Category: Bureau Updates

Boston Buildings

Fiscal 2017 Tax Rates Set

Strong growth in existing property value and even greater new growth from building construction and change in property tax status have combined to increase Boston’s total taxable value to $143.9B. New growth is expected to add $75M in tax revenue for Boston. (read more . . .)

Bureau-Update

City Still Negotiating New Contracts with Its Unions

The Walsh Administration continues to be in negotiations with 38 of its 40 bargaining units with expired contracts. The final outcome of negotiations will have a direct impact on Boston’s future financial status. The Walsh Administration will need to negotiate contracts that are financially sustainable and include management provisions to improve service delivery in return. (read more . . .)

Bureau-Update

Boston Approved the CPA: What’s Next?

The CPA was voted in this election season by a 74% to 26% margin. The ball is now in the City Council’s court since it is responsible for creating the ordinance that establishes the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to administer the program. The ordinance would establish the CPC’s composition, length of member terms, the method of selecting its members, and outline the responsibilities of the CPC. (read more>)