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.
State Rep. Jon Hecht, a Democrat in the 29th Middlesex District made up of parts of Cambridge and Watertown, plans two open office hours in Cambridge in October.
It’s no secret city councillor Leland Cheung is ambitious – he came to the council in 2009 while pursuing dual degrees at Harvard and MIT. Now former venture capitalist Cheung is running for the state Senate seat representing Massachusetts’ 2nd Middlesex District.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone, a Democrat in the 8th Suffolk District, visits Cambridge constituents from 9 to 10 a.m. May 26.
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.
Cambridge’s stand against LGBTQ discrimination has been heard, but not adopted, by the National League of Cities. The organization is declining to move its 2017 conference from Charlotte, N.C., likely leaving Cambridge city councillors at home that week.
A move to get professional lobbyists to register and disclose their work in Cambridge was complicated by lingering anger from the past election, with the Cambridge Residents Alliance citizens group getting compared to the NRA by city councillor Craig Kelley.
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.
Remember when then-vice president Dick Cheney (among others) said “The American way of life is nonnegotiable?” It helps explains the current popularity of Bernie Sanders among left-wingers and Donald Trump among the right – but solves nothing.