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City Council Committee on Civil Rights hearing on Docket #0734

The Committee will hold a hearing on Docket #0734, order for a hearing regarding reparations and their impact on the civil rights of Black Bostonians. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Julia Mejia and the sponsors of the docket are Councilor Julia Mejia and Councilor Kenzie Bok. 

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0734

    Order for a hearing regarding reparations and their impact on the civil rights of Black Bostonians

    This matter was sponsored by Councilor Julia Mejia and Councilor Kenzie Bok and was referred to the Committee on June 9, 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.

    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 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 boston.gov/city-council-tv 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 #0734, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA  02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn:  Christine O’Donnell, Docket #0734 

    Committee Emailccc.civilrights@boston.gov

    Staff Emailchristine.odonnell@boston.gov   Staff Telephone617-635-1185

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