Intergovernmental Relations

Intergovernmental Relations coordinates the City's dealings with the federal, state, and other local governments, seeking to foster constructive links between the City and these entities. The department keeps the Mayor informed about intergovernmental issues and assists him in representing the City's interests in these matters. In addition, the office serves as a liaison between the Administration and the Boston City Council.

Taxi Advisory Committee

Mayor Walsh’s Taxi Advisory Committee is an appointed group of over twenty individuals comprised of industry and government stakeholders, charged with analyzing, assessing, and adjusting the City of Boston’s current rules, regulations and policies related to transportation-for-hire services. The Committee will seek suggestions from the taxi industry, stakeholder groups, and members of the public to develop a new policy on how the City operates with a diverse and innovative for-hire transportation economy.

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  • Dedication Ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute
    Mayor Walsh joins President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and other members of the U.S. Senate for the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate at UMass Boston. Watch Video »
  • Municipal Strategies on Financial Empowerment Forum
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh hosts "Municipal Strategies for Financial Empowerment," a public forum featuring Mayor Walsh, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The Mayors discuss municipal strategies for credit building, wealth creation, consumer and family protection, and financial empowerment, aimed at improving outcomes for low and moderate income households. Watch Video »

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