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City Council Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice hearing on Dockets #0803 #0818 #0836 #0858

A hearing regarding various matters, including (1) constables bonds, and (2) the FY21 Public Safety Answering Points Support and Incentive Grant.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0803

    The Constable's Bonds of the following having been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer were received: Ruth Baez, Paul Bartlett, Leonard Brown, Christopher Castagna, Gavin Castagna, Rolflyn Cazeau, Frico Damas, Mark A. Evlogiadis, Kimberly Freeman-Hodge, Collin Herelle, Carl Jean-Louis, Michael Jones, Steven Jones, Anthony Keller, Earlene Lee, Daniel Long, Berinda Malden, Burton Malkofsky, Paul Morelli, Jonas Morose, Matthew Morrison, Sleamms Petit-Maitre, Philmore Phillip, William Roch, Rouseline Torres, Welsey Williams, and Steven M. Wilson Jr.

  2. Docket #0818

    The Constable's Bonds of Petit-Maitre Duckens, Michael James and Vincent James having been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, were received.

  3. Docket #0836

    The Constables’ Bonds of Ron Cobb, Helen Borgella, Meaka Brown, William Joyce, William Joyce, Norman Lowe, Arthur Montgomery and Anselm Nwankwo having been duly approved by the Collector-Treasurer, were received.

  4. Docket #0858

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Million Eight Hundred Twenty-Eight Thousand Three Hundred Seventeen Dollars ($3,828,317.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY21 Public Safety Answering Points Support and Incentive Grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department will fund costs associated with providing Enhanced 911 services.

    These matters were sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and were referred to the Committee on June 17, June 24, July 8, and July 29, 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.


    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 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 #0803 #0818 #0836 #0858 City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02201


    Staff  Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

    Re-broadcast on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 and streamed at: