The city is looking at a multimillion-dollar expansion, renovation and relocation of offices at City Hall and three surrounding buildings that could change life significantly for employees and elected officials with a four-year schedule of design and construction.
Three firms have submitted proposals to run the executive recruitment search for a new city manager. The three come from a pool of 55 who were solicited or expressed interest before a Thursday deadline.
An accident of timing could make for turnover in two of the four slots making up the city’s Election Commission, as commissioner Larry Ward’s term expired April 1 and commissioner Peter Sheinfeld died March 29 with a year left on his latest four-year term.
If our City Council had a theme for its current term, it would most likely be “missed opportunities” – prominently on display in its process for choosing a new city manager and deciding to send a lobbying ordinance to committee rather than to the city manager.
A massive municipal budget of $574.6 million is projected for the coming fiscal year, 4.8 percent and $26.3 million bigger than the current adopted budget, and it comes with an expected bump of 6.2 percent in property tax.
After spending more than a year on surveys and qualitative metrics, the Cambridge Broadband Task Force has its first look at the potential cost of a city-run, high-speed Internet service.
Sunny Cambridge, a program that provides access to online tools and resources for making decisions about solar power, launched this week. The program will allow residents to get comprehensive, unbiased information for making an educated solar purchase.
The City Council approved a timeline in the search for a new city manager to culminate in a hiring vote Sept. 26, and learned that retiring City Manager Richard C. Rossi has expressed a willingness to stay on another three months, to Sept. 30.
April 22 is the deadline for résumés and letters of interest from residents interested in serving on the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust.
City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking a resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Conservation Commission.