Breaking charter could bring fines or jail time, city solicitor says to call for outside legal advice
The city solicitor defended her turf fiercely against a City Council policy order exploring an outside legal research budget, with at least one councillor and some outside observers saying she went too far by insinuating jail time could follow for what she deemed a violation of the city’s charter.
City manager Louis DePasquale strongly hinted Monday that Cambridge will relax some Covid-19 restrictions on businesses because of declining cases and increasing vaccinations. At the same time, the city announced another death from Covid-19, bringing the total to 122 residents.
Digital equity report arrives, hailing competition and downplaying study of municipal broadband (updated)
The city released its long-awaited, 279-page digital equity study Tuesday, publicizing it with nine recommended strategies – including as No. 7 to “develop a strategy that explores municipal and other options for increasing broadband competition” – and an emphasis on existing market solutions.
Public meetings this week look at passing zoning more easily, and a Green New Deal; opting out of the MCAS test and a vocational education coalition; the Volpe redevelopment in Kendall Square; “missing middle” zoning; a Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream in Cambridgeport; and much more.