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City Council Committee on City Services and Innovation Technology Hearing on Dockets #0144, #0443, and #0611

A hearing to discuss pest control and trash contracts/procedures in the City of Boston and a grant related to recycling, reuse, and waste reduction.

This hearing will now begin at 9:30 AM rather than 10 AM. 

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0144

    Order for a hearing to discuss pest control in the City of Boston. 

    This matter was sponsored by Council President Ed Flynn, Councilor Liz Breadon and Councilor Gabriela Coletta and was referred to the Committee on January 11, 2023.

  2. Docket #0443

    Order for a hearing to discuss trash contracts and procedures in Boston.

    This matter was sponsored by Councilor Kenzie Bok, Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune and Councilor Michael Flaherty and was referred to the Committee on February 15, 2023.

  3. Docket #0611

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Recycling Dividend Program, awarded by the MA Environmental Protection Division to be administered by the Public Works Department. The grant will fund curbside recycling and other programs and policies proven to maximize reuse, recycling and waste reduction.

    This matter was sponsored by the Administration and was referred to the Committee on March 22, 2023. 

    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.

    Public Testimony

    Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify in person or virtually. If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive five (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations and sound system. Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing. The public may also watch this hearing via live stream at Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so. 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.

    Staff Contact: Meghan Kavanagh

    Mail Address:  Dockets #0144, #0443 and #0611 City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02201


    Staff Staff Telephone617-635-0742

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

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