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Date:
May 6, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:
Zoom meeting
Address:
Brookline, MA 02445
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Advisory Committee Hearing and Meeting - Thursday May 6 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom

Thursday, May 6, 2021


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:

https://brooklinema.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItceCpqTMsEgbjMDX5M7IPB64up77Ix0M

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

AGENDA (All times are approximate)

Public Comment

7:00 pm     Members of the public may send written public comments  to lportscher@brooklinema.gov). 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.

Public Hearing

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).

Public Meeting

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 lportscher@brooklinema.gov 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 msandman@brooklinema.gov
Carla Benka, Vice-Chair 617-277-6102 rcvben@earthlink.net