City Council Order jeopardizes Boston’s fiscal stability. This would not improve the participation of the public – it would bring uncertainty, chaos and a level of bargaining and negotiating with special interest groups that Boston has not seen since its early days.
Category: Statements and Testimony
The Research Bureau opposed an amendment to the City Charter that would change the process for creating and approving the operating and capital budgets in the City of Boston.
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.
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>