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City Council Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Revolving Fund Dockets #0555, 0556, 0557, 0558

This is a hearing to authorize limits for docket #0555, revolving fund to support the Training Academy; 0556, revolving fund to support the Canine Unit; 0557, revolving fund to support the Hackney program; and 0558, revolving fund to operate the Police Department Fitness Center. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Ciommo. The Sponsor of these matters is the Mayor.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket 0555

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to support training programs for officers from non-City of Boston law enforcement agencies. The Academy will charge participating outside law enforcement agencies tuition for each recruit, police officer or special police officer they send to the Academy.  The tuition paid by outside agencies will be used to purchase training equipment, certify instructors, update facilities, and to provide funds for training needs not otherwise budgeted. The Police Academy will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00).

  2. Docket 0556

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to support the Canine Unit's training program for officers and police dogs from non-City of Boston law enforcement agencies. The Special Operating Division will charge tuition and other fees to outside law enforcement agencies for the Canine Unit. The tuition and other fees by outside agencies will be used to purchase training equipment, certify instructors, update facilities and provide funds for other training needs not otherwise budgeted. The Special Operations Division will be only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00).

  3. Docket 0557

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 for the purpose of purchasing, leasing, or renting space, materials, and equipment to be partially or wholly used for instructional purposes for new hackney carriage driver applications and providing funds for other training needs not otherwise budgeted. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00).

  4. Docket 0558

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2018 to pay salaries and benefits of employees and to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to operate the Police Department Fitness Center. Revenue for this fund is derived from monthly membership fees. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00).

    These matters were sponsored by the Mayor, and referred to the Committee on April 12, 2017.

    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.

    Written comments may be made part of the record and available to all Councilors by sending them by email, fax or mail to arrive before the hearing, please use the information below.

    Mail Address:  Dockets # 0555, 0556, 0557, 0558 City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA  02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn:  Kate Sullivan, Dockets # 0555, 0556, 0557, 0558

    Committee EmailCCC.WM@Boston.gov

    Staff EmailKate.Maire.Sullivan@Boston.gov  Staff Telephone:  617-635-4644

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