Boston (Mass.). City Council
The City Charter (Chapter 121 of the Acts of 1821) established the form of government as a Mayor; a Board of Aldermen, consisting of eight elected at large; and a Common Council, of forty-eight elected by wards; to be called when conjoined, "the City Council." The Mayor and Aldermen were vested with the administration of the police, and executive power of the corporation generally, with specific enumerated powers. All other powers belonging to the corporation were vested in the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council exercised by concurrent vote.
Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:
A catalogue of the city councils of Boston - 1822-1890; Roxbury - 1846-1867; Charlestown - 1847-1873; and of the selectmen of Boston, 1634-1822; also of various other town and municipal officers, 1891
A catalogue of the city councils of Boston, 1822-1908, Roxbury, 1846-1867, Charlestown, 1847-1873 and of the selectmen of Boston, 1634-1822 : also of various other town and municipal officers
Board of Land Commissioners proceedings
Boston City Council meeting video recording, 6 November 1996
Boston City Council meeting video recording, 20 November 1996
Boston City Council meeting video recording, 23 October 1996
Boston City Council meeting video recording, 9 October 1996
Boston City Council meeting video recording, 2 October 1996
Boston City Council meeting video recording, 25 September 1996
Boston City Council meeting video recording, 1996 December 4
Printed volumes of legislation relating to buildings for the years 1886, 1887, 1892, 1895, 1901, 1915, 1921, 1944, 1954, 1962, 1964 and 1970.
City Council Committee hearing transcripts
City Council Committee on Establishing a City Hospital records
This series is divided into two sub series. Sub series I: Committee records includes the notes, minutes, reports and orders of the Committee. Sub series II: Correspondence includes the letters received in response to the Committee's October 1849 inquiry to specific physicians, and also the letters received in March and April 1850 in response to the circular sent to the Massachusetts Medical Society.
City Council Committee on Petition of Isaac Adams records
The South Boston Memorial is a long petition signed by nine men including Isaac Adams which was presented to the Mayor on June 10, 1847. It expressed concerns regarding the need for paved and graded streets, pure water, and expenditures for services such as lighting, police, and schools in South Boston. The Petition for Reservoir and Public Square is a shorter document signed by numerous citizens, dated June 14, 1848.
City Council Committee on the Fire Department
City Council Committee on the House of Industry records
City Council Committee on Water records relating to Spot Pond
This collection consists of the records of the Water Committtee during its consideration in 1845 of Spot Pond as a source of pure water for the City of Boston. In addition to motions and minutes, it contains correspondence about measuring the water at Spot Pond, citizen resolutions in favor of the introduction of pure water, and petitions in support of the Spot Pond Aqueduct Project.
City Council Committee records
City Council Committee records
Includes files of the following committees: Government Operations; Education; Public Safety; Information Technology; Environment and Historic Preservation; Hunger and Homelessness; Whole; Residency; Youth Violent Crime Prevention; University and Community Relations; New Bostonians; Human Rights; Housing; Economic Development and Planning; and other miscellaneous committees.
City Council Committees on Celebrations records
Records of committees appointed to oversee public celebrations for primarily the Fourth of July but also including Bunker Hill Day, Patriots' Day, Labor Day, Eulogies, etc. Includes correspondence, applications, programs, tickets, entertainment applications, etc.
City Council correspondence relating to the Sale of Eastern Township Land owned by City of Boston in Maine
These materials are primarily composed of letters from Hill & Starrett to Mayor Harrison Gray Otis or Francis Jackson, Land Commissioner. They also include offers or inquiries from various persons interested in purchasing the property. Two or three copies of letters from Mayor Otis are included. A hand-drawn map of the property can be found in the City Council Docket Documents, # 1833-0074-B3.
City Council Joint Committee on Alien Passengers records
City Council meeting and hearing transcripts and recordings
City Council orders
Three bound volumes of City Council financial orders sent to the Auditing Department, 1918 October 21-1922 December 4.
City Council orders
City Council orders to the Board of Street Commissioners relative to laying out streets, extending streets and providing estimates.
City Council photographs
Includes a framed portrait of members of the City Council of 1925.
City Council proceedings
City Council Quarantine Committee reports from keeper of Rainsford Island
City Council reports and publications
City Councilor Brian J. McLaughlin records
Brian J. McLaughlin served as City Councilor for District 9: Allston-Brighton from 1984-1995. Includes subject files, reports, correspondence, etc. This collection is unprocessed.