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City Council Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice hearing on Docket #1292

A hearing regarding prohibiting wearing a mask to conceal one's identity on public property. The Chair and Sponsor of this hearing is Councilor Tim McCarthy.

The public can offer testimony.

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  1. Docket #1292

    Order for a hearing regarding prohibiting wearing a mask, hood or other device to conceal any portion of the face to conceal the identity of the wearer upon or within public property in the City of Boston.

    This matter was sponsored by Councilor Tim McCarthy, and referred to the Committee on September 11, 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 #1292, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston, MA  02201

    Fax Number: 617-635-4203 Attn: Shane Pac, Docket #1292


    Staff Email:   Staff Telephone: 617-635-2435

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