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City Council Committee on Government Operations hearing on Docket #0683

The City Council Committee on Government Operations will hold a virtual hearing on Docket #0683.  The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Lydia Edwards. The Sponsors of the docket are Councilor Michelle Wu and Councilor Ricardo Arroyo.

The public can offer testimony.

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  1. Docket #0683

    Ordinance banning facial recognition technology in BostonThis matter was sponsored by Councilor Michelle Wu and Councilor Ricardo Arroyo and was referred to the Committee on May 6, 2020. 

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum participating due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members participating in 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 accommodations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means.  The public may watch this meeting via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv.  It will also be re-broadcasted at a later date on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964.

    Public Testimony

    Written comments 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 no later than the end of business on the day before the scheduled hearing date.

    Mail Address:  Docket #0683, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA  02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn:  Christine O’Donnell, Docket #0683 

    Committee Emailccc.go@boston.gov 

    Staff Emailchristine.odonnell@boston.gov   Staff Telephone617-635-1185