Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
At Worcester Mag on Tap last Thursday City Councilor Joe Petty told me
that this week’s council meeting was going to be a doozy (not a direct quote). After a look at the agenda, there’s definitely going to be some fireworks.
Sam Rosario has filed twelve petitions on behalf of the livery companies asking the city council to look into what he believes are irregularities in the enforcement of livery/taxi laws and the transfer of cab medallions. Speaking with him this morning, he said he plans to address the council (if they’ll let him) and have the gallery and hallway packed with the livery drivers and their families who were there last Tuesday.
CSX is the subject of twenty-something orders, including questions on the tax revenues of their land (pre and post-official hub status), the impact on surrounding properties, noise mitigation and identifying which bridges will have to be modified to allow for taller trains.
Councilor Joff Smith wants an update on the subject of privatizing the city’s parking (which, as we and blogger Nicole have chronicled, has not been going over so well in Chicago).
Plenty of talk on the Greenwood St. Landfill parcel, which now belongs to Rand-Whitney, LLC, and some very busy subcommittees. Public Works is getting four parts of the agenda sent their way.
Smith would also like to see Welcome to Worcester signage at the border of surrounding towns. Who needs that when we have this guy? (Adam Sandler swears a lot. You’ve been warned.)