Attend meetings in Somerville from Feb. 20-26: Police oversight and funding for Star Market site
Funding for Star Market site
City Council Committee on Finance, 6 p.m. Tuesday. The committee takes public comment on a request for financial aid for the proposed development of housing, commercial and community space at the former Star Market site in Winter Hill. The city is requesting Urban Center Housing Tax Increment Financing, a type of tax break for the developer. Watchable by videoconferencing.
Community preservation money
Community Preservation Committee, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The committee continues reviewing applications for Community Preservation Act funds for this year. Funds are allocated in the categories of affordable housing, historical preservation and open space. Watchable by videoconferencing.
More talk about charter changes
Charter Review Special Committee, 6 p.m. Wednesday. This temporary committee of the City Council, chaired by Ward 2 councilor J.T. Scott, continues deliberating on proposed changes to the city’s constitution. Watchable by videoconferencing.
Law enforcement oversight
Department of Racial and Social Justice, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday. The city’s Racial and Social Justice Department teams up with the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement to host a webinar for community members to learn about civilian oversight models. Watchable by videoconferencing.
Federal aid in housing stability
Public Hearing on Housing Stability Funds, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The city’s Housing Division hears public comment on its draft allocation plan for more than $1.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Home Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan Program. The program provides funding to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability across the country. The city plans to allocate funds to programs that provide services to people experiencing homelessness, people at risk of homelessness and people fleeing or trying to flee domestic violence, among others. Members of the public can provide input at the public hearing or via written comment. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.
City Council, 7 p.m. Thursday. The council meets at 93 Highland Ave., on Central Hill; televised and watchable by videoconferencing, and posted online after the meeting. The agenda was not posted at press time.