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Councillor seeks statistics regarding consultants hired by Boston

Charles Yancey

Councillor Yancey seeks statistics regarding consultants hired by Boston Charles Yancey Boston City Hall (February 7, 2013) – Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey this week submitted and successfully passed a 17F Order requiring the Menino Administration to provide information regarding all consultants hired by the City of Boston. The order, which was submitted during the Boston City Council meeting on February 6, 2013, requires information from the Menino Administration regarding consultants by race, gender, department, residency, as well as by the amount and scope of services provided to the City of Boston. The City Council at any time may request from the Mayor specific information on any municipal matter within its jurisdiction. A 17F request, which falls under Rule 21 of the Boston City Council, mandates a response from the Mayor in printed or electronic form within seven (7) calendar days. Councillor Yancey requested the statistics to help better understand whether or not consultant opportunities in the City of Boston are available to all Boston residents regardless of race, gender or demographics. “I think it’s very important that we examine the economic activity of the City of Boston in each and every aspect, particularly in regards to possible impact on Boston residents,” he said.

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