Cambridge City Council meeting - April 30, 2012 - AGENDA

CITY MANAGERíS AGENDA
1. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Numbers 12-16 and 12-18, regarding farmers markets.

2. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to a Planning Board petition to amend the Zoning Map of the City of Cambridge for an area along North Massachusetts Avenue.
Referred to Planning Board and Ordinance Committee

3. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to an order requesting the appropriation and authorization to borrow $2,100,000 to provide funds for the replacement of the slate roof on City Hall and additional funds for the replacement of the roofs on the Ryan Garage and Simard Buildings at Public Works.
Passed to 2nd Reading

Agenda Item No. 3A     Apr 30, 2012

ORDERED: That $2,100,000 is appropriated, in addition to any amounts previously appropriated, for the purpose of financing building renovations including the following projects:

City Hall Slate Roof Replacement

Design, engineering, and construction services for the replacement of the slate roof

Ryan Garage and Simard Building Roof Replacement

Construction services related to the replacement of the roofs;

and to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow $2,100,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling authority.

4. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to an order requesting the appropriation and authorization to borrow $5,000,000 to provide funds for improvements to the Kendall Square area including Main Street between Broadway and Ames Street including the reconstruction of streets and sidewalks and the installation of new pedestrian-scale public lighting, street furniture, trees, and other beautification measures.
Passed to 2nd Reading

Agenda Item No. 4A     Apr 30, 2012

ORDERED: That $5,000,000 is appropriated, in addition to any amounts previously appropriated, for the purpose of financing improvements to the Kendall Square area including Main Street between Broadway and Ames Street including the reconstruction of streets and sidewalks and the installation of new pedestrian-scale public lighting, street furniture, landscaping and related improvements; and to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow $5,000,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling authority.

5. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to an order requesting the appropriation and authorization to borrow $1,245,000 to provide funds for the acquisition of a ladder truck and pumper to replace vehicles that have been in service since 1994 and 1991, respectively.
Passed to 2nd Reading

Agenda Item No. 5A     Apr 30, 2012

ORDERED: That $1,245,000 is appropriated for the purpose of financing the purchase of fire vehicles including a ladder truck and a pumper; and that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow $1,245,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling authority.

6. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to an order requesting the appropriation and authorization to borrow $1,540,000 to provide funds for the design, regrade, drainage, and installation of new synthetic field surfaces on the soccer fields at Danehy Park.
Passed to 2nd Reading

Agenda Item No. 6A     Apr 30, 2012

ORDERED: that $1,540,000 is appropriated for the purpose of financing the design, regrade, drainage, and installation of new synthetic field surfaces on the soccer fields at the Danehy Park; and that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow $1,540,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other enabling authority.

7. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to an order requesting the appropriation and authorization to borrow $7,557,670 to provide funds for construction of sewer separation, stormwater management and combined sewer overflow reduction elimination improvements within the City's Alewife watershed.
Passed to 2nd Reading

Agenda Item No. 7A     Apr 30, 2012

ORDERED: That $7,557,670 is appropriated, in addition to any amounts previously appropriated, for the purpose of financing the design and construction of the following water pollution abatement projects:

Alewife Watershed Area Sewer Separation and Stormwater Management Project Including construction of sewer separation, stormwater management and combined sewer overflow reduction elimination improvements within the City's Alewife watershed;

including without limitation all costs thereof as defined in Section 1 of Chapter 29C of the General Laws; that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow $7,557,670 and issue bonds or notes therefore under G.L. c.44 and/or Chapter 29C of the General Laws or any other enabling authority; that such bonds or notes shall be general obligations of the City unless the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager determines that they should be issued as limited obligations and may be secured by local system revenues as defined in Section 1 of Chapter 29C; that the Treasurer with the approval of the City Manager is authorized to borrow all or a portion of such amount from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust established pursuant to Chapter 29C or the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and in connection therewith to enter into a loan agreement and/or a security agreement and/or financial assistance agreement with the Trust or the Authority and otherwise to contract with the Trust and the Authority and the Department of Environmental Protection with respect to such loan and for any federal or state aid available for the projects or for the financing thereof; and that the City Manager or any other authorized City official is authorized to enter into a project regulatory agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection, to expend all funds available for the projects and to take any other action necessary to carry out the projects.

8. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to the transfer of $60,000 from the General Fund Employee Benefits Salary and Wages account (Insurance) to the General Fund Fire Travel and Training account (Judgments and Damages) to cover medical services and/or prescription reimbursement costs for fire personnel injured in performance of their duties.

ON THE TABLE
1. 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. [City Manager Agenda Number One of Mar 5, 2012 Placed on Table on motion of Vice Mayor Simmons on Mar 5, 2012.]

2. Urge greater cooperation from the Cambridge Housing Authority to better serve the people of Cambridge. [Order Number Two of Apr 9, 2012 Placed on Table on motion of Vice Mayor Simmons on Apr 9, 2012.]

3. That the City Manager is requested to confer with the Community Development Department and other relevant departments in order to present to the City Council a map of Cambridge that shows, by location and by date, all of the areas where construction is and will be taking place over the coming decade. [Order Number Four of Apr 9, 2012 Placed on Table on motion of Councillor Toomey on Apr 9, 2012.]

4. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item No. 12-28, regarding temporary ramps and obstructions in construction zones. [City Manager Agenda Number Eight of Apr 23, 2012 Placed on Table on motion of Councillor Kelley on Apr 23, 2012.]

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
5. Transmitting communication from Robert W. Healy, City Manager, relative to proposed revisions to Article 2, Section 2.24.050 of the Cambridge Municipal Code (the "Code") relative to the fees charged by the City Clerk for a Domestic Partnership Application. The question comes on passing to be ordained on or after May 7, 2012.

6. That the FY2013 City Budget be referred to the Finance Committee, with the exception that the Budget Overview be postponed to a certain date, that being the Apr 30, 2012 City Council meeting and will be placed on Unfinished Business at which time the City Manager will give an overview of the 2013 City Budget. Order Number One of Apr 23, 2012 referred to Unfinished Business.
Referred to Finance Committee

APPLICATIONS AND PETITIONS
1. An application was received from Bab Al-Amoud Caffe requesting permission for six tables and eighteen chairs for restaurant seating in front of the premises numbered 150 Western Avenue.

2. An application was received from Harvard Graduate School of Education requesting permission for three banners on poles on Appian Way. Approval has been received from the Electrical Department.

COMMUNICATIONS
1. A communication was received from Marion Sullivan transmitting thanks for making her 90th birthday very special.

2. A communication was received from the family of Barbara A. Bradley transmitting thanks for your kindness.

RESOLUTIONS
1. Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 Outstanding City Employee Awards.   Mayor Davis

2. Resolution on the death of Joel A. Giorgio.   Councillor Toomey

3. Resolution on the death of Peter P. Bacci.   Councillor Toomey

4. Congratulations and thanks to the organizers and planners who worked with The Inner Belt Symposia.   Mayor Davis

5. Resolution on the death of Laurinda (Afonso) Alves.   Councillor Toomey

6. Resolution on the death of Nancy Peters.   Mayor Davis

7. Resolution on the death of Antonia (Rivera) Cruz.   Councillor Toomey

8. Resolution on the death of Bella F. (Coite) Abreu.   Councillor Toomey

9. Resolution on the death of Donna K. Sawyer.   Councillor Maher

10. Resolution on the death of Teresa M. (Sartory) Anderson.   Councillor Maher

11. Congratulations to Kimberly Sansoucy and Peter Lyons on the birth of their daughter Ada Quinn Sansoucy Lyons.   Councillor Decker

12. Congratulations to the management of the Cambridge Court Apartments for their work in keeping apartments affordable for seniors in Cambridge.   Councillor Maher

13. Thanks to Reverend Brenda Payne for participating the celebration in honor of Reverend Dr. Attles on May 16, 2012.   Councillor Reeves

14. Thanks to Reverend Kanice Johns for participating in the celebration for Reverend Dr. Leroy Attles on May 19, 2012.   Councillor Reeves

15. Thanks to Reverend Dr. Charles Adams for participating in the celebration honoring Reverend Dr. Attles on May 17, 2012.   Councillor Reeves

16. Thanks to Reverend Dr. Louis Attles for participating in the celebration in honor of Reverend Dr. Leroy Attles on May 20, 2012.   Councillor Reeves

17. Thanks to Reverend Dr. Grainger Browning for participating in the celebration for Reverend Leroy Attles on May 15, 2012.   Councillor Reeves

18. Thanks to Reverend Paul Robeson Ford for participating in the celebration honoring Reverend Dr. Leroy Attles on May 18, 2012.   Councillor Reeves

19. Thanks and congratulations to to Reverend Dr. Leroy Attles on the occasion of his fifty years in the Ministry.   Councillor Reeves

20. Congratulations to Michelle Hyppolite on receiving the Dr. Joseph H. Brenner Award from the Community Legal Services and Counseling Center.   Mayor Davis

21. Congratulations to the organizers and supporters of the Cambridge Science Festival.   Councillor Cheung

22. Congratulations to the Cambridge Police Department on the success of Community Service Week which took place from Apr 16-20, 2012.   Councillor Cheung

23. Congratulations to ROFLCon on its 3 year anniversary.   Councillor Cheung

24. Congratulations to Cogent Mobile on being a finalist in the 2012 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.   Councillor Cheung

25. Congratulations to the North Cambridge Family Opera on their sixth anniversary concert.   Councillor Cheung


26. Congratulations to Jennifer (Dever) and Geoff Wood on the birth of their son Griffin Edward Dever Wood.   Councillor Toomey

27. Resolution on the death of Elaine M. McMaster.   Councillor Maher

28. Resolution on the death of Leslie Kimbrough.   Councillor Decker, Vice Mayor Simmons, Mayor Davis

29. Resolution on the death of Nancy O'Connell Brook.   Councillor Maher

30. Resolution on the death of Charles Stead.   Vice Mayor Simmons
Premature - Mr. Stead is, in fact, very much alive, though he did suffer a heart attack.
Amended Res #30. Speedy recovery wishes to Charles Stead.   Vice Mayor Simmons

31. Congratulations to Mervan Osborne and Lucy Darragh on the birth of their son Moses Osborne.   Mayor Davis

32. Best wishes to ROFLcon on their upcoming events on May 4-5, 2012 on the campus of MIT.   Councillor Reeves


ORDERS
1. That the City Manager is requested to investigate the status of the audio/visual equipment and to investigate the feasibility of hiring an outside audio/visual staff to assist the city with and report back to the City Council the results of this investigation.   Councillor Reeves

2. That the City Manager is requested to report to the City Council on appropriate regulation of satellite dishes, possibly through an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance.   Mayor Davis


3. That the City Council schedule a Roundtable Meeting for Wed, May 30, 2012 from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the Sullivan Chamber to complete the update from Goody Clancy and the Community Development Department on the Kendall Central Study (K2C2) and to discuss the appropriate next step in the process.   Mayor Davis


COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS FROM CITY OFFICERS
1. A communication was received from Mayor Henrietta Davis transmitting notice of Vice Mayor Simmons appointment as the City Council representative to the Kids' Council.

2. A communication was received from City Councillor Marjorie Decker transmitting her withdrawal from the Transportation, Traffic and Parking Committee.

Mar 6, 2012

I am submitting this letter in my desire to withdraw as a member of the Transportation, Traffic & Parking Committee for the 2012-2013 Term. In addition to Chairing three committees, Finance, Housing and Community Health, one more than most of the members, I also continue to Chair the Commission on Early Childhood Education and Care as well as leading a city wide initiative with Engage the Power on domestic violence.

I want to thank you for your confidence and support you have shown me and want to allow you the opportunity to appoint someone who can commit their full attention and time.

I look forward to working with you and our colleagues over the next two years.

Sincerely, Marjorie Decker, City Councillor

HEARING SCHEDULE
Mon, Apr 30
5:30pm   City Council Meeting [Budget Overview]  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 2
9:00am   The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the FY2013 City Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 7
5:30pm   Roundtable Meeting with the Election Commission, the Kids' Council and the student School Committee members to discuss issues related to elections. No public comment. No votes will be taken. Meeting will not be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 9
9:00am   The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the FY2013 City Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Mon, May 14
4:00pm   2012 Scholarship Award Ceremony  (Sullivan Chamber)
5:30pm   City Council Meeting  (Sullivan Chamber)

Tues, May 15
4:00pm   The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the petition of Forest City/MIT to amend the Zoning Ordinance by extending the Cambridgeport Revitalization Development District from Green Street out to Massachusetts Avenue in the area adjacent to Blanche Street and further to provide for the potential development of a residential building on Sidney Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Green Street. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Wed, May 16
6:00pm   The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the FY2013 School Department Budget. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, May 17
9:00am   The Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the FY2013 City Budget (if necessary). This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)
2:00pm   Public Facilities, Arts and Celebrations Committee  (Sullivan Chamber)

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

Wed, May 23
4:00pm   The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the petition to amend the Zoning Ordinance by adding to Section 5.50 entitled "Special Dimensional Regulations" a section 5.54 entitled "Special Regulations for Municipal Elementary and Middle (K-8) Schools. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)
4:45pm   The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the petition of CJUF III Northpoint LLC to amend the Zoning Ordinances in Article 13.700-Planned Unit Development in the North Point Residence District. This hearing to be televised.  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, May 24
2:30pm   University Relations Committee  (Sullivan Chamber)

Thurs, May 31
5:30pm   The Transportation, Traffic and Parking Committee will conduct a public meeting to discuss the PTDM Ordinance, how the ordinance works for property owner who comply with the PTDM, the specific tactics used to reduce Single Occupancy Vehicles and whether the PTDM Ordinance merits expansion to better serve and inform decision making in the current development boom.  (Sullivan Chamber)

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

Tues, June 5
10:00am   The Government Operations and Rules Committee will conduct a public meeting to review the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority's relationship with the city, how the CRA was set up and who is the CRA's governing body.  (Ackermann Room)

Wed, June 6
4:00pm   The Ordinance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the petition from the Planning Board to rezone the North Massachusetts Avenue area. This hearing to be televised.  (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)

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

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

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

TEXT OF ORDERS
O-1     Apr 30, 2012
COUNCILLOR REEVES
WHEREAS: The City of Cambridge audio and video equipment is out of date and unable to handle presentations. As an example, on Wednesday evening, Apr 25th at the City Council Roundtable, David Dixon from Goody Clancy's PowerPoint presentation could not be seen by the entire audience. In addition, he had no pointer and had to stand up and point with his finger while partially blocking the screen. Earlier this month, the Community Development Department gave a presentation at the Pisani Center. There was no screen for the PowerPoint presentation and no sound equipment. Therefore, the audience could not view nor hear the presentation properly. In June of 2011 there was a large audience at the Christian Life Center of City staff and community people for a presentation by Goody Clancy staff. The presentation could not be seen by the entire audience or clearly understood because of the lack of proper equipment; now therefore it be
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to investigate the status of the audio/visual equipment and to investigate the feasibility of hiring an outside audio/visual staff to assist the city with these types of presentations. It is also requested that the City Manager report back to the City Council the results of this investigation.

O-2     Apr 30, 2012
MAYOR DAVIS
WHEREAS: Nearby cities are confronting the proliferation of satellite dishes; and
WHEREAS: Satellite dish installation and removal is not regulated in Cambridge; now therefore be it
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report to the City Council on appropriate regulation of satellite dishes, possibly through an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance.


O-3     Apr 30, 2012
MAYOR DAVIS
ORDERED: That the City Council schedule a Roundtable Meeting for Wed, May 30, 2012 from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the Sullivan Chamber to complete the update from Goody Clancy and the Community Development Department on the Kendall Central Study (K2C2) and to discuss the appropriate next step in the process.


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)

12-08. 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:  See Mgr #1
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)

12-18. Report from the City Manager:  See Mgr #1
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 isues 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)

12-25. 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)

12-29. 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)

12-33. 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)

12-35. 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)

12-37. 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)

12-40. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on improper leases and rental of owned affordable housing units.
Councillor Reeves, Councillor Cheung, Mayor Davis, Councillor Decker, Councillor Kelley, Councillor Maher, Vice Mayor Simmons & Councillor vanBeuzekom 03/19/12 (O-3)

12-41. Report from the City Manager:
RE: 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, Councillor vanBeuzekom, Councillor Cheung, Councillor Decker, Councillor Maher, Councillor Reeves, Vice Mayor Simmons & Councillor Toomey 03/19/12 (O-4)

12-42. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on reevaluating pedestrian safety concerns at the intersection of Coolidge Avenue and Mt. Auburn Street and the x-shaped intersection where Mt. Auburn crosses Fresh Pond/Gerry's Landing.
Councillor Cheung and Full Membership 03/19/12 (O-6)

12-43. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the feasibility and desirability of developing an off-leash dog park in or nearby Area 4.
Councillor Cheung and Full Membership 03/19/12 (O-9)

12-44. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on how the proposal by Global Oil LLC will impact Cambridge.
Councillor Cheung, Vice Mayor Simmons, Councillor vanBeuzekom, Councillor Toomey and Full Membership 03/19/12 (O-10)

12-45. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on testing all city-operated community gardens for toxins in the soil.
Councillor vanBeuzekom 03/19/12 (O-15)

12-46. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the accident at the corner of Dover Street and Massachusetts Avenue. Referred back by Councillor Kelley for more information at meeting of 4/9/2012.
Councillor Kelley, Mayor Davis, Councillor Decker, Councillor Maher, Councillor Reeves, Vice Mayor Simmons, Councillor Toomey & Councillor vanBeuzekom 03/26/12 (O-3)

12-47. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on legal requirements for public notices and meetings of the Planning Board and Board of Zoning Appeals.
Councillor Kelley and Full Membership 04/02/12 (O-2)

12-48. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the feasibility of expanding LED lighting across the City.
Councillor Cheung and Full Membership 04/09/12 (O-6)

12-49. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the paving materials used by Boston on their crosswalks as well as the data in the Jacobs Report.
Councillor Cheung 04/09/12 (O-10)

12-50. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the legal and logistic possibility of banning the use of imidacloprid insecticide.
Councillor vanBeuzekom and Full Membership 04/23/12 (O-2)

12-51. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on the feasibility of finding additional office space for the City Council.
Vice Mayor Simmons, Councillor Cheung, Mayor Davis, Councillor Decker, Councillor Reeves & Councillor vanBeuzekom 04/23/12 (O-5)

12-52. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on how the Council may incorporate the use of electronic communications technology in the conduct of its business, including the parameters of and prerequisites for such use.
Councillor Cheung and Full Membership 04/23/12 (O-7)

12-53. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on turning on all water for fountains and gardens at the earliest possible date of the year and shut off at the latest possible date of the year.
Councillor vanBeuzekom and Full Membership 04/23/12 (O-8)

12-54. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on how to establish an Community Choice Aggregation Network which will engage in electricity procurement for the entire City of Cambridge.
Councillor vanBeuzekom and Full Membership 04/23/12 (O-9)

12-55. Report from the City Manager:
RE: report on whether Cambridge can be re-certified to regulate cable TV costs due to a lack of competition in the area.
Councillor Toomey and Full Membership 04/23/12 (O-10)