93 Highland Ave. is closed, but City Hall is hard at work.

City Hall Is Now Online

  • Virtual Town Halls

  • Panel Discussions

  • Listening Sessions

  • More Virtual Events & Meetings

Upcoming Virtual Town Halls

FY22 Community Preservation Act Public Hearing

October 27, 2021, 6:30 p.m. 

Details

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding Forum

Join via Zoom

Or call:
1-646-876-9923

Meeting ID: 978 0774 2221
Passcode: 683603

October 27, 2021, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Details

Town Hall With Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

Join via Zoom

Or call:
1-646-558-8656

Webinar ID: 844 6189 3471

October 28, 2021, 6 - 8 p.m. 

Details

Past Virtual Town Halls

Supervised Consumption Site Town Hall

8/12/21

Video

Supervised Consumption Site Town Hall

7/22/21

Video

Supervised Consumption Site Town Hall

7/13/21

Video

Supervised Consumption Site Town Hall

6/10/21

Video

Brown School Town Hall 2/23/21

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A

2/22/21

Video

Schools Reopening Town Hall

1/26/21

Video

City's Presentation Slides

Arts Community Town Hall: Discussing Updates on SAC Grant Programs, Reopening Plans, and Cultural Plan Progress 

12/8/20

Video

Schools Reopening Town Hall

10/29/20

Video

City's Presentation Slides

Arts Community Town Hall: Discussing What's Included in Somerville’s Cultural Plan

October 28, 6:30-8 p.m.

Video

ResiStat Meeting: Mental Health & Wellness

October 28, 6-7:30 p.m.

Video

Temporary Protected Status Presentation (Nepal) October 19, 4 p.m.
Temporary Protected Status Presentation (Haiti)

October 15, 6 p.m.

Temporary Protected Status Presentation (El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua)

October 15, 4 p.m.

ResiStat Meeting: Housing During COVID-19

October 15, 6-7:30 p.m.

City's Presentation Slides

Schools Reopening Town Hall

September 21, 5:30-7 p.m.

Video

City's Presentation Slides

Dr. Scarpino's Presentation Slides

Arts Community Town Hall

September 15, 6:30-8 p.m.

Video

School Planning Town Halls: Introduction to Planning Efforts and Discussion (Multilingual)

August 5, 5-6:25 p.m.

Video

Q&A

School Planning Town Halls: Introduction to Planning Efforts and Discussion (English)

July 29, 6:30-8 p.m.

Video

Race and Equity in Policing

June 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Video

Youth (teens and high school students)

June 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Seniors

May 12, 7-8 p.m.

Video

Spanish Speakers

May 13, 7-8 p.m.

Video

General Public

May 19, 7-8 p.m.

Video

Parents

May 21, 7-8 p.m.

Video

Come back here at the time of the meeting you would like to attend to join live by:

Join a test meeting ahead of time to make sure you're ready to connect.

If you’re unable to attend live, no worries. You can watch the event later on City YouTube or City Cable TV.

ADA Accommodations: 

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact Nency Salamoun in advance, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or NSalamoun@somervillema.gov.

Upcoming Panel Discussions

Virtual & Call-In Panel Discussion On Keeping Our Kids Safe and the COVID-19 Vaccine

June 29, 6 p.m.

Details

When She Calls 911: Women & Safety Virtual Community Meeting

Meeting login details will be posted here shortly before the event.

Postponed―new date TBD

Past Panel Discussions


COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A (Spanish) - April 21, 2021

Una sesión informativa sobre la vacuna COVID-19 con la Alcaldía de Somerville, las escuelas públicas, The Welcome Project, y la Dra. Kathe Miller de Cambridge Health Alliance.


COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A - April 14, 2021

Somerville residents and workers were invited to join a virtual (online and phone) COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A hosted by the Somerville Health and Human Services Department and the Cambridge Health Alliance on Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

During the virtual event, a panel including health care providers and Health and Human Services staff, provided information about the COVID-19 vaccines including how they work, vaccine safety and efficacy, what to expect when getting your COVID-19 vaccine, and when and how to get a vaccine. Participants also had the opportunity to ask the panel questions about the vaccines.


Civilian Oversight of Police: First Community Meeting -  March 24, 2021

On March 24, 2021, the Somerville City Council held the first public information session on establishing a community process for civilian oversight of police. The meeting was held via Zoom, with live interpretation provided in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Nepali, and Vietnamese. You can watch a video recording of the meeting below.


Structural Racism Discussion with Rep. Pressley, D.A. Rollins, & Other Leaders - June 23, 2020

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, D.A. Rachael Rollins, and other regional and community leaders took part in a Panel Discussion on Structural Racism hosted by the City of Somerville on Tuesday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. Byron Barnett of WHDH TV 7 News facilitated the panel, which also included Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins, Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer, Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone, Somerville City Councilor At-Large Will Mbah, Ward 4 School Committee Member Andre Green, and Somerville High School Black Student Union President Floreisha Bastien. 

The discussion focused on how structural racism impacts health, public safety, education, jobs, housing, and other aspects of our society and communities. Panelists took on the questions of ‘Where do we go from here and how can everyone be an ally?’

Tackling systemic racism in Somerville requires input from diverse voices in our community. A respectful, collaborative environment is an important means for gathering input. Following George Floyd’s murder and the nation’s call for those in leadership to listen, Mayor Curtatone has committed to hosting virtual small group listening sessions for anyone interested in speaking, prioritizing BIPOC members of our community. These informal conversations are meant to provide a platform for the community to share opinions, challenges and visions for the future. The Mayor, and possibly other City staff, will listen to, and receive feedback about, what the community envisions for change before deciding on the most effective, and relevant, next steps.

How Will This Work?

  • Listening sessions will begin as soon as possible.
  • A listening session will be jointly facilitated by the Mayor and interested members of the community. City staff will supplement the listening team as notetakers and documenters. We welcome interested members of the community to support at any step in this process.
  • Conversations will not be scripted. The Mayor will be listening for opinions, challenges, and the community’s vision for a future free from racism. 
  • The City will compile what is heard from these listening sessions and share key themes with the public. Anything shared publicly will be made anonymous. Please continue to check this page for updates and next steps.
  •  Listening sessions will be held in any language; English is not required. Interpreters will be provided, as needed.

How to Take Part & Share Your Voice

These sessions are intended for those living and working in Somerville. When scheduling, we will prioritize sessions with persons of color in our community. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts at a listening session, please:

  • Submit your interest to the City using this form.
  • Indicate on this form if you are an individual or if you are part of a group. (We kindly request groups not exceed 10 people to keep discussions focused on what all participants have to say.)

Indicate on the form if you are interested in serving as a community liaison for your group listening session. (This role might include: co-facilitating a small group discussion, debriefing with the listening team following your session, reviewing any internal write-ups or memos from your group’s session.)

How to Log in to the Session

Come back here at the time of the session you would like to attend to join live by:

Join a test meeting ahead of time to make sure you're ready to connect.

If you’re unable to attend live, no worries. You can watch the event later on City YouTube or City Cable TV.

ADA Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact Nency Salamoun in advance, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or NSalamoun@somervillema.gov.

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 6:00pm
Please join the owners and applicants of 21-23 Francesca Avenue, the City of Somerville, and Ward Councilor Lance Davis for a virtual neighborhood meeting.
Tue, 11/30/2021 - 6:30pm
Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of a City Council Committee will be conducted via remote participation.
Tue, 11/30/2021 - 7:00pm
Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Conservation Commission will be conducted via remote participation. See description for details.
Wed, 12/01/2021 - 3:00pm
Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Biosafety Committee will be conducted via remote participation.
Wed, 12/01/2021 - 6:00pm
The City of Somerville Traffic Board will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, December 1, regarding the Somerville Traffic Commission July 15, 2021, actions making regulatory changes for the College Avenue Mobility Improvements Project.  
Wed, 12/01/2021 - 7:00pm
Due to certain ongoing safety measures and precautions relating to in-person events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department will conduct two virtual public hearings to receive comments on the Company’s filing. The Department will conduct two public hearings using Zoom video conferencing.
Wed, 12/01/2021 - 7:00pm
The City of Somerville has prepared an updated Hazard Mitigation Plan to help the City reduce its vulnerability to natural hazards such as flooding, hurricanes, and winter storms.
Thu, 12/02/2021 - 2:00pm
Due to certain ongoing safety measures and precautions relating to in-person events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department will conduct two virtual public hearings to receive comments on the Company’s filing. The Department will conduct two public hearings using Zoom video conferencing.
Mon, 12/13/2021 - 6:00pm
Join us for a virtual kickoff to envision a new 90 Washington Street. Provide input on the public safety building project and talk with community members and neighbors about the opportunities on the rest of the site.
Tue, 12/14/2021 - 6:45pm
Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission will be conducted via remote participation. See description for details.
Wed, 12/15/2021 - 6:00pm
Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals will be conducted via remote participation.

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