The educational, medical and cultural institutions play a critical role in the vibrancy and growth of the Boston economy and job creation, and the City should continue to be sensitive to this fact as it manages the PILOT program going forward.
Category: Statements and Testimony
The Research Bureau opposes the City increasing the COLA base for retirees and beneficiaries of the Boston Retirement System. In testimony before the Boston City Council’s Committee on Government Operations, the BMRB noted that increasing the liability moves the City in the wrong direction. Read full testimony>
The Research Bureau testified (4/24) at a City Council hearing on approval of a home rule petition exempting the shadow laws from the Winthrop Square site. Full Testimony>
February 22, 2016, 11 a.m -Testimony of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau Before the Boston City Council’s Ways and Means Committee – Promoting the City of Boston’s financial health is a priority of the Research Bureau and for that reason we bring a whole-city perspective to every financial matter. We oppose this award for the following reasons: (continued . . .)