City Manager Louis A. DePasquale. (Photo: Derek Kouyoumjian)

First talk about Harvard Square zoning petition …

City Council special meeting, 3 p.m. Tuesday.  A look at a Harvard Square Zoning Petition that would encourage more housing and retail, reduce parking, and limit chain businesses and how much street frontage could be used by financial institutions and recreational marijuana shops. Televised.

The council meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.


… and then about extending the city manager contract

Government Operations, Rules & Claims Committee, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. This committee run by councillors E. Denise Simmons and Marc McGovern will talk about extending the contract of city manager Louis A. DePasquale beyond January 2021. Televised.

The committee meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

Micro-studio apartment building idea gets review

Central Square Advisory Committee, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Two proposals get discussion: a four-story addition to 544 Massachusetts Ave., where a firm wants to build 29 “micro” studio apartments that would displace the Studio@550 dance space; and the conversion of vacant space (once the Brew on the Grid coffee shop) at 93 Windsor St., The Port, for restaurant use.

The committee meets on the second floor of the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.