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Mayor Walsh has declared a snow emergency ahead of the forecasted mid-week winter storm. A parking ban in the City starts at 6 p.m. Residents can start parking at discounted garages at 4 p.m. today.
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The City Council is the legislative body of the City of Boston. Councilors are elected every two years by the citizens of Boston. The council is made up of four at-large councilors that represent the entire City, and nine district councilors that represent specific areas of the City.

The City Council serves as a link between the citizens of Boston and their municipal government. Councilors help constituents by connecting them to resources, services, and City departments. They serve as advocates for all Bostonians.

Through their work, City councilors make sure Boston continues to be a great place to live, work, and play. Learn more about the work of the City Council.

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The City Council holds public meetings to gather feedback from residents, community leaders, and other valued stakeholders in Boston. The City Clerk's Office maintains public records, including all information related to the City Council. Learn more about posting notices for public meetings and hearings.

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  • The City Council meets every Wednesday at 12 p.m. You can find agendas for , or at the City Clerk's office after 4 p.m. on the Monday before a meeting.
  • You can find the minutes of the or through the Office of the City Clerk after 4 p.m. on the Friday after the meeting. The City keeps Records of Legislation in our office.
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    The City Council offers the following publications when they are in print:

    Boston City Charter ($7.00) 

    Find major provisions of Boston's charter detailing the roles of the Mayor and City Council. View the City Charter. You can also read the .

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