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City Council Committee on Public Health and Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation hearing on Dockets #1074 and #1040

A joint committee hearing to discuss speeding cars as a public health emergency and infrastructure improvements (#1074) and pedestrian safety, traffic enforcement, and Vision Zero (#1040).

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #1074

    Order for a hearing to discuss speeding cars as a public health emergency and address infrastructure improvements.

  2. Docket #1040

    Order for a hearing to discuss pedestrian safety, traffic enforcement, and vision zero.

    These matters were sponsored by Councilors Ed Flynn and Frank Baker (Docket #1074) and Councilors Ed Flynn, Kim Janey, and Kenzie Bok (Docket #1040). Docket #1074 was referred to the Committee on Public Health on October 28, 2020. Docket #1040 was referred to the Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation on October 7, 2020.  

    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 committees.

    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 livestream at boston.gov/city-council-tv. It will also be re-broadcast at a later date on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.

    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.

    Staff Contact: Shane L. Pac

    Committee Emailccc.health@boston.gov | ccc.plandev@boston.gov

    Staff Email:  shane.pac@boston.gov  Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

    Re-broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964 and streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv