For the Record

Coronavirus Update: Due to public health concerns, the hearings that normally would be held on a week have been postponed or canceled due to the guidance of Mayor Martin Walsh and the order of Gov. Charlie Baker. Some meetings, however, have been moved to an online or teleconference format under the emergency order on the Open Meeting Law issued by Gov. Baker.

From the May 21, Ways & Means Budget Working Session, Via Zoom online:

•10 a.m. – The focus of this hearing is the FY21 Budgets for the Police Department (BPD), the Fire Department (BFD), and Boston Emergency Medical Services (BEMS). This hearing will also cover BPD revolving funds. 

•2 p.m. – The focus of this hearing is the FY21 Budget for the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), including Recovery Services.

From the May 21 License Commission meeting, 10 a.m., Zoom meeting (HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/88368490210?PWD=REPSVJJORLV2BNJ4VKY3WGJLCLGYZZ09):

•Proposed emergency amendment to the Board’s General Rules Section 1.06 regarding the administrative review and approval by the Board of a temporary extension of licensed premise onto outdoor space.

•Proposed citywide removal of the condition of “alcohol with food only” on outdoor space or any other similar condition that prohibits the sale and service of alcohol on outdoor space without the service of a food item.

From the May 21 Public Improvement Commission hearing, 10 a.m., remote hearing:

•On a petition by Mark Kenmore LLC for the Widening, Relocation, and Extension of the existing right-of-way lines of Commonwealth Avenue (public way), Boston Proper, generally at Beacon Street/Kenmore Square, located west of Brookline Avenue.

•On a petition by Mark Kenmore LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within the following public ways in Boston Proper:

*Commonwealth Avenue – at address no. 560-574, generally at Beacon Street/Kenmore Square;

*Beacon Street – generally at Commonwealth Avenue/Kenmore Square.

•On a petition by Crown Castle Fiber for a Grant of Location with lead company status and no participants to install new telecommunication conduit with City shadow within the following public ways in Boston Proper:

*West Dedham Street – generally at the side of 380 Shawmut Avenue, between Shawmut Avenue and Washington Street/Pelham Street;

*Washington Street – at West Dedham Street/Pelham Street.

• Tremont Street; Boston Proper – Specific Repairs – On a petition by the City of Boston Transportation Department.

From the May 26 Boston Landmarks Commission, 4 p.m., Zoom meeting (HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/88652712497):

•Boston public library main branch, 700 Boylston Street: restoration of courtyard fountain.

•Berkeley Building, 414-426 Boylston Street: Replace existing blade sign and wall sign.

•2020 Landmarks Commission Work Plan Update: Stanhope Stable: Move from potential petitions category to study report priority.

•Landmarks Commission Annual Meeting: Election of Chair and Co-Chair

From the May 27 Committee on City and Neighborhood Services, 1 p.m., Zoom meeting:

Order for a hearing regarding the City of Boston purchasing liquor licenses. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Flynn and the sponsor is Councilor Edwards.

From the May 28, Ways & Means Budget Working Session, Via Zoom online:

•10 a.m. – The focus of this hearing is the FY21 Budgets for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) and Inspectional Services (ISD). This hearing will also cover the PEG Access fund. 

•2 p.m. – The focus of this hearing is the FY21 Budget for the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA).

•6 p.m. – The focus of this hearing is to hear public testimony on any aspect of the FY21 budget.

• How to Report a Problem Property

Since taking office in 2014, Mayor Walsh has made fixing quality of life issues a priority in his administration. From investing in Public Works to making sure community policing is a staple in every neighborhood, we are making sure every neighborhood is clean, safe and a great place to live and work in. Unfortunately some properties in Boston need more help than others, and that’s why we are here. If you know of a property that fits one of the following criteria: multiple calls to 911, one that’s blighted or just a general concern, we encourage you to reach out to your neighborhood liaison.

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