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Preview: City Council agenda (September 12)

The Worcester City Council meets Wednesday at 6:30pm. The agenda is here.

This week: Immigration, Wu-Sox, preservation, driveways.

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  • Immigration: The Mayor has an item asking the Council to endorse a statement that the US shouldn’t deport anyone with Temporary Protected Status and to preserve the DACA program.
  • Zoning: There’s a request to rezone 4 Winslow St. from business to residential. There’s a request to rezone 8 (aka 8 1/2) Washburn St. residential to business.
  • $50m to Preserve the Aud: It will cost $50 million just to do the basic renovations the Worcester Memorial Auditorium would need to bring it up to code.
  • Mt Carmel Deed Restriction: There’s a letter from the state about the deed restriction on the Mt Carmel property. The property is indeed restricted to be used for “religious, educational, or recreational purposes.” However this doesn’t prevent the diocese from demolishing the church and selling the property. It would restrict what the new owner could do with the property, and would require legislation on the state level to remove the restriction.
  • The Wu-Sox: The Council will have many items related to the Red Sox minor league team moving to Worcester. The City Auditor has a report saying the project is finally an ok deal. The most important item asks the Council to vote yes-or-no on the whole $100 million deal.
  • ROTC for Police: Councilor Rivera would like the city to create a “three tiered program” giving Worcester children a path to becoming a police officer. This “would include a Youth Academy for middle to early high school students, a second Academy modeled after ROTC for the purposes of law enforcement for older high school students, and a third Cadet Program for high school graduates … seeking a career in law enforcement … as a pipeline … into the Police Academy.”
  • Taxing Apartment Buildings as Commercial: The Municipal Operations Committee wants the whole Council to vote in favor of a proposal that would tax properties with 5+ housing units at commercial rather than residential property tax rates. As things currently stand, this would increase property taxes on those units, although of course these tax rates bounce around year to year.
  • DIY Driveways: Councilor Rosen tabled his own item on this issue last time—it should be popping back up this week.
  • Bonus for All Fans of Driveway Ordinances: Here are what the city ordinances say about sharing a driveway: “1. Common driveways that serve three (3) or more lots are prohibited except through the issuance of Special Permit by the Planning Board. 2. Common driveways cannot be used to satisfy or calculate frontage requirements. 3. The construction of common driveways must be in accordance with the standards outlined in the City of Worcester Subdivision Control Regulations. 4. Common driveways must access the lots over approved frontage. 5. Common driveways may not exceed three hundred (300) feet in length.”

Preview: City Council agenda (August 21)

The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 6:00pm. The agenda is here.

This week: Wu-Sox, weed, driveways.

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  • Zoning: The Council will send to the planning board a request to change the zoning for part of 37 Fruit Street from residential to business, thus making all of 37 Fruit business.
  • Boards and Commissions: **Carl Foley will be reported to the Worcester Airport Advisory Committee; Frances Langille and Chizoma Nosike will be appointed to the Elder Affairs Commission; Azal Khaled will be appointed and Christian Escobar reappointed to the Conservation Commission; Jordan Berg Powers will be appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Council will vote on whether or not to reappoint Amanda Gregoire to the Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.
  • Allen Court Privatized: Allen Court will be removed from the official map and made a private street.
  • Murals: The Council will approve POW! WOW! putting up murals again this summer.
  • Blackstone River Bikeway: The Council will be approving construction of another $7million part of the bikeway, this time along McGrath Boulevard.
  • Can the City Set Hours for Weed Stores?: According to the city solicitor, yes, and in fact the city has previously done so.
  • Seriously, Stop Making Your Own Driveway, Don’t Make Me Come Over There: The city administration is coming up with an ordinance that will stop people making their own driveways, thus taking away chunks of street parking (or causing conflict between street parkers and the rogue driveways they are blocking).
  • Wu-Sox: The Manager has announced the general outlike of bringing the minor league baseball team in Pawtucket to Worcester, creating the Worcester Red Sox. I am still trying to absorb this complex deal. The Manager takes pains to stress that “I approached these negotiations guided by the fundamental principle that no existing city tax revenue would be used to fund the ballpark construction. I am pleased to say that, as a result of our negotiations, the project meets this principle.”
  • Council Procedure Changes: The Mayor would likw to change the Council Rules so that when an item comes before the Council, motions to ignore (file) the item would take precedence over any other motion related to the item, presumably making meetings move a bit faster.
  • Improvements to The Cage: Councilor Rivera would like to see better street lighting at the Fatty Jenkins Memorial Basketball Court.
  • More Bike Sharing: Councilor Rosen (natch) would like to see another bike sharing operation come to Worcester, “especially one that utilizes a docking system.”
  • Deer Crossing: Mayor Petty would like to see a “Deer Crossing” sign installed on McKeon Road.
  • Mount Carmel Update: Councilor Mero-Carlson would like to know the city administration’s opinion as to whether the Diocese of Worcester can actually sell the Our Lady of Mount Carmel church and surrounding property, or whether the original granting of the property would prohibit this. (I think, I might be confused about this item.)
  • Worcester Preservation Fund: Councilor Bergman would like there to be a line on your property tax bill where you can donate money to a Worcester Preservation Fund.

Worcester School Committee Thursday

Worcester School Committee meets Thursday, August 23, the same day that staff reports; school starts Monday in Worcester.
On the agenda:
Mr. O’Connell has a motion to reconsider adding genetics, military service, mental illness, and sexual harassment to the non-discrimination policy in the handbook. Since legal non-discrimination policies are tightly managed by the state, I’m not sure where this one is going.
There are recognitions (Congratulations, Mark Brophy!) and congratulations.
There are a series of responses to budgetary motions.
There are a series of responses–names and numbers–which don’t have public backups (do share!).
The strategic plan is back on; is this just a regular item now? I guess that means that anyone can show up and any meeting and address it.
Administration wants to change the Accountability subcommittee to “Standing Committee on School and Student Performance” (Is that better?)
The annual closing out the fiscal year (making account transfers) item is on, ‘though the backup is not.
Miss Biancheria is asking for an update on the Facilities Master Plan and on the accelerated repair projects. I’ll do a full post on this, but if the School Committee is doing its job, the city’s sudden ability to borrow millions of dollars for a minor league stadium when they haven’t had enough to do school maintenance ought to come up. Watch and see if it does. 
Mr. O’Connell wants JROTC to raise and lower the flag in Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Comparetto wants to add public comment to the agenda; wants to create a Public Policy Forum; and requests a report on site councils.
Administration is coming in with a proposed absentee policy which jumps right to truancy without working with parents or the community, written in language that, particularly in an immigrant community, is incredibly draconian.
There’s updates on policies (coming from MASC) on JFABE – Education Opportunities for Military Children;

JFABF – Education Opportunities for Children in Foster Care;

KI – Add the section on Outside Agencies in Schools; and adding “pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions” to the various non-discrimination policies.
It appears the dust-up in the home schooling community over the new leadership refusing plans and threatening families with truancy has reached the School Committee level, as there’s an item on that.
The Committee is being asked to approve the MAPLE grant for $47K for the three day MAPLE event (which I think already happened) and the Parent-Child Home Program) Family Child Care Quality Grant for $50K for early learning specialists to visit home child cares.

There are a series of prior fiscal year payments:

  • $2,330.58 to the MTA for the printing of the Unit A Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • $29.98 for in-state travel reimbursement for a teacher.
  • $189.31 for in-state travel reimbursement for the Manager of Curriculum and Professional Learning.
  • $1,500.00 to the Grenier Company for services rendered in FY18.
  • $22,426.60 for the LIUNA Pension Fund.
  • $767.05 made payable to a teacher at Burncoat High School for a hotel reimbursement to attend the Advanced Placement Summer Institute which was held in Fairfax, VA in FY18.
There are a series of donations: 
– to support the Exhilarate Worcester Initiative at Woodland Academy:

– $875.00 from various donors
– $125.00 from Flying Dreams Brewing Co, Inc.
– $250.00 from Coghlin Services Fund
– $500.00 from Cornerstone Bank
– $500.00 from Bollus Lynch, LLC.
– $120.00 from Basil & Spice, LLC
– $100.00 from Engineering Design Services, Inc.
– $500.00 from Mackintire Insurance Agency
– $500.00 from Rigali Roofing and Exteriors
– $250.00 from Seder & Chandler, LLP
– $125.00 from Smokestack Urban Barbeque and
– $250.00 from Tierney & Dalton Assoc., Inc.
– $250.00 from WEDF to Burncoat Preparatory Elementary School
– $7,684.80 from Clark University to support the purchase of Chromebooks at Claremont Academy

There is an executive session at 6 for two negotiations, two grievances, three workers’ comp cases, deployment of security, and…

To discuss a potential lawsuit against the Commonwealth for the purpose of fully funding the State’s Foundation Formula Budget.

Preview: City Council agenda (July 17)

The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 6:00pm. The agenda is here.

This week: Affordable housing and homelessness.

There’s a memorial event for the recently-demolished Worcide skate park Tuesday at 5pm. I am told discussions between Worcide people and the city have been productive so far, and thus there is no big protest planned at the Council meeting. “We are beyond city council at this point and if you want to stick it to them find someone from district 2 to run and oppose that counselor.”

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  • Racial Slurs: Idella Hazard has an item asking the Council to take not that “using racial slurs toward minorities” is a civil rights violation and “a civil complaint can be taken out at the court house.”
  • This Week In Notre Dame: This week’s proposal from the Save Notre Dame Alliance “would include significant new construction on the site, as well as a new destination public element, the Worcester Public Garden, anchored by the Notre Dame building preserved as an architectural monument.”
  • Affordable Housing Update: The latest update on affordable housing in Worcester notes that we have spent $17.6 million of mostly-federal money in the past five years, 84% of which has been for projects in “neighborhoods,” which is to say not downtown. We now stand at 1,752 units, or 13.4% of our units, a percentage only bettered by Boston and Springfield. We also spent a few hundred thousand dollars on down payment assistance for homeowners, and helped 300 families at some level of homelessness to stabilize their situation.
  • More Watershed Land: The Manager would like the city to purchase 93 acres in Paxton and Holden at a cost of $660,000. These purchases ensure the water draining into our reservoirs is clean.
  • Free Gravel for Private Streets: Starting in September, you can get free gravel at the city recycling center if you need to maintain a private street.
  • Solving Chronic Homelessness: The city’s homelessness task force has a plan for helping the estimated 103 chronically homeless people in the city. The plan would cost $4-$6 million. The core of the plan would be to create housing (with additional financial supports) for people in this situation. The 103 units would be complete within the next two years.
  • Stop Making Your Own Driveway What The Hell Is Wrong With You: Councilor Rosen is still bird-dogging the DIY driveway problem, this week asking the city for a report as to the legality of unauthorized curb cuts and the like.

This week’s Worcester School Committee agenda

Not a dull agenda for July!

First, note that there is a Teaching, Learning, and Student Supports meeting on Thursday immediately preceding the full School Committee meeting at 3:30 pm at City Hall; it appears as though this is only to approve the four new courses listed, ‘though they persist in just listing every item that has been referred there on the agenda, which is not okay.

The full Committee meets at 4 pm (it’s summer) at City Hall, but note the “now they’re here, now they’re not” schedule:

  • 4:00 p.m. – Regular Session
  • 5:00 p.m. – Executive Session
  • 6:00 p.m. – Regular Session and Proposed Strategic Plan

The message appears to be that if you’re there for the strategic plan, you should come at 6.

There are recognitions and congratulations.

The superintendent’s midcycle review opens the meeting; this appears to be a 46 page PowerPoint (which is sideways online) in which Superintendent Binienda has filled out the rubric required of school committee evaluators, marking herself as “proficient” in all standards save human resources; law and policies; all of the family and community engagement section; commitment to high standards; communication; and managing conflict, in which she has rated herself “exemplary.” Per the state, an “exemplary” rating means quite literally one could be used as an example of this standard and could teach it. Appropriately assessed, it is quite rare. This appears to be followed with what looks like an update on district work–changes and updates in curriculum, required implementation of changes in standards, continued PD and such–as evidence of goals.

The pre-meeting TLSS meeting will report out.
The Superintendent has posted: School Bus Service Manager, School Bus Router, Acting Transportation Operations Supervisor, Transportation Liaison, and School Bus Driver – Full Size Bus as non-represented (non-union) positions.

The strategic plan, as above, is on the agenda. From the agenda, it looks as though the Research Bureau and Worcester Educational Collaborative are going to be presenting a sort of summary (?); there is no public hearing session, and the committee is meeting in regular formal session, so it isn’t clear how or if things are going to be deliberated formally in order to refine, amend, or develop the plan.
As part of the same item, there is a presentation on the WPS rebranding effort, which would look like this:

You can see the PowerPoint for the process of development.
Did anyone ever ask how much any of the previous parts cost?

Miss Biancheria is requesting the number of staff on leave.
The committee needs to select their represenatives to the MASC Delegate Assembly.

Mr. O’Connell (supported by the rest of the committee save Mayor Petty) has submitted the following item:

To discuss projected litigation as to the obligation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to assure an “adequate education” to Massachusetts children, including potential plaintiffs, litigation funding sources, and a timeline.

This is of course the push for a new foundation budget lawsuit, which you may have read more over the weekend.
The new crowdfunding and educational surveys policies are up for review.
Apparently, the $7.4M in revolving funds weren’t approved during the budget deliberation, so they–and the updated budget total–are now.
There’s a–quite good!–appropriate school response to immigration activities policy memo for approval. It appropriately centers on the child, requires district response for ICE activities at schools, and reinforces the district’s non-involvement (as per requirements) in enforcement. My only complaint is we should have had this years ago. Nonetheless…

There’s a prior year payment to College Board for testing and to an instructional technology coach.
Mr. O’Connell wants to be sure there are sufficient AEDs.

There’s a request that the committee approve the student handbook; the changes are here. Interestingly, this is being added to the “student access” section: “Certain individuals, including school personnel, police, and employees of certain state agencies may be granted access to students in the performance of their official duties.” That seems…troubling. They’re also cutting inclusion of the actual due process language on student discipline, putting it only on the website, which also seems troubling.
In the homework section, what was a minimum per-subject homework policy of 45 minutes is now being amended to add “or 1 hour for AP.” \.
Also, the non-discrimination policy doesn’t have “pregnancy and pregnancy-related” added yet and it should.
The entire policy manual of the Worcester Public Schools is also up for approval.

Mr. O’Connell wants to review indirect costs again.
Miss Biancheria has asked that the “Accountabilty and Student Achievement” subcommittee be renamed “School and Student Performance” which is apparently what the office is being renamed, as well.
There are donations to be accepted:
– $8,000.00 from SME Education Foundation/General Motors to Worcester Technical High School Advanced Manufacturing Program
– $250.00 from WEDF to Woodland Academy
– $500.00 from Metso USA, Inc., to support the Exhilarate Worcester Initiative at Woodland Academy
– $250.00 from WEDF to Tatnuck Magnet School
– $250.00 from WEDF to Lake View School
– $2,000.00 from Saint-Gobain to Lake View School
– $738.82 from Lake View School PTO to Lake View School
– $2,000.00 from Furniture Trust Organization, Inc. to Worcester Alternative School
– $600.00 from Sunbelt Rentals Inc. to South High Community School Diesel Program
– $250.00 from WEDF to Lincoln Street School
– $250.00 from WEDF to New Citizen Center
There is an executive session for Plumbers, Steamfitters and Tradesmen.

Preview: City Council agenda (June 19)

The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 6:30pm. The agenda is here.

This week: More Notre Dame.

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  • Public and Private Streets: Augustus Kormah requests the private street Brookside Avenue in West Tatnuck be made a public street.
  • Saving Notre Dame Church: With every passing day this seems even more remote. This week there are 2 citizen petitions on the issue. Randy Feldman wants the city to mothball the church, and do an immediate $10,000 study of the practicality of this. Jonathan Ostrow wonders if the city can preserve its shell “prior to its repurposing.”

This week’s School Committee agenda

On the last day of school for the year, the Worcester School Committee meets for budget and for a regular session. The agenda is here.

They meet to discuss budget at 4 pm. The sequence of accounts is here; they made it through the non-salary accounts at the last meeting, so they’ll pick up with the second page this week. Note that there are a series of responses to questions from the last budget session posted on the regular agenda; this includes further detail on the transportation change in the first and spells out the change in funding allowing for middle school sports in the second. There’s also the traditional “you made these motions during the year to think about during budget; here are the answers” response.

I’m out of town, so you’re on your own on this one.

After executive session (collective bargaining for liaisons, tutors, plumbers and steamfitters, and tradesmen), the regular agenda is taken up at 7pm. There are rounds of congratulations.

The report of the superintendent is presentation of the proposed strategic plan; note that this thus is the administration presenting a proposed plan to the School Committee, whatever rhetoric there has been otherwise. The agenda also has a motion assigning the proposal to subcommittee by section. With these items on the agenda, the time is good to comment on the proposal if you have comments. Public comment in Worcester takes place under a suspension of rules; I would be surprised if that doesn’t happen this week.

There are a series of prior year payments:

  • $3,750.10 made payable to the Milford Maine School District 
  • $16,808.00 to James F. Farr Academy, Inc. for services rendered during a prior fiscal year 
  • $70.00 to JN Philips Auto Glass for repairs to a school bus
  • $3,090.00 to Van Pool Transportation for McKinney-Vento Transportation in June 2017
  • $153, 022.52 to Direct Energy for natural gas payments; finance types, check the backup: there’s a thing there around tracking of prior balances

There are also donations:

  • $125.00 from George’s Coney Island to Woodland Academy 
  • $250.00 from Amica Mutual Insurance Company to Woodland Academy 
  • $250.00 from WEDF to Nelson Place School 
  • $4,455.50 from Unifirst Corporation to Tatnuck Magnet School 
  • $250.00 from WEDF to Belmont Street Community School

Mr. O’Connell is requesting that they review the new science curriculum.

There are several new courses coming through, seeking approval:

Mr. Monfredo is asking “Administration forward a letter to the City Council requesting that it review the proposed zoning regulations for cannabis facilities and reconsider the proposed boundary by making it further than 500 feet away from any school building.” Not sure why the School Committee wouldn’t simply to this itself.

Mr. Comparetto is suggesting a development position be added to the Worcester Public Schools; please see Boston for why Worcester keeps its development outside the administrative structure. 

Mr. O’Connell wants to set up a public participation process for Doherty and Burncoat; watch this one. We’ll be told that all meetings are posted public meetings, but note how few there have been for Doherty (and were for South) compared even to Nelson Place, let alone what happens in other districts. The Worcester way is come back with a fait accompli and say that there are no other options. 

And Mr. O’Connell has an item about JROTC participation in Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day activities, which sounds like someone thinks they got left out.

Remember, if the School Committee doesn’t pass the whole budget before their regular meeting, they’ll stay after the regular agenda to do so then!

Preview: City Council agenda (June 12)

The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 6:30pm. The agenda is here.

This week: More budget, Notre Dame, antipsychotics.

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  • Budget: If you care about the details of the city’s budget for the next fiscal year, this is a good meeting to attend and speak your mind.
  • $15 million for Notre Dame church: Barbara Haller wants the city to commit as much as $15 million to save Notre Dame church from demolition and turn it into a “multicultural center/performance and event space.” She and Ted Conna also have several items asking the Council to instruct the Manager to buy the building. Last week the mayor made it clear this isn’t going to happen, but the mayor of course is just one vote.
  • Drugs in the water: Councilor Lukes has an item asking the Manager to test “if medications and drugs are in our drinking water,” in particular antipsychotic and antibiotic drugs. I am surprised we don’t already test this from time to time.
  • Sidewalk trees on Pleasant Street: The section of Pleasant Street nearest to downtown is getting new sidewalks this summer. Councilor Rivera has an item asking if there can be some trees added at the same time. I was at a neighborhood meeting last week where a constituent requested Councilor Rivera try to make this happen. This is how stuff gets done.

Preview: City Council agenda (May 29)

The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 6:30pm. The agenda is here.

This week: Boards, commissions, and lots of small stuff.

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  • Stop Selling the Tax Liens of the Elderly: Norman Guertin and 18 others have a citizen petition requesting that the city “stop selling tax liens of owner occupied houses of elderly persons over the age of 62 years to third parties.”
  • Boards and Commissions: Paul Franco and Cathy Rao will be appointed to the Elder Affairs Commission; Eric Goldstein to the Parks Commission; Zachary Washburn to the G. A. R. Memorial Hall Board of Trustees; and Amy Skrzek to the Memorial Auditorium Board of Trustees. For other boards and commissions, the Council will vote to approve (or not): Stephen Quist to the Cable Advisory Committee; Priscilla Elsass to the Advisory Committee on the
    Status of Women; Devin Canton to the Conservation Commission; and Albert LaValley to the Planning Board.
  • Preserving More Watershed Land: The city will spend $360,000 to take over, via “friendly eminent domain,” 48 acres in Princeton that drain into one of our reservoirs.
  • Problem Properties: The Finance Committee has recommended the full Council vote on Councilor Rivera’s request that the Manager create “a holistic task force that could focus on combating issues with properties consistently creating neighborhood and community problems.” Presumably this would have a somewhat different focus than the existing Problem Properties and Quality of Life taskforces.

Held over from last week:

  • Notre Dame des Canadiens: Ted Conna (et al) have a bunch of proposals for the City Council, which if the Council approved them would help the effort to preserve this striking downtown church, currently long-vacant and scheduled for demolition.
  • Let’s Not Crack Down So Hard On Flavored Tobacco: Councilor Bergman would like the Board of Health to hold back on restricting flavored tobacco sales to adult-only establishments, and instead consider other measures, like prohibiting the display of these products.
  • The Destructive Foul Balls of Vernon Hill Park: Councilor Rosen would like “additional steps” taken at the Verning Hill Park baseball field “to prevent foul balls from striking and damaging the homes and parked cars of neighbors on adjacent Ames Street.”

Preview: City Council agenda (May 15)

The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 6:30pm. The agenda is here.

This week: The budget begins, foul balls, Notre Dame.

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  • Zoning: Agrand Realty LLC would like 223 Greenwood St (in Quinsig Village, adjacent to Rand Whitney) rezoned from single family residential to manufacturing. This matter will now go before the Planning Board.
  • Notre Dame des Canadiens: Ted Conna (et al) have a bunch of proposals for the City Council, which if the Council approved them would help the effort to preserve this striking downtown church, currently long-vacant and scheduled for demolition.
  • Rectangular Fields: Cassie Giardina would like the city to allocate funding for rectangular sports fields as in the Tacoma St. and Great Brook Valley Master Plans.
  • The Destructive Foul Balls of Vernon Hill Park: Councilor Rosen would like “additional steps” taken at the Verning Hill Park baseball field “to prevent foul balls from striking and damaging the homes and parked cars of neighbors on adjacent Ames Street.”
  • Better Dump Access: Councilor Russell would like the city to consider letting people drop off large items and yellow bags of trash at the Millbury St DPW facility without making an appointment.
  • Garbage Can Ads: Councilor Russell would like a private company to maintain our public trash cans and fund this by putting ads on the trash cans.
  • Let’s Not Crack Down So Hard On Flavored Tobacco: Councilor Bergman would like the Board of Health to hold back on restricting flavored tobacco sales to adult-only establishments, and instead consider other measures, like prohibiting the display of these products.
  • Rideshare Money for Experimental Transit: So the city gets like ten cents for every Uber or Lyft ride originating in Worcester. For 2017, this was $85,000. Councilor Lukes would like the WRTA to spend this money to develop “pilot programs for alternative and innovative modes of transportation in place of the current transportation services and to include evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of the pilot program.”
  • Local Labor to Build South High?: The Mayor would like to know if the city can negotiate that local labor be used to build (the new) South High, and would also like to know more about our options for Doherty High.
  • The Budget: The City Manager has proposed a $650 million budget. The Council can now theoretically make some changes to this.
  • Rezoning 5 Reeves St: The Planning Board likes the proposal 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. This proposal now goes to the Economic Development Committee for more debate.
  • Public and Private Streets: The Planning Board likes the proposal to make the private Weldon Street a public street. This now goes to the Public Works Committee for more debate.