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Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice hearing on Dockets 0845, 0954, 0956, 1012, 1036

Hearing on various Boston Police Department grants. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Andrea Campbell and the Sponsor is the Administration. 

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. 0845

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($1,150,000.00) in the form of a grant for a comprehensive, inter-agency strategy that connects law enforcement, employment, education, public health and youth development agencies to reduce youth violence in the Commonwealth. This additional funding increases the total grant to $2,300,000.00 over two years, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund FY22 and FY23 Safe and Successful Youth Initiative.

  2. 0954

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY22 Public Safety Answering Point Support and Incentive Grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department. The Grant will fund costs associated with providing Enhanced 911 Services.

  3. 0956

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Ninety-Nine Thousand Four Hundred Eighteen Dollars and Seventy-Three Cents ($399,418.73) in the form of a grant for the FY22 State 911 Training Grant, awarded by the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund the training and certification of Enhanced 911 Telecommunications staff.

  4. 1012

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY21 Securing the  Cities, awarded by the United States Department ofHomeland Security to be administered by the Police Department. The grant will fund Year 2 of the Securing the Cities grant project, which enhances the ability of the United States to detect and prevent terrorist attacks and other high-consequence events utilizing nuclear or other radiological materials that pose a threat to homeland security in high-risk urban areas.

  5. 1036

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend FY2020 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program Funds in the amount of Two Hundred Thirty-Nine Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-Four Dollars ($239,254.00) awarded by the United States Department of Justice.


    These matters were sponsored by the Administration. Docket #0845 was referred on 7/19/21, Dockets #0954, #0956 were referred on 9/10/21, Docket #1012 was referred on 9/24/21 and Docket #1036 was referred to on 10/4/21.

    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 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 this hearing via livestream at boston.gov/city-council-tv or via broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.

    Public Testimony

    Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via video conference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so. Written testimony may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors.

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