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A plan to give more power to the City Council over large projects in two city neighborhoods died Monday in a 5-3 vote.
Planning Board members voted against a zoning petition taking away some authority and explained how better zoning from the City Council could improve its work.
At an Ordinance Committee meeting running nearly four hours, public comment on the so-called Carlone petition dominated, with many saying they felt “zoning for the city is broken.”
Despite shock over flash flooding and a tornado in Revere, an order aimed at saving the Silver Maple Forest from development wound up as watered down as the region itself.
A petition turning the City Council into a review board for the biggest development proposals was sent onward Monday for further hearings.
Bringing in performers and pushcarts might not overcome the blight of their backdrop in Central Square, officials said Monday.
A plea for a slow transition away from a dedicated psychiatric emergency room was “taken under advisement,” then shown to be happening this week.
A lawsuit is all but inevitable in the redevelopment of a former courthouse, public officials said, but talks between neighbors and builder Leggat McCall are ongoing.