Boston City Council’s COVID 19 Recovery Hearing Committee on Cases Nos. 0503 and 0504

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A hearing regarding ARPA funding.

The public can testify.

  1. File #0503

    Message and Order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Forty Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($349,500,000.00) in the form of a grant, granted by the United States Department of Treasury United States, to be administered by the City of Boston Collectors CFO/Treasurer, Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSLFRF) of the United States Treasury, established by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), and consistent with ARPA requirements, payment of the grant would fund COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and accelerate a Green New Deal for Boston through unique, transformative investments that address systemic health and economics in the areas of affordable housing, economic opportunity and inclusion, behavioral health, climate and mobility, arts and culture, and early childhood.

  2. File #0504

    Message and Order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Forty Million Dollars ($40,000,000.00) in the form of a Grant, made by the United States Department of the Treasury and administered by the Chief Financial Officer/Collector of the City of Boston Treasurer, of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSLFRF) of the United States Treasury established by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), and as required of ARPA, payment of the grant would fund provision of government services to the extent that such State, Territory, or Tribal Government’s revenue is reduced due to the COVID-19 public health emergency relative to revenue received during of the most recent complete fiscal year of the state, territory, or tribal government prior to the emergency.

    These questions were sponsored by the Administration and referred to the Committee on April 13, 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.

    Public testimony

    The public is cordially invited to attend and testify in person or virtually. If you have never testified at a Board hearing before, please arrive five (5) minutes before the hearing is scheduled to register and familiarize yourself with the hearing format, testimony locations and system of sound system. Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written material you wish to present to the hearing. The public can also watch this hearing live on boston.gov/city-council-tv. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions for doing so. Written comments can be sent to the committee or emailed to staff (below) and will be kept on file and made available to all councillors.

    Staff Contact: Meghan Kavanagh

    Committee email: [email protected]

    Staff email: [email protected] Staff phone: 617-635-3040

    Streamed live on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Verizon 964 and streamed on: boston.gov/city-council-tv

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