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News :: Human Rights : Organizing
Boston City Council retribution will not send public notices.
15 Feb 2004
Modified: 10:17:06 AM
Boston City Council in retribution will not send public notices of council activities and meetings.
Boston City Council in retribution will not send public notices of council activities and meetings when feedback and comment are submitted that does not agree with council practices.

Boston City Council reception staff deflect requests for civic information.
Other Boston City Council staff are poorly informed about council matters.
Council staff director A.M. Hess and city council staff flout open meetings and public records principles.

The Honorable William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Dear Mr. Galvin,

Please arrange for me to read the last 10 public email notices
distributed by the Boston City Council.

Practices that need to be stopped of the Boston City Council are those
like a kind of blackmailing. Interested civic minded citizens are
deflected from submitting to the council feedback and comment about
local concerns by the council threatening that the public notices will
not be distributed to you if you submit feedback and comment not in
agreement with council practices.

Boston City Council's Cheryl Rankin has responsibility for the
threatening practices instead of properly distributing the public
notices without prejudice toward citizens interested, concerned
and affected by the public information.

More efficiently, a better way to distribute the full notices would be
to make, as is done by other city councils around North America, the
full notices available on the council publications web link at

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Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004
Sent-To: pre at, dsaklad (at)
Subject: Notices. Boston City Council.

Boston City Council

Please send the last 10 email messages... email
dsaklad (at)

the committees hearing notices
the notices about city council organization
the notices of changes to city council organization

and other notices regularly available
that communicate activities of our Boston City Council
See also:

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