CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting
Monday, February 27, 2017
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:33 P.M.
Adjourned: 6:09 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux
|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:||Homeless Project Manager Katherine Calano
Commissioner of Health and Human Services Matilde Castiel, M.D.
City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk|
Petition of Stephen Paulhus request City Council, in conjunction with all appropriate agencies, departments and service providers, provide emergency, safe, clean and dignified housing to all currently homeless persons in Worcester for, at minimum, the duration of Worcester's cold season within seventeen (17) days from completion of a housing application. Further, request City Council, in conjunction with all appropriate agencies, departments and service providers ensure that all of Worcester's currently homeless persons be quickly and proactively contacted and/or approached as to exactly how and where to obtain, complete and submit the aforementioned housing applications.
# 7a CC November 01, 2016
Speaker Bill Fredericks
Petition of Stephen Paulhus request City Council schedule and attend a meeting with Worcester's homeless community members who visit Saint John's Temple Street Soup Kitchen, where they would be accompanied by a qualified "note-taker" of each member's choosing to conduct a round table discussion on a three (3) minute basis with every seated member of Worcester's homeless community. Further, request each "note-taker" keep detailed notes summarizing each homeless person's individual needs, concerns and questions, with appropriate action and feedback coming back to the homeless community in a timely manner.
# 7b CC November 01, 2016
Order Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes - Request City Council refer the attached report entitled "The Foreign Born Population of Worcester, Massachusetts" dated July, 2015 and prepared by the Public Policy Center of UMASS Donahue Institute to the appropriate City Council standing committee for discussion and deliberation.
# 11d CC October 20, 2015
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Refugee Resettlement Consultation Process.
# 10.19C CM November 10, 2015