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City Council meeting

The City Council is holding a virtual meeting on February 9 at 12 p.m.

All City Council meetings are held at 12 p.m. (noon) in the Christopher A. Iannella Chamber on the fifth floor of Boston City Hall, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public and are also available on Xfinity Channel 8, RCN 82, Fios 964, and livestream via City Council TV.

Discussion Topics

  1. Agenda

    ROLL CALL

    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

    REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND OTHERS:

    0258

    Communication was received from Maureen Joyce, City Auditor, regarding the City of Boston's Fiscal 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.

    MATTERS RECENTLY HEARD-FOR POSSIBLE ACTION:

    0158

    Message and order for your approval an order authorizing the issuance of refunding bonds in a principal amount not to exceed Two Hundred Million Dollars ($200,000,000.00). The current conditions in the municipal bond market appears to be favorable for the City to potentially realize significant saving in debt service costs by refunding certain of its outstanding general obligation bonds.

    MOTIONS, ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS:

    0259, 0260, 0261

    Councilor Mejia and Arroyo offered the following: An Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter XV, Section X and Establishing the Boston Fair Chance Act.

    Councilor Flynn offered the following: Resolution in Support of H. 3115 “An Act Ensuring Equitable Representation in the Commonwealth”.

    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss declining enrollment at Boston Public Schools.

    0262, 0263, 0264, 0265

    Councilor Flaherty offered the following: Order for a hearing to discuss offering property tax abatements to property owners in the Newmarket area.

    Councilor Baker and Murphy offered the following: Order for a hearing to address the public health declaration of 2020

    Councilor Mejia and Flynn offered the following: Order that the appropriate committee of the Boston City Council hold a working session to review applications for the Commission on Black Men and Boys.

    Councilor Baker offered the following: An order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend a grant funded through 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) awarded by the United States Department of the Treasury.

    GREEN SHEETS:

    2/9/22 - Legislative calendar for February 9, 2022.

    CONSENT AGENDA:

    0266

    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing September 28, 2022 as Anna Mae Dancy Day in the City of Boston.

    0267

    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution in memory of Anna Mae Dancy.

    0268

    Councilor Mejia and Louijeune offered the following: Resolution recognizing April 18, 2022 as Lauren Sampson Day of Environmental Justice in the City of Boston.

    0269

    Councilor Mejia offered the following: Resolution recognizing February 7, 2022 as John Martin Day in the City of Boston.

    0270

    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution in memory of Henry T. Burton.

    0271

    Councilor Louijeune offered the following: Resolution congratulating Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts on their 27th Anniversary.

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