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REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL OF BOSTON 



FOR THE YEAR 



COMMENCING JANUARY 3, 2000, AND ENDING DECEMBER 13, 2000 




City of Boston 
Administrative Services Department 

Graphic Arts Department 



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INDEX 

TO THE 

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS 



FOR 
THE YEAR COMMENCING JANUARY 3, 2000 AND ENDING DECEMBER 13, 2000 



ADAMS, LENA, 259 

ADJOURNMENTS 

153, 159, 182 

Loce, John, In memory of, 37 

In memory of six million Jews and other Holocaust 

victims, 114 

O'Rourke, Sergeant Michael, In memory of, 126 
I Coyne, Alexander "Dan", In memory of, 126 
; Whitten, Bernie, In memory of, 44 
; Evans, Denise, In memory of, 84 

Murphy, George, In memory of, 84 
I Nkrumah, Rev. Francis, In memory of, 37 
I Coughlin, Bill, In memory of, 37 

Coughlin, Assessor William, In memory of, 20 

Christmas, Susie, In memory of, 69 
I Walker, Leroy, In memory of, 69 

Smith, Dr. Bishop Joe L., In memory of, 6 
\ Thomson, Mary, In memory of, 174 
! Greene, Lt. Robert, In memory of, 55 

MacGillivary, Charlie, In memory of, 174 

Callow, Buddy, In memory of, 134 
; Tierney, Maureen, In memory of, 134 

Caggianelli, Anthony, In memory of, 134 

Prindle, Paul E., In memory of, 90 

Casey, Paul, In memory of, 14 
I Smith, James, In memory of, 105 
i Langis, Joe, In memory of, 119 

O'Brien, Patrick, In memory of, 119 

Nauyokas, Evelyn "Chum", In memory of, 77 
i O'Brien, Marty, In memory of, 77 

Mirak, Alice, In memory of, 77 

MacEachern, Richard, In memory of, 254 

Zablocki, Hank, In memory of, 309 
; Welch, Edso, In memory of, 309 
i Curtis, William, In memory of, 309 
, Keating, Jean, In memory of, 297 
; Ganz, Alexander, In memory of, 297 
| Morrissey, Eddie, In memory of, 297 
| Majied, Jamaya, In memory of, 271 
I Jennings, John "JJ", In memory of, 27 1 
I Lopez, Aurelia, In memory of, 271 
i Lydon, Hon. Leo J., In memory of, 27 1 
I Cicciu, Agnes, In memory of 254 
I Horgan, Jacqueline, In memory of, 197 



Murphy, Francis, In memory of 247 
Gillis, Robert, In memory of, 247 
Lavalle, Ronald, In memory of, 237 
Hart, Jim, In memory of, 23 1 
Hamill, Robert L., In memory of, 231 
Halprin, Diane, In memory of, 225 
Bos, Alayha, In memory of, 225 
Costello, Mary, In memory of, 218 
McGoff, Danny, In memory of, 211 
Kelly, Robert, In memory of, 197 
Rea, Dan Sr., In memory of, 197 

AIR SHUTTLE, 102, 192, 204, 280 
ALEX, GEORGE S., 3 
ALKINS, LEONARD, 84 
ALLEN, JIMMY, 259 
ALLIGER, JEREMY, 280 
AMODEO, JOHN, 249 
AMOS, ISRAEL, 10 

APPOINTMENTS 

Hannon, William J., Appoint William J. Hannon as 
Purchasing Agent, 103 

Learner, Linda, Reappointment Boston Compensation 
Advisory Brd, 17 

Schmidt, Richard F., Appointment Aberdeen Study 
Committee, 59 

Verkennis, Mark A., Appointment Aberdeen Study 
Committee, 59 

Turnbull, Clayton, Appointment Neighborhood Housing 
Trust, 25 

Tisei, Virginia M., Air Pollution Control Commission, 8 
Serafin, Lisa, Alt member Boston Landmarks Com, 1 85 
Raynor, Marchelle, Boston School Committee, 8 
Field, Cyrus, Alt Member Boston Landmarks Com, 184 
Moreno, Angel Amy, Boston School Committe, 8 
Haley, David, Appointment Boston Compensation 
Advisory Brd., 17 

Serafin, Lisa S., Appointment Aberdeen Study Commit- 
tee, 58 

DiCara, Lawrence, Reappointment Chair Bos Compensa- 
tion Advisory Brd, 1 7 

Mitchell, Bart, Air Pollution Control Commission, 9 
Freeman, John, Reappt alternate member Boston Land- 
marks Com, 162 



APPOINTMENTS 



APPOINTMENTS 



Appointments, Continued 

Schmidt, Richard, Reappt alternate member Boston 
Landmarks Com, 163 

Alex, George S., Acting Dir. Of Mayor's office Consumer 
Affs and lie, 3 

Green, Thomas, Appt member Boston Landmarks Com, 
163 

Rodney, Ellen, Member Back Bay Architectural Commis- 
sion, 3 

Borders, John M., Appt John M Borders to Election 
Commission, 81 

Garufo, Carmelo M., Appt alternate member Boston 
Landmarks Com, 163 

Mitchell, Dell, Reappt member Back Bay Architectural 
Com, 163 

Christiansen, John, Reappointment Back bay Architec- 
tural Commission, 3 

Rizvi, S. Ali, Appt member Back Bay Architectural Com, 
163 

Brayley, Richard, Reappointment Back Bay Architectural 
Commission, 3 

Greenidge, George R. Jr., Boston Scholarship Committee, 
9 

Casendino, Anthony, Reappointment Back Bay Architec- 
tural Commission, 4 

Conley, Councillor Daniel, Appointment Trustee of 
Neighborhood Jobs Trust, 39 

Marchione, William P., Appointment Aberdeen Study 
Committee, 59 

Scaccia, Angelo M., Appointment Trustee Boston Public 
Library, 17 

Gordon, Anthony, Reappointment Back Bay Architectural 
Comm, 16 

Pranger, Susan D., Appointment Aberdeen Study Com- 
mittee, 59 

Hoffman, Barry, Member Back Bay Architectural 
Commission, 4 

Knopf, Ruth, Reappointment Bay Vil Hist Dist Com, 16 
Bigby, Judy Ann, Reappointment Boston Public Health 
Com, 15 

Pillsbury, Helen R., Appointment Aberdeen Study 
Committee, 21 

Tackel, Philip, Appointment Aberdeen Study Committee, 
22 

Prince, Donna, Member Back Bay Architectural Commis- 
sion, 4 

Waters, Susan, Appointment Boston Landmarks Commis- 
sion, 60 

Teller, Joseph S., Appointment Aberdeen Study Commit- 
tee, 22 

Vasquez, Arturo, Appointment Aberdeen Study Commit- 
tee, 22 
Webster, Eva, Appointment Arberdeen Study Committee, 



Appointments, Continued 

22 

Barker, Watchen, Appointment Neighborhood Housing 
Trust, 25 

Stevens, Mark, Appointment Bay Village Hist Dist 
Commission, 60 

McMullen, Reverend Craig, Appointment Neighborhood 
Housing Trust, 25 

Hoo, Mary Soo, Appointment Neighborhood Housing 
Trust, 25 

Marchione, William, Reappointment Boston Landmarks 
Comm., 15 

Darling, T.F.Scott III, Board of Examiners, 130 
Dimarzio, Dennis, Reappointment Chairman Boston 
Sewer and Water Comm., 7 
MacLeod, Alexander, Board of Examiners, 130 
Jacklin, Leon, Confirm reappt Leon Jacklin to Boston 
LandMarks Com., 72 

Doty, Constance J., Appointment Trustee of Neighbor- 
hood Jobs Trust, 40 

Vincenty, Jose, Appointment Neighborhood Housing 
Trust, 25 

DiMarzio, Dennis, Appointment Acting Commissioner of 
Fire Dept., 67 

Ellenson, Harron, Member Boston Landmarks Com, 183 
Mulligan, David H., Reappointment Boston Public Health 
Com, 15 

Sanchez, Jeffrey, Member BHA, 188 
O'Neill, Theresa, Alt Member Boston Landmarks Com, 
184 

Lee, Shirley, Member BHA, 188 

Uva, Stephen M., Member Boston Employment Commis- 
sion, 130 

Rotenberg, Michael, Appointment Aberdeen Study 
Committee, 36 

Franks, Renee, Member BHA, 188 
Moraitis, Harry J., Appointment Back Bay Architectural 
Commission, 69 

Joyce, Kevin J., Appointment Commissioner of 
Inspectional Services, 67 

Higgins, John, Reappointment Boston Compensation 
Advisory Brd, 17 

Verkennis, Mark, Member Boston Landmarks Com, 184 
Harrington, Patrick S. Appointment Public Facilities 
Commission, 67 

Ellenson, Harrold, Confirm Appt, 206 
Campbell, Meg, Member Boston Arts Lottery Council, 
280 

Knopf, Ruth, Confirm Appt, 206 
Chan, Paul K, Trustee Boston Groundwater Trust, 251 
Flynn, Thomas J., Member Zoning Commission, 213 
Hillmon, Betty, Member Boston Arts Lottery Council, 
280 






APPOINTMENTS 



BOYKINS, JAMES 



Appointments, Continued 

Moreno, Angel Amy, Member Boston School Committee, 

227 

Alliger, Jeremy, Member Boston Arts Lottery Council, 

280 

Chinetti, Michael, Member Election Commission, 214 

Shortsleeve, Robert H., Member Zoning Board of 

Appeals, 213 

Pranger, Susan D, confirm appt, 207 

Verkennis, Mark, Confirm Appt, 206, 207 

Buonopane, Angelo, Member Zoning Board of Appeals, 

203 

Kelly, Eugene E, Alternate Member Zoning Board of 

Appeals, 203 

Serafin, Lisa, Confirm Appt, 206 

Pisani, Anthony M., Member Zoning Board of Appeals, 

203 

Amodeo, John, Member Boston Landmarks Com., 249 

Hawkes, Pamela, Member Boston Landmarks Com, 249 

Keliher, Cynthia, Boston Industrial Development Financ- 
ing Authority 233 

Schmidt, Richard E, confirm appt, 207 

Field, Cyrus, Confirm appt, 206 
i O'Neill, Theresa, Confirm appt, 206 
•(Carroll, James, Trustee of Boston Public Library, 227 
•Daley, Herman W., Member Boston Industrial Develop- 
ment Fin Authority, 204 

jRaynor, Marchelle, Member Boston School Committee, 
1227 

Pond, Jeffery, Alt member Boston landmarks Com, 249 

Leo, Vivian, Collector-Treasurer, 300 

Beraducci, Davis, Alt member Boston Landmarks Com, 

249 

Waters, Susan, confirm appt, 207 

; Freeman, John, confirm appt, 207 

frjGreen, Thomas, confirm appt, 207 

Marchione, William, confirm appt, 207 
[Constables, 1 15 

APPROPRIATIONS 

Annual Appropriation and Tax Order, 164 

$785, 683.49 Library of Last Resort, 135 

$64, 839,000 reduction from collective bargaining 

; reserve, 72 

1$1, 300,000 Boston Common and Parks, 71, 105, 273 
| $1, 670, 996 Suffolk County Sheriff's Department 51, 82 

$1, 555, 430.29 Lib of Last Resort, 141 
|$3, 875, 655 school dept, 121 

I $591, 998, 242 annual school dept appropriation, 144, 165 
J $452, 647 reduction, 250 
"$175, 771.14 Library of Last Resort, 219, 260 
R$ 1,036, 858 SEIU and IBEW collective bargaining 263, 

1274 



Appropriations, Continued 

$452, 647 reduction, 257 

$16, 893, 306 schools, 253 

$452, 647 AFSCME collective bargaining 250, 257 

$1, 199, 556 supplemental for schools, 199, 234 

$605, 349 school dept, 273, 280 

$16, 893, 306 school, 242 

$541,000 AFSCME Council 93 and Local 787, 299 

$1, 720, 645 for collective bargaining, 245, 252 

$79,030 school traffic assoc collective bargaining 300 

APPROVAL OF CONSTABLE BONDS 

39, 60, 67, 73, 81, 116, 176, 191, 205, 214, 220, 234, 256, 
265, 274, 280, 300 

ARCHER, MAYOR DENNIS W., 296 

ARMSTRONG, PATRICIA, 133 

ARTHUR, RIGHT HONORABLE OWEN, 77 

ARTS AND HUMANITIES COMMITTEE 

Honan- Chairperson, C, Davis-Mullen, Flaherty 

Matters Referred, 1 17, 233, 275 

AYERS, REVEREND STEVE, 239 

BANKING AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENT 
COMMITTEE 

Flaherty - Chairperson, Yancey, Conley, Hennigan, 
Turner 

Matters Referred, 1 1 7 

BARKER, WATCHEN, 25 
BELL, STEPHEN, 152 
BENT, STEPHEN, 76 
BERADUCCI, DAVIS, 249 
BERGIN, MATTHEW, 21 
BIANCHI, ANALISSA, 126 
BIGBY, DR. JUDY ANN, 15, 105 
BLAKE ESTATES, 218 
BONNER, FLORENCE A., 159 
BONNICE, ELIZABETH, 7 
BORDERS, JOHN M., 81 
BOS, ALAYHA, 225 
BOSTON BEATS LIMO, 3, 192 

BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, 172 

BOSWELL, ALICE, 309 
BOYD, HERMINE, 211 
BOYER, JANE, 276 
BOYKINS, JAMES, 270 



BRAYLEY, RICHARD 


6 CITY COUNCIL 


BRAYLEY, RICHARD, 3 

BRIGHTON, RABBI GREENBERG, 21 

BROOKE, SENATOR EDWARD W. Ill, 119 

BROOKS, ALONZO, 306 

BROWN, MARY BELLE, 173 

BRYAN, BASIL K., 126 

BUNUAN, SISTER MARIA IGNAZIA, 91, 199 


CINO, FRANKLE, 125 

CITRONE, ANNA, 84 

CITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES, COM- 
MITTEE ON 

Feeney - Chairperson, Honan, Davis-Mullen, Murphy, 
Roache 



BUONOPANE, ANGELO, 203 

BURCHILL, JOHN J., 1 14 

BURKE, JOHN, 173 

BURNS, DAVIS, 309 

CADY, JOSEPH, 306 

CAGGLANELLI, ANTHONY, 134 

CALLOW, BUDDY, 134 

CAMPBELL, COMMANDER HARVEY, 247 

CAMPBELL, MEG, 280 

CAMPBELL, DR. MARLYNE M., 309 

CANNY, MARY E., 159 

CAPPUCCIO, CONNLE, 253 

CARNEY, THOMAS, 43 

CARPINETO, JOSEPH, 55 

CARRIBEAN FOUNDATION, 14 

CARROLL, CHARLES AND MARY, 225 

CARROLL, JAMES, 227 

CARTER, LANCE, 173 

CASENDINO, ANTHONY, 4 

CASEY, PAUL, 14 

CASPER, ROSEANNE, 14 

CAULFIELD, JOSEPH, 55 

CAWLEY, MILDRED C, 90 

CEDENO, JORGE, 182 

CENSUS, SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE 

Yancey - Chairperson, Ross, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Turner 

Matters Referred, 43 

CERRA, MICHELLE, 231 

CERULLO, HISTORIAN ANTHONY, 21 1 

CESSO, STEPHEN AND ANN, 225 

CHAN, PAUL K., 251 

CHAPIN, JENNIFER, 55 

CHENG, THOMAS, 134 

CHINESE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATIONS, 20 

CHINETTI, MICHAEL, 214 

CHIRRIPA, FRANK, 182 

CHIRRIPA, ROCCO, 182 

CHRISTIANSEN, JOHN, 3 

CHRISTMAS, SUSIE, 69 

CHRISTOPHER, BUDDY AND MARY, 182 

CICCIU, AGNES, 254 



Committee Reports: 
Orient Heights Yacht Club, 301 
Street lighting conditions, 301 
City Hall Plaza, 301 
Amending CBC 6-2.4, 301 

Matters Referred, 36, 47, 63, 68, 71, 76, 86, 
185, 188, 201, 224, 244, 273 



I, 136, 181, 






CITY CLERK 

Actions Taken by Mayor, 23, 24, 60, 61, 73, 82, 110, 121, I 

136, 190, 191, 204, 205, 219, 251, 252, 255, 256, 264, 

265 

121 A Applications: 

Al-Jordan, 3 

Mission Main project, 1 1 1 

Two Financial Center LLP, 1 1 1 

Palmer Street Project, 4 

121AAdtemp Apartments, 190 

Post Office Square Park and Garage, 163 

Re: Charlesview Apartments, 25 1 

Re: Mission Revitalization, 219 

Re: Mason Place, 280 

Re: Foley Chapter 121A project, 300 

Re: "World Trade Center" expansion, 233 

Communications: 

Re: World Trade Center Office West, 24 

Re: Various 121 A Projects, 25 

Certificate of Election, 4 

Re: MSP One Summer Street LPC, 24 

CITY COUNCIL 

Approving Petition for Special Law: 

Re: Certain school construction projects, 141 

Re: increasing residential property exemption, 267 

Re: Creditable Service, 269 

Re: Mingolelli death benefits, 274 

Re: redevelopment of severely distressed properties, 267 

Communication Re: 

17F re: Mildred Avenue School, 133 

Re: 17F for Boston Housing Authority, 119 

Re: Dept of Neigh Devel property sales, 240 

Re: BRA and City Hall Plaza, 201 



CITY COUNCIL 



CITY COUNCIL 



City Council, Continued 

Re: South Boston Betterment Trust, 270, 274 
Re: property sale by Dept of neighborhoods, 229 
Orders: 

$13, 750,000 lease-purchase agreement for equipment, 
176 

$20,000 grant for local emergency planning, 107 
Flaherty, Michael Sr.Re: Confirm Zoning Com appoint- 
ment 20 

Re: $833, 250 Loan Order for school department, 130 
$3, 288 grant for Franklin Park, 107 
Temporary Rules Adoption, 5 
Declare surplus portion of Old Centre Street, 140 
Re: suspend Council Rule 33, 270 
Re: $50,000 grant for South Cove Harbor Trail, 274 
$1,036, 858 appropriation for SEIU and IBEW, 275 
Re: $13,000,000 transfer to affordable housing, 306, 
Re: Joseph Cady to be paid, 306 
Re: Transfer Parcel 1 1 City Hall Plaza, 295 
Re: Alonzo Brooks to be paid, 306 
Re: Council adopt Sec 59A MGL, 309 
Re: $773, 750 grant for 2000 Summer youth expense, 308 
Re: $500,000 for regrant to art and cultural organiz, 308 
$800,000 for after school opportunities, 308 
Accept $100,000 for after school 2-6 initiative, 196 
Re: disposition of Foley and E building, 208 
Re: $57,000,000 Mattapan High School loan, 276 
Re: Boston Fire Dept on selfless service, 259 
Re: National World War II Memorial, 258 
$79, 100 for hosting national league cities conference 262 
Re: Delinquent taxpayer licenses, 235 
Re: club drugs, 256 

$16, 893, 306 school appropriation, 253 
Re: Veterans burial land in Mt. Hope Cemetery, 216 
Re: modification to Park Plaza Urban renewal plan, 216 
Re: Confirm constables, 252 

Council seek legal opinion re: BRA and City Hall Plaza, 
211 

Re: hackney Division of police Dept, 252 
$1, 720, 645 reduction 252 

$222,000 grant for stop sexual assault training, 219 
$4, 400 for DARE, 241 
Tax account abatements, 235 
Re: Housing Inspectors as Constables, 243 
Re: Mass. Auto Insurance policy analysis, 217 

Temporary Employees 

(6)4, (16)5, (1)9, (2)47, (59)61, (1)68, (2)69, (1)76, (1)82, 
(3)83, (1)89, (6)104, (1)105, (1)123, (3)125, (10)131, 
(10)133, (2)142, (1)144, (1)156, (55)169, (1)171, (1)180, 
(2)181, (2)193, (4)208, (14) 209, (1)210, (3)216, (5)221, 
(53)228, (2)235, (1)236, (1)256, (8)268, (1)275, (11)282, 
(3)296, (28)304, (31)305, (8)307 



City Council, Continued 

Ordinances 

Re: school bus crossing gates and student safety, 83 

Re: regulating dogs, 230 

Re: Banning Mercury Thermometers, 266 

Re: Fire Code Blasting Regulations, 282 

Re: Dog registration, 214 

Trespassing on Private Property, 205 

Re: Brownfield Tax Abatement Agreements, 309 

President Elected, 1 

Resolves: 

Re: genetically manipulated food labeling, 54 

Re: Hanscom Field Commercial Air service, 178 

Re: naming park in memory of Hon. James Hart, 236 

Re: extend public Comment on Municipal Harbor Plan, 

195 

Re: MBTAs proposed fare increase, 193 

Re: Summer Job funding, 194 

Re: urging a no vote on ballot questions 4 and 6, 244 

Re: Zero Tolerance in schools, 234 

Re: approval of Boston Municipal Harbor Plan, 243 

Re: form Committee on Housing affordability, 307 

Re: support FHM workers local 1445, 306 

Re: return to fire dept negotiations, 309 

Re: 636 funding, 210 

Re: delay MCAS tests, 308 

Re: necessary monies to animal control officers, 216 

Re: Wage equity between Fam Serv and Loc 285, 224 

Notices Received: 

121 A Post Office Park and Garage, 163 

Stetson, James W. Reappt Trustee of Boston Underground 

Trust, 52 

Re: competing telecommunications carriers, 136 

Re: 121 A sixth amendment for Mission Main project, 1 1 1 

Re: 121 A decision for Two Financial Center LLP, 1 1 1 

Re: FY01 cost of living allowance, 1 1 1 

Saunders, Gary L. Reappt Trustee of Boston Underground 

Trust, 52 

Re: Appointment George R. Greenidge, Jr., 9 

Re: MBTA rail fixed guideway system, 130 

Sherin, Peter M. Reappt Trustee of Boston Underground 

Trust, 52 

Re: Appointment Bart Mitchell, 9 

Re: Al-Jordan 121 A Project, 3 

Re: Appointment of Virginia M. Tisei, 9 

Re: Summer Street Realty 121 A Project, 3 

Appointment of Ellen Rodney, 3 

Mitchell, Tim, Reappt Trustee of Boston Underground 

Trust, 52 



CITY COUNCIL 



CONLEY, COUN. DANIEL F. 



City Council, Continued 

Re: Reappointment of John Christiansen, 3 

Re: Appointment of Angel Amy Moreno, 8 

Re: Boston Edison Petition, 40 

Reappointment of Richard Brayley, 3 

Appointment of George Alex, 3 

Re: Anthony Casendino reappointment, 4 

Gilbert, Galen, Reappt Trustee of Boston Underground 

Trust, 52 

Re: Barry Hoffman Appointment, 4 

Re: Appointment of Marchelle Raynor, 8 

Re: Donna Prince Appointment, 4 

Re: 121 A Palmer Street Project, 4 

Re: Verizon Massachusetts, 274 

Re:Transfer to close FY00 accounts, 251 

Re: Dept of Tel and Energy $500,000,000 security sale, 

214 

Re: revising billing and termination procedures, 300 

Communications Received: 

Re: City Auditor's 1999 General Purpose Fin. State, 3 

Re: FY2001 Appropriation and Tax Order, 144 

Re: FY99 Audit Committee meetings/activities, 1 7 

Re: layout NO. 7586, 110 

Re: layout NO. 6970, 110 

Re: Mutual Aid Dispatch and Communication Services, 

40 

Re: Impact Report Parcel F-l Office Building, 9 

Re: Mayor veto of Margot Hill credible service grant, 8 

Re: speed bumps in thickly settled and business districts, 

136 

Re: Waterfront negotiations 176 

Perkins, John J. Reappoint Boston Retirement Board, 24 

Re: FY00 reallocations made by Mayor, 1 1 1 

Re: Mayor veto disapproving Council salaries ordinance, 

8 

Re: FY2001 budget certification, 130 

Re: Symphony Plaza East, 175 

Re: Consideration of FY00 COLA increase, 17 

Re: Commonwealth Flats Development Area, 18 

Re: Municipal Harbor Plan, 300 

Re: Delta Airlines Terminal A, 242 

Re: Layout No. 7607, 234 

Supple, Christopher J. Re: confirmation of appointment, 

227 

Re: Bulfinch Triangle, 264 

Re: Hubline project, 264 

CLAIRBORNE, CAPTAIN JAMES, 159 
CLARK, CAROL, 296 
COATS, ROOSEVELT, 296 
COGAN, JOSEPHINE, 231 



COLLECTOR - TREASURER 

Approval of Constable Bonds 39, 60, 67, 73, 81, 1 16, 
176, 191, 205, 214, 220, 234, 256, 265, 274, 280, 300 

COLLINS, DERMOT, 69 

COLUMBO, DONNA AND ANTHONY, 218 

COMMONWEALTH BRASS QUINTET, 1 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 

1$20, 578, 204, CDBG, 178, 196 

$24, 816,000 CDBG, 87, 124, 171 

1$25, 816,000 CDBG, 129 

1$346, 685 for juvenile accountability, 241 

CONLEY, COUN. DANIEL E 

Orders: 

Re: $1,010,000 loan for school dept repairs etc, 170 

Hearing re: planting trees, 75 

Council hearing re: wireless cell tower sitings, 116 

Hearing re: new liquor and beer license applications 223 

Ordinances: 

Re: Spec law ordinance concerning employee pensions, 

195 

Resolves: 

Re: Business and thickly settled speed limits, 122 

Consent Agenda: 

Martin, Anna Jeanette, Congratulating, 182 

Grant, Katherine, Congratulating, 84 

Ryan, Jennie, Congratulating, 84 

DiPerri, Mary, Congratulating, 76 

Grant, Kathleen, Congratulating, 76 

Jones, Victoria, Congratulating, 36 

Hamilton, Earl and Eleanor, Congratulating, 36 

Russo, Joseph A., Congratulating, 69 

Donahue, Tom, Congratulating, 69 

Stokinger, Eleanor Maire, Congratulating, 152 

Bell, Stephen, Congratulating, 152 

Gillooly, Muriel, Congratulating, 55 

Fredette, Glen, Congratulating, 90 

Elliott, Lawrence and Helen, Congratulating, 90 

Levas, Frances, Congratulating, 134 

Hopwood, George H., Congratulating, 90 

O'Connell, Eugene, Congratulating, 152 

Pitts, Jerome, Congratulating, 134 

Burns, David, Congratulating, 309 

Vozzella, Paul, Congratulating, 309 

Senior, Mil-Par, Congratulating, 309 

Gottwald, Firefighter William, Congratulating, 309 

Younger, Vernice, Declaring Vernice Younger Day, 211 

Adams, Lena, Congratulating, 259 

Dowling, Captain Robert, Congratulating, 309 

Blake Estates, Congratulating, 218 



CONLEY, COUN. DANIEL F. 



DAVIS-MULLEN, COUN. PEGGY 



Conley, Coun. Daniel F., Continued 

Cappuccio, Connie, Congratulating, 253 
Laham, Greg, Congratulating, 253 

Statement of: 
197, 225, 279 
Presentation by: 
249, 299 

CONLEY, KENNETH, 173 

CONSTABLES 

Annual List, 85 

Appointments 16, 85, 1 15, 163, 201, 202, 239, 240, 279 
Approval of Constable Bonds 39, 60, 67, 73, 81, 1 16, 
176, 191, 205, 214, 220, 234, 256, 265, 274, 280, 300 

CORCORAN, JULIA, 159 

COSTELLO, MARY, 218 

COSTELLO, PAUL, 276 

COUGHLIN, BILL, 37 

COUGHLIN, ASSESSOR WILLIAM, 20 

COUSIN, RIGHT REVEREND PHILLIP R. SR., 105 

COYNE, ALEXANDER "DAN", 126 

COYNE, REVEREND RONALD, 227 

CRIME STATISTICS 

November 1, 1999 to January 31, 2000, 60 
January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2000, 136 
For Aug 1, 2000 to Aug 31, 2000, 233 
For 9/1 through 9/30, 2000, 279 

CRISPUS ATTUCKS, 55 
CROSS, REVEREND THOMAS, 309 
CULLINANE, DANNY, 55, 155 
CULLINTON, MARK, 84 
CULPEPPER, PASTOR MINYARD, 261 
CURRAN, JAMES T, 159 
CURTIS, WILLIAM, 309 
DTORIO, MICHELENA, 159 
DALEY FAMILY, 211 
DALEY, HERMAN W., 204 
DANTONE POST #3, 103 
DARLING, T. F. SCOTT HI, 130 
DASARO, MICHAEL, 20 
DAVIES, LINDA, 125 

DAVIS-MULLEN, COUN. PEGGY 

Committee Reports: 

Edu and Sch Matters Com report re: $592, 953, 812 

annual app 137 

Edu and Sch Matters Com report re: school bus monitors. 



Davis-Mullen, Coun. Peggy, Continued 

121 

Public Safety Com report re:$475,000 grant for after 

school 74 

Edu and Sch Matters report re: $3, 875, 655 sch dept 

appropr 121 

Com on Tourism report re: Sail Boston 2000, 301 

Edu and Sch Matters report re: MBTA bus assault, 274 

Edu and Sch Matters report re: Public Sch siting memo 

227 

Edu and Sch Matters report re: school incorrigibles, 227 

Edu and Sch matters report re: $16, 893, 306 sch approp 

253 

Edu and Sch matters report re: $605, 349 approp, 280 

Edu and Sch Matters report re:$l, 199, 556 approp. 234 

Edu an d Sch Matters report re: Priv School Students 227 

Approving Special Petition: 

Re: Firearms destruction in city, 103 

Eco Dev and Trans hearing re: commercial vehicles, 13 

Information Re: 

Re: South Boston Betterment Trust, 270 

Orders: 

Council hearing re: senior exemption age reduction, 1 17 
Council hearing re: senior residential income require- 
ments, 1 17 

Council hearing re: insurance based on age, sex, race, 157 
Council hearing re: Reorganizing BRA, 172 
Council hearing re: On-campus housing, 44 
Council hearing re: summer school students, 159 
Council hearing re: Increase residential exemption, 1 18 
Council hearing re: widow of John Roache benefits, 132 
Council hearing re: Kenneth Conley, 179 
Council hearing re: City employee salary increases, 35 
Appropriate Com hearing re: Syracuse study, 35 
Council hearing re: fire escape examined every 5 years, 
52 

Council hearing re: Teenage student assault on bus, 35 
Council hearing re: Acquiring Boston State Hospital 
Land, 158 

Edu and Sch Matters hearing re:Social Study textbooks 
259 

Council hearing re: Volunteer Elder Property Tax Credit. 
192 

Hearing re: programs affected by veto of Chapter 636, 
207 

Council hearing re: Dept of Neighborhood Dev decision 
268 

Edu and Sch Matters hearing re: Bos Teachers Union 237 
Council hearing re: 24 hour traffic lights, 236 
Council hearing re: City and Firefighter negotiations 296 
Ordinances 



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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND 
TRANSPORTATION, COMMITTEE ON 



Davis-Mullen, Coun. Peggy, Continued 

Re: improper preparation of push cart food, 53 

Resolves 

Re: Council adopt letter about Mary Sullivan Murder, 158 

Re: Zero tolerance policy in schools, 54 

Re: Kenneth Conley Status, 173 

Re: Zero tolerance in schools, 234 

Re: National World War II Memorial, 258 

Re: Boston Fire Dept on selfless service, 259 

Consent Agenda, 

Tierney, Mary "Nan", Congratulating, 134 

Delcarmen, Manny, Congratulating, 134 

Pacific Rim Charter School, Congratulating, 20 

Fitzpartick, Eleanor, Congratulating, 84 

Cesso, Stephen and Ann, Congratulating, 225 

Statement of 

54, 77, 79, 245, 255, 260, 297, 299 

Presentation by 

266, 299 



Deaths, Continued 

Morrissey, Eddie, 297 
Majied, Jamaya, 27 1 
Jennings, John "JJ", 271 
Lopez, Aurelia, 271 
Lydon, Hon. Leo J., 271 
Cicciu, Agnes, 254 
Horgan, Jacqueline, 197 
Murphy, Francis, 247 
Gillis, Robert, 247 
Lavalle, Ronald, 237 
Hart, Jim, 231 
Hamill, Robert L, 231 
Halprin, Diane, 225 
Bos, Alayha, 225 
Costello, Mary, 218 
McGoff, Danny, 211 
Kelly, Robert, 197 
Rea, Dan Sr., 197 



DEATHS 

Loce, John, 37 

O'Rourke, Sergeant Michael, 126 

Coyne, Alexander "Dan", 126 

Whitten, Bernie, 44 

Evans, Denise, 84 

Murphy, George, 84 

Nkrumah, Rev. Francis, 37 

Coughlin, Bill, 37 

Coughlin, Assessor William, 20 

Christmas, Susie, 69 

Walker, Leroy, 69 

Smith, Dr. Bishop Joe L., 6 

Thomson, Mary, 174 

Greene, Lt. Robert, 55 

MacGillivary, Charlie, 174 

Callow, Buddy, 134 

Tierney, Maureen, 134 

Caggianelli, Anthony, 134 

Prindle, Paul E., 90 

Casey, Paul, 14 

Smith, James, 105 

Langis, Joe, 119 

O'Brien, Patrick, 119 

Nauyokas, Evelyn "Chum", 77 

O'Brien, Marty, 77 

Mirak, Alice, 77 

MacEachern, Richard, 254 

Zablocki, Hank, 309 

Welch, Edso, 309 

Curtis, William, 309 

Keating, Jean, 297 

Ganz, Alexander, 297 



DELANEY, WILLIAM "BDLL", 211 

DEL ARIA, PAUL R., 125 

DELCARMEN, MANNY, 134 

DESROCHES, POLICE OFFICER ERNEST, 114 

DEVAUGHN, LUDIE D., 182 

DEVINE, DONALD L., 105 

DICARA, LAWRENCE, 17 

DICKERSON, REVEREND WILLIAM E. II, 107 

DIMARZIO, DENNIS, 7, 67, 69 

DIPERRI, MARY, 76 

DOHERTY, DAN, 259 

DOLAN, JUDGE JAMES W, 296 

DONAHUE, MARY A., 276 

DONAHUE, TOM, 69 

DONOVAN, JERRY, 76 

DOOLEY, JEAN, 134 

DOTY, CONSTANCE J., 40 

DOUGLAS, DOMINIQUE, 159 

DOWLING, CAPTAIN ROBERT, 309 

DRISCOLL, JAMES, 211 

DUBLIN CHORAL FOUNDATION, 91 

DUBRAWSKI, MARION, 134 

DUFFY, JAMES J. INC., 1 14 

DUNN, BELYNDA, 69 

DUNN, MAUREEN, 231 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPOR- 
TATION, COMMITTEE ON 

Scapicchio - Chairperson, Murphy, Davis-Mullen, 

Feeney, Flaherty, Hennigan 

Honan, Roache, Ross 

Committee Reports: 

Re: 40 Morrell Street transfer, 45 



ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND 
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Economic Development and Transportation, 
Committee On, Continued 

Fox Bus Lines, 141 

Iqual Butt, 141 

Affordable Shuttle, 141 

Bethany Limousine, 141 

Re: Site of Old Roxbury Court House now surplus, 61 

Air Shuttle, 192 

Air Shuttle petition, 280 

J. C. Transportation, 192 

Sabanoh Travel Jitney petition, 28 1 

Boston Beats Limo, 192 

Eugene Kelly appointment, 303 

1 Matters Referred: 2, 3, 9, 11, 12, 13, 18, 21, 41, 46, 47, 
52, 58, 61, 62, 74, 75, 80, 83, 88, 102, 103, 108, 109, 110, 
112, 113, 122, 123, 124, 132, 143, 162, 173, 183, 195, 
199, 200, 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210, 213, 216, 217, 
221, 224, 233, 234, 235, 236, 242, 244, 257, 264, 268, 
305 

EDUCATION AND SCHOOL MATTERS, COMMIT- 
TEE ON 

Davis-Mullen - Chairperson, Roache, Feeney, Hennigan, 

Scapicchio, Turner, Ross 

Committee Reports 

$592, 953, 812 annual school appropriation, 137 

Re: $3, 875, 655, 121 

Re: school bus monitors, 121 

Public school siting memoranda, 227 

$605, 349 school appropriation, 280 

MBTA bus assault, 274 

$1, 199, 556 appropriation, 234 

School incorrigibles, 227 

Private school students in summer school, 227 

Matters Referred 

2202, 8, 10, 35, 46, 51, 54, 71, 72, 88, 89, 98, 112, 144, 
155, 157, 159, 199, 201, 208, 228, 229, 237, 242, 253, 
259, 269, 273 

EG AN, PAT, 159 

ELDERLY, COMMITTEE ON THE 

Roache - Chairperson, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Flaherty, 
Scapicchio 

Committee Reports 

$54, 337 grant 

$36, 255 SHINE program grant, 156, 191 

$325,000 senior companion program, 192, 280 

$507, 150 for commissioner's housing units, 191 

$532, 507 Senior Aides grant, 191 

$105,000 Senior Volunteer staff salaries, 191, 281 



Elderly, Committee on the, Continued 
$4,025,000 Agency of Aging grant, 281 

Matters Referred 

2302, 28, 65, 66, 67, 104, 1 17, 1 18, 158, 193, 239 

ELLENSON, HARRON, 183, 206 
ELLIOT, LAWRENCE AND HELEN, 90 
ELLIS, MARIE L„ 159, 

ENVIRONMENT AND HISTORIC PRESERVA- 
TION, COMMITTEE ON 

Honan - Chairperson, Flaherty, Hennigan, Roache, Ross 

Committee Reports 

$70,000 for Bell Isle Bridge, 303 

Recycling ordinance, 205 

Matters Referred 

15, 16, 22, 23, 36, 57, 58, 60, 73, 75, 83, 122, 132, 155, 
157, 163, 180, 183, 184, 201, 229, 249, 250, 268, 269, 
274, 275, 296, 306 

EQUITY, COMMITTEE ON 

Yancey - Chairperson, Davis-Mullen, Conley, Murphy, 
Scapicchio 

Matters Referred 
11, 155, 183,264 

ESTAVEZ, MANUEL A, 114 
EVANS, DENISE, 84 
FAHEY, JAMES M., 197 
FALLIS, KEVIN J., 211 
FALUN DAFA WEEK, 296 

FEENEY, COUN. MAUREEN E. 

Committee Reports 

Gov Ops report re: $12,000 minimum retirement, 141 

Gov Ops report re: Constable appointment confirmation, 

163 

Gov Ops report re: Constables, 164 

Gov Ops Com report ?e: Special Public Records Law, 74 

Gov Ops Com report re: commissioned studies, 301 

City and Neigh Com report re: City Hall Plaza, 301 

Gov Ops Com report re: Jane Doe V Menino, 301 

Gov Ops Com report re: Election Dept Complaints, 302 

Gov Ops Com report re: Ordin amending CBC 6-2.4 301 

City and Neigh Com report re: Oriented Height YC, 301 

Gov Ops Com report re:Employee pay check envelopes 

302 

Gov Ops Com report re: tax account abatements, 235 

Gov Ops Com report re: unpaid fines collection, 2% 



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Feeney, Coun. Maureen E., Continued 



Gov Ops 
City and 
301 

Gov Ops 
Gov Ops 
Gov Ops 
Gov Ops 
243 

City and 
303 
Gov Ops 



report re: conform constables, 252 

Neigh Com report re: street lighting condition 

Com report re: Benefits to J Roache widow 302 
Com report re: Traffic device calming, 302 
Com rept re: severely distressed properties 267 
Com rept re: housing inspectors as constables 

Neigh Com rept re:$l, 300,000 for Commons 

Com report re: Delinquent taxpayer licenses 235 



Approving Petition for Special Law 
Re: creditable service, 269 
Re: credited service, 230 

Information Re: 

Re: City Hall Plaza, 181 

Orders 

Hearing re: Enhanced 911 emergency system, 170 

Council hearing re: city hall plaza plan, 76 

Council hearing re: BRA City Hall Plaza plan, 181 

$10,000 for Chandler Pond Improvements, 49 

Confirmation of constables, 49 

Council hearing re: extending library hours, 67 

Confirm reappt of Dennis DiMarzio as Chair Sewer and 

Water 69 

Re: Facilitate Foley and E building disposition, 196 

Council hearing re: status of election recount, 270 

Council hearing re: mitigation by development proj, 244 

Resolves, 

Bonnice, Elizabeth, Re: Recognize Silver Award from 

Girl Scouts, 7 

Murphy, Leah, Re: Recognize Silver Award from Girl 

Scouts, 7 

Pierce, Martin E., Re: faithfully serving Boston Fire 

Dept., 57 

Consent Agenda 

Christopher, Buddy and Mary, Congratulating, 182 

Donovan, Brendan Thomas, Congratulating, 159 

Cawley, Mildred C, Declaring Mildred C. Cawley Day, 

90 

Roche, Paul L., Congratulating, 76 

Needham, Peter, Congratulating, 173 

Shea, Jimmy, Congratulating, 1 14 

Good, Marcia, Congratulating, 55 

Keney, Edward and Mary, Congratulating, 133 

Krall, John, Congratulating, 55 

Armstrong, Patricia, Congratulating, 133 



Feeney, Coun. Maureen E., Continued 

Matt, Francis, Congratulating, 1 14 
Shea, Christine, Congratulating, 14 
Burke, John, Congratulating, 173 
Norton, James T, Congratulating, 20 
Flaherty, Katie, Congratulating, 134 
Kelly-O'Brien, Alice V., Congratulating, 20 
Sheehan, Barbara, Congratulating, 105 
O'Brien, Mary A., Congratulating, 105 
Carpineto, Joseph, Congratulating, 55 
Murphy, Leah, Congratulating, 20 
Keaney, Mary, Congratulating, 14 
Egan, Pat, Declaring Day, 159 
Boyer, Jane, Congratulating, 276 
Fahey, James M., Congratulating, 197 
Gorski, Francis J., Congratulating, 253 
Driscoll, James, Congratulating, 211 
Skinner, Paul "Otis", Congratulating, 237 
Boswell, Alice, Congratulating, 309 

Statement of 

54, 76, 119, 121, 126, 213, 225, 245, 259, 279 

Presentation by 
127, 155, 161 

FERGUSON, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT JOHN 

D., 105 

FERRIS, LEE, 76 

FIELD, CYRUS, 184, 206 

FITZPATRICK, ELEANOR, 84 

FLAHERTY, COUN. MICHAEL F. 

Orders 

Eco dev and Trans hearing re: Teacher Emeritus program, 

46 

Council hearing re: city funds investment, 116 

Eco Dev and Trans hearing re: BRA zoning code actions, 

46 

Council hearing re: Boston Museum Pass, 1 17 

Public Safety hearing re: Prescription Drug coverage 

dangers 46 

Council hearing re: Sail Boston 2000, 131 

Council hearing re: Central Artery depression benefits, 68 

Council Evening hearings re: crime rate, 209 

Resolves 

Re: Eliminating Health disparities by 2010, 180 

Consent Agenda 

Mullen, Martin H, Congratulating, 14 
Goldric, Nancy, Congratulating, 20 
Mallen, Matthew J., Congratulating, 20 






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Flaherty, Coun. Michael F., Continued 

Sarkisian, Manny, Congratulating, 105 
Allen, Jimmy, Congratulating, 259 
O'Toole, Matthew J., Congratulating, 237 
Sheila Flaherty Day, Declaring Day, 237 

Statement of 

37, 84, 224, 270, 294 

FLAHERTY, KATIE, 134 
FLAHERTY, MICHAEL SR., 20 
FLEMING, FATHER THOMAS, 1 

FLOOD AND STORM DAMAGE, SPECIAL COM- 
MITTEE ON 

Conley - Chairperson, Hennigan, Roache, Feeney, 
Murphy 

FLORES, OSLY, 134 

FLYNN, THOMAS J., 213 

FORD, CARSON, 119 

FOTI, FLORENCE AND JOSEPH, 6 
| FOX BUS LINES, 110 
j FRANKS, RENEE, 188, 234 
i FREDETTE, GLEN, 90 

FREEMAN, JOHN, 162, 207 
| FRIEDMAN, RABBI RONNE, 155 

GANZ, ALEXANDER, 297 
I GARUFO, CARMELO M., 163 

GEINGOB, DR. HAGE, 173 

GERALD, REVEREND ARTHUR T., 65 

GILBERT, GALEN, 52 

GILLIS, MARY, 159 

GILLIS, ROBERT, 247 

GILLOOLY, MURIEL, 55 
1 GODFREY, RYAN, 1 14 
I GOLDRIC, NANCY, 20 
I GONZALVEZ, JESSICA, 119 

GOOD, MARCIA, 55 
i GOON SHEE FAMILY ASSOCIATION, 55 

GORDON, ANTHONY, 16, 69 

GORSKI, FRANCIS J., 253 

GOTTWALD, FIREFIGHTER WILLIAM, 309 

j GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS, COMMITTEE ON 

j Feeney - Chairperson, Hennigan, Davis-Mullen, Honan, 

Ross, Murphy, Scapicchio 

Committee Reports 
I Re: Special Public Records Law, 74 

Constable appointments confirmation, 163 

Constables, 164 
j $12,000 minimum retirement, 141 
I City Commissioned studies and reporting, 301 



Government Operations, Committee On, Continued 

Traffic calming device ordinance, 302 
Tax account abatements, 235 
Delinquent taxpayer licenses, 235 
Election Dept Complaints, 302 
Employee pay check envelopes, 302 
Jane Doe V. Thomas Menino, 301 
Housing inspectors as constables, 243 
Severely distressed properties special law, 267 

Matters Referred 

7, 15, 16, 18, 35, 43, 48, 49, 53, 69, 81, 86, 107, 108, 111, 
115, 122, 133, 175, 181, 189, 193, 195, 202, 203, 240, 
262, 264, 270 

GRANT, KATHERTNE, 84 
GRANT, KATHLEEN, 76 

GRANTS 

$882,000 for FY2000 emergency shelter 87, 124, 128, 

171 

$289,000 for domestic violence monitoring, 3, 40 

$2, 886, 398 Improve public safety, 39, 82 

$3, 372,000 for neighborhood policing 16, 40, 262, 282 

$24, 816,000 CDBG, 87, 124, 171 

$1, 980,000 HOPWA, 124, 129, 171 

$750,000 Regional Policing Institute, 40 

$17, 483 disorderly conduct response, 40 

$6, 804,000 for Home Investment Development 87, 124, 

128, 171 

$43,000 for Granary Burial Ground path, 86, 124 

$125,000 recycling education 71, 159, 201 

$50,000 for South Cove Harbor Trail, 130, 274 

$13,000 drug abuse education, 21, 41, 261, 282 

$6, 236, 520 FY2000 Shelter Plus Care, 109, 124 

$50,000 SAFE grant, 164 

$3,000,000 lead-based paint, 110, 124 

$199,000 domestic preparedness grant 91, 164 

$3, 570, 600 Shelter Plus Care, 7, 20 

$475,000 for after school hours, 5 1 , 74 

$74, 137.81 for Dorchester Neigh Safety, 58, 82 

$15,000 Traffic signal improvement, 2, 20 

$25,000 Traffic Safety Projects, 20 

$90,000 Convention Center irrigation, 185, 230 

$5,000 DARE, 185 

$750,000 for improving recycling, 57, 178 

$165,000 for recycling coordinator's expenses, 57, 178 

$150,000 for recycling education, 57, 178 

$1,000,000 for economic development assistance, 58 

$5,000 for traffic safety and belt enforcement, 15 

$4,000,000 for 2000 summer youth employ reimburse 

135,224 

$36,000 for survey of Beacon Hill. 155 



GRANTS 



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Grants, Continued 

$50,000 for student fire safety awareness, 91 

$300,000 for offender incarceration, 92, 137 

$27,018 Violent offender, 92, 137 

$230,000 for HIV/AIDS prevention, 92, 137 

$95,000 for residential substance abuse program, 93, 137 

$54, 337 for senior companion supplemental program 65, 

156 

$388, 838 for Life skills retention, 93, 137 

$90,000 for substance abuse counseling, 94, 138 

$50,000 for syphilis elimination, 115, 138 

$195,000 for civil defense reimbursement, 91 

$507, 150 for commissioner's health and housing units 

66, 191 

$92, 555 Police DNA reserach, 2 

$110,000 for adult basic education programs, 92, 138 

$10,000 for inmate training program, 93, 138 

$36, 225 for retired senior volunteers, 66, 156 

$24, 150 for elder health information needs, 65 

$532, 507 for senior aides program, 65, 191 

$20,000 for local emergency planning, 107 

$20, 578, 204, CDBG, 178, 196 

$3, 288 for Franklin Park environmental management, 

107 

$5, 835 for educational programs for the incarcerated 93, 

138 

$105,000 for senior volunteer staff salaries, 66, 191, 281 

$325,000 for senior companion program salaries etc. 66, 

239 

$649, 920 Shelter Plus, 213, 234 

$2,000 for municipal recycling, 230 

$22,000 for stop sexual assault training, 219 

$36,000 for Clam Point, 230 

$ 1 , 500 for drug abuse education, 300 

$500,000 for regrant to non-profit, 233, 308 

$4,000 for reducing seat belt violations, 199, 230 

$79, 100 for hosting national league cities conference 262 

$800,000 for opportunities for children after school, 201, 

308 

$4,025,000 Agency of Aging, 281 

$225,000 for COPS More 2000 program, 262, 282 

$36, 255 SHINE program, 191 

$49,000 for consumer protection, 199 

$54, 313.19 for Vietnamese outreach, 261 

$45,000 for urban community environment assessment 

273 

$325,000 senior companion program, 192, 280 

$346, 685 for juvenile accountability, 241 

$4, 400 for DARE, 241 

$148, 313 grant for high risk youth, 250, 281 

$50,000 for drug control task force, 255 

$70,000 for Bell Isle Bridge, 200 

$773, 750 grant for 2000 Summer youth expense, 200, 



Grants, Continued 



308 



$25,000 for recycling program, 200 

GREEN, JOHN, 152 

GREEN, DEACON RANDY, 273 

GREEN, THOMAS, 163, 207 

GREENE, LT. ROBERT, 55 

GREENIDGE, GEORGE R. JR., 9 

GREENLEY, LOUISE E, 218 

GRIFFIN, ANN MARIE, 211 

GRIFFIN, CANDACE, 114 

GRILLO, STEPHEN, 276 

GULLENS, CARL, 134 

HAL/JONES FAMILY, 211 

HALEY, DAVID, 17 

HALPRIN, DIANE, 225 

HAMILL, ROBERT L., 231 

HAMILTON, EARL AND ELEANOR, 36 

HAMMOND, REV. DR. RAY A., 276 

HANLEY, MARTIN V, 247 

HANNON, WILLIAM J., 103 

HARDENBERG, MARY ANN, 126, 133 

HARELL, PASTOR jrMMY, 69 

HARRINGTON, PATRICK S., 67 

HART, HONORABLE JAMES E, 231, 236 

HARTY, W. P. "PETE", 259 

HAWKES, PAMELA, 249 

HAYNES, SOPHIA, 159 

HEGARTY, REVEREND PAUL DANKL, 39, 



HENNIGAN, COUN. MAURA 

Committee Reports 
Ways and Means Com report re:$17, 172,000 bldg repair 
loan 165 

Ways and Means Com report re: $2, 590,000, buy city 
land 166 

Ways and Means Com report re: $202,000 fire apparatus, 
165 

Ways and Means Com report re: $8, 171,000 outdoor facil 
loan 166 

Ways and Means Com report re: $13, 750,000 lease- 
purchase 165 

Ways and Means Com report re:$l, 370,000 city dept 
facil loan 168 

Housing Com report re: S.1946 resolution, 178 
Ways and Means Rept re: $2, 222,000 loan, 67 
Ways and Means Com report re: $34, 948,000 amended 
loan 166 

Ways and Means Com report re: $10,087,000 sch houses 
loan 169 

Ways and Means Com report re: $3, 818,000 Computer 
loan 167 



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Hennigan, Coun. Maura, Continued 

Ways and Means report re: $97, 745,000 loan for schools, 
103 

Ways and Means Com report re: $3, 172,000 equipment 
loan 166 

Ways and Means Com report re: $127,000 BRA arch 
services 166 

Ways and Means Com report re: Annual Approp & Tax 
Order 164 

Ways and Means Com report re: $8, 790,000 public ways, 
165 

Ways and Means report re: $1, 720, 645 approp reduc 252 
Ways and Means rept re: Increase resident prop exemp- 
tion 267 

Housing Com report re: employee housing assistance 307 
Housing Com report re: Employee priority status, 307 
Housing Com report re: Sanchez appointment, 235 
Housing Com report re: $649, 920 Shelter Plus, 234 
Housing Com report re:Renee Franks Appt, 234 

Approving Petition for Special Law 

Re: Cities and Town borrowing debt limit, 1 18 

Orders 

$4, 700,000 loan for School Dept, 28 
[Mayor's office and other agencies help abused child, 19 
;Re: Employee checks in secure envelopes, 69 
Re:City Clerk Whitten retire his number 1 from Con- 
stables list 41 

Council hearing re: senior citizen transportation, 104 
Public Safety hearing re: Vacant crossing guard positions, 
19 

Eco Dev and Trans hearing re: bridge and road funding, 
47 

Council hearing re: So Boston Waterfront District, 83 
Accept $3, 570, 600 FY99 Shelter Plus Care, 20 
iFire Dept begin redrafting Blasting Ordinance, 12 
Public Safety and Education hearing re: Student Safety, 
35 

Hearing re: West Nile Virus, 193 

iCouncil hearing re:housing assistance for city employ 253 
Hearing re: Perkins St and Jamaicaway intersection, 269 
Re: suspend Council Rule 33, 270 
(Hearing re: Ferncroft Rd. trees and sidewalk, 269 

Ordinances 

|Re: Fire Code Blasting Regulations, 282 

Resolves 

Re: genetically manipulated food labeling, 54 

jRe: requesting delay of Boston Municipal Harbor Plan 

'235 

;Re: hearing on Title V Grove Area W. Roxbury, 305 



Hennigan, Coun. Maura, Continued 

Re: Extend Public Comment on Municipal Harbor Plan, 
195 

Consent Agenda 

Cedeno, Jorge, Congratulating, 182 

Jones, Santos B., Congratulating, 20 

Sheldon, Phyllis, Congratulating, 173 

DeLaria, Paul R., Congratulating, 125 

Pearl, Helen, Congratulating, 105 

Prothrow-Stith, Dr. Deborah, Congratulating, 36 

Perry, Dr. Theresa, Congratulating 36 

White, Dr. Ronald, Congratulating, 36 

While, Carol, Congratulating, 218 

Smith, Bill, Congratulating, 218 

Statement of 

54, 63, 76, 79, 245, 254, 260 

Presentation by 

183, 233 

HI-PARKERS, 84 

HIGGINS, JOHN, 17 

HILL, BILL, 20 

HILL, REVEREND JAMES B., S.M.A., 85 

HILL, MARGOT H., 8 

HILL, SISTER MARIE, 1 

HILL, REBECCA, 173 

HILLMON, BETTY, 280 

HOFFMAN, BARRY, 4 

HOFFMAN, BISHOP EDWARD W., 51, 

HOFFMAN, JAMES, 84 

HOLT, BARBARA, 231, 

HOME RULE PETITIONS 

Approving Petition for Special Law: 
Re: Certain school construction projects, 141 
Re: increasing residential property exemption, 267 
Re: Creditable Service, 269 
Re: Mingolelli death benefits, 274 
Re: redevelopment of severely distressed properties, 267 

HONAN, COUN. BRIAN 

Committee Reports 

Ways and Means report re: $202,000 loan, 139 

Ways and means report re: $127,000 for architect plans, 

139 

Ways and Means report re: $3, 172,000 for departmental 

equip 139 

Ways and Means report re: $10,087,000 for schoolhouses, 

140 



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Honan, Coun. Brian, Continued 

Ways and Means report re: $1, 370,000 loan for existing 
facil 140 

Ways and Means report re: $2, 590,000 for acquiring 
land, 139 

Ways and Means report re: FY 2001 Approp and Tax 
Order 138 

Ways and Means report re: $13, 750,000 lease-pur 
agreement 138 

Ways and Means report re: $17, 172,000 loan, 139 
Ways and Means report re: $8, 790,000 loan, 139 
Ways and Means re: $34, 948,000 amended loan, 140 
Ways and Means report re: $8, 171,000 for outdoor rec 
facil 139 

Ways and Means report re:$3, 818,000 loan for comput- 
ers, 140 

Envir and Hist Pres Com report re:Bell Isle Bridge, 303 
Envir and Historic Pres Com report re: Recycling 
Ordinance 205 

Approving Petition for Special Law 
Re: Det Robert Rogers retirement, 143 

Orders 

Cinfirm Michael Rotenberg Appt to Aberdeen Study Com 

49 

Council hearing re: shortening payment of housing 

extraction 123 

Confirm Eva Webster Appointment to Aberdeen Study 

Com 49 

Com on Post Audit hearing re: Collections of Fines, 48 

Re: Lt. Mingolelli death benefits, 172 

Com on post Audit hearing re: digital parking meters, 53 

Confirm Philip Tackel Appointment to Aberdeen Study 

Com 49 

Confirm Helen Pillsbury Appointment to Aberdeen Study 

Com 49 

Confirm Arturo Vasquez Appt. to Aberdeen Study Com 49 

Com on Gov Ops hearing re: mitigate impact of : Moving 

Day" 48 

confirmation of Schram reappoint Bay Village Hist. Dist 

Com 13 

Confirm Joseph Teller Appointment to Aberdeen Study 

Com 49 

Council hearing re: inspectional services right of entry, 75 

Re: Ways & Means committee meeting on Wednesdays, 

112 

Council hearing re: Ecstasy and club drug problem, 112 

Ordinances 

Re: Brownfields tax abatement agreements, 275 

Resolves 



Honan, Coun. Brian, Continued 

Re: Boston Zoning Code, 42 

Re: Housing linkage funds distribution, 142 

Re: racial tolerance, 54 

Re: 636 funding, 210 

Consent Agenda 

Honan, Mary, Congratulating, 159 
Nguyen, Gam, Congratulating, 159 
Monahan, Phil, Congratulating, 105 
Quinn, Gerry, Congratulating, 105 
Rose, Jennifer, Congratulating, 105 
Mellone, Ray, Congratulating, 105 
Schaffer, Tara, Congratulating, 105 
Roberts, Shakeba, Congratulating, 134 
Hill, Bill, Congratulating, 20 
Riley, Mildred, Congratulating, 6 
Flores, Osly, Congratulating, 134 
Ferris, Lee, Congratulating, 76 
Lembo, Bo, Congratulating, 126 
Weiner, Phil, Congratulating, 119 
Morrison, Lawrence, Congratulating, 173 
Murphy, John, Congratulating, 152 
Walsh, Joe, Congratulating, 159 
Bianchi, Analissa, Congratulating, 126 
Manana, Nilda M., Congratulating, 231 
Cogan, Josephine, Congratulating, 231 
Rosenblum, Sharon, Congratulating, 197 
Leher, Erwin, Congratulating, 247 
Lieberman, Edna, Congratulating, 211 
Griffin, Ann Marie, Congratulating, 211 
Dolan, Judge James W., Declaring Day, 296 

Statement of 
2,63,79, 105, 119 
Presentation by 
127,213 

HONAN, MARY, 159 
HOO, MARY SOO, 25 
HOPWOOD, GEORGE H., 90 
HORGAN, JACQUELINE, 197 

HOUSING, COMMITTEE ON 

Hennigan - Chairperson, Honan, Conley, Flaherty, Davis- 
Mullen, Feeney, Murphy, Turner, Ross 

Committee Reports 

S. 1946 resolution, 178 

Renee Franks Appointment, 234 

$649, 920 Shelter Plus grant, 234 

Jeffery Sanchez appointment, 235 

Employee priority status for affordable housing, 307 



HOUSING, COMMITTEE ON 




17 KELLY, COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAMES M. 


Housing, Committee On, Continued 






Employee housing assistance, 307 




ISLES, SISTER AUDREY, 182 

J. C. TRANSPORTATION, 102, 192, 264 


Matters Referred 




JACKLIN, LEON, 72 


7, 11, 12, 20, 26, 27, 28, 42, 43, 44, 


62,74,87, 110, 112, 


JACKSON, DOROTHY "DOTTIE", 84 


118, 128, 129, 144, 157, 159, 170, 


172, 188,214,224, 


JACKSON, JOHN, 1 19 


244, 253, 257 




JEFFERSON, PASTOR CARL D., 121 
JENNINGS, DR. JAMES, 309 


INAUGURAL EXERCISES, 1 




JENNINGS, JOHN "JJ", 271 
JEVELI, ERIC, 20 


INFORMATION RE: 






Re: BRA and City Hall Plaza, 201 




JITNEY LICENSES 


Re: Crime statistics, 233 




Affordable Shuttle, 141, 164 


Re :Charlesview Apartments, 251 




Bethany Limousine, 141 


Re: South Boston Betterment Trust 


274 


Application from J. C. Transportation, 102, 192, 264 
Iqual Butt, 141 


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL COM- 


Fox Bus Lines, 110, 141 


MITTEE ON 




Boston Beats Limo, 3, 192 


Yancey - Chairperson, Ross, Feeney, Murphy, Scapicchio 


Sabanoh Travel Petition, 242, 281 






Air Shuttle, 102, 192, 204, 280 


Matters Referred 






53,76, 116, 125, 196 




JOB TRAINING AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES, 
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 


INVOCATIONS 




Davis-Mullen - Chairperson, Flaherty, Roache, Ross, 


Posner, Rabbi Shmuel, 135 




Turner 


Waya, Rev. Dr. Abraham, 45 






! Hill, Sister Marie, 1 




JOHN WILLIAM WARD FELLOWS, 189 


1 Hoffman, Bishop Edward W., 51 




JOHNSON, ILLUSTRIOUS POTENTATE 


Joy, Rev William P., 57 




CHARLES M., 20 


Bunuan, Sister Maria Ignazia, 91 




JOHNSON, NICOLE, 119 


1 Saunders, Gareth, 7, 15, 115, 175, 1 


83 


JOHNSON, ROBERT "BOBBIE J.", 36 


Friedman, Rabbi Ronne, 155 




JOHNSON, POLICE SUPERINTENDENT ROBERT, 


Milton, Rev Kevin John, 161 




39 


Dickerson, Rev William E. II, 107 




JONES, REVEREND CARLTON J., 152 


Hegarty, Rev Daniel Paul, 39 




JONES, SANTOS B., 20 


Hill, Reverend James B. S.M.A., 85 


JONES, VICTORIA, 36 


| Yarborough, Bishop Nellie, 7 1 




JOY, REVEREND WILLIAM P., 57 


Gerald, Rev Arthur T, Jr., 65 




JOYCE, KEVIN J., 67 


i Womack, Minister Christopher G., 


127 


KAMBON, SADIKKI, 84 


Jefferson, Pastor Carl D., 121 




KEANEY, MARY, 14 


Brighton, Rabbi Greenberg, 21 




KEATING, JEAN, 297 


Lahoud, Monsignor Joseph, 79 




KELIHER, CYNTHIA, 233 


Bunuan, Sister Maria Ignazia, 199 






jKickham, Rev Robert T, 213 




KELLY, COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAMES M. 


Ryan, Mon. Paul T., 299 




Committee Reports 


! Ayers, Rev Steve, 239 




Re: residential factor for FY01, 282 


iTexeira, Rev Felipe, 255 






Culpepper, Pastor Minyard, 261 




Elected President, 1 


Von Euw, Rev Vincent P., 279 






Kowalszyic, Rev Mirek, 233 




Information re: 


; Coyne, Rev Ronald, 227 




Re: property sale by Dcpt of Neighborhoods, 229 


Green, Deacon Randy, 273 




Orders 



KELLY, COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAMES M. 



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LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 



Kelly, Council President James M., Continued 

Re: 2000 Council Rules and Committee assignments, 28 
Council hearing re: new Fenway Park, 113 
Com on Housing hearing re:, condition of 34 E Spring- 
field, St 42 

Council hearing re: accordion type doors, 88 
Eco Dev and Trans hearing re: Chester Square Park, 41 
Com on Housing hearing re: Housing crisis, 42 
Council hearing re: Photos of arrested drug suspects, 1 13 
Council hearing re: zoning approval of So Boston roof 
decks 87 

City and Neigh Serv hearing re: Street Fixture hazards, 36 
Council hearing re: teen curfew, 113 
Council hearing re: 43 Melrose Street, 82 
Re: City Hall Access permits, 173 

Council hearing re: South Boston waterfront parking etc., 
123 

Com on Post Audit hearing re: undesignated fund balance 
etc 62 

Com on Housing hearing re: Affordable Housing Fund, 62 
Eco Dev and Trans hearing re: Convention and Exhibit 
Cen. 52 

Com on Housing hearing re: Housing Authority Over- 
sight, 42 

Eco Dev and Trans hearing re: MBTA Silver Line, 41 
Council hearing re: West 4 th Street School Bus route 229 
Council hearing re: Southampton St. bridge repair, 236 
Council hearing re: Tynan School yard fence, 229 
Council hearing re: Fort Point artists work space, 275 
Re: 20% residential exemption for FY 2001, 276 
Hearing re: Fargo Terminal and North Jetty, 221 
Council hearing re: disposal of elecgtronics etc, 229 

Temporary Employees 

(6)4, (16)5, (1)9, (2)47, (59)61, (1)68, (2)69, (1)76, (1)82, 
(3)83, (1)89, (6)104, (1)105, (1)123, (3)125, (10)131, 
(10)133, (2)142, (1)144, (1)156, (55)169, (1)171, (1)180, 
(2)181, (2)193, (4)208, (14) 209, (1)210, (3)216, (5)221, 
(53)228, (2)235, (1)236, (1)256, (8)268, (1)275, (11)282, 
(3)296, (28)304, (31)305, (8)307 

Ordinances 

90 

Re: Trespassing on Private Property, 132 

Resolves 

Re: Improvements in City and around Fenway Park, 194 

Consent Agenda 

Project Harmony, Congratulating, 182 

Roache, Councilor Francis "Mickey", Congratulating, 125 

Kinsale Council, Welcoming, 69 

Collins, Dermot, Welcoming, 69 



Kelly, Council President James M., Continued 
Stith, Amb. Charles R., Congratulating, 270 

Statement of 

55, 69, 77, 84, 105, 126, 134, 174, 197, 218, 276, 297, 

308, 309 



KELLY, EUGENE F., 203, 303 

KELLY, ROBERT, 197 

KELLY-O'BRIEN, ALICE V., 20 

KENEY, EDWARD AND MARY, 133 

KICKHAM, REVEREND ROBERT T., 213 

KING HEROS, 14 

KING, MARTIN LUTHER III, 14, 63 

KINSALE COUNCDL, 69 

KNIGHT, MAYOR BOB, 296 

KNOPF, RUTH, 16, 206 

KOWALSZYIC, REVEREND MIREK, 233 

KRALL, JOHN, 55 

LABOR, COMMITTEE ON 

Roache - Chairperson, Davis-MUllen Feeney, Honan, 
Flaherty 

Matters Referred, 42, 305 

LAHAM, GREG, 253 

LAHOUD, MONSIGNOR JOSEPH, 79 

LANGIS,JOE, 119 

LAPIERRE, GARY, 76 

LASSUS, SCHOLARS, 91 

LAVALLE, RONALD, 237 

LEARNER, LINDA, 17 

LEE, SHIRLEY, 188 

LEHER, ERWIN, 247 

LEHMANN, RABBI DANffiL L., 1 

LEMBO, BO, 126 

LEO, VIVIAN, 300 

LETSCHE, ROSALIND FERRANTE, 84 

LEVAS, FRANCES, 134 

LEVY- WARREN, ROSALIE, 211 

LIBRARY SERVICES, SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 

Honan - Chairperson, Ross, Conley, Feeney, Yancey 

Matters Referred, 68, 219, 

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 

Appropriations 

$1, 555, 430.29 Library of Last Resort 81, 141 

$785, 683.49 Library of Last Resort, 135 

$175, 771.14 for Library of Last Resort, 219, 260 



LIEBERMAN, EDNA 



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MAYOR THOMAS M. MENINO 



LIEBERMAN, EDNA, 211 
LIU, JACQUELINE H., 20 

LOANS 

$97, 745,000 for school department facilities, 72, 103 

$2, 590,000 for land acquisitions for city 100, 139, 150, 

166, 177 

$127,000 for BRA architectural and eng serv 100, 139, 

166, 177 

$3, 818,000 for school department computers 101, 140, 

151, 167, 177 

$1,010,000 for school dept repairs, 170, 178, 194 

$1, 370,000 for BRA and other city departments repairs 

etc., 102 

$202,000 fire apparatus loan, 177 

$10,087,000 for school house facilities 102, 140, 151, 168 

$1, 565, 500 for fire alarm communication system, 189, 

208 

$2, 222,000 for school facilities, 51, 67 

$8, 171,000 for outdoor rec facil construction 100, 139, 

150, 166, 177 

$3, 172,000 for various department's equip 100, 139, 150, 

166, 177 

$8, 790,000 for public way construction etc., 99, 139, 

165, 176 

$833, 250 loan for school dept, 121, 130 

$41,000,000 for school department, 1 18 

$34, 948,000 amended loan, 101, 140, 151, 166, 177 

$57,000,000 for school dept facilities, 1 14, 164, 305 

$17, 172,000 for public building repair 98, 139, 148, 165, 

176 

$202,000 for firefighting apparatus 99, 139, 149, 150, 

165, 177 

LOCE, JOHN, 37 
LOGRIPPO, JOSEPH P. SR., 6 
LOPEZ, AURELIA, 271 
LYDON, KAY, 76, 133 
LYDON, HONORABLE LEO J., 271 
MACEACHERN, RICHARD, 254 
MACGILLIVARY, CHARLIE, 174 
MACLEOD, ALEXANDER, 130 
MAHER,LOIS, 114 
MAJIED, JAMAYA, 271 
MALLEN, MATTHEW J., 20 
MANANA, NILDA M., 231 
MARCHIONE, WILLIAM P., 15. 59, 207 
MARTIN, ANNA JEANNETTE, 182 
MATT, FRANCIS, 1 14 

MAYOR THOMAS M. MENINO 

Absence of Mayor 



Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Continued 

17, 23, 51, 67, 103, 136, 189, 190, 204, 219, 242, 251 
Appointments 

Hannon, William J., Appoint William J. Hannon as 
Purchasing Agent, 103 

Learner, Linda, Reappointment Boston Compensation 
Advisory Brd, 17 

Schmidt, Richard F., Appointment Aberdeen Study 
Committee, 59 

Verkennis, Mark A., Appointment Aberdeen Study 
Committee, 59 

Turnbull, Clayton, Appointment Neighborhood Housing 
Trust, 25 

Tisei, Virginia M., Air Pollution Control Commission, 8 
Serafin, Lisa, Alt member Boston Landmarks Com, 1 85 
Raynor, Marchelle, Boston School Committee, 8 
Field, Cyrus, Alt Member Boston Landmarks Com, 184 
Moreno, Angel Amy, Boston School Committe, 8 
Haley, David, Appointment Boston Compensation 
Advisory Brd., 17 

Serafin, Lisa S., Appointment Aberdeen Study Commit- 
tee, 58 

DiCara, Lawrence, Reappointment Chair Bos Compensa- 
tion Advisory Brd, 17 

Mitchell, Bart, Air Pollution Control Commission, 9 
Freeman, John, Reappt alternate member Boston Land- 
marks Com, 162 

Schmidt, Richard, Reappt alternate member Boston 
Landmarks Com, 163 

Alex, George S., Acting Dir. Of Mayor's office Consumer 
Affs and lie, 3 

Green, Thomas, Appt member Boston Landmarks Com, 
163 

Rodney, Ellen, Member Back Bay Architectural Commis- 
sion, 3 

Borders, John M., Appt John M Borders to Election 
Commission, 81 

Garufo, Carmelo M., Appt alternate member Boston 
Landmarks Com, 163 

Mitchell, Dell, Reappt member Back Bay Architectural 
Com, 163 

Christiansen, John, Reappointment Back bay Architec- 
tural Commission, 3 

Rizvi, S. AH, Appt member Back Bay Architectural Com, 
163 

Brayley, Richard, Reappointment to Back Bay Architec- 
tural Commission, 3 

Greenidge, George R. Jr., Boston Scholarship Committee, 
9 

Casendino, Anthony, Reappointment Back Bay Architec- 
tural Commission, 4 

Conley, Councillor Daniel, Appointment Trustee ol' 
Neighborhood Jobs Trust. 39 



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Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Continued 

Marchione, William P., Appointment Aberdeen Study 
Committee, 59 

Scaccia, Angelo M., Appointment Trustee Boston Public 
Library, 17 

Gordon, Anthony, Reappointment Back Bay Architectural 
Coram, 16 

Pranger, Susan D., Appointment Aberdeen Study Com- 
mittee, 59 

Hoffman, Barry, Member back bay Architectural Com- 
mission, 4 

Knopf, Ruth, Reappointment Bay Vil Hist Dist Com, 16 
Bigby, Judy Ann, Reappointment Boston Public Health 
Com, 15 

Pillsbury, Helen R., Appointment Aberdeen Study 
Committee, 21 

Tackel, Philip, Appointment Aberdeen Study Committee, 
22 

Prince, Donna, Member Back Bay Architectural Commis- 
sion, 4 

Waters, Susan, Appointment Boston Landmarks Commis- 
sion, 60 

Teller, Joseph S., Appointment Aberdeen Study Commit- 
tee, 22 

Vasquez, Arturo, Appointment Aberdeen Study Commit- 
tee, 22 

Webster, Eva, Appointment Arberdeen Study Committee, 
22 

Barker, Watchen, Appointment Neighborhood Housing 
Trust, 25 

Stevens, Mark, Appointment Bay Village Hist Dist 
Commission, 60 

McMullen, Reverend Craig, Appointment Neighborhood 
Housing Trust, 25 

Hoo, Mary Soo, Appointment Neighborhood Housing 
Trust, 25 

Marchione, William, Reappointment Boston Landmarks 
Comm., 15 

Darling, T.F.Scott III, Board of Examiners, 130 
Dimarzio, Dennis, Reappointment Chairman Boston 
Sewer and Water Comm., 7 
MacLeod, Alexander, Board of Examiners, 130 
Jacklin, Leon, Confirm reappt Leon Jacklin to Boston 
LandMarks Com., 72 

Doty, Constance J., Appointment Trustee of Neighbor- 
hood Jobs Trust, 40 

Vincenty, Jose, Appointment Neighborhood Housing 
Trust, 25 

DiMarzio, Dennis, Appointment Acting Commissioner of 
Fire Dept., 67 

Ellenson, Harron, Member Boston Landmarks Com, 183 
Mulligan, David H, Reappointment Boston Public Health 
Com, 15 



Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Continued 

Sanchez, Jeffrey, Member BHA, 188 
O'Neill, Theresa, Alt Member Boston Landmarks Com, 
184 

Lee, Shirley, Member BHA, 188 

Uva, Stephen M., Member Boston Employment Commis- 
sion, 130 

Rotenberg, Michael, Appointment Aberdeen Study 
Committee, 36 

Franks, Renee, Member BHA, 188 
Moraitis, Harry J., Appointment Back Bay Architectural 
Commission, 69 

Joyce, Kevin J., Appointment Commissioner of 
Inspectional Services, 67 

Higgins, John, Reappointment Boston Compensation 
Advisory Brd, 17 

Verkennis, Mark, Member Boston Landmarks Com, 184 
Harrington, Patrick S. Appointment Public Facilities 
Commission, 67 

Ellenson, Harrold, Confirm Appt, 206 
Campbell, Meg, Member Boston Arts Lottery Council, 
280 

Knopf, Ruth, Confirm Appt, 206 
Chan, Paul K, Trustee Boston Groundwater Trust, 251 
Flynn, Thomas J., Member Zoning Commission, 213 
Hillmon, Betty, Member Boston Arts Lottery Council, 
280 

Moreno, Angel Amy, Member Boston School Committee, 
227 

Alliger, Jeremy, Member Boston Arts Lottery Council, 
280 

Chinetti, Michael, Member Election Commission, 214 
Shortsleeve, Robert H, Member Zoning Board of 
Appeals, 213 

Pranger, Susan D, confirm appt, 207 
Verkennis, Mark, Confirm Appt, 206, 207 
Buonopane, Angelo, Member Zoning Board of Appeals, 
203 

Kelly, Eugene E, Alternate Member Zoning Board of 
Appeals, 203 

Serafin, Lisa, Confirm Appt, 206 
Pisani, Anthony M., Member Zoning Board of Appeals, 
203 

Amodeo, John, Member Boston Landmarks Com., 249 
Hawkes, Pamela, Member Boston Landmarks Com, 249 
Keliher, Cynthia, Boston Industrial Development Financ- 
ing Authority 233 

Schmidt, Richard F, confirm appt, 207 
Field, Cyrus, Confirm appt, 206 
O'Neill, Theresa, Confirm appt, 206 
Carroll, James, Trustee of Boston Public Library, 227 
Daley, Herman W., Member Boston Industrial Develop- 
ment Fin Authority, 204 



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Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Continued 

Raynor, Marchelle, Member Boston School Committee, 

227 

Pond, Jeffery, Alt member Boston landmarks Com, 249 

Leo, Vivian, Collector-Treasurer, 300 

Beraducci, Davis, Alt member Boston Landmarks Com, 

249 

Waters, Susan, confirm appt, 207 

Freeman, John, confirm appt, 207 

Green, Thomas, confirm appt, 207 

Marchione, William, confirm appt, 207 

Constables, 115 

Appropriations 

$785, 683.49 for Library of Last Resort, 135 
Re: annual appropriation and tax order, 94 
$591, 998, 242 annual school dept appropriation, 144 
$4, 700,000 for school facilities repair etc., 13 
$1, 300,000 Boston Common and Parks, 71 
$1, 555, 430.29, Library of Last Resort, 81 
$592, 953, 812 for school department annual appropria- 
tion, 98 

$3, 875, 665 for school department, 72 
$1, 670, 996 for Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, 51 
$1,036, 858 reduction, 263 

$54, 337 for Senior Companion Supplemental Program, 
65 

($507, 150 for Commissioner's health and housing units, 
66 

$325,000 for senior companion program salaries etc, 66 
$64, 839,000 reduction from collective bargaining, 72 
$5,000 DARE, 185 

$36, 225 for retired senior volunteers, 66 
$24, 150 for elder health information needs, 65 
$105,000 for senior volunteer staff salaries, 66 
j$532, 507 for senior aids program, 65 
$1, 300,000 for Boston Common and Parks, 273 
$452, 647 reduction, 250 
pi, 720, 645 for collective bargaining, 245 
$1,036, 858 for SEIU and IBEW collective bargaining 
263 

$605, 349 for school dept, 273 
Appropriation reduction by $1, 720, 645, 245 
$541,000 for AFSCME Council 93 and Local 787, 299 
$79,030 for school traffic assoc collective bargaining 300 
$1, 199, 556 supplemental for Schools, 199 
$175,771.14 for library of last resort, 2 1 9 
$452, 647 for AFSCME, 250 
$16, 893, 306 for school, 242 

\pproving Petition for Special Law 
Re: 5.8 acre land transfer, 39 
|Re: Housing /employment linkage in commercial devel- 



Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Continued 

opment 79 

Re: certain school construction projects, 94 

Re: minimum retirement allowance, 80 

Re: Housing and Employment extraction, 167 

Re: expedite state funds for severely distressed area, 188 

Re: residential property exemption increase, 241 

Re: credited service, 230 

Budget 

$2, 690,000 from Browne Fund for various projects, 185 

Re: FY 2001 School Department Budget Order, 89 

Grants 

$20,000 for local emergency planning, 1 07 

$5,835 for educational programs for the incarcerated, 93 

$90,000 for substance abuse counseling, 94 

$50,000 for syphilis prevention program, 115 

$125,000 recycling education, 71 

$10,000 for inmate training program, 93 

$338, 838 for life skills reintegration program. 93 

$95,000 for residential substance abuse program, 93 

$43,000 grant for Granary Burial Ground path, 86 

$6, 804,000 grant for Home Investment Development, 87 

$882,000 for Emergency Shelter, 87 

$3, 288 for Franklin Park environmental management, 

107 

$27,018 for adult basic education instructional grant, 92 

$24, 816,000 CDBG, 87 

$6, 236, 520 Shelter Plus Care grant, 109 

$50,000 for student fire safety awareness, 91 

$199, 639 for domestic preparedness equipment support, 

91 

$195,000 for civil defense reimbursement, 91 

$74, 137.81 for restoring Dorchester neighborhood safety 

58 

$1,000,000 for economic development assistance, 58 

$150,000 for recycling education, 57 

$165,000 for recycling coordinator's expenses, 57 

$750,000 for improving recycling, 57 

$300,000 for violent offender incarceration, 92 

$1 10,000 for adult basic education programs, 92 

$3,000,000 for lead-based paint hazard program, 1 10 

$3, 570, 600 FY99 Shelter Plus Care, 7 

$230,000 for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment programs, 

92 

$882,000 for FY2000 emergency shelter 

$50,000 for South Cove Harbor Trail, 130 

$2, 886, 398 Improve public safety, 39 

$36,000 for survey of Beacon Hill, 155 

$13,000 drug abuse education, 21 

$7, 392, award for combating underage drinking. 45 

$90,000 for Convention Center irrigation. 185 



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Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Continued 

$6, 804,000 for Home Investment Partnership, 128 
$475,000 re: after school hours, 51 
$3, 372,000 Neighborhood Policing, 16 
$1, 980,000 HOPWA, 129 

$4,000,000 for 2000 summer youth employ reimburse- 
ment, 135 

$24, 816,000 CDBG, 129 

$5,000 for traffic safety and belt enforcement, 15 
$773, 750 for 2000 Summer youth employment, 200 
$125,000 for Public Works recycling, 201 
$49,000 for consumer protection, 199 
$79, 100 for hosting national league cities conference, 
262 

$800,000 for opportunities for children after school, 201 
$649, 920 for Shelter Plus Care, 213 
$50,000 for Drug control task force, 255 
$4,000 for seat belt enforcement, 199 
$225,000 for COPS More 2000 program, 262 
$22,000 for stop sexual assault training, 219 
$70,000 for Bell Isle Bridge, 200 
$54, 313.19 for Vietnamese outreach, 261 
$13,000 for drug awareness education, 261 
$3, 372,000 for Same Cop Same neighborhood Prgm 262 
$4,000,000 for Summer Youth Employment, 224 
$500,000 for regrant to non-profit, 233 
$148, 313 for high risk youth, 250 
$25,000 for recycling program, 200 
$45,000 for urban community environment assessment 
273 
$1, 500 for drug abuse education, 300 

Loans 

$8, 790,000 for public way construction etc., 99 

$3, 818,000 for school department computers, 101, 151 

$1, 565, 500 for fire alarm communication system, 189 

$833, 250 loan for school dept, 121 

$202,000 for existing fire fighting apparatus repair etc, 99 

Re:$ 100,000 for Boston 2-6 initiative, 155 

$1, 370,000 for BRA and other city departments repairs 

102, 151 

$127,000 for BRA architectural services, 100, 150 

$8, 171,000 for outdoor rec equipment, 100, 150 

$2, 222,000 for school facilities, 51 

$17, 172,000 for public buildings repair, 98, 148 

$34, 948,000 amended loan, 151 

$3, 172,000 for various department's equipment cost 100, 

150 

$10,087,000 for school house facilities, 102, 152 

Re: amend to increase to $34, 948,000 for computer 

hardware 101 

$2, 590,000 for land acquisitions for city, 100, 150 

$202,000 for firefighting apparatus, 149 



Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Continued 

$97, 745,000 for school department facilities, 71 

Messages and Communications 

Re: 17F Crime Statistics, 136 

Re: Disapproving Brownfields ordinance, 1 80 

Re: Disapproving order adopting Sec 59A MGL, 127 

Re: Disapproving Brownfield Tax Abatement Ordinance 

127 

Re: 17F Boston Fire Dept., 135 

Re: 17FBRA, 135 

Re: Disapproving adopting section 59 chapter 59 of 

MGL, 180 

Re: veto surplus land ordinance, 2 

Re: disapproving Mattahunt Center order, 183 

Re: Disapproving Council adopting Sec 59 A MGL, 309 

Re: Disapproving Brownfield tax abatement, 309 

Disapproving Mattahunt Community Center, 253 

Orders 

Accepting Section 51 Ch 127 re COLA, 7 
Re: Boston Police Superior Officers Federation, 171 
Re: lease-purchase agreement of $13, 750,000, 148 
Re: sixth amendment to crosstown plan, 80 
Re: amend police officer salaries, 161 
Re: lease-purchase agreements for dept equipment, 98 
Re: accept MBTA $15,000 grant for traffic signal im- 
prove, 2 

Re: declare surplus portion of Old Centre Street, 108 
Re: $289,000 USDJ grant enforcing dom. Violence offen, 
3 

Re: apply of $1, 980,000 for HOPWA funds, 86 
Re: issuance of $49, 500,000 bond for Crosstown 
Associates 109 

Re: Delinquent tax payers, 107 

Re: approving modification to Park Plaza Urban Renewal 
161 

Re: Acceptance of Chapter 281 of Acts 1990, 108 
Re: Compensating Balance Agreements, 45 
Re: Confirm appointment of Constables, 86 
Re: Foley and E building disposition, 175 
Declare surplus vacant land to Public Facil Commission, 
21 

Re: accept $92, 555 grant for DNA crime lab research, 2 
Re: Confirm appointment of Constables, 85 
Re: accepting provisions of Chap 242 of Acts of 2000 24! 
$105,000 for Senior Volunteer Staff salaries, 240 
Transfer up to $13,000,000 for affordable housing 250 
$325,000 for Senior Companion Program, 239 
Accept $4,025,000 for elder affairs, 239 
Re: affecting credible service, 261 



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Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Continued 

Ordinances 

Re: Amending MWBE, 264 

Vetos 

Credible service grant to Margot H. Hill, 8 

Council salaries, 8 

Statement of, 1 

MCCARRON, DREW, 152 
MCCORD, MICHAEL, 173 
MCDONOUGH, BRIGID, 152 
MCDONOUGH, DENISE "FLYNN", 63 
MCGOFF, DANNY, 21 1 
MCKOY, BISHOP PAUL L., 126 
MCMULLEN, REVEREND CRAIG, 25 
MELLONE, RAY, 105 
MILLER, DORIS, 247 
MDLTON, REVEREND KEVIN JOHN, 161 
MIRAK, ALICE, 77 
MITCHELL, BART, 9 
MITCHELL, DELL, 163 
MITCHELL, TIM, 52 
MITCHELL, TONIE, 270 
MONAHAN, PHIL, 105 
MORAITIS, HARRY J., 69 
MORENO, ANGEL AMY, 8, 227 
MORRELL, ELLEN, 182 
MORRISON, EDDIE, 297 
MORRISON, LAWRENCE, 173 
MOSLEY, LUCILLE, 36 
MUHAMMAD, CHARLES, 270 
MUHAMMAD, MINISTER DON, 84 
MULLEN, MARTIN H., 14 
MULLIGAN, DAVID H., 15, 

MURPHY, COUN. STEPHEN J. 

Committee Reports 

Pub Safe Com report re: $195,000 Civil defense reimburs 

grant 164 

Pub Safety Com Report re: $2, 886, 398 policing support, 

82 

Pub Safe Com Rept: $13,000 for youth drug education, 41 

Pub Safe Com Rept: $750,000 for Regional Policing 

Institute 40 

Pub Safe Com report re: $50,000 SAFE grant, 164 

Pub Safe Com report re: police dept gun purchase and 

disposal 156 

Pub Safe Com report re: Traffic signal control box, 122 

Pub Safe Com re: $199,000 Domestic preparedness grant 

164 

Pub Safety Com Report re: $74, 137.81 Dorchester Neigh 



Murphy, Coun. Stephen J., Continued 

Safety 82 

Public Safety Com Report re: $1, 670, 996 Sheriff 
appropriation 82 

Pub Safe Com Rept: $17, 483 for disorderly conduct 
response 40 

Pub Safe Com Rept: $289,000 domestic violence moni- 
toring 40 

Pub Safe Com report re: spec law retiring Det Robert 
Rogers 156 

Pub Saf Com rept re: destruction of firearms spec law, 
116 

Pub Safe Com report re: outdated police weapons, 156 
Pub Safe Com Rept: $3, 372,000 for neighborhood 
policing, 40 

Pub Safe Com report re: Bos Police Superior Off Fed, 176 
Pub Safety Com report re: $10,000 for education, 
training, 138 

Pub Safety Com report re: $300,000 for offender incar- 
ceration 137 

Pub Safety Com report re: $230,000 for HIV/AIDS 
prevention 137 

Pub Safety Com report re: $388, 838 for life skills 
retention, 137 

Pub Safety Com report re: $5, 835 for basic ed for 
incarcerated 138 

Pub Safe Com report re: G.L C.41 Section 108L, 176 
Pub Safety Com report re: budgetary oversight responsi- 
bilities 137 

Pub Safety Com report re: $95,000 for res substance 
abuse, 137 

Pub Safety Com report re: Fire Dept, 137 
Pub Safety Com report re: $50,000 for syphilis elimina- 
tion, 138 

Pub Safety Com report re:$l 10,000 for adult basic ed, 138 
Pub Safety Com report re:$90,000 for substance abuse 
counsel 138 

Pub Safety Com report re: $27,018 for Violent offender, 
137 

Pub Safety Com report re: Police weapons destruction 
302 

Pub Safety Com report re: school crossing guards, 302 
Pub Safety Com report re: Police and Fire age limits 303 
Pub Safety Com report re: Teen Curfew, 302 
Pub Safety Com report re: drug arrest photos, 302 
Pub Safety Com report re: Pit Bull attacks, 214 
Pub Safety Com report re: Countdown Crosswalk Sig 302 
Pub Safety Com report re: Kenneth Con ley, 302 
Pub Safety Com report re: Carney Family benefits 234 
Pub Safety Com report re: Enhanced 91 1 system, 302 
Pub Safety Com report re: $54, 3 1 3. 19 for Dorchester 28 1 
Pub Safety Com report re: Club drugs, 256 
Pub Safety Com report re:Police Sup Officers led. 252 



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Murphy, Coun. Stephen J., Continued 



Pub Safety Com 

Pub Safety Corn 

Pub Safety Com 

281 

Pub Safety Com 

Pub Safety Com 

Pub Safety Com 

Pub Safety Com 

Pub Safety Com 

234 

Pub Safety Com 

Pub Safety Com 



report re: Hackney Div of Police 252 
report re: Mingolelli death benefits, 274 
report re: $148, 313 high risk youth, 

report re: $50,000 drug task force, 281 
report re: Kenneth Conley, 234 
report re: $225,000 COPS More, 282 
report re: $13,000 youth drug use, 282 
report re: Tufts prescription coverage 

report re: $3, 372,000 Same Cop, 282 
report re: MBTA bus assault, 274 



Orders 

Requesting 17F re: 59 Enteiprise Street, 63 

Council hearing re: College student housing, 88 

Gov Ops hearing re: Tax deferral law for over 65 home 

owners 18 

Public health hearing re: Community health centers, 18 

Public Safety hearing re: Traffic signal control box 

incident 36 

Council hearing re: Orient Heights Yacht Club etc., 88 

Public Safety hearing re: Carney pension benefits, 43 

Public Safety hearing re: Boston Fire Department, 9 

Hearing re: countdown crosswalk signals status, 123 

Council hearing re: City Hall parking, 103 

Hearing with Mayor and Task Force re: Park over Central 

Art. 47 

Eco Dev and Trans hearing re: tax abatements to sm 

business 9 

Com Educ and Sch Matters hearing re: Spec Ed Funding 

cuts 45 

Council hearing re: Pit Bulls, 204 

Hearing re: Boston Police Superior officers, 229 

Council hearing re: Pros and Cons of Question 8, 236 

Hearing re: Criminal use of Dogs, 225 

Re: Pros and cons of question 8, 275 



Ordinances 

Re: Senior and Handicapped Housing, 

Re: Dog registration, 222 



180 



Resolves, 

Re: hearing for truancy program, 112 

Re: Restore $15,000,000 aid to Boston, 43 

Hart, Hon. James F, Re: naming park in memory of Hon. 

James Hart, 236 

Re: urging no vote on ballot question 8, 258 

Re: necessary monies to animal control officers, 216 

Consent Agenda 

Cheng, Thomas, Congratulating, 134 



Murphy, Coun. Stephen J., Continued 

Liu, Jacqueline H., Congratulating, 20 
Reynolds, Police Officer Daniel F, Congratulating, 44 
McDonough, Brigid, Congratulating, 152 
Dooley, Jean, Congratulating, 134 
Morrell, Ellen, Congratulating, 182 
Citrone, Anna, Congratulating, 84 
Ferguson, Deputy Superintendent John D., Congratulat- 
ing, 105 

Curran, James T, Declaring Day, 159 
Lydon, Kay, Congratulating, 76 
LaPierre, Gary, Congratulating, 76 
Bent, David I., Congratulating, 76 
Devine, Donald L., Congratulating, 105 
Hi-Parkers, Congratulating, 84 
Caulfield, Joseph, Congratulating, 55 
Sacco, John, Congratulating, 90 
Goon Shee Family Association, Congratulating, 55 
McDonough, Denise "Flynn", Congratulating, 63 
Letsche, Rosalind Ferrante, Congratulating, 84 
Costello, Paul, Congratulating, 276 
Falun Dafa Week, Declaring Week, 296 
Sullivan, Sean, Congratulating, 296 
Carroll, Charles and Mary, Congratulating, 225 
Murphy, Michael, Declaring Michael Murphy Day, 211 
Raineri, Michael F, Congratulating, 237 
Terizzi, Anthony C, Congratulating, 254 
Quagenti, George and Anne, Congratulating, 225 
Regan, George, Declaring George Regan Day, 211 

Statement of 
2,75, 126, 134, 197 

Presentation by 
239 

MURPHY, FRANCIS, 247 
MURPHY, GEORGE, 84 
MURPHY, JOHN, 152 
MURPHY, LEAH, 7, 20 
MURPHY, MARILYN, 299 
NAUYOKAS, EVELYN "CHUM", 77 
NEEDHAM, PETER, 173 
NELSON, DR. WILLIAM E. JR., 237 

NEW SCHOOL SITES, SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 

Flaherty - Chairperson, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Roache, 
Ross, Turner, Yancey 

NGUYEN, GAM, 159 
NKRUMAH, REVEREND FRANCIS, 37 
NOEL, REVEREND DR. OTHON O., 259 
NORTON, JAMES T., 20 



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O'BRIEN, MARTY, 77 
O'BRIEN, MARY A., 105 
O'BRIEN, PATRICK, 119 
O'CONNELL, EUGENE, 152 
O'NEIL, RICHARD D., 134 
O'NEILL, THERESA, 184, 206 
O'ROURKE, SERGEANT MICHAEL, 126 
O'TOOLE, MATTHEW J., 237, 



Police Department, Continued 

$3, 372,000 for Same Cop Same neigh 262, 282 

$4, 400 for DARE, 241 

$1, 500 for drug abuse education, 300 

$148, 313 for high risk youth, 250, 281 

$54, 313.19 for Dorchester Safe Neighborhood 261, 281 

$50,000 for Drug control task force, 255, 281 

$13,000 youth drug use prevention grant, 261, 282 

$346, 685 for juvenile accountability, 241 



121A APPLICATIONS 

Al-Jordan, 3 

Mission Main project, 1 1 1 

Two Financial Center LLP, 1 1 1 

Palmer Street Project, 4 

121AAdtemp Apartments, 190 

Post Office Square Park and Garage, 163 

Re: Charlesview Apartments, 251 

Re: Mission Revitalization, 219 

Re: Mason Place, 280 

Re: Foley Chapter 121A project, 300 

Re: "World Trade Center" expansion, 233 

ORDINANCES 

Re: Recycling Mechanisms, 205 

Re: Dog registration, 214 

Re: Fire Code Blasting Regulations, 282 

Re: regulating dogs, 230 

Trespassing on private property, 205 

Re: Brownfield Tax Abatement Agreements, 309 

OWENS, REVEREND JOSSIE E., 36 
OWENS-HICKS, REPRESENTATIVE SHIRLEY, 15, 
21 

PACIFIC RIM CHARTER SCHOOL, 20 
PADUA, EILEEN, 237 
PALLADINO, ELVIRA "PIXIE", 175 
PEARLE, HELEN, 105 
PERKINS, JOHN J., 24 
PERRY, DR. THERESA, 36 
PETROLO, ROCCO, 183 
PHILLIPS, SYBIL A., 197 
PIERCE, DETECTIVE JACK, 1 14 
i PIERCE, MARTIN E., 57 
PILLSBURY, HELEN R., 21 
jPISANI, ANTHONY M., 203 
I PITTS, JEROME, 134 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Giants 

$2, 886, 398 for policing support, 82 

!$74, 137.81 for Dorchester Neigh Safety, 82 

! $225,000 for COPS More 2000 program, 262, 282 



POND, JEFFERY, 249 
POSNER, RABBI SHMUEL, 135 

POST AUDIT AND OVERSIGHT, COMMITTEE ON 

Honan - Chairperson, Hennigan, Feeney, Murphy, 
Scapicchio 

Matters Referred, 36, 48, 53, 62, 1 11, 1 13, 251 

PRANGER, SUSAN D., 59, 207 
PRINCE, DONNA, 4 
PRINDLE, PAUL E., 90 
PROJECT HARMONY, 182 
PROTHROW-STITH, DR. DEBORAH, 36 

PUBLIC HEALTH, COMMITTEE ON 

Roache - Chairperson, Scapicchio, Conley, Davis- 
Mullen, Yancey 

Committee Reports 

Community Health Centers impact on neighborhoods, 

140 

Banning mercury thermometers, 266 

Matters Referred 

9, 18,68, 115, 193,222 

PUBLIC SAFETY, COMMITTEE ON 

Murphy - Chairperson, Flaherty, Feeney, Honan, Roache, 
Scapicchio, Yancey 

Committee Reports 

Re: spec law retiring Det Robert Rogers, 156 

Traffic signal control box, 122 

G.LC.41 Section 108L, 176 

$199,000 civil defense reimbursement grant, 164 

Police dept gun purchase and disposal, 156 

Outdated police weapons, 156 

Fire Dept, 137 

Re: $475,000 grant for after school. 74 

Boston police Superior Officers Federation, 176 

$50,000 SAFE grant 

Re: destruction of firearms spec law, 1 16 



PUBLIC SAFETY, COMMITTEE ON 



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Public Safety, Committee On, Continued 

$199,000 domestic preparedness grant, 164 

$1,670, 996 Sheriff Dept, 82 

Filling school crossing guard positions, 302 

Tenn Curfew, 302 

Police Superior Officers Federation, 252 

Carney family pension benefits, 234 

Photos of drug arrests, 302 

Club drugs, 256 

Tufts prescription coverage, 234 

MBTA bus assault, 274 

Police and Fire age limit for application, 303 

Police weapons destruction, 302 

$50,000 for syphilis elimination, 138 

$90,000 for substance abuse counseling, 138 

$300,000 for offender incarceration, 137 

$5, 835 for basic education for incarcerated, 138 

$10,000 for education, training, 138 

$388, 838 for Life Skills retention, 137 

$95,000 for residential substance abuse program, 137 

$230,000 for HIV/AIDS prevention, 137 

Budgetary oversight responsibilities, 137, 

$27,018 for violent offender, 137 

$110,000 for adult basic education, 138 

Pit Bull attacks, 214 

$3, 372,000 Same Cop same Neighborhood, 282 

$225,000 COPS More, 282 

Enhanced 911 system, 302 

Countdown crosswalk signal, 302 

Kenneth Conley, 302 

Hackney Division of Police Dept, 252 

$13,000 youth drug use prevention grant, 282 

$148, 313 grant for high risk youth, 281 

$54, 313.19 for Dorchester Safe Neighborhood, 281 

$50,000 for drug task force, 281 

Matters Referred 

2, 3, 10, 16, 19, 21, 28, 35, 36, 39, 43, 47, 51, 58, 60, 91, 
92, 94, 104, 113, 114, 123, 143, 161, 171, 172, 180, 200, 
204, 210, 222, 225, 229, 234, 236, 241, 242, 250, 255, 
257, 258, 261, 262, 296 

QUAGENTI, GEORGE AND ANNE, 225 

QUICKEL, KENNETH JR. M.D., 1 19 

QUINN, GERRY, 105 

RAINERI, MICHAEL E, 237 

RAMDEWAR, NOBLE, 159 

RAYNOR, MARCHELLE, 8, 227 

REA, DAN SR., 197 

REARDON, JAN, 134 

REASON, PASTOR DAN, 69 

REGAN, GEORGE, 211 

REIDY, COMMANDER JAMES, 237 



RESIDENCY, SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 

Turner - Chairperson, Conley, Roache 

Matters Referred, 83, 257 

REYNOLDS, POLICE OFFICER DANIEL E, 44 

RICHARD, RON, 173 

RILEY, MILDRED, 6 

RIZVI, S.ALI, 163 

ROACHE, COUNCILOR FRANCIS "MICKEY", 12! 

ROACHE, COUN. FRANCIS M. 

Committee Reports 

Elderly Com report re: $36, 225 senior volunteer grant, 

156 

Elderly Com report re: $54, 337 grant, 156 

Pub Health Com report re: Community Health Cent 

impact 140 

Elderly Com report re: $105,000 Sen Volunt Staff salaries, 

191 

Elderly Com report re:$532, 507 Senior Aides program 

grant 191 

Elderly Com report re: $325,000 senior compan grant 280 

Elderly Com report re:$ 105,000 senior volunteer grant, 

281 

Elderly Com report re:$36, 255 SHINE program grant, 

191 

Public Health Com rept re: banning mercury therm. 266 

Elderly Com report re:$325,000 Senior Companion Prgm, 

192 

Elderly Com report re: $4,025,000 Aging Agency grant 

281 

Elderly Com report re:$507, 150 Comm.'s Housing units 

191 

Orders 

Council Hearing re: hero square memorials, 82 
Council hearing re: police residency waivers, 83 
Council hearing re: city employee priority to affordable 
housing 74 

Council hearing re: Election Dept management, 181 
Eco Dev and Trans hearing re: unlicensed taxi cabs, 61 
Council hearing re: relocation assistance for Dantone 
Post#13 103 

Public Safety hearing re: Traffic Division in Police Dept, 
28 

Com on Elderly hearing re: grandparents raising grand- 
children 28 

Com on Housing hearing re: Unoccupied BHA housing 
units 12 
Com on Labor hearing re: Union contract status, 41 






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Roache, Coun. Francis ML, Continued 

Council hearing re: Fenway Neighborhood parking 
freeze, 208 

Council hearing re: Stride-Rite and D street sites, 305 
Re: Veterans burial land in Mt. Hope Cemetery, 216 

Ordinances 

Re: City commissioned studies and reporting, 122 

Re: Banning sale of Mercury thermometers, 221 

Resolves 

Bergin, Matthew, Acknowledging running marathons in 7 

continents, 21 

Re: Kinship Care Bill, 142 

Re:MPEFund, 158 

Re: support FHM workers local 1445, 306 

Consent Agenda 

Slotnick, Albert, Congratulating, 63 
Davies, Linda, Congratulating, 125 
Gullens, Carl, Congratulating, 134 
Canny, Mary E., Congratulating, 159 
Stephens, Helen, Congratulating, 159 
Bonner, Florence A., Congratulating, 159 
Corcoran, Julia, Congratulating, 159 
Ellis, Marie L., Congratulating, 159 
Speigel, Samuel, Congratulating, 55 
Gillis, Mary, Congratulating, 159 
Tracy, Mary, Congratulating, 159 
Steele, John R., Congratulating, 63 
Hardenberg, Mary Ann, Congratulating, 133 
Lydon, Kay, Congratulating, 133 
McCarron, Drew, Congratulating, 152 
Delaney, William "Bill", Congratulating, 21 1 
Sullivan, Verna A., Congratulating, 276 
Weber, Judy, Congratulating, 197 
Reidy, Com. James, Congratulating, 237 
Hanley, Martin V, Congratulating, 247 
Dunn, Maureen, Congratulating, 231 
Greenley, Louise F, Congratulating, 218 

Statement of 
1, 13 



ROSS, COUN. MICHAEL P. 

Information re: 

Re: Uncollected code enforcement fines, 



210 



Orders 

City Council Hearing re: Inclusionary Zoning, 1 1 
Com on Gov Ops hearing re: Amending Voter Reg Policy, 
42 

Com on Gov Ops hearing re: collecting unpaid fines, 48 
Council hearing re: Traffic exhaust fumes, 68 
Com on Tech hearing re: Keeping City Tech employees, 
53 

Confirm Gordon appt. Back Bay Architectural Commis- 
sion 69 

Council hearing re: sweatshop manufacturing, 305 
Council hearing re: Tax Violations, 211 

Ordinances 

Re: recycling mechanisms, 132 

Re: Recycling Mechanisms, 296 

Resolves 

Re: city hall plaza speakers corner, 116 

Re: urging a no vote on ballot questions 4 and 6, 244 

Re: Summer Job funding, 194 

Consent Agenda 

Hardenbergh, Mary Ann, Congratulating, 126 
King Heros, Congratulating, 14 
Hoffman, James, Congratulating, 84 
Simms, Todd, Congratulating, 20 
Levy-Warren, Rosalie, Congratulating, 211 
Sherer, Charles B., Congratulating, 259 
The Abbey Group, Commending, 259 

Statement of 

13, 63, 90, 1 14, 1 15, 245, 259, 296, 297 

ROSS, STEVE, 135 
ROSSI, CATHY, 309 
ROTENBERG, MICHAEL, 36 
ROWELL, VICTORIA, 218, 



Presentation by 
175, 176 

ROBERTS, SHAKEBA, 134 
ROCHE, PAUL L., 76 
RODNEY, ELLEN, 3 
ROSE, JENNIFER, 105 
ROSENBLUM, SHARON, 197 



RULES AND ADMINISTRATION, COMMITTEE 
ON 

Kelly - Chairperson, Feeney, Davis-Mullen. Flaherty, 
Hennigan, Murphy, Scapicchio, Honan, Roache 

RUSSO, JOSEPH A., 69 
RYAN, JENNIE, 84 
RYAN, MON. PAUL T., 299 
SABANOH TRAVEL, 242, 281 



SACCO, JOHN 



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SCAPICCHIO, COUN. PAUL 






SACCO, JOHN, 90 
SALVATI, MARIE, 254 
SANCHEZ, JEFFREY, 188, 235 
SARKISIAN, MANNY, 105 
SAUNDERS, GARETH, 7, 15, 115, 175, 183 
SAUNDERS, GARY L., 52 
SAXON, REVEREND DR. TINA, 69 
SCACCIA, ANGELO M., 17, 

SCAPICCHIO, COUN. PAUL 

Committee Reports 

EDT Report re: Affordable Shuttle, 164 

EDT Report re: Iqbal Butt, 141 

EDT Rept re: 40 Morrell St transfer 45 

EDT Report re: Affordable Shuttle, 141 

EDT Report re: Fox Bus Lines, 141 

EDT Rept re: old Roxbury Court House Site, 61 

EDT Report re: Bethany Limousine, 141 

EDT Report re: Trespassing Ordinance, 205 

EDT Report re: Eugene Kelly appt, 303 

EDT Report re: Air Shuttle, 192 

EDT Report re: J.C Transportation, 192 

EDT Report re: Air Shuttle petition, 280 

EDT Report re: Boston Beats Limo, 192 

Approving Petition for Special Law 

Re: Taxis and Sightseeing Auto licensing, 43 

Orders 

EDT Hearing re: Transportation Services, 12 

EDT Hearing re: review Hackney Div develop 12 

Council hearing re: Affordable housing agenda update, 

118 

Council hearing re: street furniture program, 75 

EDT Hearing re: Building permits, 18 

Accept $25,000 Traffic Safety Projects, 20 

Accept $15,000 Traffic signal improvement, 20 

Council hearing re: municipal harbor plan, 157 

EDT Hearing re: Pilot agreements, 1 1 3 

EDT Hearing re: non-profit housing, 111 

EDT Hearing re: Valet services, 122 

Council hearing re: rental vehicle parking permits, 132 

Hearing re: Transportation dept 3 to 1 1 pm enforcement, 

142 

Hearing re: review status of jitney, hackney, sightseeing 

lie. 131 

EDT Hearing re: Central Artery update, 74 

Hearing re: Bulfinch Triangle status, 112 

EDT Hearing re: West end street cleaning, 122 

Council hearing re: private developer for BRA, 143 

Hearing re: Knockout of ASR-9 at Logan, 112 

Re: $1,000,000 economic assistance for public works etc, 



Scapicchio, Coun. Paul, Continued 

76 

Re: $50,000 grant for South Cove Harbor Trail, 274 

Council hearing re: High parking rates, 209 

Council hearing re: Logan Airside Improvement Plan 217 

Council hearing re: Capital Project oversight, 217 

Council hearing re: Battery Wharf Project, 216 

Council hearing re: North End tremors and vibrations 224 

Council hearing re: high rate of home heating oil, 244 

Resolves 

Re: redemption value for used scratch lottery tickets, 122 

Re: barge removal from harbor, 144 

Re: Hanscom Field Commercial Air service, 178 

Re: Sergeant Skehan statute, 89 

Re: New Ball Park Lottery Ticket, 167 

Re: approval of Boston Municipal Harbor Plan, 243 

Consent Agenda 

Cino, Frankie, Congratulating, 125 

McCord, Michael, Congratulating, 173 

Dasaro, Michael, Congratulating, 20 

Jeveli, Eric, Congratulating, 20 

Chirripa, Rocco, Congratulating, 182 

Logrippo, Joseph P. Sr., Congratulating, 6 

Griffin, Candace, Congratulating, 114 

Petrolo, Rocco, Congratulating, 182 

Maher, Lois, Congratulating, 1 14 

Duffy, James J. Inc, Congratulating, 1 14 

Pierce, Det. Jack, Congratulating, 1 14 

Casper, Roseanne, Congratulating, 14 

Godfrey, Ryan, Congratulating, 114 

Chinese Merchants Assoc, Congratulating, 20 

Foti, Florence and Joseph, Congratulating, 6 

Estevez, Manuela, Congratulating, 114 

Richard, Ron, Congratulating, 173 

DTorio, Michelena, Congratulating, 159 

Chapin, Jennifer, Congratulating, 55 

Sullivan, David, Congratulating, 55 

Shields, Robert, Congratulating, 55 

Chirripa, Frank, Congratulating, 182 

Dubrawski, Marion, Congratulating, 134 

O'Neil, Richard D., Congratulating, 134 

Donovan, Jerry, Congratulating, 76 

Reardon, Jan, Congratulating, 134 

Green, John, Congratulating, 152 

Devlin, Denise, Congratulating, 84 

Fallis, Kevin J., Congratulating, 211 

Salvati, Marie, Congratulating, 254 

Harty, W.P. "Pete", Congratulating, 259 

Rossi, Cathy, Congratulating, 309 

Campbell, Com. Harvey, Congratulating, 247 

Columbo, Donna and Anthony, Congratulating, 218 



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Scapicchio, Coun. Paul, Continued 

Grillo, Stephen, Congratulating, 276 
Doherty, Dan, Congratulating, 259 
Cerullo, Historian Anthony, Congratulating, 2 1 1 
Donahue, Mary A., Congratulating, 276 

Statement of, 

74, 75, 134, 211, 260, 270, 279, 296, 309 

SCHAFFER, TARA, 105 
SCHALLMO, NELSON, 299 
SCHMIDT, RICHARD E, 59, 163, 207 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Appropriations 

$3, 875, 665 for school department, 72 

$592,953,812, 137 

$591, 998, 242, school appropriation, 165 

$3,875,655, 121, 

$591, 998, 242 annual appropriation, 144 

$16, 893, 306, 253 

$605, 349, 273 

$16, 893, 306, 242 

$1, 199,556, 199 

$605, 349, 280 

Grants 

$125,000 for recycling education, 159 

Loans 

$41,000,000 for school department, 118 

$833,250, 121, 130 

$97, 745,000 for school department facilities, 72, 103 

$1,010,000 for repairs, 170 

$4, 700,000 from Ways and Means, 10 

$10,087,000, 177 

$5,000 DARE, 185 

$57,000,000 for school dept, 164 

$2, 222,000 for acquiring land for school houses, 74 

$3, 818,000 computers, 167 

$1,010,000, 193 

$57,000,000 Mattapan High School loan, 276 

SENIOR, MIL-PAR, 309 
SERAFIN, LISA, 58, 185, 206 
SHEA, CHRISTINE, 14 
SHEA, JIMMY, 1 14 
SHEEHAN, BARBARA, 105 
SHEILA FLAHERTY DAY, 237 
SHELDON, PHYLLIS, 173 
SHERER, CHARLES B., 259 
SHERIN, PETER M., 52 
SHIELDS, ROBERT, 55 



SHORTSLEEVE, ROBERT H., 213 
SIMMS, TODD, 20 
SIMONE, NINA, 152 
SKINNER, PAUL "OTIS", 237 
SLOTNICK, ALBERT, 63 
SMITH, BILL, 218 
SMITH, JAMES, 105 
SMITH, DR, . BISHOP JOE L., 6 
SMITH, RICHARD, 277 
SOLANO, YANETH, 21 
SOUL, RICHARD, 199 
SPEIGEL, SAMUEL, 55 

STATE AND FEDERAL RELATIONS, COMMIT- 
TEE ON 

Flaherty - Chairperson, Conley, Hennigan, Turner, 
Roache 

Matters Referred 
68, 122, 197, 258 

STEELE, JOHN R., 63 

STEPHENS, HELEN, 159 

STETSON, JAMES W., 52 

STEVENS, MARK, 60 

STITH, AMBASSADOR CHARLES R., 270 

STOKINGER, ELEANOR MARffi, 152 

SULLrVAN, DAVID, 55 

SULLIVAN, MARY, 158 

SULLIVAN, SEAN, 296 

SULLIVAN, THELMA, 90 

SULLrVAN, VERNA A., 276 

SUPPLE, CHRISTOPHER, J., 227 

TACKEL, PHILIP, 22 

TAYLOR, MARGARET VIRGINIA, 270 

TAYLOR-SUTTON, GAYLE, 114 

TELLER, JOSEPH S., 22 

TERIZZI, ANTHONY C, 254 

TEXEIRA, REVEREND FELIPE, 255 

THE ABBEY GROUP, 259 

THEIRSE FAMILY REUNION, 197 

THOMPSON, ALVIN, 39 

THOMPSON, MARY, 174 

TffiRNEY, MARY "NAN", 134 

TIERNEY, MAUREEN, 134 

TISEI, VIRGINIA M., 8 

TORRES, ANTONIO, 84 

TOURISM, COMMITTEE ON 

Davis-Mullen - Chairperson, Scapicchio, Flaherty, 
Feeney, Murphy, Yancey, Ross 



TOURISM, COMMITTEE ON 



30 



VETERANS, COMMITTEE ON 



Tourism, Committee On, Continued 
Committee Reports, Re: Sail Boston 2000, 301 

Matters Referred, 131 

TRACEY, MARY, 159 
TURNBULL, CLAYTON, 25 

TURNER, COUN. CHUCK 

Approving Petition for Special Law 
Re: BRA land disposition procedures, 26 
Re: Stabilize Rent in Boston, 25 

Orders 

Hearing re: Development impact guidelines, 156 

Council hearing re: community disorders units, 143 

Re: Initial study of municipal aggregation benefit, 75 

Re: 17F info on discrimination suit fees, 47 

Com on Youth hearing re: summer employ and activities 

plans 62 

Hearing re: review Acorn's three part program, 157 

Council hearing re: public school mini van replacement, 

88 

Hearing re: MDC, 268 

Council seek legal opinion re: BRA and City Hall Plaza, 

211 

Hearing re: special student environment, 269 

Hearing re: Logan Runway 27 departure procedure, 208 

Council hearing re: proposed fare incease impact, 196 

Re: issue of residency enforcement in schools, 256 

Re: Transfer Parcel 1 1 City Hall Plaza, 295 

Discussion re: MCAS testing, 253 

Council hearings re: increase voter participation, 193 

Hearing re: advertising city owned land sites, 224 

Hearing re: Teacher recruiting, 228 

Hearing re: affordable housing plan, 257 

Re: Mass Auto Insurance Policy analysis, 217 

Ordinances 

Re: Affordable Housing Development Act, 27 

Re: Affordable Housing Trust Act, 19 

Resolves 

Re: S. 1946 vote, 171 

Re: Linkage and Community Benefits, 170 

Re: Police Superintendent Robert Johnson, 39 

Re: Linkage funds distribution, 141 

Re: MBTA's proposed fare increase, 193 

Re: oil and natural gas prices, 257 

Re: Wage equity between Fam Serv and Loc 285, 224 

Re: supporting Fort point Community, 275 



Turner, Coun. Chuck, Continued 

Dunn, Belynda, Congratulating, 69 

Cullinton, Mark, Congratulating, 84 

Taylor-Sutton, Gayle, Congratulating, 114 

Johnson, Robert "Bobbie" J., Recognizing, 36 

Desroches, Police Officer Ernest, Congratulating, 1 14 

Wynn, Malcom, Congratulating, 114 

Jones, Rev Carlton L., Congratulating, 152 

Douglas, Dominique, Congratulating, 159 

Watkins, Annie, Congratulating, 90 

Saxon, Rev Dr Tina, Congratulating, 69 

Harell, Pastor Jimmy, Congratulating, 69 

Geingob, Dr. Hage, Congratulating, 173 

Brown, Mary Belle, Congratulating, 173 

Williams, Martha, Congratulating, 152 

Reason, Pastor Dan, Congratulating, 69 

Gonzalvez, Jessica, Congratulating, 119 

Carter, Lance, Congratulating, 173 

Jackson, Dorothy "Dottie", Congratulating, 84 

Mitchell, Marcus J., Congratulating, 182 

Cousin, Rt. Rev. Phillip R. Sr., Congratulating, 105 

De Vaughn, Ludie D., Congratulating, 182 

Kambon, Sadikki, Congratulating, 84 

Torres, Antonio, Congratulating, 84 

Alkins, Leonard, Congratulating, 84 

Muhammad, Minister Don, Congratulating, 84 

Ford, Carson, Congratulating, 1 19 

Welch, Charles, Congratulating, 254 

Cerra, Michelle, Congratulating, 231 

Phillips, Sybil A., Congratulating, 197 

Boykins, James, Congratulating, 270 

Hal/Jones Family, Congratulating, 21 1 

Nelson, Dr. William E. Jr., Congratulating, 237 

Boyd, Hermine, Congratulating, 211 

Smith, Richard, Congratulating, 277 

Statement of 

63, 107, 134, 173, 245, 271, 296, 297 

Presentation by 

273 

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS, 
COMMITTEE ON 

Honan - Chairperson, Ross, Conley, Flaherty, Yancey 

Matters Referred, 44, 88 

UVA, STEPHEN M., 130 
VASQUEZ, ARTURO, 22 

VERKENNIS, MARK A., 59, 184, 206, 207 



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Veterans, Committee On, Continued 

\Roache - Chairperson, Hennigan, Conley, Flaherty, 
Murphy, Ross, Turner 

■Matters Referred, 82, 89, 103 

|vincenty, jose, 25 
[visitors 

JThompson, Alvin, 39 

Fleming, Father Thomas, Intercession, 1 

Owens, Rep. Shirley, 15 

Lehmann, Rabbi Daniel L, Benediction, 1 

Palladino, Elvira "Pixie", 175 

jCommonwealth Brass Quintet, 1 

[lohn William Ward Fellows, 189 

Dublin Choral Foundation, 91 

,Solano, Yaneth, 21 

Lassus Scholars, 91 

Ross, Steve, 135 

Owens-Hicks, Rep Shirley, 21 

Murphy, Marilyn, 299 

iVON EUW, REVEREND VINCENT P., 279 

VOZZELLA, PAUL, 309 

WALKER, LEROY, 69 

j WALSH, JOE, 159 

'WATERS, SUSAN, 60, 207 

WATKINS, ANNIE, 90 

WAYA, REVEREND DR. ABRAHAM, 45 

WAYS AND MEANS, COMMITTEE ON 

Hennigan - Chairperson, Murphy, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Honan, Roache, Scapicchio, Yancey 
Committee Reports 

;$127,000 for BRA architectural services, 166 
$10,087,000 school houses loan, 140, 169 
FY2001 Appropriation and Tax Order, 138 
$17, 172,000 loan for Dept remodeling etc., 139, 165 
|$34, 948,000 amended loan order, 140, 166 
i$8, 171,000 loan for outdoor facilities, 166 
I $2, 222,000 loan, 67 
!$97, 745,000 loan for schools, 103 
|$202,000 loan for firefighting apparatus, 139, 165 
' $8, 790,000 loan for public way construction, 139, 165 
|$13, 750,000 for lease-purchase agreements, 138 
$2, 590,000 buy city land etc 139, 166 
$127,000 for architect plans, 139 
$3, 172,000 for departmental equipment, 139, 166 
$8,171,000 for outdoor rec facilities, 139 
$13, 750,000 lease-purchase agreements, 165 
$3, 818,000 computer loan, 140, 167 
$1, 370,000 for existing facilities repairs etc, 140 



Ways and Means, Committee On, Continued 
$1, 720, 645 appropriation reduction, 252 

Matters Referred 

3, 45, 51, 72, 87, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 114, 129, 

148, 149, 150, 152, 195, 211, 241, 250, 251, 263 

WEBER, JUDY, 197 
WEBSTER, EVA, 22 
WEINER, PHIL, 119 
WELCH, CHARLES, 254 
WELCH, EDSO, 309 
WHILE, CAROL, 218 
WHITE, DR. RONALD, 36 
WHITTEN, BERNARD, 41, 44 

WHOLE, COMMITTEE OF THE 

Kelly - Chairperson, Feeney, Conley, Davis-Mullen, 

Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Murphy, Roache, Ross, 

Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey 

Committee Reports 

Re: residential factor for FY01, 282 

Matters Referred 
42, 94, 167, 276 

WILCOX, ANNIE, 36 

WILKINS, ERNEST, 254 

WILLIAMS, MARTHA, 152 

WILSON, JAY, 36 

WOMACK, MINISTER CHRISTOPHER G., 127 

WYNN, MALCOM, 114 

YANCEY, COUN. CHARLES C. 

Committee Reports 

Info Tech Com report re: wireless cell towers, 274 

Approving Petition for Special Law 
Amos, Israel, Re: Israel Amos, 10 

Information re 

17F re: Mildred Avenue School, 133 

Orders 

Re: Mattahunt Community Center, 170 

Com on Equity hearing re: Jobs ordinance effectiveness, 

11 

Re: Housing development speed bumps, 1 1 

Spec Com on Census hearing re: 2000 census, 43 

$57,000,000 loan for school dept. facilities, 1 14 

Re: Babson St. Bridge signs, 169 

$4, 700,000 loan to School Department, 10 

Hearing re: property disposition process and Hackney Div 



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Yancey, Coun. Charles C, Continued 

site 183 

Re: Cablevision status hearing, 125 

Re: council adopt section 59A of Chapter 59 of MGL, 

125 

Re: $57,000,000 Mattapan High School loan, 276 

Hearing re: proposed Cable Vision to AT&T license 

transfer 196 

Ordinances 

Re: Brownfield tax abatements, 125 

Re: school vans, 88 

Re: school bus crossing gates and student safety, 83 

Re: School Bus Safety ordinance re: Crossing Guards, 10 

Re: School Bus Safety ordinance re: Seat belts, 10 

Re: School Bus Safety ordinance re: Bus monitors, 10 

Re:smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation 257 

Resolves 

Re: Fairmount new stops, 276 

Re: Two new stops to Fairmount Commuter rail, 210 

Consent Agenda 

Jackson, John, Congratulating, 119 

Isles, Sister Audrey, Congratulating, 182 

Johnson, Nicole, Congratulating, 119 

Burchill, John J., Congratulating, 114 

Sullivan, Thelma, Congratulating, 90 

Quickel, Kenneth Jr. MD, Congratulating, 119 

McKoy, Bishop Paul L., Congratulating, 126 

Young, Dr. Azzie, Congratulating, 105 

Bigby, Dr. Judyann, Congratulating, 105 

Hill, Rebecca, Congratulating, 173 

Arthur, Right Honorable Owen, Congratulating, 77 

Bryan, Basil K, Congratulating, 126 

King, Martin Luther III, Congratulating, 63 

Crispus Attucks, Honoring, 55 

Brooke, Sen Edward W. Ill, Congratulating, 1 19 

Cullinane, Diddy, Congratulating, 55 

Simone, Nina, Congratulating, 152 

Wilson, Jay, Congratulating, 36 

Owens, Rev. Jossie E., Congratulating, 36 

Mosley, Lucille, Congratulating, 36 

Wilcox, Annie, Congratulating, 36 

Clairborne, Captain James, Congratulating, 159 

Ramdewar, Noble, Congratulating, 159 

Johnson, Illustrious Potentate Charles M., Congratulating, 

20 

King, Martin Luther, Declaring Day, 14 

Carribbean Foundation, Congratulating, 14 

Haynes, Sophia, Congratulating, 159 

Padua, Eileen, Congratulating, 237 

Knight, Mayor Bob, Congratulating, 296 



Yancey, Coun. Charles C, Continued 

Daley Family, Congratulating, 211 

Taylor, Margaret Virginia, Congratulating, 270 

Wilkins, Ernest, Congratulating, 254 

Clark, Carol, Congratulating, 296 

Coats, Roosevelt, Congratulating, 296 

Muhammad, Charles, Congratulating, 270 

Mitchell, Tonie, Congratulating, 270 

Noel, Rev Dr, Othon O., Congratulating, 259 

Theirse Family Reunion, Congratulating, 197 

Rowell, Victoria, Declaring Victoria Rowell Day, 218 

Miller, Doris, Congratulating, 247 

Archer, Mayor Dennis W., Congratulating, 296 

Holt, Barbara, Congratulating, 231 

Hammond, Rev. Dr. Ray A., Congratulating, 276 

Campbell, Dr. Marlyne M., Congratulating, 309 

Jennings, Dr. James, Congratulating, 309 

Cross, Rev Thomas, Congratulating, 309 

Statement of 

1, 5, 28, 37, 55, 68, 77, 84, 237, 245, 254, 309 

Presentation by 
127, 199 

YARBOROUGH, BISHOP NELLIE, 71 
YOUNG, DR. AZZIE, 105 
YOUNGER, VERNICE, 21 1 

YOUTH, SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 

Ross - Chairperson, Scapicchio, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Yancey 

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SPECIAL 
COMMITTEE ON 

Turner- Chairperson, Murphy, Feeney, Hennigan, Ross 

ZABLOCKI, HANK, 309 



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INAUGURAL EXERCISES 



Proceedings of City Council 



Faneuil Hall 
Boston, Massachusetts 

January 3, 2000 
The ceremonies attending the administration of the 
oath of office to the members of the Boston City 
Council of the City of Boston were held in Faneuil Hall, 
Boston, Massachusetts at 9:25 a.m. when Mayor 
Menino and the Members-elect of the Council entered 
the hall in a procession headed by City Clerk Rosaria 
Salerno and City Messenger Ron Cobb to the strains of 
music by the Commonwealth Brass Quintet accompa- 
nied by a color guard of the Boston Police and Fire 
Departments. 

The National Anthem was played. 

City Clerk Salerno then presented the Reverend 
Gregory G. Groover, Sr. for the invocation. 
Reverend Groover delivered the invocation. 

City Clerk Salerno read a communication from the 
Board of Election Commissioners certifying the elec- 
tion of the Members of the City Council as follows: 

City Council at Large: 

Francis M. Roache, 29 Beaufield Street. 
Stephen J. Murphy, 933 Metropolitan Avenue. 
Peggy Davis-Mullen, 508 East Broadway. 
Michael F. Flaherty, Jr., 861 East Broadway. 

City Council by District: 

Paul Scapicchio, 480 Commercial Street, District 1. 
James M. (Jim) Kelly, 5A Bantry Way, District 2. 
Maureen E. Feeney, 160 Milton Street, District 3. 
Charles Calvin Yancey, 3 Hooper Street, District 4. 
Daniel F. Conley, 55 Badger Road, District 5. 
Maura A. Hennigan, 56 Woodland Road, District 6. 
Chuck Turner, 63 Beech Glen Street, District 7. 
Michael P. Ross, 45 Garden Street, District 8. 
Brian Honan, 6 Mapleton Street, District 9. 

The oath of office was administered to the Members- 
elect of the Boston City Council by His Honor, Mayor 
Thomas M. Menino. 

City Clerk Salerno recognized members of Congress 
and State Government and former Council member 
Albert "Dapper" O'Neil. 

City Clerk Salerno then presented Father Thomas 
Fleming for the Intercession. 

Father Fleming delivered the Intercession. 

The Commonwealth Brass Quintet played a musical 
selection for the assemblage. 

City Clerk Salerno introduced Rabbi Daniel L. 
Lehmann. 

Rabbi Lehmann delivered the Benediction. 

The exercises closed with the playing of the reces- 
sional by the Commonwealth Brass Quintet. 

While the recessional was played, the Mayor and his 
suite left the stage at 9:45 a.m. 



January 3, 2000 
First meeting of the City Council of the year 2000 
held in the Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, 
City Hall, at 11:00 a.m., Councillor Francis "Mickey" 
Roache, senior member presiding, and all the members 
present. 



INVOCATION 

Councillor ROACHE introduced Councillor KELLY 
who introduced Sister Marie Hill, St. Brigid's School, 
South Boston, who delivered the invocation, and the 
meeting opened with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR ROACHE 

Councillor Roache spoke about the dedication one 
must have to live in the public life and commended the 
members of the City Council. 



ELECTION OF A PRESIDENT 

On motion of Councillor SCAPICCHIO the Council 
voted to suspend the regular order of business and pro- 
ceed to the election of a President. 

For James M. Kelly — Councillors Davis-Mullen, 
Feeney, Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, 
Roache, Scapicchio — 9. 

For Daniel F. Conley — Councillors Conley, Ross, 
Turner, Yancey — 4. 

Councillor KELLY, having received 9 votes, was 
declared elected President for the municipal year 2000. 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN moved that the vote for 
President be made unanimous. 

The motion did not prevail; yeas 11, nays 2: 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Roache, 
Ross, Scapicchio — 11. 

Nays — Councillors Turner, Yancey — 2. 

At this point President KELLY assumed the Chair 
and expressed his thanks to the members of the Council 
for his selection as President for the municipal year 
2000 and pledged to work closely with the members of 
the Council and thanked many people including his 
office staff, family, friends and constituents who partic- 
ipated in the day's events. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR YANCEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
YANCEY congratulated Councillor KELLY on his 
unprecedented seventh term as President of this body. 
He introduced his bride of 30 years come this January 
24, 2000 and introduced some of his family members 
who were in attendance today. He also acknowledged 
the presence of former Councillor Gareth Saunders. He 
spoke of looking forward to an exciting new year in 
2000. 



STATEMENT OF MAYOR 
THOMAS M. MENINO 



Mayor Menino congratulated the new councillors for 



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joining the City Government encouraging each to really 
work on the issues he heard in their campaigns, such as 
affordable housing, education, reduced crime rate. He 
encouraged each member to be focused on improving 
the quality of life of all of Boston realizing the City is 
going through an economic boom that it has never seen 
before, stating the '90s was the best decade this City has 
ever seen. He stated that he looked at the Council mem- 
bers as his partners and all the people in the audience 
and neighborhood activists as partners thanking them 
for being there as we move the City of Boston forward. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR MURPHY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
MURPHY wanted to extend his well wishes to former 
Councillor Albert "Dapper" O'Neil stating how much 
he will be missed and that for 28 years "Dapper" liter- 
ally lived this job and how he taught a lot of the 
Councillors who came in in the last few years what it is 
to be a full-time City Councillor and how Dapper was a 
full-time advocate and put people first. He said how 
very proud he is to call "Dapper" his friend, his mentor 
and hopefully that will remain so for a very long time. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR HONAN 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
HONAN congratulated President KELLY for his victory 
as President. 

He then recognized his family in the audience thank- 
ing them for being here. 

He wanted, also, to thank former Councillor Albert 
"Dapper" O'Neil for his lifetime of dedicated service on 
behalf of all the citizens of Boston calling "Dapper" a 
legend we will all miss and how he is one-of-a-kind. 



MESSAGE DISAPPROVING ORDINANCE FOR 
SURPLUS LAND AND FACILITIES COMMU- 
NITY REVIEW ACT PASSED BY CITY COUN- 
CIL DECEMBER 1, 1999 (DOCKET NO. 0139) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

December 13, 1999 
To The City Council 
Dear Councillors: 

I return herewith, unsigned and disapproved, an 
Ordinance passed by your Honorable Body on 
December 1,1999, Docket Number 0130, a surplus land 
and facilities community review act. 

I feel this veto is appropriate because the City of 
Boston acting through its Department of Neighborhood 
Development, already has a very detailed policy regard- 
ing community participation in City property disposi- 
tion. These policies and procedures are designed to 
ensure that community residents and local leaders can 
effectively participate in the decisions regarding the sale 
of real estate sold by the Department of Neighborhood 
Development. A formal policy was also created to estab- 
lish a uniform and time-limited structure for this process 
so that developers and residents alike have a clear 
understanding of how the process works, enabling both 
to more effectively plan for, and participate in, the 
decision-making process. 

Finally, the Department of Neighborhood 
Development already has the ultimate legal responsibil- 
ity to ensure that all property disposition is done in con- 
formance with all Federal, State and Local governing 
laws. It also has the responsibility of public trust, to 
ensure that all property disposition is conducted with the 
goal of providing the greatest public benefits to all of the 
City's residents. DND is therefore obligated to retain the 
final authority to make decisions about property dispo- 



sition in order to faithfully execute these legal and 
public trust responsibilities. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 
(Annexed hereto are the documents within.) 
Assigned for further action. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE COMMISSIONER 
TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF 
$92,555 FROM MASSACHUSETTS STATE 
POLICE FOR PURPOSE OF ENHANCING 
POLICE DEPARTMENT'S CRIME LABORA- 
TORY FOR DNA RESEARCH (DOCKET NO. 
0140) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

December 1, 1999 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I hereby transmit for your approval an order authoriz- 
ing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $92,555 from the Massachusetts State 
Police. This award is made for the purpose of enhancing 
the Boston Police Department's Crime Laboratory for 
the purpose of DNA research. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
the funds expeditiously and expend them for the pur- 
poses for which they were granted. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 



Whereas, The Massachusetts State Police has autho- 
rized the issuance of funds to the Boston Police 
Department; and 

Whereas, The funds in the amount of $92,555 will be 
utilized by the Boston Police Department to enhance the 
Department's crime lab for the purpose of DNA 
research; now, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Police Commissioner, acting on 
behalf of the City of Boston be, and hereby is authorized 
to accept and expend the Massachusetts State Police 
Award not to exceed the amount of $92,555. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING TRANSPORTATION COM- 
MISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $15,000 FROM MASSACHU- 
SETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHOR- 
ITY (MBTA) FOR PURPOSE OF FUNDING 
TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL IMPROVE- 
MENTS IN AREA ADJACENT TO FOREST 
HILLS MBTA STATION IN JAMAICA PLAIN 
(DOCKET NO. 0141) 

The following was received. 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

December 16, 1999 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order that 
authorizes the City of Boston to accept and expend a 
grant from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation 
Authority (MBTA) in the amount not to exceed fifteen 
thousand dollars ($15,000), for the purpose of funding 
traffic signal control improvements in the area adjacent 
to the Forest Hills MBTA Station in Jamaica Plain. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order as soon 
as possible so that the City can receive the funds and 
implement the program expeditiously. 



JANUARY 3, 2000 



Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Meninp, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Transportation Commissioner, be, and 
hereby is, authorized, in accordance with Section 53A of 
Chapter 44 of the Massachusetts General Laws, to 
accept and expend a grant from the Massachusetts Bay 
Transportation Authority (MBTA) in the amount not to 
exceed $15,000, for the purpose of funding traffic signal 
control improvements in the area adjacent to the Forest 
Hills MBTA Station in Jamaica Plain. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



Placed on file. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING GRANT OF $289,000 
FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR 
PURPOSE OF MONITORING AND ENFORC- 
ING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS 
(DOCKET NO. 0142) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

December 20, 1999 
To the City Council, 
Dear Councillors: 

I hereby transmit for your approval an order authoriz- 
ing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $289,000 from the U.S. Department of 
Justice. This award is made for the purpose of monitor- 
ing and enforcing domestic violence offenders. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
the funds expeditiously and expend them for the pur- 
poses for which they were granted. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Whereas, The U. S. Department of Justice has autho- 
rized the issuance of funds to the Boston Police 
Department; and 

Whereas, The funds in the amount of $289,000 will 
be utilized by the Boston Police Department to monitor 
and enforce domestic violence offenders who have 
active restraining orders, are on probation, have out- 
standing warrants, have access to firearms, violent crim- 
inal histories, and/or a history of past domestic abuse, be 
it 

Ordered, That the Police Commissioner, acting on 
behalf of the City of Boston be, and hereby is authorized 
to accept and expend the U.S. Department of Justice 
funds not to exceed the amount of $289,000. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



JITNEY APPLICATION (DOCKET NO. 0143) 

Petition was received from Boston Beats Limo for 
license to operate motor vehicles for the carriage of pas- 
sengers for hire over certain streets in Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF GEORGE S. ALEX AS ACTING 
DIRECTOR OF MAYOR'S OFFICE OF CON- 
SUMER AFFAIRS AND LICENSING 
(DOCKET NO. 0144) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of George S. Alex as Acting Director of the 
Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED FROM SALLY D. 
GLORA, CITY AUDITOR RE: CITY OF 
BOSTON'S FISCAL 1999 GENERAL PUR- 
POSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (DOCKET 
NO. 0145) 

Communication was received from Sally D. Glora, 
City Auditor re: the City of Boston's Fiscal 1999 
General Purpose Financial Statements. 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM CITY CLERK OF FIL- 
ING BY BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT 
AUTHORITY ON DECEMBER 27, 1999 OF 
"NINTH AMENDMENT TO THE REPORT 
AND DECISION ON THE APPLICATION OF 
AL-JORDAN REALTY CORPORATION 
CHAPTER 121 A PROJECT' (DOCKET NO. 
0146) 

Notice was received from the City Clerk of the filing 
by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on December 
27, 1999 of the "Ninth Amendment to the Report and 
Decision on the Application of the Al-Jordan Realty 
Corporation Chapter 121 A Project." 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM CITY CLERK OF FIL- 
ING BY BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT 
AUTHORITY ON DECEMBER 27, 1999 OF 
"FIFTH AMENDMENT TO THE REPORT AND 
DECISION ON THE SUMMER STREET 
REALTY CORPORATION CHAPTER 121 A 
PROJECT" (DOCKET NO. 0147) 

Notice was received from the City Clerk of the filing 
by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on December 
27, 1999 of the "Fifth Amendment to the Report and 
Decision on the Summer Street Realty Corporation 
Chapter 121A Project." 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF ELLEN RODNEY AS MEMBER OF 
BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 
2004 (DOCKET NO. 0148) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Ellen Rooney as a member of the Back Bay 
Architectural Commission for a term expiring 
December 31, 2004. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF JOHN CHRISTIANSEN AS 
MEMBER OF BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL 
COMMISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING 
DECEMBER 31, 2003 (DOCKET NO. 0149) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of John Christiansen as a member of the Back 
Bay Architectural Commission for a term expiring 
December 31, 2003. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF RICHARD BRAYLEY AS 



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MEMBER OF BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL 
COMMISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING 
DECEMBER 31, 2003 (DOCKET NO. 0150) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of Richard Brayley as a member of the Back 
Bay Architectural Commission for a term expiring 
December 31, 2003. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF FRANCES DUFFLY AS MEMBER 
OF BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 
2003 (DOCKET NO. 0151) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Frances Duffly as a member of the Back Bay 
Architectural Commission for a term expiring 
December 31, 2003. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF ANTHONY CASENDINO AS MEM- 
BER OF BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL 
COMMISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING 
DECEMBER 31, 2001 (DOCKET NO. 0152) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Anthony Casendino as a member of the Back 
Bay Architectural Commission for a term expiring 
December 31, 2001. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF BARRY HOFFMAN AS MEMBER 
OF BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 
2001 (DOCKET NO. 0153) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Barry Hoffman as a member of the Back Bay 
Architectural Commission for a term expiring 
December 31, 2001. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF DONNA PRINCE AS MEMBER OF 
BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 
2001 (DOCKET NO. 0154) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Donna Prince as a member of the Back Bay 
Architectural Commission for a term expiring 
December 31, 2001. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM CITY CLERK OF 
FILING BY BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT 
AUTHORITY ON DECEMBER 27, 1999 OF 
"SECOND SUPPLEMENT TO APPLICATION 
TO THE BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT 
AUTHORITY FOR THE FORMATION OF A 
121 A CORPORATION TO DEVELOP THE 
PALMER STREET PROJECT" (DOCKET NO. 
0155) 

Notice was received from the City Clerk of the filing 
by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on December 
27, 1999 of the "Second Supplement to Application to 
the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Formation 
of a 121 A Corporation to develop the Palmer Street 



Project." 

Referred to the Committee 
Development and Transportation. 



on Economic 



CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION 
(DOCKET NO. 0169) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Election Department 

Rosaria Salerno, City Clerk. 

Dear Ms. Salerno: 

We certify that for the four (4) members of the City 
Council at Large and nine (9) members of the City 
Council by district for the term of two (2) years, the 
following were duly elected to said offices on 
November 2, 1999: 

City Council at Large 

Mickey Roache, 9 Beaufield Street, District 3. 

Stephen J. Murphy, 933 Metropolitan Avenue District 
5. 

Peggy Davis-Mullen, 508 East Broadway District 2. 

Michael F. Flaherty Jr., 861 East Broadway, District 



City Council by District 

Paul Scapicchio, 480 Commercial Street, District 1. 
James M. (Jim) Kelly, 5A Bantry Way, District 2. 
Maureen E. Feeney, 160 Milton Street District 3. 
Charles Calvin Yancey, 3 Hooper Street, District 4. 
Daniel F. Conley, 55 Badger Road, District 5. 
Maura A. Hennigan, 56 Woodland Road, District 6. 
Chuck Turner, 63 Beech Glen Street, District 7. 
Michael P. Ross, 45 Garden Street, District 8. 
Brian Honan, 6 Mapleton Street, District 9. 

Respectfully yours, 

Board of Election Commissioners. 
Placed on file. 



APPROVAL OF CONSTABLES' BONDS 
(DOCKET NO. 0156) 

The Constables' Bonds of the following, having been 
duly approved by the Collector- Treasurer, were received 
and approved: 

Harrison Lee Allen T Major 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0157) 

Councillor ROACHE offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 1, 2000, 
the following-named persons be, and hereby are, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31, 2000: 

Felix G. Arroyo-Montano, administrative assistant, 
$536.50, full time. 

Paul Simmons, secretary, $187.25, full time. 

Jonathan M. Marsh, secretary, $90, part time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0158) 

CouncillorROACHE. offered the following: 
Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 1, 2000, 
the following-named persons be, and hereby are, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31, 2000: . 



JANUARY 3, 2000 



Marta Rivera, administrative assistant, $708.82, full 
time. i 

Richard Armstrong, administrative assistant, 
$957.86, full time. 

Patricia Flaherty, secretary, $670.50, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0159) 

Councillor ROACHE offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 1, 2000, 
the following-named persons be, and hereby are, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31, 2000: 

George Morancy, administrative assistant, $996.17, 
full time 

Laura O'Brien secretary, $574.72, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0160) 

Councillor ROACHE, offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 1, 2000, 
the following-named person be, and hereby are, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31, 2000: 

Elizabeth Schallmo-Carbone, administrative assis- 
tant, $670.50, full time. 

Ann S. McGough, administrative assistant, $766.29, 
full time 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0161) 

Councillor ROACHE, offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 1, 2000, 
the following-named persons be, and hereby are, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31, 2000: 

Lee A. Grifoni, secretary, $210, part time. 

Nicole Leo, secretary, $120, part time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0162) 

Councillor ROACHE offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 1, 2000, 
the following-named person be, and hereby is, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31, 2000: 

Jamila D. Sisco, administrative assistant, $360, full 
time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 

(DOCKET NO. 0163) 

Councillor ROACHE offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 1, 2000, 
the following-named person be, and hereby is, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31, 2000: 

Brian P. Wallace, administrative assistant, $301.84, 
part time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ADOPTED AS TEMPORARY RULES OF CITY 
COUNCIL UNTIL PERMANENT RULES ARE 
ADOPTED (DOCKET NO. 0164) 

Councillor ROACHE offered the following: 
Ordered, That the rules of the Boston City Council for 
1999, except for Rule 34, be adopted as temporary rules 
of the City Council until permanent rules are adopted. 
The rules were suspended; the order was passed. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR YANCEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
YANCEY asked that when we adjourn today, we do so 
in memory of Dr. Bishop Joe L. Smith who died 
suddenly over the weekend. 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, four 
late-filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 
APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0170) 

Councillor ROACHE offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 1, 2000, 
the following-named persons be, and hereby are, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, January 7, 2000: 

Maria S. Bunuan, secretary, $800, full time. 

Mary Mulvey Jacobson, secretary, $1,354.60, full 
time. 

Thomas M. McDonough, administrative assistant, 
$1,074.72, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO 0171) 

Councillor ROACHE offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 8, 2000, 
the following-named persons are, and hereby are, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31, 2000: 

Maria S. Bunuan, secretary, $300, full time. 

Mary Mulvey Jacobson, secretary, $854.60, full time. 

Thomas M. McDonough, administrative assistant, 
$574.72, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0172) 

Councillor ROACHE offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 1, 2000, 
the following-named person be, and hereby is, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31, 2000: 

Cora F. Montrond, legislative assistant, $766.28, full 
time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER THAT RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL 
FOR 1999, EXCEPT FOR RULE 34, BE 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0173) 

Councillor ROACHE offered the following: 
Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 8, 2000. 
the following-named person be, and hereby is, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31, 2000: 

Sean P. Flaherty, secretary, $574.72. full time. 



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Passed under suspension of the rules. 



The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating Joseph P. 
Logrippo, Sr. (Docket No. 0165); congratulating Angelo 
A. Logrippo, Sr. (Docket No. 0166); congratulating 
Florence and Joseph Foti (Docket No. 0167). 

Councillor Honan: Congratulating Mildred Riley 
(Docket No. 0168). 



Adjourned at 12:40 p.m. on motion of Council 
President KELLY and in memory of Dr. Bishop Joe L. 
Smith, to meet on Wednesday, January 12, 2000, 12:00 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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CITY OF BOSTON 



Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, January 12, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:20 p.m., President KELLY in the Chair and all 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Former City Councillor Gareth Saunders delivered 
the invocation and the meeting was opened with the 
pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR FEENEY 

Councillor FEENEY presented a resolution to 
Elizabeth Bonnice and Leah Murphy in recognition of 
their receiving the Silver Award from the Girl Scouts of 
America. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF DENNIS DIMARZIO AS CHAIR- 
MAN OF BOSTON WATER AND SEWER 
COMMISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING FIRST 
MONDAY IN JANUARY 2004 (DOCKET NO. 
0175) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 6, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to St. 1977, c. 436, § 3, I transmit herewith 
for your approval an Order confirming the reappoint- 
ment of Dennis DiMarzio of 96 Danny Road, Readville, 
MA 02 136, as Chairman of the Boston Water and Sewer 
Commission for a term expiring on the first Monday in 
January 2004. 

I urge your Honorable Body to approve this Order at 
the earliest possible date so that Mr. DiMarzio may 
begin serving his reappointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1977, c. 436, § 3, the 
reappointment of Dennis DiMarzio of 96 Danny Road, 
Readville, MA 02 136, as Chairman of the Boston Water 
and Sewer Commission for a term expiring on the first 
Monday in January 2004, be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND FEDERAL FY99 SHELTER 
PLUS CARE GRANT OF $3,570,600 FROM 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND 
URBAN DEVELOPMENT (DOCKET NO. 
0176) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 11,2000 



To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval, an Order 
authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a 
Federal Fiscal Year 1999 Shelter Plus Care grant in an 
amount not to exceed $3,570,600 awarded to the City by 
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD). 

I urge you to adopt this order as soon as possible so 
that the City may encumber its funds expeditiously. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Whereas, Title IV, Subtitle F of the Stewart B. 
McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11403), 
as amended, contains provisions authorizing the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development 
(HUD) to make grants to units of general local govern- 
ment under the Shelter Plus Care Program for provision 
of rental housing assistance to homeless persons with 
disabilities and their families; and 

Whereas, On February 26,1999, HUD issued a Notice 
of Funding Availability in the Federal Register announc- 
ing the availability of $750 million for the Continuum of 
Care Homeless Assistance programs, including the 
Shelter Plus Care Program; and 

Whereas, On May 26, 1999, the City Council autho- 
rized the City to submit a FY99 Shelter Plus Care appli- 
cation in an amount not to exceed $10,000,000; and 

Whereas, On December 22, 1999 HUD awarded the 
City a FY99 Shelter Plus Care grant in the amount of 
$3,570,600; and 

Whereas, The Department of Neighborhood 
Development (Public Facilities Department) will 
administer the Shelter Plus Care Grant; now, therefore 
be it 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Department of Neighborhood Development, 
be, and hereby is, authorized to accept a FY99 Shelter 
Plus Care grant in an amount not to exceed $3,570,600 
awarded to the City by the U. S. Department of Housing 
and Urban Development and, to expend said funds in 
accordance with M.G.L. c.44s. 53A for the purposes for 
which the funds were granted, and, in connection there- 
with, to execute and deliver such documents as may be 
required by the federal government. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER ACCEPTING PROVISIONS OF SECTION 
51 OF CHAPTER 127 OF ACTS OF 1999 
WHICH GRANTS BY LOCAL OPTION COST 
OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) IN 
EXCESS OF PERCENTAGE INCREASE 
ALLOWED BY G.L. C.32 S. 103(C) UP TO 
MAXIMUM OF 3% ON FIRST $12,000 OF 
RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE (DOCKET NO. 
0177) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order 
approving the acceptance of Section 51 of Chapter 127 
of the Acts of 1999 which grants by local option a cost 
of living adjustment (COLA) in excess of the percent- 
age increase allowed by G.L. c. 32 § 103(c), up to a 
maximum of 3% on the first $12,000 of the retirement 
allowance. 

In December 1997, this City accepted the provisions 
of Section 288 of Chapter 194 of the Acts .of 1997, 
which authorized COLA payments payable by the 
Boston Retirement Board. However, Section 288 lim- 
ited the COLA payments to less than 3% in those years 



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in which the percentage recommended by the report 
filed with the state legislature was less than 3%. Section 
51 of Chapter 127 of the Acts of 1999 authorizes the 
Boston Retirement Board to pay a COLA in excess of 
that allowed by Section 288, up to the maximum of 3% 
on the first $ 12,000 of the retirement allowance. 

Prior to awarding an increased COLA, the Boston 
Retirement Board must provide the City Council with 
30 days advance notice of the public meeting at which 
the Board will consider the increased COLA. Any 
increased COLA under Section 51 for Fiscal Year 2000 
must be approved in Fiscal Year 2000 and will be 
retroactive to July 1, 1999. 

The provision of Section 51 takes effect upon accep- 
tance by the Boston Retirement Board and upon accep- 
tance of the City Council and the Mayor. The Boston 
Retirement Board accepted Section 51 on December 15, 
1999. 1 urge your Honorable Body to approve the accep- 
tance so that the amendment to the COLA provisions 
can take effect in the City without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the acceptance of Section 51 of 
Chapter 127 of the Acts of 1999, be and the same hereby 
is approved. 

On motion of Councillor SCAPICCHIO, the rules 
were suspended; the order was passed. 



MESSAGE DISAPPROVING ORDINANCE 
REGARDING CITY COUNCIL PERSONNEL; 
SALARIES PASSED DECEMBER 15, 1999 
(DOCKET NO. 991276) (DOCKET NO. 0178) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 3, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I return herewith, unsigned and disapproved, the 
apparently un-docketed "Ordinance Regarding City 
Council Personnel; Salaries," passed by your Honorable 
Body on December 15, 1999. 

This measure would make a number of changes to 
City Council offices, including the addition of the office 
of Television/Video Operator and the deletion of Staff 
Assistant, and small increases in the salary ranges for 
the Research Director, Legislative Assistant, City 
Messenger and Receptionist, to which I do not object. 

This veto is required nevertheless, because of the 
inclusion of the office of "counsel" which I believe will 
cause significant confusion and conflict in the direction 
and management of the City's litigation and other legal 
matters. 

Further, the legal activities of the City, including rep- 
resentation of your Honorable Body, are centered in the 
Corporation Counsel by virtue of City of Boston Code, 
Ordinances, §5-8.1. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino. 
Mayor of Boston. 

City of Boston 
Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-eight 
An Ordinance Regarding 
City Council Personnel; Salaries 
Be it ordained by the City Council of Boston, as fol- 
lows: 
City of Boston Code - Ordinances Chapter 2-8.3 is 
hereby amended by deleting the entire current language 
and replacing it with the following: 

For the conduct of the affairs of the City Council 
there shall be, in addition to the City Clerk, a Staff 
Director and other such subordinate officers as may be 
appointed by a majority of the City Council from time 



to time. Such Staff Director and subordinate officers 
shall perform such duties as the Council may provide by 
order from time to time, and they shall receive an annual 
salary determined by Council order from within the 
salary ranges below: 

Staff Director $45,000 - $60,000 

Counsel $55,000 - $68,000 

Budget Director $45,000 - $60,000 

Research Director $40,000 - $55,000 

Assistant Research Director . .$30,000 - $45,000 

Business Manager $30,000 - $45,000 

Legislative Assistant $30,000 - $45,000 

City Messenger $30,000 - $45,000 

Receptionist $20,000 - $35,000 

Legislative Secretary $18,000 - $26,000 

Television/Video Operator $30,000 - $45,000 

For the Conduct of the affairs of the City Council, in 
addition to the Staff Director and subordinate officers 
provided for, there shall be administrative assistants and 
secretaries to be appointed from time to time by the City 
Council. Each Councillor's office shall receive one hun- 
dred twenty-five thousand ($125,000) dollars per year 
and the President's office shall receive one hundred 
fifty-five thousand ($155,000) dollars per year to pay 
such salaries according to the rules of the City Council. 
This ordinance shall take effect as of December 15, 
1999. 
Assigned for further action. 



MESSAGE DISAPPROVING ORDER FOR PETI- 
TION FOR SPECIAL LAW RE: ACT AUTHO- 
RIZING STATE-BOSTON RETIREMENT 
BOARD TO GRANT CREDITABLE SERVICES 
TO MARGOT H. HILL, PASSED DECEMBER 
15, 1999 - DOCKET NO. 990977) (DOCKET 
NO. 0179) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

December 28, 1999 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I return herewith, unsigned and disapproved, a Home 
Rule Petition for An Act Authorizing the State-Boston 
Retirement Board to Grant Creditable Service to Margot 
H. Hill, Docket No. 0977, passed by your Honorable 
Body on December 15, 1999. 

As reason for not approving the same, I have not been 
advised of any circumstance that would warrant such an 
extraordinary exemption from the statutes, specifically 
General Laws c.32, governing the State-Boston 
Retirement Board. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 
Assigned for further action. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF MARCHELLE RAYNOR TO 
BOSTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR TERM 
EXPIRING JANUARY 1, 2004 (DOCKET NO. 
0180) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Marchelle Raynor to the Boston School 
Committee for a term expiring January 1, 2004. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF ANGEL AMY MORENO TO 
BOSTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR TERM 
EXPIRING JANUARY 1, 2004 (DOCKET NO. 
0181 ) 



JANUARY 12, 2000 



Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Angel Any Moreno to the Boston School 
Committee for a term expiring January 1, 2004. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF VIRGINIA M. TISEI AS MEMBER 
OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING FIRST MON- 
DAY OF JANUARY 2001 (DOCKET NO. 0182) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Virginia M. Tisei as a member of the Air 
Pollution Control Commission for a term expiring on 
the first Monday of January 2001. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF BART MITCHELL AS MEM- 
BER OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL COM- 
MISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING FIRST 
MONDAY OF JANUARY 2001 (DOCKET NO. 
0183) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of Bart Mitchell as a member of the Air 
Pollution Control Commission for a term expiring on 
the first Monday of January 2001. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF GEORGE R. GREENIDGE, JR. TO 
BOSTON SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE FOR 
TERM OF THREE YEARS (DOCKET NO. 
0184) 

Notice received from the Mayor of the appointment 
of George R. Greenidge, Jr. to the Boston Scholarship 
Committee for a term of three years. 

Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED FROM LISA S. 
SERAFIN, PROJECT MANAGER, RE: DRAFT 
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT/PRO- 
JECT IMPACT REPORT PARCEL F-l OFFICE 
BUILDING, SOUTH BOSTON, EOEA #11882 
(DOCKET NO. 0185) 

Communication was received from Lisa S. Serafin, 
Project Manager, re: Draft Environmental Impact 
Report/Project Impact Report Parcel F-l Office 
Building, South Boston, EOEA#11882. 

Placed on file. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0186) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, January 8, 2000, 
the following-named person be, and hereby is, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31, 2000: 

Ann S. McGough administrative assistant, $718.39, 
full time 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY 
HOLD HEARING TO REVIEW AND DISCUSS 
METHOD AND PROCEDURES OF COMMIS- 
SION APPOINTED TO STUDY POLICIES, 
PRACTICES AND ORGANIZATION OF FIRE 



DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0187) 

Councillor MURPHY offered the following: 

Whereas, Last fall Mayor Menino appointed a com- 
mission chaired by former Massachusetts Secretary of 
Public Safety Kathleen O'Toole to study the policies, 
practices and organization of the Boston Fire 
Department; and 

Whereas, The O'Toole commission has finished its 
study and is planning to release the results of the study 
shortly; and 

Whereas, It has been reported that in this study the 
Commission will recommend far reaching changes in 
the organizational structure, policies and in-house prac- 
tices of the Boston Fire Department; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Public Safety hold a 
hearing to review and discuss the method and pro- 
cedures of this committee, and its findings; and be it 
further 

Ordered, That members of this commission be invited 
to give testimony as well as members of the Boston Fire 
Department and interested members of the public. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION 
HOLD HEARING REGARDING FEASIBILITY 
OFFERING TAX ABATEMENT ON COM- 
MERCIAL PROPERTIES RENTED TO SMALL 
BUSINESSES OR WHOSE OWNERS OPER- 
ATE SMALL BUSINESSES AND TO 
EXPLORE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING NEW 
CLASSIFICATION THAT WOULD RESULT IN 
LOWER ASSESSED VALUES FOR SUCH 
PROPERTIES (DOCKET NO. 0188) 

Councillors MURPHY, HENNIGAN, CONLEY, 
ROACHE, SCAPICCHIO, FEENEY, HONAN, 
YANCEY, ROSS and TURNER offered the following: 

Whereas, Small businesses are an integral component 
of the economic vitality and neighborhood character of 
Boston; and 

Whereas, Small businesses, in order to meet 
increased property taxes or increased rents have had to 
raise prices on their goods; and 

Whereas, Increased prices can be detrimental to such 
businesses and their customers; and 

Whereas, As a result of increased taxes, neighbor- 
hood storefronts are being vacated and remain empty; 
and 

Whereas, The diminution of small, family-owned 
businesses is a socioeconomic threat to livelihoods and 
neighborhoods, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Economic 
Development & Transportation hold a prompt hearing 
regarding the feasibility of offering a tax abatement on 
commercial properties that are rented to small busi- 
nesses or whose owners operate small businesses from; 
and be it further 

Ordered, That in the alternative, the committee 
explores the feasibility of creating a new classification 
that would result in lower assessed values for such prop- 
erties. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC.SAFETY 
HOLD HEARING TO INVESTIGATE WHAT 
EFFECT RELEVANT STATUTES HAVE ON 
TAXPAYERS IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR 
ELECTED OFFICIALS RESPONSIBILITY OF 
BUDGETARY OVERSIGHT (DOCKET NO. 
0189) 

Councillors MURPHY, KELLY and SCAPICCHIO 
offered the following: 



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Whereas, The Corporation Counsel has determined 
that collective bargaining agreements of the Suffolk 
County Sheriff's Department no longer require approval 
from the city council, but rather require approval from 
the Governor of the Commonwealth; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston still implements the 
economic provisions, among others, of said contracts; 
and 

Whereas, The City of Boston must expend resources 
for such implementation; and 

Whereas, Human Resources, the Corporation 
Counsel, Office of Budget Management and other city 
departments still perform various administrative func- 
tions for the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department; and 

Whereas, The Boston City Council still appropriates 
monies for the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department 
through the city's budget and approves grants; therefore 
be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Public Safety hold a 
prompt hearing to investigate what effect the relevant 
statutes have on the taxpayers of Boston in connection 
with their elected officials responsibility of budgetary 
oversight; and be it further 

Ordered, That officials from the administration, the 
Corporation Counsel, the Sheriff of Suffolk County, and 
representatives from the governor's office be invited to 
attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $4,700,000 FOR 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0134) 

Councillor YANCEY called Docket No. 0134, mes- 
sage and order for loan of $4,700,000 for the School 
Department, from the Committee on Ways and Means. 

Hearing no objection, the order was before the body. 

Councillor KELLY moved that the order be taken up 
at the end of the meeting. 

The motion was carried. 

Later in the session, the order was rejected without 
prejudice, yeas 1, nays 12. 

Yeas — Councillor Murphy — 1. 

Nays — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Roache, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 12. 



ORDINANCE INCREASING SAFETY OF STU- 
DENTS ON SCHOOL BUSES RE: CROSSING 
GATES (DOCKET NO. 0190) 

Councillors YANCEY and TURNER offered the 
following: 

AN ORDINANCE INCREASING THE SAFETY 

OF STUDENTS ON SCHOOL BUSES 

RE: CROSSING GATES 

Be it ordained by the City Council of Boston, as fol- 
lows: 

SECTION 1 

City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter Nineteen, 
as amended, is hereby further amended by inserting the 
following: 

19-1.3 SCHOOL BUS SAFETY 

19-1.31 Crossing Gates. 

Every school bus regularly employed in the trans- 
portation of children to schools in the City of Boston 
shall be equipped with and use when accepting and dis- 
charging passengers a crossing gate, so called, which 
shall extend out in front of the school bus. This section, 
shall not apply to those vehicles owned or leased by the 
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 

SECTION 2 

This ordinance shall apply to all school buses pur- 
chased on or after July 1, 1999. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDINANCE INCREASING SAFETY OF 
STUDENTS ON SCHOOL BUSES: RE: 
SCHOOL BUS MONITORS (DOCKET NO. 
0191) 

Councillors YANCEY and TURNER offered the fol- 
lowing: 

AN ORDINANCE INCREASING THE SAFETY 

OF STUDENTS ON SCHOOL BUSES RE: 

SCHOOL BUS MONITORS 

Be it ordained by the City Council of Boston, as fol- 
lows: 

SECTION 1 

City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter Nineteen, 
as amended, is hereby further amended by inserting the 
following: 

19-1.3 SCHOOL BUS SAFETY 

19-1.32 Bus Monitors. 

Every school bus, with a capacity of 35 or more pas- 
sengers, employed regularly for the transportation of 
children to schools in the City of Boston shall, in addi- 
tion to the driver, operate with an employee known as a 
bus monitor, so called, during each trip to ensure the 
safety and orderly conduct of the riders and driver. This 
section shall not apply to those vehicles owned or leased 
by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 

SECTION 2 

This ordinance shall take effect on July 1, 2000 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDINANCE INCREASING SAFETY OF STU- 
DENTS ON SCHOOL BUSES RE: SEAT 
BELTS (DOCKET NO. 0192) 

Councillors YANCEY and TURNER offered the fol- 
lowing: 

AN ORDINANCE INCREASING THE SAFETY 

OF STUDENTS ON SCHOOL BUSES RE: 

SEAT BELTS 

*~ 
Be it ordained by the City Council of Boston, as fol- 
lows: 

SECTION 1 

City of Boston Code, Ordinances. Chapter 19, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting the 
following: 

19-1.3 SCHOOL BUS SAFETY 

19-1.33 Safety Belts': 

Every school bus regularly employed for the trans- 
portation of children to schools in the City of Boston, 
shall be equipped with seat belts, complying with the 
provisions of Section 7B of Chapter 90 of the General 
Laws. This section shall not apply to those vehicles 
owned or leased by the Massachusetts Bay 
Transportation Authority. 

SECTION 2. 

This ordinance shall apply to school buses purchased 
on or after July 1, 2000 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW RE: FIREFIGHTER ISRAEL AMOS 
(DOCKET NO. 0193) 

Councillor YANCEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this Order, 
be, and hereby is approved under Clause 1 of Section 8 
of Article 2, as amended, of the amendments to the 
Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to 
the end that legislation be adopted providing precisely 



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as follows, except for clerical or editorial changes of 
form only: 

Be it enacted as follows: 

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any law 
to the contrary, and in order to promote the public good, 
the State-Boston Retirement Board is hereby authorized 
and directed to retire ISRAEL AMOS, a firefighter of 
the City of Boston, who as the result of serious injuries 
sustained in the performance of his job, specifically a 
severely sprained left ankle, while fighting a fire at 271 
Centre Street in Dorchester on July 12, 1989, is totally 
and permanently incapacitated for further service as a 
firefighter. The annual amount of pension payable to 
ISRAEL AMOS under this act shall be fixed in an 
amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which 
would have been paid had he continued in service as a 
firefighter in said city at the grade held by him at the 
time of his retirement. 

Such retirement shall become effective as of the date 
following the last day on which he is entitled to receive 
regular compensation. 

Upon the retirement of ISRAEL AMOS, the retire- 
ment board of said city shall forthwith pay to him all 
amounts standing to his credit in the annuity savings 
fund of the retirement system of said city. 

Section 2. The provisions of section one hundred of 
chapter forty-one of the General Laws shall continue to 
apply to ISRAEL AMOS relative to his indemnification 
by the City of Boston for any hospital, medical and 
related expenses which may be incurred by him after the 
date of his retirement as a result of the aforementioned 
incapacity. 

Section 3. Upon the death of ISRAEL AMOS, if his 
wife at the time of the accident survives him, and as 
along as she remains unmarried, the City shall pay to his 
wife an annual annuity equal to the sum of three-fourths 
of the amount of the pension payable to him at the time 
of his death and three hundred and twelve dollars ($312) 
for each child of ISRAEL AMOS for such time as such 
child is either under eighteen years of age or totally 
physically or mentally incapacitated from working. If 
the spouse of ISRAEL AMOS remarries, the city shall 
pay to his wife at the time of the accident, in lieu of the 
aforesaid annuity, an annual annuity of five-hundred and 
twenty dollars ($520) for each child of ISRAEL AMOS 
for such time as such child is residing with her and is 
either under eighteen years of age on January first of the 
year in question or totally or mentally incapacitated 
from working. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON EQUITY HOLD 
HEARING TO DETERMINE EFFECTIVE- 
NESS OF CITY'S ENFORCEMENT OF 
BOSTON JOBS ORDINANCE AND OFFICE 
OF MINORITY AND WOMEN'S ENTER- 
PRISE PROGRAM (DOCKET NO. 0194) 

Councillors YANCEY, TURNER and HONAN 
offered the following: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Equity hold a hear- 
ing to determine the effectiveness of the City of 
Boston's enforcement of the Boston Jobs Ordinance and 
the Office of Minority and Women's Enterprise Program 
(MWBE); and be it further 

Ordered, That the Director of the MWBE Program 
and the public be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Equity. 



AREAS WITHIN EACH HOUSING DEVEL- 
OPMENT (DOCKET NO. 0195) 

Councillors YANCEY, CONLEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
ROACHE, ROSS, TURNER, FEENEY and HENNI- 
GAN offered the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston is committed to provid- 
ing the safest streets possible for our children; and 

Whereas, The Boston Housing Authority houses 
approximately ten percent of Boston's residents; and 

Whereas, A significant proportion of BHA residents 
are children and elderly; and 

Whereas, "Speed bumps" have the effect of reducing 
the speed of vehicles where they are used in heavily 
congested areas, thereby reducing the probability of 
fatal accidents; and 

Whereas, A two-year-old infant was killed in an auto- 
mobile accident at the Gallivan Housing Development 
where the residents have requested speed bumps as a 
strategy to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence of this 
tragedy; and 

Whereas, "Speed bumps" have been installed on 
some private rights of way, private housing develop- 
ments and in some Boston Housing Developments in 
Boston, be it therefore 

Ordered, That the Transportation Department, the 
Boston Housing Authority, Emergency Medical 
Services, Police, Fire and Public Works Departments 
work together to plan and establish "speed bumps" in 
appropriate areas within each Boston housing develop- 
ment. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation and the 
Committee on Housing. 



ORDER THAT TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, 
BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY, EMER- 
GENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, POLICE, FIRE 
AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENTS 
WORK TOGETHER TO PLAN AND ESTAB- 
LISH "SPEED BUMPS" IN APPROPRIATE 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
TO ASCERTAIN WHAT EFFECTS ESTAB- 
LISHMENT OF ORDINANCE AND/OR EXEC- 
UTIVE ORDER PERTAINING TO "INCLU- 
SIONARY ZONING" AND OTHER MATTERS 
ON MODERATE AND AFFORDABLE HOUS- 
ING WILL HAVE ON CITY AND ITS RESI- 
DENTS (DOCKET NO. 0196) 

Councillors ROSS, SCAPICCHIO, FLAHERTY, 
HONAN, MURPHY, ROACHE, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
FEENEY and YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston has been increasingly 
challenged to provide moderate and affordable priced 
housing for its residents, many of whom have lived 
within their neighborhood for their entire life; and 

Whereas, Community based organizations have 
called for the City of Boston to adopt legislation that 
will require the provision of moderate and affordable 
priced housing units in new development within the 
city, or "inclusionary zoning"; and 

Whereas, The City's administration has made great 
strides toward addressing the need for new housing 
through initiatives that called for the creation of over 
2,000 units of housing, and more recently through the 
implementation of an executive order to ensure the 
implementation of "inclusionary zoning" for new devel- 
opment; and 

Whereas, The solution to ending Boston's burgeoning 
housing crisis and maintaining communities of inclu- 
siveness will require the sustained efforts of a united 
front of all those in government, community based orga- 
nizations and private developers; and 

Whereas, The Boston City Council, based on the tes- 
timony of these parties will be in a position to address 
the challenges of today's housing market through enact- 
ing legislation that makes a difference to the residents of 
this city, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council convene a 
public hearing to ascertain what effects the establish- 
ment of an ordinance and/or executive order pertaining 
to "inclusionary zoning", and other matters on moderate 



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and affordable housing, will have on the City of Boston 
and its residents; and be it further 

Ordered, That certain officials and others be invited to 
attend, including the Department of Neighborhood 
Development, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the 
Mayor's Housing Advisor, the Elderly Commission, the 
City's Corporation Counsel and various community 
based organizations, residents and commercial real 
estate entities. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER THAT FIRE DEPARTMENT BEGIN RE- 
DRAFTING BLASTING ORDINANCE IMME- 
DIATELY SO IT CAN BE RESUBMITTED TO 
STATE BOARD OF FIRE PREVENTION IN 
ORDER FOR BOARD TO ACT ON IT IN 
TIMELY MANNER CREATING NEW REGU- 
LATIONS IN PREPARATION FOR BEGIN- 
NING OF SPRING'S BLASTING SEASON 
(DOCKET NO. 0197) 

Councillors HENNIGAN, MURPHY, ROACHE, 
CONLEY, FLAHERTY and DAVIS-MULLEN offered 
the following: 

Whereas, The Blasting Ordinance passed by the 
Boston City Council and approved by the Mayor, was 
recently reviewed by the State Board of Fire Prevention; 
and 

Whereas, The ordinance addresses the main concern 
of the neighbors on blasting levels; and 

Whereas, Technical issues need to be addressed in the 
ordinance in order to make it consistent with the provi- 
sions of 527 CMRs. 13.00 et. seq.; now, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Fire Department for the City of 
Boston begin re-drafting the Blasting Ordinance imme- 
diately so it can be resubmitted to the State Board of 
Fire Prevention in order for the board to act on it in a 
timely manner, creating new regulations in preparation 
for the beginning of this spring's blasting season. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the rules were 
suspended; the order was passed. 



ORDER TO HOLD HEARING TO REVIEW DEVEL- 
OPMENTS AT HACKNEY DIVISION OF 
POLICE DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0198) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO and MURPHY offered 
the following: 

Whereas, The Committee on Economic Development 
and Transportation Development in 1999 held hearings 
on matters concerning the Hackney Division of the 
Boston Police Department including the addition of 260 
new taxi medallions to the total of 1,565 previously 
issued by the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, The Director of the Hackney Division of 
the Boston Police Department at the request of the Chair 
of the Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation attended the hearings and agreed to 
timely provide any pertinent information to the 
Committee and to periodically attend hearings to inform 
and update the Boston City Council on these matters; 
and 

Whereas, The Committee on Economic Development 
and Transportation Development will be conducting a 
comprehensive review of existing legislation and rela- 
tions pertaining to various transportation services avail- 
able in Boston including Hackney; now therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council's Committee 
on Economic Development and Transportation hold a 
hearing to review developments at the Hackney 
Division of the Boston Police Department and that the 
appropriate officials and interested parties be invited to 
attend and testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION 
HOLD HEARING TO INITIATE PROCESS OF 
CONDUCTING COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW 
OF EXISTING LEGISLATION AND REGULA- 
TIONS PERTAINING TO TRANSPORTATION 
SERVICES (DOCKET NO. 0199) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO offered the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston continues to expand its 
reputation as one of the most popular tourist destina- 
tions in America; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston has enjoyed significant 
growth in economic development which continues to 
make this area an even more attractive place to live and 
work; and 

Whereas, The transportation industry and various 
transportation services offered throughout the city are 
endeavoring to expand and innovate the services they 
offer in order to meet the needs of residents, visitors and 
tourists in the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, An ever increasing number of applications 
for permits and licenses to provide existing and innova- 
tive transportation services are being proposed and filed; 
and 

Whereas, There has already been a significant 
increase in the applications for Jitney Licenses and 
Sightseeing Licenses; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston has recently issued 75 
taxi medallions and will soon issue 195 taxi medallions 
for a total of 260 additional taxi medallions; and 

Whereas, These transportation related activities 
create a need to review existing legislation presently in 
place to regulate these transportation services; therefore 
be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council's Committee 
on Economic Development and Transportation hold a 
hearing to initiate the process of conducting a compre- 
hensive review of existing legislation and regulations 
pertaining to these transportation services and that the 
appropriate officials be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



LATE FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, three 
late-filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON HOUSING HOLD 
HEARING TO DETERMINE ACTUAL NUM- 
BER OF UNOCCUPIED BHA HOUSING 
UNITS, REASONS THAT THESE UNITS ARE 
EMPTY AND TIME FRAME IN WHICH THEY 
MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR OCCUPATION 
(DOCKET NO. 0207 ) 

Councillors ROACHE, KELLY, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
FEENEY, FLAHERTY, MURPHY, SCAPICCHIO, 
ROSS, TURNER, YANCEY and HENNIGAN offered 
the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston is currently facing a 
major housing crisis; and 

Whereas, A disproportionate number of those people 
impacted by the housing crisis are in the lower bracket 
of the population and rely greatly on Public Housing; 
and 

Whereas, The waiting list to get into Boston Housing 
Authority units is stated to be greater than the number of 
currently inhabited units; and 

Whereas, It has been reported that there are as many 
as several thousand unoccupied BHA units throughout 
the City; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council Committee on 
Housing hold a hearing to determine the actual number 
of unoccupied BHA housing units, the reasons that these 



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units are empty, and the time frame in which they may 
be available for occupation; be it further 

Ordered, The administrator of the Boston Housing 
Authority, as well the local director of HUD and other 
relevant organizations be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ELECTION OF COMMITTEE 
ON PERAMBULATION 

By agreement of the members of the City Council, 
Councillors ROSS and TURNER were elected to serve 
as the Committee on Perambulation. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $4,700,000 FOR PLAN- 
NING, DESIGNING, ACQUIRING LAND FOR, 
CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGINALLY EQUIP- 
PING STRUCTURES AND FACILITIES AND 
FOR REMODELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR 
MAKING MAJOR ALTERATIONS, ADDI- 
TIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS TO EXISTING 
FACILITIES INCLUDING ORIGINAL EQUIP- 
MENT AND LANDSCAPING, INCLUDING 
PLANTING OF SHADE TREES, PAVING AND 
OTHER SITE IMPROVEMENTS INCIDEN- 
TAL OR DIRECTLY RELATED TO SUCH 
REMODELING, RECONSTRUCTION OR 
REPAIR FOR PURPOSES OF SCHOOL 
DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0208) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 12, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropri- 
ation order in the amount of $4,700,000 for the plan- 
ning, designing, acquiring land for, constructing and 
originally equipping structures and facilities and for 
remodeling, reconstructing, or making major alter- 
ations, additions and major repairs to existing facilities 
including original equipment and landscaping, includ- 
ing the planting of shade trees, paving and other site 
improvements incidental or directly related to such 
remodeling, reconstruction or repair for the purposes of 
the School Department. 
I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $4,700,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for projects which may become 
approved school projects within the meaning of Chapter 
645 of the Acts of 1948, as amended, including the plan- 
ning, designing, acquiring land for, constructing and 
originally equipping structures and facilities and for 
remodeling, reconstructing, or making major alter- 
ations, additions and major repairs to existing facilities 
including original equipment and landscaping, includ- 
ing the planting of shade trees, paving and other site 
improvements incidental or directly related to such 
remodeling, reconstruction or repair for the purposes of 
the School Department; and that to meet said appropri- 
ation the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, autho- 
rized under the provisions of Section 8 of Chapter 645 
of the Acts of 1948, as amended, or under the provisions 
of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966, as amended, or 
under the provisions of Clauses (3) and/or (3A) of 
Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue 
from time to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes 
or certificates of indebtedness of the City up to said 
amount, provided that the appropriation authorized be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. 



Attachment 

School Department 

1. Mildred Avenue 

2. Roof Repairs and Masonry Repairs at Various 
Schools 

The order was given its first reading and assigned for 
further action; yeas, 9, nays 4: 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Feeney, Flaherty, 
Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, Scapicchio — 
9 

Nays — Councillors Davis-Mullen, Roache, Turner, 
Yancey — 4. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION 
HOLD HEARING RE COMMERCIAL VEHI- 
CLES (DOCKET NO. 0209) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, CONLEY, FEENEY, 
SCAPICCHIO, ROACHE, MURPHY, HONAN, 
KELLY, TURNER and YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, Any vehicle registered for commercial pur- 
poses must display permanently painted sealed/adhered 
and plainly marked on both sides of the vehicle's body 
(exclusive of windows), the name of the business entity 
owning or utilizing the vehicle, the full business address 
and telephone number on a least three separate lines; 
and 

Whereas, It has recently been proposed that all types 
of passenger vehicles including conventional passenger 
vehicles, passenger vans, and sports utility vehicles 
must be permanently altered by way of removal of all 
seats, except the front seat(s); and 

Whereas, This provision as to the seat shall become 
enforced 12 months following the effective date of this 
regulation; and 

Whereas, Many small business operators use their 
vehicles to transport products to customers throughout 
the city; and 

Whereas, Those small business operators may also be 
required to transport supervisors and other passengers as 
well, often requiring use of their backseat; therefore be 
it 

Ordered, That the City Council's Committee on 
Economic Development & Transportation hold a public 
hearing to address this proposal and the implications it 
will have for small business operators and that the 
City's Transportation Commissioner and other inter- 
ested parties be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF STEPHEN SCHRAM AS MEMBER 
OF BAY VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT 
COMMISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING APRIL 
1, 2002 (DOCKET NO. 0174) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0174 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

No objection being heard, the order was before the 
body. 

On motion of Councilor HONAN, the rules were sus- 
pended; the order was passed. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR ROSS 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
ROSS asked that when we adjourn today we do so in 
memory of Stanley Z. Koplik. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR ROACHE 
Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 



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Roache wanted to commend the new Councillors at the 
job they have done at their first council meeting. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating Mary Keaney and 
her family (Docket No. 0200); congratulating Christine 
Shea (Docket No. 0201). 

Councillors Scapicchio and Flaherty: Congratulating 
Roseanne Casper (Docket No. 0202); congratulating 
Martin H. Mullen (Docket No. 0203). 

Councillors Yancey and Turner: Congratulating 
twenty persons on being honored by the Caribbean 
Foundation of Boston, Inc. (Docket No. 0204); extend- 
ing sympathy on the death of Bishop Dr. Joe L. Smith 
(Docket No. 0205). 

Councillor Ross: Recognizing City Year's sixth 
annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Young Heroes 
Celebration (Docket No. 0206). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, one 
late-filed matter would be added to the Consent Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matter was 
added: 



Councillor Yancey: Declaring January 17, 2000 be 
recognized as "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day" (Docket 
No. 0210). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



STATEMENT BY COUNCILLOR CONLEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
Conley stated that when we adjourn today, we do so in 
memory of Paul Casey. 



NEXT MEETING 

Adjourned at 3:50 p.m. on motion of Council 
President KELLY and in memory of Stanley Koplik and 
Paul Casey to meet on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 
12 noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, January 26, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:15 p.m. President KELLY in the Chair. Absent, 
Councillors HONAN and MURPHY. 



INVOCATION 

Former City Councillor Saunders delivered the invo- 
cation and the meeting was opened with the pledge of 
allegiance to the flag. 



VISITORS TO CITY COUNCIL 

Councillor YANCEY acknowledged the presence of a 
member of the Great and General Court, State 
Representative Shirley Owens. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE COMMISSIONER 
TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $5,000 
FROM GOVERNOR'S HIGHWAY SAFETY 
BUREAU FOR CONDUCTING TRAFFIC 
SAFETY BELT ENFORCEMENT (DOCKET 
NO. 0211) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

November 30, 1999 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I hereby transmit for your approval an order authoriz- 
ing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $5,000 from the Governor's Highway 
Safety Bureau. This award is made for conducting a 
traffic and safety belt enforcement program. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
the funds expeditiously and expend them for the pur- 
poses for which they were granted. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Whereas, The Governor's Highway Safety Bureau 
has authorized the issuance of funds to the Boston 
Police Department; and 

Whereas, The funds in the amount of $5,000 will be 
utilized by the Boston Police Department to conduct a 
traffic enforcement program as well as a child safety 
seat program, now, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Police Commissioner, acting on 
behalf of the City of Boston be, and hereby is authorized 
to accept the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau Award 
not to exceed the amount of $5,000. 

The rules were suspended; the order was passed. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF WILLIAM MARCHIONE AS 
ALTERNATE MEMBER OF BOSTON LAND- 
MARKS COMMISSION FOR TERM EXPIR- 
ING JUNE 30, 2001 (DOCKET NO. 0212) 

The following was received 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 



January 20, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an order 
regarding the reappointment of William Marchione, 30 
Kendrick Street, as an alternate member, at large, of the 
Boston Landmarks Commission for a term expiring 
June 30, 2001. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Respectfully, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the reappointment of William 
Marchione, 30 Kendrick Street, as an alternate member, 
at large, of the Boston Landmarks Commission for a 
term expiring June 30, 2001 be, and the same hereby is, 
approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF DAVID H. MULLIGAN AS MEM- 
BER OF BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH COM- 
MISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING JANUARY 7, 
2002 (DOCKET NO. 0213) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 10, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 3 of 
Chapter 147 of the Acts of 1995, 1 transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the reappointment 
of David H. Mulligan of 20 Kimberly Drive, Whitman, 
Massachusetts 02382, as a member of the Boston Public 
Health Commission for a term expiring on the first 
Monday in January 2002. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible time. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1995 c. 147, §3, the 
reappointment of David H. Mulligan of 20 Kimberly 
Drive, Whitman, Massachusetts 02382, as a member of 
the Boston Public Health Commission for a term expir- 
ing on the first Monday in January 2002 be, and hereby 
is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF JUDY ANN BIGBY AS MEMBER 
OF BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING JANUARY 7, 
2002 (DOCKET NO. 0214) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 10, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 3 of 
Chapter 147 of the Acts of 1995, I transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the reappointment 
of Judy Ann Bigby of 60 Burroughs Street, Unit 35, 
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130, as a member of the 
Boston Public Heath Commission for a term expiring on 
the first Monday in January 2002. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible time. 



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Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1995 c. 147, § 3, the 
reappointment of Judy Ann Bigby of 60 Burroughs 
Street, Unit 35, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130, as 
a member of the Boston Public Health Commission for 
a term expiring on the first Monday in January 2002 be, 
and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF RUTH KNOPF 
AS ALTERNATE MEMBER OF BAY VIL- 
LAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 
FOR TERM EXPIRING APRIL 1, 2001 
(DOCKET NO. 0215) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 20, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an order 
regarding the reappointment of Ruth Knopf, 14 Fayette 
Street, as an alternate member, of the Bay Village 
Historic District Commission for a term expiring April 
1, 2001. This appointment shall become effective April 
1, 2000. 
I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Respectfully, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the reappointment of Ruth Knopf, 14 
Fayette Street, as an alternate member, of the Bay 
Village Historic District Commission for a term expir- 
ing April 1, 2001 and effective April 1, 2000 be, and the 
same hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF ANTHONY GORDON AS MEMBER 
OF BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 
2002 (DOCKET NO. 0216) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 20, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an order 
regarding the reappointment of Anthony Gordon of 35 
Stanhope Street, Boston, as a member at large, of the 
Back Bay Architectural Commission for a term expiring 
December 31, 2002. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Respectfully, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the reappointment of Anthony Gordon 
of 35 Stanhope Street, Boston, as a member at large, of 
the Back Bay Architectural Commission for a term 
expiring December 31, 2002 be, and the same hereby is, 
approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



MENTS OF JAMES E. WHITE, JOHN E. 
RYAN, DERICK D. JOYNER, WILLIE J. 
WILLIAM AND ROBERT E. LEE AS CON- 
STABLES AUTHORIZED TO SERVE CIVIL 
PROCESS UPON FILING OF BOND FOR 
TERM EXPIRING APRIL 30, 2000 (DOCKET 
NO. 0217) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 11,2000 
To The City Council, 
Dear City Councillors: 

Subject to confirmation by your Honorable Body, I 
hereby appoint the following named people on the 
attached order as Constables of the City of Boston, 
authorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond, for 
the period commencing May 1, 1999 and ending April 
30, 2000. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the appointment of the following- 
named people as Constables of the City of Boston 
authorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond for 
the period commencing May 1, 1999 and ending April 
30, 2000 be and the same hereby is approved. 

1999-2000 

New Constable Application List 

Recommended Approval 

The following recommendations for approval are 
new applicants. 

White, James E., 112 Norfolk Street, Dorchester 
02124 

Ryan, John E., 42 Norton Street, Hyde Park 02136 

Joyner, Derick D., 565 River Street, Mattapan 02126 

William, Willie J., 309 Huntington Avenue, Hyde 
Park 02136 

Lee, Robert E., 470 East Eighth Street, South Boston 
02127 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINT- 



ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE COMMISSIONER 
TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND $3,372,000 FROM 
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY 
TO BE UTILIZED BY DEPARTMENT TO 
EXPAND ITS NEIGHBORHOOD POLICING 
SERVICES PROGRAM WHICH INCLUDES 
DESIGNATION OF $350,000 FOR BOWDOIN- 
STREET-GENEVA AVENUE AND UPHAMS 
CORNER AREAS AND $100,000 FOR MIS- 
SION HILL SECTION (DOCKET NO. 0218) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 24, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Police Commissioner, on behalf of the 
City of Boston, to accept and expend an award in the 
amount of $3,372,000, which includes a designation of 
$350,000 for the Bowdoin Street-Geneva Avenue and 
Uphams Corner areas, and $100,000 for the Mission 
Hill section of Boston, from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety to the 
Boston Police Department. This award is made for the 
purpose of expanding its Neighborhood Policing 
Services program in Boston. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 



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and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Police Commissioner, acting on behalf of the City of 
Boston, be and hereby is authorized to accept and 
expend from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Executive Office of Public Safety funds not to exceed 
the amount of $3,372,000 to be utilized by the Boston 
Police Department to expand its Neighborhood Policing 
Services program, which includes a designation of 
$350,000 for the Bowdoin Street-Geneva Avenue and 
Uphams Corner areas, and $100,000 for the Mission 
Hill section of Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0219) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence 
from the City on January 12, 2000 until January 16, 
2000. 

Placed on file. 



for a term expiring June 30, 2003. 
Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF CHRISTINE DUNN AS 
MEMBER OF BOSTON COMPENSATION 
ADVISORY BOARD FOR TERM EXPIRING 
JUNE 30, 2004 (DOCKET NO. 0224) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of Christine Dunn as a member of the Boston 
Compensation Advisory Board for a term expiring June 
30, 2004. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF ANGELO M. SCACCIA AS 
TRUSTEE OF BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 
FOR TERM EXPIRING MAY 1, 2001 
(DOCKET NO. 0225) 

Notice received from the Mayor of the appointment 
of Angelo M. Scaccia as a Trustee of the Boston Public 
Library for a term expiring May 1, 2001. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF LINDA LEARNER AS MEM- 
BER OF BOSTON COMPENSATION ADVI- 
SORY BOARD FOR TERM EXPIRING JUNE 
30, 2001 (DOCKET NO. 0220) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of Linda Learner as a member of the Boston 
Compensation Advisory Board for a term expiring June 
30, 2000. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF JOHN HIGGINS AS MEM- 
BER OF BOSTON COMPENSATION ADVI- 
SORY BOARD FOR TERM EXPIRING JUNE 
30, 2001 (DOCKET NO. 0221) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of John Higgins as a member of the Boston 
Compensation Advisory Board for a term expiring June 
30, 2001. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF DAVID A. HALEY AS MEMBER OF 
BOSTON COMPENSATION ADVISORY 
BOARD FOR TERM EXPIRING JUNE 30, 2002 
(DOCKET NO. 0222) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of David A. Haley as a member of the Boston 
Compensation Advisory Board for a term expiring June 
30, 2002. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF LAWRENCE S. DICARA AS 
MEMBER AND CHAIRMAN OF BOSTON 
COMPENSATION ADVISORY BOARD FOR 
TERM EXPIRING JUNE 30, 2003 (DOCKET 
NO. 0223) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of Lawrence S. DiCara as a member and 
Chairman of the Boston Compensation Advisory Board 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED FROM DONNA M. 
MUELLER, EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BOSTON 
RETIREMENT BOARD, RE: CONSIDERA- 
TION OF FY00 COLA INCREASE (DOCKET 
NO. 0226) 

Communication was received from Donna M. 
Mueller, Executive Officer, Boston Retirement Board, 
re: consideration of FY00 COLA increase. 

Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED FROM 

LAWRENCE S. DICARA, CHAIRMAN OF 
THE AUDIT COMMITTEE RE: ANNUAL 
REPORT FOR YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 
31, 1999 (DOCKET NO. 0227) 

City of Boston 
Audit Committee 

January 20. 2000 
The Members of the Boston City Council: 

We are writing to update you on our activities as 
members of the Audit Committee of the City of Boston 
for the year ended December 31, 1999. During this 
period, we had four meetings with the City's indepen- 
dent auditors, KPMG LLP ("KPMG"), and City 
Management to discuss various aspects of the City's 
audit as follows: 

February 4, 1999 

The meeting centered on a discussion of the manage- 
ment letters issued by KPMG for the City and the Public 
Health Commission ("PHC") as a result of their audits 
for the fiscal year 1998 financial statements. 

KPMG's report on the City's internal controls con- 
tained no material weaknesses. 

KPMG's report on the PHC'sinternal controls con- 
tained material weaknesses. 

Ed Collins, CFO, updated the Board on the City's 
year 2000 readiness. 

June 3, 1999 

Representatives from the PHC, John Auerbach, 



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Executive Director and Walter Ramos, Director of 
Administration, provided a presentation of their 
responses to its material weakness management letter. 
We are pleased to report that the PHC is diligently work- 
ing towards resolving the issues. 

September 30, 1999 

The meeting was devoted to a discussion of the status 
of the City, PHC and Single audits, any significant 
issues raised to date and the timetables for completion. 
No significant issues were presented to us at this time. 

Sally Glora, City Auditor, provided an overview of 
the City's conversion to PeopleSoft. The conversion of 
the general ledger took place on July 1, 1999, as 
planned. 

December 23, 1999 

An overview of the City's financial condition and 
results of the audit of the City's fiscal 1999 financial 
statements was presented to the Committee. 

KPMG informed us that there were no disagreements 
with City Management and all audit issues relating to 
the financial statements were resolved to their satisfac- 
tion. KPMG issued an unqualified opinion on the City's 
financial statements for the fiscal year 1999. 

In 1996 we reported about the disturbing trend and 
deficit position of the City's Blue Cross/Blue Shield 
health claims fund. We are pleased to see that the deficit 
had been reduced from $20 million in 1996 to $5 mil- 
lion in 1999. 

The results of the PHC audit for fiscal 1999 were dis- 
cussed. We are pleased to report that KPMG and City 
representatives experienced great improvements with 
PHC and Boston Medical Center operations during the 
fiscal year. Accordingly, KPMG has issued a report on 
internal controls containing no material weaknesses. 

The City's audit reports discussed above are on file in 
the City Clerk's office. 

During the past year, the Committee members have 
received the full cooperation of the Chief Financial 
Officer and the City Auditor in dealing with the issues 
presented to us. If any member of the City Council has 
further questions about our activities, please contact me 
at 345-1210. 

Very truly yours, 

Lawrence S. DiCara, 

Chairman. 
Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED FROM MASS. 
PORT AUTHORITY RE: COMMONWEALTH 
FLATS DEVELOPMENT AREA DRAFT ENVI- 
RONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (DOCKET 
NO. 0228) 

Communication was received from Mass. Port 
Authority re: Commonwealth Flats Development Area 
Draft Environmental Impact Report. 

Placed on file. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT 
OPERATIONS HOLD HEARING TO DISCUSS 
POSSIBILITY OF AMENDING G.L. CHAP- 
TER 59, SECTION 5, CLAUSE 41A, TAX 
DEFERRAL FOR HOMEOWNERS OVER AGE 
OF 65 (DOCKET NO. 0229) 

Councillor MURPHY offered the following: 

Whereas, Property tax rates have increased in recent 
years; and 

Whereas, Such increases have been particularly diffi- 
cult for elderly homeowners; and 

Whereas, State law and the City of Boston allow for 



a tax deferral for homeowners over the age of 65 who 
meet certain other conditions; and 

Whereas, Such a deferment carries with it an eight 
percent interest charge on the deferred taxes; and 

Whereas, A deferral may become more expensive 
over time than regular payment of the tax; and 

Whereas, The elderly who opt to defer the tax and 
thus alleviate a difficult situation may in fact create a 
worse situation because of the interest burden applied to 
deferment, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Government 
Operations hold a hearing to discuss the possibility of 
amending Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 41A of the 
General Laws, the governing statute, in hopes of easing 
this burden on elderly homeowners; and be it further 

Ordered, That representatives from the Treasury 
Department, Assessing and the Law Department as well 
as interested members of the public be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH 
HOLD HEARING TO DISCUSS IMPACT 
THAT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS 
HAVE UPON NEIGHBORHOODS AND TO 
CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF TASK 
FORCE TO IDENTIFY FUTURE FUNDING 
OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT WORK OF 
COMMUNITY CENTERS (DOCKET NO. 
0230) 

Councillor MURPHY offered the following: 

Whereas, The 27 community health centers located 
within the City of Boston provide the essential primary 
and preventive health care to over 350,000 Boston resi- 
dents; and 

Whereas, Community health centers serve as the 
major public health delivery system for the residents of 
the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, The current financial environment in which 
community health centers operate is affected by 
increased cost pressures while these centers are experi- 
encing a growing demand for services within the City of 
Boston; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council's Committee 
on Public Health hold a public hearing to discuss the 
impact that community health centers have upon the 
neighborhoods of Boston and to consider the develop- 
ment of a task force to identify future funding opportu- 
nities to support the work of community centers; and be 
it further 

Ordered, That the members of the Boston Conference 
of Community Health Centers be encouraged to attend 
and testify in addition to other interested parties and 
members of the public. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Health. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION 
HOLD HEARING TO GAIN BETTER UNDER- 
STANDING OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES 
DEPARTMENT ENFORCEMENT PROCE- 
DURES CONCERNING ADHERENCE TO 
PROPERTY OWNERS' INITIAL BUILDING 
PERMITS (DOCKET NO. 0231) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO, KELLY, CONLEY, 
TURNER, YANCEY, ROSS, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
FEENEY, ROACHE, HENNIGAN and FLAHERTY 
offered the following: 

Whereas, A -permit application to the Commissioner 
of Inspectional Services for building alterations, repairs 
or change of occupancy is signed by the licensed 
builder; and 

Whereas, Denied applications generally appeal the 



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decision before the Zoning Board of Appeal who may 
grant appeals for conditional uses, exceptions and vari- 
ances; and 

Whereas, Neighborhoods depend on the Inspectional 
Services Department and the Zoning Board of Appeal 
processes to maintain, enhance and promote their resi- 
dential character in terms of density, housing type and 
design with implicit understanding that building con- 
tracts will be performed in accordance with permit 
applications on file with the building department; and 

Whereas, Contractors and developers have in the past 
built structures larger than approved; and 

Whereas, These contractors are subsequently able to 
submit new plans ratifying their non-complying con- 
struction; and 

Whereas, Although construction may be stopped 
when proceeding contrary to approved construction 
documents submitted, it is unclear what recourse is 
taken against builders who do not proceed in good faith 
and what restrictions are placed on them in future appli- 
cations; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council's Committee on 
Economic Development & Transportation hold a public 
hearing to gain a better understanding of the 
Inspectional Services Department enforcement proce- 
dures concerning the adherence to property owners ini- 
tial building permits and that the Inspectional Services 
Department and other interested parties be invited to tes- 
tify. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER REQUESTING MAYOR' S OFFICE TO 
WORK WITH POLICE DEPARTMENT, 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT, CHILD PROTEC- 
TIVE SERVICES AND OTHER APPROPRIATE 
AGENCIES TO EFFECT OUTREACH TO 
COMMUNITY TO IDENTIFY CHILD THAT 
WAS ABUSED ON #36 BUS AND BRING 
URGENT SERVICES TO HIM AND HIS 
FAMILY (DOCKET NO. 0232) 

Councillors HENNIGAN, CONLEY, ROACHE, 
TURNER, YANCEY and DAVIS-MULLEN offered the 
following: 

Whereas, A report in the Boston Globe dated January 
25, 2000 recounted the horrendous account of a young 
child being physically abused by an adult on the #36 
bus; and 

Whereas, The alleged assault culminated in the adult 
hitting the child at least twice, drawing blood from the 
child; and 

Whereas, Regrettably, it was reported that the young 
boy was not assisted by any riders or the driver of the 
bus, leaving this frightened and abused human being in 
the most dangerous of situations; and 

Whereas, A child suffering such abuse would show 
signs of the abuse and should be able to be identified; 
and 

Whereas, A plea is sent to school principals, teachers 
or any other adult or young person who has come into 
contact this child so the plan to offer protection to this 
innocent child can be implemented; and 

Whereas, This child, who appeared to be about 8 
years old needs to be found, needs to be helped by the 
appropriate parties and needs to be protected from this 
outrageous physical and mental abuse; now, therefore be 
it 

Ordered, That Mayor's Office work with the Boston 
Police Department, the Boston School Department, 
Child Protective Services and other appropriate agen- 
cies to effect outreach to the community to identify this 
child and bring urgent services to him and his family. 

The rules were suspended; the order was passed. 



HOLD HEARING TO DETERMINE STATUS 
OF VACANT SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD 
POSITIONS AND PLANS IN PLACE TO FILL 
THESE POSITIONS VITAL TO SAFETY OF 
OUR CHILDREN (DOCKET NO. 0233) 

Councillors HENNIGAN, MURPHY ROSS, 
ROACHE, FEENEY, SCAPICCHIO, DAVIS- 
MULLEN, CONLEY, TURNER and YANCEY offered 
the following: 

Whereas, There is a shortage of approximately five 
school crossing guards due to failure to replace employ- 
ees who have left the employ of the city as well as ill- 
ness; and 

Whereas, The presence of crossing guards is essential 
to the safety of our children; now, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council Committee on 
Public Safety hold a hearing, inviting representatives 
from the Boston Police Department and Boston School 
Department, to determine the status of vacant school 
crossing guard positions and the plans in place to fill 
these positions vital to the safety of our children. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY 



ORDINANCE RE: AFFORDABLE HOUSING 
TRUST ACT (DOCKET NO. 0236) 

Councillors TURNER, ROSS, ROACHE, HENNI- 
GAN, DAVIS-MULLEN and YANCEY offered the fol- 
lowing: 

City of Boston 
In the year nineteen hundred and 
AN ORDINANCE 
AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST ACT 
Be it ordained by the City Council of Boston, as fol- 
lows: 

Whereas, The City of Boston real estate market is 
cyclical in nature; and 

Whereas, The City is currently in the midst of a "hot" 
real estate market in which average rents have escalated 
significantly since the mid-1990s; and 

Whereas, The City's response to the need to create 
additional housing has not met the need for affordable 
housing; therefore be it ordained: 

Section 1 . The following terms all have the following 
meanings: 

"Aggregate installment payment", shall mean the sum 
of all property tax payments due for real property at 
each installment payment period. 

"Collector-Treasurer", shall mean the Collector- 
Treasurer of the City of Boston, who amongst other 
duties, is authorized to collect tax revenues on behalf of 
the City of Boston. 

"Installment payment", shall have the same meaning 
as the term is used in Section 57C of Chapter 59 of the 
Massachusetts General Laws. 

"Neighborhood Housing Trust", shall have the same 
meaning as the trust created pursuant to City of Boston 
Ordinance 1986 c.7 Section 1. 

"Property taxes", shall mean the sum of taxes on real 
property to be collected by the collector-treasurer pur- 
suant to the provisions of Section 2 of Chapter 60 of the 
Massachusetts General Laws. 

"Real property", shall have the same meaning as the 
term is used in Section 2A of Chapter 59 of the 
Massachusetts General Laws. 

Section 2. Affordable Housing Funds: 

For each taxable year, the collect-treasurer is hereby 
authorized and directed to deposit two and one-half per- 
cent of the aggregate installment payment due into the 
Neighborhood Housing Trust. 

Section 3. Annual Report. 

The Collector-Treasurer shall prepare and submit, 
annually, a report on the Neighborhood Housing Trust 
to the City Council. Said report shall include, but not be 
limited to the following, a financial statement, which 
provides a list of project support by funding, the amount 



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of funding each project received, and the neighborhood 
of each project. Said report shall be submitted to the 
Council on or before June 30 of each year. 

Section 4. Effective Date. 

This act shall take effect June 1, 2000. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating Leah Murphy 
(Docket No. 0239); congratulating Elizabeth Bonnice 
(Docket No. 0240). 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating 54 persons on 
their work and commitment to Youth of Roslindale and 
Rossie Reps Youth Council (Docket No. 0241). 

Councillor Murphy: Congratulating Jacqueline H. 
Liu (Docket No. 0242). 

Councillor Davis-Mullen: Congratulating the 
Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School (Docket 
No. 0243); congratulating five persons for their dedica- 
tion to the Chinatown Resident Association (Docket No. 
0244). 

Councillors Flaherty and Scapicchio: Congratulating 
Matthew J. Mallen (Docket No. 0245); congratulating 
Eric Jeveli (Docket No. 0246); congratulating Michael 
Dasaro (Docket No. 0247). 

Councillor Flaherty: Congratulating Nancy Goldric 
(Docket No. 0248). 

Councillor Ross: Congratulating Todd Simms 
(Docket No. 0249). 

Councillor Honan Congratulating Bill Hill (Docket 
No. 0250). 

Councillor Hennigan: Congratulating Santos B. Jones 
(Docket No. 0251). 

Councillors Flaherty and Feeney: Congratulating 
James T. Norton (Docket No. 0252). 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating Alice V. Kelly 
O'Brien (Docket No. 0253). 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating the Chinese 
Merchant Association (Docket No. 0254). 

Councillors Yancey and Turner: Congratulating 
Illustrious Potentate Charles M. Johnson, Jr. (Docket; 
No. 0255). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF MICHAEL J. FLAHERTY, SR., AS MEM- 
BER OF ZONING COMMISSION FOR TERM 
EXPIRING MAY 1, 2001 (DOCKET NO. 0104) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO called Docket No. 0104 
from the Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation. 

No objection being heard, the matter was before the 
body. 

On motion of Councillor SCAPICCHIO, the rules 
were suspended; the order was passed. 

(The Chair noted that Councillor FLAHERTY did not 
vote on this matter because the candidate is his father.) 



ORDER AUTHORIZING TRANSPORTATION 
DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $25,000 FROM MASSACHU- 
SETTS GOVERNOR'S HIGHWAY SAFETY 
BUREAU FOR PROJECTS DEALING WITH 
TRAFFIC SAFETY ISSUES SUCH AS 
IMPAIRED DRIVING, UNDERAGE DRINK- 
ING AND DRIVING, SEAT BELT USAGE AND 
SPEEDING (DOCKET NO. 0106) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO called Docket No. 0106 
from the Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation. 

No objection being heard, the matter was before the 
body. 

On motion of Councillor SCAPICCHIO, the rules 
were suspended; the order was passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING TRANSPORTATION COM- 
MISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $15,000 FROM MASSACHU- 
SETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHOR- 
ITY (MBTA) FOR PURPOSE OF FUNDING 
TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL IMPROVE- 
MENTS IN AREA ADJACENT TO FOREST 
HILLS MBTA STATION (DOCKET NO. 0141) 

Councilor SCAPICCHIO called Docket No. 0141 
from the Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation. 

No objection being heard, the matter was before the 
body. 

On motion of Councillor SCAPICCHIO, the rules 
were suspended; the order was passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND FEDERAL FY99 SHELTER 
PLUS CARE GRANT OF $3,570,600 FROM 
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN 
DEVELOPMENT (DOCKET NO. 0176) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0176 
from the Committee on Housing. 

No objection being heard, the matter was before the 
body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the rules were 
suspended; the order was passed. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR YANCEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
YANCEY asked that when we adjourn today we do so 
in memory of former City Assessor William Coughlin 
who died suddenly this week at age 46. 



Adjourned at 1:15 p.m. on motion of Council 
President KELLY and in memory of William Coughlin 
to meet on Wednesday, February 2, 2000, 12 noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, February 2, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
1:15 p.m., President KELLY in the Chair and All mem- 
bers present. 



INVOCATION 

Rabbi Greenberg, Brighton, delivered the invocation 
and the meeting was opened with the pledge of alle- 
giance to the flag. 



VISITOR TO CITY COUNCIL 

The Chair recognized the presence of Representative 
Shirley Owens-Hicks. 



VISITOR TO CITY COUNCIL 

Councillor ROSS had seated with him today a young 
woman from Bogota, Colombia, Yaneth Solano, who 
only one year ago could not speak any English and is 
now attending Brighton High School. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR ROACHE 

Councillor ROACHE presented Matthew Bergin with 
a resolution for running marathons in seven continents; 
Matt being one of 43 people in the world to do so. Matt 
runs these marathons to raise money for the Dana Farber 
Cancer Institute. 



Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Police Commissioner, acting on behalf of the City of 
Boston, be and hereby is authorized to accept and 
expend from the Governor's Alliance Against Drugs 
funds not to exceed the amount of $ 1 3,000 to be utilized 
by the Boston Police Department to prevent drug abuse 
in elementary schools through a basic education 
program. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER TO DECLARE SURPLUS VACANT LAND 
AT ROXBURY STREET, ROXBURY, FORMER 
SITE OF OLD ROXBURY MUNICIPAL 
COURTHOUSE AND TO TRANSFER CARE, 
CUSTODY, MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL 
OF SAID PROPERTY TO PUBLIC FACILITIES 
COMMISSION (DOCKET NO. 0235) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 31,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I submit herewith and recommend that you approve 
an Order to declare surplus the following City owned 
property and to transfer the care, custody, management 
and control of said property to the Public Facilities 
Commission, for sale or lease under terms and condi- 
tions deemed by the Commission to be most appropriate 
for the City of Boston: 

The vacant parcel of land located at Roxbury Street, 
Roxbury, (Ward 9, Parcel 03270020), the former site of 
the old Roxbury Municipal Courthouse. 

I recommend the adoption of this Order by your 
Honorable Body. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR 

DAVIS-MULLEN 

Councillor Davis-Mullen presented the Academy of 
the Pacific Rim Charter School in recognition of the out- 
standing performance of its students. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE COMMISSIONER 
TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF 
$13,000 FROM GOVERNOR'S ALLIANCE 
AGAINST DRUGS FOR PURPOSE OF EDU- 
CATING YOUTH ON HAZARDS OF DRUG 
USE (DOCKET NO. 0234) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 10,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Police Commissioner, on behalf of the 
City of Boston, to accept and expend a grant in the 
amount of $ 1 3,000 awarded by the Governor's Alliance 
Against Drugs to the Boston Police Department. This 
award is made for the purpose of educating youth on the 
hazards of drug use. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 



Whereas, The old Roxbury Municipal Courthouse 
has been demolished and the land upon which that 
courthouse sat has been vacant for some twenty-five 
years and is no longer needed as such; it is hereby 

Ordered, That said land, located at Roxbury Street 
(Ward 9, Parcel 03270020), Roxbury, is hereby found to 
be surplus within the meaning of St. 1909, c. 486, s. 31B 
(as appearing in St. 1966, c. 642, s. 12) and the care, 
custody, management and control thereof is hereby 
transferred to the Public Facilities Commission. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF HELEN R. PILLSBURY AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR PUR- 
POSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN THE ABERDEEN 
NEIGHBORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET 
NO. 0237) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 1 , 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 4-of 
Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, 1 transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the appointment 
of Helen R. Pillsbury of 1875 Commonwealth Avenue, 
# 3, Brighton, MA 02 1 35, as a member of the Aberdeen 
Study Committee for the purpose of creating a new 



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Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Ms. Pillsbury may begin 
serving her appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772, § 4, the 
appointment of Helen R. Pillsbury of 1875 
Commonwealth Avenue, # 3, Brighton, MA 02135, as a 
member of the Aberdeen Study Committee for the pur- 
pose of creating a new Architectural District in the 
Aberdeen neighborhood in Brighton be, and hereby is, 
approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF PHILIP TACKEL AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR PUR- 
POSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN THE ABERDEEN 
NEIGHBORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET 
NO. 0238) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 1, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 4 of 
Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, 1 transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the appointment 
of Philip Tackel of 8 Kilsyth Terrace, Brighton, MA 
02135, as a member of the Aberdeen Study Committee 
for the purpose of creating a new Architectural District 
in the Aberdeen neighborhood in Brighton. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Mr. Tackel may begin serv- 
ing his appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772, § 4, the 
appointment of Philip Tackel of 8 Kilsyth Terrace, 
Brighton, MA 02135, as a member of the Aberdeen 
Study Committee for the purpose of creating a new 
Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF JOSEPH S. TELLER AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR PUR- 
POSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET NO. 
0256) 

The following was received:. 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 1, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 4 of 
Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, 1 transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the appointment 
of Joseph S. Teller of 8 Kilsyth Terrace, #21, Brighton, 
MA 02135, as a member of the Aberdeen Study 
Committee for the purpose of creating a new 



Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Mr. Teller may begin serv- 
ing his appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772, § 4, the 
appointment of Joseph S. Teller of 8 Kilsyth Terrace, 
#21, Brighton, MA 02135, as a member of the Aberdeen 
Study Committee for the purpose of creating a new 
Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF ARTURO VASQUEZ AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR PUR- 
POSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD BRIGHTON (DOCKET 0. 0257) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 1,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 4 of 
Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, 1 transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the appointment 
of Arturo Vasquez of 2045 Commonwealth Avenue, 
#24, Brighton, MA 02135, as a member of the Aberdeen 
Study Committee for the purpose of creating a new 
Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Mr. Vasquez may begin 
serving his appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772, § 4, the 
appointment of Arturo Vasquez of 2045 Commonwealth 
Avenue, #24, Brighton, MA 02135, as a member of the 
Aberdeen Study Committee for the purpose of creating 
a new Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighbor- 
hood in Brighton be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF EVA WEBSTER AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR PUR- 
POSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET NO. 
0258) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 1 , 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 4 of 
Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, I transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the appointment 
of Eva Webster of 15 Orkney Road, Brighton, MA 
02135, as a member of the Aberdeen Study Committee 
for the purpose of creating a new Architectural District 
in the Aberdeen neighborhood in Brighton. 



FEBRUARY 2, 2000 



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I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Ms. Webster may begin 
serving her appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772, § 4, the 
appointment of Eva Webster of 15 Orkney Road, 
Brighton, MA 02135, as a member of the Aberdeen 
Study Committee for the purpose of creating a new 
Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0259) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence 
from the City on January 26, 2000 until January 28, 
2000. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS DECEMBER 1, 1999 
MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0260) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk * 

January 25, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, 1 hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of December!, 1999, viz: 
0130 — Ordinance re: surplus land disposition and 
facilities/community review act. 
Message disapproving filed December 17, 1999. 
1161 — Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $78,625 from the 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for the 
purpose of educating youth concerning gang 
activity and the tools needed to resist gang pres- 
sure. 
Approved by the Mayor December 8, 1999. 

1243 — Order approving the issuance of tax-exempt 
bonds in a principal amount of $8,000,000 from 
the Boston Industrial Development Financing 
Authority (BIDFA) for an Industrial Development 
Project for Roundhouse Hospitality, LLC, d/b/a 
Best Western Roundhouse Hotel. 

Approved by the Mayor December 8, 1999. 

1 244 — Order approving the issuance of tax-exempt 
bonds in a principal amount of $10,000,000 from 
the Boston Industrial Development Financing 
Authority (BIDFA) for an Industrial Development 
Project for Pilot Seafood Properties, LLC. 
Approved by the Mayor December 8, 1999. 

1265 — Order adopting the minimum residential factor 
for property tax classification and the maximum 
residential exemption for FY00. 
Approved by the Mayor December 8, 1 999. 
Very truly yours, 



Placed on file. 



Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 



ING (DOCKET NO. 0261) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

January 25, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, 1 hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of December 8, 1999, 
viz: 

0980 — Order that pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. 
C. 41 S. 100B the City Council directs the State- 
Boston Retirement Board to pay the attached 
medical bill of retired Police Officer David 
Driscoll. 
Approved by the Mayor December 15, 1999. 

1 1 66 — Order authorizing the City to accept and 
expend monies collected by donations made to 
the Can Share Food Drive from FY2000 through 
FY2010. 

Approved by the Mayor December 15, 1999. 

1 1 67 — Order authorizing the City to accept and 
expend grant money from Project Bread, a private 
non-profit entity from FY2000 through FY2010. 
Approved by the Mayor December 15, 1999. 

1340 — Order authorizing the City to accept and 
expend a grant of $54,313.19 in the form of an 
Attorney General's Office award to the Police 
Department for the purpose of restoring a sense of 
safety to the neighborhood of Dorchester SNI by 
increased police surveillance activities and col- 
laboration worth all agencies in order to reduce 
crime and fear in the Safe Neighborhood 
Initiative area. 

Approved by the Mayor December 15, 1999. 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CLERK RE ACTIONS TAKEN BY 
MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY CITY 
COUNCIL AT ITS DECEMBER 8, 1999 MEET- 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS DECEMBER 15, 1999 
MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0262) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

January 25, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, I hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of December 15, 1999, 
viz: 
0862 — Order authorizing the Fire Commissioner to 

establish a revolving fund for the acceptance and 

expenditure of donations to the Community Fire 

Education Program. 

Approved by the Mayor December 30, 1999. 
0977 — Order approving a petition for a special law re: 

an act authorizing the State-Boston Retirement 

Board to grant creditable service to Margot H. 

Hill. 

Message disapproving filed January 3, 2000. 
1036 — Order authorizing the Public Works 

Department to accept and expend $10,000 for 

safety programs in conjunction with operation of 

snow equipment. 

Approved by the Mayor December 30, 1999. 
1079 — Order authorizing the Office of Community 

Partnerships to accept and expend a grant of 

$585,000 from the Massachusetts Executive 



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Office of Health and Human Services to promote 
the development of strategies to address the needs 
of at-risk youth through the FY2000 Targeted 
Cities Initiative. 

Approved by the Mayor December 30, 1999. 
1 138 — Order authorizing the Environment Department 
to accept and expend a grant of $20,000 from the 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to estab- 
lish a pilot project to audit and train residents and 
employees of the Boston Housing Authority in 
integrated pest management techniques. 
Approved by the Mayor December 30, 1999. 

1 162 — Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $22,000 from the 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety 
under the Violence Against Women Act, for the 
purpose of training police of officers in dealing 
with victims of stalking and sexual assault. 
Approved by the Mayor December 30, 1999. 

1 163 — Order authorizing the Environment Department 

to accept and expend a grant of $28,000 from the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission for the 
preparation of a National Register Nomination for 
the Dorchester Heights Neighborhood and the 
professional technical and architectural graphics 
support for the establishment of an Aberdeen 
Architectural Conservation District. 
Approved by the Mayor December 30, 1999. 

1206 — Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a Juvenile Accountability 
Incentive Block Grant (JAIBG) of $346,835 from 
the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public 
Safety, for the purpose of preventing youth vio- 
lence and reducing crime and the fear of crime in 
our neighborhoods. 
Approved by the Mayor December 30, 1999. 

1242 — Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $1,996,899 from the 
U.S. Department of Justice, for the purpose of 
creating a coordinated community response to 
domestic violence by enhancing judicial oversight 
in domestic violence cases. 
Approved by the Mayor December 30, 1999. 

1276 — Ordinance amending Chapter 2, section 8.3 
regarding City Council Personnel Salaries. 
Message disapproving filed January 3, 2000. 

1307 — Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $50,000 from the 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, 
for the purpose of identifying, arresting and pros- 
ecuting persons engaged in violent and drug- 
related crime. 

Approved by the Mayor December 30, 1999. 

1308 — Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $314,500 from the 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (AFT), 
for the purpose of educating students on the con- 
cerns of gang activity and the tools needed to 
resist gang pressure. 

Approved by the Mayor December 30, 1999. 
1374 — Constable's Bonds of Charles V. Grillo Jr., 
Douglas D. Hansen and Ralph Salerno. 
Approved by the Mayor January 6, 2000. 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 
City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK. RE ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS JANUARY 3, 2000 
MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0263) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

February 1,2000 



To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, I hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of January 3, 2000, viz: 
0156 — Constable's Bonds of Harrison Lee and Allen T. 
Major 

Approved by the Mayor January 7, 2000 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS JANUARY 12, 2000 
MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0264) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

February 1 , 2000 
To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, 1 hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of January 12, 2000, viz: 

0177 — Order accepting the provisions of Section 51 of 
Chapter 127 of the Acts of 1999, which grants by 
local option a cost of living adjustment (COLA) 
in excess of the percentage increase allowed by 
G.L. c. 32 § 103 (c), up to a maximum of 3% on 
the first of $12,000 of the retirement allowance. 
Approved by the Mayor January 27, 2000 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 
City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION FROM DONNA MUELLER, 
EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BOSTON RETIRE- 
MENT BOARD, OF REAPPOINTMENT OF 
JOHN J. PERKINS AS MEMBER OF THE 
RETIREMENT BOARD FOR TERM OF 
THREE YEARS (DOCKET NO. 0265) 

Communication was received from Donna Mueller, 
Executive Officer, Boston Retirement Board, of the 
reappointment of John J. Perkins as a member of the 
Retirement Board for a term of three years. 

Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED BY CITY CLERK 
FROM ASSESSING DEPARTMENT RE: 
WORLD TRADE CENTER OFFICE WEST 
(COMMONWEALTH FLATS DEVELOP- 
MENT) C. 121 A, SEC. 6A CONTRACT FILING 
(DOCKET NO. 0266) 

Communication was received by the City Clerk from 
the Assessing Department re: World Trade Center Office 
West (Commonwealth Flats Development) c. 1 2 1 A, sec. 
6A Contract Filing. 

Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED BY CITY CLERK 
FROM ASSESSING DEPARTMENT RE: MSP 
ONE SUMMER STREET, LP. C. 121 A, SEC. 
6A CONTRACT FILING (DOCKET NO. 0267) 

Communication was received by the City Clerk from 



FEBRUARY 2, 2000 



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the Assessing Department re: MSP One Summer Street, 
L.P. c. 121 A, sec. 6A Contract Filing. 
Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED BY CITY CLERK 
FROM ASSESSING DEPARTMENT RE: ROX- 
BURY TENANTS OF HARVARD ASSOCIA- 
TION, INC., MISSION PARK GARAGE PRO- 
JECT, MISSION PARK HOUSING PROJECT C. 
121A, SEC. 6A CONTRACT FILINGS 
(DOCKET NO. 0268) 

Communication was received by the City Clerk from 
the Assessing Department re: Roxbury Tenants of 
Harvard Association, Inc., Mission Park Garage Project, 
Mission Park Housing Project c. 121 A, sec. 6A Contract 
Filings. 

Placed on file. 



APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0269) 

Notice was received from the mayor of the reappoint- 
ment of Watchen Barker to the Neighborhood Housing 
Trust for a term expiring January 11, 2002. 

Placed on file. 



APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0270) 

Notice was received from the mayor of the reappoint- 
ment of Reverend Craig McMullen to the Neighborhood 
Housing Trust for a term expiring January 1 1, 2002. 

Placed on file. 



APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0271 ) 

Notice was received from the mayor of the reappoint- 
ment of Mary Soo Hoo to the Neighborhood Housing 
Trust for a term expiring January 1 1, 2002. 

Placed on file. 



APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0272) 

Notice was received from the mayor of the reappoint- 
ment of Clayton Turnbull to the Neighborhood Housing 
Trust for a term expiring January 1 1, 2002. 

Placed on file. 



APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0273) 

Notice was received from the mayor of the reappoint- 
ment of Jose Vincenty to the Neighborhood Housing 
Trust for a term expiring January 1 1, 2002. 

Placed on file. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW RE: ACT TO STABILIZE RENT IN THE 
CITY (DOCKET NO. 0274) 

Councillors TURNER, ROSS, HENNIGAN, 
ROACHE, YANCEY, HONAN and SCAPICCHIO 
offered the following: 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under clause (1) of Section 
eight of Article two, as amended, of the Amendments to 



the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
precisely as follows, except for clerical or editorial 
changes of form only: 

Whereas, The voters of the Commonwealth through 
the initiative process voted to eliminate rent control in 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the 1994 
General Election; and 

Whereas, The General Court subsequently codified 
the vote of the electorate in 1995; and 

Whereas, A majority of voters of the City of Boston 
voted on the initiative to uphold the protections to vul- 
nerable citizens via rent control; and 

Whereas, Since the end of rent control in the City of 
Boston, the cost of rental housing has increased faster 
than the increase in inflation or the consumer price 
index; and 

Whereas, There is a need on the part of City govern- 
ment to offer programs and/or solutions to the afford- 
able rent problem in the City of Boston, therefore be it 

Ordained, 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any general or special 
laws to the contrary. 

Section 2. The title of this act shall be the "Boston 
Rent Stabilization Act". 

Section 3. When used in this act, unless a different 
meaning clearly appears from the context, the following 
terms shall have the following meanings: 

"Base rent", shall mean the rent charged a tenant as of 
December 31, 2000. 

"Collector-Treasurer", shall mean the collector- 
treasurer of the City of Boston. 

"Department", shall mean the Treasury Department 
of the City of Boston. 

"Dwelling unit", shall mean a residential unit of an 
eligible housing accommodation. 

"Eligible housing accommodation", shall mean any 
building or structure containing six (6) or fewer residen- 
tial units, except those units which are governmentally 
assisted. 

"Governmentally assisted", shall mean any unit that 
is owned, operated, leased or otherwise assisted through 
a subsidy, under any federal, state or local program, 
whether the subsidy is attached to the unit or to the 
inhabitant of the unit. 

"Landlord", shall mean the individual who holds title 
to any eligible housing accommodation in any manner, 
including without limitation, a partnership, corporation 
or trust. 

"Rent", shall mean the consideration, including with- 
out limitation, all bonuses, gratuities, or charges contin- 
gent or otherwise demanded or received for, or in con- 
nection with, the use of occupancy of an eligible 
housing accommodation. 

"Rent rate", shall mean the rent charged a tenant pur- 
suant to the provisions of this act. 

"Rental housing agreement", shall mean an agree- 
ment, oral, written or implied, between a landlord and a 
tenant for the use and occupancy of an eligible housing 
accommodation. 

"Tenant", shall mean a tenant, subtenant, lessee, sub- 
lessee or other person entitled under the terms of a rental 
housing agreement to the use and occupancy of an eli- 
gible housing accommodation. 

"Vacancy rate", shall mean the percentage of vacant 
residential dwelling units as determined by comparing 
the number of vacant residential units which shall be in 
the numerator, to the number of residential units, which 
shall be the denominator. 

Section 4. Voluntary Rent Control. 

There shall be a program to achieve voluntary rent 
control within eligible housing accommodations in the 
City of Boston. Said program shall remain in effect 
when the citywide vacancy rate for any calendar year is 
five percent or less. 

When the citywide vacancy rate for any calendar year 
is five percent or less, a landlord of an eligible housing 
accommodation shall be entitled to claim an exemption 



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equal to not more than twenty percent of the assessed 
value of said eligible housing accommodations, pro- 
vided, that the change in the base rent or rent rate does 
not exceed the maximum allowable adjustment in rent 
pursuant to Section 7: provided further, that no such 
exemption shall be allowed for a landlord of a govern- 
mentally assisted unit. 

Section 5. Collector-Treasurer. 

The Collector-Treasurer shall be responsible for 
carrying out the provisions of this act. The Collector- 
Treasurer shall promulgate such policies, rules, rulings 
and regulations, and shall issue such orders that are nec- 
essary to carry out the provisions of this act. The 
Collector-Treasurer shall, as provided in Section 7, 
allow for an adjustment to the maximum rent for a 
dwelling unit in an eligible housing accommodation. 

Section 6. Registration. 

The Collector-Treasurer shall require that a landlord 
seeking to claim the exemption pursuant to Section 3 
register the eligible housing accommodation on a 
form(s) approved by the Collector-Treasurer; provided, 
that said forms shall include, but not necessarily be lim- 
ited to, the following information: 

(a) the address of the eligible housing accommoda- 
tion; 

(b) the name of the tenants residing in dwelling units 
of the eligible housing accommodation; 

(c) the rent charged each tenant as of December 3 1 of 
the year for which the exemption is being claimed; 
and 

(d) the number of rooms of each dwelling unit of the 
eligible housing accommodation. 

One copy of each Apartment Registration Form, 
which pertains to the tenant's dwelling unit of the eligi- 
ble housing accommodation, shall be sent by the owner 
to the tenant by certified mail. 

For each year that a landlord seeks to claim the 
exemption pursuant to Section 4 of this act, he shall file 
an Apartment Registration Form. 

A landlord shall not be entitled to claim the exemp- 
tion pursuant to Section 4 of this act if he has failed to 
file the Apartment Registration Form in the manner pre- 
scribed by this act and/or by rules and regulations pro- 
mulgated by the Collector-Treasurer. 

Section 7. Maximum Allowable Adjustment in Rent. 

The Collector- Treasurer, commencing January 1, 
2001, shall allow for an annual adjustment in the base 
rent charged a tenant of a dwelling unit of an eligible 
housing accommodation, the resulting rent shall be 
known as the rent rate. Said allowance shall be equal to 
an amount equal to the percentage increase in the con- 
sumer price index during the prior calendar year added 
to the base rent or the rent rate, whichever is applicable. 

Section 8. Vacancy Prior to the End of the Year. 

Where a tenant vacates a dwelling unit prior to the 
end of a year in which the landlord has taken the exemp- 
tion pursuant to Section 4, and the eligible housing 
accommodation is rented to a new tenant, the rent rate 
provided in the new lease shall be no greater than the 
rent rate charged the vacating tenant. 

Section 9. Penalties. 

It shall be unlawful for a landlord to claim an exemp- 
tion pursuant to Section 3 for which he is not entitled to 
take pursuant to the provisions of this act. Any landlord 
receiving the exemption pursuant to Section 4 who is 
otherwise not entitled to receive said exemption shall 
pay any monies subsequently owed and shall be subject 
to a fine of five thousand dollars. 

Section 1 0. Effective Date. 

This act shall take effect October 1, 2000. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW RE: ACT RELATIVE TO BOSTON 
REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY LAND DIS- 
POSITION PROCEDURES (DOCKET NO. 
0275) 



Councillors TURNER, ROSS, ROACHE, HENNI- 
GAN, YANCEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, HONAN and 
FEENEY offered the following: 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under clause (1) of Section 
eight of Article two, as amended, of the Amendments to 
the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
precisely as follows, except for clerical or editorial 
changes of form only: 

Whereas, The Boston Redevelopment Authority 
(BRA) holds title to many vacant parcels in the City; 
and 

Whereas, The BRA has opportunity to dispose of 
these parcels in the course of any calendar year; and 

Whereas, Boston is currently in the midst of a "hot" 
real estate market in which the cost of housing has 
increased faster than the rate of -increase in inflation and 
the consumer price index; and 

Whereas, In the past, the disposition of these parcels 
has occurred without there being a plan to increase the 
number of affordable housing units; and 

Whereas, The disposition of these parcels represents 
opportunities to create additional affordable housing 
units; therefore be it 

Ordained, 

Section 1. Not withstanding any general or special 
laws to the contrary. 

Section 2. That the title of this act shall be the 
"Boston Affordable Housing Development Act". 

Section 3. When used in this act, unless a different 
meaning clearly appears from the context, the following 
terms all have the following meanings: 

"Authority", shall mean the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority. 

"Authority-owned parcel", shall mean a parcel or 
parcels of land to which the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority has title to or otherwise owns. 

"Board", shall mean the Board of Directors of the 
Boston Redevelopment Authority. 

"City", shall mean the City of Boston. 

"City Council", shall mean the Boston City Council. 

"Developer", shall mean a person who purchases, 
leases or otherwise obtains the right to develop an 
authority-owned parcel. 

"Disposition", shall mean the conveyance of title to a 
parcel of land. 

"Low-income household", shall mean a household 
that has an annual median income that is less than or 
equal to sixty-one percent (61%) of the area median 
income. 

"Moderate-income household", shall mean a house- 
hold that has an annual median income that is equal to 
or greater than sixty-one percent (61%), but less than or 
equal to eighty percent (80%) of the area median 
income. 

"High moderate-income household", shall mean a 
household that has an annual median income that is 
equal to or greater than eighty-one percent (81%) but 
less than or equal to one hundred and twenty percent 
(120%) of the area median income. 

"Market rate household", shall mean a household that 
has an annual median income greater than one hundred 
and twenty percent (120%) of the area median income. 

"Low-income-housing", shall mean housing units 
developed for the benefit of or to be inhabited by low- 
income households. 

"Moderate-income housing", shall mean housing unit 
developed for the benefit of or to be inhabited by mod- 
erate income households. 

"High moderate-income housing", shall mean hous- 
ing units developed for the benefit of or to be inhabited 
by high moderate-income households. 

"Market rate housing", shall mean housing units 
developed for the benefit of market income households. 



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"Person", shall mean an individual, partnership, cor- 
poration, trust or other entity which acquires title to or 
the right to develop or an authority-owned parcel. 

Section 4. Disposition of Authority-Owned Parcels. 

Whenever the Board effects disposition of an 
authority-owned parcel to a developer who is develop- 
ing housing units on said parcel, said disposition shall 
require the development of housing units according to 
the following formula: 

a. one-third of the housing units shall be low-income 
housing units, provided that one-half shall be 
developed for the benefit of households whose 
annual income is between zero (0%) and thirty per- 
cent (30%) of the area median income and one half 
shall be developed for the benefit of households 
whose annual income is between thirty-one and 
sixty percent of the area median income; 

b. one-third of the housing units shall be moderate- 
income housing units; and 

c. one-third of the housing units shall be high moder- 
ate-income and market rate housing units; provided 
that one half shall be developed for the benefit of 
households whose annual income is between 
eighty-one percent (81%) and one hundred and 
twenty percent (120%) of the area median income 
and one half for the benefit of households whose 
income is over one hundred and twenty percent 
(120%) of the area median income. 

Section 5. Additional Low-Income Housing Units. 

Nothing herein shall prohibit the Board from approv- 
ing of a disposition that will provide low-income hous- 
ing units in an amount greater than the formula pursuant 
to Section 4. 

Section 6. Waiver Requests. 

If the Board determines that it is in the best interest of 
the public that a proposed disposition of an authority- 
owned parcel not require the use of the formula pursuant 
to Section 4, it shall petition the City Council for a 
waiver from said requirement; provided that, said 
waiver request shall state clearly the reason(s) that a 
waiver is needed. 

Section 7. Effective Date. 

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its 
enactment. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDINANCE RE: AFFORDABLE HOUSING 
DEVELOPMENT ACT (DOCKET NO. 0276) 

Councillors TURNER, ROSS, HENNIGAN, 
ROACHE, YANCEY, HONAN, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
CONLEY, SCAPICCHIO and MURPHY offered the 
following: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of Boston, as fol- 
lows: 

Whereas, The City of Boston holds title to many 
vacant parcels in the City; and 

Whereas, The City has opportunity to dispose of these 
parcels in the course of any calendar year; and 

Whereas, The City is currently in the midst of a "hot" 
real estate market in which the cost of housing has 
increased faster than the rate of increase in inflation and 
the consumer price index; and 

Whereas, In the past, the disposition of these parcels 
has occurred without there being a plan to increase the 
number of affordable housing units; and 

Whereas, The disposition of these parcels represents 
opportunities to create additional affordable housing 
units, therefore be it 

Ordained: 

Section 1. The title of this ordinance shall be the 
"Affordable Housing Development Ordinance". 

Section 2. When used in this ordinance, unless a dif- 
ferent meaning clearly appears from the context, the fol- 
lowing terms hall have the following meanings: 

"City", shall mean the City of Boston. 

"City Council", shall mean the Boston City Council. 



"City-owned parcels" shall mean a parcels of land to 
which the City of Boston has title to or otherwise owns. 

"Commission", shall mean the Public Facilities 
Commission of the City of Boston or its successor 
entity. 

"Department", shall mean the Department of 
Neighborhood. 

"Developer" shall mean a person who purchases, 
leases or otherwise obtains the right to develop a city- 
owned parcel. 

"Disposition", shall mean the conveyance of title to a 
parcel. 

"Low-income household", shall mean a household 
that has an annual median income that is less than or 
equal to sixty percent (60%) of the area median income. 

"Moderate-income household", shall mean a house- 
hold that has an annual median income that is equal to 
or greater than sixty-one percent (61%), but less than or 
equal to eighty percent (80%) of the area median 
income. 

"High moderate-income household", shall mean a 
household that has an annual median income that is 
equal to or greater than eighty -one percent (81%) but 
less than or equal to one hundred and twenty percent 
(120%) of the area median Income. 

"Market rate household", shall mean a household that 
has an annual median income greater than one hundred 
and twenty percent (120%) of the area median income. 

"Low income-housing", shall mean housing units 
developed for the benefit of or to be inhabited by low- 
income households. 

"Moderate-income housing", shall mean housing 
units developed for the benefit of or to be inhabited by 
moderate income households. 

"High moderate-income housing", shall mean hous- 
ing units developed for the benefit of or to be inhabited 
by high moderate-income households. 

"Market rate housing", shall mean housing units 
developed for the benefit of market income households. 

"Person", shall mean an individual, partnership, cor- 
poration, trust or other entity which acquires title to or 
the right to develop or a city-owned parcel. 

Section 3. Disposition of City-owned Parcels. 

Whenever the Commission effects disposition of a 
city-owned parcel, to a developer who is developing 
housing units on said parcel, said disposition shall 
require that said developer develop such housing units 
according to the following formula: 

a. one-third of the housing units shall be low-income 
housing units, that one-half shall be developed for 
the benefit of households whose annual income is 
between zero (0%) and thirty percent (30%) of the 
area median income and one half shall be devel- 
oped for the benefit of households whose annual 
income is between thirty-one (31%) and sixty per- 
cent (60%) of the area median income. 

b. one-third of the housing units shall be moderate- 
income housing units, and 

c. one-third of the housing units shall be high moder- 
ate-income and market rate housing units; provided 
that one half shall be developed for the benefit of 
households whose annual income is between 
eighty-one percent (81%) and one hundred and 
twenty percent (120%) of the area median income 
and one half for the benefit of households whose 
income is over one hundred and twenty percent 
(120%) of the area median income. 

Section 4. Additional Low-income Housing Units. 

Nothing herein shall prohibit the Commission from 
approving of a disposition that will provide low-income 
housing units in an amount greater than the formula pur- 
suant to Section 3. 

Section 5. Waiver Requests. 

If the Commission determines that it is in the best 
interest of the public that a proposed disposition of a 
city-owned parcel not require the use of the formula 
pursuant to Section 3, it shall petition the City Council 
for a waiver from said requirement; provided that, said 



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waiver request shall state clearly the reason(s) that a 
waiver is needed. 

Section 6. Effective Date. 

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its 
enactment. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON ELDERLY HOLD 
HEARING TO DETERMINE STATUS OF 
DRAMATIC INCREASE IN NUMBER OF 
GRANDPARENTS RAISING THEIR GRAND- 
CHILDREN (DOCKET NO. 0277) 

Councillors ROACHE, ROSS, TURNER, FEENEY, 
DAVIS-MULLEN, MURPHY, HONAN, SCAPIC- 
CHIO, YANCEY and HENNIGAN offered the follow- 
ing: 

Whereas, Neighborhoods throughout the City of 
Boston have seen a dramatic increase in the number of 
grandparents raising their grandchildren; and 

Whereas, This emerging category of grandfamilies 
often does not fall under the traditional definition of 
family; and 

Whereas, Many of these grandfamilies are in need of 
substantial financial and social support but find them- 
selves ineligible to receive benefits, or are afraid to 
report their status for fear of losing their grandchildren; 
and 

Whereas, Boston Aging Concerns-Young and Old 
United, an organization dedicated to the recognition and 
support of this emerging population, are in discussions 
with the City of Boston to obtain a number of City 
owned parcels for development as an intergenerational 
community; and 

Whereas, The affordable housing piece is but one 
component of what is required to support the grand- 
parents of the City of Boston who are raising their 
grandchildren; therefore be it 

Ordered, The Boston City Council Committee on 
Elderly hold a hearing to determine the status of the 
grandfamilies situation in Boston, what is being done to 
provide services to this community, and where there is a 
need for more support from the City; be it further 

Ordered, That the Commission on Affairs of the 
Elderly, and other departments relevant to the develop- 
ment of a City policy specific to Grandfamilies, be 
invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Elderly. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY 
HOLD HEARING TO ALLOW TESTIMONY 
REGARDING FEASIBILITY OF REESTAB- 
LISHING TRAFFIC DIVISION WITHIN 
POLICE DEPARTMENT UTILIZING UNI- 
FORMED POLICE OFFICERS TO ASSUME 
RESPONSIBILITIES OF TRAFFIC CONTROL 
(DOCKET NO. 0278) 

Councillors ROACHE, FLAHERTY, FEENEY, 
HENNIGAN, HONAN, TURNER, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
MURPHY and ROSS offered the following: 

Whereas, The recent increase in economic develop- 
ment and expansion has had a noticeable impact on a 
historically tedious traffic situation in the City and its 
neighborhoods; and 

Whereas, Each neighborhood throughout the City has 
seen an alarming number of motor vehicle and pedes- 
trian traffic accidents; and 

Whereas, Many of these accidents have resulted in 
the serious injury or unfortunate death of those 
involved; and 

Whereas, Both the Boston Police and Boston 
Transportation Departments have made every effort to 
alleviate this situation; and 

Whereas, There is a need to enhance the current 



public safety and transportation strategy of the City to 
provide a more comprehensive, coordinated approach to 
both the present levels and impending increases of con- 
gestion and vehicular traffic that overwhelm the central 
business district and the neighborhoods of Boston; now, 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council Committee on 
Public Safety hold a public hearing to allow testimony 
regarding the feasibility of reestablishing a Traffic 
Division within the Boston Police Department, utilizing 
uniformed Boston Police Officers, to assume the respon- 
sibilities of traffic control; and be it further 

Ordered, All appropriate officials from the Boston 
Police and the Boston Transportation Departments, as 
well as other relevant departments be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



LOAN ORDER OF $4,700,000 FOR SCHOOL 
DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0208) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0208 
from the Assignment Sheet. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On January 12, 2000 the order was given its first read- 
ing and passage; yeas 9, nays 4. 

On motion of Councillor MURPHY the question was 
moved; yeas 9, nays 4: 

Yeas — Conley, Feeney, Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, 
Kelly, Murphy, Ross, Scapicchio — 9. 

Nays — Davis-Mullen, Roache, Turner, Yancey — 4. 

The order was given its second reading and final 
passage; yeas 9, nays 4: 

Yeas — Conley, Feeney, Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, 
Kelly, Murphy, Ross, Scapicchio — 9. 

Nays — Davis-Mullen, Roache, Turner, Yancey — 4. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR YANCEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
YANCEY stated his dissatisfaction that this body took 
its vote without having a formal City Council hearing. 



RECESS 



ORDER THAT ATTACHED RULES OF CITY COUN- 
CIL AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS BE 
ADOPTED FOR MUNICIPAL YEAR 2000 
(DOCKET NO. 0279) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 
Ordered, That the attached Rules of the City Council 
and committee assignments be adopted for the munici- 
pal year Two Thousand. 

From the Desk of 
James M. Kelly 

February 1 , 2000 
Dear Colleagues: 

Attached you will find the Rules of the City Council 
for the municipal year 2000. Please review and pay par- 
ticular attention to rules 23, 34 and 41. Further, please 
notice the changes made to the Committee on Rules & 
Administration's description, as well as the new special 
committees listed on pages 13 and 14. Thank you. 
Sincerely, 

James M. Kelly, 
Council President. 



Rules of the City Council 
2000 
General Rules 
Meeting Time 

Rule 1. Unless otherwise ordered from time to time, 
and except on holidays, the regular meeting of the city 



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council shall be on Wednesdays at twelve o'clock P.M. 
in the Christopher Iannella Council Chamber, 1 City 
Hall Square, Boston, 5th floor. Special meetings may be 
called at the president's discretion, upon a forty-eight 
hour notice from the time the notices are mailed or dis- 
patched by special messenger, or relayed to each coun- 
cillor's office. Special meetings of the council may be 
called by the president upon less than forty-eight hours 
notice in the case of an emergency, and with the consent 
of two-thirds of all members. 

Quorum 

Rule 2. A quorum of the council shall consist of seven 
members and any member may call for a roll call on the 
question of the presence of a quorum. If at any time any 
meeting is called to order, or if during a meeting a roll 
calls shows less than a quorum, the presiding officer 
shall call a recess of not more than ten minutes, after 
which time, if a quorum is not present, the meeting may 
be adjourned by the presiding officer. 

Presiding Officer 

Rule 3. The president of the council shall assume the 
chair at the hour set by the previous adjournment; shall 
call the members to order and after a roll call showing a 
quorum present, shall proceed with the regular order of 
business. The president shall select a president pro tem- 
pore to act in his or her absence and serve as vice chair 
of the committee of the Whole. In the event of the 
absence of both the president and the president pro 
tempore, the senior member by age shall preside. Said 
president pro tempore, or otherwise the senior member 
by age, shall serve as president in accordance with 
Section 1 IB of the city charter if the mayor and council 
president are absent from the city. 

Appealing a Decision of the Chair 

Rule 4. The presiding officer may speak to points of 
order in preference to other members, and shall decide 
all questions of order, subject to an appeal from the 
decision of the chair, but no appeal shall be considered 
unless properly seconded. No other business except a 
motion to adjourn or to lay on the table shall be in order 
until the question on appeal has been decided. The ques- 
tion shall be put as follows: 

"Shall the decision of the chair stand as the judgment 
of the Council?" 

The vote shall be by a roll call, and it shall be decided 
in the affirmative unless a majority of the votes are to the 
contrary. 

Recess 

Rule 5. The presiding officer may at any time, during 
debate or otherwise, declare a recess for not more than 
ten minutes, any such action shall not be subject to 
appeal, nor shall any motions apply thereto. 

Propounding Motions 

Rule 6. The presiding officer shall propound all 
motions in the order in which they are moved, unless the 
subsequent motion shall be previous in its nature, pro- 
vided that in naming sums and fixing time the largest 
sum and longest term shall be put first. 

Deciding Questions 

Rule 7. Subject to the provisions of these rules, the 
presiding officer shall, without debate, decide all ques- 
tions relating to priority of business to be acted upon. 

Dividing a Question 

Rule 8. The presiding officer shall, at the request of 
any member, make a division of a question when the 
sense will admit of it. 

Doubting the Vote 

Rule 9. The presiding officer shall declare all votes; 
but if any member doubts a vote the president shall 
cause a rising vote to be taken and, when two members 
so request, shall cause the vote to be taken by a roll call. 

Vacating the Chair 

Rule 10. When the presiding officer shall desire to 
vacate the chair he or she shall call the president pro- 
tempore, or in the absence of the president pro-temporc, 
any member to it; but the president or the president pro- 
tempore, as the case may be, may resume the chair at 
will. 



Agenda 

Rule 1 1. The original and twenty-one copies of any 
message, ordinance, resolution, vote or other measure 
submitted by the Mayor shall be delivered to the office 
of the City Clerk before one o'clock P.M. on the regular 
work day preceding any meeting of the council. Such 
submission is a prerequisite to any item's consideration 
at such meeting. 

The original and two copies of any order, ordinance, 
resolution or committee report (including consent 
agenda items, but not reports of the committee of the 
whole voted during a recess of a council meeting), pro- 
vided that Rule 34 has been complied with in the case of 
committee reports, submitted by a councillor shall also 
be delivered before such time and to such place. Such 
submission is a prerequisite to any item's consideration 
at such meeting. Twenty copies are to be delivered to the 
city messenger by each councillor's office submitting 
the same; but only one copy of each matter to be con- 
sidered on the consent agenda is to be given to the city 
messenger. 

Duties of the Clerk 

Rule 12. It shall be the duty of the city clerk, acting 
as clerk and parliamentarian of the council, to prepare 
and cause to be printed for each meeting a listing of all 
matters submitted for consideration to the council in 
accordance with Rule 1 1 ; such listing shall be known as 
the agenda, and it shall be divided into two sections, the 
latter of which shall be known as the consent agenda. 

Said agenda shall include unfinished business of the 
preceding meetings, matters on the table, assignment, 
and thirty and sixty-day orders not acted upon in previ- 
ous meetings. Said matters shall be listed in accordance 
with the order of business as described in Rule 15. 

Said agenda shall be delivered to the city messenger 
by 4:30 PM on the regular workday preceding the 
scheduled meeting. It shall be the duty of the city mes- 
senger to compile the agenda, all matters listed on said 
agenda, the legislative calendar and any other docu- 
ments appropriate to the scheduled meeting. Such com- 
pilation shall be known as "the packet", and it shall be 
promptly delivered to each council member and the staff 
director. 

Corrections as to Form 

Rule 13. The city clerk, with the approval of the pres- 
ident, and with the assistance of the corporation counsel 
if necessary, may make changes to correct the form of 
an ordinance once passed, but prior to its presentation to 
the mayor, provided however that its substance is not 
thereby affected. 

Items of the Same Matter 

Rule 14. In the event that resolutions or orders con- 
cerning the same subject are filed with the city clerk for 
consideration by the council, the clerk shall cause to 
have entered on the agenda only that resolution or order 
which was first filed and the name of the sponsor(s) to 
the similar resolution or order shall be added as a spon- 
soring member to the resolution or order which is placed 
on the agenda. Such action, however, shall not preclude 
any member from offering an amendment to said 
resolution. 

Removal from the Consent Agenda 

Rule 14 A. Resolutions of condolences and congratu- 
lations filed in accordance with Rule 36 shall be listed 
upon the consent agenda. Any member of the council 
may object to the clerk upon such a filing, whereas the 
matter being objected to shall be removed from the 
consent agenda and placed on the agenda of the regular 
council business. No such resolution shall bear the name 
of any councillor not indicating consent to sponsorship. 

All matters contained on the consent agenda shall be 
read as one and the question of adoption and passage of 
all said matters shall be by a single motion. The question 
shall be put as follows: 

"The question now comes on approval of the vari- 
ous matters contained within the consent agenda." 

Order of Business and Debate 

Rule 15. At every regular meeting of the council the 



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order of business shall be as follows: 

1 . Communications from the mayor. 

2. Presentation of petition, memorials, and remon- 
strances. 

3. Reports of city officers and other. 

4. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

5. Reports of committees. 

6. Orders and resolutions. 

7. Consent agenda. 
Motions and Orders 

Rule 16. When a question is under debate the follow- 
ing motions shall be entertained and shall have prece- 
dence in the order in which they are arranged: 

1. To adjourn. 

2. To lay on the table. 

3. The previous question. 

4. To close debate at a specified time. 

5. To postpone to a day certain. 

6. To commit. 

7. To amend. 

8. To postpone indefinitely. 
Strike and Insert 

Rule 17. A motion to strike out and insert shall be 
deemed indivisible; but a motion to strike out being lost 
shall not preclude amendment, or a motion to strike out 
and insert. 

At the call of the president, motion(s) to amend shall 
be reduced to writing and copies given to members. 
Three copies shall be given to the City Clerk. 

Adjourn 

Rule 18. A motion to adjourn shall be in order at any 
time except on an immediate repetition or pending a ver- 
ification of a vote; and that motion, the motion to lay on 
the table, the motion to take from the table, and the 
motion for the previous question shall be decided with- 
out debate. 

Direct Bearing and Previously Debated Matters 

Rule 19. No motion or proposition of a subject differ- 
ent from than under consideration shall be admitted 
under the color of an amendment. 

Any motion, order, or resolution which in the opinion 
of the presiding officer does not have a direct bearing on 
the business of the council, or which has been previ- 
ously debated and acted upon in the current municipal 
year, shall be referred to the committee of the whole, 
and shall not be further considered by the council except 
upon report by that committee. There shall be no appeal 
from the decision of the chair hereunder, and this rule 
shall not be subject to suspension. No motion shall 
apply, nor shall unanimous consent to speak on the 
matter so referred be in order. 

The committee of the whole may report that any 
motion, order, or resolution, so referred to it, is out of 
order for the reasons stated above; and its report shall be 
a final disposition of the matter, subject to an appeal. 
Such appeal shall be governed by the same provisions as 
those governing appeals from rulings of the presiding 
officer. 

Remanding Matters to the Mayor 

Rule 20. Any order, ordinance, resolution, vote, or 
other measure submitted by the mayor shall be rejected 
without prejudice, unless when it is filed with the city 
clerk, it bears the certificate of the corporation counsel 
that, if adopted or passed in the form submitted by the 
mayor, it will be in accordance with the law. 

Withdrawal of Motions 

Rule 2 1 . After a motion has been put by the presiding 
officer, it may be withdrawn by the presiding officer on 
the request of the sponsor, providing no objection. 

Committee Assignment and Action 

Rule 22. When a petition, order, or resolution relates 
to a subject that may properly be examined and reported 
upon by an existing committee of the council, such 
order or resolution shall, upon presentation, be referred 
to such committee. When a motion is made to refer any 
subject, and different committees are proposed, the 
motions shall be put in the following order: 

1. To a standing committee of the council. 



2. To a special committee of the council. 

Any member offering a motion, order, or resolution 
which is referred to a committee may request that the 
chair of the committee set, within 30 days, a mutually 
agreeable date for a hearing. 

Calling of Matters in Committee 

Rule 23. If within twenty-one days, after a matter is 
referred to a committee, other than a matter referred to 
the Committee of the Whole under Rule 19, and the mat- 
ter is not voted upon, it may be called by nine members 
of the Council. 

If after twenty-one days, after a matter is referred to a 
committee, other than a matter referred to the 
Committee of the Whole under Rule 19, and the matter 
is not voted upon, it may be called by seven members of 
the Council. 

If after sixty days, after a matter is referred to a com- 
mittee, other than a matter referred to the Committee of 
the Whole under Rule 19, and the matter is not voted 
upon, it may be called by five members of the Council. 

The chair of a committee may call a docket out of 
his/her committee at any time and ask that a vote be 
taken on the matter, provided that when such a call is 
made, the clerk will take a roll-call vote of the 
committee members to ascertain that a majority of the 
committee members support the call of the chair. 

Matters Placed on File at Year End 

Rule 24. The City Clerk shall place on file.any matter 
that has been in committee for more than sixty days 
prior to the last day of the calendar year. The City Clerk 
shall carry over and assign a new docket number to any 
matter that has been in committee for less than sixty 
days prior to the last day of the calendar year. Sixty-day 
orders shall be exempt from this rule. 

Voting 

Rule 25. In all votes the form of expression shall be 
"Ordered" for everything by way of command, and the 
form shall be "Resolved" for everything expressing 
opinions, principles, facts, or purposes. 

Summons of Members 

Rule 26. Upon request for a call of the yeas and nays, 
the president shall hold open the calling for a period of 
no longer than five minutes during which time the city 
messenger shall summons all members who are absent 
from the Iannella Council Chamber. The clerk shall call 
the names of the members in alphabetical order without 
interruption. Each member shall respond to his or her 
name when called by the clerk. No member shall be 
recorded after the name of the next member has been 
called in the prescribed manner, except by unanimous 
consent of all members present. 

A majority present and voting 

Rule 27. Every member who shall be present when a 
question is put, unless he or she is excluded by interest, 
shall vote in the affirmative or negative or shall respond 
"present", unless the council has for special reason 
excused that member from voting. Unless otherwise 
provided, a majority of those councillors present and 
voting at a meeting of the council, or a council commit- 
tee, shall constitute a majority. 

Absence of Sponsoring Member 

Rule 28. In the event that the sponsoring member of 
any order, .resolution, or other matter, excepting those 
contained on the consent agenda, is not present when 
the clerk reads said matter, the presiding officer shall 
instruct the clerk to withdraw said matter from 
consideration at that meeting. 

Reconsideration 

Rule 29. Once a vote has been taken, any member 
may move consideration thereof, but only at the same 
meeting. Debate on motions to reconsider shall be 
limited to thirty minutes, and no member shall occupy 
more than five minutes; but on a vote upon any 
subsidiary or incidental question, debate shall be limited 
to ten minutes, and no member shall occupy more than 
two minutes. 

Rule 30. When a motion to reconsider has been 
decided that decision shall not be reconsidered, and no 



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question shall be twice reconsidered unless it has been 
amended after the reconsideration; nor shall any recon- 
sideration be had upon the following motions: 

1. To adjourn. 

2. The previous question. 

3. To lay on the table. 

4. To take from the table. 

5. To close debate at a specified time. 

A motion to reconsider may be laid on the table or 
postponed indefinitely, and the effect of such action in 
either case shall be to defeat the motion to reconsider. 

Second Readings and Two-Thirds Majority Required 

Rule 31. All orders releasing rights, easements, or 
restrictions on land, all orders for the sale of land, all 
appropriations for the purchase of land, and all loans 
voted by the council shall require a vote of two-thirds of 
all members of the council, and shall be passed only 
after two separate readings and by two separate votes, 
the second of said readings and votes to be had not less 
than fourteen days after the first, except in cases in 
which a shorter period is authorized by law. Any order 
rescinding an order for any of the foregoing purposes 
shall require the same number of readings and votes as 
was required for the passage of the original order. 

Adoption of Matters on Day Introduced 

Rule 32. No ordinance or substitution of an ordinance 
may be adopted at the meeting at which it is submitted. 
This rule may not be suspended, except with unanimous 
consent. 

Committees 

Forty-eight hour Notice Required 

Rule 33. No meeting of any committee shall be called 
upon less than forty-eight hours (exclusive of holidays 
and weekends) from the time the council staff shall have 
mailed the notices or dispatched them by special mes- 
senger; provided that meetings of the committee of the 
whole may be held for a specific purpose(s) at the call 
of the president, at the completion of council business 
and prior to final adjournment of any meeting of the 
council without such notice. Only that specific item(s) 
for which a committee of the whole hearing has been 
called shall be in order at such hearing. 

The staff director, upon the scheduling of a commit- 
tee hearing, shall promptly post a record of time, place, 
and subject matter of such hearing and shall cause a 
written notice thereof to be delivered to all councillors. 

At the start of any committee hearing the committee 
chair shall state the procedure by which the hearing 
shall be governed. Unless changed by a majority of the 
committee members, the chair's procedure shall govern. 
The chair and members of any committee shall speak 
and question witnesses for not more than ten minutes at 
a time, provided that the sponsor(s) of the various com- 
mittee proposals shall be given an opportunity to make 
the initial presentation. 

No committee unless authorized by an order of the 
council shall incur any expense, including, but not lim- 
ited to advertising and stenographic costs. No commit- 
tee meeting, except the committee of the whole, shall be 
conducted on the day of any regular meeting of the 
council. No committee meeting shill be conducted on 
the same day and time as another committee meeting. 

Committee Action 

Rule 34. All items listed on the weekly agenda that 
are to be reported out of committee must be accompa- 
nied by a committee report. The committee chair shall 
draft the report. The chair must distribute the committee 
report to all members of the committee no less than 24 
hours before the report is submitted to the clerk; but in 
any case no later than noon on the Monday before the 
council meeting at which the report is to be introduced. 

It shall be the duty of the committee members to com- 
municate their agreement, disagreement, abstention or 
amendment to the chair prior to the report's submission 
to the clerk. Any committee member who does not 
respond prior to the report being submitted to the clerk 
shall be deemed to be in favor of the report. However, no 
committee member's name shall be listed as in favor of 



any report, unless the member has affirmatively 
communicated as such to the chair. 

No committee member may sign on to any committee 
report after the report is filed with the clerk. 

Committee Appointment, Structure and Role 

Rule 35. The president of the City Council shall 
appoint all standing committees, all special committees, 
shall fill any vacancy and designate the rank of the 
members of each committee unless specifically directed 
otherwise by two-thirds of the council. All standing 
committees shall consist of between three and nine 
members. 

The role of each committee shall be to provide a 
forum for in-depth review and analysis of all city depart- 
ments, boards, and agencies, and to provide a means for 
residents of Boston to address their concerns with 
regard to services provided by the city. 

Committees shall focus upon: (1) public policy, (2) 
efficiency of service delivery, and (3) cost containment, 
it being the goal of our city government to provide 
appropriate services while ensuring that public moneys, 
which derive from our citizenry, are spent wisely and 
cautiously. 

Each committee shall recommend such changes in the 
ordinances or statutes as will provide the greatest neces- 
sary services for the tax moneys expended. 

Committees of the Council 

There shall be the following standing committees: 

A) Committee of the Whole, which shall concern 
itself with any litigation involving the city council and 
all other matters referred to it. 

B) Committee on Arts and Humanities, which shall 
concern itself with the encouragement of the arts and 
humanities within out city, including cultural develop- 
ment, museums, performing arts, public art, art educa- 
tion, the support and funding of private art and cultural 
amenities within Boston, and locations and opportuni- 
ties to display and/or present art works The committee 
shall exercise oversight with respect to the Art 
Commission, Mid-Town Cultural District, the Boston 
Arts Lottery Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs. 

C) Committee on Banking and Community 
Investment, which shall concern itself with the delivery 
of banking services in the neighborhoods of Boston, 
including the availability of construction and mortgage 
loans for affordable housing in every neighborhood, the 
promotion of public policy goals such as community 
reinvestment, affirmative marketing and non-discrimi- 
natory lending policies, and the provision of banking 
services to smaller, neighborhood-based businesses. The 
committee shall also concern itself with the linking and 
leveraging of these objectives by use of city actions 
involving the purchase of banking services, deposits, 
borrowing and investment. 

D) Committee on City and Neighborhood Services, 
which shall concern itself with the delivery of municipal 
services to the residents and neighborhoods of Boston, 
especially as they impact on youth, the disabled and 
infirm. The committee shall exercise oversight with 
respect to the Boston Employment Commission, the 
Health and Hospitals, Parks and Recreation, and Library 
Departments, the Office of Neighborhood Services, the 
Office of Cable Communications, and the White and 
Browne Funds. 

E) Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation, which shall concern itself with the 
physical and economic preservation and development of 
the city; transportation policies for the city, including 
issues related to mass transit, Logan' International 
Airport, the imposition of tolls, effects of the depression 
of the Central Artery, construction of the Third Harbor 
Tunnel, and construction of the 1-93 connector; the rela- 
tionship of the city to the Metropolitan Area Planning 
Council; planning of public buildings, including jail 
construction, the effect of large-scale development on 
neighborhoods and people of Boston, including avoid- 
ance of noise pollution, damage to the water table, pro- 
tecting access to homes and businesses, and trucking 



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and safe disposal of construction material and debris. 
The Committee shall also concern itself with the various 
inspectional, regulatory and licensing activities, com- 
merce, trade, and transportation policy of the city, 
including the promotion of fair trade, equal access, con- 
sumer education and protection, including council- 
issued licenses and permits. The committee shall exer- 
cise oversight with respect to the Boston Industrial 
Development Finance and Boston Redevelopment 
Authorities, the Public Improvement, Public Facilities, 
and Economic Development and Industrial 
Commissions, the Inspectional Services and 
Transportation Departments and the Licensing Board, 
Zoning Commission, Mayor's Office of Consumer 
Affairs and Licensing and the Office of the Parking 
Clerk. 

F) Committee on Education and School Matters, 
which shall concern itself with the quality of education 
provided by the Boston Public Schools, including the 
Boston School Department budget, and structure of the 
School Department. The committee shall work to 
strengthen cooperation among city and state govern- 
ment, private enterprise, and institutions of higher learn- 
ing. The committee shall exercise complete budget 
authority with respect to the School Department. The 
Committee shall exercise oversight with respect to the 
Community Centers Commission. 

G) Committee on the Elderly, which shall concern 
itself with the provision of services to elderly persons 
and the special problems of aging, including personal 
safety, access to health care, the promotion of inde- 
pendent living, home health services, nutrition, and 
transportation. The committee shall exercise oversight 
with respect to the Commission on the Affairs of the 
Elderly. 

H) Committee on Environment and Historic 
Preservation, which shall concern itself with the natural 
and historic resources and landmarks of the city, includ- 
ing wetlands, the harbor, and the harbor islands. The 
committee shall have oversight with respect to the care, 
management, custody and use of public lands and build- 
ings, except park land. The committee shall involve 
itself in the relationship between the city and 
Metropolitan District Commission, the Mass. Water 
Resources Authority, the Boston Water and Sewer 
Commission; the problems of pollution, conservation, 
preservation and energy. The committee shall also con- 
cern itself with the implementation of voluntary recy- 
cling and other resource recovery efforts, public and pri- 
vate; protection from improper storage, transportation, 
and disposal of wastes, especially hazardous and infec- 
tious wastes, reclamation of dump lands and polluted 
lands; and, the means and costs of disposal of waste 
products by the city and from businesses within the city. 
The committee shall exercise oversight with respect to 
the Property Management, Public Works and 
Environment Departments. 

I) Committee on Equity, which shall concern itself 
with promoting equal and fair access to public and pri- 
vate services and facilities for all Bostonians, including 
males, females, minorities, veterans, the disabled, and 
those of any religious persuasion' race or ethnicity, to 
the end that within our city, the rights and privileges 
espoused as the American ideal are not denied. The 
Committee shall exercise oversight with respect to the 
Women's, Comparable Worth, Human Rights and Fair 
Housing Commissions, and the office of Minority and 
Women Business Enterprise and the Commission for 
Persons with Disabilities and the Affirmative Action 
Office. 

J) Committee on Government Operations, which 
shall concern itself with the organization and structure 
of city government, including departmental fees and 
charges. The committee shall have referred to it all pro- 
posed ordinances and special laws affecting the struc- 
ture, duties, and responsibilities of city departments, 
agencies and commissions. The committee shall exer- 
cise oversight with respect to the Administrative 



Services, Election, and Law Departments; the Office of 
the Mayor except those components assigned to other 
committees; City Clerk, Registrar, Group Insurance, 
Execution of Courts, Workers' Compensation Service, 
Retirement Board and pension liabilities. 

K ) Committee on Housing, which shall concern itself 
with public policy involving the preservation, creation, 
and rehabilitation of housing in the city, including 
public housing programs. The committee is charged 
with evaluation of policies and programs of the city to 
insure an adequate supply of affordable housing; to 
advocate toward the goal of safe, decent, and affordable 
housing for all Bostonians; and to deal with the problem 
of homelessness in our city. The committee shall exer- 
cise oversight with respect to the Emergency Shelter 
Commission, the Fair Housing Commission, the Boston 
Housing Authority and the Institutional Expansion 
Board. 

L) Committee on Labor, ,r which shall concern itself 
with public policy issues affecting labor unions and 
members of collective bargaining units, both public and 
private, as they relate to the city. The committee shall 
exercise oversight with respect to the Office of Labor 
Relations. 

M) Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, which 
shall concern itself with evaluating the efficiency and 
effectiveness of city operations and program, and 
administrative compliance with the intent of legislation, 
including administrative regulations of departments, 
agencies and programs. The committee shall select areas 
for review, establish goals and objectives, collect and 
analyze data, and report to the council with recommen- 
dations, including possible legislative and programmatic 
changes based on its review and analysis. The 
Committee shall exercise oversight with respect to the 
Auditing Department and the Boston Finance 
Commission. 

N) Committee on Public Health, which shall concern 
itself with public health issues of Boston residents, 
including the impact of industry on the public health. 
The committee shall provide a forum for residents seek- 
ing a voice to express their concerns about cancer rates 
and heart disease, as these diseases may be exacerbated 
by pollution and environmental factors associated with 
urban living. The committee shall concern itself with 
efforts to prevent the onset of HIV and Acquired 
Immune Deficiency Syndrome and to offer progressive 
and efficacious treatment to those persons with AIDS 
and AIDS related complex. The committee shall also 
concern itself with programs aimed at reducing infant 
mortality in Boston. 

O) Committee on Public Safety which shall concern 
itself with all efforts to protect citizens of Boston from 
crime and fire. It shall insure the delivery of fire and 
police protection to all neighborhoods of Boston. The 
committee shall also concern itself with evaluating, 
encouraging, and facilitating existing citizen-driven 
efforts to prevent crime, including arson, vandalism, 
gang and youth crime, assault, housebreak, and crime 
committed as a vehicle of prejudice. The committee 
shall exercise oversight with respect to Fire and Police 
Departments, the Suffolk County Jail, Safe 
Neighborhoods, anti-crime efforts financed by state and 
federal governments, and county matters. 

P) Committee on Rules and Administration, which 
shall concern itself with the rules and administrative 
functions of the city council. The committee shall meet 
in confidence to discuss matters in accordance with 
M.G.L. c.39, S.23B (the state's Open Meeting Law). 
Adoption of the Rules of the City Council shall serve as 
an affirmative vote of the city council members to con- 
vene the committee, when the chair sees fit. The purpose 
of the committee's meetings shall be to address such 
issues as are outlined in the open meeting law. Adoption 
of said rules shall also serve as notice of the several 
meetings of the committee. The reconvening of the city 
council shall be governed by Rule 1 of these rules. The 
city clerk shall reproduce this section and post such 



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notice at the appropriate place(s) in city hall. 

Q) Special Committee on State and Federal 
Relations, which shall concern itself with encouraging 
cooperation between the city and other levels of govern- 
ment to discourage duplicative programs, coordinate 
efforts, to provide services, present the Council's views 
to state and federal authorities, and maximize revenues 
available to the city from state and federal sources. The 
Committee shall exercise oversight with respect to the 
Office of Intergovernmental Relations. 

R) Committee on Tourism, which shall concern itself 
with the promotion of visits to our city by individuals 
and convention groups, develop programs whereby city 
agencies encourage tourism and best display the assets 
of our city to those who visit us, and, recommend legis- 
lation and/or other actions to make Boston a welcome 
place for visitors. The committee shall exercise over- 
sight with respect to the Office of Special Events and 
Tourism. 

S) Committee on University-Community Relations, 
which shall concern itself with developing an improved 
relationship between our neighborhoods and academic 
institutions impacting them, including the encourage- 
ment of undergraduate student housing, university 
master plans which respect neighborhood concerns, 
equitable agreements for services and payments in lieu 
of taxes, effective programs to curtail students misbe- 
havior, and, mutually beneficial programs allowing uni- 
versity students to gain practical experience while 
assisting Boston school children, residents arid neigh- 
borhoods. 

T) Committee on Veterans, which shall concern itself 
with facilities available for organized veterans and for 
delivery of services to veterans, with particular regard to 
the interface of public agencies, veterans and their orga- 
nizations, including the dedication of surplus or under- 
utilized properties and building for such purposes. The 
committee shall exercise oversight with respect to the 
Veterans' Services Department and the Veterans' Graves 
Division of the Parks and Recreation Department. 

U) Committee or Ways and Means, which shall exer- 
cise general oversight with respect to revenues and 
expenditures of the City of Boston and all other compo- 
nent units that comprise the "governmental entity" as 
defined by the National Council of Governmental 
Accounting Statement Three with the exception of the 
budget for the Boston School Department. The commit- 
tee, which shall consist of nine members, may report to 
the council the cost of implementation of any order, 
ordinance, program or other initiative pending before 
the body, and shall make such report whenever 
requested by another committee or directed to do so by 
the council; shall be referred to it all matters concerning 
appropriations, the city budget, expenditures and loans; 
and, further, no appropriation, budget expenditure or 
loan shall be voted out of committee except upon a 
majority vote of its members. The committee shall exer- 
cise oversight with respect to the Assessing, Auditing 
and Treasury Departments, and the Office of Budget 
Management. 

There shall be the following special committees: 

A) Special Committee on Accreditation, which shall 
concern itself with efforts to ensure accreditation of all 
Boston Public Schools. The Committee shall work to 
ensure that coordination between city agencies and the 
School Department is maximized in order to provide 
those services necessary to maintain accreditation of all 
Boston Public Schools. 

B) Special Committee on Library Services, which 
shall concern itself with the siting of library facilities 
and studies undertaken to determine the need and feasi- 
bility of additional library services or facilities. 

C) Special Committee on Residency, which shall con- 
cern itself with the review of the city's policy regarding 
residency for city employees. The committee shall study 
existing state and local legislation, collective bargaining 
provisions and enforcement procedures affecting the 
city's residency policy. The committee shall exercise 



oversight with respect to the Residency Compliance 
Commission. 

D) Special Committee on Youth Services, which shall 
concern itself with the provision of services to children 
and adolescents in Boston. The committee shall work to 
strengthen cooperation among city, state, and private 
agencies engaged in providing youth services and to 
expand support for public and private youth activities 
and programs. 

E) Special Committee on Informational Technology, 
which shall concern itself with telecommunications, 
new technologies, information technology, computer 
technology and the Internet. This committee shall exer- 
cise oversight of the Management Information Systems 
Department (MIS), and the Office of Cable 
Communications. This committee shall explore ways 
for all city departments to become more effective and 
efficient in the use of computer technology for the 
benefit of residents of the city. 

F) Special Committee on Flooding and Storm 
Damage, which shall concern itself with issues relevant 
to flooding in the City of Boston, including relief, pre- 
vention and the improvement of services. The commit- 
tee shall retain oversight over the Boston Water and 
Sewer Commission, the Department of Public Works, 
and other appropriate commissions and departments 
when the above commissions and departments are 
responding to flood issues. 

G) Special Committee on the Census, which shall 
concern itself with issues relevant to census preparation 
and completion with the City of Boston. This committee 
shall not act upon issues relevant to redistricting of the 
council districts. 

H) Special Committee on New School Sites, which 
shall concern itself with the necessity and acceptability 
of new school sites. The committee shall work with the 
school department and the Mayor's office in making its 
determinations. 

I) Special Committee on Job Training & Career 
Opportunities, which shall concern itself with job train- 
ing and opportunities stemming from new and planned 
development, (such as the two Millennium projects, the 
South Boston Waterfront, etc.). The committee shall 
investigate ways in which the city can prepare its citi- 
zenry, young and old, for the various job opportunities 
that will be created due to the city's economic growth. 
Use of public school space for night classes shall be 
entertained by the committee. The committee shall work 
to develop ideas to help solve the problem of an under- 
educated work force. 

J) Special Committee on Youth & Domestic Violence, 
which shall concern itself with the particular issues 
involved with violence towards children and amongst 
families. The committee shall examine existing city pro- 
grams designed to deal with such issues and review sug- 
gestions for future policy and programs. Special atten- 
tion may be paid to violence within the schools and 
programs to combat such violence. The committee will 
work to maintain the public's awareness and response to 
these issues. 

Council Accolades 

Rule 36. The council, or any committee thereof, shall 
have the honor of recognizing persons, groups, and 
events of significant importance to the City of Boston. 

Conduct in City Council 

Contempt Citation 

Rule 37. Every member about to speak shall rise, 
address the chair, and wait until recognized. No member 
shall be recognized when seated or away from his or her 
desk. In speaking, members shall refrain from mention- 
ing other members by name, shall confine themselves to 
the question, shall not use unbecoming, abusive, or non- 
parliamentary language and shall avoid personalities. 
Any member who, in debate or otherwise, indulges in 
personalities or makes charges reflecting upon the char- 
acter of another member, shall make an apology in open 
session at the meeting at which the offense was com- 
mitted or at the next succeeding regular meeting and. 



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failing to do so, shall be named by the president to be 
held in contempt and suspended from further participa- 
tion in debate and statement until said apology is made. 

Order of and Time Limit on Speaking 

Rule 38. No member shall speak more than once on a 
question when another member who has not spoken 
claims the floor, and no member speaking shall, without 
consenting, be interrupted by another, except on a point 
of order. 

A member may speak upon a matter for no more than 
ten minutes at a time. A member who has not spoken on 
a matter shall have priority and recognition by the chair 
whenever said member shall rise. The assistant city 
clerk, acting as assistant clerk of the council, shall 
inform the president whenever a member has spoken 
longer than ten minutes. 

Conflict of Interest 

Rule 39. No member shall engage in any business or 
transaction or shall have a financial or other private 
interest, direct or indirect, which is in conflict with the 
proper discharge of his or her official duties. A member 
who has a direct or indirect financial or other private 
interest, distinct from the public interest, in any pro- 
posed legislation shall publicly disclose, on the official 
record of the council, the nature and extent of such 
interest, and upon doing so shall be excused from voting 
on said question. 

Guests 

Rule 40. No person except a member of the council 
shall at any time be permitted to occupy a seat in the 
Iannella Council Chamber of any member of the 
council. The city messenger shall enforce this rule. 

Rule 41 . Use of cell phones and pagers is strictly pro- 
hibited within the Iannella Council Chamber. Such 
items must be turned off upon entering the Iannella 
Chamber, and any person violating this rule shall be 
asked to leave the chamber by the City Messenger. 

Rule 42. No person, excepting council staff or a coun- 
cillor's staff, shall be allowed in the anterooms or upon 
the council floor of the Iannella Council Chamber, 
except upon invitation of the presiding officer. Seats 
reserved for the press, both electronic and print media, 
shall be reserved solely for accredited members of the 
press. Guests will be allowed in the gallery of the 
Iannella Council Chamber when the council is in ses- 
sion, but no one will be admitted to said gallery after all 
seats are occupied. No demonstration of approval or dis- 
approval from guests will be permitted, and if such 
demonstrations are made the gallery will be cleared. The 
city messenger shall enforce this rule. 

Members of the Press on Council Floor 

Rule 43. Members of the press in attendance shall 
refrain from discussion within the Iannella Council 
Chamber with council members during a council 
meeting. No member of the press shall be allowed on 
the council floor, except with the permission of the 
president. 

Rule 44. No person, who for compensation or reward 
acts to promote, oppose, or influence a matter pending 
before the council shall be admitted at any time to the 
Iannella Council Chamber or anterooms thereof unless 
said person has registered with the city clerk; stating; 
the nature of his or her business. 

Further Rules, Amendment and Suspension 

Rule 45. Unless inconsistent with any provision of 
these rules, the proceedings of the council shall be gov- 
erned by Robert's Rules of Order, current edition. 

Suspension of Rules 

Rule 46. With the exception of Rule 19 which may not 
be suspended and Rules 1 1 and 32 which may be sus- 
pended only by a unanimous roll call of those present, 
the foregoing rules shall not be altered, amended, super- 
seded or repealed at any time, except by a vote of two- 
thirds of all members of the council Provided, however, 
that Rule 1 1 may be suspended only in the case of an 
order, ordinance, vote, committee report or other mea- 
sure submitted by the mayor or by a councillor calling 
for action by the council that is of any emergency 



nature, namely that which imposes an imminent threat 
to the peace, health, or safety of the people or their 
property. 

Adoption of Rules 

Rule 47. The Rules of the City Council shall be 
adopted by a majority roll call vote at the first regular 
meeting of February of each year. 

The Chair moved that the Rules be amended by 
deleting the last sentence of Rule 3. 

The motion was carried. 

On motion of the Chair, the rules, as amended, were 
adopted, the order was passed, yeas 13. 



Standing Committee Membership — 2000 

Whole: Kelly, Feeney and all councillors 

Arts and Humanities: Honan, Davis-Mullen, Flaherty 

Banking and Community Investment: Flaherty, 
Yancey, Conley, Hennigan, Turner 

City and Neighborhood Services: Feeney, Honan, 
Davis-Mullen, Murphy, Roache 

Economic Development and Transportation: 
Scapicchio, Murphy, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Flaherty, 
Hennigan, Honan, Roache, Ross 

Education and School Matters: Davis-Mullen, 
Roache, Feeney, Hennigan, Scapicchio, Turner, Ross 

Elderly: Roache, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Flaherty, 
Scapicchio 

Environment and Historic Preservation: Honan, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Roache, Ross 

Equity: Yancey, Davis-Mullen, Conley, Murphy, 
Scapicchio 

Government Operations: Feeney, Hennigan, Davis- 
Mullen, Honan, Ross, Murphy, Scapicchio 

Housing: Hennigan, Honan, Conley, Flaherty, Davis- 
Mullen, Feeney, Murphy, Turner, Ross 

Labor: Roache, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Honan, 
Flaherty 

Post Audit and Oversight: Honan, Hennigan, Feeney, 
Murphy, Scapicchio 

Public Health: Roache, Scapicchio, Conley, Davis- 
Mullen, Yancey 

Public Safety: Murphy, Flaherty, Feeney, Honan, 
Roache, Scapicchio, Yancey 

Rules and Administration: Kelly, Feeney, Davis- 
Mullen, Flaherty, Hennigan, Murphy, Scapicchio, 
Honan, Roache 

State and Federal Relations: Flaherty, Conley, 
Hennigan, Turner, Roache 

Tourism: Davis-Mullen, Scapicchio, Flaherty, 
Feeney, Murphy, Yancey, Ross 

University and Community Relations: Honan, Ross, 
Conley, Flaherty, Yancey 

Veterans: Roache, Hennigan, Conley, Flaherty, 
Murphy, Ross, Turner 

Ways and Means: Hennigan, Murphy, Davis-Mullen, 
Feeney, Flaherty, Honan, Roache, Scapicchio, Yancey 

Special Committee Membership — 2000 

Special Committee on Accreditation: Ross, Davis- 
Mullen, Honan, Murphy, Yancey 

Special Committee on Library Services: Honan, 
Ross, Conley, Feeney, Yancey 

Special Committee~ on Residency: Turner, Conley, 
Roache 

Special Committee on Youth: Ross, Scapicchio, 
Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Yancey 

Special Committee on Information Technology: 
Yancey, Ross, Feeney, Murphy, Scapicchio 

Special Committee on Flooding & Storm Damage: 
Conley, Hennigan, Roache, Feeney, Murphy 

Special Committee on New School Sites: Flaherty, 
Davis Mullen, Feeney, Roache, Ross, Turner, Yancey 

Special Committee on Job Training and Job 
Opportunities: Davis-Mullen, Flaherty, Roache, Ross, 
Turner 

Special Committee on Youth and Domestic Violence: 
Turner, Murphy, Feeney, Hennigan, Ross 



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Special Committee on the Census: Yancey, Ross, 
Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Turner 

Italicized Councillor is chair, second named 
Councillor is vice-chair 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO DISCUSS MECHA- 
NISMS AND MERITS OF DETERMINING 
SALARY INCREASES FOR CITY EMPLOY- 
EES (DOCKET NO. 0280) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, TURNER, 
ROACHE, KELLY, YANCEY, and FEENEY offered the 
following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston employs more than 
1 8,000 city workers to conduct the public functions of 
various city agencies; and 

Whereas, Some of these employees are members of 
city unions which collectively bargain for pay and ben- 
efits as part of their union contracts, while other employ- 
ees are not members of any union; and 

Whereas, The average city worker is faced with cost 
of living expenses such as rent, property taxes, medica- 
tion, private education and food, and 

Whereas, Some city employees have received mini- 
mal or no increases in salary in several years and are 
finding it hard to afford the cost of living in the city of 
Boston, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing to discuss the mechanism and merits of 
determining salary increases for City of Boston 
employees 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER FOR HEARING RE: JANUARY 27, 2000 
MBTA INCIDENT WHEN FEMALE TEENAGE 
STUDENT WAS ASSAULTED ON ORANGE 
LINE BY GROUP OF FELLOW HIGH 
SCHOOL STUDENTS (DOCKET NO. 0281) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, HENNIGAN, ROSS, 
YANCEY and FEENEY offered the following: 

Whereas, On Thursday, January 27, a female teenage 
Boston Public School student was assaulted on an 
Orange Line MBTA train by a group of fellow high 
school students because she was holding hands with 
another female; and 

Whereas, The MBTA Police arrested four teenage 
Boston Public School students in connection with this 
incident for allegedly attacking and violating the civil 
rights of the victim; and 

Whereas, The suspects arrested in this incident 
allegedly taunted and attacked the victim calling her a 
"lesbian" because she was holding hands with another 
female; and 

Whereas, On January 24, 2000, the Department of 
Education awarded the Boston Public Schools a $40,000 
"Safe Schools Initiative" grant that is to be used for pro- 
moting and educating "gay and straight" alliances 
among students; and 

Whereas, Any incident of violence, hatred or ill 
behavior directed towards another individual because of 
any differences in sexual preference, race, gender or 
nationality must not be tolerated in our schools and our 
society, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a full 
public hearing regarding the January 27, 2000 MBTA 
incident, as well as to discuss what policies the school 
department has in place to educate students against this 
type of behavior, and be it further 

Ordered, That the school department also discuss how 
and where the "Safe Schools Initiative" grant will be 
spent, implemented and enforced. 

Referred to the Committees on Public Safety and 
Education and School Matters. 



MBTA TO ASSESS EMERGENCY SYSTEMS IN 
PLACE OR SYSTEMS THAT CAN BE PUT IN 
PLACE TO ASSIST VICTIMS IN TIMES OF 
TROUBLE AND FURTHER INVITING 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT TO OUTLINE SEN- 
SITIVITY TRAINING PROGRAMS IN PLACE 
IN SCHOOL SYSTEM (DOCKET NO. 0283) 

Councillor HENNIGAN asked that Docket No. 0283 
be taken out of order. Hearing no objection the matter 
was before the body. 

Councillors HENNIGAN, MURPHY, FLAHERTY, 
TURNER, ROSS, YANCEY and FEENEY offered the 
following: 

Whereas, Last week, it was reported that a female 
student in the Boston Public School system was 
viciously attacked to a state of unconsciousness on an 
MBTA Orange Line train by other students, allegedly 
based upon stereotypical perceptions and gay bashing; 
and 

Whereas, The unimaginable fear and horror experi- 
enced by this young victim at this cruel and inhuman 
action has evoked shock and outrage from the public; 
and 

Whereas, This is the second incident reported by the 
media in the last two weeks where personal injury 
occurred on public transportation; and 

Whereas, It is mandatory for taxi cabs in the City of 
Boston to be equipped with a switch to activate emer- 
gency amber flashing lights, affixed to the roof of the 
cab, in order to alert the public and police that a 
dangerous situation exists inside the vehicle that may be 
out of the control of the driver; and 

Whereas, Procedures need to be in place for 
bystanders on public transportation to immediately con- 
tact the operator and/or authorities when crimes occur as 
most people want to aid a victim but may be unsure of 
how to do this on public transportation; now, therefore 
be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council Committees 
on Public Safety and Education hold a hearing, inviting 
the MBTA to attend, to assess emergency systems in 
place or systems that can be put in place, to assist the 
victim(s) in times of trouble; and be it further 

Ordered, That representatives of the Boston Public 
School attend the hearing to outline sensitivity training 
programs in place in the school system that address the 
variety of cultures and lifestyles represented in the 
school population in the City of Boston. 

Referred to the Committees on Public Safety and 
Education and School Matters. 



ORDER THAT APPROPRIATE COMMITTEE HOLD 
HEARING TO DISCUSS SYRACUSE 
UNIVERSITY STUDY AND WHAT EFFORTS 
CAN BE MADE TO IMPROVE URBAN 
MANAGEMENT RATING OF CITY (DOCKET 
NO. 0282) 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN offered the following: 

Whereas, A recent management study conducted by 
Syracuse University for the February issue of 
"Governing" Magazine gives the City of Boston a low 
B-Minus rating for management of public services; and 

Whereas, The Syracuse study has assigned this low 
rating based on the observation that Boston has an "old 
Fashioned" system that has not been reformed in over 
thirty years; and 

Whereas, Out of thirty-five cities rated by the 
Syracuse study, the City of Boston finished in the low 
9% to 25% range, scoring better than New Orleans and 
Buffalo, New York but worse than 26 other cities; and 

Whereas, The Syracuse study noted several areas that 
would lead to improved performance if implemented; 
and 

Whereas, In order for the City of Boston to be con- 



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sidered a top destination for families, tourists and con- 
ventioneers, more must be done to make our city clean, 
safe, attractive and user friendly, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the appropriate Committee of the 
Boston City Council conduct a public hearing to discuss 
the Syracuse study and what efforts can be made to 
improve the urban management rating of the city of 
Boston 

Referred to the Committee on Post Audit and 
Oversight. 



Public Works on the incident including the measures 
they have taken to remedy the situation and insure that 
it not happen elsewhere in the City, and that interested 
members of the public be invited to attend. 
Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, three 
late-filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT, 
OF MICHAEL ROTENBERG AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR PUR- 
POSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
' TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET NO. 
0297) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 1,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 4 of 
Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975,1 transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the appointment 
of Michael Rotenberg of 17 Chestnut Street, Boston, 
MA 02108, as a member of the Aberdeen Study 
Committee for the purpose of creating a new 
Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Mr. Rotenberg may begin 
serving his appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975. c. 772, § 4, the 
appointment of Michael Rotenberg of 17 Chestnut 
Street, Boston, MA 02108, as a member of the 
Aberdeen Study Committee for the purpose of creating 
a new Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighbor- 
hood in Brighton be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY 
HOLD HEARING ON INCIDENT THAT 
OCCURRED ON SHAWMUT AVENUE WHEN 
DAMAGED WIRES FROM TRAFFIC SIGNAL 
CONTROL BOX CAME IN CONTACT WITH 
UTILITY COVER (DOCKET NO. 0298 ) 

Councillor MURPHY offered the following: 

Whereas, A tragic incident occurred this week on 
Shawmut Avenue in the South End when damaged wires 
from a traffic signal control box came in contact with a 
utility cover; and 

Whereas, This connection resulted in the loss of an 
animal's life and injury to a person as well; and 

Whereas, This type of hazard presents serious risk, 
particularly to children and the elderly; and 

Whereas, The Department of Public Works did 
respond immediately and has had the opportunity to 
investigate the incident; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Public Safety hold a 
hearing to hear testimony from the Department of 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON CITY AND 
NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES CONDUCT 
TIMELY HEARING REGARDING CONDI- 
TION OF STREET LIGHTING FIXTURES 
AROUND CITY AS WELL AS CONDITION OF 
ELECTRICAL BOXES AND MANHOLES 
THAT, UNATTENDED, COULD RESULT IN 
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO CITIZENS 
AND PETS ALIKE (DOCKET NO. 0299) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Whereas, The recent death of a dog in Boston's South 
End by a live electrical wire from a street light has 
caused concern among residents regarding the condition 
of electrical wiring on other poles owned by the City of 
Boston and/or Boston Edison; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on City and 
Neighborhood Services is .requested to conduct a timely 
public hearing regarding the condition of street lighting 
fixtures around the city, as well as the condition of elec- 
trical boxes and manholes that, unattended, could result 
in serious injury or death to citizens and pets alike; and 
be it further 

Ordered, That representatives of the City of Boston 
street lighting division, Inspectional Services 
Department and the Boston Edison Company be invited 
to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on City and 
Neighborhood Services. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating Earl and Eleanor 
Hamilton (Docket No. 0284). 

Councillor Hennigan: Congratulating Dr. Theresa 
Perry (Docket No. 0285); congratulating Dr. Judy Ann 
Bigby (Docket No. 0286); congratulating Dr. Deborah 
Prothrow-Stith (Docket No. 0287); congratulating Dr. 
Ronald White (Docket No. 0288). 

Councillors Turner and Yancey: Congratulating Annie 
Wilcox (Docket No. 0289); recognizing Robert 
"Bobbie" J. Johnson (Docket No. 0290). 

Councillor Roache: Recognizing Matthew D. Bergin 
(Docket No. 0291). 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating Lucille Mosley 
(Docket No. 0292); congratulating Urban Security 
Patrol, Inc. (Docket No. 0293); congratulating Reverend 
Jossie E. Owens (Docket No. 0294); congratulating Jay 
Wilson (Docket No. 0295). 

Councillors Conley, Feeney, Flaherty, Hennigan, 
Murphy, Roache, Ross, Scapicchio and Yancey: 
Congratulating Victoria Jones (Docket No. 0296). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, two 
late-filed matters would be added to the Consent 
Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

Councillor Roache: Congratulating International 
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Docket No. 0300). 

Councillors Yancey and Turner: Offering condolences 
to the family of Reverend Francis Nkrumah (Docket No. 
0301). 

On motion of Councillor KELLY, the matters con- 
tained within the Consent Agenda were severally 
adopted. 



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STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR YANCEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
Yancey asked when we adjourn today, we do so in 
memory of Reverend Francis Nkrumah who died sud- 
denly at the age of 43 in an airline crash in Africa. 
Reverend Nkrumah was a resident of Boston and a 
power of example to many of his people here. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR FLAHERTY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
Flaherty asked when we adjourn today, we do so in 
memory of John Loce who recently passed away and 
asked to keep his family in thoughts and prayers. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR ROSS 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor Ross 
asked that when we adjourn today, we do so in memory 
of Bill Coughlin, a Boston activist and former WBZ-TV 
sports anchor. 



Adjourned at 3:50 p.m. on motion of Councillor 
Kelly in memory of Reverend Francis Nkrumah, John 
Loce and Bill Coughlin to meet on Wednesday, 
February 9, 2000 at 12:00 noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, February 9, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. lannella Council Chamber. City Hall, at 
12:55 p.m., President KELLY in the Chair and all 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Reverend Daniel Paul Hegarty, St. Anthony's Church, 
delivered the invocation and the meeting was opened 
with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR TURNER 

Councillor TURNER presented Commander Robert 
Johnson with a resolution for his promotion as 
Superintendent of the Boston Police Department. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR TURNER 

Councillor TURNER presented Annie B. Wiltox with 
a resolution for being a role model and dedicated 
civilian. 



VISITORS TO CITY COUNCIL 

Council President KELLY recognized former State 
Representative Alvin Thompson. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF 5.8 
ACRES OF LAND FROM CONSERVATION 
COMMISSION TO PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION DEPARTMENT TO BE USED FOR 
PLAYGROUND PURPOSES (DOCKET NO. 
0302) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 8, 2000 
To The City Council 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval a home rule 
petition authorizing the transfer of 5.8 acres of land 
from the Conservation Commission to the Parks and 
Recreation Department. 

The land was acquired in 1982 by taking and is in the 
process of undergoing an environmental remediation. 
Upon completion, the land is to be used for recreational 
purposes. 

I urge your Honorable Body to approve this order at 
your first possible opportunity so that this new recre- 
ational facility can be available for use at the earliest 
possible date. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under Clause (1) of Section 
eight of Article two, as amended, of the Amendments to 



the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
providing precisely as follows, except for clerical or edi- 
torial changes of form only: — 

Section 1 . The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
transfer care, custody and control of a certain parcel of 
conservation land from the conservation commission of 
said city to the department of parks and recreation to be 
used for playground purposes. Said parcel is described 
in an order of taking recorded in the Suffolk county 
registry of deeds, Book 9614, Pages 158 and 159. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

The rules were suspended; the order was passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE COMMISSIONER 
TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF 
$2,886,398 FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF 
JUSTICE, BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSIS- 
TANCE UNDER LOCAL LAW ENFORCE- 
MENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR PUR- 
POSE OF REDUCING CRIME AND 
IMPROVING PUBLIC SAFETY THROUGH 
PURCHASE OF POLICE EQUIPMENT, USE 
OF POLICE OVERTIME AND TO SUPPORT 
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR NEIGH- 
BORHOOD POLICING (DOCKET NO. 0303) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 2, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I hereby transmit for your approval an order authoriz- 
ing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $2,886,398 from the U.S. Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance under the Local 
Law Enforcement Block Grant Program. This award is 
made for the purpose of reducing crime and improving 
public safety through the purchase of police equipment, 
the use of police overtime, and to support community 
partnerships for Neighborhood Policing. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
the funds expeditiously and expend them for the pur- 
poses for which they were granted. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Whereas, The US Department of Justice, Bureau of 
Justice Assistance has authorized the issuance of funds 
to the Boston Police Department; and 

Whereas, The funds in the amount of $2,886,398 will 
be utilized by the Boston Police Department for the fol- 
lowing reasons: to reduce crime and improve public 
safety through the procurement of equipment, police 
overtime and funds to support community partnerships 
for Neighborhood Policing; now, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Police Commissioner, acting on 
behalf of the City of Boston be, and hereby is authorized 
to accept and expend the US Department of Justice, 
Bureau of Justice Assistance Award not to exceed the 
amount of $2,886,398. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



APPROVAL OF CONSTABLE BOND 
(DOCKET NO. 0304) 

The Constable Bond of Logan A. Ritchie, having 
been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, was 
received and approved. 



APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0305) 



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Notice was received by the City Clerk from the 
Mayor of the appointment of Councillor Daniel Conley 
as a Trustee of the Neighborhood Jobs Trust for a term 
expiring January 14, 2002. 

Placed on file. 



APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0306) 

Notice was received by the City Clerk from the 
Mayor of the appointment of Constance J. Doty as a 
Trustee of the Neighborhood Jobs Trust for a term expir- 
ing January 14, 2002. 

Placed on file. 



RECEIVED FROM FIRE COMMISSIONER MARTIN 
E. PIERCE, JR., MEMORANDUM OF UNDER- 
STANDING RELATING TO MUTUAL AID 
DISPATCH AND COMMUNICATIONS SER- 
VICES BETWEEN BOSTON FIRE DEPART- 
MENT AND METROFIRE (DOCKET NO. 
0307) 

Received from Fire Commissioner Martin E. Pierce, 
Jr., the Memorandum of Understanding relating to 
Mutual Aid Dispatch and Communications Services 
between the Boston Fire Department and Metrofire. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM DEPARTMENT OF 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ENERGY 
RE: PETITION OF BOSTON EDISON COM- 
PANY FOR APPROVAL OF ITS 1999 TRANSI- 
TION CHARGE TRUE-UP AND RESTRUC- 
TURING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT 
APPROVED BY DEPARTMENT (DOCKET 
NO. 0308) 

Notice was received from the Department of 
Telecommunications and Energy re: petition of Boston 
Edison Company for approval of its 1999 Transition 
Charge True-Up and Restructuring Settlement 
Agreement approved by Department. 

Placed on file. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE 
COMMISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $750,000 FROM U.S. DEPART- 
MENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF COMMU- 
NITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES FOR 
PURPOSE OF CREATING A REGIONAL 
COMMUNITY POLICING INSTITUTE 
(DOCKET NO. 0130) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0130, message of the Mayor and 
order authorizing the Police Commissioner to accept 
and expend a grant of $750,000 from the U.S. 
Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented 
Policing Services for the purpose of creating a Regional 
Community Policing Institute (referred December 8, 
1999) — recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE 
COMMISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $17,483 FROM OFFICE OF COM- 
MUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES 
FOR PURPOSE OF ANALYZING, IMPLE- 
MENTING TAILORED RESPONSE FOR AND 
ASSESSING IMPACT OF THESE RESPONSES 
WITH REGARD TO PROBLEM OF DISOR- 



DERLY CONDUCT (DOCKET NO. 0131) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0131, message of the Mayor and 
order authorizing the Police Commissioner to accept 
and expend a grant of $17,483 from the Office of 
Community Oriented Policing Services for the purpose 
of analyzing, implementing tailored response for and 
assessing the impact of these responses with regard to 
the problem of disorderly conduct (referred December 
8, 1999) — recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE 
COMMISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $92,555 FROM MASSACHU- 
SETTS STATE POLICE FOR PURPOSE OF 
ENHANCING POLICE DEPARTMENT'S 
CRIME LABORATORY FOR PURPOSE OF 
DNA RESEARCH (DOCKET NO. 0140) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0140, message of the Mayor and 
order authorizing the Police Commissioner to accept 
and expend a grant of $92,555 from the Massachusetts 
State Police for the purpose of enhancing the Police 
Department's Crime Laboratory for the purpose of DNA 
research (referred January 3) — recommending passage 
of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE 
COMMISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $289,000 FROM THE U.S. 
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR THE PUR- 
POSE OF MONITORING AND ENFORCING 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS 
(DOCKET NO. 0142) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0142, message of the Mayor and 
order authorizing the Police Commissioner to accept 
and expend a grant of $289,000 from the U.S. 
Department of Justice for the purpose of monitoring and 
enforcing domestic violence offenders (referred January 
3) — recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE 
COMMISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $3,372,000 FROM EXECUTIVE 
OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO BE UTI- 
LIZED BY DEPARTMENT TO EXPAND ITS 
NEIGHBORHOOD POLICING SERVICES 
PROGRAM WHICH INCLUDES DESIGNA- 
TION OF $350,000 FOR BOWDOIN STREET- 
GENEVA AVENUE AND UPHAMS CORNER 
AREAS AND $100,000 FOR MISSION HILL 
SECTION (DOCKET NO. 0218) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0218, message of the Mayor and 
order authorizing the Police Commissioner to accept 
and expend a grant of $3,372,000 from the Executive 
Office of Public Safety to be utilized by the Department 
to expand its Neighborhood Policing Services program 
which includes a designation of $350,000 for the 
Bowdoin Street-Geneva Avenue and Uphams Corner 
areas and $100,000 for the Mission Hill section 
(referred January 28) — recommending passage of the 
order. 



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The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE 
COMMISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $13,000 FROM THE GOVER- 
NOR'S ALLIANCE AGAINST DRUGS FOR 
THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATING YOUTH ON 
THE HAZARDS OF DRUG USE (DOCKET 
NO. 0234) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0234, message of the Mayor and 
order authorizing the Police Commissioner to accept 
and expend a grant of $13,000 from the Governor's 
Alliance Against Drugs for the purpose of educating 
youth on the hazards of drug use (referred February 2) 
— recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



tions, concerned citizens, the MBTA, as well as repre- 
sentatives of the city and state, be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION 
HOLD HEARING TO DISCUSS RESTORA- 
TION OF CHESTER SQUARE PARK 
(DOCKET NO. 0309) 

Councillors KELLY, DAVIS-MULLEN, FLA- 
HERTY, YANCEY and TURNER offered the following: 

Whereas, From 1850 until 1952, a one-and-one-quar- 
ter-acre park existed on Massachusetts Avenue in the 
South End of Boston, called Chester Square Park; and 

Whereas, When the Southeast Expressway was com- 
pleted forty-eight years ago, Chester Square Park was 
cut in two, and Massachusetts Avenue was opened to six 
lanes of traffic; and 

Whereas, It is believed that the South End of Boston 
has the least amount of open space, per person, than any 
other neighborhood of the city and the reduction of 
Chester Square Park contributed significantly to the loss 
of open space for residents of the South End/Lower 
Roxbury neighborhoods; and 

Whereas, In meetings with various city and state offi- 
cials, the possibility of depressing a portion of 
Massachusetts Avenue and restoring Chester Square 
Park to its original use has been discussed, and everyone 
at all levels of government have agreed that such an 
undertaking was feasible and would have a positive 
affect on the immediate neighborhoods, and the city; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council's Committee on 
Economic Development and Transportation conduct a 
public hearing to discuss the restoration of Chester 
Square Park and that neighborhood residents and offi- 
cials from the city's Public Works Department, the 
mayor's office and the state's Highway Department be 
invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION 
HOLD HEARING TO DISCUSS MBTA'S 
PLANS REGARDING SILVER LINE 
(DOCKET NO. 0310) 

Councillors KELLY, FLAHERTY, ROACHE, and 
DAVIS-MULLEN offered the following: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation is respectfully 
requested to conduct a public hearing to discuss the 
MBTA's plans regarding the Silver Line, and the impact 
it will have on the neighborhoods of Roxbury, the South 
End, Chinatown, Downtown Boston and South Boston; 
and be it further 

Ordered, That all appropriate neighborhood organiza- 



ORDER REQUESTING CITY CLERK TO RETIRE 
NUMBER 1 FROM LIST OF CONSTABLES IN 
MEMORY OF BERNARD WHITTEN IN 
HONOR OF HIS MANY YEARS OF SERVICE 
TO CITY (DOCKET NO. 031 1) 

Councillors HENNIGAN, KELLY, ROACHE, 
MURPHY, CONLEY, TURNER, ROSS, FLAHERTY, 
HONAN, FEENEY, YANCEY, and DAVIS-MULLEN 
offered the following: 

Whereas, Bernard Whitten, City of Boston Constable 
Number 1 passed away at his home in Jamaica Plain on 
February 3, 2000 leaving a legacy of love, understand- 
ing and sharing for his family, friends and Boston the 
city he loved; and 

Whereas, Bernard Whitten was a loving family man 
and an active and generous community activist that gave 
much of his time and talent to improve his community 
or to help others less fortunate; and 

Whereas, Bernard Whitten was highly admired and 
respected by his colleagues and well known by city 
officials and residents of the City of Boston for the cour- 
teous and professional manner in which he conducted 
his duties as a Constable of the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, Bernard Whitten worked tirelessly as a 
leader on both the Boston Constable Association and the 
Massachusetts Bay Constable Association to promote 
the highest standards of service by constables to the 
people and he always contributed to the many worthy 
causes that the men and women that serve as constables 
in our city and state so generously support; therefore be 
it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Clerk retire the 
Number 1 from the list of Constables of the City of 
Boston in memory of Bernard Whitten in honor of his 
many years of outstanding and dedicated service to the 
City of Boston as a consummate professional Constable, 
and be it further 

Ordered, That the Boston City Clerk forward a copy 
of this order of the Boston City Council to any and all 
relevant authorities and interested parties including the 
Mayor of Boston, the Boston Police Commissioner, the 
Massachusetts Bay Constable Association and the 
Boston Constable Association. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON LABOR HOLD 
HEARING TO REVIEW CURRENT STATUS 
OF VARIOUS CITY UNION CONTRACTS 
(DOCKET NO. 0312) 

Councillors ROACHE, FEENEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
TURNER, KELLY and YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, Certain City of Boston employees who are 
represented by various Labor Unions have gone without 
a contract for eight months; and 

Whereas, There is a need for these employees to 
secure a degree of financial stability in order to meet the 
harsh economic demands of daily life; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston has an obligation to pro- 

ct I 
and 

Whereas, These employees, although currently work- 
ing under expired contracts, continue to be committed to 
their work and to the citizens of the City; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council Committee On 
Labor hold a hearing to review the current status of 
these issues, and to allow union members employed by 
the City of Boston to express their concerns; be it 
further 

Ordered, That all relevant City departments be invited 



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to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Labor. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON HOUSING CON- 
DUCT SERIES OF HEARINGS TO DISCUSS 
HOUSING CRISIS (DOCKET NO. 0313) 

Councillors KELLY. HONAN, FLAHERTY, 
FEENEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, CONLEY, HENNIGAN, 
ROACHE, SCAPICCHIO, TURNER, MURPHY and 
YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, Well documented studies released recently 
and over the past several months, in both Boston news- 
papers, support the concerns expressed since early 1998 
by members of the Boston City Council, that there is a 
critical shortage of affordable housing throughout the 
city; and 

Whereas, Published reports tell of longtime residents 
being displaced from neighborhoods where they were 
born and raised and where they have family and friends; 
be it therefore 

Ordered, That the city council's Committee on 
Housing conduct a series of public hearings to discuss 
the housing crisis in Boston, and that representatives of 
the mayor's office, the Department of Neighborhood 
Development, the BRA, the Greater Boston Real Estate 
Board, the Small Property Owners Association, as well 
as concerned residents, be invited to attend to address 
what can be done to accelerate the creation of both 
rental and homeownership opportunities in the city, and 
what incentives the city can offer to meet the needs of 
Boston residents in the above regard. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON HOUSING HOLD 
HEARING RE: 34 EAST SPRINGFIELD 
STREET AS WELL AS RESPONSIVENESS OF 
BHA MANAGEMENT TO COMPLAINTS 
FROM ABUTTERS (DOCKET NO. 0314) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Whereas, The BHA owned property at 34 East 
Springfield Street has been the subject of complaints to 
the Boston Police Department; and 

Whereas, Similar complaints to the BHA regarding 
loud music, people shouting outside the building, and 
traffic approaching the building at odd hours have been 
ignored by the BHA after repeated attempts by residents 
that these problems be addressed; and 

Whereas, Concerned neighbors have also complained 
about the deteriorating condition of the property and the 
BHA management has been unresponsive to these com- 
plaints; be it therefore 

Ordered, That the city council's Committee on 
Housing conduct a public hearing into the matter of the 
condition of the property at 34 East Springfield Street, 
Boston, as well as the responsiveness of the BHA man- 
agement to complaints from abutters, and that represen- 
tatives of the mayor's office, the BHA and the East 
Springfield Street Betterment Committee, be invited to 
attend; 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON HOUSING HOLD 
HEARING RE: OVERSIGHT PRACTICES OF 
MONITORING COMMITTEE OF BOSTON 
HOUSING AUTHORITY (DOCKET NO. 0315) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Whereas, Recent reports in the Boston Herald have 

brought into question the management practices and 

financial accountability of the Boston Housing 

Authority; and 

Whereas, It was reported on February 8, 2000, that 

the BHA had contracted for legal services with the law 



firm of Gadsby & Hannah LLP for the amount of 
$85,000, but when the bill was submitted, the bill was 
$667,202, and this brings into question how Gadsby & 
Hannah could have so unexplainably underbid on this 
contract; and 

Whereas, The BHA has come under criticism 
recently for its handling of evictions, discrimination 
complaints, housing assignment policies, vacant units in 
empty buildings, pay raises, and exorbitant legal fees; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the city council's Committee on 
Housing conduct a public hearing into the management 
practices of the Boston Housing Authority, and that 
members of the BHA Monitoring Committee, or its 
Chair, as established by the mayor and city council by 
c.88, §2 of the Acts of 1989, be invited to attend to 
address the above issues. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT 
OPERATIONS HOLD HEARING TO DETER- 
MINE WHETHER CITY SHOULD SUBMIT 
TO COMMONWEALTH AS PART OF ITS 
LEGISLATIVE AGENDA A PROPOSAL TO 
AMEND VOTER REGISTRATION POLICY, 
(DOCKET NO. 0316) 

Councillors ROSS, SCAPICCHIO, TURNER, 
YANCEY and FEENEY offered the following: 

Whereas, Voter participation in Boston and through- 
out the Commonwealth has steadily declined, particu- 
larly in municipal elections; and 

Whereas, Requiring citizens to register twenty-one 
days in advance has provided a significant impediment 
to allowing new voters to become involved in the 
political process; and 

Whereas, Most recently in the New Hampshire pri- 
maries, where same day voter registration is allowed, 
voters went to the polls to exercise in their constitutional 
right to vote in record numbers; and 

Whereas, Removing impediments to the voting 
process can only strengthen the number of voters who 
turnout and participate in the election process; therefore 
be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Government 
Operations of the City Council convene a public hearing 
to determine whether Boston should submit to the 
Commonwealth, as part of its legislative agenda, a 
proposal to amend voter registration policy; and be it 
further 

Ordered, That certain officials and others be invited to 
attend, including representatives from the Secretary of 
State's Office, the Election Department and various 
community-based organizations, residents and entities 
that have voiced their opinions on this issue. 

Referred to the Committee of the Whole. 



RESOLUTION REGARDING INCLUSIONARY 
ZONING (DOCKET NO. 0317) 

Councillors HONAN, HENNIGAN, ROSS, FLA- 
HERTY, MURPHY, ROACHE, TURNER and FEENEY 
offered the following: 

Whereas, The vacancy rate in the City of Boston is 
less than 2 percent, and 50 percent of the City of 
Boston's households earn less than the median income; 
and 

Whereas, Funding for housing through Federal and 
State budgets has continued to decline over the past 
several years, with the State housing budget dropping 
from $220 million in 1990 to $137.5 million by 1999; 
and 

Whereas, The hot real estate market in the city has 
resulted in a growth in the development of luxury apart- 
ments and condominiums, with little development in the 



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affordable housing arena; and 

Whereas, Low income and moderate income individ- 
uals and families are being forced to move outside the 
City of Boston due to the lack of affordable housing; 
and 

Whereas, The communities of Cambridge and 
Brookline have successfully adopted zoning by-laws 
calling for a 15% inclusionary zoning policy for the pur- 
pose of encouraging housing opportunities for people of 
all income levels and especially for increasing the 
supply of housing available to low and moderate income 
people; and 

Whereas, These communities have continued to expe- 
rience a growth in housing development with no adverse 
effect related to inclusionary zoning policies; therefore 
be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council in meeting 
assembled support the amendment of Article 80 of the 
City of Boston Zoning Code to provide mandatory, city- 
wide, 15% on-site inclusionary zoning for all residential 
developments of 10 or more units, either new construc- 
tion or adaptive reuse, with an option for off-site units or 
cash payment to the Neighborhood Housing Trust. Such 
payment shall be of comparable value to the affordable 
unit(s) that would have otherwise been provided in a 
comparable Inclusionary Project. The resulting afford- 
able units shall be targeted to low and moderate income 
residents of the City of Boston, with the average unit 
being affordable to a household with an income equal to 
65% of the area median and be subject to certain deed 
restrictions. This ordinance shall not alter the existing 
provisions linking new commercial and retail develop- 
ments to affordable housing contributions. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY 
HOLD HEARING TO INVESTIGATE STATUS 
OF PENSION BENEFITS FOR FAMILY OF 
THOMAS CARNEY (DOCKET NO. 0318) 

Councillors MURPHY and CONLEY offered the fol- 
lowing: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Public Safety hold a 
hearing to investigate the status of pension benefits for 
the family of Thomas Carney; and be it further 

Ordered, That officials from the Treasurer's office, the 
Boston Retirement Board, The Boston Police 
Patrolman's Association and appropriate medical per- 
sonnel be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



RESOLUTION THAT CITY COUNCIL PETITION 
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE AND HOUSE OF 
REPRESENTATIVES TO RESTORE 

$15,000,000 IN AID TO CITY IN STATE BUD- 
GET (DOCKET NO. 0319) 

Councillors MURPHY, FLAHERTY, TURNER, 
SCAPICCHIO, HONAN, HENNIGAN, FEENEY, 
CONLEY and YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, It has been reported that State aid to the 
City of Boston may be cut by more than $15 million; 
and 

Whereas, A large percentage of our City services 
including youth summer jobs programs are funded 
through this local aid; and 

Whereas, The summer jobs programs have been suc- 
cessful in keeping the neighborhoods clean while instill- 
ing in our youth valuable job skills, strong work ethics, 
knowledge of the neighborhoods and pride in their City; 
and 

Whereas, The loss of the summer jobs program will 
adversely affect our kids, our neighborhoods, our crime 
rate and the aesthetics of our neighborhoods, therefore 
be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council hereby peti- 



tions the State Senate and House of Representatives to 
restore the $15 million in aid to the City of Boston in 
their budget; and be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be transmit- 
ted by the Clerk of the City of Boston to House Speaker 
Thomas Finneran and Senate President Thomas 
Birmingham. 

On motion of Councillor Murphy, the rules were sus- 
pended, the resolution was adopted; yeas 13. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW RE: LICENSING OF TAXIS AND 
SIGHTSEEING AUTOS (DOCKET NO. 0320) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO, KELLY, ROSS, 
ROACHE and TURNER offered the following: 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under Clause (1) of Section 
eight of Article two, as amended, of the Amendments to 
the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
precisely as follows, except for clerical or editorial 
changes of form only: 

Petition for a Special Law re: 
Licensing of Taxis and Sightseeing Autos 

Section 1. The purpose of this act is to rest final 
approval authority of taxi medallions and sightseeing 
auto permits with the Boston City Council. 

Section 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law 
to the contrary, a majority vote of the Boston City 
Council shall be required before any taxi medallion, or 
permit for a sightseeing auto is awarded to a petitioner. 

Section 3. The Boston Police Department shall con- 
tinue to process said medallions and permits as its police 
commissioner sees fit. Once the police department's 
process is complete with regard to a medallion or permit 
application, the police commissioner or his designee 
shall issue a report containing the petitioner's applica- 
tion and a recommendation as to whether the medallion 
or permit should be issued. 

Section 4. Said reports shall be studied in committee 
at the city council, and a committee report shall be 
issued either supporting or not supporting the police 
commissioner or his/her designee's recommendation. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon passage. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER THAT SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE 
CENSUS HOLD HEARING TO REVIEW STA- 
TUS OF UNITED STATES CENSUS 2000 AND 
TO DISCUSS ITS PRESENT AND FUTURE 
GOALS AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN 
(DOCKET NO. 0321) 

Councillor YANCEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That the Boston City Council's Special 
Committee on the Census hold a hearing to review the 
status of the United States Census 2000 in the Boston 
Area to discuss its present and future goals and imple- 
mentation plan, to determine what actions the Boston 
City Council can take to raise awareness about the 
importance of the Census and to promote efforts for 
greater cooperation between residents and local organi- 
zations and municipal, state and federal'authorities, and 
that the appropriate officials and any other interested 
parties be invited to attend and testify. 

Referred to the Special Committee on the Census. 



ORDER THAT HEARING BE HELD TO DISCUSS 
AND CONTEMPLATE REQUIRING COL- 
LEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO PROVIDE 
LONG-TERM PROPOSAL ON PROVIDING 



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ON-CAMPUS HOUSING FOR ALL REGIS- 
TERED STUDENTS (DOCKET NO. 0322) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, ROACHE, HONAN, 
MURPHY, ROSS, CONLEY, FEENEY and TURNER 
offered the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston is home to numerous 
colleges, universities and other institutions of higher 
learning that enroll thousands of students each year, 
from across the Commonwealth and across the nation; 
and 

Whereas, These colleges do not provide on-campus 
housing for every student, forcing students to seek off- 
campus apartments in close proximity to the college; 
and 

Whereas, The influx and impact of college students 
seeking housing in the community, particularly in the 
Allston/Brighton, Back Bay and Fenway areas, has 
resulted in a shortage of housing, thus creating a com- 
petitive environment and ultimate rise in market rents; 
and 

Whereas, The residents of these impacted areas are 
forced to compete with students, and contend with land- 
lords who know that students are willing to pay much 
higher than what the market would ordinarily dictate; 
and 

Whereas, The law of supply and demand, the compe- 
tition between student and resident and the knowledge 
of colleges and universities that throwing students into 
the rental housing market has driven up the cost of 
living and housing for everyone in these impacted areas; 
and 

Whereas, Colleges and universities often expand their 
campuses for classroom size, institutional and educa- 
tional purposes, but do not always provide a proposal on 
how they plan on housing and dealing with the increased 
enrollment of students that these additions will also 
bring; and 

Whereas, These colleges and universities could ease 
the rental and housing crunch for all involved if they 
were required to provide a plan to house all of their 
students on-campus; and 



Whereas, Most colleges and universities must file 
plans and apply to the Boston Redevelopment Authority 
for permits to build more classroom, research and 
extracurricular space, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing to discuss and contemplate requiring 
colleges and universities to provide a long term proposal 
on providing on-campus housing all registered students; 
and be it further 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council, in conjunc- 
tion with the Mayor's Office and the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority, discuss creating and enforc- 
ing legislation that requires all educational institutions 
to tie in a plan for housing the expected increase of stu- 
dents that a proposal might bring before any permit or 
official sign-off is granted for construction 

Referred to the Committee on University and 
Community Relations and the Committee on 
Housing. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Murphy: Congratulating Police Officer 
Daniel F. Reynolds (Docket No. 0323). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



On motion of Councillor Kelly and at the request of 
Councillors Hennigan and Feeney the meeting was 
adjourned in memory of Bernie Whitten at 2:05 p.m. to 
meet again on Wednesday, February 16 at 12:00 noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, February 16, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:15 p.m. President KELLY in the Chair and all 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Reverend Doctor Abraham Waya, Community United 
Methodist Church, delivered the invocation and the 
meeting was opened with the pledge of allegiance to the 
flag. 



ORDER APPROVING COMPENSATING BALANCE 
AGREEMENTS BETWEEN CITY AND 
CENTURY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY 
FOR PROVISION OF LOCK BOX SERVICES 
(DOCKET NO. 0324) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Under G.L. c. 44, s. 53F, the City is authorized to 
enter formal "compensating balance" agreements with 
banking institutions for the provisions of banking 
services. Your approval of these agreements is required 
under that statute. 

In order to take advantage of the considerable savings 
afforded through the use of such agreements, the 
Treasury Department conducted an extensive competi- 
tive bidding process that resulted in the agreement that 
accompanies this letter. 

Under the terms of the agreement, the City will keep 
a specified minimum balance with the contracting bank 
as compensation for various specified services rendered. 

In order to realize the greatest possible savings to the 
City, as well as to minimize any possible interruption of 
banking services to the City, I urge your prompt 
approval of this agreement. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the agreement made under the provi- 
sions of General Laws Chapter 44, Section 53F, by and 
between the City of Boston and Century Bank and Trust 
Company for the provision of Lock Box Services, in the 
form attached hereto, be and the same hereby is, 
approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE COMMISSIONER 
TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND AWARD OF 
$7,392 FROM GOVERNOR'S HIGHWAY 
SAFETY BUREAU FOR PURPOSE OF 
COMBATING UNDERAGE DRINKING IN 
ALLSTON/BRIGHTON NEIGHBORHOOD 
(DOCKET NO. 0325) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 11,2000 
To the City Council. 



Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Police Commissioner, on behalf of the 
City of Boston, to accept and expend an award in the 
amount of $7,392 from the Governor's Highway Safety 
Bureau to the City of Boston. This award is made for the 
purpose of combating underage drinking in the 
Allston/Brighton neighborhood of Boston. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Police Commissioner, acting on behalf of the City of 
Boston, be and hereby is authorized to accept and 
expend from the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau 
funds not to exceed the amount of $7,392 to be utilized 
by the Boston Police Department to combat underage 
drinking in the Allston/Brighton neighborhood of 
Boston. 

The rules were suspended; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER TO DECLARE SURPLUS 
FORMER PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 
YARD, LAURIE AVENUE A/K/A 40 MOR- 
RELL STREET, WEST ROXBURY, AND TO 
TRANSFER THE CARE, CUSTODY, MAN- 
AGEMENT AND CONTROL OF SAID PROP- 
ERTY TO PUBLIC FACILITIES COMMISSION 
(DOCKET NO. 0103) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO, on behalf of the 
Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0103, message of the Mayor 
and order to declare surplus the former Public Works 
Department Yard, Laurie Avenue, a/k/a 40 Morrell 
Street, West Roxbury, and to transfer the care, custody, 
management and control of said property to the Public 
Facilities Commission (referred June 23, 1999) — rec- 
ommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND 
SCHOOL MATTERS HOLD HEARING RE: 
SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING CUTS 
WITHIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS (DOCKET NO. 
0326) 

Councillors MURPHY, CONLEY, DAVIS- 
MULLEN, FEENEY, FLAHERTY, YANCEY, 
HONAN, ROACHE and TURNER offered the 
following: 

Whereas, Special Education funding cuts are 
expected within the Boston Public Schools; and 

Whereas, There is great concern over such cuts 
among parents of those in need of special education; and 

Whereas, There needs to be a detailed plan in place to 
deal with the effects of such cuts; and 

Whereas, The public should know which services are 
going to be cut and by how much; and 

Whereas, The process for deciding how to implement 
the cuts should not be an arbitrary one; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Education & School 
Matters hold a prompt hearing to discuss the matter; and 
be it further 

Ordered, That the committee review the process for 
determining which students should be classified as in 
need of special education; and be it further 

Ordered, That appropriate officials from the Boston 
School Department, including Superintendent Payzant, 
Michael Contompasis and Pia Durkin, and members of 



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the Special Needs Parents Advisory Council be invited 
to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION 
HOLD HEARING FOR PURPOSE OF ASCER- 
TAINING BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT 
AUTHORITY'S POSITION ON MAKING 
AMENDMENTS TO ZONING CODE AND 
DETERMINE WHY SUCH AMENDMENTS 
HAVE NOT BEEN MADE IN DUE COURSE 
AS ALLOWED BY TERM OF SAID CODE 
(DOCKET NO. 0327) 

Councillors FLAHERTY ROSS, HONAN, MUR- 
PHY, TURNER, ROACHE, HENNIGAN, SCAPIC- 
CHIO, CONLEY, YANCEY, KELLY FEENEY and 
DAVIS-MULLEN offered the following: 

Whereas, Among the declared purposes of the Boston 
Zoning Code is the promotion of the health, safety, 
convenience, morals and welfare of the inhabitants of 
the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, Among the declared purposes of Article 26 
and of Article 80 of the Code are the facilitation of an 
adequate provision of low- and moderate-income 
housing; the establishment of a balance between new, 
large-scale real estate development and the low- and 
moderate-income housing needs of the City of Boston; 
and the provision of job training to low- and moderate- 
income people; and 

Whereas, In order to increase the availability of low- 
and moderate-income housing, the Code requires 
certain developers, as a condition of a grant of Zoning 
Relief, as that term is defined in Article 2A of the Code, 
to make a Housing Contribution Grant to the 
Neighborhood Housing Trust, or to contribute to the 
direct creation of low- and moderate-income housing; 
and 

Whereas, In order to increase the opportunities for 
job training for low- and moderate- income people, the 
Code requires certain developers, as a condition of a 
grant of Zoning Relief, to make a Jobs Contribution 
Grant payment to the Neighborhood Housing Trust, or 
to create a job training program in compliance with the 
requirements set forth in the Code; and 

Whereas, The Development Impact Use payment 
sums were originally set in 1983 at a rate of one dollar 
($1.00) for each square foot of gross floor area in excess 
of one-hundred thousand (100,000) square feet, in the 
case of a Jobs Contribution Grant; and five dollars 
($5.00) for each square foot of gross floor area in excess 
of one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet, in the 
case of a Housing Contribution Grant; and; 

Whereas, The Code allows the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority to periodically recalculate the 
formulas comprising the amounts and rates of payment 
for the Housing Contribution Grant and the Jobs 
Contribution Grant, taking into account certain 
economic, housing and employment trends; and 

Whereas, Those formulas have not in fact been 
recalculated, resulting in Development Impact Project 
Exactions which have been eroded by inflation and 
rendered inadequate to meet the goals and purposes of 
the Code; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council Committee on 
Economic Development and Transportation conduct a 
hearing, inviting representatives of the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority, for the purposes of ascertain- 
ing the Authority's position on making such amend- 
ments to the Code, and determining why such amend- 
ments have not been made in due course as allowed by 
the terms of the Code. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
HOLD HEARING TO EXPLORE FEASIBIL- 
ITY AND DESIRABILITY OF ESTABLISHING 
TEACHER EMERITUS PROGRAM IN CITY 
(DOCKET NO. 0328) 

Councillors FLAHERTY and ROACHE offered the 
following: 

Whereas, The quality of teaching depends upon effec- 
tive initial preparation, supportive induction, and con- 
tinuous access to appropriate learning opportunities 
throughout a teacher's career; and 

Whereas, Teachers with access to new knowledge, 
enriched professional roles, and ongoing collegial work 
feel more efficacious in developing the capacity needed 
to teach their students well, and more positive about 
staying in the profession; and 

Whereas, There is an obvious need to prepare 
teachers well initially and to create stable, high quality 
sources of professional development; and 

Whereas: Numerous teachers retired from the Boston 
Public Schools possess substantial content knowledge, 
pedagogical knowledge, pedagogical skills, socio- 
cultural knowledge and skills, and personal and 
professional development experience; and 

Whereas, Many of these retired teachers are eager to 
continue imparting their accumulated knowledge, skills, 
talent and experience to their peers active in the 
teaching profession; and 

Whereas, The Boston City Council acknowledges the 
ongoing development and potential contribution of 
educators beyond full-time service, and particularly rec- 
ognizes the rich pool of experience which can facilitate 
the development of beginning and advanced teachers, 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council Committee on 
Education conduct a hearing, inviting representatives 
from the Boston Public Schools, the Boston School 
Committee, the Boston Teachers Union, and other inter- 
ested and appropriate parties, to explore the feasibility 
and desirability of establishing a Teacher Emeritus pro- 
gram in the City of Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY 
HOLD HEARING TO ASSESS POTENTIAL 
DANGERS CAUSED BY CHANGE IN PRE- 
SCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE RECENTLY 
ANNOUNCED BY TUFTS HEALTH PLAN 
(DOCKET NO. 0329) 

Councillors FLAHERTY, ROACHE, HONAN, 
FEENEY, TURNER and HENNIGAN offered the 
following: 

Whereas, It is estimated that there are as many as 40 
to 50 million allergy sufferers in the United States, and 
as many as 100,000 in the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, Allergy sufferers rely on antihistamines to 
relieve or prevent the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay 
fever) and other allergies, thereby enabling them to 
comfortably perform routine daily activities, including 
those associated with their employment; and 

Whereas, Many antihistamines cause drowsiness, but 
newer ones, such as Zyrtec, Claritin and Allegra, rarely 
cause this side effect; and 

Whereas, Tufts Health Plan recently announced that it 
will no longer pay for the newer, non-sedating 
antihistamines preferred by many of its subscribers who 
are allergy sufferers; and 

Whereas, This decision has been roundly criticized 
by the Massachusetts Allergy Society, physicians and 
the public; and 

Whereas, Two thousand three hundred thirteen City 
of Boston employees are enrolled in the Tufts individual 
health plan, 2,997 are enrolled in the Tufts family health 
plan, and 350 are enrolled in the Tufts senior plan; and 



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Whereas, Many of these subscribers are being forced, 
because of financial constraints and Tufts' new policy, to 
treat their allergies with antihistamines that are included 
in their Tufts health plan coverage but which are 
sedating; and 

Whereas, Driver fatigue is blamed for as many as 
240,000 motor vehicle accidents and 1,500 deaths each 
year in the United States, and more than thirty-one per- 
cent of fatal-to-the-driver commercial truck crashes are 
caused by drowsiness, and drivers taking sedating 
medications are at a six times greater risk of involve- 
ment in a sleep-related crash, according to the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National 
Transportation Safety Board, the American Medical 
Association, and the American Automobile Association; 
and 

Whereas, Many City of Boston employees who are 
Tufts subscribers and allergy sufferers are public safety 
personnel or else perform job duties which require the 
operation of motor vehicles or heavy equipment and 
which therefore implicate public safety issues; and 

Whereas, It is in the public safety interest of the 
residents of Boston to assess the potential dangers 
caused by the change in prescription drug coverage 
recently announced by Tufts Health Plan, as well as the 
desirability of continuing to include Tufts among the 
health insurance options offered City of Boston employ- 
ees; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council Committee on 
Public Safety conduct a hearing, inviting the chairman 
of Tufts Health Plan, leaders of the Massachusetts 
Allergy Society, public safety personnel and their union 
representatives, officials from the City of Boston Health 
Benefits Division of Human Resources, and other 
appropriate interested parties, to determine the public 
safety implications for employees and residents of the 
City of Boston of Tufts' new policy. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0330) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, February 19, 2000, 
the following-named person be, and hereby is, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, February 25, 2000: 

Thomas M. McDonough, administrative assistant, 
$1,574.72, full time 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0331) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, February 26, 2000, 
the following-named person be, and hereby is, 
appointed to the position set against their name until 
Friday, March 31,2000: 

Thomas M. McDonough, administrative assistant, 
$574.72 full time 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER REQUESTING CERTAIN INFORMATION 
UNDER SECTION 17F RE: YEARLY EXPEN- 
DITURES PAID BY CITY IN ATTORNEY'S 
FEES AND SETTLEMENTS OF ANY SORT 
DURING LITIGATION OF EMPLOYMENT 
DISCRIMINATION SUITS AGAINST FIRE 
DEPARTMENT FROM 1995 TO PRESENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0332) 

Councillors TURNER and YANCEY offered the fol- 
lowing: 
Ordered, That under the provisions of Section 17F of 



Chapter 452 of the Acts of 1948, as amended, and under 
any other applicable provision of law, His Honor, the 
Mayor, be and hereby is, requested to obtain and deliver 
to the City Council, within one week of the receipt 
hereof, the following information: 

Yearly expenditures paid by the City of Boston in 
attorney's fees and settlements of any sort during litiga- 
tion of employment discrimination suits against the 
Boston Fire Department from 1995 to the present. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION 
HOLD HEARING RE: FUNDING FOR ROAD 
AND BRIDGE WORK DUE TO INCREASED 
COST OF BIG DIG PROJECT (DOCKET NO. 
0333) 

Councillors HENNIGAN, ROSS, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
SCAPICCHIO, TURNER, ROACHE, FEENEY, 
KELLY and YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, Cities and towns throughout the 
Commonwealth will receive less federal funding for 
road and bridge work due to the increased cost of the 
Big Dig project; and 

Whereas, The Big Dig project albeit occurring in 
Boston, will drain funds from other necessary road work 
within the city; and 

Whereas, There are concerns regarding necessary 
road and bridge repair that may not be connected to the 
Big Dig project; and 

Whereas, The scope of the Big Dig, in terms of cost 
and development, is not entirely clear to the citizenry of 
Boston; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Economic 
Development & Transportation hold a prompt hearing 
on the matter; and be it further 

Ordered, That the appropriate state and city officials 
be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER THAT HEARING BE HELD WITH 
MAYOR'S APPOINTED TASK FORCE TO 
INVESTIGATE FUTURE PARK OVER CEN- 
TRAL ARTERY AND OTHER INNOVATIVE 
IDEAS FOR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PARK 
(DOCKET NO. 0334) 

Councillor MURPHY offered the following: 

Whereas, The future park over the Central Artery has 
the potential to provide significant park and educational 
opportunities that should be fully investigated; and 

Whereas, This park could not only link the City with 
the waterfront but also link Boston with its past; and 

Whereas, Boston is the birthplace of the American 
Revolution and attracts tourists because of its place in 
history and should take every opportunity to educate 
residents and tourists about this exciting past; and 

Whereas, The size and location of the park would 
provide an ideal opportunity to construct a living 
museum of revolutionary Boston along the lines of 
Colonial Williamsburg or Plymouth Plantation; and 

Whereas, This type of living history is an excellent 
educational opportunity as well as a tourist attraction; 
and 

Whereas, It has been reported that the planning team 
for this park has been chosen; and 

Whereas, The Mayor has appointed a task force to 
steer final plans for the surface park; therefore be it 

Ordered, That a hearing be held with the Mayor's 
appointed task force to investigate this and other innov- 
ative ideas for the newly constructed park and that 
members of the public be invited to attend and give 
testimony. 

Referred to the Committee on City and 



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Neighborhood Services. 



ORDER THAT NAMES OF TOP TEN COMMER- 
CIAL AND RESIDENTIAL VIOLATORS WHO 
HAVE ACCUMULATED LARGEST SUMS OF 
FINES FOR CODE VIOLATIONS AND 
INFRACTIONS BE MADE KNOWN TO RESI- 
DENTS THROUGH BROADCASTING ON 
CITY'S MUNICIPAL CABLE STATION AND 
THAT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT 
OPERATIONS HOLD HEARING TO DETER- 
MINE HOW CITY CAN MORE EFFECTIVELY 
ENFORCE ITS ABILITY TO COLLECT 
UNPAID FINES FROM SAID VIOLATORS 
(DOCKET NO. 0335) 

Councillors ROSS and FEENEY offered the 
following: 

Whereas, The quality of lives of Boston residents is 
impeded by the improper disposal of trash and refuse, 
resulting in public health and other quality of life 
breeches that exist in our neighborhoods, particularly 
those "downtown" neighborhoods where this problem is 
pervasive; and 

Whereas, City Code Inspectors, despite their efforts 
and increased numbers, will continue to face the chal- 
lenge of eliminating the trash and rodent problems in 
our neighborhoods if the behavior of certain businesses 
and some residents does not change; and 

Whereas, City Code Inspectors are permitted by State 
Law according to Chapter 40 § 21D to write and attach 
fines to properties where violations of the City's code 
may exist; and 

Whereas, Despite its efforts for a period of four years 
the City has failed to collect almost four million dollars 
in fines from violators, and such funds could be used to 
keep our neighborhoods free and clear of trash and 
rodents; and 

Whereas, Approximately 300,000 violations have 
been written since the inception of this program, while 
a mere 22 percent of these totals have been collected; 
and 

Whereas, The most egregious of these violators, 
despite efforts by the City to collect these fines, have 
continually ignored the City's efforts to keep its streets 
free and clear of trash and rodents, and in some cases 
owe upwards of $20,000 in unpaid violations; therefore 
be it 

Ordered, That the names of the top ten commercial 
violators who have accumulated the largest sums of 
fines for code violations and infractions, and the names 
of the top ten residential violators who have accumu- 
lated the largest sums for code violations and infrac- 
tions, be made known to the residents of Boston through 
broadcasting on the City's municipal cable station; and 
be it further 

Ordered, That the Committee on Government 
Operations of the City Council convene a public hearing 
to determine how the City can more effectively enforce 
its ability to collect unpaid fines from said violators; and 
be it further 

Ordered, The City Clerk formally invite the 
Honorable Chief Justice Edward Daher to explain the 
current collection system which currently travels 
through the Commonwealth's Housing Court; and be it 
further 

Ordered, That certain officials and others be invited to 
attend as deemed fit by the administration, as well as, 
various community based organizations, residents and 
members of the public. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



COLLECTIONS OF FINES AND TO DISCUSS 
FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING ADDI- 
TIONAL MEASURES SUCH AS IMPOSING 
ANY CODE ENFORCEMENT RELATED 
FINES TO A PROPERTY OWNER'S NEXT 
REAL ESTATE TAX BILL (DOCKET NO. 
0336) 

Councillors HONAN, DAVIS-MULLEN, KELLY, 
CONLEY, ROACHE, HENNIGAN, SCAPICCHIO and 
YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, The Code Enforcement Division of the 
Inspectional Services Department has the enormous 
task of ensuring the quality of life in the city's neigh- 
borhoods by enforcing City of Boston Codes Chapter 
16-12.16 Removal of Snow and Ice, Chapter 23-5 
Rubbish Disposal and Chapter 23-8 Overfilling of 
Barrels or Dumpsters of Any Size; and 

Whereas, The Code Enforcement Division has the 
authority, under Chapter 16-32 of the City of Boston 
Code, to impose fines for violations of these 
Ordinances; and 

Whereas, The failure of property owners to pay these 
fines has resulted in a significant number of fines going 
uncollected; and 

Whereas, Despite recent success in increasing the 
revenues that are collected, it is incumbent upon the 
City of Boston to explore all avenues to promote further 
increases in collections; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council's Committee on Post 
Audit and Oversight hold a hearing to review existing 
mechanisms to increase collections of fines and to dis- 
cuss the feasibility of implementing additional measures 
such as imposing any code enforcement related fines to 
a property owner's next Real Estate Tax Bill; therefore 
be it further 

Ordered. That representatives from the Department of 
Inspectional Services, Basic City Services, Code 
Enforcement and other interested parties be invited to 
testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Post Audit and 
Oversight. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON POST AUDIT AND 
OVERSIGHT HOLD HEARINGS TO REVIEW 
EXISTING MECHANISMS TO INCREASE 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT 
OPERATIONS EXPLORE FEASIBILITY OF 
COORDINATING EFFORTS AND 

RESOURCES OF VARIOUS CITY AGENCIES 
AND STATE AGENCIES SUCH AS METRO- 
POLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION TO MITI- 
GATE IMPACT OF "MOVING DAY" EVERY 
SEPTEMBER FIRST (DOCKET NO. 0337) 

Councillors HONAN and MURPHY offered the 
following: 

Whereas, Every September 1st apartments in the 
Allston-Brighton, Back Bay, and South End sections of 
Boston bring about new leases and new tenancies; and 

Whereas, Tenants that are vacating their apartments 
leave an inordinate amount of trash, furniture, and 
refuse on sidewalks, creating health and safety hazards; 
and 

Whereas, The aforementioned sections of Boston are 
inundated with this trash, often for several days at a 
time, negatively impacting residents' quality of life and 
costing the City of Boston a tremendous amount of 
money and resources in its removal; therefore be it 

Ordered That the City Council's Committee on 
Government Operations conduct a hearing to explore 
the feasibility of coordinating the efforts and resources 
of other city agencies such as the Boston Parks and 
Recreation Department and state agencies such as the 
Metropolitan District Commission to mitigate the 
impact of "moving day" on the residents of these 
communities; and be it further 

Ordered, That the City Council's Committee on 
Government Operations explore the feasibility of man- 
dating that large landowners provide dumpster service 



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for their outgoing tenants; and be it further 

Ordered, That representatives of the City of Boston 
Department of Public Works, Department of Parks and 
Recreation, Division of Code Enforcement, the MDC, 
and representatives of the Greater Boston Real Estate 
Board be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Murphy: Congratulating Nicholas Scotti 
(Docket No. 0338); congratulating Richard Zimmerman 
(Docket No. 0339); congratulating Lithuanian American 
Council of Greater Boston (Docket No. 0340). 

Councillors Hennigan, Murphy, Roache, Davis- 
Mullen, Flaherty and Conley: Congratulating Ronald 
"Ronnie" O'Keefe (Docket No. 0341). 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Felix Arroyo 
(Docket No. 0342); congratulating Juan Tennyson 
(Docket No. 0343); congratulating Alice I. Curran 
(Docket No. 0344); congratulating Reverend Cornelius 
Hastie (Docket No. 0345); congratulating Tracey 
Williams (Docket No. 0346); congratulating Inez King- 
Brooks (Docket No. 0347); congratulating Karla 
Carbone (Docket No. 0348); congratulating Lt. Charles 
Bailey (Docket No. 0349); congratulating Louis King, 
Jr. (Docket No. 0350). 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating United House of 
Prayer For All People Church on the Rock of the 
Apostolic Faith (Docket No. 0351); congratulating 
Horace and Joyce Rather (Docket No. 0352). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, one 
late-filed matter would be added to the Consent Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matter was 
added: 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating Josephine Holley 
(Docket No. 0353). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION COMMISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $10,000 FROM MASSA- 
CHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON- 
MENTAL MANAGEMENT, LAKE AND POND 
GRANT PROGRAM TO STABILIZE BANK 
AND IMPROVE WATER QUALITY OF 
CHANDLER POND IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET 
NO. 0100) 

Councillor FEENEY called Docket No. 0100 from 
the Committee on City and Neighborhood Services. 

The matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor FEENEY, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENTS OF JAMES E. WHITE, JOHN E. 
RYAN, DERICK D. JOYNER, WILLIE J. 
WILLIAM AND ROBERT E. LEE AS CON- 
STABLES AUTHORIZED TO SERVE CIVIL 
PROCESS UPON FILING OF BOND FOR 
TERM EXPIRING APRIL 30, 1999 (DOCKET 
NO. 0217) 

Councillor FEENEY called Docket No. 0217 from 
the Committee on Government Operations. 

The matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor FEENEY, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF THE APPOINT- 
MENT OF HELEN R. PILLSBURY AS MEM- 
BER OF ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE 
FOR PURPOSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHI- 
TECTURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN 
NEIGHBORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET 
NO. 0237) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0237 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

The matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF THE APPOINT- 
MENT OF PHILIP TACKEL AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR PUR- 
POSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET NO. 
0238) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0238 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

The matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF THE APPOINT- 
MENT OF JOSEPH S. TELLER AS MEMBER 
OF ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR 
PURPOSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET NO. 
0256) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0256 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

The matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF THE APPOINT- 
MENT OF ARTURO VASQUEZ AS MEMBER 
OF ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR 
PURPOSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET NO. 
0257) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0257 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

The matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF THE APPOINT- 
MENT OF EVA WEBSTER AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR PUR- 
POSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET NO. 
0258) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0258 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

The matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF THE APPOINT- 
MENT OF MICHAEL ROTENBERG AS MEM- 
BER OF ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE 



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FOR PURPOSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHI- 
TECTURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN 
NEIGHBORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET 
NO. 0297) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0297 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

The matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the order was 
passed. 



NEXT MEETING 

Councillor Kelly moved that when the Council 
adjourns today it be to meet again on Wednesday, March 
1,2000, at 12 o'clock Noon. 

The motion was carried. 



Adjourned at 2:53 p.m., on motion of Councillor 
Kelly, to meet on Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at 12 
o'clock Noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, March 1,2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
1:00 p.m.. President KELLY in the chair and all mem- 
bers present. 



INVOCATION 

Bishop Edward W. Hoffman, Calvary Church 
International, delivered the invocation, and the meeting 
was opened with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING OFFICE OF COMMUNITY 
PARTNERSHIPS TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $475,000 FROM MASSACHU- 
SETTS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR 
PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING STRONG 
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ALLIANCES 
TO STRENGTHEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR 
CHILDREN DURING AFTER-SCHOOL 
HOURS (DOCKET NO. 0354) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 24, 2000 
To the City Council 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Office of Community Partnerships, on 
behalf of the City of Boston, to accept and expend a 
grant award in the amount of $475,000 from the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of 
Education, to the City of Boston. This award is made for 
the purpose of developing strong school and community 
alliances to strengthen opportunities for children in 
Boston during after-school hours. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the benefit of 
Boston's school children. 

Sincerely yours, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered. That, pursuant to M.G.L. c.44, §53A, the 
Office of Community Partnerships, acting on behalf of 
the City of Boston, be and hereby is authorized to accept 
and expend from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Department of Education, funds not to exceed the 
amount of $475,000 for the purpose of developing 
strong school and community alliances to strengthen 
opportunities for children in Boston during after-school 
hours. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDER APPROVING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRI- 
ATION OF $1,670,996 FOR SUFFOLK 
COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT FOR 
FY 00 (DOCKET NO. 0355) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 29, 2000 



To the City Council 
Dear Councillors: 

1 transmit herewith for your approval, an order in the 
amount of $1,670,996 for the Suffolk County Sheriff's 
Department for FY00. This appropriation is required to 
complete the City's state-mandated responsibility to 
fund the local portion of the Sheriff's budget as required 
by the County Finance Review Board. 

I respectfully request your support of this supplemen- 
tal appropriation for the Suffolk County Sheriff's 
Department. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 



Ordered, That, in addition to the appropriation for the 
City of Boston and the County of Suffolk heretofore 
made for fiscal year 2000, to meet the current expenses 
of the Sheriff's Department in said fiscal year, the sum 
of $1,670,996 be, and the same hereby is appropriated, 
said sum to be raised from available funds:- 

100-811100-51400 Suffolk County Sheriff $1,670,996. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



LOAN ORDER OF $2,222,000 FOR PURPOSE OF 
ACQUIRING LAND FOR, CONSTRUCTING 
AND ORIGINALLY EQUIPPING AND FUR- 
NISHING PUBLIC SCHOOLHOUSES AND 
ADDITIONS AND FOR RECONSTRUCTION, 
REMODELING OF ANY SCHOOLHOUSE 
(DOCKET NO. 0356) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 28, 2000 
To the City Council 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropria- 
tion order in the amount of $2,222,000 for the purpose 
of acquiring land for, constructing and originally equip- 
ping and furnishing public schoolhouses and additions, 
and for the reconstruction, remodeling of any school- 
house. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely yours. 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, the sum of $2,222,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for acquiring land for, constructing and 
originally equipping and furnishing public schoolhouses 
and additions, and for the reconstruction, remodeling of 
any schoolhouses and additions, and for the reconstruc- 
tion, remodeling of any schoolhouse; and that to meet 
said appropriation the Collector/Treasurer be, and 
hereby is, authorized under the provisions of Chapter 
642 of the Acts of 1966, as amended, or under the pro- 
visions of Clause (3) and/or (3A) of Section 7 of 
Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue from time to 
time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certifi- 
cates of indebtedness of the City up to said amount, pro- 
vided that the appropriation authorized through this 
order be expended only on those projects as described 
by name attached herein. 
Attachment 

1 . Modular Classrooms at Lyndon Pilot School 

2. Modular Classrooms at Quincy Upper Pilot School 
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0357) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence 
from the City on February 18, 2000 until February 23. 



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2000. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF GALEN GILBERT AS 
TRUSTEE OF BOSTON GROUNDWATER 
TRUST FOR TERM EXPIRING JANUARY 12, 
2001 (DOCKET NO. 0358) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of Galen Gilbert as a Trustee of the Boston 
Groundwater Trust for a term expiring January 12, 
2001. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF TIM MITCHELL AS 
TRUSTEE OF BOSTON GROUNDWATER 
TRUST FOR TERM EXPIRING JANUARY 12, 
2001 (DOCKET NO. 0359) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of Tim Mitchell as a Trustee of the Boston 
Groundwater Trust for a term expiring January 12, 
2001. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF GARY L. SAUNDERS AS 
TRUSTEE OF BOSTON GROUNDWATER 
TRUST FOR TERM EXPIRING JANUARY 12, 
2001 (DOCKET NO. 0360) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of Gary L. Saunders as a Trustee of the 
Boston Groundwater Trust for a term expiring January 
12,2001. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF PETER M. SHERIN AS 
TRUSTEE OF BOSTON GROUNDWATER 
TRUST FOR TERM EXPIRING JANUARY 12, 
2001 (DOCKET NO. 0361) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of Peter M. Sherin as a Trustee of the Boston 
Groundwater Trust for a term expiring January 12, 
2001. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF JAMES W. STETSON AS 
TRUSTEE OF BOSTON GROUNDWATER 
TRUST FOR TERM EXPIRING JANUARY 12, 
2001 (DOCKET NO. 0362) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of James W. Stetson as a Trustee of the 
Boston Groundwater Trust for a term expiring January 
12,2001. 

Placed on file. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION 
HOLD HEARING PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 2, 
SECTION 2.1 PRELIMINARY OBLIGATIONS 
OF THE ORDER APPROVING BOSTON 
CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER 
PROJECT (DOCKET NO. 0363) 

Councillors KELLY, SCAPICCHIO, FLAHERTY, 



FEENEY and DAVIS-MULLEN offered the following: 

Whereas, Pursuant to Article 2, section 2.1 
Preliminary Obligations, of the Order Approving the 
Boston Convention Exhibition Center Project, the 
Boston Redevelopment Authority and the 
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority shall meet 
with the City Council in a public hearing on a scheduled 
quarterly basis, at a place in South Boston or at the City 
Council to "appraise the City Council and the residents 
of Boston and others of the success of achieving the 
terms this Order (including, without limitation, those 
terms regarding traffic, design, the environment and 
linkage), as well as expenditures for parcel acquisition, 
demolition and remediation, the status and results of the 
Large Project Review Process and the MEPA Process, 
and the overall status of the Project;" and 

Whereas, Two public hearings have been held to date 
for such purpose and have served to inform South 
Boston residents and city officials on the overall 
progress of the project, including target completion 
goals, employment opportunities, site acquisition costs, 
indebtedness, projected occupancy and community 
enhancement projections; and 

Whereas, Final Orders of Taking with respect to cer- 
tain parcels necessary as and for a site for the Boston 
Convention and Exhibition Center Project have been 
authorized; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Economic 
Development & Transportation conduct a third 
quarterly hearing and that representatives of the 
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority and all other interested 
parties be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic Develop- 
ment and Transportation. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
REGARDING REGULATION 780 CMR, 1028.2 
OF STATE BUILDING CODE REQUIRING 
THAT ALL EXTERIOR STEEL OR WOODEN 
STAIRWAYS, FIRE ESCAPES AND EGRESS 
BALCONIES BE EXAMINED AND/OR 
TESTED AND CERTIFIED FOR STRUC- 
TURAL ADEQUACY AND SAFETY EVERY 
FIVE YEARS (DOCKET NO. 0364) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN and HENNIGAN 
offered the following: 

Whereas, On February 14, 2000, the City of Boston's 
Inspectional Services Department mailed letters to the 
residents of East Boston, Charlestown and the North 
End requesting these residents to file an affidavit with 
the City of Boston that requires that a certified examiner 
test the safety of any exterior steel or wooden stairways, 
fire escapes and egresses on their property; and 

Whereas, The Inspectional Services Department will 
be notifying and intends on requiring every eligible 
property owner in the city of Boston to comply with this 
request every five years; and 

Whereas, Property owners who the City of Boston 
determines are required to comply with this request 
must pay $50 per application fee, must hire a certified or 
registered Massachusetts Professional Registered 
Engineer to inspect the property; and 

Whereas, The intent of this regulation is to ensure that 
these structures are safe for use but there is concern 
among residents regarding 

A. The validity and enforceability of this regula- 
tion 

B. The excessive cost of complying with the reg- 
ulation, particularly for those residents on fixed 
incomes, and 

C. If some property owners were mistakenly or 
unfairly required to comply with this regulation, 

therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a full 
public hearing regarding this regulation for the purpose 



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53 



of allowing the Inspectional Services Department to 
explain who is required to comply, how the regulation 
will be enforced and what structures would fall under 
the regulation, and be it further 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council review and 
adjust the fee structure for property owners who are 
required to comply with this regulation. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON POST AUDIT AND 
OVERSIGHT HOLD HEARING TO EXAMINE 
COST IN DOLLARS AND MANPOWER OF 
MAINTAINING CURRENT DIGITAL PARK- 
ING METERS AND TO EXPLORE FEASI- 
BILITY OF REPLACING EXISTING METERS 
WITH THE TYPE USED IN PILOT PROGRAM 
(DOCKET NO. 0365) 

Councillors HONAN, MURPHY, SCAPICCHIO, 
HENNIGAN, ROSS and FEENEY offered the 
following: 

Whereas, Boston Finance Commission records show 
coinage collections were down in July, September, 
October and December of fiscal 2000, putting the city 
on pace to bring in less than the $7.8 million collected 
in fiscal 1999, down from $8.4 million the previous 
year; and 

Whereas, According to officials of the City of Boston 
Transportation Department, between 2,000 and 3,000, 
or 40 to 45 percent of the city's approximately 7.200 
digital parking meters are routinely out of order; and 

Whereas, It is estimated that vandalism accounts for 
98 percent of all broken meters; and 

Whereas, City ordinance prohibits parking at broken 
meters, thus reducing available metered parking spaces 
within city boundaries; and 

Whereas, The problem of vandalism is so acute that 
the Transportation Department has created a new strike 
force team to monitor meters and scofflaw activity and 
has instituted new measures to prosecute meter vandals; 
and 

Whereas, The City of Boston undertook a Pilot 
Program from October 5, 1998 to June 30, 1999 using 
coin/"Smart Card" operated meters; and 

Whereas, The Pilot Program demonstrated an 
increase of seventy-eight percent in revenues in the first 
month alone as compared to the prior year, as well as 
increased consumer convenience, reduced "downtime" 
and maintenance of meters, and reduced fee collection 
costs; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council's Committee on Post 
Audit and Oversight conduct a hearing to examine the 
cost, in dollars and manpower, of maintaining the 
current meters and to explore the feasibility of replacing 
the existing meters with the type used in the Pilot 
Program; and be it further 

Ordered, That representatives from the Department of 
Transportation, Treasury, Fleet Bank and other 
interested parties be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Post Audit and 
Oversight. 



ORDINANCE REGARDING IMPROPER 
PREPARATION OF FOOD (DOCKET NO. 0366) 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN offered the following: 

City of Boston 

In the year two thousand 

AN ORDINANCE REGARDING 
IMPROPER PREPARATION OF FOOD 

Whereas, In the City of Boston, numerous vendors 
distribute food items via pushcarts and other mobile 
facilities; and 



Whereas, The number of such vendors is expected to 

rise with the growth of Boston's population and tourism 

industry; and 

Whereas, Those who live, work and visit the city 

frequent such vendors daily; and 

Whereas, Tourism is a vital industry to the City of 

Boston; and 

Whereas, It is a legitimate concern of the city to 

protect the health of its citizens and those working and 

visiting Boston; therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of Boston, as 

follows: 

Section 1. In the City of Boston, manufacturing, 
preparing, handling, serving and/or distributing food 
from any vehicle and/or pushcart and/or by any 
hawker, peddler or like transient vendor, as defined in 
Chapter 101 of the General Laws, without the use of 
sanitary gloves, shall be considered unsanitary or 
unhealthful conditions in accordance with 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 94, Section 
305 A. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall apply only to 
"Ready to Eat Food" as defined in the State Sanitary 
Code - 105 CMR 590.00 

Section 3. Sanitary Gloves shall be used in the 
following manner. A new pair shall be worn for each 
transaction. 
On motion of Councilor DAVIS-MULLEN, the rules 

were suspended; the ordinance was passed. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY 
HOLD HEARING TO DETERMINE HOW 
CITY CAN IMPROVE ITS ABILITY TO 
RECRUIT AND RETAIN TECHNOLOGY 
PROFESSIONALS (DOCKET NO. 0367) 

Councillors ROSS, HENNIGAN and HONAN 
offered the following: 

Whereas, The technology industry has grown expo- 
nentially in recent years, demonstrating unparalleled 
financial gains; and 

Whereas, The insatiable appetite of this industry has 
caused a boom in the hiring of all technology profes- 
sionals; and 

Whereas, The vast resources of these high tech com- 
panies appear to be limitless in their ability to recruit 
and compensate prospective employees; and 

Whereas. The City of Boston with its significant tech- 
nology needs, and the valuable services that are pro- 
vided to its residents and visitors, offers prospective 
technology professionals a unique career opportunity; 
and 

Whereas, In its ability to recruit new professionals, 
the City of Boston cannot compete with high salaries, 
stock options, or bonuses that today's high tech compa- 
nies offer; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Special Committee on Technology 
of the City Council convene a public hearing to deter- 
mine how the City of Boston can improve its ability to 
recruit and retain technology professionals: and be it 
further 

Ordered, That certain officials and others be invited to 
attend including the Director and appropriate represen- 
tatives of the office of Management and Information 
Services, as well as appropriate representatives and the 
Director of Human Resources. 

Referred to the Special Committee on Information 
and Technology. 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, three 
late-filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following mailers were 
added: 



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RESOLUTION REGARDING RACIAL 
TOLERANCE (DOCKET NO. 0380) 

Councillors HONAN, HENNIGAN, CONLEY and 
FEENEY offered the following: 

Whereas, The residents of the City of Boston have 
worked hard over the past twenty-five years to put 
attitudes of racial intolerance behind them and to dispel 
the image of Boston as a hotbed of bigotry; and 

Whereas, People of all races throughout the City have 
come together to work in harmony on critical issues 
such as housing and education in order to make the City 
a better place for all its residents; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council in meeting 
assembled go on record, as a united body, as publicly 
renouncing attitudes of racial intolerance and divisive- 



Councilor FEENEY in the Chair. 



President KELLY in the Chair. 



The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



RESOLUTION RE: ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY 
FOR BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS (DOCKET 
NO. 0381) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, FEENEY, HONAN 
and ROACHE offered the following: 

Whereas, The Boston Public Schools have been 
plagued with violence in recent months; and 

Whereas, Violence in the schools has been, and con- 
tinues to be a problem without resolution; and 

Whereas, School violence not only affects a victim's 
physical and mental well being, but also has ripple 
effects across the entire student body and is an impedi- 
ment to learning; and 

Whereas, There are students within the system who 
are repeatedly suspended, or expelled from one school 
but then assigned to another; and 

Whereas, School violence and the transferring of 
those suspected of it from one school to another is sim- 
ply unacceptable; 

Whereas. Students that commit acts of violence need 
to be expelled from the system, or sent to alternative 
schools on a permanent basis; and 

Whereas, The current discipline policy of the Boston 
Public Schools is failing our children; and 

Whereas, The school committee is charged by state 
law to maintain and implement policy for the school 
system; and 

Whereas, Maintaining a safe learning environment is 
the responsibility of the Boston School Committee; 
therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, herein 
assembled, urges the Boston School Committee to 
courageously adopt a zero-tolerance policy for violence 
involving students of the Boston Public Schools; and be 
it further 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council recognizes 
the constitutional constraints involved with drafting 
such a policy, but is of the opinion that the safety of our 
students is a compelling governmental interest, and that 
such constraints should not stand in the way of a fair, but 
effective policy. 

Councillor CONLEY moved that the resolution be 
amended in the first Resolved paragraph. Paragraph No. 
10, by striking out the words "courageously adopt" and 
substitute the words "consider adopting." 

The motion was carried. 

The resolution, as amended, was referred to the 
Committee on Education and School Matters. 



RESOLUTION THAT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL 
URGES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO 
REQUIRE LABELING OF GENETICALLY 
MANIPULATED FOOD AND FURTHER 
URGES MORATORIUM ON PRODUCTION 
OF ANY MORE OF THESE FOODS UNTIL 
ACCEPTABLE TESTING SYSTEMS ARE IN 
PLACE (DOCKET NO. 0382) 

Councillors HENNIGAN and SCAPICCHIO offered 
the following: 

Whereas, Genetically engineered foods have never 
been proven safe, nor are genetically engineered foods 
tested by any federal agency as the Food and Drug 
Administration requires only that the companies 
engineering these foods state, on the "honor system" 
that the foods are safe with no further testing required; 
and 

Whereas, Cornell University researcher, John Losey, 
and other researches indicated in repeated tests that the 
larvae from Monarch Butterflies were dying at an alarm- 
ing rate from toxic pollen generated from the genetically 
engineered corn near their feeding sites; and 

Whereas, A class action lawsuit has been brought 
against the Food and Drug Administration by some of 
the nation's most prominent anti-trust lawyers for rush- 
ing these novel, unpredictable and untested food tech- 
nology products to the market; and 

Whereas, Numerous bioengineers and related distin- 
guished scientists have gone on record stating this tech- 
nology clearly is different from traditional breeding 
methods and is highly probable to exhibit a host of 
undesirable health and environmental risk factors as 
well as gTeat potential for negative cascade effects in the 
genetic cross pollination of beneficial plants, insects and 
other fragile ecosystems directly linked to the breeding 
of this novel experimental food production technology; 
now, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, in meeting 
assembled, urges the Federal Government to require 
labeling of genetically manipulated foods and further 
urges a moratorium on the production of any more of 
these foods until acceptable testing systems are in place; 
and be it further 

Resolved, That March 26, 2000 be declared YOU 
ARE WHAT YOU EAT DAY in the City of Boston. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR DAVIS-MULLEN 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
DAVIS-MULLEN thanked publicly Fire Commissioner 
Marty Pierce on his retirement for a lifetime of good 
work as a fireman's fireman and a gentleman whose 
entire family dedicated themselves to the public safety 
for the people of Boston. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR FEENEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
FEENEY also wanted to recognize Commissioner 
Pierce and expressed her desire to have him come in to 
City Council some time in the next few weeks and pre- 
sent him with a resolution and thank him for all that he 
has done for the City. He will be sorely and sadly 
missed. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR HENNIGAN 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
HENNIGAN also wanted to commend Commissioner 
Pierce on the wonderful job he has done and his years of 



MARCH 1, 2000 



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service to the City of Boston. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR YANCEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
YANCEY recalled his trip to Guam at a refugee camp 
last year and acknowledged how Commissioner Pierce 
sent 200 Boston Fire Department tee shirts with 
Councillor Yancey for the people at the camp. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT KELLY 

Council President KELLY on behalf of all the 
members of the City Council stated we would adjourn in 
memory of Lieutenant Robert Greene of the Boston Fire 
Department who was killed in an accident over the 
weekend. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating John Krall 
(Docket No. 0368). 

Councillor Murphy: Congratulating Joseph Caulfield 
(Docket No. 0369); congratulating the Goon Shee 
Family Association (Docket No. 0370). 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating Muriel Gillooly 
(Docket No. 0371); commending the Woodbourne 
Apartments (Docket No. 0372). 



Councillor Feeney: Congratulating Joseph Carpineto 
(Docket No. 0373). 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating the Hyde Park 
Youth Hockey 1999-2000 Tier 2. Division 1 — Bantam 
State Champions (Docket No. 0374). 

Councillor Scappichio: Congratulating Jennifer 
Chapin (Docket No. 0375); congratulating David 
Sullivan (Docket No. 0376); congratulating Robert 
Shields (Docket No. 0377). 

Councillor Roache: Congratulating Samuel Speigel 
(Docket No. 0378). 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating Marcia Good 
(Docket No. 0379). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, 
three late-filed matters would be added to the Consent 
Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating the Jennie and 
Ross High Family (Docket No. 0383); congratulating 
Diddy Cullinane (Docket No. 0384). 

Councillors Yancey, Turner and Roache: Honoring 
Crispus Attucks (Docket No. 0385). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



Adjourned at 1:15 p.m. on motion of President 
KELLY in memory of Lieutenant Robert Greene of the 
Boston Fire Department to meet on Wednesday, March 
8, 2000 at 12 noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Counci 



Wednesday, March 8, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:30 p.m., President KELLY in the Chair and all 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Reverend William P. Joy, St. Angela's Church, 
delivered the invocation and the meeting was opened 
with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR FEENEY 

Councillor Feeney presented Martin E. Pierce, Jr., 
with a resolution for having faithfully served the City of 
Boston Fire Department as Fire Commissioner and 
Chief of the Department for the past nine years. 
Commissioner Pierce dedicated thirty-one years of his 
life to public service and all the Councillors wanted to 
congratulate and thank Commissioner Pierce for his ser- 
vice to the City of Boston and wish him and his family 
health and abundant happiness in the future. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING PUBLIC WORKS DEPART- 
MENT TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $750,000 FROM EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF 
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS. DEPARTMENT 
OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR 
PUBLIC EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL 
SUPPORT FOR IMPROVING EFFECTIVE- 
NESS OF RECYCLING THROUGH RECY- 
CLING PROGRAM (DOCKET NO. 0386) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 3, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Public Works Department, on behalf of 
the City of Boston, to accept and expend a grant award 
in the amount of $750,000 from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Executive Office of Environmental 
Affairs, through the Department of Environmental 
Protection, to the City of Boston for the period July 1, 
2000 through June 30, 2003. The grant amount is esti- 
mated due to the fact that the reimbursement process is 
based on the tons of material recycled through the City 
of Boston's Recycling Program. The monies will be sent 
to the City of Boston twice yearly for the period July 1 , 
2000 through June 30, 2003, and will be utilized for 
public education and technical support for improving 
the effectiveness of recycling through the City of 
Boston's Recycling Program. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Public Works Department, acting on behalf of the City 
of Boston, be and hereby is authorized to accept and 
expend from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 



Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, through the 
Department of Environmental Protection, funds not to 
exceed the amount of $750,000 for the period July 1, 
2000 through June 30, 2003. The grant amount is esti- 
mated due to the fact that the reimbursement process is 
based on the tons of material recycled through the City 
of Boston's Recycling Program. The monies will be sent 
to the City of Boston twice yearly for the period July 1, 
2000 through June 30, 2003, and will be utilized for 
public education and technical support for improving 
the effectiveness of recycling through the City of 
Boston's Recycling Program. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING PUBLIC WORKS DEPART- 
MENT TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $165,000 FROM EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF 
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS. DEPARTMENT 
OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO BE 
UTILIZED BY MUNICIPAL RECYCLING 
INITIATIVE PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR 
TRAVEL AND OVERHEAD EXPENSES 
(DOCKET NO. 0387) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 3, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Public Works Department, on behalf of 
the City of Boston, to accept and expend a grant award 
in the amount of $165,000 from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Executive Office of Environmental 
Affairs, Department of Environmental Protection, to the 
City of Boston for the period July 1, 2000 through June 
30, 2003. The grant amount will be awarded in yearly 
increments of $55,000 per year and will be utilized by 
the Municipal Recycling Initiative Program Coordinator 
for travel and overhead expenses. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Public Works Department, acting on behalf of the City 
of Boston, be and hereby is authorized to accept and 
expend from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, through the 
Department of Environmental Protection, funds not to 
exceed the amount of $165,000 for the period July 1, 
2000 through June 30, 2003. The funds will be awarded 
in yearly increments of $55,000 per year and will be 
utilized by the Municipal Recycling Initiative Program 
Coordinator for travel and overhead expenses. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING PUBLIC WORKS DEPART- 
MENT TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $150,000 FROM EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF 
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT 
OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO 
EDUCATE PUBLIC ON AND ENCOURAGE 
RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CITY'S 
RECYCLING SERVICES (DOCKET NO. 0388) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 



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March 3, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

1 transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Public Works Department, on behalf of 
the City of Boston, to accept and expend a grant award 
in the amount of $150,000 from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Executive Office of Environmental 
Affairs, through the Department of Environmental 
Protection, to the City of Boston for the period July 1 , 
2000 through June 30, 2003. The purpose of this grant 
is for the Boston Public Works Recycling Program to 
educate the public on and encourage residents to partic- 
ipate in the City's recycling services. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Public Works Department, acting on behalf of the City 
of Boston, be and hereby is authorized to accept and 
expend from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Department of Environmental Protection, funds not to 
exceed the amount of $ 1 50,000 for the purpose of the 
Boston Public Works Department Recycling Program 
educating the public on and encouraging residents to 
participate in the City's recycling services. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO APPLY TO 
U.S. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINIS- 
TRATION (EDA) FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE 
GRANT OF $1,000,000 (DOCKET NO. 0389) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 3, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Department of Neighborhood 
Development, acting on behalf of the City of Boston, to 
apply to the U.S. Economic Development 
Administration ("EDA") for a Public Works and 
Economic Development Assistance Grant in an amount 
not to exceed $1,000,000 and, in connection therewith, 
to deliver any documents as may be required by the 
EDA for such grant. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may submit 
its application to the EDA expeditiously. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 3121 and St. 
1966, c. 642, § 10, the Department of Neighborhood 
Development (formerly referred to as the Public 
Facilities Department), acting on behalf of the City of 
Boston, be and hereby is authorized to apply to the U.S. 
Economic Development Administration for a Public 
Works and Economic Development Assistance Grant in 
an amount not to exceed $ 1 ,000,000 and, in connection 
therewith, to deliver documents as may be required by 
the U.S. Economic Development Administration for 
such grant. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING POLICE COMMISSIONER 
TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF 
$74,137.81 FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL'S 
OFFICE FOR PURPOSE OF RESTORING 
SENSE OF SAFETY TO NEIGHBORHOOD OF 
DORCHESTER SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD INI- 
TIATIVE (SNI) BY INCREASING POLICE 
SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES AND COL- 
LABORATING WITH ALL AGENCIES TO 
REDUCE CRIME AND FEAR IN SNI AREA 
(DOCKET NO. 0390) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 17, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Police Commissioner, on behalf of the 
City of Boston, to accept and expend a grant award in 
the amount of $74,137.81 from the Attorney General's 
office to the City of Boston. This award is made for the 
purpose of restoring a sense of safety to the neighbor- 
hood of the Dorchester Safe Neighborhood Initiative 
(SNI) by increasing police surveillance activities and 
collaborating with all agencies to reduce crime and fear 
in the SNI area. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

' Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Police Commissioner, acting on behalf of the City of 
Boston, be and hereby is authorized to accept and 
expend from the Attorney General's office funds not to 
exceed the amount of $74,137.81 to be utilized by the 
Boston Police Department in restoring a sense of safety 
to the neighborhood of the Dorchester Safe 
Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) by increasing police 
surveillance activities and collaborating with all 
agencies to reduce crime and fear in the SNI area. 
Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF LISA S. SERAFIN AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR PUR- 
POSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN THE ABERDEEN 
NEIGHBORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET 
NO. 0391) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 28, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 4 of 
Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, I transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the appointment 
of Lisa S. Serafin of 207 West Springfield Street, # 5, 
Boston, MA 021 18, as a member of the Aberdeen Study 
Committee for the purpose of creating a new 
Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Ms. Serafin may begin 
serving her appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772, § 4, the 



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appointment of Lisa S. Serafin of 207 West Springfield 
Street, # 5, Boston, MA 02118, as a member of the 
Aberdeen Study Committee for the purpose of creating 
a new Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighbor- 
hood in Brighton be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



appointment of Richard F. Schmidt of 34 Sherwood 
Street, Roslindale, MA 02131, as a member of the 
Aberdeen Study Committee for the purpose of creating 
a new Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighbor- 
hood in Brighton be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF MARK A. VERKENNIS AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR 
PURPOSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET NO. 
0392) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 28, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 4 of 
Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, 1 transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the appointment 
of Mark A. Verkennis of 73 Hampstead Road, Jamaica 
Plain, MA 02130, as a member of the Aberdeen Study 
Committee for the purpose of creating a new 
Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Mr. Verkennis may begin 
serving his appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, , 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772, § 4, the 
appointment of Mark A. Verkennis of 73 Hampstead 
Road, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, as a member of the 
Aberdeen Study Committee for the purpose of creating 
a new Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighbor- 
hood in Brighton be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF WILLIAM P. MARCHIONE AS MEMBER 
OF ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR 
PURPOSE OF :CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET NO. 
0394) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 28, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 4 of 
Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, 1 transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the appointment 
of William P. Marchione of 30 Kenrick Street, Brighton, 
MA 02135, as a member of the Aberdeen Study 
Committee for the purpose of creating a new 
Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Mr. Marchione may begin 
serving his appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772, § 4, the 
appointment of William P. Marchione of 30 Kenrick 
Street, Brighton, MA 02135. as a member of the 
Aberdeen Study Committee for the purpose of creating 
a new Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighbor- 
hood in Brighton be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF RICHARD F. SCHMIDT AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR 
PURPOSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET NO. 
0393) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 28, 2000 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 4 of 
Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, 1 transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the appointment 
of Richard F. Schmidt of 34 Sherwood Street, 
Roslindale, MA 02131, as a member of the Aberdeen 
Study Committee for the purpose of creating a new 
Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Mr. Schmidt may begin 
serving his appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975. c. 772, § 4, the 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF SUSAN D. PRANGER AS MEMBER OF 
ABERDEEN STUDY COMMITTEE FOR PUR- 
POSE OF CREATING NEW ARCHITEC- 
TURAL DISTRICT IN ABERDEEN NEIGH- 
BORHOOD IN BRIGHTON (DOCKET NO. 
0395) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 

February 28, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 4 of 
Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975, I transmit herewith for 
your confirmation an Order regarding the appointment 
of Susan D. Pranger of 23 Chilcott St., Jamaica Plain, 
MA, as a member of the Aberdeen Study Committee for 
the purpose of creating a new Architectural District in 
the Aberdeen neighborhood in Brighton. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Ms. Pranger may begin 
serving her appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772. § 4, the 
appointment of Susan D. Pranger of 23 Chilcott St., 
Jamaica Plain. MA, as a member of the Aberdeen Study 



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Committee for the purpose of creating a new 
Architectural District in the Aberdeen neighborhood in 
Brighton be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF SUSAN WATERS AS ALTERNATE MEM- 
BER OF BOSTON LANDMARKS COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING JUNE 30, 2002 
(DOCKET NO. 0396) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 28, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
regarding the appointment of Susan Waters of 47 
Harvard Street, # B403, Charlestown, MA 02129, as an 
alternate member of the Boston Landmarks 
Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2002, vice 
James Keefe. 

1 urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Ms. Waters may begin 
serving her appointment without delay. 
Sincerely. 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975 c.772, § 3, the 
appointment of Susan Waters of 47 Harvard Street, 
#B403, Charlestown, MA 02129, as an alternate mem- 
ber of the Boston Landmarks Commission for a term 
expiring June 30, 2002, vice James Keefe, be, and 
hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF MARK STEVENS AS MEMBER OF BAY 
VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING APRIL 1, 2002 
(DOCKET NO. 0398) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

February 28, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
regarding the appointment of Mark Stevens, 19 Barrow 
Street, Roslindale, MA 02131, as a member of the Bay 
Village Historic District Commission for a term expir- 
ing April 1, 2002. Mr. Stevens will be replacing Cheryl 
Tougias, who resigned as a full member. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Mr. Stevens may begin 
serving his appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975 c. 772, § 3, the 
appointment of Mark Stevens of 19 Barrow Street, 
Roslindale, MA 02131, as a member of the Bay Village 
Historic District Commission for a term expiring April 
1 , 2002 be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



1. 1999 TO JANUARY 31, 2000 (DOCKET NO. 
0398) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 7, 2000 
To The Boston City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith information received from the 
Boston Police Department pertaining to crime statistics 
for the period commencing November 1, 1999 and 
ending January 31, 2000. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 
(Annexed hereto is the documentation referred to.) 
Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



APPROVAL OF CONSTABLES' BONDS 
(DOCKET NO. 0399) 

The Constables' Bonds of the following, having been 
duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, were received 
and approved: 

Derick D. Joyner John E. Ryan 



ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0400) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence 
from the City on March 2, 2000 until March 4, 2000. 
Placed on file. 



CERTAIN INFORMATION UNDER SECTION 17F 
RE: CRIME STATISTICS FROM NOVEMBER 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS JANUARY 26, 2000 
MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0401) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

March 6, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, I hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of January 26, 2000, viz: 
0106 — Order authorizing the Transportation 
Department to accept and expend a grant of 
$25,000 from the Governor's Highway Safety 
Bureau for projects dealing with traffic safety 
issues such as impaired driving, underage drink- 
ing and driving, seat belt usage and speeding. 
Approved by the Mayor February 1 , 2000. 
0141 — Order authorizing the Transportation 
Commissioner to accept and expend a grant of 
$15,000 from the Massachusetts Bay 
Transportation Authority (MBTA), for the pur- 
pose of funding traffic signal control improve- 
ments in the area adjacent to the Forest Hills 
MBTA station. 

Approved by the Mayor February 1 , 2000. 
0176 — Order authorizing the Neighborhood 
Development Department to accept and expend a 
federal FY99 Shelter Plus Care grant of 
$3,570,600 from the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development. 

Approved by the Mayor February 1 , 2000. 
021 1 — Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $5,000 from the 
Governor's Highway Safety Bureau for conduct- 
ing traffic and safety belt enforcement program. 



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Approved by the Mayor February 1, 2000. 
Very truly yours. 

Rosaria Salerno, 
City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



Passed under suspension of the rules. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS FEBRUARY 2, 2000 
MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0402) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

March 6. 2000 
To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, 1 hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of February 2, 2000, viz: 
0208 — Order for loan of $4,700,000 for the School 
Department. 

Approved by the Mayor February 8, 2000. 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



REPORT ON ORDER TO DECLARE SURPLUS A 
VACANT PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED AT 
ROXBURY STREET, ROXBURY, FORMER 
SITE OF OLD ROXBURY MUNICIPAL 
COURTHOUSE AND TO TRANSFER CARE, 
CUSTODY, MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL 
OF. SAID PROPERTY TO PUBLIC FACILI- 
TIES COMMISSION (DOCKET NO. 0235) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO on behalf of the 
Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0235, message of the Mayor 
and order to declare surplus a vacant parcel of land 
located at Roxbury Street, Roxbury, the former site of 
the old Roxbury Municipal Courthouse and to transfer 
the care, custody, management and control of said prop- 
erty to the Public Facilities Commission (referred 
February 2) — recommending passage of the order. 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO offered the following 
amendment: 

Whereas, The old Roxbury Municipal Courthouse has 
been demolished and the land upon which that 
courthouse sat has been vacant for some twenty-five 
years and is no longer needed as such; it is hereby 

Ordered, That the said land, located at Roxbury Street 
(the portion of Ward 09 Parcel 03270020, formerly 
occupied by the Roxbury District Court), Roxbury, is 
hereby found to be surplus within the meaning of St. 
1909, c. 486 s. 31B (as appearing in St. 1966, c. 642, s. 
12) and the care, custody, management and control 
thereof is hereby transferred to the Public Facilities 
Commission. 

The amendment was adopted. 

On motion of Councillor SCAPICCHIO, the report 
was accepted; the order was passed. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0403) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 
Ordered, That effective Saturday, March 4, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, May 26, 
2000: 

Patricia Flaherty, secretary, $708.82, full time. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION 
HOLD HEARING TO DETERMINE WHAT 
CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT TAXICABS 
NOT LICENSED BY CITY FROM OPERAT- 
ING IN THE CITY (DOCKET NO. 0405) 

Councillors ROACHE and SCAPICCHIO offered the 
following: 

Whereas, Individuals who operate a taxicab in Boston 
must be licensed by the City to do so in order to provide 
the highest level of service and protection to their pas- 
sengers; and 

Whereas, It has been reported that there has been a 
marked increase in the number of non-licensed vehicles 
operating in the City of Boston and; 

Whereas, Operators from outside the City who pick 
up fares and are not licensed to do so are infringing upon 
the livelihood of licensed operators and putting the 
safety and security of their passengers at risk; and 

Whereas, Any operator who picks up a fare in the 
City of Boston and is not licensed to do so is in violation 
of the law; and 

Whereas, The operation of a taxicab in the City of 
Boston and the safety and well being of a fare is under 
the jurisdiction of the Boston Police Hackney Division; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council Committee on 
Economic Development and Transportation, in conjunc- 
tion with orders previously filed on similar matters, hold 
a hearing to determine what can be done to prevent non- 
licensed operators from continuing these practices; be it 
further 

Ordered, That the Boston Police Hackney Division, 
as well as all interested parties be invited to provide 
testimony relevant to this issue. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0406) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered. That effective Saturday, March 18. 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 23, 
2000: 

Diane Albano, administrative assistant, $670.50, full 
time. 

Richard Armstrong, administrative assistant, $957.86, 
full time. 

Felix Arroyo-Montano, administrative assistant, 
$536.50, full time. 

Matthew Benedetti, administrative assistant. $603.45, 
full time. 

Leann Bowman, secretary, $785.44, full time. 

Maria S. Bunuan. secretary, $300, full time. 

James J. Carroll, Jr., secretary, $110, part time. 

Adriana Cillo, secretary, $613.03, full time. 

Jean M. Conti, secretary, $143.60, part time. 

Samuel S. Conti, secretary, $344.85, part time. 

Helena Creamer, administrative assistant, $881.23, 
full time. 

Janet M. Doherty, secretary, $307.50. part time. 

Andrew R. Donovan, administrative assistant. 
$517.24. full time. 

Dennis P. Dwyer. administrative assistant, $651.34, 
full time. 

Patricia S. Flaherty, secretary, $708.82, full time. 

Sean Flaherty, secretary, $574.72. full time. 

John R. Flavin, secretary, $300, full time. 

Lorraine E. Fowlkes, secretary, $804.60, full time. 

Annmarie Geary, secretary, $419.75. part time. 

Carolyn Geary, administrative assistant, $929.48, full 



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time. 

Alex Geoumtas, secretary, $948.28, full time. 

James P. Gordon, secretary, $843.57, full time. 

John P. Hannigan, administrative assistant, $1,005.75, 
full time. 

Joyce L. Holland, secretary, $957.85, full time. 

Martin J. Keogh, secretary, $957.85, full time. 

Vincent A. LaBella, administrative assistant, $957.85, 
full time. 

Bernadette Lally, secretary, $210, part time. 

Michael F. Larkin, secretary, $987.27, full time. 

Jonathan M. Marsh, secretary, $90, part time. 

Aoibhean McDermott. secretary, $326, part time. 

Thomas M. McDonough, administrative assistant, 
$574.72, full time. 

Ann S. McGough, administrative assistant, $718.39, 
full time. 

Michael Moran, secretary, $766.29, full time. 

George Morancy, administrative assistant, $996.17, 
full time. 

Mary Mulvey Jacobson, administrative assistant, 
$854.60, full time. 

Laura O'Brien, secretary, $574.72, full time. 

Karen M. Pinckney, secretary, $478.92, full time. 

Marta E. Rivera, administrative assistant, $708.82, 
full time. 

Elizabeth Shallmo-Carbone, administrative assistant, 
$670.50, full time. 

Irene M. Smith, administrative assistant, $708.81, full 
time. 

Lesley B. Smith, administrative assistant, $670.50, 
full time. 

Constance Sullivan, administrative assistant, $150, 
part time. 

Kathleen Sullivan, administrative assistant, $766.29, 
full time. 

Paul J. Walkowski, administrative assistant, $901.32, 
full time. 

Brian P. Wallace, administrative assistant, $301.84, 
part time. 

Kenneth R. Weiand, secretary, $153, part time. 

Kenneth W. Yarbrough, secretary, $517.24, full time. 

Angela S. Yarde, administrative assistant, $901.32, 
full time. 

Marilyn Brambilla, business manager, $852.72, full 
time. 

Ron Cobb, city messenger, $788.47, full time. 

Gail Hackett, budget director, $1,022.64, full time. 

Jennifer Kelley, receptionist, $576.93, full time. 

Juan Lopez, legislative assistant, $852.49, full time. 

Cora F. Montrond, legislative assistant, $766.28, full 
time. 

Shawn P. Murphy, staff director, $1,130.77, full time. 

James J. O'Donnell, legislative assistant, $788.47, 
full time. 

Patricia Sartori Braid, research director, $919.54, full 
time. 

Lincoln Smith, assistant research director, $862.06, 
full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON POST AUDIT AND 
OVERSIGHT HOLD HEARING TO ASCER- 
TAIN CITY'S POLICY OBJECTIVES RE: 
UNDESIGNATED FUND BALANCE AND 
FREE CASH CERTIFICATION PROCESS 
(DOCKET NO. 0407) 

Councillors KELLY, MURPHY, FLAHERTY, 
ROACHE, DAVIS-MULLEN, HENN1GAN, FEENEY, 
HONAN, SCAPICCHIO, YANCEY, ROSS and 
TURNER offered the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston's undesignated fund 
balance as of June 30, 1999, is $126.5 million; and 

Whereas, The City's current bond rating, the highest 
ever issued for the city, reflects its sound financial posi- 
tion, including the size and trend of this fund balance, an 



indication to rating agencies of the credit strength of the 
municipality and flexibility of an issuer to meet essential 
services during transitionary periods; and 

Whereas, Undesignated fund balance is not unre- 
stricted cash available for appropriation and may only 
be used after certification by the State Department of 
Revenue Local Services Bureau of Accounts Division; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, The City Council's Committee on Post 
Audit & Oversight hold a hearing to ascertain the City's 
policy objectives regarding the undesignated fund 
balance and free cash certification process and that the 
City's Chief Financial Officer be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Post Audit and 
Oversight. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON HOUSING HOLD 
HEARING RE: CITY'S AFFORDABLE 
HOUSING FUND (DOCKET NO. 0408) 

Councillors KELLY, MURPHY, FLAHERTY, 
ROACHE, DAVIS-MULLEN, HENNIGAN, FEENEY, 
HONAN, SCAPICCHIO, YANCEY, TURNER, ROSS 
and CONLEY offered the following: 

Whereas, There is a desperate need to build afford- 
able housing across the city for neighborhood residents; 
and 

Whereas, Last year the mayor announced that as 
much as $12 million from the sale of the old Boston 
Police Headquarters on Berkeley Street will be used to 
start a fund to build affordable housing; and 

Whereas, In his State of the City address this past 
January, the mayor announced that an additional $13 
million will be added to a new affordable housing fund; 
and 

Whereas, The availability and use of funds for 
housing raises numerous questions regarding how the 
funds will be used and where; therefore.be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Housing hold a 
public hearing to discuss the status of these funds, how 
many units will be built, and where the units will be 
located; and be it further 

Ordered, That Charlotte Golar Ritchie of the 
Department of Neighborhood Development and other 
representatives of the mayor's office be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committees on Economic 
Development and Transportation and Housing. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON YOUTH AND 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND COMMITTEE 
ON YOUTH HOLD HEARING TO DISCUSS 
ADMINISTRATION'S PLANS FOR EMPLOY- 
MENT AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES 
THIS SUMMER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE OF 
CITY (DOCKET NO. 0409) 

Councillors TURNER, ROSS, HONAN, DAVIS- 
MULLEN, FEENEY, SCAPICCHIO, ROACHE, 
YANCEY, HENNIGAN, CONLEY and FLAHERTY 
offered the following: 

Whereas, Violence is a large and important health 
problem in the United States. Violence and violence- 
related injuries and deaths are particularly common 
among young people, and have escalated in recent 
years, and 

Whereas, American society has traditionally looked 
to the criminal justice system for protection from vio- 
lence. Criminal justice measures have been useful. 
However, they have not enabled us to satisfactorily 
reduce the burden of violence upon society. One impor- 
tant reason is that much of the violence does not begin 
in criminal setting but arises instead between compan- 
ions involved in arguments, sometimes over trivial 
matters, and 

Whereas, Many concerned individuals and commu- 
nity-based organizations want to reduce violence and 



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prevent injuries and deaths from violence among youth 
in their community. Throughout the country, community 
organizations are addressing the problem of violence at 
the local level; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston Youth Programs will 
suffer deep cuts if the Governor's plans succeed to 
reduce Boston state aid by 15.7 million dollars, and now 
be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Youth and Domestic 
Violence and Committee on Youth hold a joint hearing 
to discuss the administration's plans for employment 
and recreational activities this summer for the young 
people of the City of Boston and invite the representa- 
tives of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, 
Mayors Youth Advisory, Community Centers and City 
Year. 

Referred to the Committee on City and 
Neighborhood Services. 



ORDER REQUESTING CERTAIN INFORMATION 
UNDER SECTION 17F RE: ANY AND ALL 
DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO 59 ENTER- 
PRISE ST., WARD 7 FROM INSPECTIONAL 
SERVICES DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 
0410) 

Councillor MURPHY offered the following: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of Section 17F of 
Chapter 452 of the Acts of 1948, as amended, and under 
any other applicable provision of law. His Honor, the 
Mayor, be and hereby is, requested to obtain and deliver 
to the City Council, within one week of the receipt 
hereof, the following information: 

Any and all documents relative to 59 Enterprise St., 
Ward 7, from the Inspectional Services Department. 

On motion of Councillor MURPHY, the rules were 
suspended; the order was passed. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair, moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating Dunkin' 
Donuts (Docket No. 041 1). 

Councillors Murphy and Flaherty: Congratulating 



Denise "Flynn" McDonough (Docket 0412). 

Councillor Roache: Congratulating John R. Steele 
(Docket No. 0413); congratulating Albert Slotnick 
(Docket No. 0414). 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating and thanking Fire 
Commissioner Martin E. Pierce, Jr. (Docket No. 0415). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, one 
late-filed matter would be added to the Consent Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matter was 
added: 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating Martin Luther 
King III (Docket No. 0404). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR ROSS 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor Ross 
asked that when we adjourn today, we do so in memory 
of Bernard "Fitz" FitzGerald, a longtime. Mission Hill 
resident and father of Representative Kevin FitzGerald. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR HENNIGAN 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
Hennigan wanted also to adjourn in memory of Beraie 
FitzGerald. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR TURNER 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
Turner asked that when we adjourn today, we also 
adjourn in memory of Bertha Mae Lofton. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR HONAN 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
Honan asked when we adjourn today, we do so in 
memory of Anita Bromberg , an active participant in his 
community. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, March 15, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher lannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:45 p.m.. President KELLY in the Chair. Absent, 
Councillor ROACHE. 



INVOCATION 

Reverend Arthur T. Gerald, Jr., 12th Baptist Church, 
delivered the invocation and the meeting was opened 
with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING COMMISSIONER ON 
AFFAIRS OF ELDERLY TO APPLY FOR, 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $24,150 
FROM MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF 
ELDER AFFAIRS TO OPERATE SERVING 
HEALTH INFORMATION NEEDS OF 
ELDERS (SHINE) PROGRAM (DOCKET NO. 
0416) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 13,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

1 transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly, 
on behalf of the City of Boston, to apply for, accept, and 
expend a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Elder 
Affairs in an amount not to exceed $24, 1 50, and, in con- 
nection therewith, to deliver any documents as may be 
required by the Commonwealth for such grant. The pur- 
pose of said grant is to operate the Serving Health 
Information Needs of Elders (SHINE) ProgTam. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may expedi- 
tiously process this grant. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner on Affairs of the 
Elderly, acting on behalf of the City of Boston, be and 
hereby is authorized to apply for, accept, and expend a 
grant not to exceed the amount of $24,150, from the 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the 
period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001. and, in con- 
nection therewith, to deliver any documents as may be 
required by the Commonwealth for such grant. The pur- 
pose of said grant is to operate the Service Health 
Information Needs of Elders (SHINE) Program. 

Referred to the Committee on Elderly. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING COMMISSIONER ON 
AFFAIRS OF ELDERLY TO APPLY FOR, 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $532,507 
FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) 
FOR EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING AND 
OTHER SERVICES FOR PERSONS WHO 
PARTICIPATE IN SENIOR AIDES PRO- 
GRAMS (DOCKET NO. 0417) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 



Office of the Mayor 

March 13,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

1 transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly, 
acting on behalf of the City of Boston, to apply for, 
accept, and expend a grant from the U.S. Department of 
Labor (DOL), through the National Senior Citizens 
Education & Research Center, Inc., under the Older 
Americans Act of 1965, Title V. as amended, in the 
amount of $532,507, for the period July 1 , 2000 through 
June 30, 2001, and, in connection therewith, to deliver 
any documents as may be required by the DOL for such 
grant. The funds will be used for employment, training, 
and other services for persons who participate in the 
Senior AIDES Program in Boston. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may expedi- 
tiously process this grant. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner on Affairs of the 
Elderly, acting on behalf of the City of Boston, be and 
hereby is authorized to apply for, accept, and expend a 
grant not to exceed the amount of $532,507, for the 
period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001, from the 
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), through the National 
Senior Citizens Education & Research Center, Inc., 
under the Older Americans Act of 1965, Title V, as 
amended, and, in connection therewith, to deliver any 
documents as may be required by the DOL for such 
grant. The purpose of said grant is to operate the Senior 
AIDES program in Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Elderly. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING COMMISSIONER ON 
AFFAIRS OF ELDERLY TO APPLY FOR, 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $54,337 
FROM MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF 
ELDER AFFAIRS FOR CONTINUED OPERA- 
TION OF SENIOR COMPANION SUPPLE- 
MENT PROGRAM (DOCKET NO. 0418) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 13, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly, 
acting on behalf of the City of Boston, to apply for, 
accept, and expend a grant from the Massachusetts 
Office of Elder Affairs in the amount of $54,337, and, in 
connection therewith, to deliver any documents as may 
be required by the Commonwealth for such grant. The 
grant will be used for the continued operation of the 
Senior Companion Supplement Program in Boston. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may expedi- 
tiously process this grant. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner on Affairs of the 
Elderly, acting on behalf of the City of Boston, be and 
hereby is authorized to apply for, accept, and expend a 
grant not to exceed the amount of $54,337, from the 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, for the 
period July 1. 2000 through June 30, 2001, and. in con- 
nection therewith, to deliver any documents as may be 
required by the Commonwealth for such grant. The pur- 
pose of said grant is to supplement the salaries, stipends. 



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meals, transportation, and other services for compan- 
ions who participate in the Senior Companion 
Supplement Program in Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Elderly. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING COMMISSIONER ON 
AFFAIRS OF ELDERLY TO APPLY FOR, 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $36,225 
FROM MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF 
ELDER AFFAIRS TO CONTINUE OPERAT- 
ING RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEERS PRO- 
GRAM (RSVP) (DOCKET NO. 0419) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 13,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly, 
on behalf of the City of Boston, to apply for, accept, and 
expend a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Elder 
Affairs in an amount not to exceed $36,225, and, in con- 
nection therewith, to deliver any documents as may be 
required by the Commonwealth for such grant. The pur- 
pose of said grant is to continue operating the Retired 
Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Boston. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may expedi- 
tiously process this grant. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner on Affairs of the 
Elderly, acting on behalf of the City of Boston, be and 
hereby is authorized to apply for, accept, and expend a 
grant not to exceed the amount of $36,225, from the 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the 
period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001, and, in con- 
nection therewith, to deliver any documents as may be 
required by the Commonwealth for such grant. The pur- 
pose of said grant is to continue operating the Retired 
Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Elderly. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING COMMISSIONER ON 
AFFAIRS OF ELDERLY TO APPLY FOR 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $507,150 
FROM MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF 
ELDER AFFAIRS FOR CONTINUED OPERA- 
TION OF COMMISSION'S HEALTH AND 
HOUSING UNITS (DOCKET NO. 0420) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 1 3, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly, 
acting on behalf of the City of Boston, to apply for, 
accept, and expend a grant the Massachusetts Executive 
Office of Elder Affairs in the amount of $507,150, for 
the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001, and, in 
connection therewith, to deliver any documents as may 
be required by the Commonwealth for such grant. The 
funds will be used to continue operating the 
Commission's Health and Housing Units for the period 
July 1 , 2000 through June 30, 200 1 . 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may expedi- 
tiously process this grant. 

Sincerely, 



Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner on Affairs of the 
Elderly, acting on behalf of the City of Boston, be and 
hereby is authorized to apply for, accept, and expend a 
grant not to exceed the amount of $507,150, from the 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, 
through its Council on Aging Formula Grant Program, 
for the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001, and, 
in connection therewith, to deliver any documents as 
may be required by the Commonwealth for such grant. 
The purpose of said grant is to continue the operation of 
the Commission's Health and Housing Units. 

Referred to the Committee on Elderly. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING COMMISSIONER ON 
AFFAIRS OF ELDERLY TO APPLY FOR, 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $105,000 
FROM NATIONAL SENIOR SERVICE CORPS, 
A FEDERAL VOLUNTEER AGENCY AUTHO- 
RIZED UNDER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT 
OF 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5013) FOR CONTINUING 
RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM 
AND PAYING SALARIES OF MANAGEMENT 
STAFF (DOCKET NO. 0421) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 13,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly, 
acting on behalf of the City of Boston, to apply for, 
accept, and expend a grant from the National Senior 
Service Corps, a federal volunteer agency authorized 
under the Domestic Volunteer Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 
5013), in the amount of $105,000, for the period 
January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000, and, in 
connection therewith, to deliver any documents as may 
be required by the National Senior Service Corps for 
such grant. The funds will be used to continue operating 
the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Boston 
and paying the salaries of staff managing the RSVP. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may expedi- 
tiously process this grant. 

Sincerely. 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner on Affairs of the 
Elderly, acting on behalf of the City of Boston, be and 
hereby is authorized to apply for, accept, and expend a 
grant from the National Senior Service Corps, a federal 
volunteer agency authorized under the Domestic 
Violence Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5013), not to exceed 
the amount of $105,000, for the period January 1, 2000 
through December 31, 2000, and, in connection there- 
with, to deliver any documents as may be required by 
the National Senior Service Corps for such grant. The 
purpose of said grant is to continue operating the 
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Boston 
and paying the salaries of staff managing the RSVP. 

Referred to the Committee on Elderly. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING COMMISSIONER ON 
AFFAIRS OF ELDERLY TO APPLY FOR. 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $325,000 
FROM NATIONAL SENIOR SERVICE CORPS, 
A FEDERAL VOLUNTEER AGENCY AUTHO- 
RIZED UNDER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT 
OF 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5013) FOR SALARIES, 
STIPENDS, MEALS, TRANSPORTATION 



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AND OTHER SERVICES FOR PERSONS 
ENROLLED IN SENIOR COMPANION PRO- 
GRAM (DOCKET NO. 0422) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 13,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly, 
acting on behalf of the City of Boston, to apply for, 
accept, and expend a grant from the National Senior 
Service Corps, a federal volunteer agency authorized 
under the Domestic Volunteer Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 
5013), in the amount of $325,000, for the period 
January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000, and, in 
connection therewith, to deliver any documents as may 
be required by the National Senior Service Corps for 
such grant. The funds will be used to pay for the 
salaries, stipends, meals, transportation, and other 
services for persons enrolled in the Senior Companion 
Program in Boston. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may expedi- 
tiously process this grant. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner on Affairs of the 
Elderly, acting on behalf of the City of Boston, be and 
hereby is authorized to apply for, accept, and expend a 
grant from the National Senior Service Corps, a federal 
volunteer agency authorized under the Domestic 
Violence Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5013), not to exceed 
the amount of $325,000, for the period January 1, 2000 
through December 31, 2000, and, in connection there- 
with, to deliver any documents as may be required by 
the National Senior Service Corps for such grant. The 
purpose of said grant is to pay for the salaries, stipends, 
meals, transportation, and other services for persons 
enrolled in the Senior Companion Program in Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Elderly. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF DENNIS A. DIMARZIO AS ACTING 
COMMISSIONER OF THE FIRE DEPART- 
MENT EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2000 NUNC 
PRO TUNC FOR PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED 
SIXTY DAYS (DOCKET NO. 0423) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Dennis A. DiMarzio as acting Commissioner of 
the Fire Department effective March 1 , 2000 nunc pro 
tunc for period not to exceed sixty days. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF KEVIN J. JOYCE AS COMMIS- 
SIONER OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES 
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15, 1999, NUNC PRO 
TUNC (DOCKET NO. 0424) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Kevin J. Joyce as Commissioner of the 
Inspectional Services effective January 15, 1999, nunc 
pro tunc. 

Placed on file. 



2002. (DOCKET NO. 0425) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Patrick S. Harrington as a member of the Public 
Facilities Commission for a term expiring January 7, 
2002. 

Placed on file. 



ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0426) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence 
from the City on March 11, 2000 until March 14, 2000. 
Placed on file. 



APPROVAL OF CONSTABLE' S BOND 
(DOCKET NO. 0427) 

The Constable's Bond of Robert E. Lee, having been 
duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, was received 
and approved. 



REPORT ON LOAN ORDER OF $2,222,000 FOR 
PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING LAND FOR, CON- 
STRUCTING AND ORIGINALLY EQUIPPING 
AND FURNISHING PUBLIC SCHOOL- 
HOUSES AND ADDITIONS AND FOR THE 
RECONSTRUCTION, REMODELING OF ANY 
SCHOOLHOUSE (DOCKET NO. 0356) 

Councillor HENNIGAN, on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0356, message of the Mayor 
and loan order of $2,222,000 for the purpose of acquir- 
ing land for, constructing and originally equipping and 
furnishing public schoolhouses and additions and for the 
reconstruction, remodeling of any schoolhouse (referred 
March 1 , 2000) — recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage and assigned for further action, 
yeas 12: 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan. Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 12. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF PATRICK S. HARRINGTON AS 
MEMBER OF PUBLIC FACILITIES COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING JANUARY 7, 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
TO DISCUSS POSSIBILITY OF FURTHER 
EXTENDING HOURS OF PUBLIC LIBRARY 
AND ITS BRANCHES TO BETTER SERVE 
RESIDENTS (DOCKET NO. 0428) 

Councillors FEENEY, HONAN, KELLY, YANCEY, 
TURNER, SCAPICCHIO, ROSS, HENNIGAN, 
DAVIS-MULLEN, and FLAHERTY offered the 
following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston has the oldest and one 
of the finest public library systems in the United States; 
and 

Whereas, The main library and its branches are an 
excellent intellectual resource which serve tens of 
thousands of Bostonians each year; and 

Whereas, The branch libraries serve as an educational 
center that could help to improve students' test scores 
for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment 
System that recently ranked Boston Public Schools as 
127 out of 130 public school systems in the state; and 

Whereas, The Boston Public Library has increased 
library hours over the last several years to meet greater 
demand; therefore be it 

Ordered, that the Special Committee on Library 
Services hold a public hearing to discuss the possibility 
of further extending the hours of the Boston Public 
Library and its branches to better serve the residents of 
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Ordered, that Bernard Margolis of the Boston Public 
Library and other representatives of the Administration 
be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Special Committee on Libraries. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
REGARDING INCREASE OF VEHICULAR 
TRAFFIC, EXHAUST FUMES THAT ARE THE 
RESULT OF DENSE TRAFFIC AND PARKING 
GARAGES IN DOWNTOWN AND SUR- 
ROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS (DOCKET 
NO. 0429) 

Councillors ROSS. TURNER, ROACHE and 
MURPHY offered the following: 

Whereas, The unprecedented building boom in 
Boston has brought about a significant increase in 
vehicular traffic and parking garages in downtown and 
surrounding neighborhoods; and 

Whereas, Exhaust fumes that are the result of dense 
traffic conditions and excessive parking garages have 
permeated the environment in several neighborhoods: 
and 

Whereas, Residents who live in these neighborhoods 
have faced encroachments to their quality of life and 
significant risks to the own personal health, and the 
health of their children and families; and 

Whereas, Government's role is to protect residents 
from oppressive conditions that lead to poor health and 
asthma related illnesses; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council convene a 
public hearing to assess the public health of our com- 
munity and the effects that large scale development and 
increased traffic will have on the residents; and be it 
further 

Ordered. The City Clerk formally invite representa- 
tives of the Federal and State Environmental Protection 
Agencies, as well as Boston's Public Health 
Commissioner to hear testimony of neighborhood; and 
be it further 

Ordered, That neighborhood residents concerned 
about adverse health conditions as a result of vehicular 
traffic generated by large-scale projects, as well as rep- 
resentatives of various environmental and community 
groups and others be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Health. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
RE: DEPRESSION OF CENTRAL ARTERY 
AND OPEN SPACE BENEFITS FOR RESI- 
DENTS, VISITORS AND INTERSTATE TRAV- 
ELERS (DOCKET NO. 0430) 

Councillor FLAHERTY offered the following: 

Whereas, The depression of the Central Artery will 
provide major transportation and open space benefits for 
Boston residents and visitors, and interstate travelers; 
and 

Whereas, The United States Environmental 
Protection Agency has insisted that certain open space 
mitigation measures be provided above the finished 
roadway; and 

Whereas. The project's plans have consistently called 
for seventy-five percent of the property above the 
depressed artery be maintained as open space; and 

Whereas. The project is controlled locally by the 
Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, which agency will 
own both the completed underground roadway and the 
air and land rights above it; and 

Whereas, Eighty percent of the project's cost is paid 
by the federal government; and 

Whereas, Revelations of cost overruns in the billions 
of dollars are being investigated by federal auditors; and 

Whereas, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is 
now required to create a responsible plan to finance 
these cost overruns, potentially putting in jeopardy 



certain open space commitments; and 

Whereas, The open space enhancement portions of 
the project have yet to be contracted out; and 

Whereas, Project and state officials have yet to deter- 
mine which government agency will control and main- 
tain the central corridor property in the future; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston has a historic opportu- 
nity to create an active green space area in the heart of 
its downtown that will be the city's project legacy for 
generations to come; and 

Whereas, It is incumbent upon the Boston City 
Council to present the Council's views on this very 
important component of the project to state officials 
responsible for planning the project's air and land rights; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council's Committee 
on State and Federal Relations convene a hearing to 
solicit public testimony from federal and state officials, 
and to present the Council's views to said officials, in 
order to ensure future sensitive open space planning 
above the depressed central artery. 



Councillor FEENEY in the Chair. 



President KELLY in the Chair. 



Referred to the Committee on State and Federal 
Relations and the Committee on City and 
Neighborhood Services. 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO challenged the ruling of 
the Chair. 

The ruling of the Chair was upheld, yeas 6, nays 5, 
present 1: 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty. Honan and Kelly — 6. 

Nays — Councillors Murphy, Ross, Scapicchio, 
Turner and Yancey — 5. 

Present — Councillor Hennigan — 1 . 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0431) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 
Ordered, That effective Saturday, March 1 1 , 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, March 
17,2000: 
Joyce L. Holland, secretary, $1,487.85, full time 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0432) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, March 18. 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, May 26. 
2000: 

Joyce L. Hojland, secretary, $957.85, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR YANCEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
YANCEY asked that when we adjourn today, we do so 
in memory of Leroy Walker, 98-year-old father of State 
Representative Gloria Fox and also in memory of 104- 
year-old Susie Christmas. 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 
The Chair stated that, jn absence of objection, two 



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late-filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0441) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday. March 25, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 30, 
2000: 

Kelly Prapuolenis. secretary, $180, part time. 

Jonathan M. Marsh, secretary, $100, part time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER THAT TREASURY DEPARTMENT FOR 
CITY OF BOSTON SECURE EMPLOYEES' 
INDIVIDUAL CHECKS IN ENVELOPES OR 
OTHERWISE DEVISE A METHOD TO PRE- 
SERVE AND PROTECT PRIVACY OF CITY 
OF BOSTON EMPLOYEES (DOCKET NO. 
0442) 

Councillor HENNIGAN offered the following: 
Whereas, When payroll for City of Boston employees 
leaves the Treasury, the checks or direct deposit advises 
are not secured for privacy, often being delivered to the 
various City of Boston departments in bulk; and 

Whereas. The privacy of the individual employee is 
being violated by this procedure, as any person or per- 
sons who handles the individual department's checks 
can be privy to an individual employee's personal finan- 
cial business; now, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Treasury Department for the City 
of Boston secure employees' individual checks in 
envelopes or otherwise devise a method to preserve and 
protect the privacy of City of Boston employees. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF DENNIS DIMARZIO AS CHAIR- 
MAN OF BOSTON WATER AND SEWER 
COMMISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING ON 
FIRST MONDAY IN JANUARY 2004 
(DOCKET NO. 9175) 

Councillor FEENEY called Docket No. 0175 from 
the Committee on Government Operations. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor FEENEY, the order was 
passed. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF HARRY J MORAITIS AS MEMBER 
OF BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 
2002 (DOCKET NO. 0114) 



Councillor ROSS called Docket No. 0114 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor ROSS, the notice was 
placed on file. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF ANTHONY GORDON AS MEM- 
BER OF BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL 
COMMISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING 
DECEMBER 31 , 2002 (DOCKET NO. 0216) 

Councillor ROSS called Docket No. 0216 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor ROSS, the order was 
passed. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Murphy: Welcoming Mayor Dermot 
Collins and Members of the Kinsale Council (Docket 
No. 0433). 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Belynda Dunn 
(Docket No. 0434); congratulating Reverend Dr. Tina 
Saxon (Docket No. 0435); congratulating Pastor Jimmy 
Harell (Docket No. 0436); congratulating Pastor Dan 
Reason (Docket No. 0437). 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating Tom Donahue 
(Docket No. 0438); congratulating Joseph A. Russo 
(Docket No. 0439). 

Councillor Flaherty: Congratulating six persons on 
winning first place finish in the 200 SBCAe Essay 
Contest (Docket No. 0440). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



On motion of Councillor Kelly, in memory of Leroy 
Walker and Susie Christmas, the meeting was adjourned 
at 1:45 p.m. to meet again on Wednesday, March 29 at 
12:00 noon. 



STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT KELLY 

Council President Kelly wanted to remind all of his 
colleagues that Saturday, March 18, 2000, from noon 
until 3 p.m., the Charles Yancey Book Fair would be 
taking place and urged all other councillors to attend 
and be supportive of the 14h annual book fair. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, March 29, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:00 noon, President KELLY in the Chair. Absent, 
Councillor CONLEY. 



INVOCATION 

Bishop Nellie Yarborough, Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 
delivered the invocation and the meeting was opened 
with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF 
$125,000 FROM EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF 
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS THROUGH 
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRO- 
TECTION TO BE USED FOR STRIVE 
SCHOOL-TO-CAREER RECYCLING PRO- 
GRAM TO INCREASE RECYCLING EDUCA- 
TION AND PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC 
SCHOOLS (DOCKET NO. 0443) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 22, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Boston Public School Department, on 
behalf of the City of Boston, to accept and expend a 
grant award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, through the 
Department of Environmental Protection, in the amount 
of $ 1 25,000 for the period of July 1 , 1999 through June 
30, 2001. The funds will be used for the Boston Public 
School STRIVE School-To-Career Recycling Program 
to increase recycling education and participation in the 
Boston Public Schools. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order so 
that the City of Boston may accept and expend said 
grant award expeditiously for the purposes for which 
they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Boston Public School Department, acting on behalf of 
the City of Boston, be and hereby is authorized to accept 
and expend from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, through the 
Department of Environmental Protection, funds not to 
exceed the amount of $125,000 for the purpose of the 
Boston Public School Department STRIVE School- 
To-Career Recycling Program increasing recycling 
education and participation in the Boston Public 
Schools. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



AND PARKS (DOCKET NO 0444) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 28, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order appro- 
priating $1,300,000 from the income of the George 
Francis Parkman Fund, established by Mr. Parkman's 
bequest. This amount is to be expended under the direc- 
tion of the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for 
the maintenance and improvement of Boston Common 
and Parks in existence as of January 12, 1887. 

I urge your Honorable Body to approve this Order so 
that the funds can be utilized in accordance with Mr. 
Parkman's bequest and without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $1,300,000 be, and the 
same hereby is, appropriated from the income of the 
George Francis Parkman Fund to be expended at the 
direction of the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation 
as follows: 

For the general care and maintenance of the 
Boston Common and Parks in existence as of January 

12, 1887 $700,000. 

For the specialized maintenance of the horticul- 
ture and infrastructure of the Boston Common and 
Parks in existence as of January 12, 1887 . $282,000. 
For equipment, infrastructure improvements, and 
repairs in the Boston Common and Parks in existence 

as of January 12, 1887 $318,000. 

Referred to the Committee on City and 
Neighborhood Services. 



CERTAIN INFORMATION UNDER SECTION 17F 
RE: 54 ENTERPRISE STREET (DOCKET NO. 0445) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 28, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Relative to the Section 17F request, passed by your 
Honorable Body on March 8, 2000 for certain informa- 
tion re: 54 Enterprise Street, please find the attached 
response. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 
(Annexed hereto is the documentation referred to.) 
Placed on file. 



ORDER APPROVING APPROPRIATION OF 
$1,300,000 FROM INCOME OF GEORGE F. 
PARKMAN FUND FOR MAINTENANCE AND 
IMPROVEMENT OF BOSTON COMMON 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $97,745,000 FOR PLAN- 
NING, DESIGNING, ACQUIRING LAND FOR, 
CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGINALLY EQUIP- 
PING STRUCTURES AND FACILITIES AND 
FOR REMODELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR 
MAKING MAJOR ALTERATIONS, ADDITION 
AND MAJOR REPAIRS TO EXISTING FACIL- 
ITIES INCLUDING ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT 
AND LANDSCAPING INCLUDING PLANT- 
ING OF SHADE TREES, PAVING AND 
OTHER SITE IMPROVEMENTS INCIDENTAL 
OR DIRECTLY RELATED TO SUCH REMOD- 
ELING, RECONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR FOR 
PURPOSES OF THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0446) 

The following was received 

City of Boston 



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Office of the Mayor 

March 28, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
Order in the amount of $97,745,000 for the planning, 
designing, acquiring land for, constructing, and origi- 
nally equipping structures and facilities and for remod- 
eling, reconstructing, or making major alterations, addi- 
tions, and major repairs to existing facilities, including 
original equipment and landscaping, including the 
planting of shade trees, paving, and other site improve- 
ments incidental or directly related to such remodeling, 
reconstruction, or repair for the purposes of the School 
Department. 

1 respectfully request your Honorable Body to 
approve this appropriation Order for the Boston Public 
Schools. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $97,745,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for projects which may become 
approved school projects within the meaning of Chapter 
645 of the Acts of 1948, as amended, including the 
planning, designing, acquiring land for, constructing 
and originally equipping structures and facilities and for 
remodeling, reconstructing, or making major alter- 
ations, additions and major repairs to existing facilities 
including original equipment and landscaping, includ- 
ing the planting of shade trees, paving and other site 
improvements incidental or directly related to such 
remodeling, reconstruction or repair for the purposes of 
the School Department; and that to meet said appropri- 
ation the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, autho- 
rized under the provisions of Section 8 of Chapter 645 
of the Acts of 1 948, as amended, or under the provisions 
of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966, as amended, or 
under the provisions of Clauses (3) and/or (3A) of 
Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue 
from time to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes 
or certificates of indebtedness of the City up to said 
amount, provided that the appropriation authorized be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. 

Attachment 

School Department 

1 . Brunswick Gardens 

2. Mildred Avenue 

3. Orchard Gardens 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER TO REDUCE APPROPRIATION FOR 
RESERVE FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING 
BY $64,839 IN ORDER TO FUND FY00 COST 
ITEMS OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING 
AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUS 
MONITORS, LOCAL 8751 (DOCKET NO. 
0447) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 28, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order to 
reduce the appropriation for the Reserve for Collective 
Bargaining by $64,839, in order to fund the FY00 cost 
items of a collective bargaining agreement for the 
Boston Public Schools Bus Monitors, Local 8751. 

I respectfully request your support on this important 
matter. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 



Ordered, That the appropriation heretofore made to 
meet the current operating expenses in the fiscal year 
commencing July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000, be 
reduced by the following amount: 

100-999100 Reserve for Collective Bargaining 
$64,839 
Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDER FOR SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 
OF $3,875,665 FOR SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
FOR FY00 (DOCKET NO. 0448) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 28, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors, 

I transmit herewith a supplemental appropriation 
order for the Boston Public Schools for FY00 in the 
amount of $3,875,665, submitted pursuant to the provi- 
sions of M.G.L. c. 150E, Sec. 7 and Chapter 224 of the 
Acts of 1936, as amended by Chapter 190 of the Acts of 
1982, as further amended by Chapter 701 of the Acts of 
1986, Chapter 613 of the Acts of 1987, and Chapter 108 
of the Acts of 1991. 

The supplemental appropriation addresses funding of 
several issues. The Superintendent has requested 
$64,839 to fund the FY00 cost items of a collective 
bargaining agreement between the School Committee 
and United Steel Workers of America on behalf of Bus 
Monitors, Local 8751. In addition, the remainder of this 
supplemental ensures full funding of transition service 
programs, commitments to Pilot Schools, as well as the 
implementation of Alternative Education initiatives. 

The supplemental is supported by available funds, 
including a transfer from the collective bargaining 
reserve. The City's operating budget remains soundly 
balanced. 

I respectfully request your support of this sup- 
plemental appropriation for the Boston Public Schools. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to Chapter 224 of the Acts of 
1936, as amended by Chapter 190 of the Acts of 1982, 
and as further amended by Chapter 701 of the Acts of 
1986, Chapter 613 of the Acts of 1987, Chapter 108 of 
the Acts of 1991, and Section 7 of Chapter 150E of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, to meet the current oper- 
ating expenses of the School Department in the fiscal 
period commencing July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 
2000, the sum of $3,875,665 be, and the same hereby is 
appropriated, said sum to be met from available funds: 
School Department $3,875,665 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF LEON JACKLIN AS ALTERNATE 
MEMBER OF BOSTON LANDMARKS COM- 
MISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING JUNE 30, 
2001 (DOCKET NO. 0449) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

January 20, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an orier 
regarding the reappointment of Leon Jacklin of 87 
Hollingsworth Street, as an alternate member, at large, 



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of the Boston Landmarks Commission for a term 
expiring June 30, 2001 . 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Respectfully, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the reappointment of Leon Jacklin of 
87 Hollingsworth Street, as an alternate member, at 
large, of the Boston Landmarks Commission for a term 
expiring June 30, 2001 be, and the same hereby is 
approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



APPROVAL OF CONSTABLE'S BOND 
(DOCKET NO. 0450) 

The Constable's Bond of Willie J. Williams, having 
been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, was 
received and approved. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: FILING BY BRA 
OF "FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE REPORT 
AND DECISION ON THE APPLICATION, AS 
AMENDED, FOR THE APPROVAL OF ABBEY 
LANDMARK OWNER LLP CHAPTER 121 A 
PROJECT" (DOCKET NO. 0451) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

March 21, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

In compliance with order passed by your Honorable 
Body December 6, 1976, this is to inform you that the 
following was filed by the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority with the City Clerk on March 16, 2000: 

"First Amendment to the Report and Decision on 
the Application, as amended, for the Approval of 
Abbey Landmark Owner LLP 121 A Project". 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 
City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS 
TAKEN BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED 
UPON BY CITY COUNCIL AT ITS FEBRU- 
ARY 9, 2000 MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0452) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

March 23, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, 1 hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of February 9, 2000, viz: 

0130 Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $750,000 from the 
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community 
Oriented Policing Services, for the purpose of 
creating a Regional Community Policing 
Institute. 

Approved by the Mayor February 14, 2000. 

0131 Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $17,483 from the 
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 
for the purpose of analyzing, implementing tai- 
lored response for, and assessing the impact of 
these responses with regard to the problem of dis- 



orderly conduct. 

Approved by the Mayor February 14, 2000. 

0140 Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $92,555 from the 
Massachusetts State Police, for the purpose of 
enhancing the Police Department's Crime 
Laboratory for the purpose of DNA research. 
Approved by the Mayor February 14, 2000. 

0142 Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $289,000 from the 
U.S. Department of Justice, for the purpose of 
monitoring and enforcing domestic violence 
offenders. 
Approved by the Mayor February 14, 2000. 

0218 Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend $3,372,000 from the Executive 
Office of Public Safety to be utilized by the 
Department to expand its Neighborhood Policing 
Services program, which includes a designation 
of $350,000 for the Bowdoin Street-Geneva 
Avenue and Uphams Corner areas, and $100,000 
for the Mission Hill section. 
Approved by the Mayor February 14, 2000. 

0234 Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $13,000 from the 
Governor's Alliance Against Drugs for the pur- 
pose of educating youth on the hazards of drug 
use. 
Approved by the Mayor February 1 4, 2000. 

0302 Order approving a petition for a special law autho- 
rizing the transfer of 5.8 acres of land from the 
Conservation Commission to the Parks and 
Recreation Department to be used for playground 
purposes. 
Approved by the Mayor February 14, 2000. 

0304 Constable's Bond of Logan A. Ritchie. 

Approved by the Mayor February 14, 2000. 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS FEBRUARY 16, 2000 
MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0453) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

March 27, 2000 

To the City Council 

Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 

1979, I hereby notify you of the following actions taken 

by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 

the City Council at its meeting of February 16, 2000, 

viz: 

0100 Order authorizing the Commissioner of Parks and 
Recreation to accept and expend a grant of 
$10,000 from the Department of Environmental 
Management, Lake and Pond Grant Program to 
stabilize the bank and improve the water quality 
of Chandler Pond. 
Approved by the Mayor February 28, 2000. 

0103 Order to declare surplus the former Public Works 
Department yard, Laurie Avenue, a/k/a 40 Morrell 
Street, West Roxbury, and to transfer the care, 
custody, management and control of said property 
to the Public Facilities Commission. 
Approved by the Mayor February 28, 2000. 

0325 Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend an award of $7,392 from the 
Governor's Highway Safety Bureau, for the pur- 
pose of combating underage drinking in the 
Allston/Brighton neighborhood. 
Approved by the Mayor February 28, 2000. 



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Placed on file. 



Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 
City Clerk. 



Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING OFFICE OF 
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND GRANT OF $475,000 FROM 
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF EDU- 
CATION FOR PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING 
STRONG SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY 
ALLIANCES TO STRENGTHEN OPPORTU- 
NITIES FOR CHILDREN DURING AFTER- 
SCHOOL HOURS (DOCKET NO. 0354) 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN, on behalf of the 
Committee on Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0354, message of the Mayor and 
order authorizing the Office of Community Partnerships 
to accept and expend a grant of $475,000 from the 
Massachusetts Department of Education for the purpose 
of developing strong school and community alliances to 
strengthen opportunities for children during after-school 
hours (referred March I ) — recommending passage of 
the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR 
SPECIAL LAW REGARDING PUBLIC 
RECORDS (DOCKET NO. 0124) 

Councillor FEENEY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Government Operations submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0124, order approving a petition for 
a special law regarding public records (referred 
December 15, 1999) — recommending passage of the 
order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed, yeas 
12, nays 0: 

Yeas — Councillors Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Flaherty, 
Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Roache, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner and Yancey — 12. 

Nays — 0. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO DETERMINE FEASI- 
BILITY OF GIVING CITY EMPLOYEES WHO 
MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA PRIORITY 
STATUS WHEN CITY-OWNED PROPERTIES 
THAT COULD BE DEVELOPED OR REHA- 
BILITATED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING 
BECOME AVAILABLE (DOCKET NO. 0454) 

Councillors ROACHE, FEENEY, MURPHY, 
DAVIS-MULLEN, ROSS, HONAN, HENNIGAN, 
FLAHERTY, TURNER, KELLY, YANCEY and 
SCAPICCHIO offered the following 

Whereas, The City of Boston requires its employees 
to maintain residency within City boundaries; and 

Whereas, The current state of affordable rents and 
home ownership has proven to be an excessive financial 
burden to a large majority of City employees; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston should bear some of the 
responsibility for maintaining the residency require- 
ment; and 

Whereas, There are a number City owned properties 
that could be developed or rehabilitated for affordable 
housing; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council hold a hearing 
to determine the feasibility of giving those City of 
Boston employees who meet a certain criteria a priority 
status when such lots become available for develop- 
ment; be it further 

Ordered, The Department of Neighborhood 
Development and other relevant departments be invited 
to provide testimony. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR SCAPICCHIO 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO presented resolutions to 
the Charlestown High Basketball Team who were 
27 to overall this year and won the State Division 2 
Team Championship. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $2,222,000 FOR ACQUIR- 
ING LAND FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLHOUSES 
(DOCKET NO. 0356) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0356 
from the Assignment Sheet. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order was 
given its second and final reading and passage, yeas 
12, nays 0: 

Yeas — Councillors Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Flaherty, 
Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Roache, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner and Yancey — 12. 

Nays — 0. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO ALLOW CENTRAL 
ARTERY COORDINATING TEAM TO 
REPORT AND UPDATE COUNCIL ON PRE- 
SENT AND FUTURE CA/T PROJECT ACTIVI- 
TIES AND IMPLEMENTATION PLANS BY 
VARIOUS AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS 
(DOCKET NO. 0455) 

Councillors SCAPPICHIO, MURPHY and 
FLAHERTY offered the following: 

Whereas, Boston City Council's Committee on 
Economic Development and Transportation has held 
hearings on numerous issues related to the effects of the 
depression of the Central Artery and construction of the 
Third Harbor Tunnel, including hearings on the applica- 
tion, acceptance and expenditure of all grants from the 
Massachusetts Highway Department for the purpose of 
funding the efforts of the various City of Boston 
agencies engaged in addressing and mitigating the 
impacts related to the construction of the CA/T Project; 
and 

Whereas, On June 24, 1999, the Director of the 
Central Artery Coordinating Team which is charged 
with coordinating all CA/T Project activities for the City 
of Boston with State and Federal agencies agreed to 
periodically come before the Boston City Council's 
Committee on Economic Development to report and 
update the City Council on all CA/T Project activities, 
especially those involving the Transportation, 
Environment, Community Sanitation, Public Works, 
Fire, Parks and Recreation, Disability Commission, 
Auditing, Police, Office of Neighborhood Services, 
Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Emergency 
Medical Services whose efforts to address and mitigate 
the impacts related to the construction of the CA/T 
Project are presently funded by a grant from the 
Massachusetts. Highway Department until June 30, 
2003, assuming the Project meets scheduled major mile- 
stones; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council's Committee 
on Economic Development hold a hearing to allow the 
Central Artery Coordinating Team to report and update 
the City Council on present and future CA/T Project 
activities and implementation plans by the various agen- 
cies and departments of the City of Boston and that all 
relevant officials and interested parties be invited to 
attend and testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



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ORDER FOR HEARING TO DISCUSS PLANTING 
OF TREES ON RESIDENTIAL STREETS 
(DOCKET NO. 0456) 

Councillors CONLEY, FEENEY, KELLY, DAVIS- 
MULLEN, MURPHY, YANCEY, ROACHE, ROSS, 
SCAPICCHIO, HENNIGAN, HONAN, FLAHERTY 
and TURNER offered the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston plants trees on residen- 
tial streets for the betterment of the city; and 

Whereas, Although trees enhance the quality of life in 
the city, in some instances the roots of trees planted on 
residential streets interfere with the operation of septic 
systems; and 

Whereas, Branches may interfere with houses or 
increase bird and squirrel problems; and 

Whereas, The city should be prepared to deal with 
such issues and residents should know the appropriate 
authority to contact; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the appropriate committee of the 
Boston City Council hold a hearing to discuss this issue; 
and be it further 

Ordered, That officials from the Parks Department, 
Boston Water and Sewer Commission and the Mayor's 
office be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on City and 
Neighborhood Services. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLORS 
SCAPICCHIO AND MURPHY 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO and MURPHY presented 
resolutions to the Latin School Girls' Varsity Hockey 
Team who won the State Championship this year. Latin 
School is the alma mater of both Councillors. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO UNDERSTAND ALL 
ASPECTS OF STREET FURNITURE PRO- 
GRAM (DOCKET NO. 0457) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO, DAVIS-MULLEN and 
YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, Phase I of the "coordinated street furniture 
program," including the installation of 8 automatic 
public toilets, 250 bus shelters, 9 information kiosks and 
4 newsstands located in high trafficked downtown areas, 
is scheduled to begin later this year; and 

Whereas, A twenty-year contract was awarded in fall 
1999, to Wall USA, Inc., a German subsidiary, as the 
franchisee to implement the street furniture program in 
Boston, in return for the right to derive revenue from the 
sale of advertising installed on the furniture; and 

Whereas, Wall USA, Inc., will provide the city with 
an annual fee and percentage of revenues and has also 
committed to building a production and maintenance 
facility in Boston's Empowerment Zone; and 

Whereas, Comparable programs have been imple- 
mented mostly in European cities and are new to this 
country, hence it is important to understand the 
franchisee's maintenance and repair role and city's over- 
sight in such over the long-term as well as the 
advertising levels needed to support this function; and 

Whereas, Models are currently on public display and 
the design proposal was brought to the community, with 
final approval being sought from the Boston Civic 
Design Commission; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council conduct a public hear- 
ing to understand all the aspects of the street furniture 
program and that representatives of the BRA, MIS, 
Basic City Services as well as representatives from the 
MBTA and Wall USA be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



RENT PRACTICES OF CITY'S INSPEC- 
TIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT RELA- 
TIVE TO ITS RIGHT OF ENTRY PROCE- 
DURES AND TO RIGHTS OF OWNERS OF 
PRIVATE PROPERTY (DOCKET NO. 0458) 

Councillors HONAN and DAVIS-MULLEN offered 
the following: 

Whereas, The Inspectional Services Department for 
the City of Boston is responsible for bringing property 
owners into compliance with health, building and safety 
codes; and 

Whereas, In the normal course of carrying out their 
responsibilities, city health and safety inspectors must 
gain entrance to private dwellings to determine whether 
an owner is in compliance with, or in violation of, the 
aforementioned codes; and 

Whereas, The United States Supreme Court has held 
that administrative searches are significant intrusions 
upon the interests protected by the Fourth Amendment, 
and that such searches when authorized and conducted 
without a warrant procedure lack the traditional safe- 
guards which the Fourth Amendment guarantees to indi- 
viduals; and 

Whereas, The Inspectional Services Department's 
policies and procedures with regards to an individual 
inspector's right of entry to a private dwelling, must 
conform to the mandate of the U.S. Supreme Court; and 

Whereas, The public interest demands that all 
dangerous conditions be prevented or abated; therefore 
be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council hold a public 
hearing to investigate the current practices of the city's 
Inspectional Services Department relative to its right of 
entry procedures and to the rights of owners of private 
property; and be it further 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Inspectional 
Services, Corporation Counsel, representatives of the 
Greater Boston Real Estate Board and Small Property 
Owners Association, and other interested parties be 
invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO INVESTIGATE CUR- 



ORDER THAT CITY UNDERTAKE BRIEF INITIAL 
STUDY TO DETERMINE IF MUNICIPAL 
AGGREGATION AS PUT FORTH IN MASSA- 
CHUSETTS ELECTRIC UTILITY RESTRUC- 
TURING ACT WILL BENEFIT RESIDENTS 
AND BUSINESSES OF CITY (DOCKET NO. 
0459) 

Councillor TURNER offered the following: 

Whereas, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has 
established a competitive market through restructuring 
of the electric utility industry; and 

Whereas, Citizens of Boston have a substantial eco- 
nomic, environmental and social interest at stake; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston residential and business 
consumers are interested in lowering their electricity 
rates and improving the quality of services for all resi- 
dents, commercial and industrial business; and 

Whereas, To date, approximately 90 of the 
Commonwealth's 351 cities and towns have agreed to 
join three electric aggregation groups: The Cape Light 
Compact, the Massachusetts Health and Educational 
Facilities Authority power/options program and the 
MunEnergy Program offered by National energy 
Choice, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, with all due speed, 
undertake a brief initial study to determine if municipal 
aggregation as put forth in the Massachusetts Electric 
Utility Restructuring Act of 1997, Section 247 will 
benefit the residents and businesses of Boston. Such a 
study should include: 1) the determination of the 
amount of money the residents and businesses of the 
City of Boston spend on electricity annually by neigh- 



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borhood; 2) how much demand side management 
money would be available to the City of Boston if it 
submits an energy management plan; and 3) how much 
residential and small commercial consumers, with 
special consideration given to low income residents, 
will benefit from electric utility restructuring under 
various scenarios. 

Ordered, That copies of the study be made available 
to the Mayor and the City Council immediately upon 
completion of said study. 

Referred to Special Committee on Information 
Technology. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO APPLY TO 
U.S. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINIS- 
TRATION (EDA) FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE 
GRANT OF $1,(300,000 (DOCKET NO. 0389) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO called Docket No. 0389 
from the Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor Scapicchio, Docket No. 
0389 was passed. 



Whereas, An arcade along Cambridge Street, where 
farmers' markets can be set up, is estimated to cost $1.5 
million and will be paid for by the BRA with the $20 
million new headhouse for the Green and Blue lines 
funded under the MBTA's capital improvement 
program; and 

Whereas, The city's vested interest in the potential for 
this preeminent public place is a financial one as well, 
with $1.1 million currently in the capital budget, autho- 
rized to match the private funding efforts of the Trust for 
City Hall Plaza; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council conduct a public hear- 
ing to discuss these plans and the financial resources 
committed and that members of the BRA and Trust for 
City Hall Plaza be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on City and 
Neighborhood Services. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR HENNIGAN 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
HENNIGAN wanted to bring to the attention of her 
colleagues a Boston Globe article in the business section 
regarding the South Boston waterfront and the 
McCourt/Conservation Law Foundation and the City's 
dismissal. 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR FEENEY 



The Chair Stated that, in absence of objection, three 
late-filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0475) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, April 1 , 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, April 28, 
2000: 

Thomas M. McDonough, administrative assistant, 
$1,074.72, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0476) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday. April 29, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 30, 
2000: 

Thomas M. McDonough, administrative assistant, 
$574.72, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL CONDUCT PUBLIC 
HEARING TO DISCUSS PLANS AND FINAN- 
CIAL RESOURCES FOR CITY HALL PLAZA 
(DOCKET NO. 0477) 

Councillors FEENEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, KELLY, 
ROACHE, ROSS, TURNER and YANCEY offered the 
following: 

Whereas, The redesign of City Hall Plaza has gone 
through a frustrating process of stops and starts, with the 
latest revised plan focusing now on only part of the 
plaza; and 

Whereas, Phase I will include a colonnade along the 
Cambridge Street edge of the plaza, linking a new 
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station and 
new park at the foot of the JFK federal building; and 



Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
FEENEY wanted to thank the Council for signing a 
resolution for Ann O' Toole Ryan who is recovering 
from her third brain surgery and whose family is very 
appreciative of the resolution wishing the O'Toole and 
Ryan families the best of health and luck. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Murphy: Congratulating six participants 
of Miss South Boston contest (Docket No. 0460); 
congratulating Kay Lydon (Docket No. 0461); congrat- 
ulating Gary LaPierre (Docket No. 0462); congratulat- 
ing David I. Bent (Docket No. 0463). 

Councillor Scapicchio: Commending Jerry Donovan 
(Docket No. 0464). 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating St. Mark's Boys 
Bantam Team (Docket No. 0465). 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating Chinatown 
Business Association (Docket No. 0466); congratulating 
three members of Chinese Merchants Association 
(Docket No. 0467). 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating five students on 
winning of the Edward F Beatty Essay Contest (Docket 
No. 0468); congratulating Mary DiPerri (Docket No. 
0469); congratulating Kathleen Grant (Docket No. 
0470). 

Councillor "Feeney: Congratulating Paul L. Roche 
(Docket No. 0471); congratulating the First Parish 
Church (Docket No. 0472). 

Councillor Honan: Congratulating Lee Ferris (Docket 
No. 0473). 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating St. Vincent and 
the Grenadines Association of Massachusetts (Docket 
No. 0474). 

The Chair stated that, in the absence of objection, 
four late-filed matters would be added to the Consent 
Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating Guyana Friends 
Association of Massachusetts, Inc. (Docket No. 0478); 



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congratulating Ms. Lee Farris (Docket No. 0479); con- 
gratulating The Right Honorable Owen Arthur (Docket 
No. 0480); congratulating Ghana Association of Greater 
Boston (Docket No. 0481). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR YANCEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
YANCEY asked that when we adjourn today we do so 
in memory of Alice Mirak. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR DAVIS MULLEN 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
DAVIS-MULLEN also asked that when we adjourn 
today, we do so in memory of Eveyln "Chum" 
Nauyokas. 



Adjourned at 2:08 p.m. on motion of President 
KELLY in memory of Alice Mirak, Marty O'Brien and 
Evelyn "Chum" Nauyokas to meet on Wednesday, April 
5, 2000 at 12 noon. 



STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT KELLY 

President Kelly also wanted to adjourn today in mem- 
ory of Marty O'Brien, a good friend of most of the 
Councillors and a person who took enormous responsi- 
bility in helping past Senate President William Bulger. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, April 5, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12 noon, President KELLY in the Chair and all 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Monsignor Joseph Lahoud, Our Lady of the Cedars 
of Lebanon Church, delivered the invocation and the 
meeting was opened with the pledge of allegiance to the 
flag. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR HONAN 

Councillor HONAN presented Brighton High 
School's Math Team with a resolution for being the 
national champions of the National Society of Black 
Engineers National Trimathalon. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR 

HENNIGAN 

Councillor HENNIGAN presented Claudia Tenant, a 
student at James W. Hennigan School, a resolution for 
receiving a perfect MCAS score in math. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR 
DAVIS MULLEN 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN presented two police 
officers of the Boston Police Department with resolu- 
tions for their heroic efforts in saving the life of a State 
Trooper who suffered a heart attack while driving his 
cruiser. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW RE: AUTHORIZING CERTAIN AMEND- 
MENTS TO HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT 
EXACTION REQUIREMENTS (LINKAGE) 
WITH RESPECT TO LARGE-SCALE COM- 
MERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0482) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 4, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an act relating 
to certain amendments to the housing and job exaction 
requirements (linkage) with respect to large-scale 
commercial real estate development. 

The attached act would amend Chapter 371 of the 
acts of 1987 to allow the zoning commission to retroac- 
tively increase the measured value of the affordable 
housing exaction and the employment exaction imposed 
on large-scale commercial real estate development by 
the per cent increase in the combined index for the 
period since the enactment of Chapter 371; provided 
however, that the measured value of the affordable 
housing exaction shall be set at no more than seven 
dollars and eighteen cents, and the employment exaction 



shall be set at no more than one dollar and forty-four 
cents. 

Since the measured value of the affordable housing 
exaction and the employment exaction has not been 
increased since the effective date of Chapter 371 (which 
occurred on October 5, 1987), the measured value of the 
exactions have lagged behind the general economic wel- 
fare of the commonwealth, and the cost of housing and 
job training has increased faster than the rate of increase 
in inflation and the consumer price index. This amend- 
ment would put the measured value of the exactions on 
a par with current market values. 

I urge the City Council to pass this act as expedi- 
tiously as possible so that the City can increase the 
amounts being contributed towards the creation of 
affordable housing in the city and job training to low 
and moderate income residents in the city through 
exactions on large-scale real estate development. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under clause (1) of Section 
eight of Article two, as amended, of the Amendments to 
the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
precisely as follows, except for clerical or editorial 
changes of form only:- 

Whereas, The General Court finds and declares that a 
serious public emergency exists in the City of Boston 
with respect to the housing and also the employment of 
a substantial number of the citizens of said city, as 
further described below; and 

Whereas, There is not an adequate supply of afford- 
able housing for low and moderate income residents of 
the city; and 

Whereas, The construction of new large-scale com- 
mercial real estate developments in the city tends to 
reduce the supply of affordable housing available to low 
and moderate income residents; and 

Whereas, In order to supply affordable housing for 
low and moderate income residents in the city in 
conjunction with the construction of new large-scale 
commercial real estate developments, an act was 
adopted by the General Court as Chapter 371 of the acts 
of 1987, which imposed an obligation on large-scale 
commercial real estate developments to mitigate their 
adverse impacts on the availability of such affordable 
housing by making development impact project exac- 
tions to provide revenue to meet the public exigency of 
the provision of affordable housing in the city; and 

Whereas, Section 16 of Chapter 371 of the acts of 
1987 provides that the measured value of the affordable 
housing exaction to be imposed is to be determined on 
the basis of a fixed dollar amount per square foot of 
gross floor area devoted to exaction uses in excess of 
one hundred thousand square feet of gross floor area 
devoted to exaction uses, exclusive in both cases of all 
accessory parking garage space, as determined by the 
zoning commission of the city upon recommendation by 
the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and further pro- 
vides that the zoning commission of the city is autho- 
rized to increase said measured value three years after 
the effective date of Chapter 37 1 and no more frequently 
than at three year intervals thereafter, but any such 
increase shall not exceed the per cent of the increase in 
the combined index for the prior thirty-six month 
period; and 

Whereas, The measured value of the affordable hous- 
ing exaction was set at five dollars per square foot upon 
the effective date of Chapter 371 of the acts of 1987 and 
has not been increased since then; and 

Whereas, There is a not an adequate supply of 
employment opportunities for low and moderate income 
residents of the city; and 



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Whereas, The construction of new large-scale com- 
mercial real estate developments in the city tends to 
reduce the number of jobs for which low and moderate 
income residents of the city are qualified; and 

Whereas, In order to supply job opportunities to low 
and moderate income residents in the city in conjunction 
with the construction of new large-scale commercial 
real estate developments. Chapter 371 of the acts of 
1987 also imposed an obligation on large-scale com- 
mercial real estate developments to mitigate their 
adverse impacts on the availability of such employment 
opportunities by making an employment exaction to 
provide revenue to meet the public exigency of the pro- 
vision of job training for low and moderate income res- 
idents of the city; and 

Whereas, Section 17 of Chapter 371 of the acts of 
1987 provides thut the measured value of the employ- 
ment exaction to be imposed is to be determined on the 
basis of a fixed dollar amount per square foot of gross 
floor area devoted to exaction uses in excess of one 
hundred thousand square feet of gross floor area devoted 
to exaction uses, exclusive in both cases of all accessory 
parking garage space, as determined by the zoning com- 
mission of the city upon recommendation by the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority, and further provides that the 
zoning commission of the city is authorized to increase 
said measured value three years after the effective date 
of Chapter 371 and no more frequently than at three 
year intervals thereafter, but any such increase shall not 
exceed the per cent of the increase in the combined 
index for the prior thirty-six month period; and 

Whereas, The measured value of the employment 
exaction was set at one dollar per square foot upon the 
effective date of Chapter 371 of the acts of 1987 and has 
not been increased since then; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston is currently in the midst 
of a "hot" real estate and economic market in which the 
cost of housing and job training has increased faster 
than the rate of increase in inflation and the consumer 
price index. 

Now, therefore, be it enacted as follows: 
Section 1: Chapter 371 of the acts of 1987 is hereby 
amended by inserting after Section 16 thereof the 
following new Section 16 A: 

"Section 16 A. Notwithstanding any general or 
special law to the contrary, the zoning commission 
shall be authorized to increase the measured value of 
the affordable housing exaction by the per cent of the 
increase in the combined index for the period com- 
mencing as of the effective date of Chapter 371 of the 
acts of 1987 and ending as of the most recent anniver- 
sary date of such effective date occurring prior to the 
enactment of this act, notwithstanding that such 
period is in excess of the thirty-six month period 
described in Section 16; provided, however, that the 
zoning commission shall not be authorized to set the 
measured value of the affordable housing exaction at 
more than seven dollars and eighteen cents per square 
foot of gross floor area devoted to exaction uses in 
excess of one hundred thousand square feet devoted 
to exaction uses, exclusive in both cases of all acces- 
sory parking garage space. 

Section 2: Chapter 371 of the acts of 1987 is hereby 
amended by inserting after Section 17 thereof the 
following new Section 17A: 

"Section 17 A. Notwithstanding any general or 
special law to the contrary, the zoning commission 
shall be authorized to increase the measured value of 
the employment exaction by the per cent of the 
increase in the combined index for the period com- 
mencing as of the effective date of Chapter 371 of the 
acts of 1987 and ending as of the most recent anniver- 
sary date of such effective date occurring prior to the 
enactment of this act notwithstanding that such period 
is in excess of the thirty-six month period described 
in Section 17; provided, however, that the zoning 
commission shall not be authorized to set the mea- 
sured value of the employment exaction at more than 



one dollar and forty-four cents per square foot of 
gross floor are,a devoted to exaction uses in excess of 
one hundred thousand square feet devoted to exaction 
uses, exclusive in both cases of all accessory parking 
garage space. 

Section 3: The zoning commission is hereby autho- 
rized to adopt such regulations or rules as will effectu- 
ate the provisions of the amendment described in 
Sections 1 and 2 above, including without limitation, 
such regulations and rules as may be required to amend 
Section 80B-7 of the Boston Zoning Code to reflect 
such provisions. 

Section 4: This act shall take effect immediately upon 
its enactment. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER APPROVING SIXTH AMENDMENT TO 
CROSSTOWN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
PLAN AS PROPOSED BY ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT PLAN AS PROPOSED BY 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INDUS- 
TRIAL CORPORATION OF BOSTON ON 
MARCH 9, 2000 (DOCKET NO. 0483) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I am enclosing for your review and approval the Sixth 
Amendment to the Crosstown Economic Development 
Plan as approved by the Economic Development and 
Industrial Corporation of Boston on March 9, 2000. 
Pursuant to the rights vested in the City Council upon 
the creation of the Economic Development and 
Industrial Corporation of Boston pursuant to Chapter 
1097 of the Acts of 1971, the Council must approve 
amendments to the Economic Development Plan. 

The amendment will remove Parcel 2B from the 
Economic Development Plan and allow for a non-indus- 
trial use of that parcel. The parcel will be utilized as 
parking/storm water drainage for the purpose of 
constructing the New K-8 Orchard Garden School by 
the City of Boston. 

I urge your Honorable Body to approve the amend- 
ment at your earliest possible convenience so that this 
project may go forward. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the Sixth Amendment to the Crosstown 
Economic Development Plan, as proposed by the 
Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of 
Boston, be, and the same hereby is approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW TO PROVIDE MINIMUM RETIREMENT 
ALLOWANCE OF $12,000 TO RETIREES OF 
THE STATE-BOSTON RETIREMENT SYS- 
TEM WHO RETIRED WITH AT LEAST 
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF CREDITABLE 
SERVICE WITH AN EMPLOYER MEMBER 
OF STATE-BOSTON RETIREMENT SYSTEM 
(DOCKET NO. 0484) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval a Petition to the 



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General Court to provide a minimum retirement 
allowance of $12,000 to retirees of the State-Boston 
Retirement System who retired with at least twenty-five 
years of creditable service with an employer member of 
the State-Boston Retirement System. 

This Body recently adopted legislation authorizing 
the awards of Cost of Living Adjustments to our 
retirees. However, COLAs are computed on a base 
pension of $12,000. For those retirees whose pensions 
fall below this base amount, their COLAs are computed 
on the lower base amount. The proposed minimum base 
pension of $12,000 would bring everyone up to the base 
upon which COLAs would be computed. 

In the 1998 legislative session, retirees of the State 
Retirement System and the State Teachers' Retirement 
System were afforded a minimum pension of $10,000. 
However, no legislative provision was included to 
provide a mechanism for local governments to provide a 
similar minimum pension to local retirees. Therefore, I 
offer this Home Rule Petition to provide a $12,000 
minimum pension, which is relative to the poverty 
guidelines for the Federal Food Stamp program and 
other public assistance programs. 

It is estimated that there are approximately 700 to 800 
retirees who currently receive a pension below $12,000, 
who would benefit from this proposal. I strongly urge 
the City Council to act on this legislation which would 
provide a pension upgrade to those individuals who rely 
on their Boston pension as their primary support, while 
that support is currently well below the Federal Poverty 
Guidelines. With this legislation, we can begin to assist 
these retirees. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under Clause (1) of Section 
eight of Article two, as amended, of the Amendments to 
the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
providing precisely as follows, except for clerical or edi- 
torial changes of form only: — 

Section 1: 

Notwithstanding any other provision of chapter 32 of 
the general laws, any member retired from the State- 
Boston Retirement System shall receive a retirement 
allowance of not less than twelve thousand dollars per 
year, provided that 

(a) such member retired on superannuation with at 
least twenty-five years of creditable service per- 
formed as an employee of a public agency served 
by the State-Boston Retirement System, or 

(b) such member retired on ordinary disability under 
section six with at least twenty-five years of cred- 
itable service performed as an employee of a pub- 
lic agency served by the State-Boston Retirement 
System, or 

(c) such member retired for accidental disability 
under section seven, and 

the gross annual income of such member and spouse, if 
any, as shown by a notarized federal income tax return 
is less than or equal to one hundred and fifty percent of 
the non-farm Federal Poverty guidelines issued by the 
United States Department of Health and Human 
Services in effect at the time of the member's applica- 
tion. 

The Boston Retirement Board shall adopt such rules 
and regulations as it deems necessary and appropriate to 
implement this provision. 

Section 2: 

This act shall be effective upon its passage. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER APPROVING APPROPRIATION OF 
$1,555,430.29 FOR THE LIBRARY OF LAST 
RECOURSE (DOCKET NO. 0485) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 31, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit for your approval an appropriation order in 
the amount of $1,555,430.29 for the Library of Last 
Recourse from the funds currently held by the 
Collector-Treasurer. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this order by 
your Honorable Body. 

Very truly yours, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That in addition to the appropriation hereto- 
fore, made, to meet salary expenses of the Library 
Department in the fiscal period commencing July 1, 
1999 and ending December 31, 1999 that the sum of 
$1,555,430.29, be, and the same hereby is appropriated, 
said sum to be met from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts under G.L. ch. 78, Sec. 19c as amended 
by Ch. 636 Acts of 1970. 

100-110000 Library Department 

Personnel Services $1,555,430.29 

Referred to the Special Committee on Library 
Services. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF JOHN M. BORDERS AS MEMBER 
OF ELECTION COMMISSION FOR TERM 
EXPIRING MARCH 31, 2004 (DOCKET NO. 
0486) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of John M. Borders as a member of the Election 
Commission for a term expiring March 31, 2004. 

Placed on file. 



APPROVAL OF CONSTABLE'S BOND 
(DOCKET NO. 0487) 

The Constable's Bond of James E. White, having 
been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, was 
received and approved. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS MARCH 1, 2000 
MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0488) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

April 4, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, I hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of March 1, 2000, viz: 
0366 — Ordinance regarding improper preparation of 
food. 

Approved by the Mayor March 20, 2000. 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno. 
City Clerk. 
Placed on tile. 



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NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS MARCH 8, 2000 
MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0488) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

April 4, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 

1979, 1 hereby notify you of the following actions taken 

by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 

the City Council at its meeting of March 8, 2000, viz: 

0235 — Order to declare surplus a vacant parcel of land 

located at Roxbury Street, Roxbury, the former 

site of the old Roxbury Municipal Courthouse, 

and to transfer the care, custody, management and 

control of said property to the Public Facilities 

Commission. 

Approved by the Mayor March 14, 2000. 
0399 — Constable's Bonds of Derick D. Joyner and 
John E. Ryan. 

Approved by the Mayor March 14, 2000. 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 
City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



REPORT ON ORDER APPROVING A SUPPLEMEN- 
TAL APPROPRIATION OF $1,670,996 FOR 
THE SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S 
DEPARTMENT FOR FY00 (DOCKET NO. 

0355) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0355, message of the Mayor and 
order approving a supplemental appropriation of 
$ 1 ,670,996 for the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department 
for FY 00 (referred March 1 ) — recommending passage 
of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING THE POLICE 
COMMISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
A GRANT OF $2,886,398 FROM THE U.S. 
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, BUREAU OF 
JUSTICE ASSISTANCE UNDER THE LOCAL 
LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT PRO- 
GRAM, FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING 
CRIME AND IMPROVING PUBLIC SAFETY 
THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF POLICE 
EQUIPMENT, THE USE OF POLICE OVER- 
TIME AND TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY 
PARTNERSHIPS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD 
(DOCKET NO. 0303) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0303, message of the Mayor and 
order authorizing the Police Commissioner to accept 
and expend a grant of $2,886,398 from the U.S. 
Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance 
under the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program 
for the purpose of reducing crime and improving public 
safety through the purchase of police equipment, the use 
of police overtime and to support community partner- 
ships for neighborhood policing (referred February 9) 
— recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



A GRANT OF $74,137.81 FROM THE ATTOR- 
NEY GENERAL'S OFFICE FOR THE PUR- 
POSE OF RESTORING A SENSE OF SAFETY 
TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE DORCH- 
ESTER SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE 
(SNI)BY INCREASING POLICE SURVEIL- 
LANCE ACTIVITIES AND COLLABORATING 
WITH ALL AGENCIES TO REDUCE CRIME 
AND FEAR IN THE SNI AREA (DOCKET NO. 
0390) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf f of the Committee 
on Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0390, message of the Mayor and 
order authorizing the Police Commissioner to accept 
and expend a grant of $74,137.81 from the Attorney 
General's Office for the purpose of restoring a sense of 
safety to the neighborhood of the Dorchester Safe 
Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) by increasing police 
surveillance activities and collaborating with all 
agencies to reduce crime and fear in the SNI area 
(referred March 8) — recommending passage of the 
order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
TO DISCUSS STATE OF OUR HERO 
SQUARES AS WELL AS WHAT CAN BE 
DONE TO BETTER PROTECT AND PRE- 
SERVE THESE MEMORIALS IN THE 
FUTURE (DOCKET NO. 0490) 

Councillors ROACHE, SCAPICCHIO, CONLEY, 
FEENEY, FLAHERTY, DAVIS-MULLEN, KELLY, 
HENNIGAN, MURPHY, TURNER, YANCEY, ROSS 
and HONAN offered the following: 

Whereas, The Veterans of our wars deserve the 
utmost respect and recognition for the dedication they 
have shown their country; and 

Whereas, Throughout the City of Boston there are 
numerous Hero Squares honoring the commitment of 
our Veterans; and 

Whereas, It has been reported that many of the sign 
posts and plaques that recognize the men and women of 
Boston who have made the ultimate sacrifice are regu- 
larly being vandalized and destroyed and as a result 
remain in a state of disrepair; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston should be duty bound to 
maintain the integrity and sincerity of memorials to our 
veterans; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council hold a hearing 
to discuss the state of our Hero Squares as well as what 
can be done to better protect and preserve these memo- 
rials in the future; be it further 

Ordered, The Office of Veterans' Services and all 
relevant departments be invited to provide testimony. 

Referred to the Committee on Veterans. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO 0491) 

Councillor KBLLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, March 25, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 30, 
2000: 

Danielle Williams, administrative assistant, $100, 
part time 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING THE POLICE 
COMMISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
RE: 43 MELROSE STREET (DOCKET NO. 0492) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Whereas, On or about August 10, 1909, the City of 



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Boston took by eminent domain for school purposes, 
part of a parcel of land measuring approximately ten 
feet wide (10.0 feet) and forty-eight feet long beside 43 
Melrose Street, Boston; and 

Whereas, Since purchasing the property at 43 
Melrose Street in 1984, the current owner, Christine 
Colley, has maintained the passageway as a driveway to 
alleviate the burden of limited parking in the neighbor- 
hood; and 

Whereas, The rights, title, or interest in this particular 
driveway appear to have been clouded in ambiguity 
since the taking of certain parcels of land by eminent 
domain in 1909, and the bounds of the driveway have 
been set off by a fence for almost forty years; and 

Whereas, The Land Court in 1999, in dismissing Ms. 
Colley's adverse possession claim for the land, did 
acknowledge in its Decision granting the city's motion 
for summary judgment, that the property was under the 
care, custody and control of the City, noting: "[t]he City 
is the record owner of the adjacent Boston High site, 
which includes a strip of land Ms. Colley refers to as a 
'driveway' and the City refers to as a 'passageway.' " 

Whereas, The Boston City Council, after having thor- 
oughly researched the issue in 1989, concluded that the 
driveway served no school or public purpose, was not 
traversable as a fire lane, and was, in fact, used almost 
exclusively as a private driveway, and supported Ms. 
Colley's request to have the property conveyed to the 
owner of 43 Melrose Street; and 

Whereas, G.L. c. 40 §15 states that upon notification 
to the City Council that a parcel "is no longer required 
for public purposes" the City Council may, with the 
approval of the Mayor, by a two-thirds vote, authorize 
the conveyance of such land; and 

Whereas, G.L. c. 40 § 15A states that land held by one 
agency or department may be transferred back to 
another for disposition consistent with the provisions of 
G.L. c. 40 §15, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing into the further use of said land, and that 
the owner of 43 Melrose Street, Christine Colley, a 
representative of the Mayor's Office, a member of the 
School Department, the City's Law Department, and a 
representative of the Public Improvement Commission 
be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
TO DISCUSS APPROPRIATENESS OF 
GRANTING WAIVER OF RESIDENCY 
REQUIREMENT TO CERTAIN POLICE OFFI- 
CERS WHO HAVE FOUND THEMSELVES 
AND THEIR FAMILIES TO BE UNDER 
THREAT OF HARM AS RESULT OF PER- 
FORMING THEIR DUTIES (DOCKET NO. 
0493) 

Councillors ROACHE and ROSS offered the follow- 
ing: 

Whereas, The City of Boston mandates that a major- 
ity of its employees must reside in the City; and 

Whereas, The restrictions of the residency require- 
ment should not place an employee or their family in a 
situation that could prove to be harmful in any way; and 

Whereas, It has been reported that certain Boston 
Police Officers, as a direct result of the performance of 
their duties, have been subjected to extreme levels of 
harassment which have threatened their lives and the 
lives of their families; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston has a certain responsi- 
bility to protect its residents while maintaining an expe- 
rienced workforce that best serves its whole population; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council hold a hearing 
to discuss the appropriateness of granting a waiver of 
the residency requirement to certain Boston Police 



Officers who have found themselves and their families 
to be under threat of harm as a result of performing their 
duties as an officer, be it further 

Ordered, That the Residency Compliance 
Commission and other relevant City departments, as 
well as the Officers in question and appropriate repre- 
sentatives from the Boston Police Department be invited 
to testify. 

Referred to the Special Committee on Residency. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
RE: SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT DIS- 
TRICT (DOCKET NO. 0494) 

Councillors HENNIGAN, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
MURPHY, SCAPICCHIO, ROACHE, TURNER, 
FLAHERTY, FEENEY and YANCEY offered the 
following: 

Whereas, The South Boston Waterfront District is the 
largest land area and waterfront property remaining to 
be developed in the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, Mr. Frank McCourt, with the support of the 
Conservation Law Foundation and its director, Mr. 
Douglas Foy, has submitted a serious proposal regarding 
the development of this harbor tract; and 

Whereas, The Boston Globe has chosen to highlight 
the strategic importance of this development to Boston 
by writing a special series on it; and 

Whereas, The Pritzker family has submitted their own 
extensive plan for development of their property; and 

Whereas, Mr. Mark Maloney, Director of the BRA 
has jurisdiction over the development of this property; 
and 

Whereas, Mr. Robert Durand, Secretary of the 
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, is in the 
process of making major decisions regarding the envi- 
ronmental impact of this project; and 

Whereas, The people of Boston, having made a large 
investment in cleaning up the harbor, have a major inter- 
est in being assured of the enjoyment and complete 
access to their waterfront; now, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the appropriate committee of the 
Boston City Council hold a hearing inviting Mr. 
McCourt, Mr. Foy, a representative of the Pritzker 
family, Mr. Durand and Mr. Maloney to address these 
issues. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0495) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, April 8, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 30, 
2000: 

Joyce L. Holland, secretary, $1,015.32, full time. 

Karen M. Pinckney, secretary, $555 56, full time. 

Kenneth W. Yarbrough, secretary, $622 61, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDINANCE INCREASING SAFETY OF STU- 
DENTS ON SCHOOL BUSES RE: CROSSING 
GATES (DOCKET NO. 0190) 

Councillor YANCEY called Docket No. 0190 from 
the Committee on Education and School Matters. 

Hearing no objection, Docket No. 0190 was before 
the body. 

On motion of Councillor YANCEY, Docket No. 0190 
was passed; yeas 13. 



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STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR YANCEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
YANCEY asked when we adjourn today, we do so in 
memory of Denise Evans. 



STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT KELLY 

Councillor KELLY asked that when we adjourn 
today, we do so in memory of George Murphy, grand- 
father of Chief of Staff Shawn Murphy. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR FLAHERTY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
Flaherty wanted to remind his colleagues that April is 
Autism Awareness Month referencing there is not yet a 
cure for autism and one out of 500 people are affected 
by autism. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Mark Cullinton 
(Docket No. 0496). 

Councillor Davis-Mullen: Congratulating Eleanor 
Fitzpatrick (Docket No. 0497). 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating Jennie Ryan 
(Docket No. 0498); congratulating Katherine Grant 
(Docket No. 0499). 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Minister Don 
Muhammad (Docket No. 0500); congratulating Antonio 
Torres (Docket No. 0501); congratulating Nation of 
Islam (Docket No. 0502); congratulating Black 
Community Information Center (Docket No. 0503); 
congratulating Sadikki Kambon (Docket No. 0504); 
congratulating Nation Congress Puerto Rican Rights 
(Docket No. 0505); congratulating NAACP (Docket No. 
0506); congratulating Leonard Alkins (Docket No. 
0507). 



Councillor Murphy: congratulating Rosalind Ferrante 
Letsche (Docket No. 0508); congratulating Anna 
Citrone (Docket No. 0509). 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Mrs. Dorothy 
"Dottie" Jackson (Docket No. 0510). 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating 19 winners of 
the 2000 State Champion Charlestown High Basketball 
(Docket No. 0511); congratulating 26 winners of the 
2000 State Champion Boston Latin Girls Ice Hockey 
(Docket No. 0512). 

Councillors Murphy and Scapicchio: Congratulating 
Denise Devlin (Docket No. 0513). 

Councillor Murphy: congratulating New York City 
Fire Department (Docket No. 0514); congratulating 
Chicago Fire Department (Docket No. 0515); congratu- 
lating Philadelphia Fire Department (Docket No. 0516), 
congratulating London Fire Department (Docket No. 
0517); congratulating Boston Police Department 
(Docket No. 0518). 

Councillors Conley and Murphy: Congratulating the 
Hi-Parkers (Docket No. 0519). 

Councillor Murphy: Congratulating 41 Fire Fighters 
for their years of service and dedication (Docket No. 
0520). 

Councillor Ross: congratulating James Hoffman 
(Docket No. 0521). 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating Omega Psi Phi 
Fraternity, Inc. (Docket No. 0522); congratulating 
Haitian American Unity Parade Committee and Haitian 
American Public Health Initiatives (Docket No. 0523); 
congratulating five persons for their collaboration with 
the McCormack Institute, U/MA-Boston (Docket No. 
0524). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



Adjourned at 1:19 p.m. on motion of President 
KELLY in memory of Denise Evans and George 
Murphy to meet on Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at 12:00 
noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, April 12, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:20 p.m., President KELLY in the Chair and all 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Reverend James B. Hill, S.M.A., delivered the 
invocation and the meeting was opened with the pledge 
of allegiance to the flag. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINT- 
MENTS OF CONSTABLES AUTHORIZED TO 
SERVE CIVIL PROCESS UPON FILING OF 
BOND FOR TERM EXPIRING APRIL 30, 2001 
(DOCKET NO. 0525) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 7, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

Subject to confirmation by your Honorable Body, I 
hereby appoint the following-named persons on the 
attached order as Constables of the City of Boston, 
authorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond, for 
the period commencing May 1, 2000 and ending April 
30,2001. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the appointment of the following- 
named persons as Constables of the City of Boston 
authorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond for 
the period commencing May 1, 2000 and ending April 
30, 2001 be and the same hereby is approved. 

2000-2001 

Renewal Constable Applications List 

Recommended Approval 

The following recommendations for approval are 

renewal applicants. 

Adjemian, George, 70 Peter Parley Rd., Boston 

02130 

Allen, Joseph F„ 83 Maynard St., Roslindale 02131 
Bedugnis, Barbara L., 19 Colchester St., Readville 
Bedugnis, David G. Sr., 338 Beech St., Roslindale 

02131 

Blake, Sandra T. M., 4 Cleveland St., Boston 021 19 
Burke, James F., 59 Chelmsford St., Dorchester 

02122 

Butler, Diane M., 38 Caspar St. West Roxbury 02132 
Butler, Joseph P., 38 Caspar St. West Roxbury 02132 
Cammarata, John J., 29 Charter St., Boston 02113 
Carbone, Vincent J., 542 Commercial St., Boston 

02109 

Castagna, Russell C, 783 East Sixth St., South 

Boston 02127 
Chester, Willie E., 85 Howard Ave., Dorchester 

02125 
Christofono, Stephen A., 57 Thompson St., Hyde 

Park 02136 
Ciampi, Carmen A., 100 Leyden St., East Boston 



02128 

demons, Robert D., 2 Hopestill St., Dorchester 

02124 

Cobb, Ron, 1 5 Winthrop St., Boston 021 1 1 
Connolly, Mark J., 135 Greaton Rd. West Roxbury 
Creed, Christopher E., 174 Dana Ave. Hyde Park 

02136 
Cruz, Luis M., 21 St. Rose St., #631, Jamaica Plain 

02130 

Curry, Allen A., 49 Woodbine St., Roxbury 021 19 
Davis, Francis R., 24 St. Margaret St., Dorchester 

02125 

DeFeo, Pasquale Jr., 63 St. Andrew Rd., East Boston 

02128 

DiBlasi, John J., 836 E. Second St., South Boston 

02127 

DiNatale, John P., 20 Midvale Rd., West Roxbury 

02132 

Dolliver, James L., 27 Robin St., West Roxbury 

02132 

Doniger, William, 154 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale 

02131 

Doyle, Kathleen M., 14 Rambler Rd., Boston 02130 
Duffy, Alan G., 1 1 Samoset St., Dorchester 02124 
Earner, John J., 1 Locke PI., South Boston 02127 
Edge, Benny, 8 Wilbert Cir., Dorchester 02124 
Eubanks, Anthony P., 34 Perrin St., Roxbury 021 19 
Fasanello, John T, 19 Basto Terr., Roslindale 02130 
Gaisford, Mark C, One Longfellow PL, Boston 

02114 

Gallemore, Peter J., 21 Kenberma Rd., Dorchester 

02124 

Gaughran, Barry W., 203 Weld St., West Roxbury 

02132 

Grillo, Charles V, 15 Centre St., Roslindale 02131 
Hansen, Douglas D., 50 Jamaica Way #11, Boston 

02130 

Hershenson, Keith S., 52 Emmonsdale Rd., West 

Roxbury 

Hogan, Richard B„ 136 N St., South Boston 02127 
Hunvitz, Joel B., 8 Vinal St., Brighton 02135 
Jansky, John J., 24 Avila Rd., Hyde Park 02136 
Jodrey, Gerard O., One Devonshire PL, Boston 02109 
Jones, Harold, 111 Fuller St., Boston 02124 
Jones, William A., 51 Dania St., Mattapan 02126 
Joyce, William G., 195 Stimson St., West Roxbury 

02132 

Kashmanian, Herbert, 215 Savin Hill Ave., 

Dorchester 02125 

Kashmanian, Marie A., 215 Savin Hill Ave., 

Dorchester 02125 

Kelley, Christopher J., 84 Church St., West Roxbury 

02132 

Kiley, Mary M., 110 First Ave., #404, Charlestown 

02129 

Kitas, Thomas C, 37 Cedrus Ave., Roslindale 02131 
Knights, Marlene C, 1410 Columbia Rd., #1 F, South 

Boston 02127 

Kravitsky, Frank A., 25 Furbush Rd., West Roxbury 

02132 

Kravitsky, Mark J., 25 Furbush Rd. West Roxbury 

02132 

Long, Daniel F., 33 Bateman St., Roslindale 02131 
Long, Denise C, 33 Bateman St., Roslindale 02131 
Lopes, Michael A., 12 Goff St., Hyde Park 
Malkofsky, Burton, 549 E. Fourth St., South Boston 

02127 

Malone, William P., 68 Vogel St., West Roxbury 
Mangott, Robert W., 13 Anson St., #1, Jamaica Plain 

02130 

Manning, Robert J., 19 King St., Dorchester 02122 
Marchando, Juaquin C, 174 Franklin St., Allston 

02134 

McGaffigan, Brian, 28 Green St., Charlestown 02129 
McKeen, Richard E., Sr., 47 Franconia St., 

Dorchester 02 122 

McKeen, William F. Sr., 21 Train St., Dorchester 

02122 



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McLaughlin, Mark, 111 Harrishof St., Dorchester 

02121 

McNair, Thomas Jr., 19 Floyd St., Dorchester 02124 
McNamara, James V., 9 Raymond St., Allston 02131 
Melvin, David E., 1553 Blue Hill Ave., #1, Mattapan 

02126 

Messina, Robert J., 707 E. Sixth St., South Boston 

02127 

Montgomery, Arthur E., 88 Gould St., West Roxbury 

02132 

Mucci, Dino V, 1605 Tremont St., Boston 02120 

Mucci, Frank, 830 Parker St., Roxbury 02120 

Nee, John, 376 1/2 Dorchester St., South Boston 

02127 

O'Sullivan, Robert F., 25 Denny St., Dorchester 

02125 

Otero, And r es, 17 Maverick St., #20, East Boston 

02128 

Ragland, Tracey C, 61 Rexford St., Mattapan 02126 
Redd, Franklin N., 21 Kenilworth St., Roxbury 021 19 
Reese, Antonio N., 91 Belnel Rd„ Hyde Park 02136 
Reese, George N., 26 Monponset St., Hyde Park 

02136 

Renrick, Rodger D„ 28 Abbot St., Dorchester 02124 
Rodriguez, Juan A., 67 Taunton Ave., Mattapan 

02126 

Romano, Louis., 9 Nancia St., East Boston 02128 
Roscoe, John J., 4975 Washington St., #312, West 

Roxbury 02132 

Salerno, Ralph, 168 Cedrus Ave., Boston 02131 
Santiago, Vidal, 700 Parker St., #D4, Roxbury 02120 
Sherer, Charles B., 110 Lonsdale St., Boston 02124 
Smith, Arthur, 9 Jamaica Way Court, Jamaica Plain 

02130 

Smith, James Jr., 16 Mattapan St., Mattapan 02130 
Sylvester, Frank J., 141 Ormond St., Mattapan 02126 
Taylor, John W„ 90 Lorna Rd., Mattapan 02126 
Tranquillino, Albert B., 112 Prince St., Boston 02113 
Ward, Patrick A., 69 Westmoreland St., Dorchester 

02124 

Washington, James I., 23 Rosedale St. Dorchester 

02124 

Weisman, Marcia S., 130 Nonantum St., Brighton 

02135 

Wigon, Elijah A., 722 La Grange St. West Roxbury 

02132 

Referred to the Committee on Government 

Operations. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINT- 
MENTS OF CONSTABLES AUTHORIZED TO 
SERVE CIVIL PROCESS UPON FILING OF 
BOND FOR TERM EXPIRING APRIL 30, 2001 
(DOC1CET NO. 0526) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 7, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

Subject to confirmation by your Honorable Body, I 
hereby appoint the following-named persons on the 
attached order as Constables of the City of Boston, 
authorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond, for 
the period commencing May 1, 2000 and ending April 
30,2001. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the appointment of the following- 
named persons as Constables of the City of Boston 
authorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond for 
the period commencing May 1, 2000 and ending April 
30, 2001 be and the same hereby is approved. 



2000-2001 

New Constable Application List 

Recommended Approval 

The following recommendations for approval are 
new applicants 

Aponte, Deborah, 178 Columbia Rd., #8, Dorchester 
02121 

Brower, Daniel L., 32 New Bedford St., Hyde Park 
02136 

Burke, John T, 24 Morris St., East Boston 02128 

Giannetti, Anthony J., 92 East Brookline St., #3, 
Boston 02118 

Powers, James A., 156 Bayswater St., East Boston 
02128 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION DEPARTMENT TO APPLY FOR, 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANTS OF $43,000 
FROM DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMEN- 
TAL MANAGEMENT FOR PURPOSES OF 
CAPITAL PROJECT ENTITLED "REHABILI- 
TATION OF THE PATH SYSTEM IN GRA- 
NARY BURYING GROUND" (DOCKET NO. 
0527) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

March 23, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order autho- 
rizing the City of Boston through the Commissioner of 
the Parks and Recreation Department to apply for, 
accept and expend grants in an amount not to exceed 
$43,000 to be awarded from the Massachusetts 
Department of Environmental Management solely to 
provide funding for the capital parks project entitled the 
"Rehabilitation of the Path System in the Granary 
Burying Ground", which will include designing, per- 
mitting and construction activities. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so the City of Boston may apply for, 
accept and expend these funds expeditiously. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 5 3 A, the 
City of Boston, acting by and through the 
Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department, 
be, and the same hereby is, authorized to apply for, 
accept, and expend grants to be awarded for the 
purposes of the capital project entitled the 
"Rehabilitation of the Path System in the Granary 
Burying Ground" in an amount not to exceed $43,000. 

Referred to the Committee on City and 
Neighborhood Services. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO APPLY FOR 
A FEDERAL FY2000 HOUSING OPPORTUNI- 
TIES FOR PERSON WITH AIDS (HOPWA) 
FUNDS OF $1,980,000 FROM THE DEPART- 
MENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVEL- 
OPMENT (HUD) (DOCKET NO. 0528) 



The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 



April 11,2000 



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87 



I transmit herewith for your approval, an Order 
authorizing the City of Boston to apply for Federal 
Fiscal Year 2000 Housing Opportunities for Persons 
With AIDS (HOPWA) funds in amount not to exceed 
$1,980,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and 
Urban Development (HUD). 

I urge you to adopt this order as soon as possible so 

that the City may submit its application for next year's 

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS 

(HOPWA) funds by May 15, 2000 as required by HUD. 

Sincerely yours, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Department of Neighborhood Development 
(Public Facilities Department), be and hereby is, autho- 
rized to apply to the U.S. Department of Housing and 
Urban Development for a FY2000 Housing 
Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Grant in an 
amount not to exceed $1,980,000 and, in connection 
therewith, to execute and deliver such documents as 
may be required by the U.S. Department of Housing and 
Urban Development. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO APPLY FOR 
FY2000 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNER- 
SHIPS PROGRAM GRANT OF $6,804,000 
FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING 
AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) 
(DOCICET NO. 0529) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval, an Order 
authorizing the City of Boston to apply for Federal 
Fiscal Year 2000 HOME Investment Partnerships 
(HOME) funds in an amount not to exceed $6,804,000 
from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD). 

I urge you to adopt this order as soon as possible so 
that the City may submit its application for next year's 
HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds by May 
15, 2000 as required by HUD. 

Sincerely yours, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Department of Neighborhood Development 
(Public Facilities Department), be and hereby is, autho- 
rized to apply to the U.S. Department of Housing and 
Urban Development for a FY2000 HOME Investment 
Partnerships Program Grant in an amount not to exceed 
$6,804,000 and, in connection therewith, to execute and 
deliver such documents as may be required by the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO APPLY FOR 
FY2000 EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT OF 
$882,000 FROM DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING 
AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (DOCKET 
NO. 0530) 



To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval, an Order 
authorizing the City of Boston to apply for Federal 
Fiscal Year 2000 Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds 
in an amount not to exceed $882,000 from the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development 
(HUD). 

I urge you to adopt this order as soon as possible so 
that the City may submit its application for next year's 
Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds by May 1 5, 2000 
as required by HUD. 

Sincerely yours, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Department of Neighborhood Development, 
be and hereby is, authorized to apply for, from the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development a 
FY2000 Emergency Shelter Grant in an amount not to 
exceed $882,000 and, in connection therewith, to 
execute and deliver such documents as may be required 
by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO APPLY FOR 
FY2000 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) OF $24,816,000 
FROM DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND 
URBAN DEVELOPMENT (DOCKET NO. 
0531) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval, an Order 
authorizing the City of Boston to apply for Federal 
Fiscal Year 2000 Community Block Grant (CDBG) 
funding in an amount not to exceed $24,816,000 from 
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD). 

I urge you to adopt this order as soon as possible so 
that the City may submit its application for next year's 
Community Development Block Grant funds by May 
15, 2000 as required by HUD. 

Sincerely yours, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Department of Neighborhood Development 
(Public Facilities Department), be and hereby is autho- 
rized to apply to the U.S. Department of Housing and 
Urban Development for a FY2000 Community 
Development Block Grant in an amount not to exceed 
$24,816,000, and in connection therewith, to execute 
and deliver such documents as may be required by the 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 



April 11,2000 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING IN 
SOUTH BOSTON RE: ZONING APPROVAL 
FOR INSTALLATION OF ROOF DECKS 
(DOCKET NO. 0532) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 
Whereas, In April of 1998, a request was made of the 
BRA to consider a zoning change that would require 
ZBA approval for the installation of roof decks in South 
Boston; and 



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Whereas, It has taken almost one year for these 
proposed changes to be considered; be it therefore 

Ordered, That the City Council is respectfully 
requested to conduct a public hearing in the neighbor- 
hood of South Boston into the status of a proposal 
before the BRA to require zoning approval for the 
installation of roof decks in South Boston, and that 
representatives of the mayor's office, the BRA and the 
public be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING IN 
SOUTH BOSTON RE: ZONING APPROVAL 
FOR INSTALLATION OF ACCORDION-TYPE 
DOORS (DOCKET NO. 0533) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Whereas, In April of 1998, a request was made of the 
BRA to consider a zoning change that would require 
ZBA approval for the installation of accordion-type 
doors on restaurants and/or bars whose front open to the 
sidewalk; and 

Whereas, it has taken almost one year for these 
proposed changes to be considered; be it therefore 

Ordered, That the City Council is respectfully 
requested to conduct a public hearing in the neighbor- 
hood of South Boston into the status of a proposal 
before the BRA to require zoning approval for the 
installation of accordion-type doors that open onto 
public sidewalks, and that representatives of the 
mayor's office, the BRA and the public be invited to 
attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
RE: REPLACEMENT OF 1993 AND 1997 MINI 
VANS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS (DOCKET NO. 

0534) 

Councillors TURNER, DAVIS-MULLEN, YANCEY 
and ROACHE offered the following: 

Whereas, The Boston Public School (BPS) system is 
replacing its fleet of 1993 mini vans (approximately 85) 
this year with 1 5 passenger vans; and 

Whereas, The BPS plans to replace its 1997 fleet of 
mini vans (approximately 95) with 1 5 passenger vans; 
and 

Whereas, The mini vans are used to transport special 
education students; and 

Whereas, The replacement of these vans will be a sig- 
nificant addition to the school budget, therefore be it 

Ordered, That a public hearing be held to determine 
the safety and cost implications of such a change, be it 
further 

Ordered, That all affected parties including represen- 
tatives from the Mayor's Office, Boston Public Schools, 
Laidlaw Educational Services, Inc., Bus Drivers and 
Monitors Union, Special Needs Parents Advisory 
Council, City-wide Parent Council and any others 
potentially impacted by the plan be invited to give 
testimony regarding these matters. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
RE: COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SHAR- 
ING RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING 
HOUSING FOR THEIR STUDENTS (DOCKET 
NO. 0535) 

Councillors MURPHY, HONAN, ROSS, SCA- 
PICCHIO, TURNER, YANCEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
CONLEY, FLAHERTY, KELLY and FEENEY offered 



the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston is experiencing a 
housing crisis; and 

Whereas, The influx of college students in late 
summer and the lack of on-campus housing will further 
decrease the availability of housing units; and 

Whereas, Colleges and universities located in Boston 
should share in the responsibility of providing housing 
for their students, or help to ease the impact of housing 
students in private properties; and 

Whereas, The building of new dormitories is an 
unrealistic solution to the housing needs of college 
students due to lack of space, and because time is of the 
essence; and 

Whereas, Other solutions requiring college and 
university input need to be discussed; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the appropriate committee of the city 
council hold a prompt hearing to discuss the matter; and 
be it further 

Ordered, That representatives from the colleges and 
universities of Boston be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on University and 
Community Relations. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
TO DETERMINE HOW WE CAN FACILITATE 
PROCESS OF ASSISTING IN REBUILDING 
OF ORIENT HEIGHTS YACHT CLUB AND 
ALSO HELP DISPLACED FAMILIES WHOSE 
HOMES WERE DAMAGED (DOCKET NO. 
0536) 

Councillors MURPHY, SCAPICCHIO, ROACHE, 
FLAHERTY, DAVIS-MULLEN and TURNER offered 
the following: 

Whereas, The Orient Heights Yacht Club was burned 
beyond repair in a 9-alarm blaze on Saturday April 8th; 
and 

Whereas, This tragedy also caused fire, smoke and 
water damage to several neighborhood homes; and 

Whereas, The Orient Heights Yacht Club has been a 
part of the East Boston neighborhood since the early 
1900s; and 

Whereas, The Orient Heights Yacht Club has been a 
resource for boating, community activities and social 
events for generations of East Boston residents and 
others from the Boston area; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the appropriate committee of the 
Boston City Council hold a hearing to determine how 
we can facilitate the process of assisting in the rebuild- 
ing of this valued community asset and also offer our 
help to the displaced families who's homes were 
damaged in the fire; and be it further 

Ordered, That representatives from the City of 
Boston Inspectional Services Department, Department 
of Neighborhood Development, MassPort and other 
appropriate City and State permitting agencies be 
invited to attend, as well as interested members of the 
public. 

Referred to the Committee on City and 
Neighborhood Services. 



ORDINANCE RE SCHOOL VANS 
■ (DOCKET NO. 0537) 

Councillors YANCEY, MURPHY and ROACHE 
offered the following: 

Whereas, Boston Public School students are trans- 
ported to and from school by buses and vans; and 

Whereas, Vans are equipped with stop signs on the 
top of the vehicles but do not have flashing stop signs on 
the driver's side; and 

Whereas, It has been noted by some, that drivers are 
more likely to ignore the flashing red lights and stop 
sign on top of the vans than a stop sign extending from 
the driver side; and 



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Whereas, The Boston City Council is considering 
several issues related to school bus safety, therefore be 
it 

Ordained, That all vans used for the transporting of 
Boston Public School students be equipped with flash- 
ing red stop signs on the driver's side of the vans, be it 
further 

Ordained, That this ordinance is effective as of 
September 2001. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0538) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, April 15, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 2, 
2000: 

Thulani DeMarsay, administrative assistant, $500, 
part time 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



RESOLUTION REQUESTING VETERANS' SER- 
VICES DEPARTMENT TO COORDINATE 
ERECTION OF MEMORIAL HERO SQUARE 
SIGN IN MEMORY OF SERGEANT 
LAWRENCE W. "DUTCHY" SKEHAN 
(DOCKET NO. 0539) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO and ROACHE offered the 
following: 

Whereas, Sergeant Lawrence W. "Dutchy" Skehan 
was a resident of East Boston until he entered the mili- 
tary service of our country in April of 1942 and trained 
with the armored forces in Fort Knox, Kentucky; and 

Whereas, Sergeant Lawrence W "Dutchy" Skehan 
transferred to the Air Force and received his wings in 
Laredo, Texas. He subsequently went overseas and flew 
missions in the European Theater of Operations; and 

Whereas, During one of those flights, his B-17, 
known as a Flying Fortress, sustained extensive damage 
from enemy anti-aircraft fire and crashed in Pont Remy, 
France. His body is interred in the World War I 
Cemetery in Abbeville, France; and 

Whereas, Since Sergeant Lawrence W. "Dutchy" 
Skehan sacrificed his life to preserve our freedom and 
our way of life; be it therefore 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, is respect- 
fully requesting the Veterans' Services Department to 
coordinate the erection of a Memorial (Hero) Square 
sign in memory of Sergeant Lawrence W. "Dutchy" 
Skehan at the intersection of Bennington Street and 
Brewer Street in East Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Veterans. 



MEETING OF EXECUTIVE SESSION 

President KELLY moved that the City Council recess 
at 1:00 p.m. for a meeting in Executive Session to 
discuss strategy in anticipation of negotiating. 

The motion was carried; yeas 13, nays 0. 



RIX'FSS 



The meeting of Executive Session having adjourned, 
the members reassembled in the City Council Chamber 
and were called to order by President Kelly at 1 :40 p.m. 



teen late-filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 
ORDER FOR ANNUAL BUDGET FOR SCHOOL 

DEPARTMENT FOR FY2001 (DOCKET NO. 

XXXX) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith an appropriation order for the 
Boston Public Schools for FY01 in the amount of 
$592,953,812 submitted pursuant to the provisions of 
Chapter 224 of the Acts of 1936, as amended by Chapter 
190 of the Acts of 1982, as further amended by Chapter 
701 of the Acts of 1986, Chapter 613 of the Acts of 
1987, and Chapter 108 of the Acts of 1991. 

This budget, which is $1 7.6 million larger than FY00, 
continues my commitment to improving education. The 
FY01 operating budget continues funding for the City's 
five year plan of reform, "Focus on Children" aimed at 
improving school performance. Among the programs 
and initiatives this budget funds are new resources for 
literacy and math programs; new instructional materi- 
als; on-going support for high-schools to meet accredi- 
tation standards; and continued investment in technol- 
ogy in the schools. 

My commitment to schools is also illustrated through 
the City's Five Year Capital Plan. The City of Boston 
FY01-FY05 Capital Plan includes authorization of the 
construction of three new schools: Orchard Gardens 
(grades K-8), Brunswick Gardens (grades 6-8), and 
Mildred Avenue (grades 6-8). 

The Boston School Committee and the 
Superintendent have submitted a budget that balances 
competing priorities within available resources. This 
budget provides our students with the tools necessary to 
meet the standards that have been established by the 
Boston School Committee. I respectfully request your 
support of the FY01 appropriation for the Boston Public 
Schools. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 



Councillor TURNER spoke on the Operating Budget. 



Councillor HENNIGAN spoke on the Operating 
Budget. 



Councillor KELLY stated that two persons having 
objected the Operating Budget was not added to the 
Agenda. 



Ordered, That pursuant to Chapter 224 of the Acts of 
1936, as amended by Chapter 190 of the Acts of 1982, 
and as further amended by Chapter 701 of the Acts of 
1 986, Chapter 6 1 3 of the Acts of 1 987, and Chapter 1 08 
of the Acts of 1991, to meet the current operating 
expenses of the School Department in the fiscal period 
commencing July 1 , 2000 and ending June 30, 2001 , the 
sum of $592,953,812 be, and the same hereby is, appro- 
priated, said sum to be raised by taxation pursuant to 
Section 23 of Chapter 59 of the General Laws: 
Boston School Department $592,953,812 
Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 
The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, four- 



Councillor YANCEY spoke on the School Budget. 



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Recessed at 1 :45 p.m. 



Reconvened at 1 :50 p.m. 



Councillor HENNIGAN moved reconsideration of 
placing the previous matters on the Agenda; reconsider- 
ation prevailed. The matters were not added to the 
Agenda. 



STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT KELLY 

President Kelly wished former Councillor "Dapper" 
O'Neil a very happy 80th birthday inviting all to stay 
and celebrate in his honor. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR ROSS 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor Ross 
asked that when we adjourn today we do so in memory 
of Paul E. Prindle, an activist from the Back Bay. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating Glen Fredette 
(Docket No. 0540); congratulating Lawrence and Helen 
Elliott (Docket No. 0541); Congratulating George H. 
Hopwood (Docket No. 0542). 



Councillor Honan; Congratulating four persons on 
their outstanding achievement in winning the National 
Society of Black Engineer's National Try-Math-A-Lon 
(Docket No. 0543). 

Councillor Feeney: Declaring March 29, 2000 
"Mildred C. Cawley Day" (Docket No. 0544) 

Councillor Murphy; Congratulating John Sacco 
(Docket No. 0545). 

Councillor Yancey; Congratulating Urban League of 
Eastern Massachusetts (Docket No. 0546). 

Councillors Yancey and Turner: Congratulating 
Thelma Sullivan (Docket No. 0547). 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Annie Watkins 
(Docket No. 0548); congratulating the Black Pages of 
New England (Docket No. 0549). 

Councillor Ross: Congratulating Don Hill (Docket 
No. 0550). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



NEXT MEETING 

President KELLY moved that when the Council 
adjourns today, it be to meet again on Wednesday, April 
26, 2000 at 12 noon. 

The motion was carried. 



Adjourned at 2 p.m. in memory of Paul E. Prindle on 
motion of President Kelly to meet on Wednesday, April 
26, 2000 at 12 noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, April 26, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:15 p.m.. President KELLY in the Chair. Absent, 
Councillor CONLEY. 



INVOCATION 

Sister Maria Ignazia Bunuan, Sisters for Christian 
Community, delivered the invocation and the meeting 
was opened with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



VISITORS TO CITY COUNCIL 

President KELLY introduced Lassus Scholars from 
the Dublin Choral Foundation who were visiting Boston 
on tour and sang for the Council. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING FIRE COMMISSIONER TO 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $50,000 
FROM EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC 
SAFETY PROGRAMS DIVISION AND STATE 
FIRE MARSHAL'S STUDENT AWARENESS 
FIRE EDUCATION (SAFE.) GRANT FOR 
PURPOSE OF FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION 
(DOCKET NO. 0551) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner of the Fire Department, 
on behalf of the City of Boston, to accept and expend a 
grant award in the amount of $50,000 from the 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety 
Programs Division and the State Fire Marshal's Student 
Awareness Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Grant for a three 
year period from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2002. 
The purpose of said funds is for fire safety education. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Commissioner of the Fire Department, acting on behalf 
of the City of Boston, be and hereby is authorized to 
accept and expend a grant award not to exceed the 
amount of $50,000 from the Massachusetts Executive 
Office of Public Safety Programs Division and the State 
Fire Marshal's Student Awareness Fire Education 
(S.A.F.E.) Grant for a three year period from July 1, 
1999 through June 30, 2002. The purpose of said funds 
is for fire safety education. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



FROM DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR PUR- 
POSE OF "DOMESTIC PREPAREDNESS 
EQUIPMENT SUPPORT' (DOCKET NO. 0552) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner of the Fire Department, 
on behalf of the City of Boston, to accept and expend a 
grant award in the amount of $199,639 from the United 
States of America, Department of Justice for the period 
November 1, 1999 through October 31, 2000. The 
purpose of said funds is for "Domestic Preparedness 
Equipment Support." 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept, 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Commissioner of the Fire Department, acting on behalf 
of the City of Boston, be and hereby is authorized to 
accept and expend a grant award not to exceed the 
amount of $199,639 from the United States of America, 
Department of Justice for the period November 1, 1999 
through October 3 1 , 2000. The purpose of said funds is 
for "Domestic Preparedness Equipment Support." 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING FIRE COMMISSIONER TO 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $199,639 



ORDER AUTHORIZING FIRE COMMISSIONER TO 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $195,000 
FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS 
REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES 
INCURRED BY DEPARTMENT DURING ITS 
1999 AND 2000 FISCAL YEARS FOR CIVIL 
DEFENSE RELATED ACTIVITIES (DOCKET 
NO. 0553) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner of the Fire Department, 
on behalf of the City of Boston, to accept and expend a 
grant award in the amount of $195,000 from the United 
States of America as reimbursement for expenses 
incurred by the Fire Department during its 1999 and 
2000 fiscal years for Civil Defense related activities. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Commissioner of the Fire Department, acting on behalf 
of the City of Boston, be and hereby is authorized to 
accept and expend a grant award not to exceed the 
amount of $195,000 from the United States of America 
as reimbursement for expenses incurred by the Fire 
Department during its 1999 and 2000 fiscal years for 
Civil Defense related activities. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



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ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK COUNTY 
SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $300,000 FROM EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF 
PUBLIC SAFETY FOR VIOLENT OFFENDER 
INCARCERATION AND TRUTH-IN-SEN- 
TENCING INCENTIVE (DOCKET NO. 0554) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 4, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 
rizing the Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of 
the County of Suffolk, to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $300,000 for the Violent Offender 
Incarceration and Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive at the 
Suffolk County Sheriff's Department for the period of 
November 1, 1998 through June 30, 2002. These funds 
are made available to the County through the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of 
Public Safety. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this Order by 
your Honorable Body. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of the 
County of Suffolk, be and the same hereby is authorized 
to accept and expend funds in an amount not to exceed 
$300,000 for the Violent Offender Incarceration and 
Truth-In-Sentencing Incentive at the Suffolk County 
Sheriffs Department for the period November 1, 1998 
through June 30, 2002. These funds are made available 
to the County through the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Executive Office of Public Safety. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK COUNTY 
SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $1 10,000 FROM DEPARTMENT OF EDU- 
CATION FOR PROVISION OF ADULT BASIC 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS (DOCKET NO. 
0555) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 4, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

1 transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 
rizing the Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of 
the County of Suffolk, to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $1 10,000 for the provision of Adult Basic 
Education programs for the period September 1, 1999 
through August 31, 2000. These funds are made avail- 
able to the County through the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Department of Education. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this order by 
your Honorable Body. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of the 
County of Suffolk, be and the same hereby is authorized 
to accept and expend funds in an amount not to exceed 
$1 10,000 for the provision of substance abuse counsel- 
ing services for the period September 1, 1999 through 
August 31, 2000. These funds are made available to the 
County through Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Department of Education. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK COUNTY 
SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $27,018 FROM DEPARTMENT OF EDU- 
CATION FOR PROVISION OF ADULT BASIC 
EDUCATION INSTRUCTIONAL GRANT 
PROGRAMS (DOCKET NO. 0556) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 4, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 
rizing the Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of 
the County of Suffolk, to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $27,018 for the provision of Adult Basic 
Education Instructional grant programs for the period of 
September 1. 1998 through August 31, 1999. These 
funds are made available to the County through the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of 
Education. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this Order by 
your Honorable Body. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of the 
County of Suffolk, be and the same hereby is authorized 
to accept and expend a grant in an amount not to exceed 
$27,018 for the provision of Adult Basic Education 
Instructional grant programs for the period September 1, 
1998 through August 31, 1999. These funds are made 
available to the County through the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Department of Education. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK COUNTY 
SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $230,000 FROM DEPARTMENT OF 
PUBLIC HEALTH AIDS BUREAU FOR 
IMPLEMENTATION OF HIV/AIDS PRE- 
VENTION, TREATMENT AND SUPPORT 
PROGRAM (DOCKET NO. 0557) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 4, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 
rizing the Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of 
the County of Suffolk, to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $230,000 for the implementation of an 
HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, and Support Program 
at the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department for the 
period of July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000. These 
funds are made available to the County through the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of 
Public Health AIDS Bureau. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this Order by 
your Honorable Body. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of the 
County of Suffolk, be and the same hereby is authorized 
to accept and expend an amount not to exceed $230,000, 
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Massachusetts, Department of Public Health AIDS 
Bureau, for the implementation of an HIV/AIDS 
Prevention, Treatment, and Support Program at the 
Suffolk County Sheriffs Department for the period July 
1, 1999 through June 30, 2000. 
Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK COUNTY 
SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $95,000 FROM DEPARTMENT OF 
JUSTICE CORRECTIONS PROGRAM IN 
COLLABORATION WITH EXECUTIVE 
OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS 
DIVISION FOR PROVISION OF RESIDEN- 
TIAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM 
(DOCKET NO. 0558) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 4, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 
rizing the Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of 
the County of Suffolk, to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $95,000 for the provision of the 
Residential Substance Abuse Program for the period of 
July 1. 1999 through June 30, 2000. These federal funds 
are made available to the County through the United 
States Department of Justice Corrections Program in 
collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Executive Office of Public Safety Programs Division. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this order by 
your Honorable Body. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 34, § 24, the 
Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of the 
County of Suffolk, be and the same hereby is authorized 
to accept and expend federal funds in an amount not to 
exceed $95,000 for the provision of the Residential 
Substance Abuse Program for the period of July 1 , 1 999 
through June 30, 2000. These federal funds are made 
available to the County through the United States 
Department of Justice Corrections Program in collabo- 
ration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Executive Office of Public Safety Programs Division. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK COUNTY 
SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $338,838 FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF 
EDUCATION FOR LIFE SKILLS REINTE- 
GRATION PROGRAM (DOCKET NO. 0559) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 4, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 
rizing the Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of 
the County of Suffolk, to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $388,838 for the Life Skills Reintegration 
Program at the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department for 
the period of October 1, 1999 through September 30, 
2000. These federal funds arc made available to the 
County through the United States Department of 
Education. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this Order by 
your Honorable Body. 

Sincerely, 



Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of the 
County of Suffolk, be and the same hereby is authorized 
to accept and expend funds in an amount not to exceed 
$388,838 for the Life Skills Reintegration Program at 
the Suffolk County Sheriffs Department for the period 
October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2000. These 
federal funds are made available to the County through 
the United States Department of Education. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK COUNTY 
SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $10,000 FROM DEPARTMENT OF COR- 
RECTION'S DIVISION OF INMATE TRAIN- 
ING AND EDUCATION AND CARL D. 
PERKINS VOCATIONAL AND APPLIED 
TECHNOLOGY GRANT FOR OPERATION 
OF COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION, TRAIN- 
ING AND EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT 
PROGRAM (DOCKET NO. 0560) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 4, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 
rizing the Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of 
the County of Suffolk, to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $10,000 for the operation of a 
Comprehensive Education, Training, Employment and 
Support Program at the Suffolk County House of 
Correction for the period of July 1, 1999 through June 
30, 2000. These funds are made available to the County 
through the Massachusetts Department of Correction's 
Division of Inmate Training and Education and Carl D. 
Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Grant. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this Order by 
your Honorable Body. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of the 
County of Suffolk, be and hereby is authorized to accept 
and expend an amount not to exceed $10,000 for the 
operation of a Comprehensive Education. Training. 
Employment and Support Program at the Suffolk 
County House of Correction for the period July 1, 1999 
through June 30, 2000. These funds are made available 
to the County through the Massachusetts Department of 
Correction's Division of Inmate Training and Education 
and Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology 
Grant. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK COUNTY 
SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $5,835 FROM DEPARTMENT OF EDUCA- 
TION FOR PROVISION OF ADULT BASIC 
EDUCATION INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS 
FOR INCARCERATED (DOCKET NO. 0561) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 4, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

1 transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 



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rizing the Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of 
the County of Suffolk, to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $5,835 for the provision of Adult Basic 
Education Instructional programs for the Incarcerated 
for the period of September 1, 1998 through August 31, 
1999. These funds are made available to the County 
through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Department of Education. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this Order by 
your Honorable Body. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of the 
County of Suffolk, be and the same hereby is authorized 
to accept and expend an amount not to exceed $5,835 
for the provision of Adult Basic Education Instructional 
programs for the Incarcerated for the period September 
1, 1998 through August 31, 1999. These funds are made 
available to the County through the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Department of Education. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK COUNTY 
SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $90,000 FROM DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
HEALTH IN COLLABORATION WITH EXEC- 
UTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY PRO- 
GRAMS DIVISION FOR PROVISION OF SUB- 
STANCE ABUSE COUNSELING SERVICES 
(DOCKET NO. 0562) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 4, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 
rizing the Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of 
the County of Suffolk, to accept and expend a grant in 
the amount of $90,000 for the provision of the substance 
abuse counseling services for the period of July 1, 1999 
through June 30, 2000. These funds are made available 
to the County through the Department of Public Health 
in collaboration with the Executive Office of Public 
Safety Programs Division. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this order by 
your Honorable Body. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting on behalf of the 
County of Suffolk, be and the same hereby is authorized 
to accept and expend funds in an amount not to exceed 
$90,000 for the provision of substance abuse counseling 
services for the period July 1, 1999 through June 30, 
2000. These funds are made available to the County 
through the Department of Public Health in collabora- 
tion with the Executive Office of Public Safety 
Programs Division. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW RELATIVE TO CERTAIN SCHOOL 
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (DOCKET NO. 
0563) 



To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval a Home Rule 
Petition that would exempt three schools in the city's 
new school construction program from G.L. c 149 § 
44F. 

I believe that this measure will result in a more effi- 
cient and economical program that could result in sav- 
ings to the City of some ten to fifteen percent of the 
estimated construction cost. 

As there is a pressing need to move forward with 
these projects, I urge your Honorable Body to pass this 
Home Rule Petition at the earliest possible date. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under clause (1) of Section 
eight of Article two, as amended, of the Amendments to 
the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
precisely as follows, except for clerical or editorial 
changes of form only: 

Section 1 . Notwithstanding the provision of any gen- 
eral or special law to the contrary, in order to implement 
its school building program, the city of Boston may, in 
addition to the prequalification requirements pursuant to 
section 44D of chapter 149 of the General Laws, estab- 
lish and impose a requirement that only contractors and 
subcontractors with a workers' compensation experi- 
ence modification factor, as promulgated by the 
workers' compensation rating bureau, of 125% or less 
shall be eligible to submit a bid or offer; provided, how- 
ever that any contractor or subcontractor with a modifi- 
cation factor of up to 135% shall be eligible to submit a 
bid or offer, if that modification factor was caused by a 
single loss. The school building program of the city of 
Boston shall not be subject to the provisions of section 
44F of chapter 149 of the General Laws. For the purpose 
of this act, the words "school building program" shall 
mean the design, construction and equipping of three 
new schools within the city of Boston, specifically, a 
middle school located at Brunswick Gardens, a middle 
school located at Mildred Avenue, and a school for 
grades kindergarten through eight located at Orchard 
Gardens, and the renovation or demolition of any struc- 
tures at any of the existing sites at said schools 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Referred to the Committee of the Whole. 



The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 



April 5, 2000 



ORDER FOR ANNUAL APPROPRIATION AND 
TAX ORDER FOR FY 2001 (DOCKET NO. 0564) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 1 1 , 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith my Recommended Budget for 
Fiscal Year 2001 for the City of Boston and County of 
Suffolk. The Recommended Operating Budget totaling 
$1.7 billion is 5.3 percent greater than the Fiscal Year 
2000 Adopted Budget and would represent the City's 
16th balanced budget in a row. 

This budget reaffirms my commitment to the basic 
needs and services that make city living worthwhile. 
Notable however, is the City's growing responsibility 
for funding essential services that were traditionally 
shared at all levels of government. With the end of the 
state's seven year commitment to education reform, 
there are real questions about the future of the state- 
local relationship. Further, the traditional federal com- 
mitment to provide "safe, decent and affordable housing 



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for all Americans" is a distant memory. These issues, as 
well as rising fixed costs (including health insurance), 
are offset mainly by Boston's strong economy and my 
administration's ongoing efforts to maximize cost- 
efficiency and service delivery through sound fiscal 
management and reinvention of government services. 

The Fiscal Year 2001 Operating Budget emphasizes 
the following priorities: improving the quality of resi- 
dential life in the neighborhoods; accelerating the pro- 
duction of affordable housing; continuing the city's 
multi-year reform efforts in the Boston Public Schools; 
assisting in the healthy development of our City's youth 
at home, at school and in the community; and improv- 
ing the public health through a variety of essential pro- 
grams and services. I continue to direct resources 
towards improvement and maintenance of parks, 
libraries, schools, community centers, police and fire 
stations, and neighborhood business districts. 

This budget is the result of a review of existing expen- 
ditures and new program needs and provides the best 
allocation of the City's available resources. 1 look for- 
ward to working with you during this process, and 1 
respectfully request your favorable action on the Fiscal 
Year 2001 Operating Budget and the Five Year Capital 
Plan for FY01 to FY 05. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered: 

I. That to meet the current expenses of the City of 
Boston and the County of Suffolk, in the fiscal year 
commencing July 1 , 2000 and ending June 30, 2001 , the 
respective sums of money specified in the schedules 
hereinafter set out, be, and the same hereby are, appro- 
priated for expenditure under the direction of the respec- 
tive boards and officers severally specified, for the sev- 
eral specific purposes hereinafter designated and, except 
for transfers lawfully made, for such purposes only said 
appropriations, to the extent they are for the mainte- 
nance and operation of parking meters, and the regula- 
tion of parking and other activities incident thereto 
(which is hereby determined to be $10,000,000), being 
made out of the income from parking meters and, to the 
extent they are for other purposes, being made out of the 
proceeds from the sale of tax title possessions and 
receipts from tax title redemptions in addition to the 
total real and personal property taxes of prior years 
collected from July 1, 1999 up to and including March 
31, 2000, as certified by the City Auditor under Section 
23 of Chapter 59 of the General Laws and the proceeds 
from the sale of surplus property to be transferred in an 
amount not to exceed $ 1 ,000,000 pursuant to the provi- 
sions of Section 24 of Chapter 190 of the Acts of 1982 
as amended by Section 4 of Chapter 701 of the Acts of 
1986, and out of available funds on hand July 1, 2000, 
as certified by the Director of Accounts under said 
Section 23, and the balance of said appropriations to be 
raised by taxation pursuant to said Section 23: 

Further Ordered: 

II. That to meet so much of the expenses of maintain- 
ing, improving and embellishing in the fiscal period 
commencing July 1. 2000 and ending June 30, 2001, 
cemeteries owned by the City of Boston, or in its charge, 
as is not met by the income of deposits for perpetual 
care on hand December 31, 1999, the respective sum of 
money specified in the subjoined schedule be, and the 
same hereby is, appropriated out of the fund set up 
under Chapter 13 of the Acts of 1961 the same to be 
expended under the direction of the Commissioner of 
Parks and Recreation: 

400100 

Cemetery Division 

Parks and Recreation Department 

$1,678,386 



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ORDER FOR ANNUAL APPROPRIATION OF 
$592,953,812 FOR SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0565) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith an appropriation order for the 
Boston Public Schools for FY01 in the amount of 
$592,953,812 submitted pursuant to the provisions of 
Chapter 224 of the Acts of 1936, as amended by Chapter 
190 of the Acts of 1982, as further amended by Chapter 
701 of the Acts of 1986, Chapter 613 of the Acts of 
1987, and Chapter 108 of the Acts of 1991. 

This budget, which is $17.6 million larger than FY00, 
continues my commitment to improving education. The 
FY01 operating budget continues funding for the City's 
five year plan of reform, "Focus on Children" aimed at 
improving school performance. Among the programs 
and initiatives this budget funds are new resources for 
literacy and math programs; new instructional materials; 
on-going support for high-schools to meet accreditation 
standards; and continued investment in technology in 
the schools. 

My commitment to schools is also illustrated through 
the City's Five Year Capital Plan. The City of Boston 
FY01-FY05 Capital Plan includes authorization of the 
construction of three new schools: Orchard Gardens 
(grades K-8), Brunswick Gardens (grades 6-8), and 
Mildred Avenue (grades 6-8). 

The Boston School Committee and the 
Superintendent have submitted a budget that balances 
competing priorities within available resources. This 
budget provides our students with the tools necessary to 
meet the standards that have been established by the 
Boston School Committee. I respectfully request your 
support of the FY01 appropriation for the Boston Public 
Schools. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That pursuant to Chapter 224 of the Acts of 
1936, as amended by Chapter 190 of the Acts of 1982, 
and as further amended by Chapter 701 of the Acts of 
1986, Chapter 613 of the Acts of 1987, and Chapter 108 
of the Acts of 1991, to meet the current operating 
expenses of the School Department in the fiscal period 
commencing July 1 , 2000 and ending June 30, 2001 , the 
sum of $592,953,812 be, and the same hereby is, appro- 
priated, said sum to be raised by taxation pursuant to 
Section 23 of Chapter 59 of the General Laws: 
Boston School Department $592,953,812 
Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO 
ONE OR MORE LEASE, LEASE-PURCHASE 
OR INSTALLMENT SALES AGREEMENTS 
IN FY01 IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 
$13,750,000 AND FY02 IN AN AMOUNT NOT 
TO EXCEED $13,750,000 TO BE USED BY 
DIFFERENT CITY DEPARTMENTS FOR 
ACQUISITION OF EQUIPMENT (DOCKET 
NO. 0566) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order autho- 
rizing the City of Boston to enter into one or more lease, 



lease-purchase or installment sales agreements in Fiscal 
Year 2001 in an amount not to exceed $13,750,000 and 
in Fiscal Year 2002, also in an amount not to exceed 
$1 3,750,000. These funds will be used by different City 
departments for the acquisition of equipment in further- 
ance of their respective governmental functions. The list 
of equipment includes: computer equipment (hardware 
and software); motor vehicles and trailers; firefighting 
equipment; office equipment; photocopying equipment; 
telecommunications equipment; medical equipment; 
school and educational equipment; school buses; 
parking meters; and equipment functionally related to, 
and components of, the foregoing. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order as 
expeditiously as possible to ensure the successful com- 
pletion of the equipment acquisition program. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That pursuant to section 1 1 of chapter 643 
of the acts of 1983, the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Purchasing Agent and its Collector- 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized 
to acquire the following department equipment by enter- 
ing into one or more lease, lease-purchase or installment 
sales agreements in Fiscal Year 2001, in an amount not 
to exceed $ 13,750,000 and in Fiscal Year 2002 also in 
an amount not to exceed $13,750,000, in such form or 
forms as the Purchasing Agent and the Collector- 
Treasurer may determine with the approval of the 
Mayor; computer equipment (hardware and software); 
motor vehicles and trailers; firefighting equipment; 
office equipment; photocopying equipment; telecommu- 
nication equipment; medical equipment; school and 
educational equipment; parking meters; and equipment 
functionally related to, and components of, the 
foregoing; 

And Further Ordered, That pursuant of section 9 of 
the Chapter 643 of the Acts of 1983, the Collector- 
Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized to execute and 
deliver, as appropriate, on behalf of the City of Boston, 
with the approval of the Mayor, trust, security and /or 
lease agreements and/or reimbursements agreements 
with attached letters of credits, and to procure, as appro- 
priate, insurance to secure the City's obligation as 
authorized above, all in such form or forms as the 
Collector-Treasurer may determine, with approval of the 
Mayor. 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $17,172,000 FOR REMOD- 
ELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR MAKING 
EXTRAORDINARY REPAIRS TO PUBLIC 
BUILDINGS OWNED BY CITY INCLUDING 
ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND LANDSCAP- 
ING, PAVING, OTHER SITE IMPROVE- 
MENTS INCIDENTAL OR DIRECTLY 
RELATED TO SUCH REMODELING, RECON- 
STRUCTION OR REPAIR FOR COMMUNITY 
CENTERS, FIRE, LIBRARY, NEIGHBOR- 
HOOD . DEVELOPMENT, PARKS AND 
RECREATION, POLICE, PROPERTY MAN- 
AGEMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION, 
PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION 
DEPARTMENTS (DOCKET NO. 0567) 

The following was received. 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $17,172,000 for remodeling, 
reconstructing, or making extraordinary repairs to 
public buildings owned by the City, including original 



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equipment and landscaping, paving and other site 
improvements incidental or directly related to such 
remodeling, reconstruction or repair for the purposes of 
the Community Centers, Fire, Library, Neighborhood 
Development, Parks and Recreation, Police, Property 
Management, Public Health Commission, Public Works 
and Transportation Departments. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $17,172,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for remodeling, reconstructing, or 
making extraordinary repairs to public buildings owned 
by the City, including original equipment and land- 
scaping, paving and other site improvements incidental 
or directly related to such remodeling, reconstruction or 
repair for the purposes of the Community Centers, Fire, 
Library, Neighborhood Development, Parks and 
Recreation, Police, Property Management, Public 
Health Commission, Public Works, and Transportation 
Departments; and that to meet said appropriation the 
Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized under 
the provisions of Clauses (3A) of Section 7 of Chapter 
44 of the General Laws, to issue from time to time, on 
request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certificates of 
indebtedness of the City up to said amount, provided 
that the appropriation authorized through this order be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. 

Attachment 

1 . Mirabella Pool Bathhouse 

2. Paris Street Pool 

3. Vine Street Community Center 

4. Bathroom Renovation II 

5. Engine 8 

6. Engine 9 

7. Exterior Repair at 5 Fire Stations 

8. Facility Assessment Study 

9. Codman Square Branch Library ' 

10. Critical Repair Fund 

11. Grove Hall Branch Library 

12. Lower Mills Branch Library 

13. McKim Building Phase II B 

14. Long Island Switchgear Design 

15. Long Island Utilities 

16. Sewer Tie-In and Treatment 

17. Strand Theater 

18. Back Bay Yard Drainage 

19. Centralized Evidence Storage Facility 

20. 43 Hawkins Street 

21. City Hall Air Balancing Report 

22. City Hall Brickwork 

23. City Hall Cooling Tower 

24. City Hall Roof 

25. City Hall Study 

26. Printing Plant Phase II 

27. Critical Facility Repairs 

28. Long Island Facilities Survey 

29. Long Island Fire Alarm/Sprinklers 

30. South Block Roof Repair 

31. Central Maintenance Facility HVAC 

32. Roxbury Maintenance Yard 

33. BTD Enforcement Facility Interior Renovations 

34. Southampton Street Maintenance Yard II 

35. Southampton Street Yard Improvements 
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



NOUS CONCRETE AND MACADAM OR 
OTHER PERMANENT PAVEMENT OF SIMI- 
LAR LASTING CHARACTER FOR PUBLIC 
WORKS DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0568) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $8,790,000 for the origin'.l con- 
struction of public ways or the extension or widening 
thereof, including land damages and the cost of pave- 
ment and sidewalks laid at the time of said construction, 
or for the construction of stone, block, brick, cement 
concrete, bituminous concrete, bituminous macadam or 
other permanent pavement of similar lasting character 
for the purpose of the Public Works Department. 
I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $8,790,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for the original construction of public 
ways or the extension or widening thereof, including 
land damages and the cost of pavement and sidewalks 
laid at the time of said construction, or for the construc- 
tion of stone, block, brick, cement concrete, bituminous 
concrete, bituminous macadam or other permanent 
pavement of similar lasting character for the purpose of 
the Public Works Department; and that to meet said 
appropriation the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, 
authorized under the provisions of Clause (5) of Section 
7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue from time 
to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certifi- 
cates of indebtedness of the City up to said amount, pro- 
vided that the appropriation authorized through this 
order be expended only on those projects as described 
by name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1 . Cambridge Street 

2. Leather District Streets 

3. Roadway Reconstruction FY2000 

4. South Huntington Avenue 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $8,790,000 FOR ORIGINAL 
CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC WAYS OR 
EXTENSION OR WIDENING THEREOF 
INCLUDING LAND DAMAGES AND COST 
OF PAVEMENT AND SIDEWALKS LAID AT 
TIME OF SAID CONSTRUCTION OR FOR 
CONSTRUCTION OF STONE, BLOCK, 
BRICK, CEMENT, CONCRETE, BITUMI- 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $202,000 FOR REMODEL- 
ING, RECONSTRUCTION OR REHABILI- 
TATION OF EXISTING FIREFIGHTING 
APPARATUS AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT FOR 
FIRE DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0569) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $202,000 for the remodeling, 
reconstruction or rehabilitation of existing firefighting 
apparatus and heavy equipment, for the purpose the Fire 
Department. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $202,000 be, and hereby is, 
appropriated for the remodeling, reconstruction or 
rehabilitation of existing firefighting apparatus and 
heavy equipment for the purposes of the Fire 
Department; and that to meet said appropriation the 
Collector/Treasurer be. and hereby is, authorized under 



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the provisions of Clause (9A) of Section 7 of Chapter 44 
of the General Laws, to issue from time to time, on 
request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certificates of 
indebtedness of the City up to said amount, provided 
that the appropriation authorized through this order be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. 

Attachment 

1 . Fire Boat Repair 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $2,590,000 FOR ACQUIR- 
ING LAND OR INTERESTS IN LAND FOR 
ANY PURPOSE FOR WHICH CITY IS OR 
MAY HEREAFTER BE AUTHORIZED TO 
ACQUIRE LAND OR INTERESTS THEREIN; 
AND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS 
OR FOR ADDITIONS TO SUCH BUILDING 
WHERE SUCH ADDITIONS INCREASE 
FLOOR SPACE OF SAID BUILDINGS 
INCLUDING COST OF ORIGINAL EQUIP- 
MENT AND FURNISHINGS OF SAID BUILD- 
INGS FOR LIBRARY AND POLICE DEPART- 
MENTS (DOCKET NO. 0570) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $2,590,000 for acquiring land, or 
interests in land, for any purpose for which the City is or 
may hereafter be authorized to acquire land or interests 
therein; and for the construction of buildings, or for 
additions to such buildings where such additions 
increase the floor space of said buildings, including the 
cost of original equipment and furnishings of said build- 
ings, for the purposes of the Library and Police 
Departments. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $2,590,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for acquiring land, or interests in land, 
for any purpose for which the City is or may hereafter 
be authorized to acquire land or interests therein; and for 
the construction of buildings, or for additions to such 
buildings where such additions increase the floor space 
of said buildings, including the cost of original equip- 
ment and furnishings of said buildings, for the purposes 
of the Library and Police Departments; and that to meet 
said appropriation the Collector/Treasurer be, and 
hereby is, authorized under the provisions of Clause (3) 
of Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue 
from time to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes 
or certificates of indebtedness of the City up to said 
amount, provided that the appropriation authorized 
through this order be expended only on those projects as 
described by name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1. Allston Branch Library 

2. Heritage Center 

3. New Area D-4 Station 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $127,000 FOR COST OF 
ENGINEERING OR ARCHITECTURAL SER- 
VICES FOR PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS 
FOR BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHOR- 
ITY (DOCKET NO. 0571) 

The following was received: 



City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

1 transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $127,000 for the cost of engi- 
neering or architectural services for plans and specifica- 
tions for the purposes of the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $127,000 be, and hereby is, 
appropriated for the cost of engineering or architectural 
services for plans and specifications for the purposes of 
the Boston Redevelopment Authority; and that to meet 
said appropriation the Collector/Treasurer be, and 
hereby is, authorized under the provisions of Clause 
(22) of Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to 
issue from time to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, 
notes or certificates of indebtedness of the City up to 
said amount, provided that the appropriation authorized 
be expended only on those projects as described by 
name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1 . Fenway Master Plan 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $3,172,000 FOR COST OF 
DEPARTMENTAL EQUIPMENT TO SERVICE 
THE FIRE, PARKS AND RECREATION AND 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENTS (DOCKET NO. 

0572) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $3, 1 72,000 for the purpose of the 
cost of departmental equipment to service the Fire, 
Parks and Recreation, and School Departments. 
1 urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $3,172,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for the cost of departmental equipment 
for the purposes of the Fire, P?>-ks and Recreation, and 
School Departments; and that to meet said appropriation 
the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized 
under the provisions of Clause (9) of Section 7 of 
Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue from time to 
time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certifi- 
cates of indebtedness of the City up to said amount, 
provided that the appropriation authorized through this 
order be expended only on those projects as described 
by name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1. Fire Equipment FY01 

2. Parks Maintenance Equipment FY01 

3. Humphrey O.R.C. Vocational Equipment 
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $8,171,000 FOR PURPOSE 
OF CONSTRUCTION OF MUNICIPAL OUT- 
DOOR RECREATIONAL AND ATHLETIC 
FACILITIES INCLUDING ACQUISITION AND 
DEVELOPMENT OF LAND AND CON- 
STRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF 



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SUCH FACILITIES FOR PARKS AND 
RECREATION AND SCHOOL DEPART- 
MENTS (DOCKET NO. 0573) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $8,171,000 for the purpose of 
construction of municipal outdoor recreational and 
athletic facilities, including the acquisition and develop- 
ment of land and the construction and reconstruction of 
such facilities, for the purposes of the Parks and 
Recreation and School Departments. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $8,171,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for the construction of municipal out- 
door recreational and athletic facilities, including the 
acquisition and development of land and the construc- 
tion and reconstruction of such facilities, for the pur- 
poses of the Parks and Recreation and School 
Departments; and that to meet said appropriation the 
Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized under 
the provisions of Clause (25) of Section 7 of Chapter 44 
of the General Laws, to issue from time to time, on 
request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certificates of 
indebtedness of the City up to said amount, provided 
that the appropriation authorized through this order be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. > 

Attachment 

1 . Ball Field Renovations - City wide FY00-FY01 

2. Billings Field Play Lot 

3. Chandler Pond 

4. Children's Park 

5. Chinatown Park 

6. Commonwealth Avenue Mall 

7. Court Renovation FY01 

8. Defillipo Resilient Surfacing 

9. General Parks Improvements FY01-04 

10. Hazardous Remediation 

11. Healy Field 

12. Hooker/Sorrento Playground 

13. Intergenerational Park 

14. Jefferson Playground Renovations 

15. North End Park/Puopolo Ballfield 

16. Reservation Road Soccer Field 

17. Ryan Ballfield 

18. Ryan Playground 

19. Stonehill Park 

20. Titus Sparrow Park 

21. Schoolyard Improvement Fund 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER TO AMEND LOAN ORDER ORIGINALLY 
PASSED ON JUNE 24, 1998 AND JULY 15, 
1998 AND APPROVED BY MAYOR ON JULY 
21, 1998 OF $20,000,000 AND AMENDED ON 
JUNE 23, 1999 AND JULY 14, 1999 AND 
APPROVED BY MAYOR ON JULY 22, 1999 
TO THE AMOUNT OF $26,060,000 IS FUR- 
THER AMENDED BY INSERTING IN PLACE 
THEREOF $34,948,000 FOR DEVELOPMENT, 
DESIGN, PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION 
OF COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFT- 
WARE AND IMPLEMENTATION AND OPER- 
ATION OF CITY-WIDE ADMINISTRATIVE 
INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR HUMAN 
RESOURCES, PAYROLL AND FINANCE 
FUNCTIONS (DOCKET NO. 0574) 



The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order to 
amend an appropriation order originally passed by your 
Honorable Body on June 24, 1998 and July 15, 1998 
and approved by the Mayor on July 21, 1998, and 
amended on June 23. 1999 and July 14, 1999, and 
approved by the Mayor on July 22, 1999. 

The proposed appropriation order would raise the 
amount from $26,060,000 to $34,948,000 for the 
purpose of the development, design, purchase and 
installation of computer hardware and software and the 
implementation and operation of the city-wide adminis- 
trative information system for human resources, payroll 
and finance functions. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That an appropriation order originally 
passed by the Boston City Council on June 24, 1998 and 
July 15, 1998, and approved by the Mayor on July 21, 
1998 in the amount of $20,000,000, and amended by 
your Honorable Body on June 23, 1999 and July 14, 
1999, and approved by the Mayor on July 22, 1999 to 
the amount of $26,060,000 is further amended by 
inserting in place thereof the sum of $34,948,000, 
appropriated for the development, design, purchase and 
installation of computer hardware and software and the 
implementation and operation of the city-wide adminis- 
trative information system for human resources, payroll, 
and finance functions; and that to meet said appropria- 
tion the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, autho- 
rized under the provisions of Clause (28) and (29) of 
Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue 
from time to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes 
or certificates of indebtedness of the City up to said 
amount, provided that the appropriation authorized be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. 

Attachment 

1 . Financial Management Information System 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $3,81 8,000 FOR PURCHASE 
AND INSTALLATION OF COMPUTER 
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FOR MAN- 
AGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AND 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENTS (DOCKET NO. 
0575) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $3,818,000 for the purchase and 
installation of computer hardware and software for the 
purpose of the Management Information Services and 
School Departments. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $3,818,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for the purchase and installation of 
computer hardware and software; and that to meet said 
appropriation the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, 
authorized under the provisions of Clause (28) and (29) 



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of Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue 
from time to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes 
or certificates of indebtedness of the City up to said 
amount, provided that the appropriation authorized be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. 
Attachment 

1. IBM Mainframe Disk Upgrade 

2. Computer Technology FY98-FY02 
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $1,370,000 FOR PURPOSE 
OF PLANNING, DESIGNING, ACQUIRING 
LAND FOR, CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGI- 
NALLY EQUIPPING STRUCTURES AND 
FACILITIES AND FOR REMODELING, 
RECONSTRUCTING OR MAKING MAJOR 
ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND MAJOR 
REPAIRS TO EXISTING FACILITIES FOR 
PURPOSE OF VARIOUS CITY DEPART- 
MENTS INCLUDING BOSTON REDEVELOP- 
MENT AUTHORITY, NEIGHBORHOOD 
DEVELOPMENT AND PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION DEPARTMENTS (DOCKET NO. 0576) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

1 transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $1,370,000 for the purpose of 
planning, designing, acquiring land for, constructing 
and originally equipping structures and facilities and for 
remodeling, reconstructing, or making major alter- 
ations, additions and major repairs to existing facilities 
for the purpose of various city departments including 
the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Neighborhood 
Development and Parks and Recreation Departments. 
I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $ 1 ,370,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for the planning, designing, acquiring 
land for, constructing and originally equipping struc- 
tures and facilities and for remodeling, reconstructing, 
or making major alterations, additions and major repairs 
to existing facilities including original equipment and 
landscaping, including the planting of shade trees, 
paving and other site improvements incidental or 
directly related to such remodeling, reconstruction or 
repair for the purpose of various city departments 
including the Boston Redevelopment Authority, 
Neighborhood Development and Parks and Recreation 
Departments, and that to meet said appropriation the 
Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized under 
the provisions of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966, as 
amended, to issue from time to time, on request of the 
Mayor, bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness of 
the City up to said amount, provided that the appropria- 
tion authorized through this order be expended only on 
the project as described by name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1. Boston East Site 

2. Long Island Embankment Design 

3. Street Tree Planting FY01 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



TION, REMODELING, REHABILITATION 
AND MODERNIZATION OF ANY SCHOOL- 
HOUSE OR ADDITION (DOCKET NO. 0577) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 11,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $10,087,000 for the purpose of 
acquiring land for, constructing and originally equip- 
ping and furnishing public schoolhouses and additions, 
and for the reconstruction, remodeling, rehabilitation 
and modernization of any schoolhouse or addition. 
I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $10,087,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for projects which may become 
approved school projects within the meaning of Chapter 
645 of the Acts of 1948, as amended, including the 
acquiring land for, constructing and originally equip- 
ping and furnishing public schoolhouses and additions, 
and for the reconstruction, remodeling, rehabilitation 
and modernization of any schoolhouse or addition; and 
that to meet said appropriation the Collector/Treasurer 
be, and hereby is, authorized under the provisions of 
Section 8 of Chapter 645 of the Acts of 1948, as 
amended, or under the provisions of Chapter 642 of the 
Acts of 1966, as amended, or under the provisions of 
Clause (3) and/or (3A) of Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the 
General Laws, to issue from time to time, on request of 
the Mayor, bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness 
of the City up to said amount, provided that the appro- 
priation authorized through this order be expended only 
on those projects as described by name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1. Blackstone School Boiler 

2. Burke High School Study 

3. Central Kitchen Roof 

4. Dorchester High School 

5. Grew/E. Greenwood/Warren Prescott 

6. Harvard/Kent School HVAC 

7. Hennigan School HVAC 

8. Holland School HVAC 

9. Mission Hill School Heating System 

10. Mozart School Roof, Windows, Doors 

1 1. Murphy School 

12. O' Bryant School Library/Media Center 

13. Ohrenberger School Boiler 

14. Technology Upgrades FY98-01 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



JITNEY APPLICATION 
(DOCKET NO. 0578) 

Petition was received from J.C. Transportation for 
license to operate motor vehicles for the carriage of 
passengers for hire over certain streets in Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $10,087,000 FOR PURPOSE 
OF ACQUIRING LAND FOR, CONSTRUCT- 
ING AND ORIGINALLY EQUIPPING AND 
FURNISHING PUBLIC SCHOOLHOUSES 
AND ADDITIONS AND FOR RECONSTRUC- 



JITNEY APPLICATION 
(DOCKET NO. 0579) 

Petition was received from Air Shuttle for license to 
operate motor vehicles for the carriage of passengers for 
hire over certain streets in Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



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ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0580) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence 
from the City on April 14, 2000 until April 15, 2000. 
Placed on file. 



Scapicchio — 9. 

Nays — Councillors Roache, Yancey — 2. 
Present — Councillor Turner — 1 . 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF WILLIAM J. HANNON AS PUR- 
CHASING AGENT FOR TERM EXPIRING ON 
JANUARY 7, 2002 (DOCKET NO. 0581) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of William J. Hannon as the Purchasing Agent for 
a term expiring on January 7, 2002. 

Placed on file. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $97,745,000 
FOR PLANNING, DESIGNING, ACQUIRING 
LAND FOR, CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGI- 
NALLY EQUIPPING STRUCTURES AND 
FACILITIES AND FOR REMODELING, 
RECONSTRUCTING OR MAKING MAJOR 
ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND MAJOR 
REPAIRS TO EXISTING FACILITIES 
INCLUDING ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND 
LANDSCAPING INCLUDING PLANTING OF 
SHADE TREES, PAVING AND OTHER SITE 
IMPROVEMENTS INCIDENTAL OR DI- 
RECTLY RELATED TO SUCH REMODEL- 
ING, RECONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR FOR 
PURPOSES OF THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0446) 

Councillor HENNIGAN, on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0446, message of the Mayor and 
order for loan of $97,745,000 for the planning, design- 
ing, acquiring land for, constructing and originally 
equipping structures and facilities and for remodeling, 
reconstructing or making major alterations, additions 
and major repairs to existing facilities including original 
equipment and landscaping including the planting of 
shade trees, paving and other site improvements inci- 
dental or directly related to such remodeling, recon- 
struction or repair for the purposes of the School 
Department (referred March 29) — recommending pas- 
sage of the order. The report was accepted. 

Councillor FLAHERTY moved the question; the 
motion was carried, yeas 7, nays 5: 

Yeas — Councillors Feeney, Flaherty, Hennigan, 
Kelly, Murphy, Ross, Scapicchio — 7. 

Nays — Councillors Davis-Mullen, Honan, Roache, 
Turner, Yancey — 5. 



Councillor FEENEY in the Chair. 



President KELLY in the Chair. 



The Chair moved reconsideration of the vote to 
accept the committee report; reconsideration prevailed. 

Councillor YANCEY moved to amend the order by 
reducing it by $41,000,000. 

The motion was not carried, yeas 4, nays 8: 

Yeas — Councillors Davis-Mullen, Roache, Turner, 
Yancey — 4. 

Nays — Councillors Feeney, Flaherty. Hennigan. 
Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, Scapicchio — 8. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage and assigned for further action, 
yeas 9, nays 2, present 1: 

Yeas — Councillors Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Flaherty, 
Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
TO DETERMINE WHAT ASSISTANCE CITY 
CAN OFFER TO C. A. DANTONE POST #1 3 IN 
LOCATING FACILITY FOR THEIR LONG- 
TERM EXISTENCE (DOCKET NO. 0582) 

Councillors ROACHE and SCAPICCHIO offered the 
following: 

Whereas, The Carmine A. Dantone AMVETS Post 
#1 3 in the North End has been in existence for over fifty 
years; and 

Whereas, Throughout those years they have donated 
much of their time and resources to a number of com- 
munity organizations and would like to continue to do 
so; and 

Whereas, The AMVETS Post #13 has been without a 
proper meeting place for more than two years, which 
makes it difficult to focus on community activities; and 

Whereas, Those individuals who have served this 
country honorably deserve to have a facility in which to 
congregate and plan the nature of their charitable activ- 
ities; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council hold a hearing 
to determine what assistance the City of Boston can 
offer to the C. A. Dantone Post #1 3 in locating a facility 
for their long-term existence; be it further 

Ordered, The office of Veterans Affairs, the 
Department of Neighborhood Development, and other 
relevant departments be invited to provide testimony. 

Referred to the Committee on Veterans. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
TO EXAMINE AREA SURROUNDING CITY 
HALL INCLUDING PRIVATELY OWNED 
PARKING GARAGES TO DETERMINE IF 
SHORT-TERM PARKING AREA CAN BE 
MADE AVAILABLE FOR PURPOSES OF 
DOING BUSINESS IN CITY HALL (DOCKET 
NO. 0583) 

Councillor MURPHY offered the following: 

Whereas, The dearth of parking around City Hall is a 
source of aggravation to many of the City's residents 
wishing to come to City Hall to attend to business; and 

Whereas, Many offices at City Hall are open for 
business only during regular work hours making it 
necessary for people who need to do business here to 
take time off of work for that business and plan for 
additional time off due to the problem of finding a 
parking space; and 

Whereas, Some people who do business at City Hall 
live or work in locations that are not accessible by 
public transportation; and 

Whereas, People with mobility problems and physi- 
cal challenges often can not use public transportation as 
it causes them discomfort; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the appropriate committee of the 
Boston City Council hold a hearing to examine the area 
surrounding Boston City Hall, including privately 
owned parking garages, to determine if a short term 
parking area can be made available for the purposes of 
doing City Hall business. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW RE: DESTRUCTION OF FIREARMS IN 
CITY (DOCKET NO. 0584) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN. HENNIGAN, 
TURNER, YANCEY, FEENEY. HONAN, ROSS. 



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MURPHY, ROACHE and FLAHERTY offered the 
following: 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under Clause (1) of Section 
eight of Article two, as amended, of the Amendments to 
the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
precisely as follows, except for clerical or editorial 
changes of form only: 

Petition for a Special Law re: The Destruction of 
Firearms in the City of Boston. 

Whereas, Firearms and other similar weapons, when 
used for illegal or other inappropriate purposes, pose a 
significant danger to the public good; and 

Whereas, The marketplace is flooded by such 
weapons because of illegal sales or sales through 
unregulated markets; therefore the purpose of the 
following bill is to decrease the number of weapons 
entering the illegal and/or unregulated marketplace. 

Section 1. The terms "Firearm", "Rifle", "Shotgun", 
"Sawed-off shotgun", "Machine gun", "Assault 
weapon", and "Weapon" shall have the same meaning 
as is applied in M.G.L. c.140, s. 121 . 

The term "Destroyed" shall mean to render the 
weapon useless or ineffective for its intended purpose. 

Section 2. The police commissioner of the City of 
Boston shall cause all firearms, rifles, shotguns, sawed- 
off shotguns, machine guns, assault weapons and 
weapons, as defined above and brought into his/her 
custody through confiscation, gun buy-back programs 
or otherwise turned into the police department, to be 
destroyed. 

Section 3. Such weapons that were purchased for use 
by the police department, but are no longer in use, shall 
also be destroyed. 

Section 4. The police commissioner shall administer 
this ordinance, provided that a weapon(s) is destroyed 
within a reasonable time period after any evidentiary or 
investigatory need for the weapon has ceased. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL HOLD HEARING 
TO EXPLORE FEASIBILITY OF UTILIZING 
VEHICLES OF ETHOS TO MITIGATE LACK 
OF TRANSPORTATION FOR SENIOR CITI- 
ZENS IN SOUTHWEST NEIGHBORHOODS 
(DOCKET NO. 0585) 

Councillors HENNIGAN, ROACHE, DAVIS- 
MULLEN, YANCEY, HONAN, MURPHY and 
FLAHERTY offered the following: 

Whereas, Accessible and affordable transportation for 
elders is a critical tool for promoting the physical and 
psychological health and reducing the isolation and 
loneliness of the elderly, especially the frail and home- 
bound; and 

Whereas, The neighborhoods of southwest Boston 
(West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain 
and Mattapan) have some of the highest concentrations 
of elders in the City of Boston and it appears that 
requests for the City of Boston's Shuttle Service 
exceeds its capacity, especially in the southwest region 
where demand is the highest; and 

Whereas, Transportation consistently shows up as 
one of the most frequently identified unmet needs 
among elders in southwest Boston and transportation to 
medical appointments and grocery shopping are the 
most pressing needs; and 

Whereas, Ethos, a community-based, non-profit 
organizing serving the elderly and disabled, provided 
low-cost handicapped accessible, door-to-door trans- 
portation services for frail, homebound elders in south- 
west Boston for twenty-five years when in 1999 the city 
terminated its Meals on Wheels contract, which pro- 
vided base funding for program operations; and 



Whereas, Ethos' fleet of four wheelchair vans and one 
station wagon is a resource to meet the transportation 
needs of the elderly in southwest Boston for medical 
appointments, day care programs, grocery shopping and 
social and community events; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston's Senior Shuttle does 
not have sufficient funds to expand its southwest Boston 
capacity and has expressed strong interest in expanding 
the capacity of its Senior Shuttle program through a sub- 
contract arrangement; and 

Whereas, Regular public transportation service is not 
readily accessible to elders in southwest Boston and the 
MBTA's Ride Program is perceived as difficult to 
access; now, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council hold a hearing 
to explore the feasibility of utilizing vehicles of Ethos to 
mitigate the lack of transportation for senior citizens in 
the southwest neighborhoods in the City of Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Elderly. 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, five 
late-filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0602) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, April 22, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, July 28, 
2000: 

Marilyn Brambilla, business manager, $878.18 full 
time 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0603) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, April 22, 2000, the 

following-named persons be, and hereby are, appointed 

to the position set against their name until Friday, June 

30, 2000. 

Mary Mulvey Jacobson, administrative assistant, 

$1,054.60 

Thomas McDonough, administrative assistant, 

$774.72 

S. Mary Bunuan, administrative assistant, $500 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0604) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 
Ordered, That effective Saturday, April 22, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 30, 
2000. 

John Padula, administrative assistant, $700 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0605) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 
Ordered, That effective Saturday, April 22, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 30, 
2000. 

James Coen, administrative assistant, $500 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



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APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0606) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 
Ordered, That effective Saturday, April 22, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, May 19, 
2000. 

Mary Walsh, administrative assistant, $500 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER APPROVING APPROPRIATION OF 
$1,300,000 FROM INCOME OF GEORGE F. 
PARKMAN FUND FOR MAINTENANCE AND 
IMPROVEMENT OF BOSTON COMMON 
AND PARKS (DOCKET NO. 0444) 

Councillor FEENEY called Docket No. 0444 from 
the Committee on City and Neighborhood Services. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor FEENEY, the order was 
passed. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR HONAN 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
HONAN invited all the Councillors present to join him 
and the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization in the 
Piemonte Room after the session to review what they 
have been doing over the last few months. 



STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT KELLY 

President KELLY reminded the Councillors that at 
3 p.m. sharp the Central Staff would be making a 
presentation on FY 2001 budget urging all Councillors 
to attend. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered 
resolutions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as 
set forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating Barbara Sheehan 
(Docket No. 0586). 

Councillor Murphy: Congratulating Deputy 
Superintendent John D. Ferguson (Docket No. 0587); 



congratulating Superintendent Donald L. Devine 
(Docket No. 0588). 

Councillor Honan: Congratulating four persons on 
receiving Brighton Board of Trade Community Service 
Award for 2000 (Docket No. 0589). 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Roxbury T'ai Chi 
Academy (Docket No. 0590). 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating Mary A. O'Brien 
(Docket No. 0591). 

Councillor Hennigan: Congratulating Helen Pearl 
(Docket No. 0592). 

Councillor Flaherty: Congratulating Manuel (Manny) 
Sarkisian (Docket No. 0593). 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Historic Charles 
Street African Methodist Episcopal Church (Docket No. 
0594); congratulating the Rt. Rev. Phillip R. Cousin, Sr., 
Presiding Bishop (Docket No. 0595): congratulating Dr. 
M. Joan Cousin, Supervisor of Missions (Docket No. 
0596). 

Honan: Congratulating Phil Monahan 
0597); congratulating Gerry Quinn 
0598); congratulating Jennifer Rose 
0599); congratulating Ray Mellone 
0560); congratulating Tara Schaffer 
(Docket No. 0561). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, 
three late-filed matters would be added to the Consent 
Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating Dr. Judyann 
Bigby (Docket No. 0607); congratulating Dr. Azzie 
Young (Docket No. 0608); congratulating Mattapan 
Community Health Center (Docket No. 0609). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



Councillor 
(Docket No. 
(Docket No. 
(Docket No. 
(Docket No. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR YANCEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
YANCEY asked when we adjourn today we do so in 
memory of James Smith, a Roxbury resident, who 
passed away last week 



Adjourned at 2:10 p.m. on motion of Councillor 
YANCEY in memory of James Smith to meet on 
Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at 12:00 noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, May 3, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:20 p.m., President KELLY in the Chair and all 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Reverend William E. Dickerson II, Greater Love 
Tabernacle, delivered the invocation and the meeting 
was opened with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR TURNER 

Councillor TURNER presented the Roxbury 
Community College Basketball Team "Tigers" and their 
coaches with resolutions for bringing the Basketball 
Tournament Championship home to Roxbury for the 
first time. 



ORDER APPROVING ACCEPTANCE OF CHAPTER 
640 OF ACTS OF 1985, AS AMENDED, 
WHICH GRANTS BY LOCAL OPTION 
AUTHORITY TO SUSPEND, REVOKE OR 
DENY CITY ISSUED LICENSES TO DELIN- 
QUENT TAXPAYERS (DOCKET NO. 0610) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 25, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order 
approving the acceptance of Chapter 640 of the Acts of 
1985, as amended, which grants by local option the 
authority to suspend, revoke or deny City-issued 
licenses to delinquent taxpayers. 

I urge your Honorable Body to approve the accep- 
tance so that the amendment to the Collection provi- 
sions can take effect in the City without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That pursuant to Chapter 640 of the Acts of 
1985, as amended, the provisions of said chapter be, and 
the same hereby are, accepted. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING COMMISSIONER OF 
PARKS AND RECREATION TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $3,288 FROM DEPART- 
MENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGE- 
MENT FOR PRUNING, FERTILIZING AND 
MULCHING TWELVE BEECH TREES IN 
FRANKLIN PARK (DOCKET NO. 061 1) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 



Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, 
acting on behalf of the City of Boston, to accept and 
expend a grant from the Department of Environmental 
Management (DEM) through the Heritage Tree Care 
Grant Program in the amount of $3,288 for the period 
July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001, and in connection 
therewith, to deliver any documents as may be required 
by DEM for such grant. The funds will be used for 
pruning, fertilizing and mulching twelve beech trees in 
Franklin Park. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may expedi- 
tiously process this grant. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, sec. 53A, the 
City of Boston, acting by and through the 
Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department, 
be, and the same hereby is, authorized to apply for, 
accept and expend a grant from the Department of 
Environmental Management (DEM) through the 
Heritage Tree Care Grant Program in the amount of 
$3,288 for the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 
2001, and in connection therewith, to deliver any docu- 
ments as may be required by DEM for such grant. The 
funds will be used for pruning, fertilizing and mulching 
twelve beech trees in Franklin Park. 

The rules were suspended; the order was passed. 



To the City Council. 



April 6, 2000 



ORDER AUTHORIZING FIRE COMMISSIONER TO 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $20,000 
FROM MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY 
MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR LOCAL 
EMERGENCY PLANNING AND HAZ- 
ARDOUS EMERGENCY MATERIAL PRE- 
PAREDNESS (DOCKET NO. 0612) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Commissioner of the Fire Department, 
on behalf of the City of Boston, to accept and expend a 
grant award in the amount of $20,000 from the 
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency for the 
period of January 1 , 2000 through December 3 1 , 2000. 
The purpose of said funds is for local emergency 
planning and Hazardous Emergency Material 
Preparedness (HEMP) training. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept, 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Commissioner of the Fire Department, acting on behalf 
of the City of Boston, be and hereby is authorized to 
accept and expend a grant award not to exceed the 
amount of $20,000 from the Massachusetts Emergency 
Management Agency for the period of January 1 , 2000 
through December 31, 2000. The purpose of said funds 
is for local emergency planning and Hazardous 
Emergency Material Preparedness (HEMP) training. 

On motion of Councilor MURPHY, the rules were 
suspended: the order was passed. 



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ORDER APPROVING ACCEPTANCE OF CHAPTER 
281 OF ACTS OF 1990 WHICH GRANTS BY 
LOCAL OPTION THE AUTHORITY TO 
ABATE DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAX 
ACCOUNTS WITH BALANCES OF TEN 
DOLLARS OR LESS (DOCKET NO. 0613) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

April 25, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order 
approving the acceptance of Chapter 28 1 of the Acts of 
1990, which grants by local option the authority to abate 
delinquent property tax accounts with balances of ten 
dollars or less. 

I urge your Honorable Body to approve the accep- 
tance so that the amendment to the Collection provi- 
sions can take effect in the City without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That pursuant to Section of Chapter 28 1 of 
the Acts of 1990, the provisions of said chapter be, and 
the same hereby are accepted. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER TO DECLARE SURPLUS PORTION OF 
HIGHWAY NAMED OLD CENTRE STREET 
AND TO TRANSFER CARE, CUSTODY, 
MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF SAID 
PROPERTY TO PUBLIC FACILITIES COM- 
MISSION FOR SALE OR LEASE (DOCKET 
NO. 0614) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 



Boston City Council 
Boston, MA 02201 



April 21, 2000 



Dear Councillors: 

I submit herewith for your approval an Order to 
declare as surplus the following City-owned property 
that was discontinued as a public highway in West 
Roxbury by the City of Boston Public Improvement 
Commission on July 3, 1997, and to transfer the care, 
custody, management, and control of said property to 
the Public Facilities Commission for sale or lease under 
terms and conditions deemed by the Commission to he 
most appropriate for City of Boston: 

A portion of the highway named OLD CENTRE 
STREET. 

The relevant, discontinued portion of Old Centre 
Street is shown on a plan marked "City of Boston Public 
Works Department, Engineering Division, Discontinued 
Plan, Old Centre Street, West Roxbury, December 2, 
1996, Joseph Casazza, Commissioner of Public Works." 
Old Centre Street was discontinued as a public highway 
from Pleasantdale Road, approximately 485 feet south- 
easterly, shown as Lot "B" of the above-referenced plan 
of land. Said portion of Old Centre Street is bounded 
northerly by Pleasantdale Road by three measurements: 
nine and 46/100 feet on a curve of eighteen and 98/100 
foot radius, four and 60/100 feet, and twenty-nine and 
5/100 on a curve of two hundred four and 55/100 foot 
radius; easterly by southeasterly line of Old Centre 
Street by five measurements: twenty and 67/100 feet, 
forty-four and 35/100 feet, fifty and 45/100 feet, two 
hundred thirty and 60/100 feet, and one hundred nine- 
teen and 1 1/100 feet; southerly by the southwesterly line 
of Old Centre Street by thirty-seven and 82/100 feet; 



westerly by northeasterly line of Old Centre Street by 
four measurements: sixty-nine and 26/100 feet, sixty- 
seven and 35/100 feet on a curve of twenty-one hundred 
sixty and 76/100 foot radius; two hundred fifteen and 
34/100 feet and one hundred forty-seven and 95/100 
feet; containing eighteen thousand five hundred twenty- 
eight square feet, more or less. 

Further, the relevant, discontinued portion of Old 
Centre Street, shown as Lot "A" of the above-referenced 
plan of land, is bounded northerly by the southerly line 
of Centre Street, twenty -one and 25/100 feet; westerly 
by the westerly line of Centre Street, fifty-one and 
25/100 feet; southerly by the northerly line of 
Pleasantdale Road by two measurements, thirty-one and 
6/100 feet on a curve of nineteen and 8/100 foot radius 
and eighteen and 12/100 on a curve of one hundred 
sixty-four and 55/1 00 foot radius; easterly by the east- 
erly line of Old Centre Street as hereby discontinued, 
seventy-seven and 38/100 feet; containing two thousand 
one hundred six square feet, more or less. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the Public Facilities 
Commission can move expeditiously in disposing of 
said surplus property. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, previously having been used as a 
public highway in West Roxbury and subsequently 
having been discontinued as a public highway by the 
City of Boston Public Improvement Commission on 
July 3, 1997, the below-referenced portion of the high- 
way named Old Centre Street is hereby found to be 
surplus within the meaning of St. 1909, c. 486, § 31 B 
(as appearing in St. 1966, c. 642, § 12), and the care, 
custody, management, and control thereof is hereby 
transferred to the Public Facilities Commission. 

The relevant, discontinued portion of Old Centre 
Street is shown on a plan marked "City of Boston Public 
Works Department, Engineering Division, Discontinued 
Plan, Old Centre Street, West Roxbury, December 2, 
1996, Joseph Casazza, Commissioner of Public Works." 
Old Centre Street was discontinued as a public highway 
from Pleasantdale Road, approximately 485 feet south- 
easterly, shown as Lot "B" of the above-referenced plan 
of land. Said portion of Old Centre Street is bounded 
northerly by Pleasantdale Road by three measurements: 
nine and 46/100 feet on a curve of eighteen and 98/100 
foot radius, four and 60/100 feet, and twenty-nine and 
5/100 on a curve of two hundred four and 55/100 foot 
radius; easterly by southeasterly line of Old Centre 
Street by five measurements: twenty and 67/100 feet, 
forty-four and 35/100 feet, fifty and 45/100 feet, two 
hundred thirty and 60/100 feet, and one hundred nine- 
teen and 1 1/100 feet; southerly by the southwesterly line 
of Old Centre Street by thirty-seven and 82/100 feet; 
westerly by northeasterly line of Old Centre Street by 
four measurements: sixty-nine and 26/100 feet, sixty- 
seven and 35/100 feet on a curve of twenty-one hundred 
sixty and 76/100 foot radius; two hundred fifteen and 
34/100 feet and one hundred forty-seven and 95/100 
feet; containing eighteen thousand five hundred twenty- 
eight square feet, more or less. 

Further, the relevant, discontinued portion of Old 
Centre Street, shown as Lot "A" of the above-referenced 
plan of land, is bounded northerly by the southerly line 
of Centre Street, twenty -one and 25/100 feet; westerly 
by the westerly line of Centre Street, fifty-one and 
25/100 feet; southerly by the northerly line of 
Pleasantdale Road by two measurements, thirty-one and 
6/100 feet on a curve of nineteen and 8/100 foot radius 
and eighteen and 12/100 on a curve of one hundred 
sixty-four and 55/100 foot radius; easterly by the east- 
erly line of Old Centre Street as hereby discontinued, 
seventy-seven and 38/100 feet; containing two thousand 
one hundred six square feet, more or less. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 



MAY 3, 2000 



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Development and Transportation. 



ORDER APPROVING ISSUANCE OF TAX-EXEMPT 
BONDS IN PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 
$49,500,000 FROM BOSTON INDUSTRIAL 
DEVELOPMENT FINANCING AUTHORITY 
(BIDFA) FOR PROJECT BY CROSSTOWN 
ASSOCIATES (DOCKET NO. 0615) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 1,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an Order to 
approve the issuance of tax-exempt bond(s) in a princi- 
pal amount not to exceed $49,500,000. The Boston 
Industrial Development Financing Authority (BIDFA)'s 
Board of Directors, acting pursuant to the provisions of 
M.G.L. c. 40D, as amended, adopted a favorable resolu- 
tion with respect to the financing of a mixed-use retail, 
cinema, and parking complex (the "Project") by 
CROSSTOWN ASSOCIATES, LLC (the "Company'). 

It is proposed that the City of Boston authorize the 
following: 1) the construction of the Project, which is to 
be located on approximately 6.7 acres at 20 Hamden 
Street, Boston (Roxbury), Massachusetts 02119, and is 
to include the construction of a twelve-screen movie 
theater, a parking garage to accommodate approxi- 
mately 1 ,300 vehicles, and approximately 80,000 square 
feet of retail space that will be leased to multiple 
retailers; 2) the funding of a debt service reserve fund 
with respect to the bond(s); and 3) the financing of costs 
of issuance by BIDFA. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order as 
expeditiously as possible so that this important Project 
may proceed as described. 

Respectfully, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

BE IT ORDERED THAT: 

Section 1. Declarations. The Council of the City of 
Boston (the "City") declares as follows: 

1.1. The City acting by and through its Industrial 
Development Financing Authority (the "Authority") 
is empowered to assist in the financing of industrial 
development facilities through the issuance of indus- 
trial revenue bonds pursuant to Massachusetts 
General Laws Chapter 40D, as amended (the "Act"). 

1 .2. Crosstown Associates, LLC (the "Borrower") 
has proposed the financing by the City of certain 
industrial development facilities (the "Project") con- 
sisting generally of a mixed use retail, cinema and 
parking complex located at the intersection of 
Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard in 
Roxbury. 

1.3. The Borrower has represented that estimated 
cost of the Project is approximately $54,000,000 and 
has requested the City to issue not more than 
$49,500,000 of industrial revenue bonds under the 
Act to finance the Project. 

1 .4. The Borrower has indicated its willingness to 
finance any costs of the Project in excess of 
$49,500,000. 

1.5. The Authority has approved the Project and 
the estimated cost thereof and has recommended that 
the City finance the Project by bonds issued pursuant 
to the Act. 

1 .6. The financing of the Project under the provi- 
sions of the Act appears feasible. 

1.7. A public hearing relating to the proposed 
issuance of industrial revenue bonds was held on 
April 12, 2000, pursuant to a notice published in the 
Boston Globe on March 27, 2000. 

Section 2. Approval. In accordance with Section 



12(1) of the Act the Council approves the Project, the 
estimated cost thereof and the financing thereof by 
industrial revenue bonds to be issued by the City 
pursuant to the Act. Such bonds shall not constitute a 
general obligation of the City or the Authority nor a 
pledge of the faith and credit of the City or the Authority 
but shall be payable solely from the revenues pledged 
for their payment in accordance with the Act. 

Section 3. Effective Date. This resolution shall take 
effect upon its adoption. 

In City Council 2000 passed. 



Approved by the Mayor 



.,2000 



I, the City Clerk of the City of Boston, 
Massachusetts, certify that at a meeting of the council 

held on , 2000 of which meeting 

all members thereof were duly notified and at which 
a quorum was present, the above order was duly 
passed, and such order was approved by the Mayor on 

, 2000 all of which appears upon 

the official records of the Council in my custody. 

I further certify that the foregoing vote was taken at a 
meeting open to the public, that notice stating the place, 
date and time of the meeting was filed with the City 
Clerk and a copy thereof posted in the office of such 
Clerk or on the principal official bulletin board of the 
City at least 48 hours, including Saturdays but not 
Sundays and legal holidays, prior to the time of the 
meeting and remained so posted at the time of the meet- 
ing, that no deliberations or decision in connection with 
such vote were taken in executive session, and that the 
official record of the meeting was made available to the 
public promptly and remains available to the public, all 
in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws 
Chapter 39, §23B, as amended. 



Date 



2000 



City Clerk 
Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT (PUBLIC 
FACILITIES COMMISSION) TO APPLY FOR. 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND FY00 SHELTER 
PLUS CARE GRANT OF $6,236,520 FROM 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND 
URBAN DEVELOPMENT (DOCKET NO. 
0616) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 1,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval, an Order autho- 
rizing the City of Boston to apply for, accept, and 
expend a Federal Fiscal Year 2000 Shelter Plus Care 
grant in an amount not to exceed $6,236,520 from the 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 
(HUD). 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this order as 
soon as possible so that the City may submit its applica- 
tion to HUD by the May 31, 2000 deadline. 
Respectfully, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Department of Neighborhood Development 
(Public Facilities Department), be, and hereby is. autho- 
rized to apply for a FY2000 Shelter Plus Care grant in 
an amount not to exceed $6,236,520 from the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, and to 
accept and expend said funds in accordance with 
M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, for the purposes for which the 



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funds were granted, and, in connection therewith, to 
execute and deliver such documents as may be required 
by the federal government. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



Talcing. 

Placed on file. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF (PUB- 
LIC FACILITIES COMMISSION) TO APPLY 
FOR, ACCEPT AND EXPEND FEDERAL FY00 
LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARD PROGRAM 
GRANT OF $3,000,000 FROM THE U.S. 
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN 
DEVELOPMENT (DOCKET NO. 0617) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 1,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 
rizing the City of Boston to apply for, accept, and 
expend a Federal FY2000 Lead-Based Paint Hazard 
Program grant in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 
from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
expeditiously as possible so that the City may submit its 
application to the U.S. Department of Housing and 
Urban Development by the May 17, 2000 deadline. 
Respectfully, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Department of Neighborhood Development 
(Public Facilities Department), be and hereby is autho- 
rized to apply to the U.S. Department of Housing and 
Urban Development for a Federal Fiscal Year 2000 
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program grant under 
§§101 l(a-f) of Title X of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1992 (PL. 102-550), as amended, 
in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000, to accept and 
expend said funds in accordance with M.G.L. c. 44, § 
53A, for the purposes for which they are granted, and, in 
connection therewith, to execute and deliver such docu- 
ments as may be required by the U.S. Department of 
Housing and Urban Development. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



JITNEY APPLICATION 
(DOCKET NO. 0618) 

Petition was received from Affordable Shuttle for 
license to operate motor vehicles for the carriage of pas- 
sengers for hire over certain streets in Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



JITNEY APPLICATION 
(DOCKET NO. 0619) 

Petition was received from Fox Bus Lines, Inc. for 
license to operate motor vehicles for the carriage of pas- 
sengers for hire over certain streets in Boston. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED FROM MASSA- 
CHUSETTS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT RE: 
LAYOUT NO. 7586 AND ORDER OF TAKING 
(DOCKET NO. 0620) 

Communication was received from the Massachusetts 
Highway Department re: Layout No. 7586 and Order of 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED FROM MASSA- 
CHUSETTS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT RE: 
LAYOUT NO. 6970 AND ORDER OF TAKING 
(DOCKET NO. 0621) 

Communication was received from the Massachusetts 
Highway Department re: Layout No. 6970 and Order of 
Taking. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS 
TAKEN BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED 
UPON BY CITY COUNCIL AT ITS MARCH 
15, 2000 MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0622) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 1,2000 
To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, I hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of March 15, 2000, viz: 
0427 — Constable's Bond of Robert E. Lee. 
Approved by the Mayor April 4, 2000. 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS MARCH 29, 2000 
MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0623) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 1,2000 

To the City Council. 

Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 

1979, 1 hereby notify you of the following actions taken 

by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 

the City Council at its meeting of March 29, 2000, viz: 

0124 — Order approving a petition for a special law 
regarding public records. 
No action to date. 

0354 — Order authorizing the Office of Community 
Partnerships to accept and expend a grant of 
$475,000 from the Massachusetts Department of 
Education, for the purpose of developing strong 
school and community alliances to strengthen 
opportunities for children during after-school 
hours. 
Approved by the Mayor April 1 0, 2000. 

0356 — Order 'for loan of $2,222,000 for the purpose of 
acquiring land for, constructing and originally 
equipping and furnishing public schoolhouses 
and additions, and for the reconstruction, remod- 
eling of any schoolhouse. 
Approved by the Mayor April 1 0, 2000. 

0389 — Order authorizing the Department of 
Neighborhood Development to apply to the U.S. 
Economic Development Administration (EDA) 
for a Public Works and Economic Development 
AssistanceGrant of $ 1,000,000. 
Approved by the Mayor April 10, 2000. 

0450 — The Constable's Bond of Willie J. Williams. 
Approved by the Mayor April 10, 2000. 



MAY 3, 2000 



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Placed on file. 



Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS 
TAKEN BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED 
UPON BY CITY COUNCIL AT ITS APRIL 5, 
2000 (DOCKET NO. 0624) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 1,2000 
To the City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1 979, 1 hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of April 5, 2000, viz: 
0190 — Ordinance increasing the safety of students on 
school buses. 

Approved by the Mayor April 19, 2000 
0303 — Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $2,886,398 from the 
U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice 
Assistance under the Local Law Enforcement 
Block Grant Program, for the purpose of reducing 
crime and improving public safety through the 
purchase of police equipment. 
Approved by the Mayor April 19, 2000. 
0355 Order approving a supplemental appropriation of 
$1,670,996 for the Suffolk County Sheriff's 
Department for FY00. 
Approved by the Mayor April 19,. 2000. 
0390 — Order authorizing the Police Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $74,137.81 from the 
Attorney General's Office for the purpose of 
restoring a sense of safety to the neighborhood of 
the Dorchester Safe Neighborhood Initiative 
(SNI) by increasing police surveillance activities 
and collaborating with all agencies to reduce 
crime and fear in the SNI area. 
Approved by the Mayor April 19, 2000. 
0450 The Constable's Bond of James E. White. 
Approved by the Mayor April 19, 2000. 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: FILING BY BRA 
OF "SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE 
REPORT AND DECISION ON THE LAND- 
MARK CENTER CHAPTER 121 A PROJECT' 
(DOCKET NO. 0625) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 2, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

In compliance with order passed by your Honorable 
Body December 6, 1976, this is to inform you that the 
following was filed by the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority with the City Clerk on April 27, 2000: 

"Second Amendment to the Report and Decision to 
the Landmark Center Chapter 121 A Project." 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



OF "REPORT AND DECISION ON THE 
APPLICATION BY TWO FINANCIAL CEN- 
TER LLP FOR AUTHORIZATION AND 
APPROVAL OF A PROJECT UNDER CHAP- 
TER 121 A" (DOCKET NO. 0626) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 2, 2000 
To the City Council 
Dear Councillors: 

In compliance with order passed by your Honorable 
Body December 6, 1976, this is to inform you that the 
following was filed by the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority with the City Clerk on April 27, 2000: 

"Report and Decision on the Application by Two 
Financial Center LLP For Authorization and 
Approval of a Project under Chapter 121 A". 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: FILING BY BRA 
OF "SIXTH AMENDMENT TO THE REPORT 
AND DECISION ON THE MISSION MAIN 
REV1TALIZATION CHAPTER 121 A PROJ- 
ECT' (DOCKET NO. 0627) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 2, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

In compliance with order passed by your Honorable 
Body December 6, 1976, this is to inform you that the 
following was filed by the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority with the City Clerk on April 27, 2000: 

"Sixth Amendment to the Report and Decision on 
the Mission Main Revitalization Chapter 121 A 
Project." 

Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED FROM SALLY D. 
GLORA, CITY AUDITOR, TRANSMITTING 
LIST OF FY00 REALLOCATIONS MADE BY 
MAYOR PRIOR TO APRIL 15, 2000 FOR PUR- 
POSE OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS 
(DOCKET NO. 0628) 

Communication was received from Sally D. Glora, 
City Auditor, transmitting the list of FY 00 reallocations 
made by the Mayor prior to April 15, 2000 for the 
purpose of continuing operations. 

Referred to the Committee on Post Audit and 
Oversight. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM BOSTON RETIRE- 
MENT BOARD OF HEARING ON MAY 31, 
2000 RE: FY01 COST OF LIVING 
ALLOWANCE (COLA) (DOCKET NO. 0629) 

Notice was received from the Boston Retirement 
Board of a hearing on May 31, 2000 re: FY01 Cost of 
Living Allowance (COLA). 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: FILING BY BRA 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO HELP COMMUNITIES 



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WITHOUT NON-PROFIT HOUSING PRO- 
GRAMS TO DEVELOP AFFORDABLE HOUS- 
ING (DOCKET NO. 0630) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO, HONAN. KELLY, 
TURNER, YANCEY, FLAHERTY, HENN1GAN, 
ROACHE, CONLEY, FEENEY, ROSS and DAVIS- 
MULLEN offered the following: 

Whereas, Development opportunities abound in the 
City of Boston today; and 

Whereas, Certain neighborhoods in Boston do not 
have entities such as Community Development 
Corporations to develop affordable housing in the 
community; and 

Whereas, The Neighborhood Housing Trust has never 
dedicated money to certain neighborhoods; and 

Whereas, Certain neighborhoods have a distinct 
paucity of available land, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation hold a public hearing 
to examine the above problem and determine what the 
city can do to develop an assistance program that forms 
and supports these neighborhoods. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



relevant officials and interested parties be invited to 
attend and testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO EXAMINE STATUS OF 
DESIGN OF BULFINCH TRIANGLE AS 
CENTRAL ARTERY PROJECT PROGRESSES 
TOWARDS COMPLETION (DOCKET NO. 
0631) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO offered the following: 

Whereas, Residents of the City of Boston have an 
interest and stake in the future development of the 
Bulfinch Triangle as the Central Artery viaduct is 
removed; and 

Whereas, Residents, especially those of local com- 
munities, are unclear as to the development plans of 
parcels 1, 1A, 2, and 2A; and 

Whereas, Residents have questions about the street 
alignment of the area and the accompanying traffic 
impacts; and 

Whereas, There are alternative plans for the Bulfinch 
Triangle Street alignment, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council's Committee on 
Economic Development and Transportation hold a hear- 
ing to examine the status of the design of the Bulfinch 
Triangle as the Central Artery Project progresses 
towards completion, and be it further 

Ordered, That the appropriate personnel from the 
Central Artery Project, Mass. Turnpike Authority, the 
Department of Public Works, the Department of 
Transportation, and the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority be invited to attend 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO REVIEW KNOCKOUT 
OF ASR-9 AT LOGAN AIRPORT (DOCKET 
NO. 0632) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO and MURPHY offered 
the following: 

Whereas, The knockout of the $300,000 ASR-9 
antenna on Saturday, April 22, 2000 by a windstorm, 
caused massive flight cancellations and delays at 
Boston's Logan Airport which needless to say causes a 
tremendously adverse ripple effect to area residents and 
businesses; and 

Whereas, This radar antenna was built to withstand 
hurricane-force winds and failed in wind conditions of 
half that speed; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the appropriate Committee of the 
Boston City Council hold a hearing to review this matter 
and to determine what steps can be taken to prevent this 
kind of equipment failure in the future and that all 



RESOLUTION FOR HEARING TO BE UPDATED 
ON PROGRESS OF TRUANCY PROGRAM 
(DOCKET NO. 0633) 

Councillor MURPHY offered the following: 

Whereas, Truancy has long been an issue of concern 
with the Boston City Council; and 

Whereas, Considerable effort has been put into 
addressing the problem by the Mayor, the City Council, 
the School Department, parents and many others, result- 
ing in a truancy initiative that was implemented in 
September of 1998; and 

Whereas, Afternoon walks to downtown crossing and 
other areas give reason to believe that this issue has not 
been curbed; and 

Whereas, The Boston Globe recently reported on the 
continuing truancy problems ongoing in the City of 
Boston; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the appropriate committee of the 
Boston City Council hold a hearing to be updated on the 
progress of the Truancy Program and any revised or new 
initiatives or feedback resulting from our efforts; and be 
it further 

Resolved, That Superintendent Thomas Payzant be 
invited to report on this matter and that interested 
members of the public be invited to attend and give 
testimony. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDER THAT RULE 27 OF CITY COUNCIL RULES 
BE SUSPENDED IN ORDER THAT COMMIT- 
TEE ON WAYS AND MEANS MAY CON- 
DUCT MEETINGS ON WEDNESDAYS FOR 
DURATION OF FY01 BUDGET HEARINGS 
(DOCKET NO. 0634) 

Councillor HENNIGAN offered the following: 

Ordered, That Rule 27 of the City Council Rules be 
suspended in order that the Committee on Ways & 
Means may conduct meetings on Wednesdays for the 
duration of the Fiscal Year 2001 budget hearings. 

The Chair offered the following correction for Docket 
No. 0634: 

Ordered, That Rule 33 of the City Council Rules be 
suspended in order that the Committee on Ways & 
Means may conduct meetings on Wednesdays for the 
duration of the Fiscal Year 2001 budget hearings. 

The rules were suspended; the order, as amended, 
was passed. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO ASSESS PROBLEM OF 
USE OF ECSTASY AND OTHER CLUB 
DRUGS WITHIN CITY AND WHAT MEA- 
SURES ARE BEING TAKEN TO COMBAT IT 
(DOCKET NO. 0635) 

Councillors HONAN, MURPHY and HENNIGAN 
offered the following: 

Whereas, The National Institute for Drug Abuse has 
reported an increase in the use of Ecstasy and other 
"club drugs" in every major city and among high school 
students; and 

Whereas, The NIDA has announced it will spend $54 
million on Ecstasy research this year; and 

Whereas, U.S. Customs expects to seize at least 8 
million tablets of Ecstasy by the end of the year; and 

Whereas, Studies done at Duke University and Johns 
Hopkins University have demonstrated long-term health 
implications from the use of Ecstasy; and 



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Whereas, Use of Ecstasy can result in sedation, coma, 
and even death in cases of overdose; and 

Whereas, Boston, with its many college students and 
active dance club scene, is a prime destination for 
designer drugs; and 

Whereas, Last month Federal and local agents 
arrested two men in Boston and Brookline on charges of 
conspiracy to import 172,000 Ecstasy pills with a street 
value of $4 million; and 

Whereas, Recent incidents of overdose in Boston 
clubs have called attention to its ease of access; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, The City Council conduct a public hearing 
to assess the prevalence of the problem within the city 
and what measures are being taken to combat it; and be 
it further 

Ordered, That representatives of the Boston Police 
Department, Drug Enforcement Agency, Licensing 
Board, Public Health Commission and other interested 
parties be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO ADDRESS CITY'S 
CURRENT MECHANISMS IN PLACE TO 
ADMINISTER AND MONITOR PILOT 
AGREEMENTS (DOCKET NO. 0636) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO, MURPHY, HENNI- 
GAN, HONAN, ROACHE, TURNER, CONLEY, 
ROSS, YANCEY and KELLY offered the following: 

Whereas, Boston continues to face a severe housing 
shortage, where the scarcity of affordable housing has 
become the unfortunate downside to the city's thriving 
economy; and 

Whereas, The city continues to look for creative ways 
to make up for the lack of new federal housing 
initiatives and for the first time will contribute its own 
revenue toward the production and maintenance of 
affordable housing; and 

Whereas, Future revenue streams cannot support such 
initiatives in the long run particularly when property tax, 
the city's single largest revenue source, is capped by 
legislation; and 

Whereas, More than 50% of the city's land area is 
tax-exempt, and while these non-profit tax-exempt 
institutions sign payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) agree- 
ments, appreciation in market values are causing many 
property owners to experience increased property tax 
bills; and 

Whereas, Although PILOTs are strictly voluntary and 
made on a case by case basis, many of the city's non- 
profit institutions are building or expanding and it is not 
clear how these agreements incorporate that growth or 
any other changes in the economic environment; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation hold a public hearing 
to address the city's current mechanisms in place to 
administer and monitor PILOT agreements and that 
members of the Assessing Department and the BRA be 
invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Post Audit and 
Oversight. 



ORDER FOR HEARING RE: 
TEEN CURFEW (DOCKET NO. 0637) 

Councillors KELLY, MURPHY, ROACHE, SCA- 
PICCHIO and DAVIS-MULLEN offered the following: 

Whereas, Incidents of youth crime and vandalism 
occur mostly during evening hours; and 

Whereas, Different cities across the United States 
have addressed this issue by means of carefully drawn 
youth curfew ordinances; and 

Whereas, There has been continued interest by some 
parents for a curfew ordinance in the city of Boston; 



therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing into the matter of teen curfews, and that 
representatives of the Mayor's Office, the Boston Police 
Department, and the city's Law Department be invited 
to attend to answer question about teen crimes and the 
hours, outside of school hours, when most teen crime is 
committed; and be it further 

Ordered, That the City Council determine whether a 
new city ordinance or a clearly defined executive order 
governing public safety would be the most appropriate 
vehicle for such a measure. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER FOR HEARING RE: 
NEW FENWAY PARK (DOCKET NO. 0638) 

Councillors KELLY, ROSS, MURPHY, ROACHE, 
DAVIS-MULLEN, FLAHERTY, SCAPICCHIO, 
CONLEY, HENNIGAN, HONAN and FEENEY 
offered the following: 

Whereas, The Red Sox have expressed an interest in 
building a new stadium; and 

Whereas, Considerable public discussion has been 
generated on whether a new stadium should be built, or 
whether the existing stadium should be renovated; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing into the matter of Fenway Park, and that 
representatives of the mayor's office, Boston Police 
Department, BRA, the Fenway neighborhood, and other 
concerned citizens be invited to attend. 

Councillor CONLEY moved that the order be 
amended by deleting the words "Police Department" in 
the third paragraph, third line, and substituting the 
words "Red Sox" which was admittedly a typographical 
error. 

The motion was carried. 

The order, as amended, was referred to the 
Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation. 



ORDER FOR HEARING ON ISSUE OF PUBLISH- 
ING PHOTOGRAPHS OF INDIVIDUALS 
ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF DRUGS 
(DOCKET NO. 0639) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Whereas, In 1998 and 1999 the Boston City Council 
held hearings on the issue of broadcasting the 
photographs of those individuals arrested for possession 
or distribution of illegal drugs on cable TV; and 

Whereas, In response to these hearings Attorney 
Mary Jo Harris of the Boston Police Department 
notified the City Council that the Criminal History 
Systems Board, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
permits the city to release such information, "if the 
photograph and identifying data are taken as a result of 
a Boston Police Department: 1 ) arrest for which prose- 
cution is pending; or 2) pending criminal investigation"; 
and 

Whereas, In response to this notification the Boston 
Police Department requested an opinion from the 
District Attorney on this matter and the District Attorney 
raised some issues about disclosure of said information; 
and 

Whereas, It was and is the belief of the City Council 
that exposure of those arrested for possession and 
distribution of drugs will have a deterrent effect on those 
who may be experimenting with and/or dealing in drugs, 
and will also serve as a way of notifying residents of 
those in their neighborhood who are selling and using 
drugs; and 

Whereas, Cable television is prepared to implement 
the program with the cooperation of the Boston Police 
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Ordered, that the Boston City Council conduct a pub- 
lic hearing and invite representatives of the District 
Attorney's Office, the Boston Police Department and 
Cable TV to attend for the purpose of ironing out any 
concerns that may continue to exist and stand in the way 
of the city adopting this important program. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $57,000,000 FOR PLAN- 
NING, DESIGNING, ACQUIRING LAND FOR, 
CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGINALLY EQUIP- 
PING STRUCTURES AND FACILITIES AND 
REMODELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR 
MAKING MAJOR ALTERATIONS, ADDI- 
TIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS TO EXISTING 
FACILITIES INCLUDING ORIGINAL EQUIP- 
MENT AND LANDSCAPING INCLUDING 
PLANTING OF SHADE TREES, PAVING AND 
OTHER SITE IMPROVEMENTS INCIDENTAL 
OR DIRECTLY RELATED TO SUCH REMOD- 
ELING, RECONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR FOR 
PURPOSES OF SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0640) 

Councillor YANCEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That the sum of $57,000,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for projects which may become 
approved school projects within the meaning of Chapter 
645 of the Acts of 1948, as amended, including the plan- 
ning, designing, acquiring land for, constructing and 
originally equipping structures and facilities and for 
remodeling, reconstructing, or making major alter- 
ations, additions and major repairs to existing facilities 
including original equipment and landscaping, includ- 
ing the planting of shade trees, paving and other site 
improvements incidental or directly related to such 
remodeling, reconstruction or repair for the purposes of 
the School Department; and that to meet said appropri- 
ation the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is autho- 
rized under the provisions of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 
1966, as amended, or under the provisions of Clauses 
(3) and/or (3A) of Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the 
General Laws, to issue from time to time, on request of 
the Mayor, bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness 
of the City up to said amount, provided that the appro- 
priation authorized by expended only for a high school 
in Mattapan. 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating James J. 
Duffy, Inc. (Docket No. 0641); congratulating Detective 



Jack Pierce (Docket No. 0642); congratulating Ryan 
Godfrey (Docket No. 0643); congratulating Candace 
Griffin (Docket No. 0644); congratulating Manuela 
Estevez (Docket No. 0645); congratulating Lois Maher 
(Docket No. 0646); congratulating the Bunker Hill 
Associates (Docket No. 0647); congratulating Doug 
MacDonald (Docket No. 0648). 

Councillor Feeney: Commending Vietnamese 
Community in Massachusetts (Docket No. 0649); con- 
gratulating Francis Matt (Docket No. 0650); congratu- 
lating Jimmy O'Shea (Docket N o. 0651). 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Ernest Desroches 
(Docket No. 0652); congratulating Ahmed Mubarak 
Abdullbad (Docket No. 0653); congratulating Dr. Cal 
Whitworth (Docket No. 0654); congratulating Gayle 
Taylor-Sutton (Docket No. 0655); congratulating Rev. 
Frank E. Kelley (Docket No. 0656); congratulating 
Amelia Edwards (Docket No. 0657); congratulating 
Rev. Cheng Imm Tan (Docket No. 0658); congratulating 
Police Officer Ernest Desroches (Docket No. 0659). 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating Dorchester Youth 
Hockey Midget "As" (Docket No. 0660). 

Councillor Ross: Congratulating four persons on 
completing the Steps the to Future Program (Docket No. 
0661). 

Councillors Turner and Yancey: Congratulating 
Malcolm Wynn (Docket No. 0662); congratulating John 
Thomas, Athletic Director and Olympian (Docket No. 
0663); congratulating the Association of Black Social 
Workers, Boston Chapter (Docket No. 0664); congratu- 
lating the Roxbury Community College Tigers (Docket 
No. 0665). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, one 
late-filed matter would be added to the Consent Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matter was 
added: 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating John J. Burchill 
(Docket No. 0666). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR ROSS 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
ROSS wanted to adjourn today in memory of the six 
million Jews and five million other Holocaust victims. 



Adjourned at 2:10 p.m. on motion of Councillor 
ROSS in memory of the six million Jews and five 
million other victims of the Holocaust to meet on 
Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 12:00 noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



CITY OF BOSTON • GRAPHIC ARTS DEPARTMENT ®^|^3i 



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Proceedings of City Council 



May 10,2000 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:10 p.m., President KELLY in the chair and all 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Former City Councillor Gareth Saunders delivered 
the invocation and the meeting was opened with the 
pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR ROSS 

Councillor Ross presented the MIS Department of 
City Hall with resolutions for their recent success in 
stopping the "I LOVE YOU" bug that destroyed most of 
the nation"s computers last week. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING SHERIFF OF SUFFOLK 
COUNTY TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND $50,000 
FROM COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHU- 
SETTS, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 
BUREAU OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE 
CONTROL AND CENTER FOR DISEASE 
CONTROL FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF 
SYPHILIS ELIMINATION PROGRAM 
(DOCKET NO. 0667) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 8, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 
rizing the Sheriff of Suffolk County to accept and 
expend an award in the amount of $50,000 for the 
implementation of a Syphilis Elimination Program for 
the period of July 1, 1999, through June 30, 2002. This 
grant is made available by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Department of Public Health, Bureau of 
Communicable Disease Control, and the Center for 
Disease Control. 

1 urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that the Sheriff may accept the 
funds expeditiously and expend them for the purpose for 
which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the Sheriff of Suffolk County, acting 
on behalf of the County of Suffolk, be and hereby is 
authorized to accept and expend, an amount not to 
exceed $50,000 for the implementation of a Syphilis 
Elim.nation Project Program at the Suffolk County 
Sheri T 's Department for the period July 1 , 1999 through 
June 30, 2002. These funds are made available to the 
County through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Department of Public Health Bureau of Communicable 
Disease Control and the Center for Disease Control. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINT- 
MENTS OF CONSTABLES AUTHORIZED 
FOR TERM EXPIRING APRIL 30, 2001 
(DOCKET NO. 0668) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 8, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

Subject to confirmation by your Honorable Body, I 
hereby appoint the following-named people on the 
attached order as Constables of the City of Boston, 
authorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond, for 
the period commencing May 1, 2000 and ending April 
30,2001. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the appointment of the following- 
named people as Constables of the City of Boston 
authorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond for 
the period commencing May 1, 2000 and ending April 
30, 2001 be and the same hereby is approved. 

The following recommendations for approval are 
renewal applicants. 

Allston, Carroll R., 72 Waumbeck St., Dorchester 
02121 

Beggan, John J., 482 East Eighth St., South Boston 
02127 

Consolo, John C, 262 East Eagle St., East Boston 
02128 

De los Santos, Juan, 1162 Morton St., Mattapan 
02126 

Ford, Robert M„ 135 Elmer Rd., Dorchester 02124 

Joyner, Derick, 565 River St., #3 Mattapan 02126 

Lee, Robert E., 470 East Eighth St., South Boston 
02127 

Manganello, Brian, 237 Marion St., East Boston 
02128 

Manganello, Vincent, 237 Marion St., East Boston 
02128 

Mathieson, Jeffrey P., 300 Sumner St., East Boston 
02128 

Mayo, Francis X., 518 East Eighth St., South Boston 
02127 

Morceau, Andrew, 44 Mt. Vernon St., Charlestown 
02129 

Neves, Lawrence, 50 Island View Place, Boston 
02125 

Reardon, Bryan W., 74 Litchfield St., Brighton 02135 

Souto, Maria C, 3 Dana Avenue, Hyde Park 02136 

Suozzo, Wilfred P., 186 Leyden St., East Boston 
02128 

Witten, Edward J, 18 Parkside Drive, Jamaica Plain 
02130- 

Refcrred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINT- 
MENTS OF CONSTABLES AUTHORIZED TO 
SERVE CIVIL PROCESS UPON FILING OF 
BOND FOR TERM EXPIRING APRIL 30, 2001 
(DOCKET NO 0669) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 8, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

Subject to confirmation by your Honorable Body. I 
hereby appoint the following-named people on the 
attached order as Constables of the City of Boston, 
authorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond, for 



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the period commencing May 1 , 2000 and ending April 
30,2001. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the appointment of the following- 
named people as Constables of the City of Boston 
authorized to serve civil process upon filing of bond for 
the period commencing May 1 , 2000 and ending April 
30, 2001 be and the same hereby is approved. 

The following recommendations for approval are new 
applicants. 

Bailey, Trevor C, 7 Everton St., Dorchester 02121 
Conway, Daniel J., 42 Cedar St., Dorchester 02124 
Forman, Michael A., 19 Merrill St., Dorchester 02121 
McCarthy, James J., 4292 Washington St., Roslindale 
02131 
Tyszkowski, Robert, 780 Boylston St., Boston 02199 
Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



within a reasonable time period after any evidentiary or 
investigatory need for the weapon has ceased. 

The report was accepted; the order in the new draft 
was passed. 



APPROVAL OF CONSTABLES' BONDS 
(DOCKET NO. 0670) 

The Constables' Bonds of the following having been 
duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, was received 
and approved: 

Raymond R. Phoenix. 



REPORT ON ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR 
SPECIAL LAW RE DESTRUCTION OF 
FIREARMS (DOCKET NO. 0584) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0584, order approving a petition for 
a special law re: destruction of firearms (referred April 
26) — recommending passage of the order in the 
following new draft: 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy, of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under Clause (1) of Section 
eight of Article two, as amended, of the Amendments to 
the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
precisely as follows, except for clerical or editorial 
changes of form only: 

Petition for a Special Law re: 

The Destruction of Firearms in the City of Boston 

Whereas, Firearms and other similar weapons, when 
used for illegal or other inappropriate purposes, pose a 
significant danger to the public good; and 

Whereas, The marketplace is flooded by such 
weapons because of illegal sales or sales through 
unregulated markets; therefore the purpose of the 
following bill is to decrease the number of weapons 
entering the illegal and/or unregulated marketplace. 

Section 1. (a) The terms "Firearm", "Rifle", 
"Shotgun", "Sawed-off shotgun", "Machine gun", 
"Assault weapon", and "Weapon" shall have the same 
meaning as is applied in M.G.L. c.140, s.121. 

(b) The term "Destroyed" shall mean to render the 
weapon useless or ineffective for its intended purpose. 

Section 2. The police commissioner of the City of 
Boston shall cause all firearms, rifles, shotguns, sawed- 
off shotguns, machine guns, assault weapons and 
weapons, as defined above, brought into his/her custody 
through confiscation, gun buy-back programs or other- 
wise turned into the police department, to be destroyed. 

Section 3. Such weapons that were purchased for use 
by the police department, but are no longer in use, shall 
be destroyed. 

Section 4. The police commissioner shall administer 
this special law, provided that a weapon(s) is destroyed 



Docket Nos. 0275, 0276 and 0317 were withdrawn 
and referred back to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER FOR HEARING IN ORDER TO MAKE 
COMMENTS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION 
REGARDING WIRELESS CELL TOWER 
SITINGS (DOCKET NO. 0671) 

Councillors CONLEY, KELLY, FEENEY, HENNI- 
GAN, HONAN, MURPHY, ROACHE, TURNER, 
SCAPICCHIO, DAVIS-MULLEN, FLAHERTY and 
YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, The Massachusetts Municipal Association, 
The Conservation Law Foundation and the wireless 
telecommunications industry formed the Wireless 
Collaborative; and 

Whereas, The collaborative was formed to reach an 
agreement on state legislation regarding wireless cell 
tower sitings; and 

Whereas, An agreement was reached, and the legisla- 
tion that the Wireless Collaborative is proposing would 
maintain local authority over siting requests; and 

Whereas, Without said legislation, the state would be 
able to review and overturn local decisions regarding 
wireless sitings; and 

Whereas, The Massachusetts Municipal Association 
is expecting local officials to comment on the proposed 
legislation before it is submitted to the state legislature; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council hold a hearing 
in order to make comments regarding the proposed 
legislation, and to ascertain the administration's stance 
on said legislation. 

Referred to the Committee on Information 
Technology. 



RESOLUTION THAT TRUST FOR CITY HALL 
PLAZA PURSUE ESTABLISHMENT OF 
SPEAKERS CORNER WHERE RESIDENTS 
AND VISITORS CAN ASSEMBLE TO EXER- 
CISE THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS 
TO FREE SPEECH (DOCKET NO. 0672) 

Councillors ROSS, KELLY, TURNER, CONLEY, 
DAVIS-MULLEN, FEENEY, HENNIGAN, HONAN, 
MURPHY, ROACHE, SCAPICCHIO and YANCEY 
offered the following: 

Whereas, This country is blessed to have as its First 
Amendment to the Constitution the Freedom of Speech; 
and 

Whereas, Cities throughout the world have adopted 
means of celebrating their freedom of speech; and 

Whereas, In Hyde Park, England, there exists within 
a village plaza a place known as "Speakers Corner" 
where people come to debate and speak about any and 
all issues; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston is in a unique opportu- 
nity to redesign City Hall Plaza to include a variety of 
civic uses; therefore be it 

Resolved, The Trust for City Hall Plaza pursue the 
establishment of a Speakers Corner where residents and 
visitors can assemble to exercise their First Amendment 
rights to free speech. 

On motion of President KELLY, the resolution was 
adopted. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO SOLICIT TESTIMONY 
FROM OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR 
ADMINISTRATION OF CITY'S LINKED 



MAY 10, 2000 



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DEPOSIT PROGRAM AND FOR THE 

INVESTMENT OF CITY FUNDS IN AREA 
BANKS, THRIFTS AND OTHER FINANCIAL 
INSTITUTIONS (DOCKET NO. 0673) 

Councillors FLAHERTY, FEENEY, HONAN, 
HENNIGAN, SCAPICCHIO, ROACHE, TURNER, 
CONLEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, MURPHY and ROSS 
offered the following: 

Whereas, The Community Reinvestment Act (the 
"CRA") was passed by Congress in 1 977 to encourage 
financial institutions to help meet the credit needs of the 
communities they serve, to promote safe and sound 
lending practices, and to provide responsible retail 
banking and community development services; and 

Whereas, Federal and state regulators — through the 
Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the 
Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks — monitor the 
performance of banks and thrifts in fulfilling their CRA 
obligations; and 

Whereas, A 1990 amendment to the CRA requires 
that CRA ratings be made public, and that each bank or 
thrift must maintain a public file that contains the public 
section of its most recent CRA performance review, a 
list of its services and branches, written comments from 
the public, and certain other information; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston (the "City") maintains a 
Linked Deposit program that requires the City to invest 
funds available for investment in financial institutions 
that are responsive to the credit and banking needs of 
Boston's neighborhoods, with particular concerns 
including the availability of construction and mortgage 
loans for affordable housing in every neighborhood, the 
promotion of public policy goals such 'as community 
reinvestment, affirmative marketing and non-discrimi- 
natory lending policies, and the provision of banking 
services to smaller, neighborhood-based businesses; and 

Whereas, The federal Financial Services 
Modernization Act (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999), 
recent bank mergers, and the rapidly changing financial 
services marketplace, raise questions about the CRAs; 
and the Linked Deposit Program's responsiveness to the 
credit and community development needs of low- and 
moderate-income residents of Boston; and 

Whereas, The City has not produced since 1995 a 
public report detailing its investment performance 
within the spirit of the CRA and the context of the 
Linked Deposit program; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing to solicit testimony from officials respon- 
sible for the administration of the City's Linked Deposit 
Program and for the investment of City funds in area 
banks, thrifts and other financial institutions, in order to 
assess the City's success in promoting and adhering to a 
community standard for the investment of City funds, 
and that other appropriate parties, including state and 
federal bank regulators, and representatives of area 
banks, thrifts and other financial institutions, also be 
invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Banking and 
Community Investment. 



ORDER.R FOR HEARING TO EXPLORE WILLING- 
NESS OF AREA MUSEUMS, ART GAL- 
LERIES, HISTORIC PARKS AND SITES TO 
WORK COOPERATIVELY TOWARD ESTAB- 
LISHMENT OF BOSTON MUSEUM PASS 
(DOCKET NO. 0674) 

Councillor FLAHERTY offered the following: 
Whereas, The arts are an integral part of America's 
and Boston's cultural heritage, encouraging us to gain a 
deeper understanding of ourselves and of our society, 
while reminding us of the values and commitments that 
unite us as a country; and 



Whereas, It is in the best interest of the public welfare 
to encourage the broadest possible exposure to the arts; 
and 

Whereas, The City of Boston justifiably prides itself 
as an American center of art, culture, history and 
society, and the Boston area is home to scores of 
nationally- and internationally-renowned museums, art 
galleries, historic parks and historic sites; and 

Whereas, Many other major cities across the country 
and around the world have in place highly successful 
Museum Pass programs that enable and encourage pass 
holders to visit any participating museums, galleries and 
sites, bypassing lines, for only the relatively low cost of 
the pass itself; and 

Whereas, Boston has no comparable city-sponsored 
Museum Pass program; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
hearing to explore the willingness of Boston area 
museums, art galleries, historic parks and historic sites 
to work cooperatively toward the establishment of a 
Boston Museum Pass, and that appropriate representa- 
tives of the foregoing, as well as representatives of the 
Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, be invited to attend 
and testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Arts and 
Humanities. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO DISCUSS DRAFTING 
AND SUBMITTING LEGISLATION THAT 
WOULD REDUCE AGE OF "SENIOR" 
EXEMPTION FROM AGE 70 TO AGE 60 
(DOCKET NO. 0675) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, ROACHE, HENNI- 
GAN, FEENEY, CONLEY, FLAHERTY, KELLY, 
HONAN, MURPHY, SCAPICCHIO, YANCEY, 
TURNER and ROSS offered the following: 

Whereas, Persons over the age of 70 are eligible for 
the "senior" residential exemption, ranging from $500 
to $ 1 ,000, depending on income eligibility, and 

Whereas, Some Boston residents retire and live on 
fixed incomes at an age younger than 70, but are not 
eligible or allowed to claim the city's "senior" exemp- 
tion because they have not reached the age of 70, there- 
fore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing to discuss drafting and submitting legis- 
lation that would reduce the age of the "senior" exemp- 
tion from age 70 to age 60. 

Referred to the Committees on Elderly and 
Government Operations. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO EXAMINE INCOME 
REQUIREMENTS FOR HOMEOWNERS WHO 
QUALIFY FOR "SENIOR" RESIDENTIAL 
EXEMPTIONS AND DISCUSS DRAFTING 
LEGISLATION THAT WOULD INCREASE 
RESIDENTIAL EXEMPTION AMOUNT FOR 
HOMEOWNERS "CLASSIFIED" AS QUALI- 
FYING FOR "SENIOR" RESIDENTIAL 
EXEMPTION (DOCKET NO. 0676) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, ROACHE, HENNI- 
GAN, FEENEY, CONLEY, FLAHERTY, KELLY, 
HONAN, MURPHY, SCAPICCHIO, YANCEY. 
TURNER and ROSS offered the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston currently provides a 
"senior" residential exemption for persons over the age 
of 70 ranging in the amount of $500 to $ 1 ,000, depend- 
ing on the residents income eligibility, and 

Whereas, Most retired persons, seniors and persons 
over the age of 70 are on a fixed income and deserve to 
be eligible for the "senior" exemption, and 

Whereas. Real estate assessments for most homeown- 



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ers have increased and are scheduled to increase across 
Boston, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing to a.) examine the income requirements 
for homeowners who qualify for the "senior" residential 
exemptions and b.) discuss drafting legislation that 
would increase the residential exemption amount for 
homeowners "classified" as qualifying for the "senior" 
residential exemption 

Referred to the Committees on Elderly and 
Government Operations. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO DISCUSS DRAFTING 
AND CREATING LEGISLATION IN FORM OF 
HOME RULE PETITION THAT WOULD 
ALLOW CITY TO INCREASE RESIDENTIAL 
EXEMPTION RATE FOR OWNERS/OCCU- 
PIERS OF LAND IN CITY (DOCKET NO. 
0677) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, ROACHE, HENNI- 
GAN, FEENEY, CONLEY, FLAHERTY, KELLY, 
HONAN, MURPHY, SCAPICCHIO, YANCEY, 
TURNER and ROSS offered the following: 

Whereas, Residential exemptions in the City of 
Boston are based on a set percentage of the total prop- 
erty value of all residential property in the city of 
Boston, and 

Whereas, This rate is set at approximately 10-12% of 
total property value in Boston, resulting in approxi- 
mately $500 in tax savings for owner/occupiers of resi- 
dential property in Boston, and 

Whereas, The legislature sets this figure for certain 
cities and towns, the City of Boston being included, 
therefore be it 

Ordered, The City Council conduct a public hearing 
to discuss drafting and creating legislation in the form of 
a home rule petition that would allow the City of Boston 
to increase the residential exemption rate for 
owners/occupiers of land in the City of Boston 

Referred to the Committees on Elderly and 
Government Operations. 



ORDER THAT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT 
OPERATIONS HOLD HEARING TO DISCUSS 
POSSIBILITY OF AMENDING G.L. CHAP- 
TER 59, SECTION 5, CLAUSE 41A, TAX 
DEFERRAL FOR HOMEOWNERS OVER AGE 
OF 65 (DOCKET NO. 0229) 

The Chair called Docket No. 0229 and referred it to 
the Committees on Elderly and Government Operations 
along with the preceding three dockets. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO GET UPDATE ON 
AGENDA THAT ADMINISTRATION WILL 
UNDERTAKE TO STEER AFFORDABLE 
HOUSING POLICY IN CITY (DOCKET NO. 
0678) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO, HENNIGAN, MUR- 
PHY, ROSS, CONLEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, FEENEY, 
ROACHE, HONAN, KELLY and FLAHERTY offered 
the following: 

Whereas, The Mayor stated in his State of the City 
address that he would ask the Council to set aside one- 
third of the city's surplus property fund or roughly $13 
million in new city funds, in addition to the money 
raised from the sale of the old Berkeley Street police 
headquarters, and put that money to work on homes that 
working people can afford; and 

Whereas, While the former police headquarters sale 
has not yet been finalized, the surplus property fund 
does include monies that could fund an effort to create 
housing in the short-term: and 



Whereas, Although the Council fully understands the 
difficult task of formalizing a comprehensive plan that 
comports with and does not retard the natural forces of 
the marketplace, the pace of change in our neighbor- 
hoods is pressuring us to move the affordable housing 
crisis from discussion to action; and 

Whereas, The Council has yet to see even a prelimi- 
nary plan of housing initiatives, whether it be new 
construction, creative use of tax credits or efforts to 
preserve affordability in buildings that lose federal 
subsidiaries; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council hold a public hearing 
to get an update on the Administration's agenda that the 
city will undertake to steer affordable housing policy in 
the city and that members of the Administration and 
other interested parties be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW RE: CITIES AND TOWNS: PURPOSES 
FOR BORROWING MONEY WITHIN DEBT 
LIMIT (DOCKET NO. 0679) 

Councillor HENNIGAN offered the following: 
Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under Clause (1) of Section 
eight of Article two, as amended, of the Amendments to 
the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
precisely as follows, except for clerical or editorial 
changes of form only: 

Section 1 . Purpose: The purpose of this bill is to give 
the City of Boston the authority to incur debt in order to 
address the housing needs of low- and moderate-income 
people. 

Section 2. Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the 
Massachusetts General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after clause (31) the following clause: 

(32) In Boston, for the original construction or 
remodeling of housing units including acquiring land 
therefor and other incidental costs to such construc- 
tion, provided that original construction does not 
exceed six units per structure, not to exceed twenty 
years. 
Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $97,745,000 
FOR SCHOOL DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0446) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0446 
from the Assignment Sheet. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

Councillor YANCEY moved that the loan of 
$97,745,000 be reduced to $41,000,000. 

The motion was not carried; yeas 2, nays 10, present 
1: 

Yeas — Councillors Turner, Yancey — 2. 

Nays — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio — -10. 

Present — Councillor Roache — 1 . 

The order received its second reading and final 
passage; yeas 1 1 , nays 1 , present 1 : 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Roache, 
Ross, Scapicchio - 1 1. 

Nays — Councillor Yancey — 1 . 

Present — Councillor Turner — 1 . 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, one 
late-filed matter would be added to the Agenda. 



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No objection being heard, the following matter was 

added: 

ORDER REQUESTING CERTAIN INFORMATION 
UNDER SECTION 17F RE: BOSTON HOUS- 
ING AUTHORITY (DOCKET NO. 0689) 

Ordered, That under the provisions of Section 17F of 
Chapter 452 of the Acts of 1948, as amended, and under 
any other applicable provision of law, His Honor, the 
Mayor, be and hereby is, requested to obtain and deliver 
to the City Council, within one week of the receipt 
hereof, the following information: 

1) Is there a Boston Housing Authority (BHA) pol- 
icy^) currently in place to alleviate the affordable hous- 
ing crisis in Boston? 

2) Has the BHA ever issued bonds for housing pur- 
poses, whether for construction or repair? 

3) If the answer to the preceding question is yes, 
when was the last issuance, what was the dollar amount 
and for what length of time were the bonds issued? 

4) Is the BHA seeking other monies, whether from 
the state or federal government, for the purpose of 
upgrading empty units to livable conditions? 

The rules were suspended; the order was passed. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR HONAN 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
HONAN asked that when we adjourn today, we do so in 
memory of Patrick O'Brien from Brighton. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR FEENEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
FEENEY wanted also to adjourn today in memory of a 
Dorchester resident, Joe Langis. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Honan: Congratulating Phil Weiner 
(Docket No. 0680). 

Councillor Scapicchio: Declaring May 20, 2000 
(Docket No. 0681). 

Councillors Turner and Yancey: Congratulating 
Carson Ford (Docket No. 0682); congratulating Jessica 
Gonzalvez (Docket No. 0683); congratulating John 
Jackson (Docket No. 0684); honoring and declaring 
May 1 1 , 2000 (Docket No. 0685). 

Councillor Flaherty: Congratulating Home for Little 
Wanderers (Docket No. 0686); congratulating Ronald 
Kelner (Docket No. 0687). 

Councillor Ross: Recognizing MIS Department 
(Docket No. 0688). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, 
three late-filed matters would be added to the Consent 
Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

Councillors Turner and Yancey: Congratulating 
Nicole Johnson (Docket No. 0690); congratulating 
Senator Edward W. Brooke III (Docket No. 0691); 
congratulating Kenneth Quickel, Jr., M.D. (Docket No. 
0692). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



Adjourned at 1:20 p.m. on motion of President 
KELLY in memory of Patrick O'Brien and Joe Langis 
to meet on Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 12:00 noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday. May 17, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber. City Hall, at 
12:20 p.m., President KELLY in the Chair and all 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Pastor Carl D. Jefferson, New Covenant Christian 
Church International, delivered the invocation and the 
meeting was opened with the pledge of allegiance to the 
flag. 



LOAN ORDER OF $833,250 FOR PLANNING. 
DESIGNING, ACQUIRING LAND FOR, CON- 
STRUCTION AND ORIGINALLY EQUIPPING 
STRUCTURES AND FACILITIES AND FOR 
REMODELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR 
MAKING MAJOR ALTERATIONS, ADDI- 
TIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS TO EXISTING 
FACILITIES INCLUDING ORIGINAL EQUIP- 
MENT AND LANDSCAPING INCLUDING 
PLANTING OF SHADE TREES, PAVING AND 
OTHER SITE IMPROVEMENTS INCIDENTAL 
OR DIRECTLY RELATED TO SUCH RE- 
MODELING, RECONSTRUCTION OR 
REPAIR FOR PURPOSES OF SCHOOL 
DEPARTMENT-(DOCKET NO. 0693) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 15,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
Order in the amount of $833,250 for the planning, 
designing, acquiring land for, constructing and origi- 
nally equipping structures and facilities and for re- 
modeling, reconstructing, or making major alterations, 
additions and major repairs to existing facilities includ- 
ing original equipment and landscaping, including the 
planting of shade trees, paving and other site improve- 
ments incidental or directly related to such remodeling, 
reconstruction, or repair for the purposes of the School 
Department. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $833,250 be, and hereby is, 
appropriated for projects which may become approved 
school projects within the meaning of Chapter 645 of 
the Acts of 1948, as amended, including the planning, 
designing, acquiring land for, constructing and origi- 
nally equipping structures and facilities and for remod- 
eling, reconstructing, or making major alterations, addi- 
tions and major repairs to existing facilities including 
original equipment and landscaping, including the 
planting of shade trees, paving and other site improve- 
ments incidental or directly related to such remodeling, 
reconstruction or repair for the purposes of the School 
Department; and that to meet said appropriation the 
Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized under 
the provisions of Section 8 of Chapter 645 of the Acts of 
1948, as amended, or under the provisions of Chapter 



642 of the Acts of 1966, as amended, or under the pro- 
visions of Clauses (3) and/or (3A) of Section 7 of 
Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue from time to 
time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certifi- 
cates of indebtedness of the City up to said amount, pro- 
vided that the appropriation authorized be expended 
only on those projects as described by name attached 
herein. 

Attachment 

School Department 
1 . Mary Lyon School 

Councillor HONAN moved that the order be given its 
first reading and passage. 

The motion was carried. 

The order was given its first reading and passage, 
yeas 13, and assigned for further action. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR FEENEY 

Councillor FEENEY presented a resolution to two 
young women representing St. Ann's Color Guard who 
competed and won in Dayton, Ohio, the World 
Championship for the Year 2000. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS APRIL 26, 2000 
MEETING (DOCKET NO. 0694) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

May 15,2000 
To The City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, I hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of April 26, 2000, viz: 
0444 — Order approving an appropriation of 
$1,300,000 from the income of the George F. 
Parkman Fund for the maintenance and improve- 
ment of the Boston Common and Parks. 
Approved by the Mayor May 5, 2000. 
Very truly yours. 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



REPORT ON ORDER TO REDUCE APPROPRIA- 
TION FOR RESERVE FOR COLLECTIVE 
BARGAINING BY $64,839 IN ORDER TO 
FUND FY00 COST ITEMS OF COLLECTIVE 
BARGAINING AGREEMENT FOR SCHOOL 
BUS MONITORS (DOCKET NO. 0447) 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN, on behalf of the 
Committee on Education and School Matters, submitted 
the following: 

Report on Docket 0447, message of the Mayor and 
order to reduce the appropriation for the Reserve for 
Collective Bargaining by $64,839 in order to fund the 
FY00 cost items of collective bargaining agreement for 
School Bus Monitors (referred March 29) — recom- 
mending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR SUPPLEMENTAL 
APPROPRIATION OF $3,875,655 FOR 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT FOR FY00 
(DOCKET NO. 0448) 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN, on behalf of the 
Committee on Education and School Matters, submitted 



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the following: 

Report on Docket 0448, message of the Mayor and 
order for supplemental appropriation of $3,875,655 for 
the School Department for FY00 (referred March 29) — 
recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR HEARING ON INCI- 
DENT THAT OCCURRED ON SHAWMUT 
AVENUE WHEN DAMAGED WIRES FROM 
TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL BOX CAME IN 
CONTACT WITH UTILITY COVER (DOCKET 
NO. 0298) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0298, order for a hearing on the 
incident that occurred on Shawmut Avenue when 
damaged wires from a traffic signal control box came in 
contact with a utility cover (referred February 2) — rec- 
ommending the order be placed on file. 

The report was accepted, the order was placed on 
file. 



RESOLUTION THAT CITY COUNCIL REQUEST 
STATE TREASURER AND EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF STATE LOTTERY COMMIS- 
SION TO STUDY FEASIBILITY OF OFFER- 
ING REDEMPTION VALUE FOR USED 
SCRATCH TICKETS AS MEANS OF REDUC- 
ING LITTERING THROUGHOUT COMMON- 
WEALTH (DOCKET NO. 0695) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO, CONLEY, KELLY, 
ROACHE, MURPHY, HONAN, HENN1GAN, 
FLAHERTY. FEENEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, TURNER 
and YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, Litter negatively impacts the quality of life 
for residents throughout Boston's neighborhoods; and 

Whereas, The areas surrounding convenience stores 
and other lottery agents are often littered with discarded 
lottery scratch tickets; and 

Whereas, Additional efforts to combat the problem of 
littering and increased education regarding proper trash 
disposal are necessary; and 

Whereas, A redemption value for used lottery tickets 
would greatly reduce the littering of these tickets, 
particularly around convenience stores et al., therefore 
be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council request the 
State Treasurer and the Executive Director of 
Massachusetts State Lottery Commission to study the 
feasibility of offering a redemption value for used 
scratch tickets as a means of reducing littering through- 
out the Commonwealth, and be it further 

Resolved, That this resolution be sent to the State 
Treasurer and the Executive Director of the 
Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. 

Referred to the Committee on State and Federal 
Relations. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO EXAMINE CURRENT 
SYSTEM IN WEST END REGARDING 
NIGHTLY MECHANICAL STREET CLEAN- 
ING PROGRAM (DOCKET NO. 0696) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
MURPHY. ROSS, HONAN, HENNIGAN, ROACHE, 
TURNER and KELLY offered the following: 

Whereas, The West End neighborhood is burdened 
with a nightly mechanical street cleaning program on its 
streets; and 

Whereas, This program prohibits residents from park- 
ing overnight anywhere in their community; and 



Whereas, In actuality, the streets are cleaned only one 
or two nights per week; and 

Whereas, It appears that no other residential neigh- 
borhood faces this unfair situation seven nights per 
week, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council's Committee on 
Economic Development and Transportation hold a hear- 
ing to examine the current system and seek changes in 
the cleaning schedule, and be it further 

Ordered, That appropriate personnel from the Public 
Works Department, Boston Transportation Department, 
and Public Improvement Commission be invited to 
attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO EXAMINE ISSUES 
SURROUNDING VALET SERVICES AND 
DETERMINE WHETHER FREEZE ON VALET 
RENEWALS IS APPROPRIATE (DOCKET NO. 

0697) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO, ROSS, KELLY. 
FLAHERTY, YANCEY, TURNER, ROACHE, 
MURPHY, HONAN and HENNIGAN offered the 
following: 

Whereas, Valet parking services for restaurants are 
ubiquitous on streets in our communities; and 

Whereas, Traffic flow, pedestrian safety, and parking 
problems are major quality of life issues in our neigh- 
borhoods; and 

Whereas, Valet services exacerbate existing problems 
causing increased delays, danger, and parking loss; and 

Whereas, Valet services throughout Boston do not 
conduct operations in accordance with applicable laws 
and regulations; and 

Whereas, Valet parking permits must be renewed 
annually, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council's Committee on 
Economic Development and Transportation hold a hear- 
ing to examine the issues surrounding valet services and 
determine whether a freeze on valet renewals is appro- 
priate, and be it further 

Ordered. That appropriate personnel from the Boston 
Transportation Department be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDINANCE RE: CITY COMMISSIONED 
STUDIES AND REPORTING (DOCKET NO. 0698) 

Councillor ROACHE offered the following: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of Boston, as 
follows: 

Section 1 . Upon the commissioning of any study by 
the administration or a department, agency or board of 
the City of Boston, notice of the study shall be sent to 
each city councillor. Said notice shall contain a descrip- 
tion of the subject of the study. The notice shall also 
contain an anticipated start and end date of the study. 

Section 2. Upon the completion of such a study, a 
final report shall be sent to each city councillor. Final 
reports shall be delivered to each councillor's office no 
later than two weeks after a study is completed. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



RESOLUTION THAT CITY COUNCIL URGES REP- 
RESENTATIVE TIMOTHY TOOMEY HOUSE 
CHAIRMAN FOR COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC 
SAFETY TO RELEASE "AN ACT TO AMEND 
SPEED LIMIT INSIDE THICKLY SETTLED 
OR BUSINESS DISTRICTS" FROM STUDY 
AND RECOMMEND FAVORABLE REPORT 
AND THAT HOUSE, SENATE AND GOVER- 



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NOR MOVE TO PASS THIS ACT EXPEDI- 
TIOUSLY (DOCKET NO. 0699) 

Councillors CONLEY, ROSS, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
KELLY. HONAN, MURPHY YANCEY HENNIGAN. 
FLAHERTY. FEENEY ROACHE. SCAPICCHIO and 
TURNER offered the following: 

Whereas, "An Act to Amend the Speed Limit Inside 
Thickly Settled or Business Districts" is currently in the 
House of Representatives' Committee on Public Safety; 
and 

Whereas, This Act would reduce the speed limit in 
said areas from 30 MPH to 25 MPH; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston's Transportation 
Department believes that a reduction in the speed limit 
in these areas would help to address public safety 
concerns; and 

Whereas, At least twenty-two other states have 
adopted a 25 MPH speed limit in such areas; and 

Whereas, Boston City Councillors receive numerous 
constituent calls regarding speed limits in residential 
areas; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, herein 
assembled, urges the Honorable Timothy Toomey, 
House Chairman for the Committee on Public Safety, to 
release this Act from study and recommend a favorable 
report; and be it further 

Resolved, That the House, Senate and Governor 
move to pass this Act expeditiously; and be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be sent to the 
Representative Timothy Toomey, House Speaker 
Thomas Finneran, Senate President Thomas 
Birmingham, Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci, and all 
members of the Boston delegation in the House and 
Senate. 

Councillor CONLEY moved that the resolution be 
amended by adding in the first Resolved after the word 
"Safety" the words "and the Honorable Angelo M. 
Scaccia, House Chairman for the Committee on Rules." 

Councillor YANCEY moved that the resolution be 
further amended by adding in the last Resolved after the 
word "Toomey" the words "Representative Angelo M. 
Scaccia." 

The motions were carried. 

The resolution, as amended, was adopted. 



MEETING OF EXECUTIVE SESSION 

President KELLY moved that the City Council recess 
at 1:10 p.m. for a meeting of Executive Session to 
discuss the litigation matter of Counsel to the Council. 

The motion was carried; yeas 12, nay 1: 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty. Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Roache, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 12. 

Nays — Councillor Murphy — 1. 



RECESS 



The meeting of Executive Session having adjourned, 
the members reassembled in the lannella Council 
Chamber and were called to order by President KELLY 
at 2:45 p.m. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO BE ADVISED OF 
PROGRESS OF COUNTDOWN CROSSWALK 
SIGNALS INITIATIVE (DOCKET NO. 0700) 

Councillor MURPHY offered the following: 
Whereas, The City Council's Committee on Public 
Safely held a hearing on March 30th, 1999 to determine 
the desirability and feasibility of installing the techno- 
logically advanced countdown crosswalk signals at 
various locations around the City and the Committee 
reported favorably on the benefits of the technology; and 



Whereas. Mayor Thomas M. Menino endorsed the 
installation of this advancement in pedestrian safety 
with a public announcement of implementation within 
the City; and 

Whereas, Other cities and towns have made the 
transition to this technology and have seen great success 
with its use; and 

Whereas. The Boston Transportation Department was 
to provide a list of intersections and crossing locations, 
in priority, that should have the countdown crosswalk 
signals installed; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the appropriate committee of the 
Boston City Council hold a hearing to be advised of the 
progress of this countdown crosswalk signal initiative 
and that the City of Boston Transportation Department 
be invited to advise on this information; and be it further 

Ordered, That interested members of the public be 
invited to attend and give testimony. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER FOR HEARING INTO MATTERS OF 
RECONSTRUCTION OF SUMMER STREET 
BRIDGE OVER RESERVE CHANNEL, THE 
RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED NORTHERN 
AVENUE AND PARKING OF TOURIST 
BUSES ON OLD NORTHERN AVENUE NOW 
AND WHEN SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT 
IS DEVELOPED (DOCKET NO. 0701 ) 

Councillors KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing into ( 1 ) the matter of reconstruction of 
the Summer Street Bridge over the Reserve Channel, (2) 
the reason why the recently constructed new Northern 
Avenue, that initially had been open for six weeks has 
been closed to traffic for the past six months; and (3) the 
parking of tourist buses on old Northern Avenue now, 
and when the South Boston Waterfront is developed; 
and be it further 

Ordered, that a representative from the Public Works 
Department and the Transportation Department, be 
invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0702) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 
Ordered, That effective Saturday, May 20, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, July 28, 
2000: 

Danielle M. Daddabbo, secretary, $200, part time 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO EXAMINE ECONOMIC 
IMPACTS OF AMENDING CHAPTER 371 
AND ARTICLE 80B-7 OF ZONING CODE TO 
SHORTEN PAYMENT SCHEDULE OF HOUS- 
ING EXACTION (DOCKET NO. 0703) 

Councillors HONAN. FLAHERTY. CONLEY, 
HENNIGAN. ROACHE. MURPHY and DAVIS- 
MULLEN offered the following: 

Whereas, A serious public emergency exists in the 
City of Boston with respect to housing; and 

Whereas, The Administration has put forth a home 
rule petition to amend Section 16 of Chapter 371 of the 
Acts of 1987, to increase the measured value of the 
affordable housing exaction to S7. 18 per square foot for 
commercial and retail developments in excess of one 
hundred thousand square feet; and 

Whereas, There have been strong concerns expressed 
by housing advocacy groups that the current payment 



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schedule promulgated in Article 80B-7 of the Boston 
Zoning Code allows for a depreciation of the actual 
dollar value of the exaction fee over a seven or twelve 
year pay-in period; and 

Whereas, There is an immediate need to supply 
affordable housing for low- and moderate-income 
residents of the city in conjunction with the develop- 
ment and construction of new large-scale commercial 
real estate projects; and 

Whereas, In the past the city has borrowed money 
against the promised linkage stream, thereby incurring 
more than $5 million in interest costs; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston's pay-in period is out of 
step with the common practice followed by other 
municipalities that have a linkage program; therefore be 
it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing to examine the economic impacts of 
amending Chapter 371 and Article 80B-7 of the Boston 
Zoning Code to shorten the payment schedule of the 
housing exaction to mandate that one half of the exac- 
tion be paid upon issuance of the certificate of occu- 
pancy with the balance due to be paid upon the second 
anniversary of that date; and be it further 

Ordered, That representatives of the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority, Massachusetts Association 
of Community Development Corporations, 
Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, Citizens 
Housing and Planning Association, Greater Boston 
Interfaith Organization, Boston Tenant Coalition, 
private developers, and other interested parties be 
invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 
On motion of Councillor Hennigan, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT (PUBLIC 
FACILITIES DEPARTMENT) TO APPLY FOR 
FEDERAL FY2000 HOUSING OPPORTUNI- 
TIES FOR PERSON WITH AIDS (HOPWA) 
FUNDS OF $1,980,000 FROM DEPARTMENT 
OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0528) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0528 
from the Committee on Housing. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor Hennigan, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT (PUBLIC 
FACILITIES DEPARTMENT) TO APPLY FOR, 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND FY2000 SHELTER 
PLUS CARE GRANT OF $6,236,520 FROM 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND 
URBAN DEVELOPMENT (DOCKET NO. 
0616) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0616 
from the Committee on Housing. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor Hennigan, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT (PUBLIC 
FACILITIES DEPARTMENT) TO APPLY FOR. 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND FEDERAL FY2000 
LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARD PROGRAM 
GRANT OF $3,000,000 FROM U.S. DEPART- 
MENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVEL- 
OPMENT (DOCKET NO. 0617) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0617 
from the Committee on Housing. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor Hennigan, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT (PUBLIC 
FACILITIES DEPARTMENT) TO APPLY FOR 
FY2000 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) OF $24,816,000 
FROM DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND 
URBAN DEVELOPMENT (DOCKET NO. 
0531) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0531 
from the Committee on Ways and Means. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT (PUBLIC 
FACILITIES DEPARTMENT) TO APPLY FOR 
FY2000 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNER- 
SHIPS PROGRAM GRANT OF $6,804,000 
FROM DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND 
URBAN DEVELOPMENT (DOCKET NO. 
0529) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0529 
from the Committee on Housing. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor Hennigan, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT (PUBLIC 
FACILITIES DEPARTMENT) TO APPLY FOR 
FEDERAL FY2000 EMERGENCY SHELTER 
GRANT OF $882,000 FROM DEPARTMENT 
OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0530) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0530 
from the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION DEPARTMENT TO APPLY FOR. 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANTS OF $43,000 
FROM DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL 
MANAGEMENT TO PROVIDE FUNDING 
FOR CAPITAL PARKS PROJECT ENTITLED 
"REHABILITATION OF THE PATH SYSTEM 
IN THE GRANARY BURYING GROUND" 
(DOCKET NO. 0527) 

Councillor FEENEY called Docket No. 0527 from 
the Committee 'on City and Neighborhood Services. 
Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body 
On motion of Councillor Feeney, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER THAT CITY COUNCIL ADOPT SECTION 
59A OF CHAPTER 59 OF MGL (CLEANUP 
AND DEVELOPMENT OF SITES ZONED 
FOR COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL USE 
WHERE THERE HAS BEEN RELEASE OF 
OIL OR HAZARDOUS MATERIAL) (DOCKET 
NO. 0704) 



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Councillors YANCEY, TURNER, KELLY, FEENEY 
MURPHY, SCAPICCHIO and ROSS offered the 
following: 

Whereas, There are located within the City of Boston 
sites that are zoned for commercial or industrial use 
where there has been a release of oil or hazardous 
material: and 

Whereas, The cleanup and development of such sites 
will benefit the environment and economic development 
of the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston can increase the likeli- 
hood of cleanup and development of such site through 
the adoption of a local option statute as codified in 
section 59A of chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General 
Laws: therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council adopt section 59A of 
chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

On motion of Councillor Yancey, the rules were 
suspended; the order was passed. 



ORDINANCE REGARDING NEGOTIATION AND 
APPROVAL OF BROWNFIELD TAX ABATE- 
MENT AGREEMENTS (DOCKET NO. 0705) 

Councillors YANCEY and TURNER offered the 
following: 

City of Boston 

In the year two thousand 

AN ORDINANCE REGARDING THE 

NEGOTIATION AND APPROVAL OF 

BROWNFIELD TAX ABATEMENT AGREEMENTS 

Whereas, There are located within the City of Boston 
sites that are zoned for commercial or industrial use 
where there has been a release of oil or hazardous mate- 
rial; and 

Whereas, The cleanup and development of such sites 
will benefit the environment and economic development 
of the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, The City Council urges the acceptance of 
section 59A of chapter 59 of the General Laws; 
therefore 
Be it ordained by the City Council o/Boston, as follows: 

Section 1. Scope: 

(a) Abatement agreements negotiated under this 
ordinance shall apply to sites zoned for commercial 
or industrial use where there has been a release of oil 
or hazardous material, and shall be negotiated 
between the city and an eligible person as defined in 
section 2 of chapter 21 E. 

(b) The abatement of outstanding interest, penal- 
ties, and payment of real estate tax obligations on 
such sites or portions of sites may be negotiated. 

(c) The terms of such abatement agreements shall 
include, but shall not be limited to, the amount out- 
standing, the per cent of interest to accrue if deter- 
mined applicable by the parties, the description of 
quantifiable monthly payments, the inception date of 
such payments, the date of final payment, late penal- 
ties, and any other contractual obligations arranged 
between the parties. The terms of repayment shall be 
set at the discretion of the Mayor or his/her designee 
and shall be included in the agreement between the 
parties. 

Section 2. Persons' authorized to negotiate agree- 
ments: 

(a) The Mayor or his/her designee shall negotiate 
agreements as authorized under this ordinance. 

(b) Before an agreement is negotiated, notice of 
the pending negotiation shall be sent to the district 
city councilor who represents the district where the 
site is located. Said notice shall include a description 
of the proposed development project and an invitation 
to attend said negotiations. A city councilor who is 
invited to attend may make written recommendations 
to the city's negotiator regarding contractual obliga- 
tions to be contained in the final agreement between 



the parties. 

Section 3. Approval of abatement agreements: 

(a) Approval of all abatement agreements shall 
require a majority vote of the City Council and 
approval by the Mayor. 

On motion of Councillor Yancey, the rules were 
suspended: the ordinance was passed. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO CONSIDER STATUS OF 
CABLEVISION CONTRACT AND 

RECENTLY SIGNED RCN CONTRACT 
(DOCKET NO. 0706) 

Councillor YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston has entered into two 
contracts, Cablevision and RCN for the provision of 
cable service to the citizens of Boston; and 

Whereas, The public has not been appropriately 
informed or consulted concerning possible changes in 
cost or services from these contracts. Be It 

Ordered, That the appropriate committee hold hear- 
ings to consider the status of the Cablevision contract 
and the recently signed RCN contract, and be it further 

Ordered, That representatives of the administration, 
Cablevision and RCN and the general public be invited 
to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Information 
Technology. 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, one 
late-filed matter would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matter was 
added: 
APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0732) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, May 20, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 30, 
2000: 

Matthew Benedetti, administrative assistant, $803.45, 
full time 

Adriana Cillo, secretary, $813.03, full time. 

Alex Geoumtas, secretary, $1,148.28, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Roache: Congratulating Linda Davies 
(Docket No. 0707). 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Massachusetts 
Chapter, Teamsters' National Black Caucus (Docket No. 
0708); congratulating Justo Carcia, Board Member of 
Casa Latina (Docket No. 0709); congratulating Casa 
Latina (Docket No. 0710). 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating 18 Citizen School 
Volunteers at the Washington Irving Middle School 
(Docket No. 0711). 

Councillor Hennigan: Congratulating Paul R. 
DcLaria (Docket No. 0712). 

Councillor Roache: Congratulating National 
Association of Letter Carriers (Docket No. 0713). 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating Frankie Cino 
(Docket No. 0714). 

Councillors Kelly and Flaherty: Congratulating 
Councillor Francis "Mickey" Roache. South Boston 
Boys and Girls Club Alumnus of the Year (Docket No. 
0715). 



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Councillor Honan: Congratulating five persons for 
volunteering with Citizen Schools at the Garfield 
Elementary School (Docket No. 0716); congratulating 
17 persons for their support to Citizen Schools at the 
Garfield Campus (Docket No. 0717); congratulating 
Jenny Allen (Docket No. 0718); congratulating Ife 
Franklin (Docket No. 0719); congratulating Bo Lembo 
(Docket No. 0720); congratulating Analissa Bianchi 
(Docket No. 0721); congratulating Tricia Ray (Docket 
No. 0722); congratulating Lauren Stangone (Docket No. 
0723). 

Councillor Roache: Declaring week of May 14—20, 
2000 "Boston Emergency Medical Service Week." 
(Docket No. 0724). 

Councillor Ross: Congratulating Mary Ann 
Hardenbergh (Docket No. 0725); commending Fenway 
Community Development Corporation (Docket No. 
0726). 

Councillor Yancey: Reverend Paul Schwenzfeier 
(Docket No. 0727); congratulating Una S.T. Clarke 
(Docket No. 0728): congratulating Basil K. Bryan 
(Docket No. 0729); congratulating Bishop Paul L. 
McKoy (Docket No. 0730; congratulating the 
Honorable Edward Gabriel, U.S. Ambassador to 
Morocco. (Docket No. 0731) 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, one 
late-filed matter would be added to the Consent Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matter was 
added: 

Councillor Feeney: St. Ann's Color Guard (Docket 
No. 0733). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR MURPHY 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
MURPHY asked when we adjourn today we do so in 
memory of Sergeant Michael O'Rourke, a Boston 



Police Officer who died suddenly this week at the age of 
forty-three. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR FEENEY 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
FEENEY wanted also to remember Sergeant O'Rourke 
and asked when we adjourn today we also do so in 
memory of Alexander "Dan" Coyne. 



STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT KELLY 

The Chair moved that the Council go into Executive 
Session on May 24, 2000 to discuss the strategy on 
issues pending before the Council or may be pending 
before the Council. 

The motion was carried, yeas 9: 

Yeas — Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Hennigan, 
Kelly, Murphy, Roache, Scapicchio, Yancey — 9. 



NEXT MEETING 

President KELLY moved that when the Council 
adjourns today, it be to meet again on Wednesday, June 
7, 2000 at 12:00 noon. 

The motion was carried. 



Adjourned at 3:20 p.m. on motion of the Chair in 
memory of Sergeant Michael O'Rourke and Alexander 
"Dan" Coyne to meet again on Wednesday, June 7, 2000 
at 12 noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, June 7, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. lannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
1:55 p.m.. President KELLY in the Chair and all 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Minister Christopher G. Womack, God's Posse, 
delivered the invocation and the meeting was opened 
with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR FEENEY 

Councillor FEENEY presented three young ladies 
from Dorchester with a resolution for their participation 
in the Little Miss Dorchester contest. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR HONAN 

Councillor HONAN presented Lawrence Coolidge 
with a resolution of gratitude for his volunteering in 
keeping the banks of the Charles River clean and 
beautiful over the last twelve years using his own 
equipment and automobile. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR YANCEY 

Councillor YANCEY presented a resolution to 
Firefighter David Ostiguy who is a hero in the eyes of all 
Boston residents but in particular the family of Deanna 
Williams, the little four-year-old twin who was rescued 
from a horrendous fire last weekend. Deanna was 
unconscious and lying limp when Firefighter Ostiguy, 
after hearing the pleas of help from Deanna's mother 
outside the burning building, went into the burning 
building and saved the child's life. 



MESSAGE DISAPPROVING ORDER ADOPTING 
SECTION 59A OF CHAPTER 59 OF MGL 
(CLEANUP AND DEVELOPMENT OF SITES 
ZONED FOR COMMERCIAL OR INDUS- 
TRIAL USE WHERE THERE HAS BEEN 
RELEASE OF OIL OR HAZARDOUS 
MATERIAL) (DOCKET NO. 0704) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 2, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

1 return herewith, unsigned and disapproved, an Order 
passed by your Honorable Body on May 17, 2000, 
Docket No. 0704, which purports to accept the provi- 
sions of § 33 of Chapter 206 of the Acts of 1998, G.L. 
c 59. § 59A. 

While I appreciate the Council's interest in environ- 
mental cleanup, an area in which my Administration has 
taken the lead, I believe that the procedural require- 
ments of the Ordinance passed by your Honorable Body 
to implement this provision (Docket No. 0705), would 
complicate, rather than streamline, brownfields redevel- 
opment. 



The present statutory framework for the redevelop- 
ment of brownfields in the City of Boston is clearly 
working — witness the redevelopment of Modern 
Electroplating, the City's worst brownfield, which will 
soon be under way. The present scheme also forecloses 
the possibility that a brownfield owner could receive a 
windfall through property tax abatement. 

Further, the involvement of your Honorable Body in 
the development process would blur the separation of 
powers principles set forth in the City Charter by involv- 
ing City Councillors in the negotiation of abatement 
agreements, and by requiring City Council approval of 
abatement agreements. 

Under the City Charter, the City Council and its 
members are expressly prohibited from taking any part 
in the making of contracts or in the executive or admin- 
istrative business of the City. St. 1948, c.452, §17G. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Whereas, There are located within the City of Boston 
sites that are zoned for commercial or industrial use 
where there has been a release of oil or hazardous 
material; and 

Whereas, The cleanup and development of such sites 
will benefit the environment and economic development 
of the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston can increase the likeli- 
hood of cleanup and development of such site through 
the adoption of a local option statute as codified in 
section 59A of chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General 
Laws; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council adopt section 59A of 
chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Assigned for further action. 



MESSAGE DISAPPROVING ORDINANCE 
REGARDING NEGOTIATION AND 

APPROVAL OF BROWNFIELD TAX ABATE- 
MENT AGREEMENTS (DOCKET NO. 0705) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 2, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I return herewith, unsigned and disapproved, an 
Ordinance passed by your Honorable Body on May 17, 
2000, Docket No. 0705, which purports to implement 
the provisions of § 33 of Chapter 206 of the Acts of 
1998, G.L. c. 59, § 59A. 

As noted in my veto of Docket No. 0704, I appreciate 
the Council's interest in environmental cleanup, an area 
in which my Administration has taken the lead. 
Nevertheless, 1 believe that the procedural requirements 
of this Ordinance, including City Council approval of 
tax abatement contracts, would complicate, rather than 
streamline, brownfields redevelopment. 

The present statutory framework for the redevelop- 
ment of brownfields in the City of Boston is clearly 
working — witness the redevelopment of Modern 
Electroplating, the City's worst brownfield, which will 
soon be underway. The present scheme also forecloses 
the possibility that a brownfield owner could receive a 
windfall through property tax abatement 

The involvement of your Honorable Body in the 
redevelopment of brownfields would also blur the 
separation of powers principles set forth in the City 
Charter. Under the Charter, the City Council and its 
members are expressly prohibited from taking any part 
in the making of contracts or in the executive or admin- 
istrative business of the City. St. 1948, c.452, §17G. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino. 
Mayor of Boston. 



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CITY OF BOSTON 
In the year two thousand 

AN ORDINANCE REGARDING THE 

NEGOTIATION AND APPROVAL OF 

BROWNFIELD TAX ABATEMENT AGREEMENTS 

Whereas, There are located within the City of Boston 
sites that are zoned for commercial or industrial use 
where there has been a release of oil or hazardous 
material; and 

Whereas, The cleanup and development of such sites 
will benefit the environment and economic development 
of the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, The City Council urges the acceptance of 
section 59A of chapter 59 of the General Laws; 
therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of Boston, as fol- 
lows: 

Section 1. Scope: 

(a) Abatement agreements negotiated under this 
ordinance shall apply to sites zoned for commercial 
or industrial use where there has been a release of oil 
or hazardous material, and shall be negotiated 
between the city and an eligible person as defined in 
section 2 of chapter 2 IE. 

(b) The abatement of outstanding interest, penal- 
ties, and payment of real estate tax obligations on 
such sites or portions of sites may be negotiated. 

(c) The terms of such abatement agreements 
shall include, but shall not be limited to, the amount 
outstanding, the per cent of interest to accrue if deter- 
mined applicable by the parties, the description of 
quantifiable monthly payments, the inception date of 
such payments, the date of final payment, late penal- 
ties, and any other contractual obligations arranged 
between the parties. The terms of repayment shall be 
set at the discretion of the Mayor or his/her designee 
and shall be included in the agreement between the 
parties. 

Section 2. Persons authored to negotiate agreements: 

(a) The Mayor or his/her designee shall negotiate 
agreements as authorized under this ordinance. 

(b) Before an agreement is negotiated, notice of 
the pending negotiation shall be sent to the district 
city councillor who represents the district where the 
site is located. Said notice shall include a description 
of the proposed development project and an invitation 
to attend said negotiations. A city councillor who is 
invited to attend may make written recommendations 
to the city's negotiator regarding contractual obliga- 
tions to be contained in the final agreement between 
the parties. 

Section 3. Approval of abatement agreements: 

(a) Approval of all abatement agreements shall 
require a majority vote of the City Council and 
approval by the Mayor. 
Assigned for further action. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND FY2000 EMERGENCY SHEL- 
TER GRANT OF $882,000 FROM U.S. 
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN 
DEVELOPMENT (DOCKET NO. 0734) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 23, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval, an Order autho- 
rizing the City of Boston to accept and expend Federal 
Fiscal Year 2000 Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds 
in an amount not to exceed $882,000 awarded to the 
City of Boston by the U.S. Department of Housing and 



Urban Development (HUD). 

I urge you to adopt this order as soon as possible so 
that the City may implement its City FY2001 programs 
in a timely manner on July 1 , 2000. 
Sincerely yours, 

Thomas M Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Whereas, Title IV, Subtitle B of the Stewart B. 
McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 1 137), 
as amended, contains provisions authorizing the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 
to make grants to units of general local government 
under the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program; 
and 

Whereas, Funds in the amount of $1.02 billion have 
been appropriated for Homeless Assistance Grants, 
including the Emergency Shelter Grants program, by the 
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban 
Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 2000 (Pub. L. 106-74); and 

Whereas, The City of Boston is entitled to receive a 
Fiscal Year 2000 Emergency Shelter Grant in an amount 
not to exceed $882,000; and 

Whereas, The Department of Neighborhood 
Development (Public Facilities Department) will 
administer the FY2000 Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) 
funds; now, therefore, be it 

Ordered, that the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Department of Neighborhood Development, 
be and hereby is, authorized to accept from the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development for a 
FY2000 Emergency Shelter Grant in an amount not to 
exceed $882,000, and to expend said funds in accor- 
dance with M.G.L.c. 44s. 53A for the purposes for 
which granted as stated in the City of Boston's Federal 
FY2000 Action Plan, and in connection therewith, to 
execute and deliver such documents as may be required 
by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND FY2000 HOME INVESTMENT 
PARTNERSHIPS GRANT OF $6,804,000 
FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING 
AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (DOCKET 
NO. 0735) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 23, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval, an Order 
authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend 
Federal Fiscal Year 2000 HOME Investment 
Partnerships (HOME) funds in an amount not to exceed 
$6,804,000 awarded to the City of Boston by U.S. 
Department' of Housing and Urban Development 
(HUD). 

I urge you to adopt this order as soon as possible so 
that the City may implement its City FY2001 programs 
in a timely manner on July 1, 2000. 
Sincerely yours, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Whereas, Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National 
Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (42 U.S C. 12701- 
12839), as amended, contains provisions authorizing the 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to 
make grants to units of general local government under 
the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program; 
and 



JUNE 7, 2000 



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Whereas, Funds in the amount of $1.6 billion dollars 
have been appropriated for the HOME Investment 
Partnerships programs by the Departments of Veterans 
Affairs and Housing Affairs and Housing and Urban 
Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 2000 (Pub. L. 106-74); and 

Whereas, The City of Boston is entitled to receive a 
Fiscal Year 2000 HOME Investment Partnerships 
Program grant in an amount not to exceed $6,804,000; 
and 

Whereas, The Department of Neighborhood 
Development (Public Facilities Department) will 
administer the FY2000 HOME Investment Partnerships 
funds; now, therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Department of Neighborhood Development 
(Public Facilities Department), be and hereby is, autho- 
rized to accept from the U.S. Department of Housing 
and Urban Development for a FY2000 HOME 
Investment Partnerships Program Grant in an amount 
not to exceed $6,804,000, and to expend said funds in 
accordance with M.G. L. c. 44s. 53 A for the purposes 
for which granted as stated in the City of Boston's 
Federal FY2000 Action Plan, and in connection there- 
with, to execute and deliver such documents as may be 
required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND FY2000 HOUSING OPPORTU- 
NITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA) 
GRANT OF $1,980,000 FROM U.S. DEPART- 
MENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVEL- 
OPMENT (HUD) (DOCKET NO. 0736) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 23, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval, an Order autho- 
rizing the City of Boston to accept and expend Federal 
Fiscal Year 2000 Housing Opportunities for Persons 
With AIDS (HOPWA) funds in amount not to exceed 
$1,980,000 awarded to the City of Boston by the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development 
(HUD). 

I urge you to adopt this order as soon as possible so 
that the City may implement its City FY2001 programs 
in a timely manner on July 1, 2000. 
Sincerely yours, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Whereas. Title VIII, subtitle D of the Cranston- 
Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (42 
U.S.C. 12901), as amended, authorizes the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development to 
make grants to units of general local government under 
the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS 
(HOPWA) program; and 

Whereas, Funds in the amount of $232 million have 
been appropriated for the Housing Opportunities for 
Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program by the 
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban 
Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 2000 (Pub. L. 106-74); and 

Whereas, The City of Boston is entitled to receive a 
Fiscal Year 2000 Housing Opportunities for Person With 
AIDS program grant in an amount not to exceed 
$ 1 ,980,000; and 

Whereas, The Department of Neighborhood 
Development (Public Facilities Department) will 
administer the FY2000 Housing Opportunities for 



Persons With AIDS funds; now, therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Department of Neighborhood Development 
(Public Facilities Department), be and hereby is, autho- 
rized to accept from the U.S. Department of Housing 
and Urban Development a FY2000 Housing 
Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Grant in an 
amount not to exceed $1,980,000, and to expend said 
funds in accordance with M.G.L. c. 44s. 53A for the pur- 
poses for which granted as stated in the City of Boston's 
Federal FY2000 Action Plan, and in connection there- 
with, to execute and deliver such documents as may be 
required by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND FY2000 COMMUNITY 
DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) OF 
$24,816,000 FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF 
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 
(HUD) (DOCKET NO. 0737) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 23, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval, an Order autho- 
rizing the City of Boston to accept and expend Federal 
Fiscal Year 2000 Community Development Block Grant 
(CDBG) funds in an amount not to exceed $24,816,000 
awarded to the City of Boston by the U.S. Department 
of Housing and Urban Development 

I urge you to adopt this order as soon as possible so 
that the City may implement its City FY2001 programs 
in a timely manner on July 1, 2000. 
Sincerely yours, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Whereas, Title 1 of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1974, (42 U.S.C. 5301), as 
amended, contains provisions authorizing the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 
to make grants to units of general local government 
under the Community Development Block Grant 
(CDBG) program; and 

Whereas, Funds in the amount of $4.8 billion dollars 
have been appropriated for the Community 
Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs by the 
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban 
Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 2000 (Pub. L. 106-74); and 

Whereas, The City of Boston is entitled to receive a 
Fiscal Year 2000 Community Development Block Grant 
in an amount not to exceed $24,816,000; and 

Whereas, The Department of Neighborhood 
Development (Public Facilities Department) will 
administer the FY2000 CDBG funds; now, therefore, be 
it 

Ordered, that the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Department of Neighborhood Development 
(Public Facilities Department), be and hereby is, autho- 
rized to accept from the U. S. Department of Housing 
and Urban Development a Federal FY2000 Community 
Development Block Grant funds in an amount not to 
exceed $24,816,000, and to expend said funds in accor- 
dance with M.G.L. c 44s. 53A for the purposes for which 
granted as stated in the City of Boston's Federal 
FY2000 Action Plan, and in connection therewith, to 
execute and deliver such documents as may be required 
by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



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ORDER AUTHORIZING COMMISSIONER OF 
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT TO 
ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF $50,000 
FROM MASSACHUSETTS HIGHWAY 
DEPARTMENT FOR PURPOSE OF FUNDING 
PLANNING EFFORT FOR SOUTH COVE 
HARBOR TRAIL (DOCKET NO. 0738) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 24. 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order that 
authorizes the City of Boston to accept and expend a 
grant from the Massachusetts Highway Department in 
the amount not to exceed $50,000. for the purpose of 
funding the planning effort for the South Cove Harbor 
Trail, which will help to improve access to the Fort 
Point Channel area. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order as soon 
as possible so that the City can receive the funds and 
implement the program expeditiously. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino. 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Transportation Commissioner, be, and 
hereby is, authorized, in accordance with Section 53A 
of Chapter 44 of the Massachusetts General Laws, to 
accept and expend a grant from the Massachusetts 
Highway Department in the amount not to exceed 
$50,000. for the purpose of funding the planning effort 
for the South Cove Harbor Trail, which will help to 
improve access to the Fort Point Channel area. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF STEPHEN M. UVA AS MEMBER 
OF BOSTON EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION 
FOR TERM EXPIRING AUGUST 30, 2000 
(DOCKET NO. 0739) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Stephen M. Uva as a member of the Boston 
Employment Commission for a term expiring August 
30. 2000. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM DEPARTMENT OF 
TELECOMMUNICATION AND ENERGY OF 
HEARING ON JUNE 8, 2000 RE: RAIL FIXED 
GUIDEWAY SYSTEM OF MBTA (DOCKET 
NO. 0740) 

Notice was received from the Department of 
Telecommunication and Energy of hearing on June 8. 
2000 re: Rail Fixed Guideway System of the MBTA. 

Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED FROM DONNA 
MUELLER. EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF 
BOSTON RETIREMENT BOARD RE: CERTI- 
FICATION AND TRANSMITTAL TO CITY 
COUNCIL OF FY2001 BUDGET (DOCKET 
NO. 0741) 

Communication was received from Donna Mueller, 
Executive Officer of the Boston Retirement Board re: 
Certification and Transmittal to City Council of FY2001 
Budget 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF RE- 
APPOINTMENT OF ALEXANDER H. 
MACLEOD TO BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR 
TERM EXPIRING MAY 1 , 2002 (DOCKET NO. 
0742) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the re- 
appointment of Alexander H. MacLeod to the Board of 
Examiners for a term expiring May 1, 2002 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF RE- 
APPOINTMENT OFT F. SCOTT DARLING 111 
TO BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR TERM 
EXPIRING MAY I, 2003 (DOCKET NO. 0743) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the re- 
appointment of T F. Scott Darling III to the Board of 
Examiners for a term expiring May 1, 2003. 

Placed on file. 



LOAN ORDER OF $833,250 FOR SCHOOL 
DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0693) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0693 from the 
Assignment Sheet. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the order was 
given its second and final reading and passage; yeas 
13. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF 
REAPPOINTMENT OF DIANNE CAVALERI 
AS MEMBER OF BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH 
COMMISSION (DOCKET NO. 01 17) 

Councillor FEENEY. on behalf of the Committee on 
Government Operations, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0117, message of the Mayor and 
order for confirmation of the reappointment of Dianne 
Cavaleri as a member of the Boston Public Health 
Commission (referred November 17, 1999) — recom- 
mending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted: the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF 
REAPPOINTMENT OF JOHN CRADDOCK AS 
MEMBER OF BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH 
COMMISSION (DOCKET NO. 01 18) 

Councillor FEENEY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Government Operations, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 01 18. message of the Mayor and 
order for confirmation of the reappointment of John 
Craddock as a member of the Boston Public Health 
Commission (referred November 17, 1999) — recom- 
mending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted, the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF 
REAPPOINTMENT OF DAVID H. MULLIGAN 
AS MEMBER OF BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH 
COMMISSION (DOCKET NO. 0213) 

Councillor FEENEY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Government Operations, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0213. message of the Mayor and 
order for confirmation of the reappointment of David H. 
Mulligan as a member of the Boston Public Health 
Commission (referred January 26) — recommending 
passage of the order. 

The report was accepted, the order was passed. 



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REPORT ON ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF 
REAPPOINTMENT OF JUDY ANN BIGBY AS 
MEMBER OF BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH 
COMMISSION (DOCKET NO. 0214) 

Councillor FEENEY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Government Operations, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket 0214, message of the Mayor and 
order for confirmation of the reappointment of Judy Ann 
Bigby as a member of the Boston Public Health 
Commission (referred January 26) — recommending 
passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0744) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 3, 2000, the 
following-named persons be, and hereby are, appointed 
to the position set against their names until Friday, June 
23, 2000: 

Janet M. Doherty, secretary, $973.50. part time. 

Annmarie Geary, secretary, $1,249.75, part time. 

Carolyn Geary, administrative assistant, $2,096.14, 
full time 

Paul J. Walkowski, administrative assistant, 
$1,900.32, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0745) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 24, 2000, the 
following-named persons be, and hereby are, appointed 
to the position set against their names until Friday, 
September 22, 2000: 

Janet M. Doherty, secretary, $307.50, part time. 

Annmarie Geary, secretary, $419.75, part time. 

Carolyn Geary, administrative assistant, $929.48, full 
time 

Paul J. Walkowski, administrative assistant, $901.32, 
full time 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0746) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered. That effective Saturday, July 1, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, 
September 29, 2000: 

Mark A. Chardavoyne. secretary. $574.72, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0747) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 3, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 10, 
2000: 

Tracy Holt, administrative assistant, $525, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0748) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered. That effective Saturday, June 10, 2000, the 



following named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 16, 
2000: 

Ann S. McGough, administrative assistant, 
$1,436.80, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0749) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 3, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 9, 
2000: 

George Morancy, administrative assistant, $825.03, 
full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0750) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday. June 10, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, 
September 22, 2000: 

George Morancy, administrative assistant, $996.17, 
full time 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER FOR HEARING RE: SAIL 
BOSTON 2000 (DOCKET NO. 0751) 

Councillors FLAHERTY, KELLY, MURPHY, 
HENNIGAN, SCAPICCHIO, FEENEY and ROACHE 
offered the following: 

Whereas, Between July 11 and July 21, 2000, the 
City of Boston will celebrate Sail Boston 2000, with a 
magnificent international fleet of Tall Ships visiting the 
port of Boston as part of the International Sail Training 
Association's Tall Ships 2000 Race Series; and 

Whereas, Boston is the only official race port in the 
United States for the Tall Ships 2000 Race Series and 
will welcome a flotilla of over 100 Tall Ships and Flag 
Ships from around the world; and 

Whereas, An estimated 6 million spectators are 
expected to visit Boston to take part in the celebration of 
the largest and finest gathering of Tall Ships in the his- 
tory of the United States, and 

Whereas, The Mayor's Office of Special Events and 
Tourism is working in close cooperation with other city, 
state and federal agencies, and particularly with the 
Massachusetts Port Authority, on such important issues 
as crowd control, parking and vehicular traffic, public 
transportation, vendor permits, public safety, viewing 
areas, community benefits, et al.; and 

Whereas. The City Council is desirous of being 
updated on current planning issues surrounding the 
enormous undertaking of managing such a large public 
event in the city; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council hold a public hearing 
for the purpose of being so updated by appropriate 
representatives of the Mayor's Office of Special Events 
and Tourism, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and 
other such agencies as the City Council shall see fit to 
invite for the purpose of delivering testimony and 
responding to members' questions and concerns. 

Referred to the Committee on Tourism. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO REVIEW STATUS OF 
AND PROCESS OF HACKNEY. JITNEY AND 
SIGHTSEEING BUS LICENSES (DOCKET 



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NO. 0752) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO offered the following: 
Ordered, That the appropriate Committee of the 
Boston City Council hold a hearing to review the 
present status of and the process used by the City to 
issue licenses to operate motor vehicles for the carriage 
of passengers for hire upon any public way in Boston 
including Hackneys, Jitneys and Sightseeing Buses and 
that the appropriate officials from the Boston Police 
Department, Boston Transportation Department and the 
Boston Law Department be invited to attend and testify. 
Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO EXAMINE POSSIBIL- 
ITY OF CITY OFFERING YEARLY PARKING 
PERMITS FOR RENTAL VEHICLES OR 
OFFERING SOME OTHER PROGRAM 
WHICH ENCOURAGES RENTALS (DOCKET 
NO. 0753) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO offered the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston faces an acute parking 
crisis in many of its neighborhoods due to the fact that 
there are more registered vehicles in the city than there 
are parking spaces: and 

Whereas, Residents are encouraged to seek alternate 
means of transportation: and 

Whereas, We support residents who choose not to 
own cars in the city, yet often use rental vehicles, espe- 
cially on the weekends; and 

Whereas, Residents now need to obtain temporary 
resident parking permits for rental cars, or risk receiving 
parking tickets in residential areas; and 

Whereas, It can be difficult to obtain these temporary 
permits due to time constraints and the hours of opera- 
tion of the parking clerk; and 

Whereas, Other municipalities, such as Cambridge 
and Revere, offer yearly parking permits for a small 
annual fee, therefore be it 

Ordered. That the City Council hold a hearing to 
examine the possibility of the City of Boston offering 
yearly parking permits for rental vehicles or offering 
some other program which encourages rentals; and be it 
further 

Ordered, That the appropriate personnel from the 
Boston Transportation Department be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDINANCE RE: RECYCLING MECHANISMS 
(DOCKET NO. 0754) 

Councillors ROSS and CONLEY offered the follow- 
ing: 

City of Boston 
In the year two thousand 

AN ORDINANCE REGARDING 
RECYCLING MECHANISMS 

Whereas, The City of Boston's Public Works 
Department makes available free recycling services to 
those who choose to participate; and 

Whereas, Despite free recycling services, the City of 
Boston's targeted goals for recycling have not been 
realized; and 

Whereas, Collection of recyclable materials from 
multi unit residential premises has lagged behind 
collections of such materials from premises of several 
units or less; and 

Whereas, Instituting a recycling mechanism for multi 
unit residential premises will increase the amount of 
recyclable materials collected by the city; therefore 
Be it ordained by the City Council of Boston, as 



follows: 

Section 1. City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter 
7-13.4 is hereby amended by adding the following after 
paragraph (g). 

(h.) The owners of residential premises with ten (10) 
units or more shall submit to the Commissioner a recy- 
cling plan for their properties. The plan shall identify the 
respective property, and include the number of units, 
details for a holding facility for recyclable materials, 
and shall describe any structural changes that may be 
necessary for implementation of the holding facility. 
Said plans shall also include a statement by the owner 
that he/she will post notice, in a common area, notifying 
all residents of the need to place recyclable materials in 
the holding facility. Said notice shall include the dates 
and times of collections by the city. 

Property owners shall cause the recyclable materials 
contained in holding facilities to be placed at the appro- 
priate place of collection at the appropriate times as 
specified by the Commissioner. The means by which 
said materials will be placed for collection shall be 
specified in the property's recycling plan. 

The Commissioner, through authority granted in this 
ordinance, shall approve, reject or amend said plans. 
Once a plan is approved and the holding facility is oper- 
ational, the Commissioner shall schedule collection of 
materials from said holding facilities. 

All recycling plans shall be delivered to the 
Commissioner no later than six (6) months from the date 
this ordinance takes effect. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDINANCE RE: TRESPASSING ON PRIVATE 
PROPERTY (DOCKET NO. 0755) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 
In City Council 
CITY OF BOSTON 
Be it ordained in the city of Boston as follows: 
Whereas, The United States Postal Service recently 
adopted a regulation that letter carriers must cut across 
lawns of private property owners rather than use estab- 
lished sidewalks, walkways or pathways; and 

Whereas, This regulation was adopted ostensibly to 
cut down on the time of delivery of mail; and 

Whereas, A memorandum from the United States 
Postal Service deputy counsel states that the U.S. Postal 
Service may adopt broad regulations of a general 
character to accomplish its purpose in the most efficient 
manner possible; and 

Whereas, The adoption of a local ordinance respect- 
ing private property interests, in no way infringes on the 
exercise of any duty to deliver mail; therefore be it 
ordained as follows: 

Section 1 . In the city of Boston, all delivery per- 
sonnel, including letter carriers, whether employed by 
a private firm, a government agency, or government- 
supported corporation, shall use sidewalks and 
accepted and approved walkways when accessing pri- 
vate property, and, excepting for necessity or emer- 
gency, shall refrain from traversing lawns or other 
private property not normally used as a walkway by 
the general public in order to effect delivery. 
Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER FOR HEARING RE: VACATION AND 
CREDIT TIME BENEFITS TO WIDOW OF 
JOHN ROCHE (DOCKET NO. 0756) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, FEENEY, KELLY 
and MURPHY offered the following: 

Whereas, Mr. John Roche was a 14-year veteran of 
the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department; and 

Whereas, While Mr. Roche was ill, his colleagues 



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pooled their vacation and credit time; and 

Whereas, Mr. Roche died unexpectedly on April 27, 
2000, after his colleagues had already donated their 
vacation and credit time; and 

Whereas, When Mr. Roche passed away, he had only 
used 2 of the 40 1/2 weeks of vacation and credit time 
that had been donated to him; and 

Whereas, Mr. Roche left behind a widow and two 
small children; and 

Whereas, There is some dispute over allowing Mr. 
Roche's widow, Jean Roche, to collect the outstanding 
benefits; therefore let it be 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing concerning the paying of vacation and 
credit time benefits to the widow of Mr. John Roche. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0757) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 10, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 30, 
2000: 

Louis Covino, secretary. $567.83, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, seven 
late-filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0797) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday. June 1 0, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 30, 
2000: 

Edward Kountz , secretary, $1,666.65, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rales. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0798 ) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 3, 2000, the 
following-named persons be, and hereby are, appointed 
to the position set against their names until Friday, June 
16, 2000: 

Joyce L. Holland, secretary, $1,738.37, full time. 

Karen M. Pinckney, secretary, $930.56, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rales. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0799) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 17, 2000, the 
following-named persons be, and hereby are, appointed 
to the position set against their names until Friday, 
August 25, 2000: 

Joyce L. Holland, secretary, $1,015.32, full time. 

Karen M. Pinckney, secretary, $555.56, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 3, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 23, 
2000: 

Kenneth W. Yarbrough, secretary, $1,422.61, full 
time. 

Passed under suspension of the rales. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0801) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 24, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, August 
25, 2000: 

Kenneth W. Yarbrough, secretary, $622.61, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0802) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 10, 2000, the 
following-named persons be, and hereby are, appointed 
to the position set against their names until Friday, 
August 25, 2000: 

Danielle M. Daddabbo, secretary, $350, full time. 

Janelle Hoffman, secretary, $350, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER RE: 17FON SCHOOL ON MILDRED 
AVENUE (DOCKET NO. 0803) 

Councillor YANCEY offered the following: 
Ordered, That, under the provisions of Section 17F of 
Chapter 452 of the Acts of 1948, as amended, and under 
any other applicable provision of law. His Honor, the 
Mayor, be. and hereby is, requested to obtain and deliver 
to the City Council, within one week of the receipt 
hereof, the following information: 

Itemization of all transactions made regarding the 
proposed development of a middle school and com- 
munity center on Mildred Avenue in Mattapan, 
including but not limited to: all consulting fees, pur- 
chase of real estate, abatement of taxes, planning, 
design fees, architectural, demolition, site prepara- 
tion, environment studies and cleanup, the names and 
addresses and amount paid to all vendors, property 
owners and consultants and anyone else receiving 
payment from the City of Boston regarding this 
project. 
The rules were suspended: the order was passed. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0800) 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating Edward and Mary 
Keney (Docket No. 0758); congratulating Patricia 
Armstrong (Docket No. 0759). 

Councillor Roache: Congratulating Mary Ann 
Hardenberg (Docket No. 0760). 

Councillor Conley: congratulating seven recipients of 
the 2000 AHEPA Scholarship Athens Chapter # 24- 
Boston (Docket No. 0761). 

Councillor Roache: Congratulating Kay Lydon 
(Docket No. 0762); congratulating seven persons on 
their graduation from the Charlestown Law Academy 
(Docket No. 0763). 

Councillors Conley and Murphy: Congratulating 



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Faith Murphy (Docket No. 0764). 

Councillor Murphy: Congratulating Thomas T.S. 
Cheng (Docket No. 0765). 

Councillors Turner and Yancey: Congratulating U.S. 
Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal Harriet L. 
Elam-Thomas (Docket No. 0766). 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating Jan Reardon 
(Docket No. 0767); congratulating Richard D. O'Neil 
(Docket No. 0768). 

Councillors Murphy and Feeney: Commending 
Keystone Apartments (Docket No. 0769). 

Councillor Honan: Congratulating Shakeba Roberts 
(Docket No. 0770); congratulating Osly Flores (Docket 
No. 0771). 

Councillor Davis-Mullen: Congratulating Mary 
"Nan" Tiemey (Docket No. 0772). 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating Mary DiNardi 
(Docket No. 0773); congratulating Anna Manganiello 
(Docket No. 0774). 

Councillor Roache: Congratulating Carl Gullens 
(Docket No. 0775). 

Councillor Murphy: congratulating Jean Dooley 
(Docket No. 0776). 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating five persons for 
their commitment to the Dorchester community (Docket 
No. 0777). 

Councillor Scapicchio: Marion Dubrawski (Docket 
No. 0778). 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating the Honorable 
Roosevelt Douglas. Prime Minister of Dominica 
(Docket No. 0779). 

Councillor Honan: Congratulating five recipients of 
the Allston-Brighton Unsung Hero Award (Docket No. 
0780); congratulating Lawrence Coolidge (Docket No. 
0781). 

Councillors Yancey and Turner: Congratulating the 
Boston Chapter of the Conference of Minority 
Transportation Officials (COMTO) (Docket No. 0782); 
congratulating Ted Landsmark (Docket No. 0783); con- 
gratulating Johnnett West-Nutter (Docket No. 0784); 
congratulating Jack Bryant (Docket No. 0785); congrat- 
ulating Robert H. Prince (Docket No. 0786); congratu- 
lating Rejasekaran Solaiappan (Docket No. 0787); con- 
gratulating Wilson Henderson (Docket No. 0788). 

Councillor Yancey: Commending the Codman Square 
Health Center (Docket No. 0789); congratulating 
Maryclaire Knight (Docket No. 0790). 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating Frances Levas 
(Docket No. 0791). 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating Samantha 
Barkowski (Docket No. 0792); congratulating Kelley 
Zaremski (Docket No. 0793); congratulating Katie 
Flaherty (Docket No. 0794). 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating the Boston 
Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists 
(Docket No. 0795). 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating Jerome Pitts 
(Docket No. 0796). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, 
three late-filed matters would be added to the Consent 
Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

Councillor Davis-Mullen: Congratulating Manny 
Delcarmen (Docket No. 0804). 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating Edward C. Freni 
(Docket No. 0805); congratulating David Ostiguy 
(Docket No. 0806). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



COMMUNICATION OFFERED BY COUNCILLOR 
TURNER (DOCKET NO. 0807) 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
Turner offered the following: 

May 25, 2000 



Councillor Charles Turner 
Boston City Council 
City Hall Office 
One City Hall Square 
Boston, MA 02201 

Dear Councillor Turner: 

1 would be grateful if you would convey to your 
fellow members of the Boston City Council our grateful 
appreciation for the Council's acknowledgement of the 
significance of the jury's verdict in the recent civil trial 
initiated by the family of my husband. Dr. Martin Luther 
King, Jr. 

Since the mass media virtually embargoed the trial 
and the verdict, which vindicated my family's quest for 
truth and justice, the support of your prestigious City 
Council and the request to the President for the appoint- 
ment of a Federal Grand Jury and a special Prosecutor, 
means a great deal to us. We have never believed that the 
government could fairly investigate itself. 

I hope that you will continue to spread the word so 
that the people of America may gradually come to 
understand that Martin Luther King, Jr. was indeed 
taken from us by a conspiracy, which included agents of 
our own government. 

With every best wish. 

Yours sincerely, 

Coretta Scott King 

Placed on file. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR MURPHY 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
MURPHY asked that when we adjourn today we do so 
in memory of James J. "Buddy" Callow, the father of 
Jim Callow, a member of his staff, who passed away last 
week. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR MURPHY 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
MURPHY asked that when we adjourn today we do so 
also in memory of Maureen Tiemey of Hyde Park, the 
wife of Paul Tierney, Register of Deeds. 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR SCAPICCHIO 

Having unanimous consent to do so. Councillor 
SCAPICCHIO asked that when we adjourn today we do 
so in memory of Anthony Caggianelli, a dear friend of 
the Councillor's who was killed last week. Mr. 
Caggianelli leaves behind a young expectant wife. 



STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT KELLY 

President KELLY offered condolences on behalf of 
the Council to Councillor SCAPICCHIO realizing the 
close friendship the Councillor had with Anthony 
Caggianelli and the sadness of his untimely death. 



Adjourned at 3:00 p.m., on motion of Councillor 
Kelly, in memory of Buddy Callow, Maureen Tiemey 
and Anthony Caggianelli, to meet again on Wednesday, 
June 14, 2000 at 12:00 noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, June 14, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:20 p.m.. President KELLY in the Chair and all 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Rabbi Shmuel Posner, delivered the invocation and 
the meeting was opened with the pledge of allegiance to 
the flag. 



VISITOR TO CITY HALL 

President KELLY invited Steve Ross, Councillor 
Mike Ross' father, to deliver a message today, June 14th, 
Flag Day. Mr. Ross was a Holocaust survivor and has 
great respect for this country and its flag. He gave a very 
moving account of his rescue from a concentration 
camp when he was fourteen years old; an American 
soldier came to the camp and gave him an American 
Flag which at that time had 48 stars on it and which he 
still has in his possession today. Mr. Ross stated he soon 
after "came to this great nation" for freedom with no 
knowledge of our language but a willingness and a 
desire to learn. He raised a family and teaches them to 
help others and to make a difference. He seems to be 
succeeding. Mr. Ross received a standing ovation. 



ORDER APPROVING APPROPRIATION OF 
$785,683.49 FOR LIBRARY OF LAST 
RECOURSE (DOCKET NO. 0808^ 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

May 24, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit for your approval an appropriation order in 
the amount of $785,683.49 for the Library of Last 
Recourse from the funds currently held by the 
Collector-Treasurer. 

I respectfully recommend adoption of this order by 
your Honorable Body. 

Very truly yours, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That in addition to the appropriation hereto- 
fore, made, to meet salary expenses of the Library 
Department in the fiscal period commencing January 1, 
2000 and ending March 31, 2000 that the sum of 
$785,683.49 be, and the same hereby is appropriated, 
said sum to be met from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts under G.L. ch. 78, Sec 19c as amended by 
Ch 636 Acts of 1970. 

100-1 10000 Library Department 
Personal Services $785,683.49 

The rules were suspended; the order was passed. 



The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 5, 2000 
To The Boston City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Relative to the Section 17F information request, 
passed by your Honorable Body on May 10, 2000 for 
certain information re: Boston Housing Authority, 
please find the attached response. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 
(Annexed hereto is the documentation referred to.) 
Placed on file. 



MESSAGE TRANSMITTING CERTAIN INFORMA- 
TION UNDER SECTION 17F RE: BOSTON 
FIRE DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0810) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 5, 2000 
To The Boston City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

Relative to the Section 17F information request 
passed by your Honorable Body on February 16, 2000 
for certain information re: Boston Fire Department, 
please find the attached response. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 
(Annexed hereto is the documentation referred to.) 
Placed on file. 



MESSAGE TRANSMITTING CERTAIN INFORMA- 
TION UNDER SECTION 17F RE: BOSTON 
HOUSING AUTHORITY (DOCKET NO. 0809) 



ORDER AUTHORIZING PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $4,000,000 FROM COM- 
MONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS FOR 
REIMBURSEMENTS OF COSTS OF 2000 
SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PRO- 
GRAM (DOCKET NO. 081 1) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 12,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
authorizing the Parks and Recreation Department, on 
behalf of the City of Boston, to accept and expend a 
Youth At-Risk grant award in an amount not to exceed 
$4,000,000 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
for reimbursement of the costs of the 2000 Summer 
Youth Employment Program. 

The Youth-At-Risk grant will be administered 
through the Economic Development Industry Council 
and managed by the Parks and Recreation Department, 
which is coordinating the overall operational, financial 
management, and reporting of the Boston Youth 
Clean-Up Corps, the Boston Private Industry Council, 
and Action for Boston Community Development. The 
grant has been awarded for the purpose of hiring up to 
fifteen hundred (1,500) Boston residents, ages 14-20. 
The youths will be hired from the existing waiting lists 
of the Boston Youth Clean-Up Corps, the Boston Private 
Industry Council, and Action for Boston Community 
Development. The Boston Youth Clean-Up Corps will 
hire youths for positions within the Clean-Up Corps, 
community-based organizations, and non-profit agen- 
cies. Action for Boston Community Development is 
hiring youths for additional community-based organiza- 
tions within the City. The Boston Private Industry 
Council is hiring youths for positions within the Boston 



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area Heath Education Consortium, the municipal court 
system, and other nonprofit organizations. 

Administration of the 2000 Summer Youth 
Employment Program will not require additional full- 
time or part-time staffing. Existing personnel will be 
operating the program under the direction of the Chief 
of Basic City Service, Michael Galvin. 

I urge your Honorable Body to adopt this Order as 
soon as possible so that the City of Boston may accept 
and expend these funds expeditiously for the purposes 
for which they were granted. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44, § 53A, the 
Parks and Recreation Department, acting on behalf of 
the City of Boston, be and hereby is authorized to accept 
and expend a grant award not to exceed the amount of 
$4,000,000 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
The purpose of said funds is for the reimbursement of 
the costs of the 2000 Summer Youth Employment 
Program. 

Referred to the Committee on City and 
Neighborhood Services. 



Sincerely, 



MESSAGE TRANSMITTING CERTAIN INFORMA- 
TION FROM POLICE DEPARTMENT RE: 
CRIME STATISTICS (DOCKET NO. 0812) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 13,2000 
To the Boston City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith information received from the 
Boston Police Department pertaining to crime statistics 
for the period commencing January 1, 2000 and ending 
May 31,2000. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 
(Annexed hereto is the documentation referred to.) 
Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION FROM REPRESENTATIVE 
PAUL C. DEMAKIS RE: RESOLUTION 
PASSED BY CITY COUNCIL IN SUPPORT OF 
ACT TO AMEND SPEED LIMIT INSIDE 
THICKLY SETTLED AND BUSINESS DIS- 
TRICTS (DOCKET NO. 0813) 



The following was received: 

Rosaria Salerno, City Clerk 
City of Boston. 



June 6, 2000 



Dear Ms. Salerno: 

Thank you for forwarding a copy of the resolution 
passed by Boston City Council at its meeting on May 
17, 2000 regarding an act to amend the speed limit 
inside thickly settled and business districts from 30 
miles per hour to 25 miles per hour. 

I am pleased to inform you that I also support a speed 
limit reduction in these areas and believe that such a 
reduction would help to address public safety concerns. 
I believe that it is imperative that we follow in the foot- 
steps of the twenty-two other states that have already 
implemented similar speed limit reductions in heavily 
populated areas. 1 will work to take any action needed to 
ensure the well being of all pedestrians in the City of 
Boston. 

Please communicate this information to the Boston 
City Council. If you have any further questions or com- 
ments, please do not hesitate to let me know. 



Paul C. Demakis, 
State Representative. 
8th Suffolk District. 



Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM DEPARTMENT OF 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ENERGY 
RE: PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS 
GOVERNING EXPEDITED DISPUTE RESO- 
LUTION PROCESS FOR COMPLAINTS 
INVOLVING COMPETING TELECOMMUNI- 
CATIONS CARRIERS (DOCKET NO. 0814) 

Notice was received from the Department of 
Telecommunications and Energy re: promulgation of 
regulations governing an expedited dispute resolution 
process for complaints involving competing telecom- 
munications carriers. 

Placed on file. 



ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0815) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of his absence 
from the City on June 8, 2000 until June 1 1 , 2000. 
Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS MAY 3, 2000 MEET- 
ING (DOCKET NO. 0816) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

June 13, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Councillors: 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979, I hereby notify you of the following actions taken 
by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of May 3, 2000, viz: 

061 1 — Order authorizing the Commissioner of Parks 
and Recreation to accept and expend a grant of 
$3,288 from the Department of Environment 
Management for pruning, fertilizing and 
mulching twelve beech trees in Franklin Park. 
Approved by the Mayor May 1 1 , 2000. 

0612 — Order authorizing the Fire Commissioner to 
accept and expend a grant of $20,000 from the 
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
for local emergency planning and Hazardous 
Emergency Material Preparedness (HEMP) train- 
ing. 

Approved by the Mayor May 1 1 , 2000. 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salemo, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



NOTICE FROM CITY CLERK RE: ACTIONS TAKEN 
BY MAYOR ON PAPERS ACTED UPON BY 
CITY COUNCIL AT ITS MAY 10, 2000 MEET- 
ING (DOCKET NO 0817) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

June 13,2000 
To The City Council. 
Councillors, 

In accordance with Chapter 6 of the Ordinances of 
1979. I hereby notify you of the following actions taken 



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by the Mayor with regard to the papers acted upon by 
the City Council at its meeting of May 10, 2000, viz: 
0446 — Order for loan of $97,745,000 for the School 
Department. 

Approved by the Mayor May 15, 2000. 
0584 — Order approving a petition for a special law re: 
destruction of firearms. 
No Action To Date. 
0670 — Constable's Bond of Raymond Phoenix. 
Approved by the Mayor May 24, 2000. 
Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 

City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR ANNUAL APPROPRI- 
ATION OF $592,953,812 FOR THE SCHOOL 
DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0565) 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN, on behalf of the 
Committee on Education and School Matters, submitted 
the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0565, message of the Mayor 
and order for annual appropriation of $592,953,812 for 
the School Department (referred April 26) — recom- 
mending the order be rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR HEARING TO REVIEW 
AND DISCUSS METHOD OF PROCEDURES 
OF COMMISSION APPOINTED TO STUDY 
POLICIES, PRACTICES AND ORGANIZA- 
TION OF FIRE DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 
0187) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0187, order for a hearing to 
review and discuss the method of procedures of the 
Commission appointed to study the policies, practices 
and organization of the Fire Department (referred 
January 12) — recommending the order be placed on 
file. 

The report was accepted; the order was placed on 
hie. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR HEARING TO INVESTI- 
GATE WHAT EFFECT RELEVANT STATUTES 
HAVE ON TAXPAYERS IN CONNECTION 
WITH THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS' 
RESPONSIBILITIES OF BUDGETARY OVER- 
SIGHT (DOCKET NO. 0189) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0189, order for a hearing to 
investigate what effect the relevant statutes have on 
taxpayers in connection with their elected officials 
responsibilities of budgetary oversight (referred January 
12) — recommending the order be placed on file. 

The report was accepted; the order was placed on 
file. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK 
COUNTY SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $300,000 FROM EXEC- 
UTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR 
VIOLENT OFFENDER INCARCERATION 
AND TRUTH-IN SENTENCING INCENTIVE 
(DOCKET NO. 0554) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 



Report on Docket No. 0554, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Suffolk County Sheriff to 
accept and expend a grant of $300,000 from the 
Executive Office of Public Safety for the Violent 
Offender Incarceration and Truth in Sentencing 
Incentive (referred April 26) — recommending passage 
of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK 
COUNTY SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $27,0 18 FROM DEPART- 
MENT OF EDUCATION FOR PROVISION OF 
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION INSTRUC- 
TIONAL GRANT PROGRAMS (DOCKET NO. 
0556) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket, No. 0556, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Suffolk County Sheriff to 
accept and expend a grant of $27,018 from the 
Department of Education for the provision of Adult 
Basic Education Instructional gTant programs (referred 
April 26) — recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK 
COUNTY SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT $230,000 FROM DEPART- 
MENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AIDS BUREAU 
FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF HIV/AIDS 
PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND SUPPORT 
(DOCKET NO. 0557) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0557, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Suffolk County Sheriff to 
accept and expend a grant of $230,000 from the 
Department of Public Health AIDS Bureau for the 
implementation of an HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment 
and Support Program (referred April 26) — recom- 
mending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK 
COUNTY SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $95,000 FROM DEPART- 
MENT OF JUSTICE CORRECTIONS PRO- 
GRAMS IN COLLABORATION WITH EXEC- 
UTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY 
PROGRAMS DIVISION FOR PROVISION OF 
RESIDENTIAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PRO- 
GRAM (DOCKET NO. 0558) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0558 message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Suffolk County Sheriff to 
accept and expend a grant of $95,000 from the 
Department of Justice Corrections Programs in collabo- 
ration with the Executive Office of Public Safety 
Programs Division for the provision of Residential 
Substance Abuse Program (referred April 26) — recom- 
mending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted, the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK 
COUNTY SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $388,838 FROM 
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR LIFE 
SKILLS REINTEGRATION PROGRAM 
(DOCKET NO. 0559) 



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Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0559, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Suffolk County Sheriff to 
accept and expend a grant of $388,838 from the 
Department of Education for the Life Skills 
Reintegration Program (referred April 26) — recom- 
mending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK 
COUNTY SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $10,000 FROM DEPART- 
MENT OF CORRECTION'S DIVISION OF 
INMATE TRAINING AND EDUCATION AND 
CARL D. PERKINS VOCATIONAL AND 
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY GRANT FOR 
OPERATION OF COMPREHENSIVE EDUCA- 
TION, TRAINING, EMPLOYMENT AND SUP- 
PORT (DOCKET NO. 0560) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0560, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Suffolk County Sheriff to 
accept and expend a grant of $10,000 from the 
Department of Correction's Division of Inmate Training 
and Education and Carl D. Perkins Vocational and 
Applied Technology grant for the operation of a 
Comprehensive Education, Training, Employment and 
Support Program (referred April 26) — recommending 
passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK 
COUNTY SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $5,835 FROM DEPART- 
MENT OF EDUCATION FOR PROVISION OF 
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION INSTRUC- 
TIONAL PROGRAMS FOR THE INCARCER- 
ATED (DOCKET NO. 0561) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0561, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Suffolk County Sheriff to 
accept and expend a grant of $5,835 from the 
Department of Education for the provision of Adult 
Basic Education Instructional programs for the 
Incarcerated (referred April 26) — recommending pas- 
sage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK 
COUNTY SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $90,000 FROM DEPART- 
MENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN COLLABO- 
RATION WITH EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF 
PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS DIVISION 
FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING 
SERVICES (DOCKET NO. 0562) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0562, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Suffolk County Sheriff to 
accept and expend a grant of $90,000 from the 
Department of Public Health in collaboration with the 
Executive Office of Public Safety Programs Division for 
substance abuse counseling services (referred April 26) 
— recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



COUNTY SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $50,000 FROM DEPART- 
MENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, BUREAU OF 
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND 
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL FOR 
IMPLEMENTATION OF SYPHILIS ELIMINA- 
TION PROGRAM (DOCKET NO. 0667) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0667, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Suffolk County Sheriff to 
accept and expend a grant of $50,000 from the 
Department of Public Health, Bureau of Communicable 
Disease Control and the Center for Disease Control for 
the implementation of a Syphilis Elimination Program 
(referred May 10) — recommending the passage of the 
order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK 
COUNTY SHERIFF TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND GRANT OF $110,000 FROM 
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR PROVI- 
SION OF ADULT BASIC EDUCATION PRO- 
GRAMS (DOCKET NO. 0555) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0555, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Suffolk County Sheriff to 
accept and expend a grant of $110,000 from the 
Department of Education for the provision of Adult 
Basic Education programs (referred April 26) — recom- 
mending passage of the order as amended. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed as 
amended. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR ANNUAL APPROPRIA- 
TION AND TAX ORDER FOR FY2001 
(DOCKET NO. 0564) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0564, message of the Mayor 
and order for annual appropriation and tax order for 
FY2001 (referred April 26) — recommending the order 
be rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING CITY TO 
ENTER INTO ONE OR MORE LEASE, 
LEASE-PURCHASE OR INSTALLMENT 
SALES AGREEMENTS IN FY01 IN AMOUNT 
NOT TO EXCEED $13,750,000 AND FY02 IN 
AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $ 13,750,000 TO 
BE USED BY DIFFERENT CITY DEPART- 
MENTS FOR ACQUISITION OF EQUIPMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0566) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0566, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the City to enter into one or more 
lease, lease-purchase or installment sales agreements in 
FY01 in an amount not to exceed $13,750,000 and 
FY02 in an amount not to exceed $13,750,000 to be 
used by different City departments for the acquisition of 
equipment (referred April 26) — recommending the 
order be rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING SUFFOLK 



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REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $17,172,000 
FOR REMODELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR 
MAKING EXTRAORDINARY REPAIRS TO 
PUBLIC BUILDINGS OWNED BY CITY 
INCLUDING ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND 
LANDSCAPING, PAVING AND OTHER SITE 
IMPROVEMENTS INCIDENTAL OR 

DIRECTLY RELATED TO SUCH REMODEL- 
ING, RECONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR FOR 
COMMUNITY CENTERS, FIRE, LIBRARY, 
NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT, PARKS 
AND RECREATION, POLICE, PROPERTY 
MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH COMMIS- 
SION, PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTA- 
TION DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0567) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0567, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $17,172,000 for remodeling, 
reconstructing or making extraordinary repairs to public 
buildings owned by the city including original equip- 
ment and landscaping, paving and other site improve- 
ments incidental or directly related to such remodeling, 
reconstruction or repair for the Community Centers, 
Fire, Library, Neighborhood Development, Parks and 
Recreation, Police, Property Management, Public 
Health Commission, Public Works and Transportation 
Department (referred April 26) — recommending the 
order be rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $8,790,000 
FOR THE ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION OF 
PUBLIC WAYS OR EXTENSION OR WIDEN- 
ING THEREOF INCLUDING LAND DAM- 
AGES AND THE COST OF PAVEMENT AND 
SIDEWALKS LAID AT THE TIME OF SAID 
CONSTRUCTION OR FOR THE CONSTRUC- 
TION OF STONE, BLOCK, BRICK, CEMENT 
CONCRETE, BITUMINOUS CONCRETE AND 
MACADAM OR OTHER PERMANENT PAVE- 
MENT OF SIMILAR LASTING CHARACTER 
FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0568) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0568, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $8,790,000 for the original con- 
struction of public ways or extension or widening 
thereof including land damages and the cost of pave- 
ment and sidewalks laid at the time of said construction 
or for the construction of stone, block, brick, cement 
concrete, bituminous concrete and macadam or other 
permanent pavement of similar lasting character for the 
Public Works Department (referred April 26) — recom- 
mending the order be rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $202,000 FOR 
REMODELING, RECONSTRUCTION OR 
REHABILITATION OF EXISTING FIRE- 
FIGHTING APPARATUS AND HEAVY 
EQUIPMENT FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0569) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0569, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $202,000 for the remodeling, 
reconstruction or rehabilitation of existing firefighting 
apparatus and heavy equipment for the Fire Department 
(referred April 26) — recommending the order be 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $2,590,000 
FOR ACQUIRING LAND OR INTEREST IN 
LAND FOR ANY PURPOSE FOR WHICH 
CITY IS OR MAY HEREAFTER BE AUTHO- 
RIZED TO ACQUIRE LAND OR INTERESTS 
THEREIN; AND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 
BUILDINGS OR FOR ADDITIONS TO SUCH 
BUILDINGS WHERE SUCH ADDITIONS 
INCREASE FLOOR SPACE OF SAID BUILD- 
INGS INCLUDING COST OF ORIGINAL 
EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS OF SAID 
BUILDINGS FOR LIBRARY AND POLICE 
DEPARTMENTS (DOCKET NO. 0570) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0570, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $2,590,000 for acquiring land or 
interest in land for any purpose for which the City is or 
may hereafter be authorized to acquire land or interests 
therein; and for the construction of buildings or for addi- 
tions to such buildings where such additions increase 
the floor space of said buildings including the cost of 
original equipment and furnishings of said buildings for 
the Library and Police departments (referred April 26) - 
recommending the order be rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $127,000 FOR 
COST OF ENGINEERING OR ARCHITEC- 
TURAL SERVICES FOR PLANS AND SPECI- 
FICATIONS FOR BOSTON REDEVELOP- 
MENT (DOCKET NO. 0571) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 057 1 , message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $127,000 for the cost of 
engineering or architectural services for plans and spec- 
ifications for the Boston Redevelopment (referred April 
26) — recommending the order be rejected without 
prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $3,172,000 
FOR COST OF DEPARTMENTAL EQUIP- 
MENT TO SERVICE FIRE, PARKS AND 
RECREATION AND SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0572) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0572, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $3,172,000 for the cost of depart- 
mental equipment to service the Fire, Parks and 
Recreation and School departments (referred April 26) 
— recommending the order be rejected without 
prejudice. 

The report was accepted: the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $8. 171,000 
FOR PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTION OF 
MUNICIPAL OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL 
AND ATHLETIC FACILITIES INCLUDING 
ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT OF 
LAND AND CONSTRUCTION AND RECON- 
STRUCTION OF SUCH FACILITIES FOR 



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PARKS AND RECREATION AND SCHOOL 
DEPARTMENTS (DOCKET NO. 0573) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0573, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $8, 1 7 1 ,000 for the purpose of con- 
struction of municipal outdoor recreational and athletic 
facilities including the acquisition and development of 
land and the construction and reconstruction of such 
facilities for the Parks and Recreation and School 
departments (referred April 26) — recommending the 
order be rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER TO AMEND LOAN ORDER 
ORIGINALLY PASSED ON JUNE 24, 1998 
AND JULY 15, 1998 AND APPROVED BY 
MAYOR ON JULY 21, 1998 OF 520,000.000 
AND AMENDED ON JUNE 23, 1999 AND 
JULY 14, 1999 AND APPROVED BY MAYOR 
ON JULY 22, 1999 TO AMOUNT OF 
$26,060,000 IS FURTHER AMENDED BY 
INSERTING IN PLACE THEREOF $34,948,000 
FOR DEVELOPMENT. DESIGN, PURCHASE 
AND INSTALLATION OF COMPUTER 
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE AND IMPLE- 
MENTATION AND OPERATION OF CITY- 
WIDE ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION 
SYSTEM FOR HUMAN RESOURCES, PAY- 
ROLL AND FINANCE PJNCTIONS (DOCKET 
NO. 0574) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0574. message of the Mayor 
and order to amend loan order originally passed on June 
24, 1998 and July 15, 1998 and approved by the Mayor 
on July 21, 1998 of $20,000,000 and amended on June 
23, 1999 and July 14, 1999 and approved by the Mayor 
on July 22, 1999 to the amount of $26,060,000 is further 
amended by inserting in place thereof $34,948,000 for 
the development, design, purchase and installation of 
computer hardware and software and the implementa- 
tion and operation of the city-wide administrative infor- 
mation system for human resources, payroll and finance 
functions (referred April 26) — recommending the 
order be rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted: the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $3,818,000 
FOR PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF 
COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE 
FOR MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SER- 
VICES AND SCHOOL DEPARTMENTS 
(DOCKET NO. 0575) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0575, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $3,818,000 for the purchase and 
installation of computer hardware and software for the 
Management Information Services and School depart- 
ments (referred April 26) — recommending the order be 
rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



ELING. RECONSTRUCTING OR MAKING 
MAJOR ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND 
MAJOR REPAIRS TO EXISTING FACILITIES 
FOR PURPOSE OF VARIOUS CITY DEPART- 
MENTS INCLUDING BOSTON REDEVELOP- 
MENT AUTHORITY, NEIGHBORHOOD 
DEVELOPMENT AND PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION DEPARTMENTS (DOCKET NO. 0576) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0576, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $ 1 .370,000 for the purpose of plan- 
ning, designing, acquiring land for, constructing and 
originally equipping structures and facilities and for 
remodeling, reconstructing or making major alterations, 
additions and major repairs to existing facilities for the 
purpose of various city departments including the 
Boston Redevelopment Authority, Neighborhood 
Development and Parks and Recreation departments 
(referred April 26) — recommending the order be 
rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $ 10,087,000 
FOR PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING LAND FOR, 
CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGINALLY EQUIP- 
PING AND FURNISHING PUBLIC SCHOOL- 
HOUSES AND ADDITIONS AND FOR 
RECONSTRUCTION, REMODELING, REHA- 
BILITATION AND MODERNIZATION OF 
ANY SCHOOLHOUSE OR ADDITION 
(DOCKET NO. 0577) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0577, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $10,087,000 for the purpose of 
acquiring land for, constructing and originally equip- 
ping and furnishing public schoolhouses and additions 
and for the reconstruction, remodeling, rehabilitation 
and modernization of any schoolhouse or addition 
(referred April 26) — recommending the order be 
rejected without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the order was rejected 
without prejudice. 



ORDER TO DECLARE SURPLUS PORTION OF 
HIGHWAY NAMED OLD CENTRE STREET 
AND TO TRANSFER CARE, CUSTODY, 
MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF SAID 
PROPERTY TO PUBLIC FACILITIES COM- 
MISSION FOR SALE OR LEASE (DOCKET 
NO. 0614) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0614 
from the Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $1,370,000 
FOR PURPOSE OF PLANNING, DESIGNING, 
ACQUIRING LAND FOR, CONSTRUCTING 
AND ORIGINALLY EQUIPPING STRUC- 
TURES AND FACILITIES AND FOR REMOD- 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR HEARING TO DISCUSS 
IMPACT THAT COMMUNITY HEALTH CEN- 
TERS HAVE UPON NEIGHBORHOODS AND 
TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF TASK 
FORCE TO IDENTIFY FUTURE FUNDING 
OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT WORK OF 
COMMUNITY CENTERS (DOCKET NO. 
0230) 

Councillor ROACHE on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Health, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0230, order for a hearing to 



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discuss the impact that community health centers have 
upon the neighborhoods and to consider the develop- 
ment of a task force to identify future funding opportu- 
nities to support the work of community centers 
(referred January 26) — recommending the order be 
placed on file. 

The report was accepted; the order was placed on 
file. 



ORDER APPROVING APPROPRIATION OF 
$1,555,430.29 FOR LIBRARY OF LAST 
RECOURSE (DOCKET NO. 0485) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0485 from the 
Committee on Library Services. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the order was 
passed. 



REPORT ON PETITION OF FOX BUS LINES, INC. 
FOR LICENSE TO OPERATE MOTOR VEHI- 
CLES FOR CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS 
FOR HIRE (DOCKET NO. 0619) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO, on behalf of the 
Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0619, petition of Fox Bus 
Lines, Inc. for license to operate motor vehicles for the 
carriage of passengers for hire (referred May 3) recom- 
mending petition be granted with certain conditions. 

The report was accepted; the petition was granted 
with certain conditions. 



REPORT ON PETITION OF IQBAL BUTT FOR 
LICENSE TO OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLES 
FOR CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS FOR HIRE 
(DOCKET NO. 0105) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO, on behalf of the 
Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0105, petition of Iqbal Butt for 
license to operate motor vehicles for the carriage of 
passengers for hire (referred August 25, 1999) — 
recommending petition be denied without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the petition was denied 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON PETITION OF J. L. GODFREY D/B/A 
AFFORDABLE SHUTTLE. FOR LICENSE TO 
OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLES FOR CAR- 
RIAGE OF PASSENGERS FOR HIRE 
(DOCKET NO. 0107) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO, on behalf of the 
Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0107, petition of J. L. Godfrey 
d/b/a Affordable Shuttle for license to operate motor 
vehicles for the carriage of passengers for hire (referred 
November 17, 1999) — recommending petition be 
denied without prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the petition was denied 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON PETITION OF BETHANY LIMOUSINE 
FOR LICENSE TO OPERATE MOTOR VEHI- 
CLES FOR CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS 
FOR HIRE (DOCKET NO. 0109) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO. on behalf of the 
Committee on Economic Development and 



Transportation, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0109, petition of Bethany 
Limousine for license to operate motor vehicles for the 
carriage of passengers for hire (referred December 8, 
1999) — recommending petition be denied without 
prejudice. 

The report was accepted; the petition was denied 
without prejudice. 



REPORT ON ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR 
SPECIAL LAW TO PROVIDE MINIMUM 
RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE OF $12,000 TO 
RETIREES OF STATE-BOSTON RETIRE- 
MENT SYSTEM WHO RETIRED WITH AT 
LEAST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF CRED- 
ITABLE SERVICE WITH EMPLOYER MEM- 
BER OF STATE-BOSTON RETIREMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0484) 

Councillor FEENEY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Government Operations, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0484, message of the Mayor 
and order approving a petition for a special law to 
provide a minimum retirement allowance of $12,000 to 
retirees of the State-Boston Retirement System who 
retired with at least twenty-five years of creditable 
service with an employer member of the State-Boston 
Retirement System (referred April 5) — recommending 
passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW RELATIVE TO CERTAIN SCHOOL 
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (DOCKET NO. 
0563) 

Councillor MURPHY called Docket No. 0563 from 
the Committee of the Whole. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor MURPHY, the order was 
passed; yeas 9, nays, 3, present 1: 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Flaherty, Hennigan, 
Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Roache, Ross, Scapicchio — 9. 

Nays — Councillors Davis-Mullen, Turner, Yancey 
— 3. 

Present — Councillor Feeney — 1 . 



RESOLUTION RE: EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION 
OF LINKAGE FUNDS AND COMMUNITY 
BENEFITS (DOCKET NO. 0818) 

Councillors TURNER and YANCEY offered the 
following: 

Whereas, Linkage was established as a mechanism to 
provide gap financing for affordable housing for neigh- 
borhoods throughout the city that are directly and indi- 
rectly impacted by a particular development project; and 

Whereas, The concept of community benefits was 
established to provide funds to mitigate the effects of 
development upon impacted neighborhoods as well as 
provide community development funds for such neigh- 
borhoods; and 

Whereas, The Boston City Council needs to establish 
a concept for the equitable sharing of these funds that 
can help to mitigate the confusion surrounding linkage 
and community benefits relating to the Convention 
Center Hotel and Seaport District; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council proposes 
that: 

l)No more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the 
linkage funds from any one project should be 
available to a directly impacted neighborhood; 

2) Community benefit negotiations be supervised 
and coordinated by the Boston Redevelopment 
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established for such purposes; and 
3) When large scale developments have an impact on 
specific neighborhoods, as well as, the City over- 
all, such as those in the Seaport area, Fenway Park 
area. Parcel 18 in the Roxbury area, the BRA 
would ensure that: 

a) Representatives of all neighborhoods directly 
or indirectly impacted by development projects 
are involved in the negotiations; and 

b) Consideration be given to providing the flow of 
benefits to all neighborhoods throughout the 
City. 

Councillor FLAHERTY moved the question. 



Councillor FEENEY in the Chair. 



President KELLY in the Chair. 



The motion was carried. 

The resolution was not adopted; yeas 2; nays 11: 

Yeas — Councillors Turner, Yancey — 2. 

Nays — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Roache, 
Ross, Scapicchio — 1 1 . 



RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING SUPPORT FOR 
CHAPTER 371 OF ACTS OF 1987 WHEREBY 
HOUSING LINKAGE FUNDS DISTRIBUTED 
SOLELY BY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING 
TRUST (DOCKET NO. 0823) 

Councillors HONAN, HENNIGAN, ROSS, 
SCAPICCHIO, YANCEY and CONLEY offered the 
following: 

Whereas, Chapter 371 of the Acts of 1987 enacted a 
legal mechanism to mitigate the effects of new large- 
scale commercial real estate development; and 

Whereas, Chapter 371 set forth the parameters and 
legal guidelines whereby linkage dollars are to be 
disbursed; and 

Whereas, Article 80B-7.4 of the Boston Zoning Code 
stipulates that not less than twenty percent of any 
Housing Contribution Grant shall be reserved for pro- 
posed projects directly affected by the housing impacts 
of new commercial development in the neighborhoods 
of Boston; and 

Whereas, The Neighborhood Housing Trust was 
established by ordinance in 1986 and confirmed by 
Chapter 371 of the Acts of 1987 as the legal entity 
through which linkage funds are received and approved 
for distribution; and 

Whereas, The Neighborhood Housing Trust has 
awarded an estimated $48 million in linkage funds to 
contribute to the successful creation of over 5,000 units 
of housing across the city; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council in meeting 
assembled hereby reaffirms its support for Chapter 37 1 
of the Acts of 1987, whereby housing linkage funds are 
distributed solely by the Neighborhood Housing Trust. 

Councillor FLAHERTY moved the question. 

The motion was carried. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules; yeas 13. 



RESOLUTION SUPPORTING SENATE BILL S573, 
KINSHIP CARE BILL (DOCKET NO. 0819) 

Councillors ROACHE, ROSS, KELLY, TURNER, 
YANCEY and SCAPICCHIO offered the following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston is experiencing an 
increase in the number of children being raised in the 
care of family members other than their parents; and 

Whereas, Placement of children with their kin offers 



an environment that surrounds them with family mem- 
bers they know and trust, while keeping them connected 
to their siblings and passing along a strong family 
identity; and 

Whereas, Being the head of such a non-traditional 
family can alter all aspects of the relatives' lives bring- 
ing added costs to the household in the form of child 
care, health care, and housing, while placing' enormous 
physical and emotional burdens on these relatives; and 

Whereas, These families are fast becoming a very 
large and important part of the fabric of all of Boston's 
neighborhoods and it is of the utmost importance that 
we provide the maximum amount of support to ensure 
the successful upbringing of the children; and 

Whereas, The Massachusetts State Senate, in the 
form of Senate Bill S573 or the Kinship Care Bill, has 
proposed a Family Preservation Trust Fund to provide 
the resources to allow these families to stay intact with 
the hope of keeping children out of foster care; therefore 
be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council recognize the 
efforts of the Bill's sponsors, and, most importantly, the 
needs of this growing number of households that are 
raising non-custodial children; and be it further 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, herein 
assembled, supports the passage of Senate Bill S573; 
and be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be sent to 
the Chairman of the Massachusetts Senate Committee 
on Ways and Means and the President of the 
Massachusetts State Senate. 

The resolution was adopted under suspension of 
the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0820) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 10, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 23, 
2000: 

Adam D. Weingarten, secretary, $540.94, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0821) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, July 1, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, July 28, 
2000: 

James J. Duane IV, secretary, $250, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO EXAMINE ELIMINA- 
TION OF 3 P.M. TO 11 P.M. SHIFT OF 
ENFORCEMENT DIVISION OF TRANS- 
PORTATION DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 

0822) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO, KELLY, MURPHY, 
CONLEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, FEENEY, ROSS, 
ROACHE, FLAHERTY, HONAN, HENNIGAN, 
TURNER and YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, The Boston Transportation Department is 
planning to eliminate the 3 p.m. to 1 1 p.m. shift of the 
Enforcement Division, thereby eliminating the 
enforcement of .parking rules and regulations after 8 
p.m.; and 

Whereas, The elimination of Enforcement Officers 
from nighttime shifts will negatively impact the 
residential neighborhoods of Boston in terms of 
parking, traffic, and public safety, and 



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Whereas, The 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift of the 
Enforcement Division has been a great asset to the City 
of Boston through its coverage of residential 
neighborhoods and its enforcement of residential 
parking regulations, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council hold a hearing 
to examine this plan and determine its impacts on the 
City of Boston and its neighborhoods; and be it further 

Ordered, That the appropriate personnel from the 
Boston Transportation Department and the Boston 
Police Department be invited to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW DIRECTING STATE-BOSTON RETIRE- 
MENT BOARD TO RETIRE DETECTIVE 
ROBERT ROGERS (DOCKET NO. 0824) 

Councilor HONAN offered the following: 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under Clause (1) of Section 
Eight of Article Two, as amended, of the Amendments 
to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
providing precisely as follows, except for clerical or 
editorial changes of form only: 

Whereas, Robert Rogers sustained serious injuries 
while in the performance of his duties, and as a result is 
totally and permanently incapacitated from further 
service as a Boston Police Detective; the Boston City 
Council hereby 

Petitions, that the following bill for a special law be 
enacted. 

Section 1: Notwithstanding the provisions of any 
general or special law to the contrary and in order to 
promote the public good, the State-Boston Retirement 
Board is hereby authorized and directed to retire Robert 
Rogers, a Detective of the City of Boston who, as a 
result of injuries sustained while in the performance of 
his duties on December Twenty-Sixth, Nineteen 
Hundred Ninety-Eight (12/26/98), is totally and perma- 
nently incapacitated from further service as a Detective. 

Robert Rogers was seriously injured on December 
26, 1998, when he was en route home from work and 
observed a gray Innniti sedan bearing Massachusetts 
Plate No. 1 168 JF traveling at a high rate of speed in the 
vicinity of East Milton on Route 93 Southbound. The 
vehicle suddenly lost control and traveled from the left 
lane across the highway to the right lane, striking a 
guard rail underneath the Bates Avenue Overpass, then 
traveling back across the highway to the left lane, 
striking the jersey barriers at the HOV lane before 
coming to rest. Detective Rogers then pulled off the 
roadway to the right side of the road just before Exit 8, 
Furnace Brook Parkway. He exited his vehicle, called 
for help on his police hand-held radio, and then 
approached the Infiniti sedan in order to render aid. At 
this time, two males who had occupied the front of the 
vehicle were getting out via the right front door. 
Detective Rogers identified himself to the individuals as 
a Boston Police Officer and began assisting a third party 
who was in the back seat area of the Infiniti and 
appeared to be having trouble getting out of the vehicle. 
It is at this time, while Detective Rogers was assisting 
the rear seat passenger out of the vehicle, that a white 
1988 Mazda 626 bearing Massachusetts Plate No. 
172-FVH, operated by Mr. Craig W. Gillespie, came 
upon the accident scene. Gillespie stated he was travel- 
ing in the left lane at 70 mph when he came around the 
slight curve and observed the gray Infiniti sedan dis- 
abled in the left lane against the jersey barriers and two 
or three people standing in the roadway in the left lane 
at the right side of the disabled vehicle. Mr. Gillespie 
stated he attempted to slow down and change from the 



left lane to the third travel lane in order to avoid hitting 
the vehicle or the pedestrians, however his vehicle 
struck the right rear quarter panel and right side and 
doors of the disabled vehicle, and also struck two or 
three pedestrians. A third vehicle, a 1993 white 
Volkswagen Cabriolet, bearing Massachusetts Plate No. 
RW 67 WB, being driven by Mrs. Renee A. Bums, was 
traveling behind Mr. Gillespie in the left hand lane at 
approximately 60 mph. She observed Mr. Gillespie run 
over some debris from the Infiniti and attempt to change 
lanes. Ms. Bums also braked and attempted to change 
lanes to avoid contacting the disabled vehicle, however, 
she was unable to avoid striking the disabled Infiniti, 
although not as severely as had Mr. Gillespie's vehicle. 

Detective Rogers was severely and permanently 
injured, in the performance of his duty, while attempting 
to aid the victims of a traffic accident. Detective Rogers 
sustained compound fractures of both his lower left leg 
and lower right leg and multiple contusions to his head 
and body as a result of being struck by the vehicles as he 
attempted to render aid to the injured passengers of the 
car. The other individual who had been helping 
Detective Rogers was killed as a result of being struck 
by the car. 

The annual amount of pension payable to Robert 
Rogers shall be in an amount equal to the regular rate of 
compensation which would have been paid had he 
continued in service as a Detective of said City at the 
grade held by him at the time of his retirement. Such 
retirement shall become effective as of the date follow- 
ing the last day on which he received regular compensa- 
tion. Upon such retirement, the State-Boston Retirement 
Board shall forthwith pay to him the amount credited to 
him as accumulated total deductions in the annuity 
savings of the State-Boston Retirement System. 

Section 2: Said Robert Rogers shall be entitled to 
receive such indemnification for all hospital, medical 
and related expenses that have been or may be incurred 
after the date of his retirement as a result of the injuries 
sustained by him while in the performance of his duties, 
according to the provisions of Chapter 4 1 of the General 
Laws. 

Section 3: This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER FOR HEARING IN ORDER TO FOCUS ON 
WORK OF COMMUNITY DISORDERS UNIT 
(DOCKET NO. 0825) 

Councillors TURNER and YANCEY offered the 
following: 

Whereas, The City of Boston needs to aggressively 
deal with crimes of racial intolerance and racial hatred 
in order to maintain freedom, justice and equality for all 
of the citizens and visitors in Boston; and 

Whereas, Recent media reports have indicated that 
there has been an increase in the reporting of hate 
crimes in the City of Boston, while simultaneously a 
decrease in the prosecution of such crimes; therefore be 
it 

Ordered, That Boston City Council hold a public 
hearing to in order to focus on among other things the 
work of the Community Disorders Unit and the process, 
criteria and factors used to determine the presence and 
or indication that a crime is racially motivated and 
process by which prosecution is sought; be it further 

Ordered, That representatives of the Boston Police 
Department, the Mayor's Office and the public, be 
invited to attend and testify. Notice of said hearing is to 
be published in the City Record. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO DISCUSS FEASIBILITY 
OF ALLOWING PRIVATE DEVELOPERS TO 
REHABILITATE BOSTON HOUSING 
AUTHORITY UNITS AS PART OF THEIR 



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INCLUSIONARY ZONING RESPONSIBILITY 
(DOCKET NO. 0826) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO offered the following: 

Whereas, The sharply increased cost of housing in the 
City of Boston has forced many low- and middle- 
income families out of the city; and 

Whereas. Private developers building in excess of 
100,000 square feet of space must contribute a Linkage 
Payment to the Neighborhood Housing Trust; and 

Whereas. Private developers of market-rate housing 
within the City of Boston are obligated to provide 
certain percentages of affordable housing as part of the 
city's inclusionary zoning policy; and 

Whereas, The Boston Housing Authority owns many 
dilapidated units throughout the neighborhoods of the 
city that could be rehabilitated at a fraction of the cost 
of creating new housing, therefore be it 

Ordered. That the Boston City Council hold a hearing 
to discuss the feasibility of allowing private developers 
to rehabilitate Boston Housing Authority units as a part 
of their inclusionary zoning responsibility, and be it 
further 

Ordered, That the appropriate personnel from the 
Boston Housing Authority and other agencies be invited 
to attend. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, sixteen 
late-filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0840) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, June 17, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, June 23, 
2000: 

Enerio Barros, secretary. S3, 300. full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



RESOLUTION THAT BARGE BE REMOVED FROM 
HARBOR DURING ARRIVAL OF TALL SHIPS 
(DOCKET NO.0841) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO offered the following: 

Whereas, The Boston Harbor is a major point of 
interest for the residents of Boston and tourists alike, 
and will increase in visibility during the arrival of the 
Tall Ships; and 

Whereas, A barge sits anchored in the harbor holding 
a 24 feet by 72 feet billboard functioning as an adver- 
tisement for Dirtpile.com; and 

Whereas, The barge is unsightly and offers nothing 
positive to the community, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council request that 
the owner of the barge remove this eyesore from the 
harbor; and be further 

Resolved, That the Massachusetts Port Authority and 
the United States Coast Guard be requested to provide 
assistance in this matter. 

The rules were suspended; the resolution was 
adopted. 



ORDER FOR ANNUAL APPROPRIATION OF 
$591,998,242 FOR SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0842) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 



June 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith an appropriation order for the 
Boston Public Schools for FYOl in the amount of 
$591,998,242 submitted pursuant to the provisions of 
Chapter 224 of the Acts of 1936, as amended by Chapter 
190 of the Acts of 1982, as further amended by Chapter 
701 of the Acts of 1986, Chapter 613 of the Acts of 
1987, and Chapter 108 of the Acts of 1991. 

This budget, which is $16.7 million larger than the 
FY00 budget, continues my commitment to improving 
education. The FYOl operating budget continues fund- 
ing for the City's five year plan of reform, "Focus on 
Children" aimed at improving school performance. 
Among the programs and initiatives this budget funds 
are new resources for literacy and math programs; new 
instructional materials; on-going support for high 
schools to meet accreditation standards; and continued 
investment in technology in the schools. 

The resubmission transfers $955,570 from the School 
Budget to the City's Operating Budget in order to fund 
the consolidation of the School Department's legal 
services within the Law Department. This transfer is 
part of an effort to look at all city functions to improve 
efficiency. 

My commitment to schools is also illustrated through 
the City's Five Year Capital Plan. The City of Boston 
FY01-FY05 Capital Plan includes authorization of the 
construction of three new schools: Orchard Gardens 
(grades K-8), Brunswick Gardens (grades 6-8), and 
Mildred Avenue (grades 6-8). 

The Boston School Committee and the 
Superintendent have submitted a budget that balances 
competing priorities within available resources. This 
budget provides our students with the tools necessary to 
meet the standards that have been established by the 
Boston School Committee. I respectfully request your 
support of the FYOl appropriation for the Boston Public 
Schools. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That pursuant to Chapter 224 of the Acts of 
1936, as amended by Chapter 190 of the Acts of 1982. 
and as further amended by Chapter 701 of the Acts of 
1986, Chapter 613 of the Acts of 1987, and Chapter 108 
of the Acts of 1991, to meet the current operating 
expenses of the School Department in the fiscal period 
commencing July 1 , 2000 and ending June 30, 2001 , the 
sum of $591,998,242 be, and the same hereby is, 
appropriated, said sum to be raised by taxation pursuant 
to Section 23 of Chapter 59 of the General Laws: 
Boston School Department $591,998,242 
Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR ANNUAL APPROPRI- 
ATION AND TAX ORDER FOR FY2001 
(DOCKET NO. 0843) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I retransmit herewith my Recommended Budget for 
Fiscal Year 2001 for the City of Boston and County of 
Suffolk. The Recommended Operating Budget totaling 
$1.7 billion is 5.4 percent greater than the Fiscal Year 
2000 Adopted Budget and would represent the City's 
16th consecutive balanced budget. 

As you are aware, the City is still awaiting final action 
on the State's Fiscal Year 2001 Budget — Conference 
Committee deliberations are underway. The Fiscal Year 



JUNE 14, 2000 145 



2001 Budget is based on the House version of the state 
budget; the Senate version appropriates $ 1 .6 million less 
to the City's General Fund. We continue to work with 
the members of the Conference Committee to ensure 
that the City's needs are recognized. 

Consistent with my original budget transmission sub- 
mitted to you in April, this budget emphasizes the 
following priorities which have been deliberated and 
supported in the City Council over the last two months: 
improving the quality of residential life in the neighbor- 
hoods; accelerating the production of affordable 
housing; continuing the City's multi-year reform efforts 
in the Boston Public Schools; assisting in the healthy 
development of our City's youth at home, at school and 
in the community; and improving the public health 
through a variety of essential programs and services. 

To finalize the issues requiring your consideration 
before the fiscal year begins on July 1, I am proposing 
an increase of $1,290,570 to the original operating 
budget submission, as well as a $955,570 reduction to 
the Boston Public Schools appropriation to be submitted 
separately today. This adjustment includes a transfer of 
responsibility from the School Department to the Law 
Department to consolidate the legal services portion of 
the School Department within the Law Department. 
This change, like others made in the original budget 
submission, reflects my commitment to improve city 
services by creating an organization that will function 
more effectively. To effect this transfer, $955,570 has 
been taken from the School appropriation and $955,570 
is being added to the Law Department appropriation. In 
addition, the review of departments' budget has high- 
lighted the need for adjustments of $160,000 in the 
Emergency Shelter Commission, $130,000 for the City 
Council and $45,000 in the Licensing Board. 

This budget balances competing priorities within the 
City's available resources. I respectfully request your 
favorable action on the Fiscal Year 2001 Operating 
Budget and the Five Year Capital Plan for FY01 to 
FY 05. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 



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Ordered, 1. That to meet the current expenses of the 
City of Boston and the County of Suffolk, in the fiscal 
year commencing July 1. 2000 and ending June 30, 
2001, the respective sums of money specified in the 
schedules hereinafter set out, be, and the same hereby 
are, appropriated for expenditure under the direction of 
the respective boards and officers severally specified, for 
the several specific purposes hereinafter designated and, 
except for transfers lawfully made, for such purposes 
only said appropriations, to the extent they are for the 
maintenance and operation of parking meters, and the 
regulation of parking and other activities incident 
thereto (which is hereby determined to be $10,000,000), 
being made out of the income from parking meters and, 
to the extent they are for other purposes, being made out 
of the proceeds from the sale of tax title possessions and 
receipts from tax title redemptions in addition to the 
total real and personal property taxes of prior years 
collected from July 1, 1999 up to and including March 
31, 2000, as certified by the City Auditor under Section 
23 of Chapter 59 of the General Laws and the proceeds 
from the sale of surplus property to be transferred in an 
amount not to exceed $1,000,000 pursuant to the pro- 
visions of Section 24 of Chapter 190 of the Acts of 1982 
as amended by Section 4 of Chapter 701 of the Acts of 
1986, and out of available funds on hand July 1, 2000, 
as certified by the Director of Accounts under said 
Section 23, and the balance of said appropriations to be 
raised by taxation pursuant to said Section 23; and 
further 

Ordered, II. That to meet so much of the expenses of 
maintaining, improving and embellishing in the fiscal 
period commencing July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 
2001 , cemeteries owned by the City of Boston, or in its 
charge, as is not met by the income of deposits for per- 
petual care on hand December 31, 1999, the respective 
sum of money specified in the subjoined schedule be, 
and the same hereby is. appropriated out of the fund set 
up under Chapter 13 of the Acts of 1961 the same to be 
expended under the direction of the Commissioner of 
Parks and Recreation: 

400100 

Cemetery Division 

Parks and Recreation Department 

$1,678,386 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO 
ONE OR MORE LEASE, LEASE-PURCHASE 
OR INSTALLMENT SALES AGREEMENTS 
IN FY01 IN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 
$13,750,000 AND FY02 IN AMOUNT NOT TO 
EXCEED $13,750,000 TO BE USED BY DIF- 
FERENT CITY DEPARTMENTS FOR ACQUI- 
SITION OF EQUIPMENT (DOCKET NO. 0844) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

1 transmit herewith for your approval an order autho- 
rizing the City of Boston to enter into one or more lease, 
lease-purchase or installment sales agreements in Fiscal 
Year 2001 in an amount not to exceed $13,750,000 and 
in Fiscal Year 2002, also in an amount not to exceed 
$13,750,000. These funds will be used by different City 
departments for the acquisition of equipment in further- 
ance of their respective governmental functions. The list 
of equipment includes: computer equipment (hardware 
and software); motor vehicles and trailers; firefighting 
equipment; office equipment; photocopying equipment; 
telecommunications, equipment, medical equipment; 
school and educational equipment; school buses; park- 



ing meters; and equipment functionally related to, and 
components of, the foregoing. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order as 
expeditiously as possible to ensure the successful 
completion of the equipment acquisition program. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M.. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That pursuant to section 1 1 of chapter 643 
of the acts of 1983, the City of Boston, acting by and 
through its Purchasing Agent and its Collector- 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized 
to acquire the following department equipment by 
entering into one or more lease, lease-purchase or 
installment sales agreements in Fiscal Year 2001, in an 
amount not to exceed $ 13,750,000 and in Fiscal Year 
2002 also in an amount not to exceed $ 13,750,000, in 
such form or forms as the Purchasing Agent and the 
Collector-Treasurer may determine with the approval of 
the Mayor; computer equipment (hardware and soft- 
ware); motor vehicles and trailers; firefighting equip- 
ment; office equipment; photocopying equipment; 
telecommunication equipment, medical equipment; 
school and educational equipment, parking meters; and 
equipment functionally related to, and components of, 
the foregoing; and further 

Ordered, That pursuant of section 9 of the Chapter 
643 of the Acts of 1983, the Collector-Treasurer be, and 
hereby is, authorized to execute and deliver, as appro- 
priate, on behalf of the City of Boston, with the approval 
of the Mayor, trust, security and /or lease agreements 
and/or reimbursements agreements with attached letters 
of credits, and to procure, as appropriate, insurance to 
secure the City's obligation as authorized above, all in 
such form or forms as the Collector- Treasurer may 
determine, with approval of the Mayor. 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $17,172,000 FOR REMOD- 
ELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR MAKING 
EXTRAORDINARY REPAIRS TO PUBLIC 
BUILDINGS OWNED BY CITY INCLUDING 
ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND LANDSCAP- 
ING, PAVING AND OTHER SITE IMPROVE- 
MENTS INCIDENTAL OR DIRECTLY 
RELATED TO SUCH REMODELING, RECON- 
STRUCTION OR REPAIR FOR COMMUNITY 
CENTERS, FIRE, LIBRARY, NEIGHBOR- 
HOOD DEVELOPMENT, PARKS AND 
RECREATION, POLICE, PROPERTY MAN- 
AGEMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION, 
PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION 
DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0845) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmitTierewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $17,172,000 for remodeling, 
reconstructing, or making extraordinary repairs to 
public buildings owned by the City, including original 
equipment and landscaping, paving and other site 
improvements incidental or directly related to such 
remodeling, reconstruction or repair for the purposes of 
the Community Centers, Fire, Library, Neighborhood 
Development, Parks and Recreation, Police, Property 
Management, Public Health Commission, Public Works 
and Transportation Departments. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 



JUNE 14, 2000 



149 



Ordered, That the sum of $17,172,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for remodeling, reconstructing, or mak- 
ing extraordinary repairs to public buildings owned by 
the City, including original equipment and landscaping, 
paving and other site improvements incidental or 
directly related to such remodeling, reconstruction or 
repair for the purposes of the Community Centers, Fire, 
Library, Neighborhood Development, Parks and 
Recreation, Police, Property Management, Public 
Health Commission, Public Works, and Transportation 
Departments; and that to meet said appropriation the 
Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized under 
the provisions of Clauses (3A) of Section 7 of Chapter 
44 of the General Laws, to issue from time to time, on 
request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certificates of 
indebtedness of the City up to said amount, provided 
that the appropriation authorized through this order be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. 

Attachment 

1 . Mirabella Pool Bathhouse 

2. Paris Street Pool 

3. Vine Street Community Center 

4. Bathroom Renovation II 

5. Engine 8 

6. Engine 9 

7. Exterior Repair at 5 Fire Stations 

8. Facility Assessment Study 

9. Codman Square Branch Library 

10. Critical Repair Fund 

1 1. Grove Hall Branch Library 

12. Lower Mills Branch Library 

13. McKim Building Phase IIB 

14. Long Island Switchgear Design 

15. Long Island Utilities 

16. Sewer Tie-in and Treatment 

17. Strand Theater 

18. Back Bay Yard Drainage 

19. Centralized Evidence Storage Facility 

20. 43 Hawkins Street 

21. City Hall Air Balancing Report 

22. City Hall Brickwork 

23. City Hall Cooling Tower 

24. City Hall Roof 

25. City Hall Study 

26. Printing Plant Phase II 

27. Critical Facility Repairs 

28. Long Island Facilities Survey 

29. Long Island Fire Alarm/Sprinklers 

30. South Block Roof Repair 

31. Central Maintenance Facility HVAC 

32. Roxbury Maintenance Yard 

33. BTD Enforcement Facility Interior Renovations 

34. Southampton Street Maintenance Yard II 

35. Southampton Street Yard Improvements 
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $8,790,000 FOR THE ORIG- 
INAL CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC WAYS 
OR EXTENSION OR WIDENING THEREOF 
INCLUDING LAND DAMAGES AND THE 
COST OF PAVEMENT AND SIDEWALKS 
LAID AT THE TIME OF SAID CONSTRUC- 
TION OR FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 
STONE, BLOCK, BRICK, CEMENT CON- 
CRETE, BITUMINOUS CONCRETE AND 
MACADAM OR OTHER PERMANENT PAVE- 
MENT OF SIMILAR LASTING CHARACTER 
FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0846) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 



1 transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $8,790,000 for the original con- 
struction of public ways or the extension or widening 
thereof, including land damages and the cost of pave- 
ment and sidewalks laid at the time of said construction, 
or for the construction of stone, block, brick, cement 
concrete, bituminous concrete, bituminous macadam or 
other permanent pavement of similar lasting character 
for the purpose of the Public Works Department. 
I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $8,790,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for the original construction of public 
ways or the extension or widening thereof, including 
land damages and the cost of pavement and sidewalks 
laid at the time of said construction, or for the construc- 
tion of stone, block, brick, cement concrete, bituminous 
concrete, bituminous macadam or other permanent 
pavement of similar lasting character for the purpose of 
the Public Works Department; and that to meet said 
appropriation the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, 
authorized under the provisions of Clause (5) of Section 
7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue from time 
to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certifi- 
cates of indebtedness of the City up to said amount, pro- 
vided that the appropriation authorized through this 
order be expended only on those projects as described 
by name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1 . Cambridge Street 

2. Leather District Streets 

3. Roadway Reconstruction FY2000 

4. South Huntington Avenue 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 



June 14.2000 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $202,000 FOR REMODEL- 
ING, RECONSTRUCTION OR REHABILITA- 
TION OF EXISTING FIREFIGHTING APPA- 
RATUS AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT FOR THE 
FIRE DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0847) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $202,000 for the remodeling, 
reconstruction or rehabilitation of existing firefighting 
apparatus and heavy equipment, for the purpose the Fire 
Department. 

1 urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $202,000 be, and hereby is. 
appropriated for the remodeling, reconstruction or 
rehabilitation of existing firefighting apparatus and 
heavy equipment for the purposes of the Fire 
Department; and that to meet said appropriation the 
Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized under 
the provisions of Clause (9A) of Section 7 of Chapter 44 
of the General Laws, to issue from time to time, on 
request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certificates of 
indebtedness of the City up to said amount, provided 
that the appropriation authorized through this order be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. 

Attachment 

1. Fire Boat Repair 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



150 



CITY COUNCIL 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $2,590,000 FOR ACQUIR- 
ING LAND OR INTEREST IN LAND FOR 
ANY PURPOSE FOR WHICH CITY IS OR 
MAY HEREAFTER BE AUTHORIZED TO 
ACQUIRE LAND OR INTERESTS THEREIN; 
AND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS 
OR FOR ADDITIONS TO SUCH BUILDINGS 
WHERE SUCH ADDITIONS INCREASE 
FLOOR SPACE OF SAID BUILDINGS 
INCLUDING COST OF ORIGINAL EQUIP- 
MENT AND FURNISHINGS OF SAID BUILD- 
INGS FOR LIBRARY AND POLICE DEPART- 
MENTS (DOCKET NO. 0848) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $2,590,000 for acquiring land, or 
interests in land, for any purpose for which the City is or 
may hereafter be authorized to acquire land or interests 
therein; and for the construction of buildings, or for 
additions to such buildings where such additions 
increase the floor space of said buildings, including the 
cost of original equipment and furnishings of said 
buildings, for the purposes of the Library and Police 
Departments. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $2,590,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for acquiring land, or interests in land, 
for any purpose for which the City is or may hereafter 
be authorized to acquire land or interests therein; and for 
the construction of buildings, or for additions to such 
buildings where such additions increase the floor space 
of said buildings, including the cost of original equip- 
ment and furnishings of said buildings, for the purposes 
of the Library and Police Departments; and that to meet 
said appropriation the Collector/Treasurer be, and 
hereby is, authorized under the provisions of Clause (3) 
of Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue 
from time to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes 
or certificates of indebtedness of the City up to said 
amount, provided that the appropriation authorized 
through this order be expended only on those projects as 
described by name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1 . Allston Branch Library 

2. Heritage Center 

3. New Area D4 Station 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $127,000 be, and hereby is, 
appropriated for the cost of engineering or architectural 
services for plans and specifications for the purposes of 
the Boston Redevelopment Authority; and that to meet 
said appropriation the Collector/Treasurer be, and 
hereby is, authorized under the provisions of Clause 
(22) of Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to 
issue from time to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, 
notes or certificates of indebtedness of the City up to 
said amount, provided that the appropriation authorized 
be expended only on those projects as described by 
name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1 . Fenway Master Plan 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $3,172,000 FOR COST OF 
DEPARTMENTAL EQUIPMENT TO SERVICE 
FIRE. PARKS AND RECREATION AND 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0850) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $3,172,000 for the purpose of the 
cost of departmental equipment to service the Fire, 
Parks and Recreation, and School Departments. 
I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $3,172,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for the cost of departmental equipment 
for the purposes of the Fire, Parks and Recreation, and 
School Departments; and that to meet said appropriation 
the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized 
under the provisions of Clause (9) of Section 7 of 
Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue from time to 
time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or 
certificates of indebtedness of the City up to said 
amount, provided that the appropriation authorized 
through this order be expended only on those projects as 
described by name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1. Fire Equipment FY01 

2. Parks Maintenance Equipment FY01 

3. Humphrey O.R.C. Vocational Equipment 
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $127,000 FOR COST OF 
ENGINEERING OR ARCHITECTURAL SER- 
VICES FOR PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS 
FOR BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT (DOCKET 
NO. 0849 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $127,000 for the cost of 
engineering or architectural services for plans and 
specifications for the purposes of the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $8,171,000 FOR PURPOSE 
OF CONSTRUCTION OF MUNICIPAL OUT- 
DOOR RECREATIONAL AND ATHLETIC 
FACILITIES INCLUDING ACQUISITION AND 
DEVELOPMENT OF LAND AND CON- 
STRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF 
SUCH FACILITIES FOR PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION AND SCHOOL DEPARTMENTS 
(DOCKET NO. 0851) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $8,171 ,000 for the purpose of 
construction of municipal outdoor recreational and" 



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athletic facilities, including the acquisition and develop- 
ment of land and the construction and reconstruction of 
such facilities, for the purposes of the Parks and 
Recreation and School Departments. 

1 urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $8,171 ,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for the construction of municipal out- 
door recreational and athletic facilities, including the 
acquisition and development of land and the construc- 
tion and reconstruction of such facilities, for the pur- 
poses of the Parks and Recreation and School 
Departments', and that to meet said appropriation the 
Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized under 
the provisions of Clause (25) of Section 7 of Chapter 44 
of the General Laws, to issue from time to time, on 
request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certificates of 
indebtedness of the City up to said amount, provided 
that the appropriation authorized through this order be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. 

Attachment 

1. Ball Field Renovations — Citywide FY00-FY01 

2. Billings Field Play Lot 

3. Chandler Pond 

4. Children's Park 

5. Chinatown Park 

6. Commonwealth Avenue Mall 

7. Court Renovation FY01 

8. Defillipo Resilient Surfacing 

9. General Parks Improvements FY01-04 

10. Hazardous Remediation 

11. Healy Field 

1 2. Hooker/Sorrento Playground 

13. Intergenerational Park 

14. Jefferson Playground Renovations 

15. North End Park/Puopolo Ball field 

16. Reservation Road Soccer Field 

17. Ryan Ballfield 

18. Ryan Playground 

19. Stonehill Park 

20. Titus Sparrow Park 

21. Schoolyard Improvement Fund 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER TO AMEND LOAN ORDER ORIGINALLY 
PASSED ON JUNE 24, 1998 AND JULY 15, 
1998 AND APPROVED BY MAYOR ON JULY 
21, 1998 OF $20,000,000 AND AMENDED ON 
JUNE 23, 1999 AND JULY 14, 1999 AND 
APPROVED BY MAYOR ON JULY 22, 1999 
TO AMOUNT OF $26,060,000 IS FURTHER 
AMENDED BY INSERTING IN PLACE 
THEREOF $34,948,000 FOR DEVELOPMENT, 
DESIGN, PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION 
OF COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFT- 
WARE AND IMPLEMENTATION AND 
OPERATION OF CITY-WIDE ADMINISTRA- 
TIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR HUMAN 
RESOURCES, PAYROLL AND FINANCE 
FUNCTIONS (DOCKET NO. 0852) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order to 
amend an appropriation order originally passed by your 
Honorable Body on June 24, 1998 and July 15, 1998 
and approved by the Mayor on July 21, 1998, and 
amended on June 23, 1999 and July 14. 1999, and 
approved by the Mayor on July 22, 1999. 

The proposed appropriation order would raise the 



amount from $26,060,000 to $34,948,000 for the 
purpose of the development, design, purchase and 
installation of computer hardware and software and the 
implementation and operation of the city-wide adminis- 
trative information system for human resources, payroll 
and finance functions. 

1 urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That an appropriation order originally 
passed by the Boston City Council on June 24, 1998 and 
July 15, 1998, and approved by the Mayor on July 21, 
1998 in the amount of $20,000,000, and amended by 
your Honorable Body on June 23, 1999 and July 14, 
1999, and approved by the Mayor on July 22, 1999 to 
the amount of $26,060,000 is further amended by 
inserting in place thereof the sum of $34,948,000, 
appropriated for the development, design, purchase and 
installation of computer hardware and software and the 
implementation and operation of the city-wide adminis- 
trative information system for human resources, payroll, 
and finance functions; and that to meet said appropri- 
ation the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, 
authorized under the provisions of Clause (28) and (29) 
of Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue 
from time to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes 
or certificates of indebtedness of the City up to said 
amount, provided that the appropriation authorized be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. 

Attachment 

1. Financial Management Information System 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $3,8 1 8,000 FOR PURCHASE 
AND INSTALLATION OF COMPUTER 
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FOR MAN- 
AGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AND 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENTS (DOCKET NO. 
0853) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $3,818,000 for the purchase and 
installation of computer hardware and software for the 
purpose of the Management Information Services and 
School Departments. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $3,818,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for the purchase and installation of 
computer hardware and software; and that to meet said 
appropriation the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, 
authorized under the provisions of Clause (28) and (29) 
of Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue 
from time to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes 
or certificates of indebtedness of the City up to said 
amount, provided that the appropriation authorized be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 
attached herein. 

Attachment 

1. IBM Mainframe Disk Upgrade 

2. Computer Technology FY98-FY02 
Referred to the Committee on Wavs and Means. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF SI. 370.000 



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FOR PURPOSE OF PLANNING. DESIGNING, 
ACQUIRING LAND FOR, CONSTRUCTING 
AND ORIGINALLY EQUIPPING STRUC- 
TURES AND FACILITIES AND FOR REMOD- 
ELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR MAKING 
MAJOR ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND 
MAJOR REPAIRS TO EXISTING FACILITIES 
FOR PURPOSE OF VARIOUS CITY DEPART- 
MENTS INCLUDING BOSTON REDEVELOP- 
MENT AUTHORITY. NEIGHBORHOOD 
DEVELOPMENT AND PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION DEPARTMENTS (DOCKET NO. 0854) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 14,2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of $1,370,000 for the purpose of 
planning, designing, acquiring land for. constructing 
and originally equipping structures and facilities and for 
remodeling, reconstructing, or making major alter- 
ations, additions and major repairs to existing facilities 
for the purpose of various city departments including 
the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Neighborhood 
Development and Parks and Recreation Departments. 
1 urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely. 

Thomas M. Menino. 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered. That the sum of SI. 370.000 be. and hereby 
is. appropriated for the planning, designing, acquiring 
land for, constructing and originally equipping struc- 
tures and facilities and for remodeling, reconstructing, 
or making major alterations, additions and major repairs 
to existing facilities including original equipment and 
iandscaping, including the planting of shade trees, 
paving and other site improvements incidental or 
directly related to such remodeling, reconstruction or 
repair for the purpose of various city departments 
including the Boston Redevelopment Authority, 
Neighborhood Development and Parks and Recreation 
Departments, and that to meet said appropriation the 
Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is. authorized under 
the provisions of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966, as 
amended, to issue from time to time, on request of the 
Mayor, bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness of 
the City up to said amount, provided that the appropria- 
tion authorized through this order be expended only on 
the project as described by name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1 . Boston East Site 

2. Long Island Embankment Design 

3. Street Tree Planting FY01 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF SI 0.087,000 FOR PURPOSE 
OF ACQUIRING LAND FOR. CONSTRUCT- 
ING AND ORIGINALLY EQUIPPING AND 
FURNISHING PUBLIC SCHOOLHOUSES 
AND ADDITIONS AND FOR RECONSTRUC- 
TION. REMODELING, REHABILITATION 
AND MODERNIZATION OF ANY SCHOOL 
HOUSE OR ADDITION (DOCKET NO. 0855) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 14, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear City Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an appropriation 
order in the amount of SI 0.087.000 for the purpose of 
acquiring land for. constructing and originally equip- 



ping and furnishing public schoolhouses and additions, 
and for the reconstruction, remodeling, rehabilitation 
and modernization of any schooihouse or addition. 
I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the sum of $10,087,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for projects which may become 
approved school projects within the meaning of Chapter 
645 of the Acts of 1948, as amended, including the 
acquiring land for, constructing and originally 
equipping and furnishing public schoolhouses and 
additions, and for the reconstruction, remodeling, reha- 
bilitation and modernization of any schooihouse or 
addition; and that to meet said appropriation the 
Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized under 
the provisions of Section 8 of Chapter 645 of the Acts of 
1948, as amended, or under the provisions of Chapter 
642 of the Acts of 1966, as amended, or under the 
provisions of Clause (3) and/or (3A) of Section 7 of 
Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue from time to 
time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes or certifi- 
cates of indebtedness of the City up to said amount, pro- 
vided that the appropriation authorized through this 
order be expended only on those projects as described 
by name attached herein. 

Attachment 

1. Blackstone School Boiler 

2. Burke High School Study 

3. Central Kitchen Roof 

4. Dorchester High School 

5. Grew/E. Green wood/Warren Prescott 

6. Harvard/Kent School HVAC 

7. Hennigan School HVAC 

8. Holland School HVAC 

9. Mission Hill School Heating System 

10. Mozart School Roof, Windows, Doors 

1 1 . Murphy School 

1 2. O' Bryant School Library/Media Center 

13. Ohrenberger School Boiler 

14. Technology Upgrades FY98-01 

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered 
resolutions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as 
set forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating Eugene 
O'Connell (Docket No. 0827). 

Councillor Murphy: Congratulating Brigid 
McDonough (Docket No. 0828). 

Councillor Roache: Congratulating r>ew McCarron 
(Docket No. 0829); congratulating twenty-three persons 
retiring from the Boston Police Department (Docket No. 
0830) 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating five persons on 
their graduation from the Greater Egleston Community 
High School (Docket No. 0831) 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating John Green 
(Docket No. 0832). 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating Nina Simone 
(Docket No. 0833). 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating Stephen Bell, 
Brian Lawler and Mark Murphy of the Boston School 
Police (Docket No. 0834); congratulating Eleanor Marie 
Stokinger on her 80th birthday (Docket No. 0835). 

Councillor . Honan: Congratulating John Murphy 
(Docket No. 0836). 

Councillors Turner and Yancey: Congratulating the 
Reverend Carlton L. Jones (Docket No. 0837). 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Martha Williams 
(Docket No. 0838). 

Councillor Ross: Declaring the week of June 12-16. 



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2000 "Homeownership Week" (Docket No. 0839). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



Adjourned at 5:00 p.m., on motion of Councillor 
Kelly, to meet again on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 12 
noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, June 21, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
1:20 p.m., President KELLY in the chair and all the 
members present. 



INVOCATION 

Rabbi Ronne Friedman delivered the invocation, and 
the meeting was opened with the pledge of alegiance to 
the flag. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING CITY TO ACCEPT AND 
EXPEND PRIVATE DONATIONS, CONTRI- 
BUTIONS AND GIFTS TO BOSTON 2:00-6:00 
INITIATIVE OF $100,000 FROM COMMU- 
NITY ORGANIZATIONS TO FUND AFTER- 
SCHOOL PROGRAMS (DOCKET NO. 0856) 

The following was received: 



City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 



To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 



May 25, 2000 



I transmit herewith for your approval an Order autho- 
rizing the Boston 2:00-to6:00 After-School Initiative, in 
accordance with Chapter 44, Section 53 A of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, to accept and expend pri- 
vate donations. The Department will seek donations for 
the purpose of expanding afterschool opportunities for 
youth in Boston. 

I urge your Honorable Body to approve this Order at 
the earliest date possible so that the Boston 2:00 to 6:00 
After-School Initiative can move forward. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 



Ordered, That the Mayor's Boston 2:00-to-6:00 
After-School Initiative, acting by and through its 
Executive Director, be and hereby is authorized in 
accordance with Chapter 44, Section 53 A of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, to accept and expend pri- 
vate donations, contributions, and gifts to the Boston 
2:00-to-6:00 Initiative in an amount not to exceed 
$100,000, exclusively for the purpose of developing 
programs for school-age children in Boston. 

Referred to the Commmittee on Education and 
School Matters. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR FEENEY 

Councillor FEENEY presented a resolution to Danny 
Culliuane from Dorchester who will be representing the 
City of Boston in a golf tournament in St. Croix. 



DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $36,000 FROM MASSACHU- 
SETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION FOR 
PREPARATION OF NATIONAL REGISTER 
NOMINATION FOR CLAM POINT NEIGH- 
BORHOOD, PHASE I OF SURVEY OF BEA- 
CON HILL AND REPRINT OF EXPLORING 
BOSTON'S NEIGHBORHOODS 

BROCHURES (DOCKET NO. 0857) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 20, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval an order autho- 
rizing the Environment Department to accept and 
expend an amount not to exceed $36,000 for the period 
June 1, 2000 through July 30, 2001 from the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission. 

The funds will be used to prepare a National Register 
Nomination for the Clam Point neighborhood in 
Dorchester, Phase I of a survey of Beacon Hill, and the 
reprint of Exploring Boston's Neighborhoods 
Brochures. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this order as soon 
as possible in order that the City may receive and 
expend these funds expeditiously. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 



Ordered, That the City of Boston, acting by and 
through the City's Environment Department, be, and 
hereby is authorized, in accordance with section 53A of 
Chapter 44 of the Massachusetts General Laws, to 
accept and expend a grant in an amount not to exceed 
$36,000 from the Massachusetts Historical Commission 
for the following projects: Preparation of a National 
Register Nomination for the Clam Point neighborhood 
in Dorchester, Phase I of a survey of Beacon Hill, and 
the reprint of Exploring Boston's Neighborhoods 
Brochures. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historical Preservation. 



CERTAIN INFORMATION UNDER SECTION 17F 
RE: MILDRED AVENUE PASSED ON JUNE 8, 
2000 (DOCKET NO. 0858) 



The following was received: 
City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 



June 20, 2000 



ORDER AUTHORIZING ENVIRONMENT 



Relative to the Section 17 F request passed by your 
Honorable Body on June 7, 2000 Re: Mildred Avenue, 
please find the attached response. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

(Annexed hereto is the documentation referred to.) 
Referred to the Committee on Equity. 



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REPORT ON ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR 
SPECIAL LAW DIRECTING STATE RETIRE- 
MENT BOARD TO RETIRE DETECTIVE 
ROBERT ROGERS (DOCKET NO. 0824) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0824, order approving a peti- 
tion for a special law directing the State Retirement 
Board to retire Detective Robert Rogers (referred June 
14) — recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



MEETING OF EXECUTIVE SESSION 

President KELLY moved that the City Council recess 
at 1 :45 for a meeting in Executive Session to discuss lit- 
igation strategy. 

The motion was carried. 



The meeting in Executive Session having adjourned, 
the members reassembled in the City Council Chamber 
and were called to order by President KELLY at 3:25 
p.m. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR HEARING TO DETER- 
MINE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S CURRENT 
POLICY FOR SERVICE REVOLVER PUR- 
CHASES AND DISPOSAL OF SEIZED 
WEAPONS AND GUNS RECEIVED FROM 
BUYBACK PROGRAMS (DOCKET NO. 0128) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0128, order for a hearing to 
determine the Pollice Department's current policy for 
service revolver purchases and the disposal of seized 
weapons and guns received from buyback programs 
(referred November 17, 1999) — recommending the 
order be placed on file. 

The report was accepted; the order was placed on 
file. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR HEARING TO EXPLORE 
CREATING CITY ORDINANCE THAT 
WOULD MANDATE DESTRUCTION OF 
POLICE DEPARTMENT'S OLDER AND/OR 
OUTDATED GUNS AND FIREARMS 
(DOCKET NO. 0129) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0129, order for a hearing to 
explore creating a city ordinance that would mandate 
destruction of the Police Department's older and/or out- 
dated guns and firearms (referred November 17, 1999) 
— recommending the order be placed on file. 

On motion of Councillor MURPHY, the order was 
referred back to the Committee on Public Safety. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING COMMIS- 
SIONER ON AFFAIRS OF ELDERLY TO 
APPLY FOR, ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $54,337 FROM MASSACHUSETTS 
OFFICE OF ELDER AFFAIRS (DOCKET NO. 
0418) 

Councillor ROACHE on behalf of the Committee on 
Elderly, submitted the following: 



Report on Docket No. 0418, message and order 
authorizing the Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly 
to apply for, accept and expend a grant of $54,337 from 
the Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs (referred 
March 15) — recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING COMMIS- 
SIONER ON AFFAIRS OF ELDERLY TO 
APPLY FOR, ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $36,225 FROM MASSACHUSETTS 
OFFICE OF ELDER AFFAIRS TO CONTINUE 
OPERATING RETIRED SENIOR VOLUN- 
TEER PROGRAM (RSVP) (DOCKET NO. 
0419) 

Councillor ROACHE on behalf of the Committee on 
Elderly, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0419, order authorizing the 
Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly to apply for, 
accept and expend a grant of $36,225 from the 
Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs to continue oper- 
ating the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) 
(referred March 15) — recommending passage of the 
order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0859) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, July 1, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, 
September 29, 2000: 



Katherine P. Gillen, secretary, $670.50, 
Passed under suspension of the rules. 



full time. 



ORDER FOR HEARING RE: GUIDELINES TO 
DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF DEVELOP- 
MENTAL IMPACT (DOCKET NO. 0861) 

Councillors TURNER, YANCEY, FLAHERTY, 
HENNIGAN, DAVIS-MULLEN, ROACHE and CON- 
LEY offered the following: 

Whereas, The impacts of large commercial develop- 
ments extend beyond the boundaries of any particular 
district within which a project is located; and 

Whereas, There is no set of guidelines to determine 
the extent of the developmental impact; and 

Whereas, The Boston Redevelopment Authority 
(BRA) has the responsibility as the City of Boston's 
planning agency to address issues such as developmen- 
tal impact and linkage; and 

Whereas, The issue of the extent of impact is criti- 
cally important in determining the share of linkage 
monies and community benefits; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the appropriate Boston City Council 
committee hold a public hearing, invite and provide rep- 
resentatives of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, 
the Mayor's Office, community organizations 
(Citywide) and individuals with the opportunity to share 
their thinking on the issue of community impact; and be 
it further 

Ordered, That said notice of this hearing be published 
in the City Record. 



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Referred to the Committee on Housing and 
Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO REVIEW ACORN'S 
THREE-PART PROGRAM FOR STRENGTH- 
ENING SCHOOLS AND GIVE SCHOOL 
DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS AND COMMU- 
NITY RESIDENTS OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE 
THEIR VIEWS ON VALUE OF IMPLEMENT- 
ING PROGRAM (DOCKET NO. 0862) 

Councillors TURNER, YANCEY, FLAHERTY, 
HENNIGAN, DAVIS-MULLEN and ROACHE offered 
the following: 

Whereas, ACORN, nationally and locally, has been 
the driving force behind many progressives actions; and 

Whereas, ACORN members surveyed nearly 500 par- 
ents and guardians on their experiences and recommen- 
dations for the Boston Public Schools; and 

Whereas, ACORN members visited over 15 Boston 
Public Schools and spoke with principals and teachers at 
all schools in the East and West Zones to assess 
resources, level of parental involvement and student 
achievement; and 

Whereas, ACORN has held various one on one visits 
with over 200 ACORN members and friends to increase 
parental and community involvement; and 

Whereas, ACORN has held 20 local neighborhood 
meetings focused around parental involvement and 
improving schools; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the appropriate Boston City Council 
committee hold a public hearing to review ACORN 's 
three part program for strengthening the schools and 
give school department officials and community resi- 
dents an opportunity to give their views on the value of 
implementing the program; and be it further 

Ordered, That representatives of the Boston Public 
School Department, the Mayor's Office, parent organi- 
zations and community residents be invited to attend 
and give testimony on their views of the value of imple- 
menting the program. This notice shall be published in 
the City Record. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



ORDER FOR HEARING ON PROPOSED MUNICI- 
PAL HARBOR PLAN (DOCKET NO. 0863) 



Councillors SCAPICCHIO, HENNIGAN 
DAVIS-MULLEN offered the following: 



and 



Whereas, The City in general and the waterfront area 
in particular, are in the midst of an unprecedented series 
of large-scale development proposals; and 

Whereas, Much of this large-scale development is 
proposed for land that is on filled tidelands, under the 
jurisdiction of M.G.L. Chapter 91, drawing on colonial 
precedents that such tidelands must promote public use 
and enjoyment of such lands to a degree that is fully 
commensurate with the proprietary rights of the 
Commonwealth therein; and 

Whereas, The regulations implementing Chapter 91 
provide that non- water dependent projects on filled tide- 
lands within the jurisdiction of Chapter 91 must ensure 
"that private advantages of use are not primary but 
merely incidental to the achievement of public pur- 



poses," (310 CMR 9.53); and 

Whereas, The Municipal Harbor Plan Advisory 
Committee has been meeting since last summer and 
have spent countless hours crafting a Municipal Harbor 

Plan which will set the standard for the city's imple- 
mentation of Chapter 91 ; and 

Whereas, The BRA is preparing for submission to the 
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs this 
Municipal Harbor Plan, which, if approved and adopted, 
will alter the effect of the present Chapter 91 regulations 
b allowing substitutions and offsets for present limits on 
height, setbacks, shadow and open space; and 

Whereas, It is appropriate for the City Council to 
examine the effect of the proposed Municipal Harbor 
Plan on the citizens of Boston; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the City Council hold a public hearing 
on the proposed Municipal Harbor Plan; and be it fur- 
ther 

Ordered, That the BRA be requested not to finalize 
and submit the Municipal Harbor Plan to the Executive 
Office of Environmental Affairs until the City Council 
has had an opportunity to review the City's proposal. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation and the Committee on 
Economic Development and Transportation. 



ORDER TO CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING TO 
DETERMINE IF STATE DIVISION OF INSUR- 
ANCE HAS POLICY IN PLACE THAT FOR- 
BIDS INSURANCE CARRIERS FROM DENY- 
ING OR TERMINATING CREDIT 
INSURANCE TO CONSUMERS BASED ON 
AGE, SEX OR RACE (DOCKET NO. 0864) 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN offered the following: 

Whereas, Many financial institutions offer opportuni- 
ties for consumers to apply for and receive a line of 
credit in the form of a credit card to be used for the elec- 
tronic purchase of consumer goods and services, and 

Whereas, While there are policies in place to protect 
the consumer against credit card theft and fraud, there 
are no guarantees that a consumer will receive 100% 
protection against unauthorized charges made to his/her 
credit card, and 

Whereas, Most credit card companies offer optional 
insurance coverage, for a fee, to the consumer to protect 
against any unauthorized charges made to their account 
through theft or fraud, and 

Whereas, Credit card insurance coverage is basically 
a contract between the consumer and the financial insti- 
tution and should comply with the fair and legal princi- 
ples afforded to the public under the Uniform 
Commercial Code, the Constitution and various state 
laws concerning discrimination, and 

Whereas, Once a contract has been established, or 
once coverage has been extended from the insurance 
carrier to the consumer, the carrier should only be able 
to terminate or deny coverage where just cause exists, 
and 

Whereas, Although it should not be allowed, some 
credit card insurance carriers have been known to deny 
or terminate coverage to some consumers based on the 
consumer's age, and 

Whereas, Any insurance carrier who denies credit 



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card insurance coverage to any consumer based on age, 
sex or race should not be allowed to sell insurance in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts because of these dis- 
criminatory practices, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing to determine if the State Division of 
Insurance has a policy in place that forbids insurance 
carriers from denying or terminating credit card insur- 
ance to consumers based on age, sex or race and that the 
Commissioner of the Insurance Division be invited to 
testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Elderly. 



LATE FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, 4 late- 
filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

RESOLUTION RE: MPE FUND (DOCKET NO. 0860) 

Councillors ROACHE, KELLY, FEENEY, FLA- 
HERTY, HONAN, TURNER, ROSS, DAVIS- 
MULLEN, MURPHY, CONLEY, HENNIGAN. 
SCAPICCHIO and YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, Many employees of the City of Boston 
have long been faced with the burden of paying their 
own dental costs; and 

Whereas, Nationally, oral health problems account 
for 3.6 Million days of lost work every year; and 

Whereas, Providing dental insurance to those 
employees that are without coverage would not only 
ease the financial burden of living in the City of Boston, 
but also ensure a more productive workforce; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston is currently in contract 
negotiations with AFSCME Council #93 and other 
Labor Unions representing City employees; and 

Whereas, These negotiations provide an excellent 
opportunity to ensure that all City of Boston workers 
will have a basic dental and eye care plan; and 

Whereas, It has been determined that the 
Massachusetts Public Employees Fund provides excel- 
lent coverage at a reasonable cost to City; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council fully sup- 
ports the efforts of the City's employees to obtain basic 
dental and eye care coverage and; be it further 

Resolved That the City Council encourages the 
Administration to embrace the Massachusetts Public 
Employees Fund, which provides this much-needed 
coverage. 

The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted. 



RESOLUTION THAT CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS 
AFOREMENTIONED LETTER AS PART OF 
CITY RECORD (DOCKET NO. 0896) 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN offered the following: 

Whereas, All thirteen members of the Boston City 
Council have signed on to the letter hereby attached, 
therefore be it; 

Resolved, That the City Council adopts the afore- 
mentioned letter as part of the City Record. 

Commissioner Paul Evans 
Boston Police Headquarters 

Dear Commissioner Evans: 

We are writing you on behalf of the family of Mary 



Sullivan. As you know, Mary is considered the last vic- 
tim in the infamous Boston Strangler Case. No one was 
ever charged with or convicted of Mary Sullivan's mur- 
der and now her family is launching their own investi- 
gation into this heinous crime. The family has asked for 
your cooperation but has been denied at every turn. The 
Sullivan family is only seeking closure to a thirty-six- 
year-old wound. Mary Sullivan was only nineteen years 
old when she was brutally raped and strangled in her 
Charles Street apartment in January of 1964. Her family 
believes the real killer escaped justice. 

We urge you to re-investigate the murder of Mary 
Sullivan. If your department does not deem Mary 
Sullivan's murder to be a priority at this time, we urge 
you to give her family access to all documentary and 
physical evidence in the case so they can proceed with 
their own investigation. There is no statute of limitation 
on murder and there are too many questions left unan- 
swered in this horrible crime. The Boston City Council 
would like to see justice prevail for the Sullivan family, 
who has lived with a great pain for far too long. 



Charles H. Turner, 
District Seven. 

Michael Ross, 
District Eight. 

Brian Honan, 
District Nine. 

Daniel Conley, 
District Five. 

Michael F. Flaherty, 
At- Large. 

Steph J. Murphy, 
At-Large. 

Francis M. Roach, 
At-Large. 



Sincerely, 

Peggy Davis-Mullen, 
City Council-At-Large. 

Paul J. Scapicchio, 
District One. 

James M. Kelly, 
District Two. 

Maureen E. Feeney, 
District Three. 

Charles C. Yancey, 
District Four. 

Maura A. Hennigan, 
District Six. 



The rules were suspended; the resolution was adopted. 



ORDER THAT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL CON- 
DUCT PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS AND 
CREATE LEGISLATION THAT WOULD HELP 
TO ACQUIRE BOSTON STATE HOSPITAL 
LAND IN MATTAPAN FO PURPOSE OF 
BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING, PUB- 
LIC SCHOOLS AND OTHER BUILDINGS 
FOR PUBLIC USE AND THAT OFFICIALS 
FROM STATE'S OFFICE OF CAPITAL ASSET 
MANAGEMENT AND MEMBERS OF STATE 
LEGISLATURE BE INVITED TO ATTEND 
(DOCKET NO. 0897) 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN offered the following: 

Whereas, There is a public need for the building of 
affordable housing in the City of Boston, and 

Whereas, There is a public need to build and locate 
more public schools in the City of Boston, and 

Whereas, Efforts are under way by the city adminis- 
tration and the City Council to locate land to build 
affordable housing, schools and other buildings for pub- 
lic use, and 

Whereas, The former site of the Boston State Hospital 
located in Mattapan is state owned land and contains 
approximately 167 acres of land that could be used for 



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housing, schools and business districts needed in the 
City of Boston, and 

Whereas, According to a recent report in the Boston 
Tab, since 1981, when the Boston State Hospital site 
was officially closed, there have been several proposals 
from city, state and public advisory committees to 
develop the land for public use, and 

Whereas, Most of these plans were discontinued or 
put on the shelf because of delays as to what to do with 
the plans and because of changes in the new Governor's 
administration, 

Whereas, The City of Chicopee, faced with a similar 
land crisis in the 1980's, acquired land from the federal 
government to build affordable housing and commercial 
real estate, and 

Whereas, If the City of Boston could acquire this land 
from the state as surplus property, to be used for the 
public need, this land could be used to build badly 
needed affordable housing and public schools, therefore 
be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing to discuss and create legislation that 
would help to acquire the Boston State Hospital land in 
Mattapan for the purpose of building affordable hous- 
ing, public schools and other buildings for public use 
and that officials from the State's Office of Capital Asset 
Management and members of the state legislature be 
invited to attend. 

Councillor YANCEY moved that the Boston State 
Hosiptal Citizens Advisory Committ also be invited to 
testify on this hearing. The motion was carried. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER THAT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL HOLD 
HEARING TO DETERMINE POTENTIAL FOR 
PRIVATE STUDENTS ATTEND SUMMER 
SCHOOL SESSIONS CONDUCTED BY 
BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS (DOCKET NO. 
0898) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, CONLEY, FEENEY, 
MURPHY, ROACHE and FLAHERTY offered the fol- 
lowing: 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council hold a hearing 
to determine the potential for private school students to 
attend summer school sessions conducted by the Boston 
Public Schools. 

Referred to the Committee on Education and 
School Matters. 



Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating 101st 
Anniversary of the Historic Bellevue Hotel (Docket No. 
0871). 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating Captain James 
Clairborne (Docket No. 0872); congratulating Sidrah 
Jackson (Docket No. 0873); congratulating Jerome 
Cornute (Docket No. 0874); congratulating Noble 
Ramdewar (Docket No. 0875). 

Councillor Murphy: Declaring June 23, 2000 "James 
T. Curran Day" (Docket No. 0876). 

Councillor Honan: Congratulating Gam Nguyen 
(Docket No. 0877); congratulating Ann Walter (Docket 
No. 0878); congratulating Khanh Bui (Docket No. 
0879); congratulating Hoa Tran (Docket No. 0880); 
congratulating Mary Honan (Docket No. 0881). 

Councillor Roache: Congratulating Mary E. Canny 
(Docket No. 0882); congratulating Florence A. Bonner 
(Docket No. 0883); congratulating Julia Corcoran 
(Docket No. 0884); congratulating Marie L. Ellis 
(Docket No. 0885); congratulating Gertrude A. Feeney 
(Docket No. 0886); congratulating Margaret M. 
Heffeman (Docket No. 0887); congratulating Helen 
Stephens (Docket No. 0888); congratulating Josephina 
Mirisola (Docket No. 0889); congratulating Margaret 
M. McDonnell (Docket No. 0890); congratulating Mary 
J. Gillis (Docket No. 0891); congratulating Mary Tracy 
(Docket No. 0892). 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating Leavell-Lenell 
Family (Docket No. 0893). 

Councillor Honan: Congratulating Joan Babbin 
(Docket No. 0894). 

Councillor Feeney: Declaring June 20, 2000 "Pat 
Egan Day" (Docket No. 0895). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, two 
late-filed matters would be added to the Consent 
Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

Councillor Yancey: Congratulating Sophia Haynes 
(Docket No. 0899). 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating Daniel Cullinane 
(Docket No. 0900). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



CONSENT AGENDA 



ORDER AUTHORIZING SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT OF 
$125,000 FROM EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF 
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS THROUGH 
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRO- 
TECTION TO BE USED FOR THE STRIVE 
SCHOOL-TO-CAREER RECYCLING PRO- 
GRAM TO INCREASE RECYCLING EDUCA- 
TION AND PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC 
SCHOOLS (DOCKET NO. 0443) 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN called Docket No. 
0443 from the Committee on Education and School 
Matters. 



The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Honan: Congratulating Joe Walsh (Docket 
No. 0865). 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating Michelena 
DTorio (Docket No. 0866). 

Councillor Ross: Congratulating Clarendon Street 
Playground (Docket No. 0867). 

Councillor Feeney: Brendan Thomas Donovan 
(Docket No. 0868) 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating New Testament 
Church (Docket No. 0869); congratulating Dominique 
Douglas (Docket No. 0870). 



Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN, the 
order was passed. 



Adjourned at 4:00 p.m., on motion of Councillor Kelly, 
to meet again on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 12:00 
noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, June 28, 2000 
Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:40 p.m., President KELLY in the Chair. Absent, 
Councillor ROACHE. 



INVOCATION 

Reverend Kevin John Milton, Mission Church, 
delivered the invocation and the meeting was opened 
with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR FEENEY 

Councillor FEENEY presented two young gentlemen 
from Dorchester with resolutions for their heroism in 
saving a woman from her car which plunged into the 
Neponset River after being hit by a drunk driver. 



ORDER TO AMEND SALARY SCHEDULES FOR 
POLICE OFFICERS HOLDING CIVIL 
SERVICE RANK OF SERGEANT, 
LIEUTENANT AND CAPTAIN (DOCKET NO. 
0901) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 27, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval, an order to 
amend the salary schedules for Boston police officers 
holding the civil service rank of sergeant, lieutenant, and 
captain who are represented by the Boston Police 
Superior Officers Federation. 

This amendment is submitted pursuant to the interest 
arbitration award in case no. JLMC9742P dated June 1 , 
2000. A copy of the entire award is attached. 

I respectfully request that your Honorable Body 
approve this request and enable the City to implement 
the award as soon as possible. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Whereas, The City of Boston and Boston Police 
Superior Officers Federation, mutually engaged in the 
collective bargaining process pursuant to G.L. c. 150E 
for the purpose of reaching a successor collective 
bargaining agreement to the agreement which had 
expired June 30, 1996; and 

Whereas, The parties were unable to mutually agree 
through the negotiation process to an agreement and the 
Joint Labor-Management Committee (JLMC) assumed 
jurisdiction over the case; and 

Whereas, The parties engaged in an interest 
arbitration before the JLMC and the JLMC issued an 
award dated June 1 , 2000; and 

Whereas, That award included a provision calling for 
the Mayor to seek adoption of G.L. c. 41, sec. 108L 
(Quinn Bill) for bargaining unit members; 

The City Council hereby orders as follows: 

Ordered, That the City of Boston, which engaged in 
good faith in the collective bargaining process under 



G.L. c. 150E with the Boston Police Superior Officers 
Federation and which culminated in an interest 
arbitration award from the Joint Labor-Management 
Committee, accepts the provisions of G.L. c.41, sec. 
108L, provided that said acceptance is effective as of 
July 5, 2000 and in no event earlier and shall be effective 
to bargaining unit members of the Boston Police 
Superior Officers Federation consistent with the terms 
of said award. 
Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER APPROVING MODIFICATION TO PARK 
PLAZA URBAN RENEWAL PLAN WITH 
RESPECT TO CHARLES/TREMONT SUB- 
PARCEL OF PARCEL 3 AND PARCEL B 
(DOCKET NO. 0902) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 27, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I hereby transmit for your approval a City Council 
Order approving the modification to the Park Plaza 
Urban Renewal Plan (the "Plan") adopted by the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority by a resolution dated March 
30, 2000. A copy of the resolution is attached. Section 
Ml of the Plan entitled "Plan Modification or 
Amendment" states that "any change which increases 
any . . . height limit ... or which alters the uses . . . shall 
be deemed to be substantial." 

The resolution adopted by the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority modifies Section F.4 of the Plan entitled 
"Land Use and Building Requirements for Disposition 
Parcels" with respect to the Charles/Tremont Subparcel 
of Parcel 3 and Parcel B of the Park Plaza Urban 
Renewal Area to increase the height limitation to 155' if 
permitted under Section 38-7 of the Boston Zoning 
Code, and to add institutional use by a college or 
university to the Permitted Uses if permitted as of right 
or as a conditional use under the Boston Zoning Code. 
The modifications to the Plan require City Council 
approval. 

The Emerson College Performance and Production 
Center, which will be constructed adjacent to Allen's 
Alley and will include College theaters, television 
studios, and rehearsal space and support facilities for the 
Emerson Majestic Theatre, will increase the College's 
presence in the Midtown Cultural District and will 
support the City's plans for the revitalization of the area 
as a center for the visual and performing arts. 

I therefore urge the approval of the attached Council 
Order that will approve the modification to the Park 
Plaza Urban Renewal Plan thereby allowing the 
Emerson College Performance and Production Center 
project to proceed. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Whereas, The Urban Renewal Plan for the Park Plaza 
Urban Renewal Area (the "Urban Renewal Area") was 
adopted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (the 
"Authority") on July 15, 1971; approved by the City 
Council of the City of Boston, with certain modifica- 
tions, on December 6, 1971; and confirmed and 
accepted by vote of the Authority on December 6, 1971 
(said plan, as heretofore amended, being herein referred 
to as the "Plan"); 

Whereas, Section Ml of the Plan, entitled 
"Modification and Termination," provides that the Plan 
may be modified or amended from time by the 
Authority, and that certain amendments, including 
increases in permitted height for any parcel and changes 
in use, require approvals as for a new urban renewal 
plan; 



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Whereas, The Massachusetts legislature has 
authorized the Commissioner of the Division of Capital 
Asset Management to grant Emerson College (the 
"College") a right to construct a building, which the 
College intends to use as a Performance and Production 
Center (the "Center"), on land (the "Easement") cur- 
rently used as the loading area for the State 
Transportation Building, which land lies adjacent to 
Allen's Alley and partially within the Charles/Tremont 
Subparcel of Parcel 3 of the Urban Renewal Area and 
partially within Parcel "B" of the Urban Renewal Area; 

Whereas, The proposed amendments to the Plan are 
necessary to effectuate the redevelopment of the 
Easement Parcel and the Allen's Alley area and the use 
thereof for educational purposes by the College; 

Whereas, It is the opinion of the Authority that the 
modifications hereinafter provided with respect to the 
Charles/Tremont Subparcel of Parcel 3 and Parcel "B" 
are consistent with the objectives of the Plan; 

Whereas, The Authority is cognizant of the require- 
ments of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30, 
Sections 61 through 62H, as amended and its imple- 
menting regulations (collectively, "MEPA") with 
respect to minimizing and preventing damage to the 
environment. 

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Authority as 
follows: 

1. Pursuant to Section M.l thereof, that the Plan be 
and hereby is amended as follows: 

a. Section F.4, PARCEL3 — Charles/Tremont 
Subparcel of Parcel 3, Height is hereby 
amended by inserting the following at the end 
thereof: 

" — that a height of 155' shall be allowed if 
permitted under Section 38-7 of the Boston 
Zoning Code." 

b. Section F.4, PARCEL"B", Height is hereby 
amended by inserting the following at the end 
thereof: 

"except that a height of 155' shall be allowed if 
permitted under Section 38-7 of the Boston 
Zoning Code." 

c. Section F.4, PARCEL3 — Charles/Tremont 
Subparcel of Parcel 3, Permitted Uses is hereby 
amended by inserting the following at the end of 
the second line thereof: f^ 
", institutional use by college or university per- v ~~ 
mitted as of right or as a conditional use under 
Article 6 and Section 38-18.6(k) of the Boston 
Zoning Code," 

d. Section F.4, PARCEL"B", Permitted Uses is 
hereby amended by inserting the following at 
the end of the first line thereof: 

", institutional use by college or university per- 
mitted as of right or as a conditional use under 
Article 6 and Section 38-1 8.6(k) of the Boston 
Zoning Code," 

2. That all other provisions of the Plan not inconsis- 
tent herewith be and hereby are continued in full 
force and effect. 

3. That it is hereby found and determined pursuant to 
MEPA that the foregoing modification of the Plan, 
and any proposed development undertaken pur- 
suant thereto, will not result in significant damage 
to or impairment of the environment, and further 
that all practicable and feasible means and mea- 
sures have been taken and are being utilized to 
avoid or minimize damage to the environment. 

4. That the Secretary be and hereby is authorized to 
file the aforesaid amendments to the Plan with the 
minutes of this meeting and that said amendments 
shall be conclusively deemed to be the official 
amendments to the Plan; 

5. That the Director be and hereby is authorized to 
submit to the Mayor for his approval and submis- 
sion to the City Council and the Massachusetts 
Department of Housing and Community 
Development for their respective approvals the 



foregoing amendments to the Plan approved by the 
Authority on this date. 

Whereas, The Park Plaza Urban Renewal Plan was 
adopted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (the 
"Authority") on July 25, 1971 and approved by the City 
Council on December 6, 1971; and 

Whereas, The Authority by vote of December 16, 
1971, accepted and effected certain changes voted by 
the City Council in approving the Park Plaza Urban 
Renewal Plan; and 

Whereas, The Mayor approved the Park Plaza Urban 
Renewal Plan, as previously approved by the City 
Council and the Authority, on December 22, 1971; and 

Whereas, The Department of Community Affairs of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, after extensive 
citizen and governmental review, gave its approval of 
said urban renewal plan and also approved certain 
further controls on development; and 

Whereas, Amendments to the Park Plaza Urban 
Renewal Plan were adopted on May 12, 1977 and 
approved by the City Council on June 6, 1977; and 

Whereas, A modification to Section F.4 of the Park 
Plaza Urban Renewal Plan with respect to height and 
use restrictions pertaining to Parcel 3 Charles/Tremont 
Subparcel and to Parcel B were adopted by the 
Authority on March 30, 2000; and 

Whereas, Said modification is set forth in a resolution 
of the Authority dated March 30, 2000, which resolution 
has been submitted to the council by his Honor, the 
Mayor, for approval, together with a certificate from the 
Secretary of the Authority evidencing the adoption of 
said modification; now, therefore, be it 

Ordered by the Boston City Council: 

(A) That the modification to the Park Plaza Urban 
Renewal Plan duly adopted by the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority by a resolution dated 
March 30, 2000, be and the same are hereby, 
approved. 

(B) That the city clerk is hereby directed to file a copy 
of said resolution with the minutes of this meet- 
ing, and that the modification set forth therein 
shall be conclusively deemed to be an official 
amendment to the Park Plaza Urban Renewal 
Plan. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic 
Development and Transportation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF JOHN FREEMAN AS ALTERNATE 
MEMBER OF BOSTON LANDMARKS COM- 
MISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING 6-30-2001 
(DOCKET NO. 0903) 

The f following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 21, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
regarding the reappointment of John Freeman, of 6 
Mendum Street, Roslindale, MA 02131, as an alternate 
member of the Boston Landmarks Commission for a 
term expiring June 30, 2001. Mr. Freeman has been 
nominated for this position by the Boston Society of 
Architects. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Mr. Freeman may continue 
serving his appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772, § 3, the 
reappointment of John Freeman, of 6 Mendum Street, 
Roslindale, MA 02131, as an alternate member of the 
Boston Landmarks Commission for a term expiring 



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June 30, 2001, be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF RICHARD SCHMIDT AS ALTER- 
NATE MEMBER OF BOSTON LANDMARKS 
COMMISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING 
6-30-2002 (DOCKET NO. 0904) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 21, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
regarding the reappointment of Richard Schmidt, of 25 
Malcolm Road, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, as an alter- 
nate member of the Boston Landmarks Commission for 
a term expiring June 30, 2002. Mr. Schmidt has been 
nominated for this position by the Boston Society of 
Architects. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Mr. Schmidt may continue 
serving his appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772, § 3, the 
reappointment of Richard Schmidt, of 25 Malcolm 
Road, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, as an alternate mem- 
ber of the Boston Landmarks Commission for a term 
expiring June 30, 2002, be, and hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF THOMAS 
GREEN AS MEMBER OF BOSTON LAND- 
MARKS COMMISSION FOR TERM EXPIR- 
ING 6-20-2003 (DOCKET NO. 0905) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 21, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your confirmation an Order 
regarding the reappointment of Thomas Green, of 41 
Beacon Street, # 5, as a full member of the Boston 
Landmarks Commission for a term expiring June 30, 
2003. Mr. Green has been nominated for this position by 
the Boston Society of Architects. 

I urge your Honorable Body to pass this Order at the 
earliest possible date so that Mr. Green may continue 
serving his appointment without delay. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That, pursuant to St. 1975, c. 772, § 3, the 
reappointment of Thomas Green, of 41 Beacon Street, # 
5, as a full member of the Boston Landmarks 
Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2003, be, and 
hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Environment and 
Historic Preservation. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF CARMELO M. GARUFO AS 
ALTERNATE MEMBER OF BACK BAY 
ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION FOR 
TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 2004 



(DOCKET NO. 0906) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of Carmelo M. Garufo as an alternate member of 
the Back Bay Architectural Commission for a term 
expiring December 31, 2004. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF REAP- 
POINTMENT OF DELL MITCHELL AS MEM- 
BER OF BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL COM- 
MISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 
31, 2004 (DOCKET NO. 0907) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the reap- 
pointment of Dell Mitchell as a member of the Back 
Bay Architectural Commission for a term expiring 
December 31, 2004. 

Placed on file. 



NOTICE RECEIVED FROM MAYOR OF APPOINT- 
MENT OF S. ALI RIZVI AS MEMBER OF 
BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 
2004 (DOCKET NO. 0908) 

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appoint- 
ment of S. Ali Rizvi as a member of the Back Bay 
Architectural Commission for a term expiring 
December 31, 2004. 

Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION FROM CITY CLERK OF 
FILING OF BRA OF "POST OFFICE SQUARE 
PARK AND GARAGE CHAPTER 121A 
PROJECT, DETERMINATION THAT THE 
STOCK REPURCHASE AND ADDITIONAL 
FINANCING ARE CONSISTENT WITH 
APPROVED REFINANCING PLAN FOR THE 
PROJECT' (DOCKET NO. 0909) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the City Clerk 

June 27, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

In compliance with order passed by your Honorable 
Body December 6, 1976, this is to inform you that the 
following was filed by the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority with the City Clerk on June 14, 2000: 

"Post Office Square Park and Garage Chapter 
121 A Project; Determination that the Stock 
Repurchase and Additional Financing are 
Consistent with the Approved Refinancing Plan 
for the Project." 

Very truly yours, 

Rosaria Salerno, 
City Clerk. 
Placed on file. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF 
APPOINTMENTS OF CONSTABLES AUTHO- 
RIZED TO SERVE CIVIL PROCESS UPON 
FILING ON BOND (DOCKET NO. 0525) 

Councillor FEENEY on behalf of the Committee on 
Government Operations submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0525, message of the Mayor 
and order for confirmation of the appointments of 
Constables authorized to serve civil process upon tiling 
on bond (referred April 12) — recommending passage 
of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



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REPORT ON ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF 
APPOINTMENTS OF CONSTABLES AUTHO- 
RIZED TO SERVE CLVIL PROCESS UPON 
FILING ON BOND (DOCKET NO. 0668) 

Councillor FEENEY on behalf of the Committee on 
Government Operations submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0668, message of the Mayor 
and order for confirmation of the appointments of 
Constables authorized to serve civil process upon filing 
on bond (referred May 10) — recommending passage of 
the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF 
APPOINTMENTS OF CONSTABLES AUTHO- 
RIZED TO SERVE CIVIL PROCESS UPON 
FILING ON BOND (DOCKET NO. 0526) 

Councillor FEENEY on behalf of the Committee on 
Government Operations submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0526, message of the Mayor 
and order for confirmation of the appointments of 
Constables authorized to serve civil process upon filing 
on bond (referred April 12) — recommending passage 
of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF 
APPOINTMENTS OF CONSTABLES AUTHO- 
RIZED TO SERVE CIVIL PROCESS UPON 
FILING ON BOND (DOCKET NO. 0669) 

Councillor FEENEY on behalf of the Committee on 
Government Operations submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0669, message of the Mayor 
and order for confirmation of the appointments of 
Constables authorized to serve civil process upon filing 
on bond (referred May 1 0) — recommending passage 
of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING FIRE COM- 
MISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $50,000 FROM EXECUTIVE 
OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS 
DIVISION AND STATE FIRE MARSHALS 
STUDENT AWARENESS FIRE EDUCATION 
(S.A.F.E.) GRANT FOR PURPOSE OF FIRE 
SAFETY EDUCATION (DOCKET NO. 0551) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0551, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Fire Commissioner to accept 
and expend a grant of $50,000 from the Executive 
Office of Public Safety Programs Division and State 
Fire Marshal's Student Awareness Fire Education 
(S.A.F.E.) grant for the purpose of fire safety education 
(referred April 26) — recommending passage of the 
order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING FIRE COM- 
MISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $199,000 FROM DEPARTMENT 
OF JUSTICE FOR PURPOSE OF "DOMESTIC 
PREPAREDNESS EQUIPMENT SUPPORT" 
(DOCKET NO. 0552) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 



Report on Docket No. 0552, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Fire Commissioner to accept 
and expend a grant of $199,639 from the Department of 
Justice for the purpose of "Domestic Preparedness 
Equipment Support" (referred April 26) — recommend- 
ing passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING FIRE COM- 
MISSIONER TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $195,000 FROM UNITED STATES 
OF AMERICA AS REIMBURSEMENT FOR 
EXPENSES INCURRED BY DEPARTMENT 
DURING ITS 1999 AND 2000 FISCAL YEARS 
FOR CIVIL DEFENSE RELATED ACTIVITIES 
(DOCKET NO. 0553) 

Councillor MURPHY on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0553, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the Fire Commissioner to accept 
and expend a grant of $195,000 from the United States 
of America as reimbursement for expenses incurred by 
the department during its 1999 and 2000 fiscal years for 
Civil Defense related activities (referred April 26) — 
recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON PETITION OF AFFORDABLE SHUT- 
TLE FOR LICENSE TO OPERATE MOTOR 
VEHICLES FOR CARRIAGE OF PASSEN- 
GERS FOR HIRE OVER CERTAIN STREETS 
(DOCKET NO. 0618) 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO, on behalf of the 
Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0618, petition of Affordable 
Shuttle for license to operate motor vehicles for the 
carriage of passengers for hire over certain streets 
(referred May 3) — recommending petition be granted 
with certain conditions. 

The report was accepted; the petition was granted 
with certain conditions. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR ANNUAL APPROPRI- 
ATION AND TAX ORDER FOR FY01 
(DOCKET NO. 0843) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0843, message of the Mayor 
and order for annual appropriation and tax order for 
FY01 (referred June 14) — recommending passage of 
the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $57,000,000 FOR PURPOSE 
OF PLANNING, DESIGNING, ACQUIRING 
LAND FOR, CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGI- 
NALLY EQUIPPING STRUCTURES AND 
FACILITIES AND FOR REMODELING, 
RECONSTRUCTING OR MAKING MAJOR 
ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND MAJOR 
REPAIRS TO EXISTING FACILITIES FOR 
PURPOSE INCLUDING ORIGINAL EQUIP- 
MENT AND LANDSCAPING INCLUDING 
PLANTING OF SHADE TREES, PAVING AND 
OTHER SITE IMPROVEMENTS INCIDENTAL 
OR DIRECTLY RELATED TO SUCH REMOD- 
ELING, RECONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR FOR 
PURPOSES OF SCHOOL DEPARTMENT FOR 
HIGH SCHOOL IN MATTAPAN (DOCKET 
NO. 0640) 



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Councillor YANCEY called Docket No. 0640 from 
the Committee on Ways and Means. 

No objection being heard, the matter was before the 
body. 



Councillor FEENEY in the Chair. 



President KELLY in the Chair. 



On motion of Councillor YANCEY, Docket No. 0640 
was referred back to the Committee on Ways and 
Means. 



ORDER FOR ANNUAL APPROPRIATION OF 
$591,998,242 FOR SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
FOR FY01 (DOCKET NO. 0842) 

Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN called Docket No. 
0842 from the Committee on Education and School 
Matters. 

No objection being heard, the matter was before the 
body. 

On motion of Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN, the 
order was passed; yeas 11, nays 1: 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Murphy, Ross, Scapicchio, 
Turner, Yancey —11. 

Nays — Councillor Kelly — 1. 



REPORT ON ORDER AUTHORIZING CITY TO 
ENTER INTO ONE OR MORE LEASE, 
LEASE-PURCHASE OR INSTALLMENT 
SALES AGREEMENTS IN FY01 IN AMOUNT 
NOT TO EXCEED $13,750,000 AND FY02 IN 
AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $ 13,750,000 TO 
BE USED BY DIFFERENT CITY DEPART- 
MENTS FOR ACQUISITION OF EQUIPMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0844) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0844, message of the Mayor 
and order authorizing the City to enter into one or more 
lease, lease-purchase or installment sales agreements in 
FY01 in an amount not to exceed $13,750,000 and 
FY02 in an amount not to exceed $13,750,000 to be 
used by different City departments for the acquisition of 
equipment (referred June 14) — recommending the 
order be given its first reading and passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 12. 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan. Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 1 2. 

Assigned for further action. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $17,172,000 
FOR REMODELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR 
MAKING EXTRAORDINARY REPAIRS TO 
PUBLIC BUILDINGS OWNED BY CITY 
INCLUDING ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND 
LANDSCAPING, PAVING AND OTHER SITE 
IMPROVEMENTS INCIDENTAL OR 

DIRECTLY RELATED TO SUCH REMODEL- 
ING, RECONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR FOR 
PURPOSES OF COMMUNITY CENTER, 
FIRE, LIBRARY, NEIGHBORHOOD DEVEL- 
OPMENT, PARKS AND RECREATION, 
POLICE, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, PUB- 
LIC HEALTH COMMISSION, PUBLIC 
WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION DEPART- 



MENT (DOCKET NO. 0845) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0845, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $17,172,000 for remodeling, 
reconstructing or making extraordinary repairs to public 
buildings owned by the city including original equip- 
ment and landscaping, paving and other site improve- 
ments incidental or directly related to such remodeling, 
reconstruction or repair for the purposes of the 
Community Center, Fire, Library, Neighborhood 
Development, Parks and Recreation, Police, Property 
Management, Public Health Commission, Public Works 
and Transportation Department (referred June 14) — 
recommending the order be given its first reading and 
passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 12. 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 12. 

Assigned for further action. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $8,790,000 
FOR THE ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION OF 
PUBLIC WAYS OR EXTENSION OR WIDEN- 
ING THEREOF INCLUDING LAND DAM- 
AGES AND THE COST OF PAVEMENT AND 
SIDEWALKS LAID AT THE TIME OF SAID 
CONSTRUCTION OR FOR THE CONSTRUC- 
TION OF STONE, BLOCK, BRICK, CEMENT 
CONCRETE, BITUMINOUS CONCRETE AND 
MACADAM OR OTHER PERMANENT PAVE- 
MENT OF SIMILAR LASTING CHARACTER 
FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0846) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0846, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $8,790,000 for the original con- 
struction of public ways or extension or widening 
thereof including land damages and the cost of pave- 
ment and sidewalks laid at the time of said construction 
or for the construction of stone, block, brick, cement 
concrete, bituminous concrete and macadam or other 
permanent pavement of similar lasting character for the 
Public Works Department (referred June 14) — recom- 
mending the order be given its first reading and passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 12. 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 12. 

Assigned for further action. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $202,000 FOR 
REMODELING, RECONSTRUCTION OR 
REHABILITATION OF EXISTING FIRE 
FIGHTING APPARATUS AND HEAVY 
EQUIPMENT FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0847) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0847, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $202,000 for the remodeling, 
reconstruction or rehabilitation of existing fire fighting 
apparatus and heavy equipment for the Fire Department 
(referred June 14) — recommending the order be given 
its first reading and passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 12. 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty. Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy. Ross, 



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Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 12. 
Assigned for further action. 



Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 12. 
Assigned for further action. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $2,590,000 FOR ACQUIR- 
ING LAND OR INTERESTS IN LAND FOR 
ANY PURPOSE FOR WHICH CITY IS OR 
MAY HEREAFTER BE AUTHORIZED TO 
ACQUIRE LAND OR INTERESTS THEREIN; 
AND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS 
OR FOR ADDITIONS TO SUCH BUILDINGS 
WHERE SUCH ADDITIONS INCREASE 
FLOOR SPACE OF SAID BUILDINGS 
INCLUDING COST OF ORIGINAL EQUIP- 
MENT AND FURNISHINGS OF SAID BUILD- 
INGS FOR LIBRARY AND POLICE DEPART- 
MENTS (DOCKET NO. 0848) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0848, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $2,590,000 for acquiring land or 
interests in land for any purpose for which the City is or 
may hereafter be authorized to acquire land or interests 
therein; and for the construction of buildings or for 
additions to such buildings where such additions 
increase the floor space of said buildings including the 
cost of original equipment and furnishings of said 
buildings for the Library and Police departments 
(referred June 14) — recommending the order be given 
its first reading and passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 12. 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 12. 

Assigned for further action. 



ORDER FOR LOAN $127,000 FOR COST OF ENGI- 
NEERING OR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES 
FOR PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR 
BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 
(DOCKET NO. 0849) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0849, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $127,000 for the cost of 
engineering or architectural services for plans and 
specifications for the Boston Redevelopment Authority 
(referred June 14) — recommending the order be given 
its first reading and passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 12. 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 1 2. 

Assigned for further action. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $3,172,000 
FOR COST OF DEPARTMENTAL EQUIP- 
MENT TO SERVICE FIRE, PARKS AND 
RECREATION AND SCHOOL DEPART- 
MENTS (DOCKET NO. 0850) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0850, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $3,172,000 for the cost of 
departmental equipment to service the Fire, Parks and 
Recreation and School departments (referred June 14) 
— recommending the order be given its first reading and 
passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 12. 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $8,171,000 
FOR PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTION OF 
MUNICIPAL OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL 
AND ATHLETIC FACILITIES INCLUDING 
ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT OF 
LAND AND CONSTRUCTION AND RECON- 
STRUCTION OF SUCH FACILITIES FOR 
PARKS AND RECREATION AND SCHOOL 
DEPARTMENTS (DOCKET NO. 0851) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0851, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $8,171,000 for the purpose of 
construction of municipal outdoor recreational and 
athletic facilities including the acquisition and develop- 
ment of land and the construction and reconstruction of 
such facilities for the Parks and Recreation and School 
departments (referred June 14) — recommending the 
order be given its first reading and passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 12. 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 1 2. 

Assigned for further action. 



REPORT ON ORDER TO AMEND LOAN ORDER 
ORIGINALLY PASSED ON JUNE 24, 1998 
AND JULY 15, 1998 AND APPROVED BY 
MAYOR ON JULY 21, 1998 OF $20,000,000 
AND AMENDED ON JUNE 23, 1999 AND 
JULY 14, 1999 AND APPROVED BY MAYOR 
ON JULY 22, 1999 TO AMOUNT OF 
$26,060,000 IS FURTHER AMENDED BY 
INSERTING IN PLACE THEREOF $34,948,000 
FOR DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN, PURCHASE 
AND INSTALLATION OF COMPUTER 
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE AND IMPLE- 
MENTATION AND OPERATION OF CITY- 
WIDE ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION 
SYSTEM FOR HUMAN RESOURCES, PAY- 
ROLL AND FINANCE FUNCTIONS (DOCKET 
NO. 0852) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0852, message of the Mayor 
and order to amend loan order originally passed on June 
24, 1998 and July 15, 1998 and approved by the Mayor 
on July 21, 1998 of $20,000,000 and amended on June 
23, 1999 and July 14, 1999 and approved by the Mayor 
on July 22, 1999 to the amount of $26,060,000 is further 
amended by inserting in place thereof $34,948,000 for 
the development, design, purchase and installation of 
computer hardware and software and the implementa- 
tion and operation of the city-wide administrative infor- 
mation system for human resources, payroll and finance 
functions -(referred June 14) — recommending the 
order be given its first reading and passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 1 1 nays 1 . 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner — 11. 

Nays — Councillor Yancey — 1 . 

Assigned for further action. 



RESOLUTION CALLING UPON MASSACHU- 
SETTS LEGISLATURE AND TREASURER OF 
COMMONWEALTH TO EXPLORE POSSI- 



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BILITY OF CREATING ONE-TIME ONLY 
SPECIAL LOTTERY GAME TICKET THAT 
WILL FUND TAXPAYERS' PORTION OF 
BUILDING NEW BALLPARK FOR RED SOX 
(DOCKET NO 0910) 

On motion of Councillor SCAPICCHIO, Docket No. 
0910 was taken out of order. 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO and MURPHY offered 
the following: 

Whereas, The Boston Red Sox have been a part of the 
history and tradition of the City of Boston since they 
were organized in 1901; and 

Whereas, The Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park 
provide an important cultural, recreational and enter- 
tainment value to the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, Fenway Park has been the home ballpark of 
the Boston Red Sox since the opening of its doors in 
1912; and 

Whereas, Fenway Park in its current state is outdated, 
dilapidated and has reached the point where it no longer 
provides a serviceable home for the Red Sox; and 

Whereas, Over the past year proponents have offered 
a number of proposals addressing methods whereby the 
State of Massachusetts and City of Boston might fund a 
new ballpark; and 

Whereas, State and City taxpayers should not be 
burdened unfairly with further taxes or increased debt 
service; and 

Whereas, The Massachusetts State Lottery last year 
issued a special Millennium Spectacular lottery ticket 
that sold approximately 25 Million tickets in a span of 8 
weeks, grossing a total of $250,000,000; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council call on the 
Massachusetts Legislature and the Treasurer of the 
Commonwealth to explore the possibility of creating a 
one-time only special lottery game ticket that will fund 
the taxpayers' portion of building a new ballpark for the 
Red Sox. 

Referred to the Committee of the Whole. 



Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 1 2. 
Assigned for further action. 



MEETING OF EXECUTIVE SESSION 

President KELLY moved that the City Council recess 
at 2:50 p.m. for a meeting in Executive Session. 

The motion was carried; yeas 12: 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 12. 



RECESS 



The Executive Session meeting having adjourned, the 
members reassembled in the City Council Chamber and 
were called to order by President KELLY at 3:30 p.m. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $3,818,000 
FOR PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF 
COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE 
FOR MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SER- 
VICES AND SCHOOL DEPARTMENTS 
(DOCKET NO. 0853) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0853, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $3,818,000 for the purchase and 
installation of computer hardware and software for the 
Management Information Services and School depart- 
ments (referred June 14) — recommending the order be 
given its first reading and passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 12. 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 



ORDER APPROVING PETITION FOR SPECIAL 
LAW AUTHORIZING CERTAIN AMEND- 
MENTS TO HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT 
EXACTION REQUIREMENTS (LINKAGE) 
WITH RESPECT TO LARGE SCALE COM- 
MERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0482) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0482 from the 
Committee on Economic Development and 
Transportation. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

Councillor HONAN moved that the order be passed 
in the following new draft: 

City of Boston 
In City Council 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN 

AMENDMENTS TO THE HOUSING AND 

EMPLOYMENT EXACTION REQUIREMENTS 

(LINKAGE) WITH RESPECT TO LARGE-SCALE 

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, accom- 
panied by a bill for a special law relating to the City of 
Boston to be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under clause (1) of Section 
eight of Article two, as amended, of the Amendments to 
the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
precisely as follows, except for clerical or editorial 
changes of form only: 

Whereas, The General Court finds and declares that a 
serious public emergency exists in the City of Boston 
with respect to the housing and also the employment of 
a substantial number of the citizens of said city, as 
further described below; and 

Whereas, There is not an adequate supply of afford- 
able housing for low- and moderate-income residents of 
the city; and 

Whereas, The construction of new large-scale com- 
mercial real estate developments in the city tends to 
reduce the supply of affordable housing available to 
low- and moderate- income residents; and 

Whereas, In order to supply affordable housing for 
low- and moderate-income residents in the city in 
conjunction with the construction of new large-scale 
commercial real estate developments, an act was 
adopted by the General Court as Chapter 37 1 of the acts 
of 1987, which imposed an obligation on large-scale 
commercial real estate developments to mitigate their 
adverse impacts on the availability of such affordable 
housing by making development impact project exac- 
tions to provide revenue to meet the public exigency of 
the provision of affordable housing in the city; and 

Whereas, Section 16 of Chapter 371 of the acts of 
1987 provides that the measured value of the affordable 
housing exaction to be imposed is to be determined on 
the basis of a fixed dollar amount per square foot of 
gross floor area devoted to exaction uses in excess of 
one hundred thousand square feet of gross floor area 
devoted to exaction uses, exclusive in both cases of all 
accessory parking garage space, as determined by the 
zoning commission of the city upon recommendation by 
the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and further 
provides that the zoning commission of the city is 
authorized to increase said measured value three years 
after the effective date of Chapter 371 and no more 
frequently than at three year intervals thereafter, but any 
such increase shall not exceed the per cent of the 
increase in the combined index for the prior thirty-six 
month period; and 



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Whereas, The measured value of the affordable 
housing exaction was set at five dollars per square foot 
upon the effective date of Chapter 371 of the acts of 
1987 and has not been increased since then; and 

Whereas, There is a not an adequate supply of 
employment opportunities for low- and moderate- 
income residents of the city; and 

Whereas, The construction of new large-scale com- 
mercial real estate developments in the city tends to 
reduce the number of jobs for which low- and moderate- 
income residents of the city are qualified; and 

Whereas, In order to supply job opportunities to low- 
and moderate-income residents in the city in conjunc- 
tion with the construction of new large-scale commer- 
cial real estate developments, Chapter 371 of the acts of 
1987 also imposed an obligation on large-scale com- 
mercial real estate developments to mitigate their 
adverse impacts on the availability of such employment 
opportunities by making an employment exaction to 
provide revenue to meet the public exigency of the 
provision of job training for low and moderate income 
residents of the city; and 

Whereas, Section 17 of Chapter 371 of the acts of 
1 987 provides that the measured value of the employ- 
ment exaction to be imposed is to be determined on the 
basis of a fixed dollar amount per square foot of gross 
floor area devoted to exaction uses in excess of one 
hundred thousand square feet of gross floor area devoted 
to exaction uses, exclusive in both cases of all accessory 
parking garage space, as determined by the zoning 
commission of the city upon recommendation by the 
Boston Redevelopment Authority, and further provides 
that the zoning commission of the city is authorized to 
increase said measured value three years after the effec- 
tive date of Chapter 37 1 and no more frequendy than at 
three year intervals thereafter, but any such increase 
shall not exceed the per cent of the increase in the 
combined index for the prior thirty-six month period; 
and 

Whereas, The measured value of the employment 
exaction was set at one dollar per square foot upon the 
effective date of Chapter 371 of the acts of 1987 and has 
not been increased since then; and 

Whereas, The City of Boston is currently in the midst 
of a "hot" real estate and economic market in which the 
cost of housing and job training has increased faster 
than the rate of increase in inflation and the consumer 
price index. 

Now, therefore, be it enacted as follows: 
Section 1 : Chapter 37 1 of the acts of 1 987 is hereby 
amended by inserting after Section 16 thereof the 
following new Section 16A: 

Section 16 A. Notwithstanding any general or spe- 
cial law to the contrary, the zoning commission shall 
be authorized to increase the measured value of the 
affordable housing exaction by the per cent of the 
increase in the combined index for the period com- 
mencing as of the effective date of Chapter 37 1 of the 
acts of 1 987 and ending as of the most recent anniver- 
sary date of such effective date occurring prior to the 
enactment of this act, notwithstanding that such 
period is in excess of the thirty-six month period 
described in Section 16; provided, however, that the 
zoning commission shall not be authorized to set the 
measured value of the affordable housing exaction for 
the period described above at more than seven dollars 
and eighteen cents per square foot of gross floor area 
devoted to exaction uses in excess of one hundred 
thousand square feet devoted to exaction uses, exclu- 
sive in both cases of all accessory parking garage 
space, and thereafter increases shall be in accordance 
with Section 16 above. 

Section 2: Chapter 371 of the acts of 1987 is hereby 
amended by inserting after Section 17 thereof the 
following new Section 17A: 

Section 17A. Notwithstanding any general or spe- 
cial law to the contrary, the zoning commission shall 
be authorized to increase the measured value of the 



employment exaction by the per cent of the increase 
in the combined index for the period commencing as 
of the effective date of Chapter 371 of the acts of 
1987 and ending as of the most recent anniversary 
date of such effective date occurring prior to the 
enactment of this act notwithstanding that such period 
is in excess of the thirty-six month period described 
in Section 17; provided, however, that the zoning 
commission shall not be authorized to set the mea- 
sured value of the employment exaction for the period 
described above at more than one dollar and forty- 
four cents per square foot of gross floor area devoted 
to exaction uses in excess of one hundred thousand 
square feet devoted to exaction uses, exclusive in both 
cases of all accessory parking garage space, and 
thereafter increases shall be in accordance with 
Section 17 above. 

Section 3: Chapter 371 of the acts of 1987 is hereby 
amended by inserting after Section 17 thereof the 
following new Section 18 A: 

Section 18 A. Notwithstanding any general or spe- 
cial law to the contrary, including the provisions of 
Section 18(b) above, for the period commencing as of 
the effective date of Chapter 371 of the acts of 1987 
and ending as of the most recent anniversary date of 
such effective date occurring prior to the enactment of 
this act notwithstanding that such period is in excess 
of the thirty-six month period described in Section 
18(b), the zoning commission shall be authorized to 
increase the present and future economic burden of 
any such improvements or amenities to the present 
value of seven dollars and eighteen cents per square 
foot paid in equal and annual installments over a 
seven year period plus the present value of one dollar 
and forty-four cents per square foot paid in equal and 
annual installments over a two year period, each com- 
mencing on the date of the issuance of the building 
permit, and after the period described above increases 
to the present and future economic burden of any such 
improvements or amenities shall be in accordance 
with Section 1 8(b) above. 

Section 4: The zoning commission is hereby autho- 
rized to adopt such regulations or rules as will effectu- 
ate the provisions of the amendment described in 
Sections 1 and 2 above, including without limitation, 
such regulations and rules as may be required to amend 
Section 80B-7 of the Boston Zoning Code to reflect 
such provisions. 

Section 5: This act shall take effect immediately upon 
its enactment. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the order in the 
new draft was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $1,370,000 
FOR PURPOSE OF PLANNING, DESIGNING, 
ACQUIRING LAND FOR, CONSTRUCTING 
AND ORIGINALLY EQUIPPING STRUC- 
TURES AND FACILITIES AND FOR REMOD- 
ELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR MAKING 
MAJOR ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND 
MAJOR REPAIRS TO EXISTING FACILITIES 
FOR PURPOSE OF VARIOUS CITY DEPART- 
MENTS INCLUDING BOSTON REDEVELOP- 
MENT AUTHORITY, NEIGHBORHOOD 
DEVELOPMENT AND PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0854) 

Councillor HENNIGAN, on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0854, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $ 1 ,370,000 for the purpose of plan- 
ning, designing,, acquiring land for, constructing and 
originally equipping structures and facilities and for 
remodeling, reconstructing or making major alterations, 
additions and major repairs to existing facilities for the 
purpose of various city departments including the 
Boston Redevelopment Authority, Neighborhood 



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Development and Parks and Recreation Departments 
(referred June 14) — recommending the order be given 
its first reading and passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 12. 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 1 2. 

Assigned for further action. 



REPORT ON ORDER FOR LOAN OF $10,087,000 
FOR PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING LAND FOR, 
CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGINALLY EQUIP- 
PING AND FURNISHING PUBLIC SCHOOL- 
HOUSES AND ADDITIONS AND FOR 
RECONSTRUCTION, REMODELING, REHA- 
BILITATION AND MODERNIZATION OF 
ANY SCHOOLHOUSE OR ADDITION 
(DOCKET NO. 0855) 

Councillor HENNIGAN on behalf of the Committee 
on Ways and Means, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0855, message of the Mayor 
and order for loan of $10,087,000 for the purpose of 
acquiring land for, constructing and originally equip- 
ping and furnishing public schoolhouses and additions 
and for the reconstruction, remodeling, rehabilitation 
and modernization of any schoolhouse or addition 
(referred June 1 4) — recommending the order be given 
its first reading and passage. 

The report was accepted; the order was given its first 
reading and passage, yeas 12. 

Yeas — Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Ross, 
Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey — 12. 

Assigned for further action. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0911) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered: That effective Saturday, July 1, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, 
September 29, 2000: 

Teresa Ford, secretary, $500, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES 
(DOCKET NO. 0912) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, July 1, 2000, the 
following-named persons be, and hereby are, appointed 
to the position set against their names until September 
22, 2000: 

Diane Albano, administrative assistant, $670.50, full 
time. 

Felix Arroyo-Montano, administrative assistant, 
$536.50, full time. 

Matthew Benedetti, administrative assistant, $603.45, 
full time. 

Leann Bowman, secretary, $785.44, full time. 

Maria S. Bunuan, secretary, $300, full time. 

James J. Carroll, Jr., secretary, $110, part time. 

Adriana Cillo, secretary, $613.03, full time. 

Jean M. Conti, secretary, $143.60, part time. 

Samuel S. Conti, secretary, $344.85, part time. 

Helena Creamer, administrative assistant, $881.23, 
full time. 

Janet M. Doherty, secretary, $307.50, part time. 

Andrew R. Donovan, administrative assistant, 
$517.24, full time. 

Dennis P. Dwyer, administrative assistant, $651.34, 
full time. 



Patricia S. Flaherty, secretary, $708.82, full time. 

Sean Flaherty, secretary, $574.72, full time. 

Lorraine E. Fowlkes, secretary, $804.60, full time. 

Annmarie Geary, secretary, $419.75, part time. 

Carolyn Geary, administrative assistant, $929.48, full 
time. 

Alex Geourntas, secretary, $948.28, full time. 

James P. Gordon, secretary, $843.57, full time. 

John P. Hannigan, administrative assistant, $1,005.75, 
full time. 

Joyce L. Holland, secretary, $1,015.32, full time. 

Tracy Holt, administrative assistant, $525.00, full 
time. 

Martin J. Keogh, secretary, $1,053.64, full time. 

Vincent A. LaBella, administrative assistant, $957.85, 
full time. 

Bernadette Lally, secretary, $210, part time. 

Michael F. Larkin, secretary, $987.27, full time. 

Jonathan M. Marsh, secretary, $350, part time. 

Aoibhean McDermott, secretary, $326, part time. 

Thomas M. McDonough, administrative assistant, 
$574.72, full time. 

Michael Moran, secretary, $766.29, full time. 

George Morancy, administrative assistant, $996.17, 
full time. 

Mary Mulvey Jacobson, administrative assistant, 
$854.60, full time. 

Laura O'Brien, secretary, $574.72, full time. 

Karen M. Pinckney, secretary, $555.56, full time. 

Maria E. Rivera, administrative assistant, $708.82, 
full time. 

Irene M. Smith, administrative assistant, $708.81, full 
time. 

Lesley B. Smith, administrative assistant, $670.50, 
full time. 

Constance Sullivan, administrative assistant, $150, 
part time 

Kathleen Sullivan, administrative assistant, $766.29, 
full time. 

Paul J. Walkowski, administrative assistant, $901.32, 
full time. 

Brian P. Wallace, administrative assistant, $301.84, 
part time 

Danielle Williams, administrative assistant, $350, 
part time. 

Kenneth W. Yarbrough, secretary, $622.61, full time. 

Angela S. Yarde, administrative assistant, $785.44, 
full time. 

Marilyn Brambilla, business manager, $878.18, full 
time. 

Ron Cobb, city messenger, $788.47, full time. 

Gail Hackett, budget director, $1,022.64, full time. 

Jennifer Kelley, receptionist, $576.93, full time. 

Juan Lopez, legislative assistant, $852.49, full time. 

Cora F. Montrond, legislative assistant, $766.28, full 
time. 

Shawn P. Murphy, staff director, $1,130.77, full time. 

James J. O'Donnell, legislative assistant, $788.47, 
full time. 

Patricia Sartori Braid, research director, $919.54, full 
time. 

Lincoln Smith, assistant, research director, $862.06, 
full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER THAT APPROPRIATE SIGNS INDICATING 
WEIGHT ALLOWANCES, NO PARKING, 
SLIPPERY WHEN WET, NO TRUCKS, NO 
BUSES, NO VANS BE PLACED ON BOTH 
SIDES OF BABSON STREET BRIDGE IN 
MATTAPAN (DOCKET NO. 0913) 

Councillor YANCEY offered the following: 

Ordered, That appropriate signage, indicating 

"Weight Allowances", "No Parking", "Slippery When 

Wet", "No Trucks", "No Buses", "No Vans" be placed 

on both sides of the Babson Street Bridge in Mattapan. 



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On motion of Councillor YANCEY, the rules were 
suspended; the order was passed. 



ORDER FOR HEARING RE: ENHANCED 91 1 
EMERGENCY SYSTEM (DOCKET NO. 0914) 

Councillors FEENEY, KELLY DAVIS-MULLEN, 
HONAN, TURNER, YANCEY, HENNIGAN, 
CONLEY and FLAHERTY offered the following: 

Whereas, The use of an enhanced 911 Emergency 
System by the Boston Police Department is considered 
the first line of defense for any resident of the City of 
Boston, especially the elderly population, in an 
emergency situation; and 

Whereas, The Boston Police Department only breaks 
down the type of emergency call by assigning a numer- 
ical digit, 1 -9, to the type of emergency and not by the 
age or fragility of the caller; and 

Whereas, The elderly residents in the City of Boston 
are often considered an at-risk population yet they are 
not given a higher priority code when making a 911 
emergency call; and 

Whereas, It seems that other states around the nation 
do in fact give a higher priority to 91 1 emergency calls 
placed by their Senior Citizen population; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council requests the 
Boston Police Department to research this procedure 
used by other states and hereby invite the Police 
Department officials to attend a public hearing 
concerning this matter. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



attached herein. 
Attachment 

School Department 

1 . Boston Arts Academy 
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



ORDER FOR LOAN ORDER OF $1,010,000 FOR 
PLANNING, DESIGNING, ACQUIRING 
LAND FOR CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGI- 
NALLY EQUIPPING STRUCTURES AND 
FACILITIES AND FOR REMODELING, 
RECONSTRUCTING OR MAKING MAJOR 
ALTERATIONS. ADDITIONS AND MAJOR 
REPAIRS TO EXISTING FACILITIES 
INCLUDING ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND 
LANDSCAPING INCLUDING PLANTING OF 
SHADE TREES, PAVING AND OTHER SITE 
IMPROVEMENTS INCIDENTAL OR 
DIRECTLY RELATED TO SUCH REMODEL- 
ING, RECONSTRUCTING OR REPAIR FOR 
PURPOSES OF SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
DOCKET NO 0915) 

Councillors CONLEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, FEENEY, 
FLAHERTY, KELLY, HENNIGAN, HONAN, 
MURPHY. ROACHE, ROSS, SCAPICCHIO, 
TURNER and YANCEY offered the following: 

Ordered, That the sum of $1,010,000 be, and hereby 
is, appropriated for projects which may become 
approved school projects within the meaning of Chapter 
645 of the Acts of 1948, as amended, including the plan- 
ning, designing, acquiring land for, constructing and 
originally equipping structures and facilities and for 
remodeling, reconstructing, or making major alter- 
ations, additions and major repairs to existing facilities 
including original equipment and landscaping, includ- 
ing the planting of shade trees, paving and other site 
improvements incidental or directly related to such 
remodeling, reconstruction or repair for the purposes of 
the School Department; and that to meet said appropri- 
ation the Collector/Treasurer be, and hereby is, autho- 
rized under the provisions of Section 8 of Chapter 645 
of the Acts of 1948, as amended, or under the provisions 
of Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966, as amended, or 
under the provisions of Clauses (3) and/or (3A) of 
Section 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, to issue 
from time to time, on request of the Mayor, bonds, notes 
or certificates of indebtedness of the City up to said 
amount, provided that the appropriation authorized be 
expended only on those projects as described by name 



RESOLUTION CALLING UPON MAYOR TO CON- 
VENE EQUITY COMMISSION TO DEVELOP 
PROCESS FOR ASSURING EQUITABLE 
DISTRIBUTION OF LINKAGE AND COM- 
MUNITY BENEFITS FROM CONVENTION 
CENTER AND SEAPORT DISTRICT 
(DOCKET NO. 0916) 

Councillor TURNER offered the following: 

Whereas, Linkage agreements and community 
benefits packages need to take into consideration the 
broad impacts of large scale developments; and 

Whereas, There is a consensus that the agreements, 
negotiated in 1998, regarding the Seaport District and 
the Convention Center, were too narrowly conceived; 
and 

Whereas, There is a need for an appropriate cross- 
section of public officials to join with Mayor Menino, 
Senator Lynch, Representative Hart and Council 
President Kelly in reconstructing the agreements; and 

Whereas, The Convention Center development is 
based on state legislation; and 

Whereas, The Convention Center and Seaport 
development will have major effect on City Council 
Districts 1 and 3 as well as 2; and 

Whereas, The Convention Center is being financed by 
the residents of Boston; and 

Whereas, The Seaport District will have a major 
impact on the City as a whole; and 

Whereas, The 1998 agreement has created an extraor- 
dinary situation requiring extraordinary means to 
resolve. Therefore Be It 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council call upon 
Mayor Menino to convene a Commission composed of 
all State Senators representing Boston City Councillors 
representing Districts 1, 2 & 3; the twoat-large council- 
lors who do not reside in district 1 , 2 and 3, and the State 
Representative for South Boston. Be It Further 

Resolved, That the Commission has the responsibil- 
ity, in conjunction with the BRA, to develop a process 
for assuring an equitable distribution of linkage and 
community benefits from the Convention center and 
Seaport District for those neighborhoods directly 
impacted by the development as well as for the City as 
a whole. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



ORDER THAT ADMINISTRATION TAKE IMMEDI- 
ATE STEPS TO EQUIP MATTAHUNT COM- 
MUNITY CENTER WITH NETWORKED 
COMPUTERS AND CONDUCT STUDY OF 
ALL COMMUNITY CENTERS FUNDED BY 
CITY TO INSURE THAT EACH CENTER IS 
EQUIPPED WITH ACCESSIBLE NET- 
WORKED COMPUTERS (DOCKET NO. 0917) 

Councillor YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, Boston Community Centers provide a vari- 
ety of services to Boston residents; and 

Whereas, Many residents of Boston do not have 
access to the Internet in their homes; and 

Whereas, Access to the internet is becoming as essen- 
tial as the telephone and other communication systems; 
and 

Whereas, The Mattahunt Community Center does not 
have networked computers that are accessible to the 
public. Therefore Be It 

Ordered, That the Administration take immediate 
steps to equip the Mattahunt Community Center with 
networked computers; be it further 



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Ordered, That that the administration conduct a study 
of all community centers funded by the City of Boston 
to insure that each center is equipped with accessible 
networked computers. 

On motion of Councillor YANCEY, the rules were 
suspended; the order was passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND FY2000 EMERGENCY SHEL- 
TER GRANT OF $882,000 FROM U.S. 
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN 
DEVELOPMENT (HUD) (DOCKET NO. 0734) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0734 
from the Committee on Housing. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND FY2000 HOME INVESTMENT 
PARTNERSHIPS GRANT OF $6,804,000 
FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING 
AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) 
(DOCKET NO. 0735) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0735 
from the Committee on Housing. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND FY2000 HOUSING OPPOR- 
TUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS 
(HOPWA) GRANT OF $1,980,000 FROM U.S. 
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN 
DEVELOPMENT (HUD) (DOCKET NO. 0736) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0736 
from the Committee on Housing. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND FY2000 COMMUNITY 
DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) OF 
$24,816,000 FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF 
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0737) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0737 
from the Committee on Housing. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 



RECESS 



Later in the session, the following transpired: 



Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN in the Chair. 



President KELLY in the Chair. 



President KELLY in the Chair. 



President KELLY moved to divide the question. The 
motion was carried. 

President KELLY moved that $4,237,796 of the 
$24,816,000 from Docket No. 0737 be approved for 
Human Services. The motion was carried. 

President KELLY moved that the balance of 
$20,578,204 be referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means. The motion was carried. 



LATE-FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, seven 
late-filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

ORDER TO IMPLEMENT AWARD OF JOINT 
LABOR-MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE IN 
MATTER OF BOSTON POLICE SUPERIOR 
OFFICERS FEDERATION AND CITY OF 
BOSTON (DOCKET NO. 0931) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 

June 27, 2000 
To The City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

I transmit herewith for your approval, an order to 
implement the award of the Joint Labor-Management 
Committee in the matter of the Boston Police Superior 
Officers Federation and the City of Boston, Case No. 
JLMC97-42P, dated June 1, 2000. 

I respectfully request that your Honorable Body 
approve this request so that the award may be imple- 
mented at the earliest possible date. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Ordered, That the award of the Joint Labor- 
Management Committee in the matter of Boston Police 
Superior Officers Federation and the City of Boston, 
JLMC-97-42P, be and the same hereby is, approved. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0932) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered: That effective Saturday, July 1, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, 
September 29, 2000: 

Kelly M. Walsh, secretary, $350, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN in the Chair. 



RESOLUTION THAT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL 
CALL UPON SPEAKER FINNERAN AND 
HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE 
CHAIRMAN PAUL HALEY TO ALLOW S. 
1946 TO COME TO VOTE ON HOUSE FLOOR 
(DOCKET NO. 0933) 

Councillors TURNER, ROSS, DAVIS-MULLEN, 
ROACHE, CONLEY, HONAN and FLAHERTY 
offered the following: 

Whereas, More than 1,350 units of affordable, 
government-subsidized or insured apartments have 
already been lost in Boston due to owner decisions to 
opt out of federal subsidy programs; and 



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Whereas, More than 9,000 additional governmen- 
tally-involved affordable housing units in Boston 
remain at similar risk today; and 

Whereas, More than 300 units of affordable units in 
Mattapan, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Roxbury and Jamaica 
Plain are at immediate risk due to Jonathan Realty's 
decision to not renew expiring project-based Section 8 
contracts with HUD; and 

Whereas, More than 320 households at Back Bay 
Manor, a formerly HUD-insured development, are at 
immediate risk of displacement due to exorbitant rent 
increases far in excess of limits agreed to by the owner 
with the City of Boston in 1985; and 

Whereas, A state legislative proposal, S. 1946, 
entitled "An Act Authorizing Municipalities to Protect 
Low- and Moderate-Income Tenants and Units of 
Governmentally-lnvolved Housing," would enable 
Boston voters to adopt a local referendum to preserve 
affordable housing units which were previously 
subsidized and/or regulated by federal or state 
government; and 

Whereas, S. 1946 would provide immediate 
protection to residents and buildings threatened with 
conversion to market rate housing throughout Boston, at 
no cost to the residents and taxpayers of Boston or the 
Commonwealth; and 

Whereas, The protections outlined in S. 1946 are 
similar to a Home Rule Petition were adopted by the 
Boston City Council in 1996, signed by Mayor Thomas 
Menino and submitted to the legislature in 1997; and 

Whereas, The Massachusetts legislature unanimously 
passed a measure similar to S. 1946 in July 1998, 
supported by Speaker Finneran and Senate President 
Birmingham, but vetoed by Acting Governor Cellucci 
after the legislative session ended; and 

Whereas, S. 1946 was unanimously passed by the 
Massachusetts Senate in August 1999, and is currently 
pending before the House Ways and Means Committee; 
and 

Whereas. At present 101 Members of the House of 
Representatives are pledged to vote for S. 1946 when it 
reaches the House floor; and 

Whereas, Governor Cellucci has indicated his 
intention to veto S. 1946; and 

Whereas, It is the intention of the Boston City 
Council to place the referendum authorized by S. 1946 
on the ballot for Boston voters in the State election to be 
held on November 7, 2000. Therefore Be It 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council: 

1) Calls upon House Speaker Thomas Finneran and 
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman 
Paul Haley to allow S. 1946 to come to a vote on 
the House Floor as soon as possible, with suffi- 
cient time to allow for a veto override, if neces- 
sary; and 

2) Calls upon Governor Paul Cellucci to support and 
sign S. 1946; and 

3) Calls upon the legislature to override the 
Governor's veto, should it occur, before the end of 
the year 2000 legislative session. 

Councillor TURNER moved suspension of the rules 
and adoption of the resolution, 

The motion did not prevail; yeas 7, nays 3: 

Yeas — Councillors Davis-Mullen, Flaherty, 
Hennigan, Honan, Murphy, Ross, Turner — 7. 

Nays — Councillors Feeney, Kelly, Scapicchio — 3. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



Eight of Article Two, as amended, of the Amendments 
to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to the end that legislation be adopted 
providing precisely as follows, except for clerical or 
editorial changes of form only: 

Whereas, Richard D. Mingolelli sustained injury 
while in the performance of his duties and such injuries 
resulted in his death, the Boston City Council hereby 

Petitions, that the following bill for a special law be 
enacted. 

Section 1 : Notwithstanding the provisions of any gen- 
eral or special law to the contrary and in order to pro- 
mote the public good, the Boston Retirement Board is 
hereby authorized and directed to provide "Line of 
Duty" death benefits to Mrs. Anne Mingolelli, the sur- 
viving spouse of Richard D. Mingolelli. a Lieutenant in 
the Boston Fire Department who, on March 28, 1999, 
sustained injury while in the performance of his duties, 
and such injury resulted in his death on August 6, 1999. 

On March 28, 1999, Richard D. Mingolelli suffered 
chest pains and neck pains while responding to an alarm 
at the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, 
Jamaica Plain. Upon arrival at the location, an employee 
of the Italian Home for Children was pointing up to the 
front stairs of the building where the fire alarm was 
going off. Firefighter Magrath, who accompanied 
Lieutenant Mingolelli to the Italian Home for Children, 
and Lieutenant Mingolelli did a floor by floor search of 
the premises to investigate for a possible source of the 
fire alarm. Lieutenant Mingolelli, dressed in full gear (a 
total weight in excess of 55 pounds), ran to the top floor 
of the three story building to start his portion of the 
search. Firefighter Magrath began his search on the first 
floor and worked his way up the building. After com- 
pleting his portion of the search, Firefighter Magrath 
met up with Lieutenant Mingolelli on the second floor 
of the building. According to Firefighter Magrath, 
Lieutenant Mingolelli did not look well, he was very 
pale and was short of breath. Lieutenant Mingolelli told 
Firefighter Magrath that he felt a burning sensation in 
his throat and that his chest felt tight. As a result. 
Lieutenant Mingolelli was taken to Milton Hospital 
where he was seen by Dr. John Cronin. Dr. Cronin told 
Lieutenant Mingolelli that he could not return to work 
for the Boston Fire Department until further tests were 
done. 

As a result of the incidents which transpired on 
March 23, 1999, Lieutenant Mingolelli was placed on 
leave for a heart injury. Lieutenant Mingolelli remained 
on injured leave until he suffered a fatal heart attack on 
August 6, 1999. The fatal heart attack sustained by 
Lieutenant Mingolelli on August 6, 1999 was a natural 
and proximate cause of the heart injury sustained by 
Lieutenant Mingolelli on March 28, 1999. 

Lieutenant Mingolelli was injured in the line of duty 
of March 28, 1999. As a result, Lieutenant Mingolelli 
was placed on injured leave. On August 6, 1999, 
Lieutenant Mingolelli subsequently died of the injury 
when he suffered a fatal heart attack. 

The annual 1 amount of pension payable to Mrs. Anne 
Mingolelli, as the surviving spouse of Lieutenant 
Mingolelli, shall be equal to the amount of salary which 
would have been paid to Lieutenant Mingolelli had he 
continued in service as a Lieutenant of the Boston Fire 
Department. 

Section 2: This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



ORDER RE: DEATH BENEFITS OF LIEUTENANT 
MINGOLELLI (DOCKET NO. 0934) 

Councillors HONAN and MURPHY offered the fol- 
lowing: 

Ordered, That a petition to the General Court, 
accompanied by a bill for special law relating to the City 
of Boston, be filed with an attested copy of this order be, 
and hereby is, approved under Clause (1) of Section 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO DISCUSS MERITS AND 
MEANS OF REORGANIZING BOSTON 
REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DOCKET 
NO. 0935) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, KELLY TURNER 
and YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas: The Boston Redevelopment Authority 
(BRA) was established by the Boston City Council in 



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1957, "for the purpose of engaging in urban renewal and 
land assembly and redevelopment projects" (August 15, 
1957 Order by Boston City Council, voted August 19, 
1957), under State enabling legislation Chapter 150 of 
the Acts of 1957 at a time when development in Boston 
was purported to be in decline, and 

Whereas, The purpose of this Federally subsidized 
Urban Renewal program was to eliminate "slums" and 
"blighted, decadent and substandard areas" using public 
resources and public police powers, including eminent 
domain, zoning exception, and tax concessions to 
stimulate replacement with economic development, and 

Whereas, The BRA absorbed the Boston Planning 
Board in 1960, by Chapter 652 of the Acts of 1965 as 
amended, and has retained all planning responsibilities 
for the City, with the resulting conflict of interest 
between the Authority's development and the planning 
mandates, and 

Whereas, Changed economic conditions have elimi- 
nated "blighted, decadent and substandard" areas, yet 
sections of the city are still designated urban renewal 
areas, and properties within them could be subject to 
BRA action on a BRA finding that they are "blighted, 
decadent or substandard", and 

Whereas, The BRA is empowered to delegate Urban 
Redevelopment powers of zoning exception, tax conces- 
sions, and eminent domain to private development 
corporations to implement projects outside of the urban 
renewal areas, and 

Whereas, Urban renewal/development by use of 
public resources and police powers is no longer justifi- 
able, and continued use of such measures may constitute 
an abuse of authority and a violation of constitutional 
protections against seizure of private property without 
public purpose, and 

Whereas, The City of Boston may be losing tax 
revenues due to concessions to developers under Chap- 
ter 121 A agreements, the documentation of which is 
needed from the Tax Assessment Department (and any 
other department containing such relative agreements; 
and 

Whereas, Federal financial subsidy to Urban Renewal 
ended in 1974, and the Urban Renewal plans, of 40 year 
terms, are beginning to expire, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council conduct a 
public hearing to discuss and gather testimony from the 
BRA, the City, the business community, the Tax 
Assessment Department, Citizens of Boston, and others 
regarding: 

• the merits and means of reorganizing the BRA. 

• repealing the Urban Renewal and Urban 
Redevelopment legislation, 

• alternatives for restructuring Boston's city planning 
and public property management functions into 
agencies more appropriate for future city growth. 

Referred to the Committee on Economic Devel- 
opment and Transportation. 



ORDER RE: PERMITS FOR CITY HALL PLAZA 
ON WEDNESDAYS BETWEEN 11:00 A.M. 
AND 4:00 P.M. (DOCKET NO. 0936) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 
Ordered, That no permit allowing access to City Hall 
Plaza for any event be granted for any Wednesday, 
between the hours of 1 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., without 
the written approval of the President of the Boston City 
Council. 

On motion of the Chair, the rules were suspended; the 
order was passed. 



STATUS (DOCKET NO. 0937) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, KELLY, 

FLAHERTY, HONAN, CONLEY, FEENEY, MUR- 
PHY, HENNIGAN, SCAPICCHIO and ROACHE 
offered the following: 

Whereas, Kenneth Conley has been granted a new 
trial on the basis that crucial information was withheld 
from his defense; and 

Whereas, The court has, by granting a new trial, over- 
turned the jury's decision; and 

Whereas, It is possible that the prosecution may not 
go forward or, if a new trial does take place, a finding of 
not guilty may be returned; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, herein 
assembled, respectfully requests that Kenneth Conley be 
put back to the status he held prior to his original trial, 
and that he receive all back pay that he would have 
received at that status; and be it further 

Resolved, That he be returned at his former rank and 
salary level as a Boston Police Officer, and receive all 
back pay and benefits if the prosecution does not 
proceed, or if a new trial is held and a finding of not 
guilty is returned. 

On motion of Councillor DAVIS-MULLEN, the rules 
were suspended; the resolution was adopted; yeas 9, 
nays 1: 

Yeas — Councillors Davis-Mullen, Feeney, Flaherty, 
Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy Ross, Scapicchio — 
9. 

Nays — Councillor Yancey — 1 . 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating Lance Carter 
(Docket No. 0918); congratulating Mary Belle Brown 
(Docket No. 0919). 

Councillor Hennigan: Congratulating Phyllis Sheldon 
(Docket No. 0920). 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating Michael 
McCord (Docket No. 0921); congratulating Ron 
Richard (Docket No. 0922). 

Councillors Scapicchio and Murphy: Congratulating 
Michelena D'lorio (Docket No. 0923); congratulating 
Deborah Lang (Docket No. 0924). 

Councillor Turner: Recognizing the 6 One 7 group 
(Docket No. 0925). 

Councillor Honan: Congratulating Lawrence 
Morrison (Docket No. 0926). 

Councillors Turner, Roache, Yancey, Davis-Mullen, 
Ross, Hennigan and Flaherty: Extending sympathy on 
death of Mary Hoyt Bigelow Thomson (Docket No. 
0927). 

Councillors Turner and Yancey: Congratulating 
Rebecca Hill (Docket No. 1928). 

Councillor Feeney: Congratulating John Burke 
(Docket No. 1929); congratulating Peter Needham 
(Docket No. 1930). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, two 
late-filed matters would be added to the Consent 
Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

Councillors Yancey and Turner: Dr. Hage Geingob 
(Docket No. 0938). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



RESOLUTION THAT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL 
REQUEST KENNETH CONLEY BE PUT 
BACK TO STATUS HELD PRIOR TO ORIGI- 
NAL TRIAL AND HE RECEIVE ALL BACK 
PAY HE WOULD HAVE RECEIVED AT THAT 



STATEMENT OF COUNCILLOR TURNER 

Having unanimous consent to do so, Councillor 
TURNER asked that when we adjourn today we do so 



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in memory of Mary Thomson. 



STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT KELLY 

President KELLY asked that when we adjourn today 
we do so also in memory of Charlie MacGillivary who 
was a decorated World War II veteran and friend of the 
Council President. 



NEXT MEETING 

Adjourned at 6:17 p.m., on motion of President 
KELLY, in memory of Mary Thomson and Charlie 
MacGillivary, to meet again on Wednesday, July 12, 
2000 at 12:00 Noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, July 12, 2000 

Reglar meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
12:25 p.m., President KELLY in the chair and all mem- 
bers present. 



INVOCATION 

Reverend Gareth Saunders delivered the invocation 
and the meeting was opened with the pledge of alle- 
giance to the flag. 



VISITORS TO CITY COUNCIL 

President KELLY introduced former School 
Committee woman Elvira "Pixie" Palladino to the 
Council. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR ROACHE 

Councillor ROACHE presented a resolution to 
Project Harmony and visitors from former Soviet Union 
Black Sea resort town of Kobuleti, Georgia. 



ORDER TO FACILITATE DISPOSITION AND 
REDEVELOPMENT OF FOLEY BUILDING 
AND E BUILDING BOTH LOCATED AT FOR- 
MER BOSTON SPECIALTY AND REHABILI- 
TATION HOSPITAL (DOCKET NO. 0939) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 
Office of the Mayor 



To The City Council; 
Dear Councillors: 



July 29, 2000 



I transmit herewith for your approval an Order to 
facilitate the disposition and redevelopment of the Foley 
Building and the E Building, both located at the former 
Boston Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital in 
Mattapan. 

Rehabilitation of the two buildings will produce a 
total of 116 housing units including mixed-income, 
assisted and independent senior housing in the Foley 
Building and permanent housing for Entre Familia in 
Building E. 

As this housing is sorely needed and has strong com- 
munity support, I urge your Honorable Body to adopt 
this Order at the earliest possible date. 



Sincerely, 



Thomas M. Menino, 
Mayor of Boston. 



Be it ordered by the City Council of Boston, as fol- 
lows: 

Whereas, The Boston Public Health Commission 
("Commission") was created by Chapter 147 of the Acts 
of 1995; and 

Whereas, The Commission has developed a reuse 
plan for the Foley building and (he F. Building located at 
the former Boston Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital 
in Mattapan, based upon the report of the Mattapan 



Community Advisory Board to Mayor Thomas M. 
Menino and the Commission dated November 1999; 
and 

Whereas, The Commission has determined that the 
highest and best use for the Foley building is its reha- 
bilitation into a facility for affordable elder assisted and 
independent living, with financing which will include 
the low income housing tax credit program, and, with 
the approval of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, 
redevelopment under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 
121A;and 

Whereas, The Commission has determined that the 
highest and best use for the E Building is to rehabilitate 
the E Building for use by the Entre Familia Program, 
with financing which will include the low income hous- 
ing tax credits program, and, with the approval of the 
Boston Redevelopment Authority, redevelopment under 
the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 121A; and 

Whereas, A development team led by Trinity 
Financial, Inc. was selected by the Commission pur- 
suant to a request for proposals issued by the 
Commission and the Boston Redevelopment Authority; 
and 

Whereas, Ownership of the buildings and a long term 
lease of the surrounding land is required in order to 
secure affordable housing funds, including the low 
income housing tax credit program; and 

Whereas, Any lease or conveyance of real property 
by the Commission, other than in the ordinary course of 
business, requires approval of the City Council and the 
Mayor under the provisions of Chapter 147 of the Acts 
of 1995 and Chapter 486 of the Acts of 1909. 

Therefore, be it ordered that: 

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 147 of the Acts 
of 1995 and Chapter 486 of the Acts of 1909, the City 
Council hereby approves (a) the conveyance by the 
Boston Public Health Commission to an affiliated cor- 
poration to be created by the Commission (the "PHC 
Affiliated Entity") of the Foley building and the E 
Building located at the former Boston Specialty and 
Rehabilitation Hospital in Mattapan and surrounding 
land, approximately as shown on the plan attached here- 
to, together with such easements as may be necessary or 
appropriate for the redevelopment of the Foley Building 
and the E Building, (b) the conveyance by the PHC 
Affiliated Entity of fee title to the Foley Building and 
the E Building to Trinity Foley Limited Partnership, a 
Massachusetts limited partnership organized by Trinity 
Financial, Inc. under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 
121 A and approved by the PHC Affiliated Entity to 
undertake the project (the "Partnership"), and (c) the 
entry by the PHC Affiliated Entity into a long term 
ground lease of the surrounding land, approximately as 
shown on the plan attached hereto, and easements with 
the Partnership, each of the foregoing conveyances 
being for nominal consideration (or, as to the con- 
veyances to the Partnership, such consideration as may 
be required to maximize low income housing tax cred- 
its for the redevelopment), in recognition of the public 
purpose being served by the creation of affordable elder 
assisted and independent living and in recognition of the 
restrictions as to affordability of the redevelopment 
under the provisions of the low income tax credit pro- 
gram and the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 121 A. 

Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED FROM CITY 
CLERK OF FILING BY BRA OF "FIRST 
AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT BETWEEN 
SYMPHONY PLAZA EAST COMPANY AND 
THE CITY OF BOSTON PURSUANT TO 
M.G.L. C. 121, 6A" (DOCKET NO. 0940) 

The following was received: 

City of Boston 



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Office of the City Clerk 

July 5, 2000 
To the City Council. 
Dear Councillors: 

In compliance with order passed by your Honorable 
Body December 6, 1 976, this is to inform you that the 
following was filed by the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority with the City Clerk on July 3, 2000: 

"First Amendment to Contract Between Symphony 
Plaza East Company and the City of Boston Pursuant to 
M.G.L. C.121A. s.6A". 



Very truly yours. 



Rosaria Salemo, 

City Clerk. 



Placed on file. 



COMMUNICATION RECEIVED FROM SENATORS 
WILKERSON, WALSH, TRAVAGLINI AND 
TOLMAN RE: NEGOTIATIONS AND AGREE- 
MENTS RELATED TO WATERFRONT 
WHETHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, FORMAL 
OR INFORMAL (DOCKET NO. 0941) 

Communication was received from Senators 
Wilkerson, Walsh, Travaglini and Tolman re: negotia- 
tions and agreements related to the Waterfront, whether 
public or private, formal or informal. 

Placed on file. 



APPROVAL OF CONSTABLE'S BONDS 
(DOCKET NO. 0942) 

The Constable's Bonds of the following having been 
duly approved by the Collector- Treasurer were received 
and approved: 

Deborah Aponte, John J. Beggan, Daniel L. Brower, 
Stephen A. Christofono, Carmen A. Ciampi, Mark J. 
Connolly, Luis M. Cruz, Pasquale Defeo Jr., Alan G. 
Duffy, Barry W. Gaughran, Richard B. Hogan, Harold 
Jones, Christopher J. Kelley, Robert E. Lee, Burton 
Malkofsy, Robert Mangott, Jeffrey P. Mathieson, 
Richard E. McKeen Sr., William F. McKeen Sr., Mark 
McLaughlin, Thomas McNair Jr., James V McNamara, 
Robert J. Messina, Lawrence Neves, Bryan W. Reardon, 
Antonio N. Reese, George N. Reese, Charles B. Sherer,. 
Maria C. Souto, Frank J. Sylvester, Wilfred P. Suozo, 
Robert Tyszkowski, Elijah A. Wigon, Marcia S. 
Weisman 



REPORT ON ORDER ACCEPTING THE PROVI- 
SIONS OF G.L. C.41 , SECTION 108L PROVID- 
ED THAT SAID ACCEPTANCE IS EFFECTIVE 
AS OF JULY 5, 2000 AND IN NO EVENT EAR- 
LIER AND SHALL BE EFFECTIVE TO BAR- 
GAINING UNIT MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON 
POLICE SUPERIOR OFFICERS FEDERATION 
CONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF SAID 
AWARD (DOCKET NO. 0901) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 090 1 , message of the Mayor 
and order accepting the provisions of G.L. c.41, section 
108L provided that said acceptance is effective as of 
July 5, 2000 and in no event earlier and shall be effec- 
tive to bargaining unit members of the Boston Police 
Superior Officers Federation consistent with the terms 
of said award (referred June 28) - recommending pas- 
sage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



REPORT ON ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THE 
AWARD OF THE JOINT-LABOR MANAGE- 
MENT COMMITTEE IN THE MATTER OF 
BOSTON POLICE SUPERIOR OFFICERS 
FEDERATION AND THE CITY, CASE NO. 
JLMC97-42P DATED JUNE 1, 2000 (DOCKET 
NO. 0931) 

Councillor MURPHY, on behalf of the Committee on 
Public Safety, submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0931, message of the Mayor 
and order to implement the award of the Joint-Labor 
Management Committee in the matter of Boston Police 
Superior Officers Federation and the City, Case No. 
JLMC97-42P dated June 1, 2000 (referred June 28) — 
recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILLOR ROACHE 

Councillors ROACHE, FLAHERTY and TURNER 
presented a resolution to the Latino Health Policy 
Council. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO 
ONE OR MORE LEASE, LEASE-PURCHASE 
OR INSTALLMENT SALES AGREEMENTS 
IN FY01 IN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 
$13,750,000 AND FY02 IN AMOUNT NOT TO 
EXCEED $13,750,000 TO BE USED BY DIF- 
FERENT CITY DEPARTMENTS FOR ACQUI- 
SITION OF EQUIPMENT (DOCKET NO. 0844) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0844 
from the Assignment Sheet. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and final reading; yeas 13. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $17,172,000 FOR REMOD- 
ELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR MAKING 
EXTRAORDINARY REPAIRS TO PUBLIC 
BUILDINGS OWNED BY CITY INCLUDING 
ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND LANDSCAP- 
ING, PAVING AND OTHER SITE IMPROVE- 
MENTS INCIDENTAL OR DIRECTLY RELAT- 
ED TO SUCH REMODELING, RECON- 
STRUCTION OR REPAIR FOR PURPOSES OF 
COMMUNITY CENTER, FIRE, LIBRARY, 
NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT, PARKS 
AND RECREATION, POLICE, PROPERTY 
MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH COM- 
MISSION, PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANS- 
PORTATION DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 
0845) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0845 
from the Assignment Sheet. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and final reading; yeas 13. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $8,790,000 FOR THE ORIG- 
INAL CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC WAYS 
OR EXTENSION OR WIDENING THEREOF 
INCLUDING LAND DAMAGES AND THE 
COST OF PAVEMENT AND SIDEWALKS 
LAID AT THE TIME OF SAID CONSTRUC- 
TION OR FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 
STONE, BLOCK, BRICK, CEMENT CON- 
CRETE, BITUMINOUS CONCRETE AND 
MACADAM OR OTHER PERMANENT PAVE- 
MENT OF SIMILAR LASTING CHARACTER 
FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 



JULY 12, 2000 



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(DOCKET NO. 0846) 



0846 



Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 
from the Assignment Sheet 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and final reading; yeas 13. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $202,000 FOR REMODEL- 
ING, RECONSTRUCTION OR REHABILITA- 
TION OF EXISTING FIRE FIGHTING APPA- 
RATUS AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT FOR FIRE 
DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0847) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0847 
from the Assignment 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and final reading; yeas 13. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $2,590,000 FOR ACQUIR- 
ING LAND OR INTERESTS IN LAND FOR 
ANY PURPOSE FOR WHICH CITY IS OR 
MAY HEREAFTER BE AUTHORIZED TO 
ACQUIRE LAND OR INTERESTS THEREIN; 
AND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS 
OR FOR ADDITIONS TO SUCH BUILDINGS 
WHERE SUCH ADDITIONS INCREASE 
FLOOR SPACE OF SAID BUILDINGS 
INCLUDING COST OF ORIGINAL EQUIP- 
MENT AND FURNISHINGS OF SAID BUILD- 
INGS FOR LIBRARY AND POLICE DEPART- 
MENTS (DOCKET NO. 0848) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0848 
from the Assignment Sheet 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and final reading, yeas 13. 



ORDER FOR LOAN $127,000 FOR COST OF ENGI- 
NEERING OR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES 
FOR PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR 
BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 
(DOCKET NO. 0849) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0849 
from the Assignment Sheet. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and final reading; yeas 13. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $3,172,000 FOR COST OF 
DEPARTMENTAL EQUIPMENT TO SERVICE 
FIRE, PARKS AND RECREATION AND 
SCHOOL DEPARTMENTS (DOCKET NO. 
0850) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0850 
from the Assignment Sheet 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and final reading; yeas 13. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $8,171,000 FOR PURPOSE 
OF CONSTRUCTION OF MUNICIPAL OUT- 
DOOR RECREATIONAL AND ATHLETIC 
FACILITIES INCLUDING ACQUISITION 
AND DEVELOPMENT OF LAND AND CON- 
STRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF 



SUCH FACILITIES FOR PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION AND SCHOOL DEPARTMENTS 
(DOCKET NO. 0851) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0851 
from the Assignment Sheet 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and final reading; yeas 13. 



ORDER TO AMEND LOAN ORDER ORIGINALLY 
PASSED ON JUNE 24, 1998 AND JULY 15, 
1998 AND APPROVED BY MAYOR ON JULY 
21, 1998 OF $20,000,000 AND AMENDED ON 
JUNE 23, 1999 AND JULY 14, 1999 AND 
APPROVED BY MAYOR ON JULY 22, 1999 TO 
AMOUNT OF $26,060,000 IS FURTHER 
AMENDED BY INSERTING IN PLACE 
THEREOF $34,948,000 FOR DEVELOPMENT, 
DESIGN, PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION 
OF COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFT- 
WARE AND IMPLEMENTATION AND OPER- 
ATION OF CITY-WIDE ADMINISTRATIVE 
INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR HUMAN 
RESOURCES, PAYROLL AND FINANCE 
FUNCTIONS (DOCKET NO. 0852) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0852 
from the Assignment Sheet. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and final reading; yeas 11, nays 2: 

Yeas - Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 
Flaherty, Hennigan, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Roache, 
Ross, Scapicchio, - 11. 

Nays - Councillors Turner and Yancey - 2. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $3,818,000 FOR PUR- 
CHASE AND INSTALLATION OF COMPUT- 
ER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FOR 
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES 
AND SCHOOL DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 
0853) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0853 
from the Assignment Sheet. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and final reading; yeas 13. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $1,370,000 FOR PURPOSE 
OF PLANNING, DESIGNING, ACQUIRING 
LAND FOR, CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGI- 
NALLY EQUIPPING STRUCTURES AND 
FACILITIES AND FOR REMODELING, 
RECONSTRUCTING OR MAKING MAJOR 
ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND MAJOR 
REPAIRS TO EXISTING FACILITIES FOR 
PURPOSE OF VARIOUS CITY DEPART- 
MENTS INCLUDING BOSTON REDEVELOP- 
MENT AUTHORITY, NEIGHBORHOOD 
DEVELOPMENT AND PARKS AND RECRE- 
ATION DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0854) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0854 - 
from the Assignment Sheet. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and final reading; yeas 1 3. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $10,087,000 FOR PURPOSE 



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OF ACQUIRING LAND FOR, CONSTRUCT- 
ING AND ORIGINALLY EQUIPPING AND 
FURNISHING PUBLIC SCHOOLHOUSES 
AND ADDITIONS AND FOR RECONSTRUC- 
TION, REMODELING, REHABILITATION 
AND MODERNIZATION OF ANY SCHOOL- 
HOUSE OR ADDITION (DOCKET NO. 0855) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0855 
from the Assignment Sheet. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
was given its second and fnal reading; yeas 13. 



- recommending passage of the order. 

The report was accepted; the order was passed. 



ORDER FOR LOAN OF $1,010,000 FOR PLAN- 
NING, DESIGNING, ACQUIRING LAND FOR, 
CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGINALLY EQUIP- 
PING STRUCTURES AND FACILITIES AND 
FOR REMODELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR 
MAKING MAJOR ALTERATIONS, ADDI- 
TIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS TO EXISTING 
FACILITIES INCLUDING ORIGINAL EQUIP- 
MENT AND LANDSCAPING INCLUDING 
THE PLANTING OF SHADE TREES, PAVING 
AND OTHER SITE IMPROVEMENTS INCI- 
DENTAL OR DIRECTLY RELATED TO SUCH 
REMODELING, RECONSTRUCTING OR 
REPAIR FOR PURPOSE OF SCHOOL 
DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0915) 

Councillor HENNIGAN, called Docket No. 0915 
from the Committee on Ways and Means. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HENNIGAN, the order 
received its first reading and passage and was assigned 
for further action; yeas 13. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING DEPARTMENT OF NEIGH- 
BORHOOD DEVELOPMENT TO ACCEPT 
AND EXPEND FY2000 COMMUNITY 
DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) OF 
$20,578,204 FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF 
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 
(DOCKET NO. 0737) 

Councillor HENNIGAN called Docket No. 0737 
from the Committee on Ways and Means. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 



Councillor FEENEY in the Chair. 



President KELLY in the Chair. 



On motion of President KELLY, the matter was 
referred back to the Committee on Ways and Means. 



REPORT ON RESOLUTION SUPPORTING S. 1946 
"AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES 
TO PROTECT LOW AND MODERATE 
INCOME TENANTS AND UNITS OF GOV- 
ERNMENTALLY-INVOLVED HOUSING" 
(DOCKET NO. 0933) 

Councillor HENNIGAN, on behalf of the Committee 
on Housing submitted the following: 

Report on Docket No. 0933, resolution supporting S. 
1946 "An Act Authorizing Municipalities to Protect 
Low and Moderate Income Tenants and Units of 
Govemmentally-Involved Housing"- (referred June 28) 



ORDER AUTHORIZING PUBLIC WORKS DEPART- 
MENT TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $750,000 FROM EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF 
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT 
OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR 
PUBLIC EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL 
SUPPORT FOR IMPROVING EFFECTIVE- 
NESS OF RECYCLING THROUGH RECY- 
CLING PROGRAM (DOCKET NO. 0386) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0386 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor Honan, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING PUBLIC WORKS 
DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND 
GRANT OF $165,000 FROM EXECUTIVE 
OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, 
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRO- 
TECTION TO BE UTILIZED BY MUNICIPAL 
RECYCLING INITIATIVE PROGRAM COOR- 
DINATOR (DOCKET NO. 0387) 

Councillor Honan called Docket No. 0387 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor Honan, the order was 
passed. 



ORDER AUTHORIZING PUBLIC WORKS DEPART- 
MENT TO ACCEPT AND EXPEND GRANT 
OF $150,000 FROM EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF 
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT 
OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, TO 
EDUCATE PUBLIC ON AND ENCOURAGE 
RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN RECY- 
CLING SERVICES (DOCKET NO.0388) 

Councillor Honan called Docket No. 0388 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor Honan, the order was 
passed. 



On motion of Councillor SCAPICCHIO Docket No. 
0947 was taken out of order. 

RESOLUTION REQUESTING FAA ADMINISTRA- 
TOR JANE GARVEY TO AUTHORIZE COM- 
MENCEMENT OF AIR TRAVEL SERVICES 
TO HANSCOM FIELD (DOCKET NO. 0947) 

Councillors SCAPICCHIO, MURPHY, CONLEY, 
HENNIGAN, FEENEY, KELLY, ROACHE DAVIS- 
MULLEN and HONAN offered the following: 

Whereas, Over the past thirty years the demand for 
air travel by the citizens of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts has continued to grow on an annual 
basis; and 

Whereas, The brunt of this burden has been shoul- 
dered by those citizens living in neighborhoods of the 
City of Boston and other communities surrounding 
Logan International Airport: and 

Whereas, Forty-seven percent of Logan's passengers 
emanate from beyond the Route 128 area; and 

Whereas, Thirty-three percent of Logan's passengers 
emanate from between Route 128 and Route 495; and 

Whereas, Worcester, T F. Green, Manchester and 
Hanscom Field are a much shorter vehicle trip for many 



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of those passengers than driving to Boston's Logan 
Airport; and 

Whereas, The tons of harmful pollutants needlessly 
added to our atmosphere field and Worcester Airport 
threatens the health and well being of citizens of the 
Commonwealth, and 

Whereas, The additional noise and traffic congestion 
imposed on Boston and surrounding communities creat- 
ed by those citizens commuting to and flying out of 
Logan is manifestly unfair to all citizens of the 
Commonwealth not blinded by their own self interest; 
and 

Whereas, For the first time in years it may be possi- 
ble to alleviate some of this unfair burden because air- 
lines are actively seeking to provide service to Hanscom 
Field; and 

Whereas, The FAA Administrator, Jane Garvey, has 
yet to grant approval for those airlines to commence 
new service at Hanscom Field; and 

Whereas, Support of regionalization would be ren- 
dered totally meaningless if Administrator Garvey does 
not authorize commencement of those services; there- 
fore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council hearby 
requests that FAA Administrator Garvey authorize com- 
mencement of those services forthwith; and therefore be 
it further 

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent to 
FAA Administrator Garvey, Secretary of Transportation 
Slater, Congressmen Joseph Moakley, Michael 
Capuano, and the entire Boston Delegation of state 
office holders. 

Councillor SCAPICCHIO moved that the resolution 
be passed in the following new draft: 
Official Resolution of Councillors Paul Scapicchio, 
Stephen Murphy, Daniel Conley, Michael Ross, 
Maureen Feeney, James Kelly, Mickey Roache, Peggy 
Davis-Mullen, Brian Honan and Michael Flaherty 

Whereas, Over the past thirty years the demand for 
air travel by the citizens of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts has continued to grow on an annual 
basis; and 

Whereas, The brunt of this burden has been shoul- 
dered by those citizens living in neighborhoods of the 
City of Boston and other communities surrounding 
Logan International Airport: and 

Whereas, Forty-seven percent of Logan's passengers 
originate from beyond the Route 128 area; and 

Whereas, Thirty-three percent of Logan's passengers 
originate from between Route 128 and Route 495; and 

Whereas, Worcester, T. F. Green, Manchester and 
Hanscom Field are a much shorter vehicle trip for many 
of those passengers than driving to Boston's Logan 
Airport; and 

Whereas, The additional noise and traffic congestion 
imposed on Boston and surrounding communities creat- 
ed by passengers commuting to and flying out of Logan 
is manifestly unfair to all citizens of the 
Commonwealth; and 

Whereas, For the first time in years it may be possi- 
ble to alleviate some of this burden because airlines are 
actively seeking to provide service to Hanscom Field; 
and 

Whereas, The FAA Administrator, Jane Garvey, has 
yet to grant approval for those airlines to commence 
new service at Hanscom Field; and 

Whereas, Support of "regionalization" would be ren- 
dered totally meaningless if Administrator Garvey does 
not authorize commencement of those services; there- 
fore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council hearby 
requests that FAA Administrator Garvey authorize com- 
mencement of those services forthwith; and therefore be 
it further 

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent to 
FAA Administrator Garvey, Secretary of Transportation 
Slater, Congressmen Joseph Moakley, Michael 



Capuano, and the entire Boston Delegation of state 

office holders. 

The resolution was adopted; yeas 12, nays 1: 
Yeas - Councillors Conley, Davis-Mullen, Feeney, 

Flaherty, Honan, Kelly, Murphy, Roache, Ross, 

Scapicchio, Turner, Yancey - 12. 
Nays - Councillor Hennigan - 1. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF WILLIAM MARCHIONE AS 
ALTERNATE MEMBER OF BOSTON LAND- 
MARKS COMMISSION FOR TERM EXPIR- 
ING JUNE 30, 2001 (DOCKET NO. 0212) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0212 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the reappoint- 
ment was confirmed. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 
OF MARK STEVENS AS MEMBER OF BAY 
VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMIS- 
SION FOR TERM EXPIRING APRIL 1, 2002 
(DOCKET NO. 0397) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0397 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 
Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the appointment 
was confirmed. 



ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION OF REAPPOINT- 
MENT OF LEON JACKLIN AS ALTERNATE 
MEMBER OF BOSTON LANDMARKS COM- 
MISSION FOR TERM EXPIRING JUNE 30, 
2001 (DOCKET NO. 0449) 

Councillor HONAN called Docket No. 0449 from the 
Committee on Environment and Historic Preservation. 

Hearing no objection, the matter was before the body. 

On motion of Councillor HONAN, the reappoint- 
ment was confirmed. 



ORDER FOR HEARING RE: KENNETH CONLEY 
(DOCKET NO. 0943) 

Councillors DAVIS-MULLEN, KELLY, FLAHER- 
TY, ROACHE, HONAN, HENNIGAN, MURPHY, 
SCAPICCHIO and FEENEY offered the following: 

Whereas, Kenneth Conley has been granted a new 
trial on the basis that crucial information was withheld 
from his defense; and 

Whereas, The court has, by granting a new trial, over- 
turned the jury's decision; and 

Whereas, It is possible that the prosecution may not 
go forward or, if a new trial does take place, a finding of 
not guilty may be returned; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, herein 
assembled, respectfully requests that Kenneth Conley 
be put back to the status he held prior to his original 
trial, and that he receive all back pay that he would have 
received at that status; and be it further 

Resolved, That he be returned at his former rank and 
salary level as a Boston Police Officer, and receive all 
back pay and benefits if the prosecution does not pro- 
ceed, or if a new trial is held and a finding of not guilty 
is returned; and therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council hold a public 
hearing on this matter and (hat the Police Commissioner 



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be requested to attend and testify. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



Councillor KELLY in the Chair. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0944) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, July 8, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, 
September 29, 2000: 

Tulani Elisa, secretary, $250, part time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDINANCE REGARDING PRIVATELY MAN- 
AGED SENIOR AND HANDICAPPED HOUS- 
ING (DOCKET NO. 0945) 

Councillors MURPHY, SCAPICCHIO, HONAN, 
HENNIGAN, ROACHE, FEENEY, KELLY and ROSS 
offered the following: 

City of Boston 

In The Year Two Thousand 

AN ORDINANCE REGARDING PRIVATELY MAN- 
AGED SENIOR AND HANDICAPPED HOUSING 

Be it ordained by the City Council of Boston, as fol- 
lows: 

SECTION 1. Purpose: As evidenced by the numerous 
communications made to city government, access to a 
full-time, on-site manager is necessary to better address 
the concerns of senior and handicapped housing facility 
residents. This ordinance will promote better communi- 
cation between such residents and management. 
SECTION 2. Application: The City of Boston has a 
legitimate interest in the management of senior and 
handicapped housing facilities. The city provides public 
safety and other services to such facilities. Many of 
these facilities were developed through the 121 A 
process. This ordinance shall apply to all privately man- 
aged senior and/or handicapped housing facilities locat- 
ed in the City of Boston. 

SECTION 3. Corporations doing business in the City of 
Boston via the management of housing facilities that 
maintain residences specifically for senior and/or hand- 
icapped persons shall employ, at a minimum, one forty 
(40) hour per week on-site building manager for each 
separate facility. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety. 



MESSAGE DISAPPROVING ORDER ADOPTING 
SECTION 59A OF CHAPTER 59 OF MGL 
(DOCKET NO. 0704) 

Councillor YANCEY called Docket No. 0704 from 
the Assignment Sheet. 

No objection, being heard, the matter was before the 
body. 

On motion of Councillor YANCEY, the order was 
passed notwithstanding the disapproval of the Mayor; 
yeas 13. 

Later in the session, Councillor MURPHY moved 
reconsideration. 



Councillor FEENEY in the Chair. 



Councillor MURPHY moved the question. 

Reconsideration prevailed. 

The matter was referred to the Committee on 
Environment and Historic Preservation. 



MESSAGE DISAPPROVING ORDINANCE RE: 
NEGOTIATION AND APPROVAL OF 
BROWNFIELDS TAX ABATEMENT AGREE- 
MENTS (DOCKET NO. 0705) 

Councillor YANCEY called Docket No. 0705 from 
the Assignment Sheet. 

No objection being heard, the matter was before the 
body. 

On motion of Councillor YANCEY, the ordinance 
was passed notwithstanding the dissaproval of the 
Mayor; yeas 13. 

Later in the session, Councillor MURPHY moved 
reconsideration. 



Councillor FEENEY in the Chair. 



Councillor KELLY in the Chair. 



Councillor MURPHY moved the question. 

Reconsideration prevailed. 

The matter was referred to the Committee on 
Environment and Historic Preservation. 



RESOLUTION CALLING ON EXECUTIVE AND 
LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES OF COMMON- 
WEALTH TO FORMALLY ADOPT GOAL OF 
ELIMINATING DISPARITIES IN HEALTH 
STATUS ON OR BEFORE YEAR 2010, 
GRANT OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AND SUP- 
PORT TO LATINO HEALTH POLICY COUN- 
CIL AND TO IDENTIFY AND ALLOCATE 
SUFFICIENT RESOURCES (DOCKET NO. 
0946) 

Councillors FLAHERTY, ROACHE, TURNER, 
HENNIGAN, SCAPICCHIO, FEENEY, DAVIS- 
MULLEN, MURPHY and YANCEY offered the fol- 
lowing: 

Whereas, Latinos represent approximately 6% of 
Massachusetts' population and contribute their work, 
tax dollars and cultural values to the well being of the 
Commonwealth and the City of Boston; and 

Whereas, The federal government has launched 
Health People 2010, a national initiative to eliminate in 
this decade racial and ethnic disparities in health; and 

Whereas, Available data demonstrate that 
Massachusetts Latinos have disproportionately higher 
rates of preventable illness and death due to excess 
prevalence of risk factors related to poor health and bar- 
riers to access to care; and 

Whereas, In Latino health data, inadequate collection 
systems and procedures, irregular and inconsistent 
analysis, and poor dissemination mechanisms conceal 
the extent and importance of these disparities; and 



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Whereas, Current interventions based on available 
data may be insufficiently informed and improperly 
focused; and 

Whereas, Latino public health and health care experts 
and activists have organized a Latino Health Policy 
Council to analyze existing data, identify gaps, recom- 
mend corrections, and develop a unified agenda to 
accomplish the goals of eliminating excess morbidity 
and mortality among Latinos and Latinas of all ages, 
national origins, races, faiths and sexual orientations in 
Massachusetts; and 

Whereas, The sustained rapid growth of the Latino 
population guarantees that the future health of 
Massachusetts as a whole will be influenced substan- 
tially by the Commonwealth's success in improving the 
health of Latinos; now therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Boston City Council, in Meeting 
Assembled, call on the Executive and Legislative 
branches of the government of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts to: 

1. Formally adopt the goal of eliminating disparities 
in health status on or before the year 2010; and 

2. Grant official recognition of and support to the 
Latino Health Policy Council in planning, implementing 
and monitoring the systematic reduction and progres- 
sive elimination of excess Latino morbidity and mortal- 
ity in the Commonwealth; and 

3. Identify and allocate sufficient resources through- 
out the decade to accomplish this goal; and be it further 

Resolved, That a true copy of the foregoing be deliv- 
ered upon the Governor of Massachusetts, the Speaker 
of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the 
President of the Massachusetts Senate. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Health. 

Later in the session, on motion of Councillor 
YANCEY, the rules were suspended; the resolution 
was adopted. 



MINE IF ACTIONS TAKEN BY MANAGE- 
MENT ARE IN VIOLATION OF CODE OF 
CITY OF BOSTON (DOCKET NO. 0967) 

Councillors ROACHE and FEENEY offered the fol- 
lowing: 

Whereas, The Boston Elections Department and its 
Commissioners have the tremendous responsibility of 
ensuring that all elections held in the City of Boston are 
fair, proper and efficient; and 

Whereas, These responsibilities are best carried out in 
an environment that does not bring any additional pres- 
sure to the employees of the department; and 

Whereas, The Commissioner of the Elections 
Department as well as the Department managers have 
an obligation to their subordinates and the residents of 
the City to provide such an environment; and 

Whereas, It has been reported that there has been con- 
tinued harassment of certain Department employees that 
has created a disruption of the work environment as well 
as threatened the physical health of certain employees; 
and 

Whereas, Under such conditions Department employ- 
ees are allowed to file grievances with their Labor rep- 
resentative or discuss the circumstances with a City 
Council Committee Chairperson without fear of 
reprisal; and 

Whereas, It has been reported that these actions have 
been met with further harassment and intimidation 
thereby exacerbating the matter and infringing on the 
employees' right to a stress-free working environment; 
therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Boston City Council hold a hearing 
to accept testimony from the employees of the City of 
Boston Election Department to determine the nature of 
these complaints and also to determine if actions taken 
by management are in violation of the Code of the City 
of Boston. 



LATE FILED MATTERS 

The Chair stated that, in absence of objection, 5 late- 
filed matters would be added to the Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matters were 
added: 

APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0965) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, July 1, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, 
September 29, 2000: 

Helena Creamer, administrative asst., $957.86, full 
time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



Referred to the Committee on Government 
Operations. 



APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE 
(DOCKET NO. 0966) 

Councillor KELLY offered the following: 

Ordered, That effective Saturday, July 1, 2000, the 
following-named person be, and hereby is, appointed to 
the position set against their name until Friday, 
September 29, 2000: 

Michele Connors, secretary, S525, full time. 

Passed under suspension of the rules. 



ORDER FOR HEARING TO ACCEPT TESTIMONY 
FROM EMPLOYEES OF CITY OF BOSTON 
ELECTION DEPARTMENT TO DETERMINE 
NATURE OF COMPLAINTS AND DETER- 



ORDER TO HOLD HEARING REGARDING PLANS 
OF BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORI- 
TY FOR REDESIGN AND RECONSTRUC- 
TION OF CITY HALL PLAZA AND REPRE- 
SENTATIVES OF MAYOR'S OFFICE, BRA 
AND PUBLIC BE INVITED TO TESTIFY 
(DOCKET NO. 0968) 

Councillors FEENEY, TURNER and YANCEY 
offered the following: 

Ordered, That the City Council hold a hearing regard- 
ing the plans of the Boston Redevelopment Authority 
for the redesign and reconstruction of City Hall Plaza 
and that representatives of the Mayor's Office, the 
B.R.A., and the public be invited to testify. 

Referred to the Committee on City and 
Neighborhood Services. 



ORDER REQUESTING CERTAIN INFORMATION 
UNDER SECTION 17F RE: CITY HALL 
PLAZA (DOCKET NO. 0969) 

Councillors FEENEY, DAVIS-MULLEN, CONLEY, 
HENNIGAN, HONAN, KELLY, MURPHY, ROACHE, 
ROSS and SCAPICCHIO offered the following: 

Ordered, That under the provisions of Section I7F of 
Chapter 452 of the Acts of 1 948, as amended, and under 
any other applicable provision of law. His Honor, the 
Mayor, be and hereby is, requested to obtain and deliv- 
er to the City Council, within one week of receipt there- 
of, the following information: 

1. Independent attorney's opinion on the legal basis 
for the BRA's taking of the Plaza. 

2. BRA documents recording a finding of blight or 



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other basis for eminent domain taking. 

3. Map of all designated urban renewal areas in 
Boston, and information about other BRA urban rede- 
velopment powers relevant to taking of property (chap- 
ters 121 A & 121B, 79, 80A). 

4. Copy of original cooperation agreement between 
BRA & City, stipulating use of Plaza land. 

5. Copy of original urban renewal plan showing pur- 
pose for parcel used for Plaza. 

6. Full Plaza plan to be submitted for Council 
approval before Phase I is approved. 

7. Written legal statement of the ownership, control, 
zoning and other regulatory status of the Plaza after 
expiration of the urban renewal plan. 

8. Full audit of all public money given to the Trust, 
including money given through the BRA Economic 
Development Fund, and detailed accounting of expendi- 
tures. 

9. Detailed cost estimate for proposed arcade. 

10. Ten year record of funding sources for expendi- 
tures from the BRA Economic Development Fund. 

11. Minutes & other records of Trust's Board of 
Directors & Board of Advisors meetings. 

The rules were suspended; the order was passed. 



CONSENT AGENDA 

The Chair moved adoption of a Consent Agenda in 
which the following-named Councillors offered resolu- 
tions of a condolence or congratulatory nature as set 
forth after each Councillor's name: 

Councillor Scapicchio: Congratulating Rocco Petrolo 
(Docket No. 0948); congratulating Frank Chirripa 
Docket No. 0949); congratulating Rocco Chirripa 
(Docket No. 0950). 

Councillor Honan: Declaring Thursday, July 13, 2000 
"Pickle Institute Day" (Docket No. 0951). 

Councillors Turner and Yancey: Extending sympathy 
on death of Derek Gonzalves (Docket No. 0952). 

Councillor Murphy: Congratulating Ellen Morrell 
(Docket No. 0953). 

Councillor Turner: Congratulating the High Family 
on their 24th Reunion celebration (Docket No. 0954). 

Councillor Hennigan: Congratulating Jorge 
Zambrano Cedeno (Docket No. 0955). 



Councillor heeney: Congratulating Buddy and Mary 
Christopher (Docket No. 0956). 

Councillor Kelly for all the Councillors: 
Congratulating Project Harmony (Docket No. 0957). 

Councillors Yancey and Turner: Congratulating Sister 
Audrey Isles (Docket No. 0958); congratulating Brother 
Ludie D. De Vaughn (Docket No. 0959); congratulating 
Heroine Barbara J. De Vaughn (Docket No. 0960); con- 
gratulating 5 members of the Roberts' Family Reunion 
(Docket No. 0961); declaring September 16-18, 2000 
"272nd Field Artillery Battalion Recognition" weekend 
(Docket No. 0962); congratulating Marcus J. Mitchell, 
Sr. (Docket No. 0963). 

Councillors Roache, Flaherty and Turner: 
Recognizing the efforts of the Latino Health Policy 
Council (Docket No. 0964). 

The Chair stated that in the absence of objection, one 
late-filed matter would be added to the Consent Agenda. 

No objection being heard, the following matter was 
added: 

Councillor Conley: Congratulating Anna Jeanette 
Martin (Docket No. 0970). 

The matters contained within the Consent Agenda 
were severally adopted. 



NEXT MEETING 

President KELLY moved that when the Council 
adjourns today it be to meet again on Wednesday, 
August 2, 2000 at 12:00 noon. 

The motion was carried. 



Adjourned at 4:55 P.M., on motion of President Kelly 
to meet again on Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at 12:00 
noon. 



Note: All debate of City Council eliminated from 
proceedings in accordance with Chapter 447, Acts of 
1947. 



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Proceedings of City Council 



Wednesday, August 2, 2000 

Regular meeting of the City Council held in the 
Christopher A. Iannella Council Chamber, City Hall, at 
1:20 p.m., President KELLY in the chair and all mem- 
bers present. 



INVOCATION 

Former City Councilor Gareth Saunders delivered the 
invocation and the meeting was opened with the pledge 
of allegiance to the flag.- 



PRESENTATION BY COUNCILOR HENNIGAN 

Councilor Hennigan presented the Counselors In 
Training Program director Judy Mclntyre and the 
"future counselors" with a resolution. The Counselors 
In Training Program is funded in part by Project Hope 
through the City of Boston and also by the Safe 
Neighborhood Youth Fund. 



On motion of Councilor YANCEY Docket No. 0993 
was taken out of order. 

ORDER FOR THE HEARING TO DETERMINE 
CITY'S PROPERTY DISPOSITION PROCESS, 
COMMUNITY INPUT AND SITE SELECTION 
FOR HACKNEY DIVISION OF POLICE 
DEPARTMENT (DOCKET NO. 0993) 

Councilor YANCEY offered the following: 

Whereas, The Codman Square community has 
worked hard and