Public meetings this week look at hiring a next city clerk, auditor and city manager; improvements to buses and Danehy Park, and hiring diversity; adding bike lanes on Garden Street; remembering Robert’s Rules of Order; transportation zoning and housing atop the Crimson Galeria; and the state of mental health services in Cambridge.
Five days after violence that crossed the border into East Cambridge, a public housing project in Somerville was the scene of another gun attack. Two people were arraigned for the Feb. 20 gunfire incident while others were still being looked for, law enforcement officials said.
A final hunk of Covid aid funds arrived before the City Council on Monday – $23.1 million described by staff as aimed at concerns ranging from homelessness to broadband infrastructure – but a vote to release it was delayed by at least a week. Meanwhile, a “strategic pause” on public suggestions for the remaining $33.1 million was called.
Public meetings this week look at $22 million in direct-aid for lower-income families, the city’s budget for the next fiscal year, a moratorium on construction of labs and offices around Alewife, a Fresh Pond beer garden, bike lanes on Brattle Street, municipal broadband and ideas for improving The Port and the future of Cambridge Street.
Orders that could change life significantly for Cambridge’s lower-income residents were approved Monday by city councillors, including a call to put some of the $65 million in federal Covid aid the city is getting into a guaranteed-income program and one that would give all high school students free CharlieCards for bus and subway rides.