Solar Remote Permitting & Inspection Best Practices: COVID-19 Impacts and Long-Term Potential
Please join MassCEC, MAPC, and SolSmart to learn about best practices on remote permitting and inspection during COVID-19, and the long-term potential of those practices. The webinar will feature guest speakers from three Massachusetts communities; Gardner, Brockton, and Lowell. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact email@example.com.
MAGIC meetings are held the first Thursday of every other month from 2:30-4:30 at the Concord Planning and Land Management Office, 141 Keyes Road, Concord, MA.
MAGIC hosts workshops and events of regional interest on alternating months.
MAPC, in partnership with MassDevelopment, is offering a new round of transportation partnership grants. Regional transit agencies, municipal and state agencies, health and human services agencies, and nonprofit organizations across Massachusetts can receive up to $250,000 to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses to meet transportation and delivery needs.
The Taxi/Livery Partnership Grant Program will support public transportation and non-emergency medical transportation initiatives; including first mile/last mile connections, fixed-route shuttle service, micro-transit initiatives, incentivizing non-emergency medical transportation programs, food delivery, senior transportation, and other services that taxi, livery, or hackney businesses could provide.
Learn more about the program: https://www.mapc.org/resource-library/taxipartnerships
Register for the Q&A: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtcOGprz0vGNNILH3PrY8gEIEnRWTybL4C
Join MAPC to hear from housing organizations, the Department of Housing & Community Development, and Boston and other municipalities on how to respond to residents at risk of eviction or other destabilizing forces during the pandemic.
We’ll learn about the anticipated impacts of expiring eviction moratoria, an overview of the Governor’s Eviction Diversion Initiative, and tenant rights and responsibilities. A panel will then discuss tools available to help residents stay in their homes, how to implement them, and what localities are doing to support residents experiencing housing instability during these unprecedented times.
Speakers will include:
Tim Reardon, Director of Data Services, MAPC
Chris Kluchman, Deputy Director, Community Services Division, DHCD
Tom Ambrosino, City Manager, City of Chelsea
Domonique Williams, Deputy Director, Office of Housing Stability, City of Boston
Chris Cotter, Housing Director, City of Cambridge
Keith Benoit, Community Development Planner, City of Northampton
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Notice of Meeting & Agenda
This year MAPC will be awarding the Robert Davidson Staff Recognition Award as well as the Legislator of the Year Award. A caucus will be held to fill a vacant ex officio seat on the Executive Committee. The main program of the meeting will be focus on MetroCommon 2050 and will engage Council members in various interactive activities. The Fall Council Meeting is being conducted remotely via Zoom video conference consistent with Governor Baker’s Executive Order of March 12, 2020. To provide public access to the meeting while limiting the potential for abuse of videoconferencing technology (i.e. Zoom Bombing) members of the public may view the proceedings at https://www.youtube.com/user/MAPCMetroBoston
Cities and towns are deploying a number of strategies to identify the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. One emerging method: testing sewage from households and buildings for the presence of the virus.
Knowing that COVID-19 is present in wastewater can be an important indicator of where its spread may be accelerating. In places where wastewater testing has been deployed, changes in the virus’ wastewater concentration have been observed several days before changes in reported new cases.
At this webinar, you will hear from experts on the science of wastewater testing for disease surveillance, as well as public health leaders who have deployed wastewater testing in their communities.