CITY OF WORCESTER

Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:30 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:19 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson Sarai Rivera
Councilor Tony Economou
Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Sarai Rivera Councilor Tony Economou Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
 
Also:WPD Officer Michael Girardi; Nuisance Officer Ron Brown; Homeless Project Manager Katherine Calano Commissioner of Health and Human Services Matilde Castiel, M.D. Quality of Life Task Force Team Lead Dan Cahill; Chief of Staff Nicole Valentine; Assistant City Clerk Stephen AJ Pottle, clerk
 
1.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

1a.

Communication of the City Manager recommending adoption of two (2) Ordinance Amendments as described in an informational communication relative to an update of the work of the Quality of Life (QOL) Task Force. # 9.36B CM August 16, 2016

Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend File

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report detailing what a sanction site is and what it would take to have one in the City. Further, request City Manager provide in said report the pros and cons that sanction sites have in dealing with encampment issues.

1b.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Massachusetts (NAMI Mass). # 8.3B CM June 21, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File

1c.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Worcester Senior Center participant survey results. # 8.18A CM May 10, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Worcester Regional Transit Authority build a bus shelter at 128 Providence Street, the Worcester Senior Center

Request City Manager work with the Worcester Regional Transit Authority to determine the feasibility of creating a shuttle bus to the Worcester Senior Center from some major living complexes, including Worcester Housing Authority locations. Further, request City Manager provide City Council with the cost previously associated with operating a shuttle system to the Worcester Senior Center.

1d.

Communication of the City Manage transmitting informational communication relative to the success of the 2016 Recreation Worcester pilot after school program. # 8.21A CM February 23, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File

1e.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a Community Survey on the City's ADA Evaluation and Transition Plan. # 12.20A CM September 16, 2014

Attachments

Recommend File

1f.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to an Update of the ADA Evaluation and Transition Plan. # 11.20C CM July 22, 2014

Attachments

Recommend File

1g.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. # 9.17A CM June 07, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File

2.

DRUG & TOBACCO ITEMS

2a.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to substance abuse prevention activities during the summer 2016. # 9.17A CM August 16, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File

2b.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to an update for opioid overdose prevention activities. # 8.17C CM February 09, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File

2c.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Sharps Policy & Public Awareness Campaign. # 8.17B CM February 09, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File

2d.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to substance abuse prevention activities. # 7.17A CM April 05, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File

2e.

Petition of Ronal Madnick request City Council adopt M.G.L. Chapter 111, Section 215, a pilot program for exchange of needles. # 7c CC October 27, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

2f.

Petition of Ronal Madnick request City Council adopt M.G.L. Chapter 111, section 215, a pilot program for exchange of needles. # 8a CC July 21, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

2g.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Tobacco 21 (T21) Policy about raising the minimum legal sales age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. # 8.17A CM May 10, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File