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City Council Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Dockets #0670-0678 and #0679, FY25 Budget: Parks and Recreation

One of a series of hearings to review the FY25 Budget. The focus of this hearing is the FY25 budget for Boston Parks and Recreation and related revolving refunds.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0670-0672

    Orders for the FY25 Operating Budget, including annual appropriations for departmental operations, for the School Department, and for other post-employment benefits (OPEB).

  2. Docket #0673-0675

    Orders for capital fund transfer appropriations.

  3. Docket #0676-0678

    Orders for the Capital Budget, including loan orders and lease-purchase agreements.

  4. Docket #0679

    Message and order authorizing the appropriation of One Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,300,000.00) from the income of the George Francis Parkman Fund. The funds are to be expended under the direction of the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the maintenance and improvement of Boston Common and Parks in existence since January 12, 1887.

    These matters were sponsored by Mayor Michelle Wu and referred to the Committee on April 10, 2024. 

    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 is integral to the Council’s budget review process. Members of the public may submit written testimony, videos, or testify live in person (for in-person hearings) or via videoconference (for all hearings). All forms of testimony will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors. Additional information is available at:

    Staff Contact: Shane Pac


    Staff | Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

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

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