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Last updated: 04/10/2019 - 1:03pm

City Council Committee on Ways and Means hearing on Dockets #0636 #0635, Parks and Environment Revolving Funds

This is a hearing to authorize a dollar limit for the following Revolving Funds: the Parks Department Revolving Fund to support animal care and control; and Environment Department Revolving Fund to purchase offsets of greenhouse gas emissions. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Ciommo. The sponsor of the dockets is the Mayor.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0636

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Parks Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to reimburse for the administrative cost to those City agencies which enforce CBC Chapter 16, sections 1.9 and 1.9B and for cost associated with licensing and registration. This revolving fund shall be credited with any and all receipts from all dog registration fees collected pursuant to CBC Chapter 18, section 1.4 and fines pursuant to CBC Chapter 16, section 1.9 and 1.9B. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00).

  2. Docket #0635

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Distributed Energy Resource revolving Fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to facilitate the purchase of offsets of greenhouse gas emissions which shall be associated with a portion of the electricity consumed by the City annually; and to operate, maintain, monitor, and expand the City's existing solar arrays and Boston Public Schools' combined heat and power facilities. This revolving fund shall be credited with any and all receipts from the sale of renewable and alternative energy certificates and demand response program revenues produced by combined heat and power units located at Boston Public Schools sites, and solar renewable energy certificates produced by the City's photovoltaic arrays. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00).

    These matters were sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and referred to the Committee on April 10, 2019.

    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 #0636 #0635, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn: Michelle A. Goldberg, Docket #0636 #0635

    Committee EmailCCC.WM@Boston.gov

    Staff Email:  michelle.a.goldberg@boston.gov   Staff Telephone617-635-4645

    Broadcast Live on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 or streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv