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City Council Committee on Government Operations hearing on Docket #0594

The Committee will hold a hearing on Docket #0594, petition for a special law re:  An Act Relative to Certain Affordable Housing in the Jamaica Plain Section of the City of Boston. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Lydia Edwards.  The sponsor of the docket is Acting Mayor Kim Janey. 

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0594

    Petition for a special law re:  An Act Relative to Certain Affordable Housing in the Jamaica Plain Section of the City of Boston.  This matter was sponsored by Acting Mayor Kim Janey and was referred to the Committee on April 28, 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 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 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 livestream 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 #0594 City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn:  Christine O’Donnell, Docket #0594 


    Staff   Staff Telephone617-635-1185

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