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Boston (Mass.). Finance Commission


Historical note

The Finance Commission was initially established by virtue of an Order of the City Council, approved January 29, 1907, which authorized the Mayor to appoint a Finance Commission to consist of seven citizens of Boston. The commission was instructed to examine into all matters pertaining to the finances of the City, including appropriations, debt, loans, taxation, expenditures, bookkeeping, auditing and administration. By Chapter 481 of the Acts of 1907, authority was given to the commission to summon witnesses and to order the production of books, papers, etc. By Chapter 562 of the Acts of 1908, the commission was ordered to report its findings and recommendations to the General Court and its powers were enlarged to enable it to secure testimony on any matter within the scope of its investigation.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Finance Commission records

Identifier: 9701.001
Scope and Contents The Boston Finance Commission records are comprised of three series: administrative files, project files, reports. The administrative files is a small series containing the records of the Finance Commissioner and the records of the Boston Assessing Committee. The project files include reports, correspondence, studies and related information on issues investigated by the Boston Finance Commission. The reports series includes both published and unpublished reports that were issued by the...
Dates: 1908-1972

Finance Commission reports and publications

Identifier: 9701.002
Scope and Contents

Includes Reports of the Boston Finance Commission and surveys on the Boston Public Schools, Building Department, Welfare Department, Health Department, Boston Elevated Railway, etc.

Dates: 1908-1974

Sanitary Division - "Report on Refuse Collection and Disposal for the City of Boston, Massachusetts", 1922

 File — Box 5: Series II, Folder: 2
Identifier: 9701001-005-002
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The project files series includes reports, correspondence, studies and related information on issues investigated by the Boston Finance Commission. In the earlier records, it appears as thought the projects were assigned numbers and these numbers were used in the recordkeeping system. In later years, the project files were organized by subject corresponding to a City Department. The original folder titles were kept in most instances.

Dates: 1922

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Collection 2
Archival Object 1
Digital Record 1
Refuse and refuse disposal 3
Finance, Public 2
Municipal finance 2
Auditing 1
City planning 1