City & Neighborhood Services and Stand Alone Committee on Veterans & Military Affairs
BOSTON – Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn was named as the Chair of two Council committees this week: the Committee on City & Neighborhood Services, and a newly formed stand-alone Committee on Veterans & Military Affairs. The two committees reflect Councilor Flynn’s focus on delivering quality city services to residents, as well as his commitment to supporting our veterans and military families. As Chair, Councilor Flynn will preside over matters assigned to his committees, be responsible for scheduling relevant hearings and working sessions, as well as issuing reports recommending action on matters under the committee’s purview.
The Committee on City & Neighborhood Services works to ensure equitable delivery of basic city services to residents in Boston. Its jurisdiction also includes issues brought before the Council that are related to utility facilities operations and siting, hackney & jitney licenses, as well as motor vehicle parking. The committee also exercises oversight over the Inspectional Services Dept., Public Works Dept. operations, Transportation Dept. operations, the Office of Neighborhood Services, the Boston Water & Sewer Commission, as well as other departments.
The Committee on Veterans & Military Affairs works on issues relating to programs and services for veterans, active military personnel & military families; including evaluation and implementation of new programs. The committee also exercises oversight over the Veterans’ Services Dept. and Veterans’ Graves Division in the Parks Dept.. Unlike previous years where city services and veterans issues fell under the same committee, this is the first time in years that Veterans & Military Affairs will have its own stand-alone committee. This change reflects the importance that Councilor Flynn and the City Council attach to issues related to Veterans & Military Affairs, and allows the Councilor to better focus on these matters.
Aside from being the Chair of these two committees, Councilor Flynn is also the Vice Chair for the Committee on Civil Rights. He is also a member of the following committees: Census & Redistricting, Housing & Community Development, Public Health, Public Safety & Criminal Justice, as well as Small Business & Workforce Development
“I’m proud to be named the Chair of the Committee on City & Neighborhood Services and the Committee on Veterans & Military Affairs. Both of these committees are very important to me and represent some of my top priorities as a City Councilor,” said Councilor Ed Flynn. “I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that our residents have equal access to basic city services, and that our veterans and military families receive the services and respect that they deserve.” Councilor Flynn served 24 years in the U.S. Navy and is a veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom (O.E.F).
For more information, please contact Councilor Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 or [email protected].