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Boston (Mass.). Finance Commission

 Organization

Historical note

The Finance Commission was initially established by virtue of an Order of the City Council, approved January 29, 1907, which authorized the Mayor to appoint a Finance Commission to consist of seven citizens of Boston. The commission was instructed to examine into all matters pertaining to the finances of the City, including appropriations, debt, loans, taxation, expenditures, bookkeeping, auditing and administration. By Chapter 481 of the Acts of 1907, authority was given to the commission to summon witnesses and to order the production of books, papers, etc. By Chapter 562 of the Acts of 1908, the commission was ordered to report its findings and recommendations to the General Court and its powers were enlarged to enable it to secure testimony on any matter within the scope of its investigation.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Finance Commission records

 Collection
Identifier: 9701.001
Scope and Contents The Boston Finance Commission records are comprised of three series: administrative files, project files, reports. The administrative files is a small series containing the records of the Finance Commissioner and the records of the Boston Assessing Committee. The project files include reports, correspondence, studies and related information on issues investigated by the Boston Finance Commission. The reports series includes both published and unpublished reports that were issued by the...
Dates: 1908-1972

Finance Commission reports and publications

 Collection
Identifier: 9701.002
Scope and Contents

Includes Reports of the Boston Finance Commission and surveys on the Boston Public Schools, Building Department, Welfare Department, Health Department, Boston Elevated Railway, etc.

Dates: 1908-1974

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Auditing 1
City planning 1
Debts, Public 1
Public administration 1
Public baths 1