Saturday, January 08, 2022

Boston City Council First Meeting of 2022

On Monday of this week (January 3, 2022), the City of Boston held a swearing-in ceremony to formally inaugurate new and returning City Council members. The Council -- which consists of sitting Councilors Flaherty (At-Large), Mejia (At-Large), Murphy (At-Large), Edwards (District 1), Ed Flynn (District 2), Frank Baker (District 3), Ricardo Arroyo (District 5), Kenzie Bok (District 8), and Liz Breadon (District 9) -- were sworn in by Mayor Wu on City Hall Plaza alongside new Councilors Louijeune (At-Large), Worrell (District 4), Kendra Lara (District 6), and Tania Fernandes Anderson (District 7).

After the inauguration ceremony, the Council convened in the Iannella Chamber for the first Council meeting of the year. As required by the Boston Charter, the meeting was presided over by the eldest member of the Body, Councilor Breadon.

“This is what democracy looks like. It took a huge effort to get us here today. I want to thank all the candidates who put themselves out there to run for office for City Council in 2021. I want to thank all the volunteers who knocked doors and made calls for their preferred candidate. So many of our volunteers and supporters are unable to attend today and partake in the celebrations, but I do want to recognize all that effort. I especially want to thank all the staff of our Election Department, who ensured that we had a safe, well run municipal election in the middle of a pandemic. I want to thank the voters of Boston, who actually turned out to vote to elect a new Mayor and a new City Council. And now the work begins! I look forward to working with all of my colleagues as we come together to serve all of the residents of Boston,” said Councilor Breadon.

During the meeting, the Council unanimously elected Councilor Flynn to be the President of the City Council. To watch the inauguration ceremony, click here. This week’s Council meeting can be viewed here.


A special note of congratulations to our District 2 City Councilor Ed Flynn on becoming Boston City Council President!

Next City Council Meeting is January 26, 2022 at 12pm. 

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