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City Council Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice hearing on Dockets #0192 #0408 #0710

A hearing regarding various public safety grants.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0192

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Seven Hundred Ninety-Four Dollars Six Hundred Eighty-Three Dollars and Forty-Seven Cents ($1,794,683.47) in the form of a grant, for the FY20 Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, to be administered by the Boston Police Department.

  2. Docket #0408

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($850,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY20 Boston Regional Intelligence Center Earmark, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, to be administered by the Police Department.

  3. Docket #0710

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Thirty Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-Two Dollars and Ninety-One Cents ($30,722.91) in the form of a grant for the Federal FY16 Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction (formerly the Byrne Criminal Justice), passed through the Boston Public Health Commission, to be administered by the Police Department.

    These matters were sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and were referred to the Committee on January 29, 2020, February 26, 2020, and May 20, 2020, respectively.  

    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.

    Attendance

    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 this hearing via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv. It will also be re-broadcast at a later date on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964.

    Public Testimony

    Written testimony may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so.

    Mail Address: Docket #0192 #0408 #0710 City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02201

    Committee Emailccc.ps@boston.gov

    Staff Emailmichelle.a.goldberg@boston.gov  Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

    Re-broadcast on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 and streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv