The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 6:30pm. The agenda is here.
This week: Weed, dogs, tax breaks, the usual.
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- Making Streets Public: The Council will vote to make a bunch of streets near Assumption College public streets. These are Knapp Ave, Myrick Ave, Pelican Ave, Phoebe Way, and Toronita Ave.
- Removing Tax Breaks for Wage Violations: Councilor Bergman wants to know if the city can “deny or terminate” tax break (TIF) agreements for developments when “employee wage violations are present.”
- Nationally Legalized Weed: Last week, there were a bunch of items about restricting marijuana retailers in the city, including a proposal from Councilor Mero-Carlson that there could be three weed stores in each Council district. This week, Councilor Lukes wants the Council to vote on whether they want our US Congressman and Senators to remove marijuana as a controlled substance from the U.S. Code.
- Dog Licensing: In 2010, the city began issuing lifetime dog licenses. Now that dogs are allowed in some city parks, the City Clerk would like to go back to annual licenses and dog tags that are a different color each year, so enforcement officers can easily check which dogs are currently licensed. I don’t understand this item.
- Stop Making Your Own Driveway: In an item held over from last week, Councilor Rosen wants people to stop making DIY driveways that take away curb parking and encourage people to drive back and forth over the curb.