The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 6:30pm. The agenda is here.
This week: Guns, zoning.
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- Guns: Mayor Petty has an item asking if we can stop investing city pension funds in any company “that derives more than 15 percent of its revenues from sales for non-law enforcement or non-military purposes” from guns and ammo.
- Lodging Houses: Councilor Bergman has an item asking that existing multi-family homes not be considered “lodging houses” for city enforcement purposes. I do not understand this item.
- Marijuana Laws: After months of back and forth, the Council will officially vote to change the city ordinances to reflect the various suggestions and state mandates on how we handle marijuana establishments.
- Old Public and Private Streets: Mark Liriano wants Weldon Ave. to be made public.
- New Public and Private Streets: The proposal to make Norton St. public has gone through the requisite hearings and the Council will presumably vote in favor.
- New Zoning Requests: There is a request to clean up the zoning around 5 Reeves St., extending the amount that is residential and excluding all of it from the Commericial Corridors Overlay District.
- Old Zoning Requests: The Council will presumably vote in favor of various zoning requests that have gone through the requisite hearings. These include rezoning areas near 57 Highland St, 452 Southwest Cutoff, and Ed Hyder’s.
- How Are Our Taxis Doing?: Councilor Rosen has an item asking how the city’s taxi medallion system is doing in this age of Uber and Lyft.