A boutique hotel is proposed above the Gas-Light building in Central Square. (Image: Chevron Partners)

Challenge the city for $ 500 million in affordable housing

City Council, Monday 5.30 p.m. City councils have been vocal about the city’s failure to use its own resources to build affordable housing, and now two are calling on the city to come up with a plan to increase the affordable housing stock over the next 10 years and help build it a “No Less Than $ 500 Million” bond issue to reverse racial discrimination by first offering the units to black and brown people who grew up in Cambridge. But while one or the other couple of Quinton Zondervan and E. Denise Simmons are together, Zondervan alone seeks to demilitarize our law enforcement agency, including the destruction (and recycling) of all rifles and shotguns and the removal of the city’s armored vehicle. Coming back this week is an order to give councilors their own legal advice, which Simmons with her “charter right” canceled discussion at the previous session. Perhaps less controversial than all of this will be a proposal to give parental leave for the purpose of mourning, rather than requiring workers to rely on mourning, leave, or illness – a policy that “prevents miscarriages, terminations, or cases of dilation and extraction” covers. ”

A commercial composting program will begin this fall, allocating $ 200,000 for municipal collection of up to two 65-gallon bins twice a week at 100 small businesses. From there, the program is expected to grow and expand. City officials also have information on tree protection and a petition on zoning green roofs.

Can be televised and viewed via zoom videoconferencing.

Two finalists for the provisional superintendent role

School committee, Tuesday from 5pm to 9pm. The two finalists for the role of interim superintendent are expected to be interviewed. Can be televised and viewed via zoom videoconferencing.

Boutique Hotel is back; Conflict over plan for houses

Planning board, Tuesday, 6.30 p.m. Back in front of the blackboard, there are plans to add three stories of a 37-room boutique hotel above the historic 1912 Cambridge Gas and Light Building in Central Square on Massachusetts Avenue and Temple Place. There would still be retail stores downstairs (currently a supermarket and Bank of America, and the bank has a long-term lease) with the hotel entrance being on Temple Place. Two floors of office space are jammed for a total of six floors. Also on the agenda is a plan for a pair of two-family houses at 88 Holworthy St., Strawberry Hill, where a resident of one of the houses has indicated his intention to object. Can be televised and viewed via zoom videoconferencing.

Another mysterious licensing commission agenda

License Commission, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The agenda has not yet been published – for the second meeting in a row. This commission was already the only city authority that fails to meet at the same time and day from one week to the next. Now it has added delayed agendas to its miserable public accountability record. Observable through zoom video conferencing.

Changes to the city’s tree protection ordinance

Regulation Committee, 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Wednesday. This committee, chaired by councilors Dennis Carlone and Marc McGovern, will deal with changes to the city’s tree protection ordinance. Can be televised and viewed via zoom videoconferencing.

District Autism Education Resources

School Committee Special Education and Student Support Subcommittee, Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The subcommittee will highlight Autism Acceptance Month and discuss what the district is doing to support autistic students, their families, and their teachers. Observable through zoom video conferencing.

Details on the petition for the zoning of the wide canal

Regulatory Committee, 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Thursday. This committee, chaired by Councilors Dennis Carlone and Marc McGovern, will hold a hearing on the Broad Canal Zoning Petition, which promises to revitalize Main Street and Broad Canal in Kendall Square – a thoroughfare between buildings connecting the two and adding 7,000 square feet of commercial and entertainment areas. Can be televised and viewed via zoom videoconferencing.


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