Tuesday, July 8, 2014


The process as I understand it at this point will be to present the draft plan first to TEUC* [end of August], which will take public input during the public forum the night it is presented. TEUC* will then amend the plan (if so determined by the committee based on public input and its own deliberations) and forward it to the City Council with its recommendation. The City Council, of course, always has the option of referring it back to TEUC* for further revision.

TEUC* - which consists of Chair Max Tracy, Councilor Mason and myself - will set its next meeting date at this coming Monday's Council meeting. I have told Eleni and NIcole to anticipate a meeting at which they will present the draft plan sometime in early August. The intent at present is then to forward a recommended plan to the Council for its consideration at the first Council meeting in September. It is my intent to widely publicize the August TEUC meeting and public forum and encourage all New North End constituents to attend and speak their minds before the committee deliberates on the draft plan.

Tom Ayres, Ward 7 City Councilor, TEUC

*TEUC: Transportation, Energy, and Utilities Committee studies and makes recommendations to the City Council on issues concerning all modes of transportation, and interrelated development issues; energy plans, rates and other issues; and utility matters regarding, but not limited to, water, sewer, and telecommunications. Monthly Meetings are held at 645 Pine Street, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The date of the next TEUC meeting can be found in the previous month’s meeting minutes.

1 comment:

  1. This is the way the Advisory Committee's work ends, "not with a bang but a whimper." [from T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men]

    "...regarding the process and the NNE councilors. What will be presented to the TEUC next month will be the DRAFT corridor study plan that emerges from the Study Group (i.e., DPW and Regional Planning) and not from the Advisory Group [Committee], which is just that - advisory. It is then up to the TEUC to vet the draft plan -- following a substantive discussion of it with both the DPW/CCRPC representatives and the general public via public forum -- before passing on the draft plan with its recommendations to the City Council. Bottom line: the members of the TEUC (Chair Max Tracy, City Councilor Chip Mason, and myself) will be the final arbiters on what is presented to the City Council for its deliberation and decision regarding the Corridor Study." Tom Ayres


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