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Boston (City) Departmental Reports: City Council Proceedings

This guide gathers annual reports of City of Boston government agencies. Some related reports are included.

1917 Proceedings

Reports of the Proceedings of the Boston City Council

These volumes comprise the record of the legislative body of the City of Boston.  Up to 1909, Boston had a bicameral government, with a Board of Alderman and a Common Council which were replaced by the unicameral City Council.  Until 1947, the record of the proceedings included the text of the debates.  With the passing of Chapter 447 of the Massachusetts Acts of 1947, the proceedings have become the minutes of the meetings.


  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003 (BPL does not have)
  • 2004 (note: volume runs from Nov-Dec, then Oct, Apr, Sept, July, Aug, June, May, Mar, and Jan. Feb and misc. weeks from other months are missing.)
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008- 2011 (not digitized)
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014 (not digitized)
  • 2015