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File #: 283-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Order Status: Tabled to a Future Date
File created: 6/2/2021 In control: Rules & Ordinance Committee
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Order: That the City of Malden submit to the Massachusetts Legislature for passage in substantially the following form: (See Attached).
Sponsors: Stephen Winslow
Attachments: 1. Traffic Comm. - Charter Update 2021.Paper.283.21 Attachment
Title
Order: That the City of Malden submit to the Massachusetts Legislature for passage in substantially the following form: (See Attached).

Body:

AN ACT RELATIVE TO AMENDMENT OF THE MALDEN CITY CHARTER IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH A TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION


Section 1: The Malden City Charter is hereby amended by striking section 23 D regarding the Traffic Commission and replacing it with the following language:

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

Section 23 D. There is hereby established a commission to consist of the city engineer, the chief of police, the public works director, the parking director and the director of strategic planning and community development or their designees, and two Malden residents with familiarity and interest in urban transportation issues, appointed by the Mayor subject to approval by the City Council.

The commission shall annually elect a chairperson of said commission who shall be known as the transportation commissioner. The members and secretary of the commission shall receive such compensation for their services as may be fixed by the city council. All statutes and ordinances applicable generally to the departments of the city shall apply to the commission.

The commission shall seek to ensure the safety and ease of travel in Malden, enhance quality of life in our neighborhoods, support active living and encourage modes and practices that can increase the efficient use of our limited public spaces dedicated to travel and parking

The commission shall have primary authority, except as otherwise herein provided, to adopt, amend, alter and repeal rules and regulations, not inconsistent with general law as modified by this act, relative to travel and parking in the city, and to the movement, stopping or standing of vehicles and pedestrians on, and their exclusion from, all or any streets, municipal public parking places, ways, highways, roads and parkways, sidewalks, multi-use trails under the control of the city, including rules and r...

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