Testify via Google Hangouts at upcoming budget hearings
The City Council's Ways and Means Committee holds hearings from April through June to review the Mayor's proposed budget. We also give City department heads and residents a chance to have their voice heard before we take a vote in June.
This year, we're testing out allowing members of the public who can't join us at City Hall to testify with Google Hangouts. Learn more about the program
How to Have Your Voice Heard
The Boston City Council welcomes public participation through direct contact with the Council offices or through testimony at public hearings of the various City Council committees. We hope that the information below will help you voice your opinions on the issues that matter to you.
To maximize participation, there are several ways your voice can be heard:
Generally, anyone can come in to City Hall to meet with Councillors
or their staff. For the most part, offices are open between 9AM and 5PM (schedules may vary, so please check with the individual office). Where possible, it is helpful to make an appointment in advance.
Any public testimony or comments can be mailed to the City Councillors through the following common address:
Boston City Council
Boston City Hall 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02201
ATTN: Committee on _____________, Docket # (if known) or Topic
You can reach all of the councillors with one simple email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you are looking to address your comments to a particular councillor, you will find their individual email addresses on their web page
You can fax all of the City Councillors at (617) 635-4203. Please address the fax to "All Councillors" or to the specific Councillor.
Staying In Touch