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City Council Committee on Environment, Resiliency, and Parks hearing on Dockets #1145 #1146

A hearing regarding PARC grants.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #1145

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend an amount not to exceed Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00), from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) Division of Conservation Services Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) Program, awarded to the City of Boston, through the Parks and Recreation Department, for renovations to Winthrop Playground, located in the neighborhood of Dorchester.

  2. Docket #1146

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend an amount not to exceed Three Hundred Eighty Seven Thousand One Hundred Sixty Four Dollars ($387,164.00), from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) Division of Conservation Services Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) Program, awarded to the City of Boston, through the Parks and Recreation Department, to help fund the acquisition of two parcels on the western shore of Sprague Pond at 0-4 Lakeside Avenue in Hyde Park, as a permanently protected parkland to be known as the Sprague Pond Shoreline Reserve.

    These matters were sponsored by the Administration, and were referred to the Committee on November 3, 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 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 live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv and via broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.

    Public Testimony

    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. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so.

    Staff Contact: Michelle A. Goldberg

    Committee Emailccc.ep@boston.gov  

    Staff Emailmichelle.a.goldberg@boston.gov  Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

    Broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964 and streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv

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