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South End Project Area Committee (SEPAC) records

Identifier: 9707.001

Scope and Contents

Includes minutes, correspondence, reports and issues of the SEPAC newspaper.


  • 1969-1981


Historical note

The South End Project Area Committee (SEPAC) was formed by a resolution of the Boston City Council passed on May 5, 1969 and affirmed by a vote of the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board on July 31, 1969. It served as a vehicle for citizen involvement in the South End urban renewal program with the endorsement of the Mayor, Boston Redevelopment Authority and the City Council. Powers of SEPAC were set out in various memoranda and documents issued by the Mayor's Office, Boston Redevelopment Authority and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). SEPAC could initiate, review and suggest changes in proposals; veto sponsors and developers; review and approve demolition plans; form committees for special proposals; sponsor legislation and ordinances; enter into contracts; and negotiate with the City of Boston through appropriate agencies. SEPAC members were elected every two years at elections conducted by the City's Election Department.


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Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

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