City Hall Hearing on Diversity… Drama

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Yesterday, Tuesday Dec. 18th, Boston City Councillor Charles Yancey held a hearing on diversity within the City of Boston. The hearing was chaired by Councillor Charles Yancey who was joined by Councillor Tito Jackson. Felix Arroyo made a last minute appearance and Stephen Murphy walked into the session for approx. 2 minutes and then left. No other Councillors were present. Only Councillors Ayanna Pressley and John Connolly sent staff to attend, all other Councillors did not attend and did not send staff.

The hearing was pretty routine until Corporation Counsel William F. Sinnott had an unexpected outburst towards the end of the hearing. Read more below for full details and video…

Many citizens and representatives of organizations testified on how the lack of diversity has impacted their lives and affected the City overall.
Among those who testified:
Representative from Oiste
D. Higginbottom, Boston Society of Vulcans
Bob Marshall, BEAM Black Educators Alliance of MA
Larry Ellison, MAMLEO President
Bro. Charles Clemons of Touch 106.1 FM
Priscilla Flint from the Leadership forum
Jamarhl Crawford, Blackstonian

and in their official capacity:
Julian Tynes and Yaw Gyebi, MCAD MA Commission Against Discrimination
Chief Dan Linskey, Boston Police Department
Vivian Leonard, City of Boston
AND
William F. Sinnott, City of Boston Corporation Counsel

City of Boston City Council FULL VIDEO ENTIRE HEARING
Sinnott outburst at 1hr 8min mark
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/cc_video_library.asp?id=1376

IF YOU ARE OUTRAGED BY THE CONDUCT AND COMMENTS OF SINNOTT…
PLEASE CALL HIS OFFICE AND TELL THEM ABOUT IT
AND CALL THE MAYOR”S OFFICE AND COMPLAIN

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William F. Sinnott
Corporation Counsel
City Hall, Room 615
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617.635.4034
Fax: 617.635.3199

MAYOR’S HOTLINE
617-635-4500

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