Wednesday, June 12, 2024

These are just some of the municipal meetings and civic events for the coming week. More are on the City of Somerville website.


Sex education reviewed

School Committee Education Programs and Instruction Subcommittee, 5:30 p.m. Monday. The school district’s sex education curriculum gets a review. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Visioning justice

Racial and Social Justice Community Visioning Focus Group, 6 p.m. Monday. The Racial and Social Justice Department leads a community-driven initiative to reimagine policing and public safety across the city; the series of in-person and virtual Community Visioning Sessions let residents share thoughts and perceptions of public safety in Somerville. Sessions are open to public registration, but are capped at 10 participants each. This in-person meeting will be held at Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave.

Charter changes coming

Charter Review Special Committee, 5 p.m. Wednesday. This committee chaired by Ward 2 councilor J.T. Scott will hear the recommendations of a charter review committee that spent the past year reviewing the city’s governing document and formulating a set of recommended improvements. The committee will discuss the recommendations and consider how to implement them. Watchable by video conferencing.

Somerville city staff plan to give a Spring Hill sewer separation project update Wednesday. (Photo: City of Somerville)

Sewer separation report

Spring Hill Sewer Separation community meeting, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 3 councilor Ben Ewen-Campen and city staff present an update about sewer separation project in the Spring Hill neighborhood – currently served by a combined system that collects wastewater and stormwater runoff in the same pipes. The city began installing drains that separate out stormwater this year and is expected to work through 2024. At this meeting, staff will review progress and present an overview of what’s planned; residents will have the opportunity to ask questions. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Eversource transmission talks

Eversource Energy public hearing, 6 p.m. Thursday. The Energy Facilities Siting Board and the Department of Public Utilities will hold a remote public comment hearing regarding proposals by Nstar Electric (Eversource) to build and operate underground transmission lines in parts of Somerville, Cambridge and Allston-Brighton; an underground substation between Broadway and Binney streets in Cambridge; and modifications to certain existing substation facilities. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

City Council agenda pending

City Council, 7 p.m. Thursday. The council meets at City Hall, 93 Highland Ave. Livestreamed via GovTV. The agenda was not posted as of press time.