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City Council Committee on Boston's COVID-19 recovery virtual public hearing on Docket #1205

The Committee will hold a hearing on Docket #1205, message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Eight Million Dollars ($8,000,000) 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. The grant will fund the expansion of the fare free transit program. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Michael Flaherty. The sponsor of the order is Mayor Michelle Wu.

The public can offer testimony.

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  1. Docket #1205

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Eight Million Dollars ($8,000,000) 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.  The grant will fund the expansion of the fare free transit program.  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).  

    This order was sponsored by Mayor Wu and was referred to the Committee on November 17, 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 live on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Verizon 964 and via livestream at boston.gov/city-council-tv.  It will also be re-broadcasted at a later date.

    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 #1205, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA  02201

    Fax Number: 617-635-4203 Attn:  Christine O’Donnell, Docket #1205

    Committee Emailccc.covid19@boston.gov  Staff Emailchristine.odonnell@boston.gov   

    Staff Telephone617-635-1185

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