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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.

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.
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    Need to Know

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

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