Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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


Somerville needs poll inspectors

Ward 5 voting at the Armory on Nov. 7 in Somerville. (Photo: Ryan DiLello)

Polling place workers information session, 2 and 6 p.m. Tuesday. The city’s election department is hiring inspectors for the March 5 presidential primary election. These informational sessions will discuss basic knowledge of the polls and have attendees fill out paperwork to become city employees. IDs along with a passport, Social Security card or birth certificate are needed to fill out the paperwork. Inspectors must be registered voters in Massachusetts, but not necessarily in Somerville. Compensation for inspectors is $200 for the day. The sessions take place at Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Central Hill. Registration for the sessions is required.

City asks about federal funds

Five-Year Consolidated Plan community meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The city hosts meetings for the community to provide input on plans for spending around $3.2 million annually to benefit low- and moderate-income residents. These yearly funds come from the federal government for housing and community development activities. To get the funds, the city has to create a five-year plan to decide where funding is needed; the 2024-2028 period is being discussed. The Tuesday meeting is at Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Way, Union Square, while Thursday’s meeting takes place via Zoom videoconferencing..

Accessible parking discussion

Somerville Commission for Persons With Disabilities, at 9 a.m. Friday. The commission holds a special meeting to discuss funds for accessible parking. The meeting will take place via Zoom.