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    1. Referred
      Consent Agenda Resolution

      Order for hearing to discuss the safety of city workers.
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    City Council

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    1. Referred
      Council Hearing Order

      Order for a hearing to discuss the continuity of health care services in relation to the financial challenges faced by the Steward Health Care System. On the motion of Councilors Breadon and FitzGerald, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilor Worrell as an original co-sponsor. Referred to the Committee on Public Health, Homelessness, and Recovery.
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    1. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Ninety-Two Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Five Dollars and Fifty Cents ($92,735.50) in the form of a grant, for the Federal FY23 Emergency Management Performance Grant, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, passed through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, to be administered by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The grant will fund the enhancement of operational capacity at the Boston Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and promote the professional development of OEM staff.
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    2. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Sixty-Five Thousand Dollars ($65,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY23 Community Mitigation, awarded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund investigations that are coordinated between the Boston Police Department Human Trafficking Unit and other law enforcement entities.
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    3. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Twenty-Three Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($23,400.00) in the form of a grant for the FY24 Municipal Road Safety, awarded by the United States Department of Transportation, passed through the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security, to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund high-visibility enforcement of motor vehicle laws, including but not limited to, speeding and aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving and occupant protection.
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    1. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Seven Hundred Five Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-Five Dollars and Twelve Cents ($1,705,475.12) in the form of a grant, for the FY24 Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund regional and multidisciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through coordinated prevention and intervention, law enforcement, prosecution and reintegration programs.

      Referred to the Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice.

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    2. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Twenty-Three Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($23,400.00) in the form of a grant for the FY24 Municipal Road Safety, awarded by the United States Department of Transportation, passed through the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security, to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund high-visibility enforcement of motor vehicle laws, including but not limited to, speeding and aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving and occupant protection.

      Referred to the Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice.

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    3. Filed
      Mayor Order

      Message transmitting certain information under section 17F relative to the Boston Emergency Medical Services response times pertaining to Docket #0205, passed by the Council on January 22, 2024.

      Placed on file.

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    4. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($325,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Red Sox Arts and Parks Program, awarded by the Boston Red Sox to be administered by the Mayor’s Office. The grant will support arts programming, community events and parks operations across Boston.

      Referred to the Committee on Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Tourism & Special Events.

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    5. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order for your approval, an Order to reduce the FY24 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by One Million Two Hundred and Three Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty-One Dollars ($1,203,751.00) to provide funding for various City Departments for the FY24 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Council 93.

      Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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    6. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order for a supplemental appropriation Order for various departments for the FY24 in the amount of One Million Two Hundred and Three Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty-One Dollars ($1,203,751.00) to cover the FY24 cost items contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Council 93. The terms of the contract are July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2027. The major provisions for the contract include base wage increases of 2% to be given in July of each fiscal year of the contract term and flat amount of $500, $250, $900, $800 to be added to annual salaries in January of each fiscal year. The agreement also includes changes to personal days, an increase in the clothing allowance and training funds, and increases to certain differentials. Filed in Office of the City Clerk on February 12, 2024.

      Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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    7. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order for your approval, an Order to reduce the FY24 appropriation for the Reserve for Collective Bargaining by Six Hundred Forty-Seven Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-Four Dollars ($647,254.00) to provide funding for various City Departments for the FY24 increases contained within the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Service Employees International Union, Local 888.

      Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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    8. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order for a supplemental appropriation Order for various departments for the FY24 in the amount of Six Hundred Forty-Seven Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-Four Dollars ($647,254.00) to cover the FY24 cost items contained with the collective bargaining agreements between the City of Boston and the Service Employees International Union. The terms of the contract are July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2027. The major provisions for the contract include base wage increases of 2% to be given in January of each fiscal year of the contract term and flat amount of $500, $250, $900, $750 to be added to annual salaries in January of each fiscal year after the percentage increase. The agreement also includes an expansion of the clothing allowance, an increase to the weekend differential, and compensation reviews of certain position groups. Filed in Office of the City Clerk on February 12, 2024.

      Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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    9. Filed
      Report of Public Officer

      Notice was received from the City Clerk in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 1979 re: action taken by the Mayor on papers acted upon by the City Council at its meeting of January 31, 2024.

      Placed on file.

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    10. Filed
      Report of Public Officer

      Communication was received from the Office of Black Male Advancement of the report entitled "Black Male Advancement Quarterly Report" October 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023.

      Placed on file.

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    11. Passed
      Matters Recently Heard-For Possible Action

      Councilor Murphy called Docket #0284, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) in the form of a grant, for Youth Engagement and Advancement, awarded by Boston Children’s Hospital, to be administered by the Office of Youth Engagement and Advancement. The grant will fund a development series with ongoing workshops for youth workers to learn skills and strategies to become more effective in their positions. The funds will be used towards the Mayor’s Youth Summit, from the Committee on Strong Women, Families, and Communities. No objection being heard, the matter was before the body. Committee members polled; yeas 5. On motion of Councilor Murphy, the rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 13.

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    12. Passed
      Matters Recently Heard-For Possible Action

      Message and order for your approval an Order authorizing the City of Boston to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Statements of Interest for their Accelerated Repair Program for the following schools: Kenny Elementary School, O'Donnell Elementary School, Adams Elementary School, Chittick Elementary School, Everett Elementary School, Gardner Pilot Academy, Lyndon Elementary School and Murphy K-8 School.

      The rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 13.

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    13. Passed
      Matters Recently Heard-For Possible Action

      A petition for a special law re: An age waiver for the maximum age requirement for Paul O'Brien to join the Boston Police Department.

      The rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 13.

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    14. Passed
      Council Legislative Resolution

      Resolution to Combat and Prevent Human Trafficking.

      Councilor Worrell in the Chair. On motion of Councilor Louijeune, the rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted; yeas 13.

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    15. Passed
      Council Legislative Resolution

      Resolution recognizing Children of Addiction Week.

      Councilor Louijeune in the Chair. On motion of Councilor Murphy, the rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted; yeas 13.

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    16. Referred
      Council Hearing Order

      Order for a hearing to discuss a comprehensive review and update of the Boston EMS Service Zone Plan.

      On motion of Councilor Breadon, Rule 12 was invoked to include Councilors Coletta and Murphy as original co-sponsors. Referred to the Committee on Public Health, Homelessness, and Recovery.

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    17. Referred
      Council Hearing Order

      Order for a hearing to discuss the goals and priorities of the City of Boston’s Office of Veterans Services.

      Referred to the Committee on Veterans, Military Families, and Military Affairs.

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    18. Referred
      Council Hearing Order

      Order for a hearing to discuss the community process for transportation planning in the City of Boston.

      Referred to the Committee on Planning, Development & Transportation.

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    19. Referred
      Council Hearing Order

      Order for a hearing to discuss prioritizing equitable development by exploring financial solutions to clean parcels prior to acquisition in Boston.

      Referred to the Committee on City Services and Innovation Technology.

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    20. Referred
      Council Hearing Order

      Order for a hearing to explore the creation of a citywide merchandise licensing program.

      Referred to the Committee on Small Business and Professional Licensure.

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    21. Passed
      Personnel Orders

      Councilor Louijeune for Councilor Fernandes Anderson offered the following: Order for the appointment of temporary employee Joshua Champagne in City Council, effective February 19, 2024.

      Passed under suspension of the rules.

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    22. Agenda Ready
      Green Sheet

      Legislative Calendar for February 14, 2024.
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    23. Agenda Ready
      Consent Agenda Resolution

      Resolution recognizing Samuel “Metro” Mullin.
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    24. Agenda Ready
      Consent Agenda Resolution

      Resolution recognizing Col. Christopher B. Shaw.
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    25. Agenda Ready
      Consent Agenda Resolution

      Resolution recognizing Hon. Justin A. Petty.
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    26. Agenda Ready
      Consent Agenda Resolution

      Resolution recognizing Rev. Kevin Peterson.
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    27. Agenda Ready
      Consent Agenda Resolution

      Resolution recognizing CCBA.
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    28. Agenda Ready
      Consent Agenda Resolution

      Resolution recognizing Filippo Frattaroli.
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    29. Agenda Ready
      Consent Agenda Resolution

      Resolution in memory of John "Sonny" Mirabella.
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    30. Withdrawn
      Council Legislative Resolution

      WITHDRAWN

    31. Agenda Ready
      Consent Agenda Resolution

      Resolution in memory of Roberta Frances Madden.
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    32. Passed
      Mayor Order

      Councilor Worrell called Docket #0285, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a donation of three Certified Comfort Dogs valued at Eight Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($8,400.00) donated by the Dame Dogs Labradors, LLC to be administered by the Boston Police Department. The purpose of the donation is to support the Bureau of Field Services of the Boston Police Department by adding three comfort dogs to their department, from the Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice. No objection being heard, the matter was before the body. Committee members polled; yeas 5. On motion of Councilor Worrell, the rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 13.

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    33. Passed
      Mayor Order

      Councilor Durkan called Docket #0105, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000.00) in the form of a grant for the MGH Clinical Building Project Grant, awarded by the Boston Planning & Development Agency to be administered by the Public Works Department. The grant will fund studies to examine design changes and implement the reconstruction of Blossom Street from Cambridge Street to Charles Street, from the Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation. No objection being heard, the matter was before the body. Committee members polled; yeas 5. On motion of Councilor Durkan, the rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 13.

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    34. Passed
      Mayor Order

      Councilor Durkan called Docket #0106, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($750,000.00) in the form of a grant for the MGH-BTD Clinical Building Project Grant, awarded by the Boston Planning & Development Agency to be administered by the Policy and Planning in the Transportation Department. The grant will fund transportation studies to examine the design changes and improvements that can be made to Cambridge Street, Blossom, and North Grove/Cambridge Street intersection, from the Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation. No objection being heard, the matter was before the body. Committee members polled; yeas 5. On motion of Councilor Durkan, the rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 13.

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    35. Passed
      Matters Recently Heard-For Possible Action

      Councilor Murphy called Docket #0284, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) in the form of a grant, for Youth Engagement and Advancement, awarded by Boston Children’s Hospital, to be administered by the Office of Youth Engagement and Advancement. The grant will fund a development series with ongoing workshops for youth workers to learn skills and strategies to become more effective in their positions. The funds will be used towards the Mayor’s Youth Summit, from the Committee on Strong Women, Families, and Communities. No objection being heard, the matter was before the body. Committee members polled; yeas 5. On motion of Councilor Murphy, the rules were suspended; the order was passed; yeas 13.

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    1. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Ninety-Two Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Five Dollars and Fifty Cents ($92,735.50) in the form of a grant, for the Federal FY23 Emergency Management Performance Grant, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, passed through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, to be administered by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The grant will fund the enhancement of operational capacity at the Boston Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and promote the professional development of OEM staff.
      Attachments
    2. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Sixty-Five Thousand Dollars ($65,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY23 Community Mitigation, awarded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund investigations that are coordinated between the Boston Police Department Human Trafficking Unit and other law enforcement entities.
      Attachments
    3. Referred
      Mayor Order

      Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Twenty-Three Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($23,400.00) in the form of a grant for the FY24 Municipal Road Safety, awarded by the United States Department of Transportation, passed through the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security, to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund high-visibility enforcement of motor vehicle laws, including but not limited to, speeding and aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving and occupant protection.
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