A special meeting of the City Council’s Contracts Committee will take place Wednesday 6 p.m. in City Hall to consider approval of the appointment letter for Fire Chief Richard Thode and the proposed warm-weather amphitheater operating agreement between the city and concert prompter Live Nation and sports-entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan at Harbor Yard.
Under a charter revision approved by voters nearly 30 years ago police and fire chiefs may serve up to two five-year appointments. The contract presented to the council represents Thode’s first.
The amphitheater proposal is more time-sensitive for Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration. A new City Council will be seated in December with many new faces. So there’s a short window for the council committee to send the concert contract to the full legislative body for approval in November. Otherwise, it will considered by the incoming City Council.