The next ISNA general meeting will be Tuesday, March 19th from 7PM to 9PM at Olé Restaurant.
We strongly encourage as many people as possible to attend this meeting. We will be collecting your questions about new City-Wide Zoning Proposals being considered by Cambridge City Council. If this topic is new to you, or if you've been following it for a while but still want clarification, please join us, and encourage your neighborhood friends to do so as well! No question is too small, silly, simple, or unimportant!
MORE INFO - From the recent Housing Committee Meeting to discuss the proposed 100% Affordable Housing Zoning Overlay: Slide Show and Video Stream.
1. Get-To-Know-Your-Neighbor (10 min.)
Chat with a neighbor about a fun topic!
2. Business Spotlight (15 minutes)
Meet Chef Jason Bond, owner of the award-winning Bondir Restaurant, and hear why he loves cooking, and owning a restaurant, in Cambridge.
3. Announcements (25 minutes)
a. Board elections.(3 min)
b. Empty Bowls event to support On the Rise (2 min)
c. Lights on trees in Inman Square in May. (3 min)
d. Intersection Construction Mitigation - Loyalty Card Program - Jason Alves, Executive Director of East Cambridge Business Association. (10 mn)
c. Open announcements
4. Green Line Extension in Union Square (15 minutes)
We'll discuss the the elimination of an elevator from the project plans, and the impact that it may have on Inman Square.
5. Zoning/ Affordable Housing (40 minutes)
The Envision Cambridge Housing Working Group recommended creating special new zoning for 100% Affordable Housing on top of existing zoning. This is part of Envision's overall city-wide planning process. The discussion about zoning is now in City Council, and a lot of important conversations and decisions are happening.
a. Broad overview of what has happened so far.
b. Share your questions! We will document everyone's questions and then report back at our next meeting, 3 weeks later on April 9th, with answers from an invited guest speaker. (Answers will also be made available by email for those who cannot attend.)
c. To vote or not to vote? ISNA has not taken an official position on zoning, but rather has continued sharing information with the goal of educating our membership. Do we agree this is the best way to go?
6. Door Prize (5 minutes)
Don't leave before finding out if you're the winner!