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City Council Committee on Government Operations hearing on Dockets #0261 and #0303

A hearing regarding an ordinance requiring equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and an ordinance extending paid sick leave for COB employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0261

    Ordinance requiring equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the City of Boston.

  2. Docket #0303

    Ordinance extending paid sick leave for City of Boston employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

    These matters were sponsored by Councilor Michelle Wu and were referred to the Committee on January 27, 2021 (Docket #0261) and February 3, 2021 (Docket #0303).  

    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 and via broadcast 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: Christine O’Donnell

    Committee Emailccc.go@boston.gov

    Staff Emailchristine.odonnell@boston.gov  Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

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