CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting
Monday, September 9, 2013
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 4:30 P.M.
Adjourned: 5:37 PM
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Konstantina B Lukes |
|Councilor Tony Economou |
|Councilor Sarai Rivera |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Tony Economou
Councilor Sarai Rivera|
|Also:||Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Michael P. Hirsch
Director of Public Health Derek Brindisi
Dr. Dale Magee and Dr. Sara Shields from
Worcester Healthy Baby Collaborative
Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk|
Communication of the City Manager
Transmitting informational communication relative to the Infant Mortality Rates in the City.
# 8.24B CM August 28, 2007
In Committee March 27, 2008 - Held
Request City Manager request the Worcester Healthy Baby Collaborative submit a report to City Council relative to infant mortality rates in Worcester.
Request the School Administration report the number of pregnant teenagers who have gone through the SAMís program or any other similar program and the number of pregnant teenagers who did not participate in any program and report if they graduated or not.
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Health provide to City Council with a report concerning overdose deaths.
Petition of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Rosalie Tirella request banning the use of exotic animals for entertainment purposes in the city of Worcester.
# 8a CC October 09, 2012
In Committee June 10, 2013 - Held
Request City Manager review and update itís permitting requirements and enforcement of the ordinance or regulations dealing with the possession and care of exotic animals by residents and commercial establishments.
Request City Manager request the City Solicitor review the Model Ordinance prohibiting the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows and circuses (see attached) and present to City Council a proposed ordinance for the city of Worcester relative to the same. Further, request City Manager develop a protocol involving an interdisciplinary process or oversight for implementation of the proposed ordinance to include Animal Control, Board of Health and Inspectional Services.