The immediate issue facing the City Council concerns creating a new first response to some calls for help that go to the 911 dispatch system. We hope the city will move forward to do so. But the first response is just that. We must build up the resources and systems available after that first response.
The “missing middle” zoning intended to bring more multifamily housing to the city got a negative recommendation Tuesday from the Planning Board. Members voted 5-3, delivering a blow to the proposal, though it will continue on with a City Council committee hearing at a date yet to be set.
Public meetings this week look at closing Massachusetts Avenue to cars on weekends through September, quick-build bike lanes, millions in infrastructure borrowing, departmental budgeting, “missing middle” zoning, and a tiki bar in Harvard Square, patisserie, Mexican food and more.