Monday, June 18, 2012

Cambridge City Council and other Monteiro items from the view of a City Manager opponent.

1. Analysis of Cambridge City Council before the fact for Monday, June 18, 2012.
2. The reality in Cambridge, MA.

1. Analysis of Cambridge City Council before the fact for Monday, June 18, 2012.

The following analysis of the Cambridge City Council agenda for Monday, June 18, 2012, is from the same Kelley supporter I quoted not that long ago.


On the agenda are the city manager's after-the-fact requested appropriation of some $12M in surplus city funds to help pay for the $14M+ fiasco and a proposed order calling for a mild reprimand of the chief executive and a formal council apology for his behavior, plus a report on how to avoid similar problems in the future.

Some links:

Audio recording of Monday's Finance Committee meeting

Finance Committee's sloppy report on Monday's meeting (click on the agenda description for CR #4 to view the item and a link to City Manager Bob Healy's $12M funding request)

City clerk's sanitized agenda description of the proposed council order (click on the Policy Order #1 summary to view the actual item, which calls for a council reprimand of Healy and formal apology for his behavior)

Wicked Local / Cambridge Chronicle's wildly inaccurate account (June 15 "updated" version)

Cambridge Day's report (some errors)

[ed: very fancy linking. I hope and think I got it right.]

2. The reality in Cambridge, MA.

The reality is that Cambridge, MA, USA, has a belligerently corrupt city government and the writer is part of the corrupt situation.

The Cambridge City Manager leads the fake groups, which includes the writer, in lies of omission. The very existence of the fake groups is corruption.

The Cambridge City Manager for his belligerent lies of omission and his fake groups deserves to be fired, but the writer is an active part of the problem.

The outrage in the Monteiro case overwhelms the corruption which is the policy of lies of omission which extends to the fake groups.

Monteiro is a situation where

a. the Appeals Court has said the Cambridge City Manager is guilty of malfeasance in office, “ample evidence [of] outrageous misbehavior”

b. following on the Superior Court Judge, “reprehensible: behavior; and

c. jury, $1.1 million real damages, $3.5 million penal damages.

The fact that even supposedly belligerent opponents of the Cambridge City Manager will not listen to the Courts’ clear calls for firing the Cambridge City Manager for malfeasance says everything about the corrupt situation in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Only when the pious, indignant types admit they are part of the problem will Cambridge, MA, USA, stand a chance of cleaning up corrupt practices.

Harvard to resume empire building on Western Avenue in Allston reports that Harvard University intends to resume work on its planned science campus on the south side of Western Avenue in the Allston section of Boston, between North Harvard Street and Soldiers Field Road. North Harvard Street becomes the Anderson Bridge.

According to, construction on the science campus stopped in 2009 because of the Great Recession. Construction is to resume in 2014 on a state of the art health and life sciences laboratory containing between 500,000 and 600,000 square feet.

The report includes a good areal photo of construction to date, which resembles a wasteland from the area and from the ground.

Details of the report may be read at:

A map of the area was included with our latest Charles River “Conservancy” report at

This Harvard campus in Allston is of major importance to the environment of the Charles River and its animals because the environmental destruction very clearly complements the proposal. In particular Harvard is moving its Medical School to the railroad yards and Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) complex which is north of Cambridge Street, Allston (River Street in Cambridge).

To make this property usable to it, Harvard and its friends are working to move the Massachusetts Turnpike exit serving Allston and Cambridge to the Grand Junction railroad bridge which runs through the nesting area of the Charles River White Geese.