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City Council Committee on Arts, Culture, and Special Events Hearing on Docket #1197

A hearing regarding a Transforming Boston grant of Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00), awarded by the Andrew E. Mellon Foundation.

The public can offer testimony.

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  1. Docket #1197

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Transforming Boston grant, awarded by the Andrew E. Mellon Foundation to be administered by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture. The grant will fund the support of community and curatorial partnerships, new temporary commemorative installations, and related public art programs. 

    This matter is sponsored by the Mayor and was referred to the Committee on Arts, Culture and Special Events on July 19, 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. 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: Juan Lopez 

    Mail Address: Docket #1197 - City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston, MA  02201

    Committee Email:

    Staff Email: Staff Telephone: 617-635-3041

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

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