City councillors used their “charter right” four times Monday to delay discussion on a variety of topics by one week. despite there being just one meeting to go before their summer break. Millions in funding, a reparations plan, government reforms and a treat rescue are briefly on hold.
The Central Square branch of the Cambridge Public Library was approved Monday for a study of its space needs, but city councillors say staff needs to think bigger – such asbuilding a tower of public housing with the library on its lower floors. Maybe even expanding to the neighboring parking garage.
Public meetings this week look at the future of public safety, a vision for Harvard Square, how Neighborhood Conservation Districts are created and run, and climate change-friendly buildings; check in with the DPW, city water utility and Eversource; and wade back into Middle East politics.