Master Planning email — sample

From: Kelley, Craig
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2015 6:28 AM
Subject: 3.3 million dollars for the Master Plan on Council's Monday night agenda

FYI, folks:

For me, as for President Eisenhower, the important part of a plan is not the plan itself but the planning and discussions that go into making it. Our Master Plan, which is expected to take about 3 years to complete, will not give us the recipe for the perfect Cambridge of the future, but the planning discussions around it will help make the Cambridge of both today and tomorrow better. Learn more in the Manager’s letter and attachment below.

If you’d like to come talk about this at City Council Monday night, you can sign up by phone between 9 AM and 3 PM on Monday at 617-3349-4290. You may also sign up in person at City Hall from 5-6:00 PM. Public comment, limited to three minutes per speaker, starts at 5:30(ish) and lasts at least until 6:00, though if there are enough speakers we often go later. At the end of public comment, people who missed the sign-in window are generally asked if they’d like to speak anyway.

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City Manager Letter

October 19, 2015

To the Honorable, the City Council:

I am hereby requesting the appropriation of $3,300,000 from Free Cash to the Public Investment Fund Community Development Department Extraordinary Expenditure Account for the Citywide Planning process. Please see the attached recommendation received from Assistant City Manager for Community Development Iram Farooq for a more detailed description of the process.

Very truly yours,

Richard C. Rossi

City Manager


View attached letter

Craig Kelley with Hope sign