Boston COVID-19 Recovery Virtual Public Hearing Committee on File # 1205


Message and Ordinance authorizing the City of Boston to accept and spend the sum of eight million dollars ($ 8,000,000) in the form of a grant, granted by the Department of the Treasury of the United States, to be administered by the City of Boston Financial Director / Collector Treasurer. The grant will fund the expansion of the free transit program. This grant payment is made from the United States Treasury Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) established by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

This ordinance was sponsored by Mayor Wu and was referred to the Committee on November 17, 2021.

NOTICE: Boston City Council may have an attendance quorum due to City Council standing committees made up of voting and non-voting members. However, members attending this duly posted meeting participate and deliberate only in the course of standing committee business.


In accordance with chapter 20 of the laws of 2021 amending certain requirements of the law on public assemblies and exempting public bodies from certain requirements, in particular the obligation for public bodies to hold their meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, The City Council will hold this hearing virtually. This allows the municipal council to fulfill its responsibilities while respecting public health arrangements and guaranteeing public access to its deliberations by suitable alternative means. The public can watch this meeting live on Xfinity 8 / RCN 82 / Verizon 964 and via livestream at It will also be rebroadcast at a later date.

Public testimony

Written comments can be sent to the committee or by email to staff (below) and will be incorporated into the file and made available to all advisors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via video conference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so.

Mail address: File # 1205, Town Hall, Town Hall, 5e Floor, Boston MA 02201

Fax number: 617-635-4203 Attention: Christine O’Donnell, File # 1205

Committee email: [email protected] Staff email: [email protected]

Staff phone: 617-635-1185


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