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City Council Committee on Government Accountability, Transparency, and Accessibility Hearing on Docket #0617 and #0724

A hearing regarding government accountability and transparency towards service provision spending for English Language Learners and an audit for Boston Public Schools Special Education services and return on investment.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0617

    Order for a hearing on government transparency and accountability towards service provision spending for English Language Learners.

  2. Docket #0724

    Order for a hearing on an Audit for Boston Public Schools Special Education services on investment

    Docket #0617 was sponsored by Councilor Julia Mejia, and Docket #0724 was sponsored by Councilors Julia Mejia, Kendra Lara, and Tania Fernandes Anderson. The dockets were referred to the Committee on May 11, and June 8, 2022, respectively.

    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 107 of the Acts of 2022, 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 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: Cora Montrond


    Staff  Staff Telephone: 617-635-4562

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

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