Special Committee on Charter Reform

Committee Chair:

Councillor Baker

Committee Vice Chair:

Councillor Zakim

Committee Members: 

Councillors Ciommo, Flaherty, McCarthy

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Committee Description:

Special Committee on Charter Reform, which shall concern itself with the review of the current governance structure in the City, as set forth in the Boston City Charter and various special acts. The modern charter is a collection of laws consisting of the surviving portions of Chapter 486 of the Acts of 1909 as approved by the Massachusetts General Court and as significantly amended by Chapter 452 of the Acts of 1948 and Chapter 376 of the Acts of 1951.