Somerville Two Public Hearings on Zoning Enforcement on September 30

Members of the public are invited to attend and speak at two Public Hearings on Wednesday, September 30, at 6 p.m. both regarding the processes for enforcing zoning requirements.

On the Order of Councilor Jesse Clingan, Chair of the Committee, the City Council’s Committee on Public Utilities and Public Works Committee of the Whole will accept public testimony on the following:
First hearing by City Council Order #210595: the process for ensuring that all conditions of a Special Permit are met prior to the final signoff by the Inspectional Services Department and the issuance of a certificate of occupancy;
Second hearing by City Council Order#210596: the process for ensuring developers’ compliance with the conditions of Special Permits and the Inspectional Services Department’s enforcement of those conditions.

Due to orders from Governor Baker and Mayor Curtatone limiting the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting will be conducted via remote participation, online in a webinar hosted on the GoToWebinar platform.

You have two ways to be heard at this meeting:
Join the meeting to provide spoken testimony: To attend the hearing and be heard, enter this link exactly as it appears into your internet browser any time before the meeting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/509751592465163023. You can also find this link on the City’s online calendar a http://www.somervillma.gov. You will then be asked to register, and after registering, you will receive an email with instructions to join the webinar. Public testimony at public hearings is generally limited to two minutes per person and may be extended at the discretion of the Chair.
Send written testimony: If you are unable to attend but wish to be heard, you may send written comments by email to cityclerk@somervillema.gov or by U.S. Mail to the City Clerk at 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143. Your comments must arrive no later than 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in order to be sure they are conveyed to the Committee and included in the public record, but Councilors will often read emails received after the official close of the public record.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or NSalamoun@somervillema.gov.

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