2024 Boston City Council

Transition Guide

The Boston City Council serves as the legislative branch in Massachusetts’ largest city. They are the most unique local legislature in Massachusetts, with the highest salaries & the largest staff budget of any local legislature in the Commonwealth, the ability to get on television & the front page, and an important formal role in creating and implementing City policy. This year’s City Council has new budget powers, once-in-a-100 year choices about the structure of City government, and an ominous economic climate on its plate.

While their names, faces, and even their politics are usually well known, what the Boston City Council actually does, and how it works – from how staff are hired to what formal powers the Council holds – is not. Boston Policy Institute, Inc wants to change that, and this year is releasing the “2024 Boston City Council Transition Guide”.

The guide answers the question ‘What does the Boston City Council do?’ by interviewing the folks who know best: former City Councilors and staff. In the Guide, you will hear from them about hiring & managing a staff, passing an ordinance, engaging with the annual budget, and leveraging the ‘bully pulpit’ of the City Council to advance important community priorities.

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