CITY OF WORCESTER
Rules and Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:07 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:01 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson George J Russell |
|Councilor William J Eddy |
|Councilor Joseph C O'Brien |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor George J Russell
Councilor Sarai Rivera
Councilor Joseph C O'Brien|
|Also:||City Solicitor David M. Moore
Acting Assistant City Manager Kathleen G. Johnson
Deputy Director of Human Resources Dori Vecchio
Human Resources Staff Person Nina Galica
Human Resources Staff Person Sulma Rubert-Silva
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk|
Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication of Jonathan Sclarsic, Assistant Attorney General, concerning Open Meeting Law complaints filed with the City Clerk in the Summer of 2012.
# 11a CM June 18, 2013
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative the Attorney General's Decision on Open Meeting Law Complaints.
# 10.13A CM June 18, 2013
Petition of Nicole Apostola filing an Open Meeting Law Complaint Form.
# 8q CC May 07, 2013
|In Committee for informational purposes only|
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Residency Requirements of Employees.
# 10.32E CM July 16, 2013
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Employee Residency Statistics.
# 10.32D CM August 20, 2013
Communication of the City Manager transmitting a report listing non-residents who were hired by the city starting in January 2, 2011 to July 5, 2013 excluding hires made by the Police, Fire or School departments.
# 11b CM July 16, 2013
Request City Manager transmit monthly to the City Council a chart listing the new municipal hires including the following data: Department Name, Position Title, Yearly Salary, Community of Residence of the New Employee, Civil versus Non-Civil Service Classification and the number of applicants who first applied for to be hired for the opening.
Request City Manager provide the City Council with a description of the outreach conducted by Human Resources to attract applicants for municipal employment excluding notification to neighborhood centers and CDCs.
Petition of Cecilia Mason et al request that all petitions filed before City Council and upon referral of any and all petitions to the proper committee, board, commission or any other body of the City Council shall not remain in any committee, board, commission or any other body of the City Council for more that 90 days and request all City Councilors or city employees refrain from the practice of prioritizing any and all petitions and to afford every petitioner the right to be heard fairly, impartially and in a timely manner of 60 days as stipulated in rule 51 of the Rules of City Council.
# 7g CC April 23, 2013
Request City Clerk publish to the city web site the listing of items pending before each of the City Council's Standing Committees.
Order Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes - Request City Council amend City Councilís Rule 53 to allow the petitioner the right to speak for no more than 2 minutes whether or not an item appears for the first or last time on an agenda.
# 24p CC December 04, 2012
Petition of Jo Hart requests City Council hold a hearing concerning the existing formula process and protocol for the public to speak at City Council meeting or at Standing Committee of the City Council.
# 7m CC March 27, 2012
In Committee May 8, 2012 - Held
1. Kevin Ksen, Worcester resident
2. Cecelia Mason, Worcester resident
3. Ronal Madnick, Worcester resident
4. Nicole Apostola, Worcester resident
5. Jo Hart, Worcester resident
6. Chris Robarge, Worcester resident
7. Steve Quist, Worcester resident
8. Scott Ricker, Worcester resident
9. John Provost, Worcester resident
10. Gail Owen, Worcester resident
11. Jacqueline Norton, Worcester resident
12. Joan Crowell, Worcester resident (written testimony attached)