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City Council Committee on Civil Rights hearing on Docket #0795

The Committee on Civil Rights will hold a hearing on Docket #0795, order for a hearing regarding the epidemic of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people.  The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Julia Mejia and the sponsors of the docket are Councilors Elizabeth Breadon and Julia Mejia.

The public can offer testimony.

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  1. Docket #0795

    Order for a hearing regarding the epidemic of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people

    This matter was sponsored by  Councilor Elizabeth Breadon and Councilor Julia Mejia and was referred to the Committee on June 10, 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.


    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  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 #0795, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA  02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn:  Christine O’Donnell, Docket #0795 



    Staff Telephone617-635-1185