannot create a fine that increases with time for two reasons. First, it is not allowed in Chapter 90. Second, there is no way of knowing when a vehicle first becomes illegally parked unless the PCO is standing beside the vehicle at the time.

If there are specific areas where illegally parked and ticketed vehicles are preventing others from accessing those spaces, please let us know. We can than focus enforcement on those particular areas to resolve the problem.

Very truly yours, Robert W. Healy, City Manager

5. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 10-55, regarding a report on the policy of on-street parking spaces being used by construction workers.

Apr 12, 2010

To the Honorable, the City Council:

In response to Awaiting Report Item Number 10-55, regarding a report on the policy of on-street parking spaces being used by construction workers, Traffic, Parking & Transportation Director Susan Clippinger reports the following:

Contractor parking for major construction projects is currently handled in several ways depending on the location of the project. First choice is always that the contractor's vehicles are accommodated either on the construction site or at another off-street site. Contractor vehicles parked without paying the meter fee will be tagged for meter fee unpaid. Contractors feeding meters will be tagged for over staying the time limit at the metered spaces - meter overtime. When available parking is limited the property owner can request a "tool truck permit" to allow spaces adjacent to the construction site be reserved for the contractor's commercial vehicles during the construction work hours. The fee for those permits increases with number of spaces requested and duration of the permit. Requests will be reviewed to balance the needs of the contractor and the needs of the adjacent properties and businesses.

Very truly yours, Robert W. Healy, City Manager

6. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 10-09, regarding a report on requirements of tap water being available on request at licensed establishments.

On Apr l, 2010 the Board of License Commissioners voted 2-0, after consulting with the restaurant industry, to advise all alcohol and non-alcohol licensed food establishments that it be a recommended practice that they serve tap water to any customer, upon request, free of any charge. The Commissioners reasoned that there are different levels of restaurant s, and a rule of this nature would not be applicable to all in the same way. The Commissioners ask that each restaurant use their best judgment as to their customers' needs.

The Commissioners want this information presented to the licensees at the next annual mandatory renewal meetings, as well as at the next CLAB meeting.

7. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 10-42, regarding a report on whether the First Street corridor project can be extended to include visual improvements such as lighting.

8. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, requesting authorization in accordance with Chapter 30B to solicit bids for a 5-year contract for regular school bus transportation services.

Agenda Item No. 8A     Apr 12, 2010

ORDERED: That the City Council go on record authorizing the Purchasing Agent to solicit bids for a five-year regular school bus transportation services contract, in accordance with Chapter 30B.

9. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 10-33, regarding a report on the following questions with reference to the Main Library: plans for the public meeting spaces; use of the Library by high school students; usage date being collected; plans for a cafe space; and use of the underground parking.

CHARTER RIGHT
1. Charter Right exercised by Councillor Reeves on Order Number Four of Apr 5, 2010 regarding the dedication of the gymnasium in the Sheila Doyle Russell West Cambridge Youth and Community Center at 680 Huron Avenue in honor of Kenneth Holway.
Referred to Gov't Operations & Rules Committee

ON THE TABLE
2. A communication was received from D. Margaret Drury, City Clerk, transmitting a copy of the referral of Order Number 15 of Dec 21, 2009, regarding increasing the amount of public information about elections while the election is in progress, to the 2010-2011 City Council. [Communications and Reports from City Officers #1 of Jan 11, 2010 Placed on Table.]

APPLICATIONS AND PETITIONS
1. An application was received from Carriage House Salon, requesting permission for a sandwich board sign in front of the premises numbered 33 Church Street.

2. An application was received from Vision House, requesting permission for a sandwich board sign in front of the premises numbered 7 JFK Street.

3. An application was received from Big Picture Framing, requesting permission for a sandwich board sign in front of the premises numbered 2044 Massachusetts Avenue.

4. An application was received from Mass Ave Music, requesting permission for a sandwich board sign in front of the premises numbered 1904 Massachusetts Avenue.

COMMUNICATIONS
1. A communication was received from the Department of Public Utilities, transmitting a copy of the Condensed Financial Return for the year ended Dec 31, 2009 for NSTAR Electric Company.

2. A communication was received from the Department of Public Utilities, transmitting a copy of the Condensed Financial Return for the year ended Dec 31, 2009 for NSTAR Gas Company.

3. A communication was received from Sharon Stichter, regarding Garfield and Massachusetts Avenue traffic calming.

RESOLUTIONS
1. Happy 100th Birthday wishes to Bertha Clementine Jackson.   Mayor Maher

2. Resolution on the death of Private First Class Raymond N. Pacleb.   Councillor Decker

3. Commending Jamie Dixon of the Department of Public Works for his exceptional response to a life-threatening emergency.   Councillor Toomey

4. Congratulations to the Asian American Civic Association on their annual fundraiser and gala on May 7, 2010 at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Councillor Cheung

5. Commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.   Councillor Cheung
Charter Right - Seidel

6. Urge all residents to support and be cognizant of the Walk for Hunger on May 2, 2010.   Councillor Cheung

7. Congratulations to the Dance Complex for being listed among the country's best non-profit organizations.   Councillor Cheung

8. Congratulations to Tanya Ford on being chosen as the City's Executive Director of the Election Commission.   Councillor Cheung

9. Urge all residents to be cognizant of the Cambridge Science Festival which will take place from Apr 24 through May 2, 2010 in various locations throughout the city.   Councillor Cheung

ORDERS
1. That the City Manager is requested to make City staff available to the Economic Development Committee to look at current real and personal property taxation issues which affect entrepreneurial businesses within the city.   Councillor Cheung

2. That the City Council reappoint D. Margaret Drury as City Clerk for a term beginning June 1, 2010 and ending May 31, 2013.   Mayor Maher

3. That the City Council reappoint James Monagle as City Auditor for a term beginning June 1, 2010 and ending May 31, 2013.   Mayor Maher

4. That the City Council place a temporary moratorium on designating any location under its control as "in memoriam" until such time as naming criteria are developed by the Government Operations Committee and adopted by the City Council.   Mayor Maher

5. That the City Council go on record urging Cambridge's Delegation to the Great and General Court to support Section 25, the Municipal Early Retirement Incentive Program, contained in the HB4526.   Mayor Maher

6. Declare the week of May 16-22 "Hepatitis B Awareness Week."   Councillor Cheung
amended

7. That the City Manager is requested to confer with the appropriate department heads on requisitioning a study on the feasibility of a wind turbine at Danehy Park and the wind harvesting potential of the site.   Councillor Cheung

8. City Council support of Massachusetts State House Bill 4393 4526 which would help property owners finance investments for energy efficiency and renewable energy investment.   Councillor Cheung
amended


9. That the City Manager is requested to confer with the Public Information Officer to take the appropriate steps to use City Cable TV and the City web site to publicize the Cambridge Science Festival.   Vice Mayor Davis and Councillor Cheung


COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS FROM CITY OFFICERS
1. A communication was received from Councillor Craig Kelley, regarding the City Manager's communication about Walden Street Crosswalk.

HEARING SCHEDULE
Mon, Apr 12
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, Apr 13
6:00pm   School Committee Roundtable discussion on mathematics  (Sullivan Chamber)

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

Thurs, Apr 29
5:00pm   The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing to consider a proposed Zoning Amendment to Section 20.70 Flood Plain Overlay District which meets the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program regulations and adopt the revised Map and Study, as required by FEMA as a condition of continued eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 3
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, May 4
6:00pm   School Committee Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 5
9:30am   The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2011 City Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, May 6
5:00pm   Ordinance Committee  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 10
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, May 11
5:00pm   Ordinance Committee  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 12
6:00pm   The Finance Committee will conduct a public meeting for the purposes of providing a summary to community leaders of the city's current and proposed budget and an explanation of how state and federal budget cuts have impacted the city's budget. This meeting to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, May 13
9:30am   The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2011 City Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 17
4:00pm   2010 Scholarship Award Ceremony  (Sullivan Chamber)
5:30pm   Roundtable Meeting on single stream recycling and related trash management issues  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, May 18
6:00pm   School Committee Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 19
6:00pm   The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2011 School Department Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, May 20
9:30am   The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss FY2011 City Budget (if necessary). This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)
5:00pm   Ordinance Committee  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 24
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, June 1
6:00pm   School Committee Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

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

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

Tues, June 15
6:00pm   School Committee Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 21
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, June 28
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

TEXT OF ORDERS
O-1     Apr 12, 2010
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: The City of Cambridge has a strong history of supporting entrepreneurship and small business development; and
WHEREAS: Due to Recovery Act funding of new energy-related businesses and the independent efforts taken by local universities to promote and cultivate a community of technology development and entrepreneurship focused on clean energy generation, transmission, and usage, many new companies have gotten their start in Cambridge; and
WHEREAS: Several of those high-profile, high-growth companies have not stayed in Cambridge; and
WHEREAS: Increasing the number of growing companies contributing to our local economy and keeping our current small businesses afloat will have broad benefits for our city's residents; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to make city staff available to the Economic Development Committee to look at current real and personal property taxation issues which affect entrepreneurial businesses within the city; and be it further
ORDERED: That staff review and report back to the Economic Development Committee of the City Council on state taxation guidelines and statutes that could potentially be adopted or changed to impact new business development, including but not limited to the taxation of R&D related personal property, economic distress regulations, and real estate related tax increment financing, for the purpose of encourage new business growth and job creation.

O-2     Apr 12, 2010
MAYOR MAHER
ORDERED: That the City Council reappoint D. Margaret Drury as City Clerk for a term beginning June 1, 2010 and ending May 31, 2013.

O-3     Apr 12, 2010
MAYOR MAHER
ORDERED: That the City Council reappoint James Monagle as City Auditor for a term beginning June 1, 2010 and ending May 31, 2013.

O-4     Apr 12, 2010
MAYOR MAHER
ORDERED: That the City Council place a temporary moratorium by the City Council, on designating any location under its control as "in memoriam" until such time as naming criteria are developed by the Government Operations Committee and adopted by the City Council; and be it further
ORDERED: That said moratorium shall exclude any previously order adopted by the City Council.

O-5     Apr 12, 2010
MAYOR MAHER
WHEREAS: Governor Deval Patrick filed legislation on Jan 22, 2010, entitled "An Act Relative to Municipal Relief"; and
WHEREAS: The City of Cambridge should have access to a diverse array of financial tools for coping with the current economic climate; and
WHEREAS: Section 25 of HB4526: An Act Relative to Municipal Relief provides an optional Early Retirement Incentive Program for cities and towns; and
WHEREAS: This program would allow a limited number of long term employees to receive early retirement benefits, while restricting the City's ability to refill those same positions to no more than 30%, 45% and 60% of the former total salaries over the next three years, respectively; and
WHEREAS: The Early Retirement Incentive Program would provide the City of Cambridge the authority to determine whether this program is appropriate for our community; now therefore be it
RESOLVED: That the City Council go on record urging Cambridge's Delegation to the Great and General Court to support Section 25, the Municipal Early Retirement Incentive Program, contained in the HB4526: An Active Relative to Municipal Relief; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to transmit copies of this resolution to The Senate President, The Speaker of the House and the entire Cambridge Delegation to the Great and General Court.

O-6     Apr 12, 2010  amended
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: Despite the fact that chronic viral hepatitis is the most common blood borne infection in the United States, there is currently no routine and universal screening in place for early detection; and
WHEREAS: Hepatitis B is a serious infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), and can lead to premature death from liver failure or liver cancer, with an estimated 46,000 new infections domestically each year; and
WHEREAS: HBV is dubbed a "silent killer" because it often infects people without symptoms, and when symptoms do appear, it is often too late for treatment to be effective; and
WHEREAS: A simple 3-shot hepatitis B vaccine can provide lifelong protection against HBV; and
WHEREAS: Although Asians represent less than 10% of the total population in the Boston area, they account for greater than 50% of new chronic hepatitis B cases; and
WHEREAS: The goal of Hepatitis B Awareness Week is to highlight the global nature of chronic viral hepatitis epidemics and recognize the need for a comprehensive public education and awareness campaign designed to help infected patients and their physicians identify and manage the secondary prevention of the disease, and to help increase the length and quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B infection; now therefore it be
RESOLVED: That the Cambridge City Council declares the week of May 16-22 "Hepatitis B Awareness Week;" and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Cambridge City Council supports raising awareness of the risks and consequences of chronic hepatitis B infection, and the urgency for a robust governmental and public health response to protect the health of Cambridge residents; and be it further
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Public Information Officer and the Director of Information Technology to publicize Hepatitus Awareness Week on the City website and provide a link to the Team HBV website.
RESOLVED: That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of the resolution to TEAM HBV at Harvard on behalf of the entire City Council.

O-7     Apr 12, 2010
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: Not since 2003, when the City commissioned a report from HMFH Architects, Inc., has the city looked into the feasibility of a wind turbine at Danehy Park and the wind harvesting potential of said site; and
WHEREAS: Since the release of this report the price of electricity has skyrocketed; and
WHEREAS: The 2003 report only allowed for the consideration of a 250 kW turbine; and
WHEREAS: New technology can accommodate a 600 kW turbine or larger; and
WHEREAS: Since the release of the HMFH Report, the cities of Medford and Hull have instituted successful wind turbine programs that have far exceeded expectations, with Hull's second wind turbine being siting on a former landfill, similar to Danehy Park; and
WHEREAS: A wind turbine in Cambridge could not only be a proud and visible stepping stone to a greener future but could also save the city millions of dollars in electricity over time; now therefore it be
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the appropriate department heads on requisitioning a study on the feasibility of a wind turbine at Danehy Park and the wind harvesting potential of the site; and be it further
ORDERED: That the report include measurements for the largest possible turbine for the site and analyze the advantages of Danehy Park, including its higher elevation than the surrounding area.

O-8     Apr 12, 2010  amended
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
WHEREAS: The Cambridge City Council is always looking for new ways to green our economy and stimulate job growth; and
WHEREAS: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) enabling legislation would allow Cambridge to establish voluntary opt-in improvement districts, known as PACE districts, to help property owners finance investments for energy efficiency and renewable energy investment; and
WHEREAS: This arrangement spreads the cost of clean energy improvements-such as energy efficient boilers, upgraded insulation, solar installations, etc - across a payment plan that automatically transfers to the next property owner if the property is sold; and
WHEREAS: Surveys report that limited capital availability is cited as the most common barrier to capturing potential energy savings, and PACE bonding mechanisms offer many advantages over traditional loans for financing energy efficiency retrofits; and
WHEREAS: The PACE bond market has the potential to dramatically accelerate the energy retrofitting of America's building stock and the passage of PACE legislation would benefit property owners, existing lenders, and create job growth; and
WHEREAS: PACE enabling legislation has passed in nearly twenty states over the past year; and
WHEREAS: PACE enabling legislation is now up for debate in the Massachusetts State House, Bill #4393 #4526; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That The Cambridge City Council go on record urging the Cambridge delegation to support said legislation; and be in further
ORDERED: That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to transmit copies of this order to the entire Cambridge Legislative Delegation on behalf of the entire City Council.


O-9     Apr 12, 2010
VICE MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Public Information Officer to take the appropriate steps to use City Cable TV and the City web site to publicize the Cambridge Science Festival.


AWAITING REPORT LIST
09-147. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on what barriers would prevent residents from raising chickens and what could be done to remove these barriers. Remains on Awaiting Report List at request of Councillor Davis
Councillor Davis and Full Membership 12/14/09 (O-2)

10-02. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on an assessment and plan for repairs and improvements of all school playgrounds.
Mayor Maher and Full Membership 01/11/10 (O-3)

10-09. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #6
RE: report on the requirements of tap water being available on request in licensed establishments.
Vice Mayor Davis 02/01/10 (O-2)

10-14. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the status of Cambridge becoming a "Green Community."
Vice Mayor Davis, Councillor Cheung, Councillor Decker, Councillor Kelley, Mayor Maher, Councillor Reeves, Councillor Seidel & Councillor Simmons 02/08/10 (O-2)

10-21. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on implementing a CitiStat type system for tracking police and criminal activity.
Councillor Cheung and Full Membership 02/22/10 (O-2)

10-32. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on issues with the development of the former St. John's property site.
Councillor Kelley and Full Membership 03/08/10 (O-4)

10-33. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #9
RE: report on the following questions with regard to the Main Library: plans for the public meeting spaces, use of the Library by high school students, usage data being collected, plans for the cafe space; and use of the underground parking.
Councillor Kelley 03/08/10 (O-5)

10-38. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #2
RE: report on adding side streets from Cambridge to Binney Streets between First and Second Street to the regular street sweeping schedules.
Councillor Toomey 03/08/10 (O-13)

10-42. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #7
RE: report on whether the First Street corridor project can be extended to include visual improvements such as lighting.
Councillor Toomey and Full Membership 03/22/10 (O-9)

10-43. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #3
RE: status of the streetscape improvements to the intersections of Everett and Chauncy Streets at Mass Ave.
Councillor Seidel and Full Membership 03/22/10 (O-11)

10-46. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report detailing issues of greatest importance that are before the Police Review and Advisory Board.
Councillor Simmons 03/22/10 (O-12)

10-47. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on a list of properties that the police department does not have jurisdiction and how police respond to calls to these properties.
Councillor Kelley 03/22/10 (O-14)

10-48. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the status of initial funds and any other funds received to date from Lesley University for improvements to Mass Avenue.
Councillor Seidel 03/22/10 (O-15)

10-49. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the feasibility of adopting a Pay-As-You-Throw program.
Councillor Reeves 03/22/10 (O-17)

10-50. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on options for amending the ordinance to allow for permitting of civic organizations to use public space after hours.
Councillor Cheung 03/22/10 (O-18)

10-51. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on how the City handled the recent flooding, how residents are being informed of any federal assistance and on informing residents in the flood plain of the need to purchase flood insurance.
Mayor Maher 03/22/10 (O-19)

10-52. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #4
RE: report on the possibility of structuring the parking ticket system in a way that would increase parking tickets as people stayed longer at expired meters or general no-parking spots.
Councillor Kelley, Councillor Cheung, Vice Mayor Davis, Mayor Maher, Councillor Reeves, Councillor Seidel, Councillor Simmons & Councillor Toomey 04/05/10 (O-8)

10-53. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the status of the experimental rubber sidewalks.
Councillor Kelley and Full Membership 04/05/10 (O-9)

10-54. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on parking in the area of the Police Headquarters.
Councillor Kelley and Full Membership 04/05/10 (O-12)

10-55. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #5
RE: report on the policy of on-street parking spaces being used by construction workers and what impact the workers "feeding" the meters has on ticketing efforts.
Councillor Kelley, Councillor Cheung, Vice Mayor Davis, Councillor Decker, Mayor Maher, Councillor Reeves, Councillor Seidel & Councillor Simmons 04/05/10 (O-13)

10-56. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the adoption of a regulation to prohibit licensed hotels from subcontracting housekeeping services.
Councillor Decker, Councillor Cheung, Mayor Maher, Councillor Toomey, Councillor Reeves and Full Membership 04/05/10 (O-16)

10-57. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on Harvard using the Jesuit properties for affordable housing and whether Harvard will offer other properties in the same neighborhoods for the purpose of developing affordable housing.
Councillor Decker & Councillor Cheung 04/05/10 (O-20)