7pm, Worcester City Hall. Agenda. This week: a tremendous number of “streets and sidewalks” items, and a few others of note.
- 8c. Meeting videos archiving: Last year, as part of Sunshine Week, I asked the Council to ask the administration to do a better job with archives of city meetings. They voted in favor. I don’t think anything has happened on this, so I have the identical petition before the Council this week.
- 8g. Parking ticket procedures: “Michael Shippole request City Council review the parking ticket process policy for on-street parking in non-metered areas to establish burden of proof of violation.”
- 8n. City Hall railings: “Scott Ricker et al request City Council request the City Manager have the new railings installed on the stairs behind City Hall inspected. The new railings are in violation of Chapter 27 Sec. 27.4.3 of the 521 CMR and are dangerous to many residents including individuals who have limited vision. The railings abruptly end but there are two steps remaining before an individual gets to the bottom of the stairs.”
- 9a-g. Food trucks: Councilor Rushton continues to push for liberalized food truck regulations in Worcester.
- 9i-j Shotspotter: A couple items recommending that the city set up audio surveillance in a couple areas of the city that will detect the time and location of gunshots.
- 9m. Smart911: Another interesting public safety innovation. “Request City Manager report to City Council as to the feasibility of funding and implementing “Smart911” technology and report back in the next thirty (30) days.”
If you have an opinion about any of these items, this is the time to contact some Councilors or make plans to speak at the meeting.