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Neighborhood Name on Cambridge City Council Agenda – August 2nd

Submitted by on July 22, 2021 – 3:00 pmNo Comment

At a Special Meeting on Monday, August 2nd, Cambridge City Council will continue a discussion around changing the name of Neighborhood 8 from Agassiz, honoring Swiss-American scientist Louis Agassiz, to Baldwin, honoring African American educator Maria L. Baldwin. This discussion will be a continuation from the June 28, 2021 Regular Council Meeting, at which Councillor Nolan exercised her Charter Right and temporarily postponed the discussion, following some correspondence they received that opposed the change. Details below:

City Council endorsement of the Agassiz Neighborhood name being changed to the Baldwin
Neighborhood in honor of Maria L. Baldwin. CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR

Make Your Voice Heard

We urge those of you who’ve been actively involved or following along since January 2020, (when resident Maya Counter brought the issue to the Neighborhood Council), as well as people new to this topic, to use your voice to let Cambridge City Council know what you believe is important. Below are some options:

Email the entire Cambridge City Council: CityCouncil@CambridgeMA.GOV

Contact individual City Councillors via email or phone:
Sumbul Siddiqui (Mayor): ssiddiqui@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4321
Alanna M. Mallon (Vice Mayor): amallon@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4263
Dennis J. Carlone: dcarlone@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4280
Marc C. McGovern: mmcgovern@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4280
Patricia M. Nolan: pnolan@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4280
E. Denise Simmons: dsimmons@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4280
Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler: jsobrinhowheeler@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4280
Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.: ttoomey@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4280
Quinton Y. Zondervan: qzondervan@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4280
City Council Office:  617-349-4280

Public Comment

Written / email: “Written comments on items on the City Council meeting agenda may be e-mailed and/or cc’d to the City Clerk after 3 PM on Thursday up to midnight on the day of the meeting and will be added to the Communication List for this meeting. Written comments received after midnight will be added to the Communication List for the next regular City Council meeting.” Information excerpted from Public Comment Instructions and Procedures on the City’s website.

In person (on ZOOM): You may sign up for the public comment portion 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

What: Cambridge City Council Special Meeting
When: Monday, August 2nd, 5:30 PM
Where: ZOOM video conferencing
Public Comment: Those interested in giving up to 2 minutes of public comment on this topic can sign up via this link. Note: sign-ups are permitted 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

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