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TOWN OF BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS
ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC MEETING AND HEARING
Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom Meeting
Due to current public health concerns, meetings will be conducted virtually using a video-conferencing platform plus phone dial-in. Pre-registration is required. Register in advance for this meeting using the link below:
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AGENDA (All times are approximate)
7:00 pm Members of the public may send written public comments to firstname.lastname@example.org). Members of the public may sign up to speak during the meeting (2-3 minutes per person, depending on the number of speakers. Please sign up with Lisa Portscher by 5 pm. All public comments are included in the minutes and become part of the public record.
7:15 pm WA 12: Amend Articles 2.5 and 2.2 of the Town’s General Bylaws to require certain roll-call votes in the Combine Reports (Toffel et al).
7:25 pm Further review, discussion and possible vote on WA 12: Amend Articles 2.5 and 2.2 of the Town’s General Bylaws to require certain roll-call votes in the Combined Reports (Toffel et al).
7:35 pm Further review, discussion and possible vote on WA 10: FY 22 Budget Amendment (Brown)
7:55 pm Review, discussion and possible vote on WA 11: Amend Article 2.1 of the Town’s General Bylaws to include a statement in Town Meeting Procedures acknowledging the history of Indigenous people in Brookline (Indigenous People Celebration Committee)
8:25 pm Possible reconsideration of previous votes on warrant articles, including, but limited to:
Article 15 (Amend the Town’s General Bylaws pertaining to Short Term Rentals (Moderator’s Committee on Short Term Rentals)
Article 17 (Amend the Town’s General Bylaws pertaining to Short Term Rentals (Roberts et al)
Article 9: Annual (FY 22) Budget Appropriations Article
Article 26: Amend the Town’s Zoning Bylaws to incentivize Fossil Fuel Free (FFF) infrastructure in new construction and significant rehabilitation of buildings by special permit (Cunningham et al)
9:05 pm Other Business
Public comment is welcome only during the public hearing portion of the agenda. The Advisory Committee welcomes written comments, which will be circulated to members of the Committee if they are sent to email@example.com no later than 12:00 noon on the day of the meeting. Subcommittees of the Advisory Committee hold public hearings on any matter on which the Advisory Committee makes a recommendation to Town Meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in subcommittee public hearings if they wish to comment on any item under deliberation by the subcommittee. All public comments become part of the public record.
Any member of the public may make an audio or video recording of an open session of a public meeting. They must first notify the chair and must comply with reasonable requirements regarding audio or video equipment established by the chair so as not to interfere with the meeting.
Michael Sandman, Chair 617-513-8908 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla Benka, Vice-Chair 617-277-6102 email@example.com