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City Council Committee on Ways and Means Working Session on Dockets #0524-0531, 0532-0534, 0546, FY22 Budget: BPS Commitment 2, BPS Commitment 3, BPS Commitment 4, DND, Office of Fair Housing and Equity, OED, Women's Advancement

One of a series of working sessions to prepare for FY22 Budget hearings. The focus of this working session is the FY22 budget for Boston Public Schools (Commitment 2 - Accelerate Learning, Commitment 3 - Amplify All Voices, Commitment 4 - Expand Opportunity), Department of Neighborhood Development, Office of Fair Housing & Equity, Office of Economic Development, and Women's Advancement. This working session will also cover BPS revolving funds and the Boston Equity Fund.

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.

  4. Dockets #0532-0534

    Orders authorizing limits for Boston Public Schools revolving funds for FY22.

  5. Docket #0546

    Order authorizing an appropriation from the Boston Equity Fund.

    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

    There will be no public comment period for these working sessions.