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Committee on Ways and Means Working Session on Dockets #0588-0596, 0605, FY21 Budget: PWD, BTD, BPL, BCYF, YEE, BCYF Revolving Fund

One of a series of working sessions to prepare for FY21 Budget hearings. The focus of this working session is the Public Works Department (PWD), the Transportation Department (BTD), the Library Department (BPL), Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), Youth Engagement & Employment, and the BCYF revolving fund.

Discussion Topics

  1. Dockets #0588-0590

    Orders for the FY21 Operating Budget, including annual appropriations for departmental operations, for the School Department, and for other post-employment benefits (OPEB).

  2. Dockets #0591-0592

    Orders for capital fund transfer appropriations.

  3. Dockets #0593-0596

    Orders for the Capital Budget, including loan orders and lease-purchase agreements.

  4. Docket #0605

    Order authorizing a limit for the BCYF revolving fund.

    These matters were sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and were referred to the Committee on April 8, 2020.

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.


    In accordance with Governor Baker's March 12, 2020 Executive Order modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing virtually. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means. The public may watch these working sessions via live-stream at They will also be re-broadcast at a later date on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964.

    Public Testimony

    There will be no public comment period for these working sessions.

    Staff Contact: Michelle A. Goldberg



    Re-Broadcast on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 (not live) and live-streamed at:

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