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Committee on City and Neighborhood Services hearing on Docket #0221

Order for a hearing to discuss internet access and digital equity in the City of Boston. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Ed Flynn and the Sponsors are Councilors Ed Flynn, Julia Mejia and Kenzie Bok. 

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0221

    Order for a hearing to discuss internet access and digital equity in the City of Boston.
    This matter was referred to the Committee on January 27, 2021.

    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 or via broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.

    Public Testimony

    Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference 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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