PB is democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget
Over the last 2 years, the Boston City Council has discussed and voted twice to approve the charter amendment proposed by City Councilor Lydia Edwards. You can watch the Council’s deliberations and votes in support of Question 1.
The main organization that publicly opposes this measure is the Boston Municipal Research Bureau (BMRB). BMRB is an advocacy organization that represents the largest corporations and institutions in the area, including major supporters like Comcast, Gillette, Liberty Mutual and State Street Bank. In the past, BMRB has opposed progressive policies like the Community Preservation Act.
Question 1 Ballot Text
Boston’s City Charter
Boston’s Budgeting Website
Attorney General’s Certification Letter
Public Letter Supporting Charter Reform
Mayor Kim Janey’s Letter