Sunday, June 16, 2024

These are just some of the municipal meetings and civic events for the coming week. More are on the City Calendar and in the city’s Open Meetings Portal.

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A Bluebikes station in Kendall Square seen Aug. 20. (Photo: Marc Levy)

Motorized rentals for BlueBikes

Transportation and Public Utilities Committee, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. This committee run by city councillor Burhan Azeem will talk about adding e-bikes to the BlueBikes rental system, as well as more system stations and decisions about where they go. The committee meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Televised and watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Going all-electric on bus fleet

School Committee, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Members want the district to get serious about making school buses all-electric. A motion seeks a timeline for full electrification by September 2030 or sooner, with the superintendent to present an update on a plan by June 30. The committee meets in the Dr. Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Televised and watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Plan for ‘Our Cambridge Street’

Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Presenting a plan for Cambridge Street that’s been in the works for a year takes up the whole agenda. A future of the street between Inman Square and Lechmere Station will be proposed based on principles from the three-year Envision Cambridge planning process for a place “where sensitive and sustainable growth could provide opportunities for affordable housing; support local retail and service providers; enhance opportunities for walking and bicycling; and improve the public realm, among other community interests and benefits.” Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.


Water quality and PFAS chemicals

Health & Environment Committee, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. This committee run by city councillor Patty Nolan looks at city water quality, including the presence of the chemicals known as PFAS, a comparison with what’s available from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and a “long-term strategy for ensuring” drinkability. The committee meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Televised and watchable by Zoom video conferencing.


This post was updated Oct. 10, 2022, to remove a canceled charter review committee meeting.