The City Manager’s Office has blown past another deadline for setting a telework policy for municipal employees, this time to deliver a report and recommendations to the City Council at its March 21 meeting. The latest missed deadline was signaled weeks earlier by the city manager’s indignation about being questioned.
A council order Monday on Cambridge’s somehow still “growing rodent problem” called for introduction of the same “Smart Box” rat-catchers that Somerville is testing to lure rats inside and electrocute them. More anti-rat measures are coming this spring and awaiting investigation or reports back.
So far the Cycling Safety Ordinance has led to piecemeal, neighborhood-by-neighborhood installation and review of new sections of cycle lanes. The process in North Cambridge and elsewhere has been less than transparent and flawed by poor communication with affected residents and businesses.