Citizens Resolution (Task Force)/01-17-2012 taskforcemtng,

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City Ordinance

Depends on if there is money involved

Goes into a committee has to be voted on by committee then full body

Resolution can be brought up by any city councilmen then they vote

 

State Law (5 years)

 

On average takes 7 years if non-controversial

 

Most important thing is the language, fitting it into their fancy style

One city councilor will bring it to the floor, some will sign up to be cosponors, others will just vote on it

 

Every Weds at 12 noon

Sometimes they like to each have some sort of speech

 

Want to make sure they have some talking points, if they do talk to the press

So many cities have already done this

What does this mean to the city of boston

 

Look at media coverage from other cities – was there any backlash?

 

Diverse group of people

(at least one person from each district speaking to their city councilor)

 

Boston has two type: District area / City-wide councilor

Each person has one district area, and the four city-wide’s represent everyone

 

Gunner’s instinct is to get one of the city-wide’s to take lead on it

Whoever has the most will to do something like this – and isn’t all up in the casino stuff

 

Mike Ross is Eli’s councilman, good guy according to Gunner

 

Frank Baker is the “new one” Gunner doesn’t know what he’s going to be like

 

Bill Linahan is south bost and Chinatown

 

Research on each of the councilpeople

 

Might want to do Cambridge and Boston at the same time

 

 

 

 

 

Tasks:

-       Pull together our ideal resolution [Laura]

-       Talking points doc [Eli and Daniel]

-       Identify at least 1-2 people in each of the districts [Rachel]

-       Phone-in and writing campaign [once we have materials, Gunner]

o   Template phone calling script [Gunner]

-       Research on city council-people [Rachel]

-       Blog post [Laura and Dan?] up by Wednesday

-       Fact sheet [Eli and Daniel]

-       Tentative call to action date Wednesday the 25th