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Canceled:
City Council Committee on Ways and Means hearing on Dockets #0524-0531, FY22 Budget: Youth Engagement and Employment

Reason for cancellation: Due to requests from the public to move the YEE hearing to a date that does not conflict with the Eid holiday, this hearing is being moved to June 1.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Dockets #0524-0526

    Orders for the FY22 Operating Budget, including annual appropriations for departmental operations, for the School Department, and for other post-employment benefits (OPEB).

  2. Dockets #0527-0528

    Orders for capital fund transfer appropriations.

  3. Dockets #0529-0531

    Orders for the Capital Budget, including loan orders and lease-purchase agreements.

    These matters were sponsored by the Administration and were referred to the Committee on April 14, 2021.

    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 all or part of 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 these hearings via livestream at boston.gov/city-council-tv and via broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.

    PUBLIC TESTIMONY

    Public testimony is an integral part of the Council’s budget review process. There are several ways you may testify.

    Email written testimony to the Committee email below. Written testimony will be made a part of the record and available to all councilors.

    Record and upload a video using our online submission form. Videos submitted two business days in advance or more of the relevant departmental or public testimony hearing will be played then. If your video is submitted past the deadline it will be played during the next dedicated public testimony hearing.

    Testify live at the hearing via Zoom. Public testimony will be taken at the end of each departmental hearing.  Please sign up using our online form and a staff member will be in touch with the hearing’s Zoom login information. Participants will be called in the order they have signed up and granted microphone access when called. Please use your full name as your zoom handle and keep your comments to two minutes per person.

    Additional information is available at: boston.gov/council-budget.

    Staff Contact: Michelle A. Goldberg, Director of Legislative Budget Analysis

    Committee Emailccc.wm@boston.gov

    Staff Emailmichelle.a.goldberg@boston.gov 

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