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City Council Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Docket #1441

A hearing regarding an appropriation of $105,000,000 from the Surplus Property Disposition Fund to provide funding for the City's signature open spaces, completion of the Emerald Necklace, and Boston Housing Authority redevelopment of communities at Old Colony in South Boston and Orient Heights in East Boston. The chair of the Committee is Councilor Ciommo. The sponsor of the docket is the Mayor.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #1441

    Message and order approving an appropriation of One Hundred Five Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($105,400,000.00) from the Surplus Property Disposition Fund, for the purpose of providing funding for the completion of the City's signature open spaces, the Emerald Necklace and funding to the Boston Housing Authority to support redevelopment of communities at Old Colony in South Boston and Orient Heights in East Boston.

    This matter was sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and referred to the Committee on October 3, 2018.

    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:  Docket #1441, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA  02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn: Michelle A. Goldberg, Docket #1441


    Staff Email:   Staff Telephone617-635-4645

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