Wednesday, April 24, 2024

An employee rings up a sale at Pure Oasis, a seller of recreational cannabis in Boston. (Photo: Pure Oasis via Facebook)

Fixing the cannabis head start 

Ordinance Committee, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. This committee run by city councillors Dennis Carlone and Marc McGovern will consider the two-year head start the City Council granted two years ago to economic empowerment applicants with recreational cannabis businesses, who have had a year-plus of serious disruption from the coronavirus and no shops on track to open by the Sept. 23 expiration date. Taking into account applicants’ financial drains from the past years with no financial benefits, resulting in a reported loss of investors, councillors will also talk about the potential for aid from the city. Televised and watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

2072 Massachusetts Ave. end?

Board of Zoning Appeal, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Developers withdrew their proposal for an all-affordable apartment building at 2072 Massachusetts Ave., North Cambridge, in a letter Aug. 27 to the Board of Zoning Appeal. But members still must meet as scheduled and formally decide whether to grant the request – or deny the permit as proposed or approve the application with attached conditions. Unless members specifically allow the withdrawal “without prejudice,” a resubmitted version of the comprehensive permit application would be considered “repetitive” and not normally be allowed within two years of the board’s vote. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Retreat for school officials

School Committee retreat, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday. This special meeting is so committee members, the superintendent and her staff can discuss roles and responsibilities; communication and engagement; and a timeline for goals and objectives and measurable outcomes for the 2021-2022 school year. This in-person retreat won’t be televised or recorded or take public comment or votes. The committee meets in the Dr. Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.