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2023 SomerStreets Festival Season to Kick off with Carnaval Celebration (RESCHEDULED FOR 6/11)

Somerstreets: Carnaval has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 2-6 p.m. due to forecast weather. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Arts Council invite the Somerville community to shake off the winter and join the SomerStreets: Carnaval street festival in East Somerville on Sunday, June 11 from 2-6 p.m. Returning for the 13th year, the Carnaval celebration will kick off the 2023 SomerStreets season, which includes a series of three neighborhood street festivals across…

Join the City of Somerville’s Pride Flag Raising at the City Hall Concourse

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Schools GSA invite all community members to honor LGBTQ+ Pride Month by joining the annual Pride flag raising ceremony on Thursday, June 1, 2023. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. on the City Hall Concourse and include remarks from Mayor Ballantyne, City of Somerville LGBTQ+ Liaison Izzy Starr, and representatives from the John F. Kennedy School GSA. The flag raising will also be recorded and made available for later viewing by the City’s GovTV team.…

Somerville Achieves AAA Bond Rating: City Garners Highest Long-Term Debt Rating from S&P Global Ratings

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne is proud to announce that the City of Somerville has been awarded the highest long-term debt rating of 'AAA' from S&P Global Ratings, a municipal bond credit rating agency, solidifying the City’s financial stability and creditworthiness. The upgraded rating, which benefits residents by lowering the City’s borrowing costs, reflects more than 20 years of prudent financial management, strong economic growth, and commitment to fiscal responsibility from both the current…

City of Somerville FY24 Budget Public Hearing, June 5

All interested community members are invited to attend and speak at the Budget Public Hearing before the Somerville City Council’s Committee on Finance on Monday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. for public input on the proposed Fiscal Year 2024 municipal budget.  This meeting will be conducted via remote participation on Zoom. Spanish and Portuguese interpretation will be provided.   There are two ways to participate:  Join online: To attend and be heard, go to somervillema.gov/fy24budget and follow the…

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne Submits Somerville’s FY24 Budget

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne today submitted Somerville’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget proposal, directing $337.4 million toward key investments in the provision of City services and programs and the advancement of community priorities. Expanding on last year’s focus on building a foundation for progress, this budget prioritizes investments in the resources needed to serve all residents and meet the community’s ambitious goals, from supporting youth, seniors, and vulnerable residents to advancing…

Somerville Launching Accessibility and ADA Focus Group Sessions

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Department of Racial and Social Justice invite Somerville community members to join an upcoming ADA Community Survey Focus Group session to make their voices heard as the City updates its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.  “The community’s feedback is vital to moving forward with accessibility improvements within Somerville,” said ADA Coordinator Adrienne Pomeroy. “I look forward to hearing from Somerville community members in…

Somerville Residents: Help Stop Black Swallow-Wort This Summer

The City of Somerville is partnering with community groups to raise awareness about black swallow-wort (BSW), a very aggressive and invasive, non-native weed that can be found throughout Somerville. Why Black Swallow-Wort Is Unwelcome in Somerville BSW displaces native plants and habitats, threatens butterflies and songbirds, and is toxic to deer.  It is especially harmful to the monarch butterfly population because it resembles milkweed, where monarchs lay their eggs, and once the monarch…

Virtual Public Hearing for 2023/24 Annual Action Plan Scheduled for Thursday, May 25

The City of Somerville will hold a virtual public hearing on the 2023-2024 One-Year Action Plan Draft on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Community members are invited to share their input on priority needs related to affordable housing, community development, and homelessness for grants funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Program, the Emergency Solutions Grant Program, and the HOME Program. Members of the public can provide…

Somerville City Council Traffic and Parking Committee Public Hearing on the Somerville Bike Network Plan, Wednesday, May 31, 6 p.m.

The Somerville City Council Traffic and Parking Committee will hold a virtual (online) public hearing on Wednesday, May 31, on the City of Somerville Bike Network Plan. The hearing will start at 6 p.m. Community members may submit testimony either at the hearing or in writing according to the details below.   The hearing will offer an opportunity for community members to share thoughts, ideas, and  concerns about the Bike Network Plan. The plan was developed via a one-and-a-half-year public…

Somerville Opens Engagement Center to Support Unhoused Community Members

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, in partnership with the Somerville Homeless Coalition, is announcing the recent opening of a new Engagement Center to support Somerville’s unhoused residents.  The Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC) will operate the Engagement Center with federal American Rescue Plan Act funding provided by the City. This facility, open during the day when shelters frequently are not, allows clients to drop in on an as-needed basis and also enables Homeless Coalition staff to invite…

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