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City Council Committee on Government Operations Hearing on Docket #0452

The Committee will hold a hearing on Docket #0452, message and order changing the date of the Preliminary Election for this municipal year from September 21, 2021, to September 14, 2021. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Lydia Edwards. The sponsor of this docket is former Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Read Docket #0452

    Message and order changing the date of the Preliminary Election for this municipal year from September 21, 2021 to September 14, 2021This matter was sponsored by former Mayor Martin J. Walsh was referred to the Committee on March 24, 2021. 

    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 and on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Verizon 964.  It will also be re-broadcasted at a later date on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Verizon 964.

    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.

    Mail Address:  Docket #0452, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA  02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn: Christine O’Donnell, Docket #0452 


    Staff Email: christine.odonnell@boston.govStaff Telephone: 617-635-1185