The long-missing topic of municipal broadband is returning to public discussion Monday, but city staff says there’s not enough evidence that the community sees a city-owned network as critical, especially compared with an expense in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
After eight years of parking meter changes applied to only targeted parts of the city, prices will begin rising citywide starting Monday, bringing in as much as $900,000 in additional revenue annually.
The Cambridge order points to the dragging of a passenger off a plane as a potential hate crime and refers also to an earlier incident, when three girls were barred from flying because they were wearing form-fitting leggings as pants.
With surprise proposals on alcohol rules by the License Commission and the undermining of First Amendment rights by the City Council, city government continues to show how far it has to go before citizens feel truly heard and and respected in Cambridge.
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.
Harvard Square’s public toilet is expected to be open by December. That promise may sound familiar – city officials said in April 2014 that the city’s first permanent, freestanding, 24-hour public toilet was expected to be in place by the end of that year too.
The City Manager’s Broadband Task Force holds a meeting at 6 p.m. today to solicit public input on the problems and issues with Internet access among Cambridge residents and workers.
The city has developed a “credit card” size City Resource Guide that includes useful numbers and helpful information in an easy-to-keep and convenient expandable format.
A free educational forum on the Open Meeting Law and its requirements will be held Sept. 17 to educate the public and governmental officials, said Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office.
Voting begins Sunday to direct spending of a half-million dollars on projects citywide, with 20 options starting as small as $7,000 and getting as big as a $350,000 amphitheater in Danehy Park.