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City Council Committee on Government Operations Hearing on Dockets #0138 and #0139

The Committee will hold a hearing on Docket #0138, ordinance regulating honey bees and Docket #0139, text amendment to the Boston Zoning Code with respect to honey bees. 

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0138

    Ordinance regulating honey bees.

  2. Docket #0139

    Text amendment to the Boston Zoning Code with respect to honey bees.

    These matters were referred to the Committee on January 11, 2023.  The sponsors of the dockets are Councilors Louijeune, Bok, and Arroyo.

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum participating due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members participating in this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Public Testimony    

    Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify.  If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive five (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations and sound system.  Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing.  The public may watch this meeting via live stream at and Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.  Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions. Written comments may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) or by mail and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors.

    Staff Contact:  Christine O’Donnell

    Mail Address:  Dockets #0138, #0139 City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02201


    Staff Email:    Staff Telephone617-635-1185

    Broadcast Live on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/ Fios 964 and streamed at:

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