In early January, Mayor Walsh announced that for FY17 the City had adopted the newly state authorized 35% residential exemption, an increase of 5% over the previous 30% exemption. The residential exemption does not reduce the residential share of the tax levy for the fiscal year. (read more . . .)
Boston Municipal Research Bureau Blog
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 . . .)
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>)
The School Committee Nominating Panel has begun the process of soliciting nominations for the sole position that will expire on January 2, 2017. Serving on the School Committee provides the opportunity to make a difference in the lives and education of thousands of students in the Boston Public Schools. Interested applicants can download the application form here or request a form by emailing email@example.com Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M on Monday, November 14, 2016.