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A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Boston was held in the Christopher A. Iannella Chamber, City Hall at 12:20 on Wednesday, December 15
Councillors Present: President Ross in the Chair. All Councilors Present.

Clergy: Father Robert Blaney, St. Brigid’s Church, delivered the invocation and the meeting was opened with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The following were received:
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0215 President Ross moved to adopt the minutes from the December 8, 2010 meeting. Motion prevailed. Councilor Yancey asked that his letter of objection regarding the December 1, 2010 special meeting be read into the record which was not put in the minutes of December 8, 2010. The Assistant City Clerk read the December 8, 2010 letter of Councilor Yancey into the record and also was put in the December 8, 2010 minutes, and then the response from President Ross dated December 13, 2010 was read into the record. Councilor Arroyo, on behalf of the Committee on Labor and Youth Affairs, submitted the following: On the resolution, referred on February 3, 2010, Docket #0215, calling to hiring up to 300 street and youth workers, the Committee submitted a report recommending the resolution ought to pass in a new draft. The report was accepted; the resolution in a new draft was not adopted; yeas 3, (Arroyo, Pressley, Yancey) nays 9.

0248Councilor Yancey, on behalf of the Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, submitted the following: On the order, referred on February 3, 2010, Docket #0248, for a hearing to review the year 2010 budget, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to be placed on file. The report was accepted; the order was placed on file.

0563Councilor Feeney, on behalf of the Committee on Government Operations, submitted the following: On the message and ordinance, referred on April 14, 2010, Docket #0563, amending CBC Chapter XII, Section 10.4(c) (Boston Employment Commission), the Committee submitted a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass in a new draft. The report was accepted; the ordinance in a new draft was passed

0564Councilor Yancey, on behalf of the Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, submitted the following: On the order, referred on April 14, 2010, Docket #0564, for a hearing regarding the Law Enforcement Trust Fund, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to be placed on file. The report was accepted; the order was placed on file.

1048On the order, referred on July 14, 2010, Docket #1048, for a hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2011 Budget, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to be placed on file. The report was accepted; the order was placed on file.

1477On the message and ordinance, referred on October 27, 2010, Docket #1477, amending Chapter 18-1.2 (27) of the CBC, Ordinance regarding building permitting fees for the construction of solar photovoltaic systems, the Committee submitted a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass. The report was accepted; the ordinance was passed.

1483Councilor LaMattina, on behalf of the Committee on City and Neighborhood Services and Veteran Affairs, submitted the following: On the message and order, referred on October 27, 2010, Docket #1483, petition of Atlas Livery, for a license to operate motor vehicles for the carriage of passengers for hire over certain streets in Boston, the Committee submitted a report recommending the petition ought to be placed on file. The report was accepted; the petition was placed on file.

1509On the message and ordinance, referred on November 3, 2010, Docket #1509, amending CBC Ordinances, Chapter XVIII, section 1.16 to increase fees for lighting of parks and recreation playing fields, the submitted a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass. The report was accepted; the ordinance was passed.

1539On the message and ordinance, referred on November 17, 2010, Docket #1539, amending CBC Ordinances, Chapter IX, Section 9-11.4 “Security in Elderly/Handicapped Housing Development” and Chapter XI, Section 11-1.7 “Crime Prevention Surveys”, the Committee submitted a report recommending the ordinance ought to pass. The report was accepted; the ordinance was passed.

1540Councilor Ciommo, on behalf of the Committee on Ways and Means, submitted the following: On the message and order, referred on November 17, 2010, Docket #1540, authorizing the City to accept a grant of Thirteen Million Dollars ($13,000,000.00) from the Boston Redevelopment Authority, for the purpose of designing, constructing, renovating and equipping the Quincy Upper School, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.

1541On the message and order, referred on November 17, 2010, Docket #1541, approving an appropriation of $550,000.00 for the feasibility study for major rehabilitation of the Quincy Upper School. The statement of interest for the Quincy Upper School, which was approved by the City Council on June 27, 2007, has been accepted by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.

1592On the message and order, referred on December 1, 2010, Docket #1592, approving a Petition for a Special Law re: “An Act to Facilitate the Mediation of Mortgage Foreclosures of Owner Occupied Residential Real Property in the City of Boston”, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass in a new draft. The report was accepted; the order a new draft was passed

1652Councilor Feeney, on behalf of the Committee on Government Operations, submitted the following: On the message and order, referred on December 8, 2010, Docket #1652, authorizing the Department of Innovation of Technology to enter into a contract for a period of up to eight years for the procurement of software licenses, implementation services and maintenance and support of a computer aided dispatch system and a records management system, the Committee submitted a report recommending the order ought to pass. The report was accepted; the order was passed.

1653On the message and order, referred on December 8, 2010, Docket #1653, for the confirmation of the appointment of Robert Smyth to the fifth seat on the Boston Retirement Board for a term expiring on January 15, 2012, the Committee submitted a report recommending the appointment ought to be confirmed. The report was accepted; the appointment was confirmed.

1662Councilor Feeney called Docket #1662, order approving a petition for a Special Law re: repealing the sunset clause for the preparation of certain ballots in the City of Boston, from the Committee on Government Operations. Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. On motion of Councilor Feeney, the order was passed. The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda containing the following matters:

1683Notice was received from the City Clerk in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 1979 re: action taken by the Mayor on paper acted upon by the City Council at its meeting on November 17, 2010. Placed on file.

1684Communication was received from Michael Ross, President of the Boston City Council in response to Councilor Yancey letter date December 8, 2010 regarding the procedural objection raised during the December 1, 2010 Special City Council Meeting. Placed on file.

1685Communication was received from Michael Ross, President of the Boston City Council that the City Council will meet December 16, 2010 in the Cahners Theater at the Museum of Science to meet with the Cambridge City Council on the economic Competitiveness of our region. Placed on file.

1686Communication was received Edward L. Glaeser, Chair, Citizen’s Committee on Boston’s Future to Michael Ross, President of the City Council transmitting a final “chairman’s report”. Placed on file.

1687Communication was received from Councilor Pressley, transmitting an informational report on Docket #0225 (Teen Pregnancy). Placed on file.

1688Communication was received from Councilor Pressley, transmitting an informational report on Docket #0965 (Order to understand the challenges faced by families impacted by violence and gather their recommendations regarding the City’s response system) and Docket #0209 (Order to investigate social services available to victims of community violence. Placed on file.

1689Councilors Pressley, Arroyo, Feeney, Yancey, O’Malley, Ross, Ciommo offered the following: Resolution urging the Boston School Committee to revise the School-Age Parents Policy. On motion of Councilor Pressley, the rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted.

1690Councilor Ross offered the following: Order that the date for the Special Preliminary Municipal Election for District Seven is on February 15, 2011 and the Special Municipal Election is on March 15, 2011. On motion of Councilor Ross, the rules were suspended; the order was passed.

1691Councilor Ross offered the following: Order for the appointments of temporary employees in City Council. Passed under suspension of the rules.

1692Order for the appointment of temporary employees Amy Derjue, Lisbert J. Sena and Michelle L. Snyder in City Council effective December 4, 2010. Passed under suspension of the rules.

1693Order for the appointment of temporary employees Amy Derjue, Lisbert J. Sena and Michelle L. Snyder in City Council effective December 18, 2010. Passed under suspension of the rules.

1694Councilor Ross for Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employees Joceline Depina, Ana C. Pereira, Heather Perez and Lonnie S. Rosenberg in City Council effective December 4, 2010. Passed under suspension of the rules.

1695Order for the appointment of temporary employees Joceline Depina, Ana C. Pereira, Heather Perez and Lonnie S. Rosenberg in City Council effective December 18, 2010. Passed under suspension of the rules.

1696Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution congratulating Thelma Abel-Morgan.

1697Resolution congratulating Hippolito Gonzalez.

1698Councilor Consalvo offered the following: Resolution congratulating Linda Ahern.

1699Councilor LaMattina offered the following: Resolution in memory of Norma Piacenza.

1700Resolution in memory of Theresa Grifoni.

1701Councilors Arroyo and O’Malley offered the following: Resolution in memory of Felita Oyola.

1702Councilors O’Malley, Connolly and Murphy offered the following: Resolution congratulating Helen Single on her 100th Birthday.

1703Councilors Connolly and O’Malley offered the following: Resolution congratulating La Rosa Real Estate.

1704Councilor Ross offered the following: Resolution honoring Mehrangiz Kar.

1705Resolution congratulating Dora Luz Acevedo.

1706Councilor Consalvo offered the following: Resolution congratulating Jody Burr.

1707Councilor O’Malley offered the following: Resolution congratulating Tim and Marianne McLaughlin on their 25th wedding anniversary.

1708Councilor Yancey offered the following: Resolution congratulating Minister Mattie Bennett.

1709Resolution congratulating Reverend Dr. Marcus G. Bennett, Sr.

1710Resolution congratulating 6 people on their graduation from Genesis Academy of Cosmetology. The Chair stated that in absence of objection, two late-filed matters would be added to the Consent Agenda. No objection being heard, the following matters were added:

1711Councilor Arroyo offered the following: Resolution in memory Willie Ware Mitchell.

1712Councilor Linehan offered the following: Resolution congratulating Brian Wallace. The matters contained within the Consent Agenda were severally adopted. Adjourned at 3:15 p.m. on motion of President Ross in memory of Jeanne O’Brien, Mary Rizzo, Christopher Larkin, Dan Russo, Rose Lucchino, Anthony Marrotta, Camille Renzulli, Willie Ware Mitchel, Mary McEachren, James Monahan, and Stanley Williams, to meet again on Monday, January 3, 2011. The papers acted upon at the foregoing meeting of the City Council, which contain action requiring the approval of the Mayor, were deposited in the Mayor’s Office on December 20, 2010. Attest: Alex Geourntas Assistant City Clerk

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