Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
Lots of inquiries this week: Barbara Haller is reaffirming her public safety stronghold by asking for reports on crime stats for calendar year 2009, the trending of armed and unarmed robberies and fire department response times. Rushton wants a report that says what to do about all the panhandling.
There’s also a lot of holding people accountable. Germain will ask M.O’Brien if he’s successfully streamlined and consolidated the mailing of real estate, water/sewer and excise taxes. Lukes wants a report on the compliance rate of businesses obtaining TIFs from the city.
The council also wants to know how things are progressing with the upkeep of Coes Pond (including slowing traffic on Mill st.) and what Clark has planned for their arboretum property.
The city budget is also on the agenda (twice), but the last three times it’s been there it gets sent to committee without comment. Maybe that’ll change this week.