Cambridge wrapped up its annual participatory budgeting process Wednesday, awarding seven winning projects totaling $525,000. As in years past, the top proposals were about the environment; this year residents voted to bring “urban micro-forests” and “rain gardens” to the city.
Public meetings this week look at a massive project for Kendall Square; a long-delayed property inventory that could lead to more affordable housing; relief for schools from weekly “check-ins” for remote students; restorative justice for School Committee conflicts; and a municipal broadband study.
Remote learning has been an uncertain time for all of us, and the school district has addressed its students’ needs in a thorough, holistic manner. Despite this, there are issues that remain and must be confronted, as well as some challenges that are simply inherent to remote learning.
Public meetings this week look at a $1 million records system for police and campaign donations law for politicians, as well as restaurant licenses at risk from coronavirus and a fire, preventing evictions during a pandemic, a real estate transfer fee, and honoring a local Hollywood costume designer.
Public meetings this week look at neighborhood conservation districts, truck and bicycle safety and an eviction moratorium; coronavirus’ chronic absences in public schools; a large office and lab project in Kendall and a large residential project near Fresh Pond; and much more.