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Special committee on charter reform

Last updated: 7/2/16

Special committee on charter reform

We review the structure of the City’s government, as it is set up in the Boston City Charter and other special acts.

Committee chair: Councilor Baker

Vice chair: Councilor Zakim

Members: Councilor CiommoCouncilor Flaherty, and Councilor McCarthy

What does the City Charter include?

The modern charter is made up of:

  • parts of Chapter 486 of the Acts of 1909 approved by Massachusetts General Court
  • amendments made through Chapter 452 of the Acts of 1948, and
  • Chapter 376 of the Acts of 1951.
Still have questions? Contact:
City Council
1 City Hall Square
Room 550
Boston, MA 02201-2043
United States
Have questions for our committee?

Please email us at ccc.cr@boston.gov.

Need to Know

The City Council is made up of 15 standing committees. We also create special committees to address certain needs in Boston.