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City Council Committee on Ways and Means hearing on Docket #1210

A hearing regarding authorizing the extension of real and personal property tax exemptions for active duty reservists and members of the Massachusetts National Guard.

The public can offer testimony.

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  1. Docket #1210

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to extend the local option first adopted in 2012 that offers members of the Massachusetts National Guard and reservists on active duty in foreign countries a real and personal property tax exemption of up to 100% of the total assessed.

    This matter was sponsored by the Administration, and was referred to the Committee on December 1, 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.


    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 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: Shane Pac



    Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

    Broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964 and streamed at:

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