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City Council Committee on Ways and Means Working Session on Dockets #0801-0805, 0810, 0687, 0725

A working session regarding the FY22 budget resubmission and related matters, including grants from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund and COLA for retirees.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0801

    Message and order for annual appropriation and tax order for FY2022.

  2. Docket #0802

    Message and order for annual appropriation for the School Department for FY2022.

  3. Docket #0803

    Message and order approving an appropriation of Forty Million Dollars ($40,000,000.00) to the Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Liability Trust Fund.

  4. Docket #0804

    Message and order approving an appropriation of Twelve Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($12,600,000.00) from the City’s Capital Grant Fund in order to provide funding for various transportation and public realm improvements, to be credited to the Capital Grant fund from the Parking Meter Fund.

  5. Docket #0805

    Message and order approving an appropriation of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000.00) from the City’s Capital Grant Fund to address the impact of transportation network services on municipal roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure or any other public purpose substantially related to the operation of transportation network services in the city, to be credited to the Capital Grant Fund from the Commonwealth Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Trust Fund.

  6. Docket #0810

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Fifty- Five Million Dollars ($55,000,000.00) in the form of a grant, awarded by the United States Department of Treasury to be administered by the City of Boston’s Chief Financial Officer/Collector Treasurer. This grant payment is made from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) in the Treasury of the United States established by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

  7. Docket #0687

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Fifty Million Dollars ($50,000,000.00) in the form of a grant, awarded by the United States Department of the Treasury to be administered by the City of Boston’s Chief Financial Officer/Collector Treasurer. This grant payment is made from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) in the Treasury of the United States established by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

  8. Docket #0725

    Docket #0725, message and order approving an increase of the cost-of-living adjustment ("COLA") base from $14,000.00 to $15,000.00 for all retirees and beneficiaries of the Boston Retirement System.

    These matters were sponsored by the Administration, and was referred to the Committee on June 23, 2021 (Dockets #0801-0805, 0810), May 26, 2021 (Docket #0687), and June 9, 2021 (Docket #0725).

    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 Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, 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 working session 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 working session via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv or via broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.

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