Boston City Council’s COVID-19 Recovery Hearing Committee on Case #0160

Message and Order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00) in the form of a grant, granted by the United States Department of the Treasury, to be administered by the city’s financial manager/collector. Treasurer, of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund of the United States Treasury established by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

This matter was sponsored by the Administration and was referred to the Committee on January 26, 2022.

NOTICE: The Boston City Council may have an attendance quorum due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members. However, members who attend this duly posted meeting only participate and deliberate on the business of the standing committee.


Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts 2021, amending certain requirements of the Open Meetings Act and exempting public bodies from certain requirements, including the requirement for public bodies to hold their meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public , City Council will hold this hearing virtually. This allows the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while respecting public health recommendations and guaranteeing public access to its deliberations by adequate alternative means. The public can watch this hearing live on and via streaming on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.

Public testimony

Written evidence can be sent to the committee or emailed to staff (below) and will be incorporated into the file and made available to all councillors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions for doing so.

Contact staff: Michelle A. Goldberg

Committee email: [email protected]

Staff email: [email protected] Staff phone: 617-635-4645

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