CITY OF WORCESTER

Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

6:00 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Nikolin Vangjeli

Committee Members

Chairperson Khrystian E King
Vice Chairperson George J Russell
Councilor Sean M Rose
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


1.

Virtual Attendee Call-In Information

1a.

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 and in order to ensure active, public engagement, the City of Worcester currently allows for both in-person and remote participation at all City Council and Standing Committee meetings. To partake in the meeting, you may attend the meeting in-person within the meeting location, follow the below link to join via Zoom or dial the direct line as indicated.

Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93823030890
Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee Zoom Phone Number: (929) 205 6099
Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee Zoom Access Code: 938 2303 0890

Attachments
2.

Approval of the Minutes

2a.

Order - That the City Council Standing Committee of Municipal and Legislative Operations hereby approves the minutes of the Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee meeting of August 24, 2022.

View Agenda
3.

Communication of the City Clerk

3a.

Transmitting an informational communication pertaining to the creation of the City Archive, including the future location of the archive at 61 Sever Street (the old Becker College Library).
# 13b CC February 1, 2022

Attachments
4.

Communications of the City Manager

4a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to an update of an executive order to address and assess institutional and structural racism.
# 21a CC February 15, 2022

Attachments

4b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to proposed reforms and an executive order that acknowledges structural changes that will assist with eradicating institutional racism.
# 13b CC March 2, 2021


In Committee May 4, 2021 - Held

Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

4c.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a Diversity Recruitment Initiative – Circa/DiversityJobs.com.
# 8.3A CM January 25, 2022


In Committee June 22, 2022 - Held

Attachments

4d.

Recommend adoption of an amendment to the City’s organizational ordinances to create the Urban Forestry Tree Commission.
# 9.8B CM October 19, 2021

Attachments
5.

Miscellaneous Items

5a.

Order of Mayor Joseph M. Petty - Request City Council proceed forthwith with the selection of a permanent City Manager by initiating and completing a process for said selection to include the appointment of an Ad Hoc Committee, as outlined in Rule 50 of the Rules of City Council regarding Ad Hoc Committees, including the Mayor selecting the composition of said Ad Hoc Committee; the purpose of the committee being to determine the following: 1) The Ad Hoc Committee will exist until such a time that a permanent City Manager is appointed. 2) The inclusion of the following procedures: A. Review of the prior processes used in the selection of a City Manager in 1993, 2004 and 2013-2014 and report to City Council regarding a timetable for the following steps: i. Provide for an opportunity for community input relative to the search process for a permanent City Manager. ii. Placement of an Request for Proposals (RFP) for a search firm to aid in the search process; iii. Ad Hoc Committee to review of responses for said RFP; selection of a search firm and entering into a contract with said search firm. iv. Ad Hoc Committee to provide the selected search firm with a copy of specifications and a job description for the permanent City Manager, including best practices used in other search processes; v. Ad Hoc Committee to review the list of potential candidates for the permanent City Manager position, provided by the search firm in Executive Session, for interviewing said potential candidates in said Executive Session. vi. Final referral of a recommendation of finalists to be interviewed in Open Session by the entire City Council, followed by a vote to determine the selection for the position of a permanent City Manager.
# 11a Tuesday, April 12, 2022


In Committee April 27, 2022 - Held In Committee May 4, 2022 - Held In Committee May 25, 2022 - Held In Committee June 22, 2022 - Held In Committee July 14, 2022 - Held In Committee August 24, 2022 - Held

Attachments

5b.

Order of Councilor Thu Nguyen - Request City Council authorize and create a community ad-hoc committee to engage Worcester residents in the process of hiring a city manager, do community listening sessions in all five districts, and provide a report with feedback and data to city council.
# 11c CC April 12, 2022


In Committee April 27, 2022 - Held In Committee May 4, 2022 - Held In Committee May 25, 2022 - Held In Committee July 14, 2022 - Held In Committee August 24, 2022 - Held

Attachments

5c.

Order of Councilor Khrystian E. King - Request Standing Committee on Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee hold a discussion regarding pending state legislation, including home rule petitions, impacting the city.
# 10c CC March 29, 2022


In Committee June 22, 2022 - Held In Committee July 14, 2022 - Held In Committee August 24, 2022 - Held

Attachments