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 . . .)
Boston Municipal Research Bureau Blog
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M on Monday, November 14, 2016.
The negotiating teams for the Boston School Committee and Teachers Union met for six full days in late August with the objective of finalizing contract negotiations that had been underway for several months. Now in late October a new teachers’ contract is still not settled. Read more in our Bureau Update and how Question 2 will impact the financial equation for the City and what it can offer.