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Committee Reports
— Veterans Committee
— Transportation, Traffic and Parking Committee

Craig serves on a variety of Committees. Craig chairs the Council's Committee on Transportation, Traffic and Parking, where he takes notes himself. His notes supplement the Clerk's notes, making his Committee's reports exceptionally detailed — see links to reports on this website, below.

The Council has 16 subcommittees, ranging from Public Safety to Health and Environment.

Committee chairs hold Committee meetings as they wish, sometimes as the result of a Council discussion and sometimes because they have a personal interest in a relevant issue.

Committee meetings are generally just a public meeting, without the legal powers associated with Congressional hearings. The public may comment for up to five minutes. In small meetings there may be a lot of informal back and forth with the public and with City staff.

Either the City Clerk or the Deputy City Clerk takes notes, which turn into the meeting's minutes. During a Committee meeting, Councilors may propose Policy Orders that become part of the meeting minutes.

When the City Council agenda contains a report from one of its Subcommittees, the Council votes to accept the report and place it on file. If the report also contains some Policy Orders, the Council can either accept them as part of the overall Report or can vote on them — and amend them, if desired — individually. Policy Orders that start in Committee meetings carry the same weight as regular Policy Orders, they just differ in the manner in which they get onto the Council's agenda.

Committee Reports (full text)

Dates shown are committee meeting dates.

June 5, 2013

. . . to continue to discuss the proposed City of Cambridge Security Camera Policy, Draft 2

May 23, 2013

. . . to continue to discuss the proposed City of Cambridge Security Camera Policy.

May 17, 2013

. . . to discuss the proposed City of Cambridge Draft Security Camera Policy

May 7, 2013

. . . to discuss enforcement of loud car radios and motorcycle mufflers.

January 23, 2013

. . . to continue discussions on security cameras in the City.

January 16, 2013

. . . to discuss the home improvement program (HIP) and safety concerns of alleged sub-standard work.

November 20, 2012

. . . to continue discussions on security cameras in the City.

August 13, 2012

. . . to discuss security cameras.

August 6, 2012

. . . to continue discussions on the MIT Nuclear Reactor and related public safety concerns, long-term planning and associated issues.

July 17, 2012

. . . to discuss the jurisdiction of non-Cambridge Police Department law enforcement organizations including Harvard, MIT, State and MBTA Police and Health Alliance, special security personnel and out of town officers on construction details.

April 28, 2011

Concerns for East Cambridge: with the T station moving to the other side of Monsignor O'Brien Highway, the widening of O'Brien Highway and the widened lane being put where the future public market would be according to a plan proposed by East Cambridge residents.

April 21, 2011

. . . to discuss the footbridge at Magazine Beach.

March 1, 2011

. . . to discuss language in the Noise Ordinance as it relates to enforcement of loud car radios.

February 15, 2011

. . . to discuss the possibility of structuring the parking ticket in a way that would increase parking tickets to people who stay longer at expired meters or general no parking spots.

February 10, 2011

. . . to conduct a public meeting to discuss snow clearance and operations issues.

August 10, 2010

. . . to discuss bike facilities including bike lanes, bike tracks and bike parking.

July 13, 2010

. . . to discuss the parking fee structure.

October 20, 2009

. . . for the purpose of discussing TROMP (Travel Responsibility Outreach and Mentoring Project), a four-phase program designed to alter the culture of traffic in Cambridge.

September 29, 2009

. . . to discuss clarification of the city's policy of parking motorcycles and motor scooters on city sidewalks.

February 10, 2009

. . . to discuss traffic enforcement data analysis.

February 4, 2009

. . . a follow up on the meeting held on September 10, 2008 on red light camera enforcement.

September 10, 2008

. . . a follow-up meeting to the meeting held on April 30, 2008 with the Cambridge Health Alliance on coordination of services to veterans.

April 30, 2008

. . . to discuss coordination of veterans' services with the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA).

May 15, 2007

. . . to discuss the issues including speed bumps, raised intersections and other devices intended to slow traffic speeds, the limits of employing these devices and the criteria for selection of the placement of these devices.

May 10, 2007

. . . for the purpose of discussing a "clean" hybrid taxicab program as implemented by the City of Boston.

December 12, 2006

. . . to discuss City plans to address pedestrian issues related to the new Lechmere Station.

December 6, 2006

. . . to discuss Awaiting Report 06-77 (Attachment A) regarding weekly inspections by bicyclist of potholes and other defects on main bicycle routes.

August 15, 2006

. . . to discuss the City’s curb cut policy and whether any changes should be made, discussion to include abutter notification, timing of related buildings permits, criteria for requiring related traffic studies, effect of change of building use on existing curb cuts and any other issues pertaining to curb cut policies and practices.

July 27, 2006

. . . to receive an update from the License Commission about complaints regarding the LMA jitney and to discuss Awaiting Reports Numbered 06-38 and 06-100 regarding unauthorized bus lines using neighborhood streets.

July 11, 2006

. . . for the purpose of discussing with representatives of the MBTA the issues of bus shelters, bus service and advertising in bus shelters.

June 27, 2006

. . . to discuss the petition received from residents requesting that Howard Street be changed to a one-way between River Street and Howard Street.

June 6, 2006

. . . to discuss pedestrian issues relating to sidewalks, specifically material used for sidewalks, tree roots and sidewalk maintenance and repair and the report on provisions for parking for motorcycles, scooters and mopeds.

May 30, 2006

. . . to discuss the issue of the anti-idling regulation and a follow up to the traffic enforcement management plan.

April 6, 2006

. . . receive a presentation from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and to discuss the Storrow Drive Tunnel Reconstruction Project.

March 30, 2006

. . . to discuss the Police Department’s traffic enforcement plan for the city.