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Pothole, problem sidewalk hearing delayed until April 26
Roslindale Transcript - April 22, 2004

Last week, the commissioner of Public Works asked the chairman of the Committee on City and Neighborhood Services to delay Friday's pothole and problem sidewalk hearing since key members of his staff could not be present. The new date for the hearing is Monday, April 26, at 2 p.m. in the Iannella Chamber, City Council Chambers, on the 5th floor of Boston City Hall.

"I am happy to accommodate the commissioner's request to delay the hearing," said At-Large Boston City Councilor Maura Hennigan. Hennigan, who called for the hearing back in March, is looking for the commissioner to provide an inventory of temporary repairs of potholes and problem sidewalks in the city of Boston, and a plan and a schedule to permanently fix them.

"For my constituents that were unable to make Friday's hearing, I hope the delay will allow them to attend since the public's participation in these proceedings is so important."

Among the many issues that Hennigan hopes to bring up, during the now-rescheduled hearing, is why the more than $22 million that has been earmarked for permanent repair of city streets and sidewalks in the city of Boston is not being used as intended.

The general public is invited to testify at Monday's hearing. For all those taking public transportation, take the MBTA Green or Blue Line inbound to the Government Center stop and exit onto City Hall Plaza. You can also take the Orange Line inbound to the State Street stop and cross State Street to City Hall Plaza.

If you cannot attend the hearing and would like to submit written testimony, you can e-mail Hennigan's office at [email protected] or register your complaint on the councilor's pothole/problem sidewalk Web site: www.boston.potholeweb.com. For further information, call the Hennigan's office at: 617-635-4217.

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