Friday, March 02, 2007

Cambridge City Clerk Posts Notice of Public Meeting of Special Task Force on Neighborhood Safety that Mayor Ken Reeves Had Opposed

The photo above shows the glassed case where official notices are posted by the City Clerk. You can see several notices on white paper attached to the brown cork backing and enclosed by glass. Most of these notices cannot be read by PWDs because the case is so high up from the floor.

The photo below is of the Notice of the first(?) meeting of the "Special Task Force on Neighborhood Safety" that was created in response to a Policy Order by the City Council on August 2, 2006. You can click on this to make it larger, and easier to read. Please notice the time stamp by the City Clerk.

The meeting will be held in Sullivan Chamber in City Hall on March 5th, from 11am to 1pm. I do not know if public commentary will be allowed, nor do I know if the meeting will be televised. Public Meeting Law allows for taping of meetings open to the public.

Councillor Denise Simmons has asked, through a second Policy Order In City Council of Feb 5th, that these meetings include more members of the public, be held at a time when the public can attend, and that there be an independent note taker. However, although the order was adopted, a week later, with only Councillor Marjorie Decker and Anthony Galluchio objecting and the Mayor Ken Reeves, who had previously Charter Righted the order, abstaining, there was an attempt by the Mayor to hold this meeting in secret, in his private office. Members of the public objected, wrote emails and letters and memorandum, and the Chronicle, the Bridge and bloggers reported on this blatent attempt to subvert public process and in defiance of Open Meeting Law, resulting in the secret meeting being cancelled at the last minuite.


At Saturday, March 10, 2007 8:54:00 AM, Anonymous William Hale said...

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Dear Kathy:
Nice web site! This is 'Bill', or 'Mohammed' whom you met at Cambridge City Hall; xref: "Because you're here," being the reason, not "Because you're a resident"; xref: Mayor's receptionist's response to my request re: a psychologist re: referal re: an ADA service animal.

Thanks for refering me to the Assessment department. They said they had three kinds of property they assessed: residential, commercial and industrial. [Wheww hewwoo... siren in mid distance]; xref: my efforts to find out rules about the right to record wherever I'm solicited, or have the right, to enter.

I trust you and your K-9 are A-OK, and that you are getting the results you want.

Please let me know if I may be of any assistance. [tn]


W. Hale, aka, Haji Mohammed...


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