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City Council's Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Hearing (Campbell)

The committee will hold a hearing on the acceptance of several grants in regards to public safety matters on January 19 at 10 a.m.

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The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket # 0100

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Two Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($2,250,000.00) from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund the training needs of the Fire Department including Back to Basics, fitness, videos, EMT Training and Driver Training. 

  2. Docket # 0101

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Two Hundred Thirty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($237,500.00) awarded by the Boston Fire Department. The grant will be used to fund the Boston’s Fire’s HazMat training needs for dangerous chemical and hazardous spills, terrorism alerts and attacks, urban search and rescue and tunnel and trench rescues.

  3. Docket # 0102

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant of Eighty-four Thousand Dollars ($84,000.00) for the 2017 Traffic Enforcement Program, awarded by the United States Department of Transportation passed through the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to be administrated by the Police Department. The grant will fund high-visibility enforcement of motor vehicle laws, including but not limited to speeding and aggressive driving impaired driving and occupant protection

    These matters were sponsored by Mayor Walsh and referred to the committee on December 16, 2016.

    Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify.  If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations, and sound system.  Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing.  If you know of others who may be interested in this hearing, kindly notify them.

    Written comments may be made part of the record and available to all Councilors by sending them by email, fax, or mail to arrive before the hearing, please use the information below:

    Mail address: Dockets #0100, 0101, 0102 City Council, City Hall 5th Floor, Boston MA 02201
    Fax Number: 617-635-4203 Attn: Ron Cobb, Dockets #0100, 0101, 0102
    Committee email:
    Staff email:, Telephone number: 617-635-3042