Responsible Banking ordinance in Boston (City Council)

Inkoo Kang filed this request with the Boston City Council of Boston, MA.


From: Inkoo Kang

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

Any minutes, reports, memoranda, notes, or other documents relating to a proposed "repsonsible banking" ordinance that would lead to the creation of a Municipal Banking and Community Reinvestment Commission and/or the monitoring of bank lending activity in small business, qualified homeowners, mortgage refinancing, and large development projects and foreclosure prevention programs

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Inkoo Kang

From: Sullivan, Kathleen

Thank you for your information request. We are currently reviewing the request and will provide any available documents. Please let me know if you have any questions.

From: O'Donnell, Christine

Pursuant to your information request under the Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, s.10, I have attached the following documents relative to the responsible banking ordinance in the Boston City Council. This ordinance was filed in 2010 as Docket #1400 by Councilor Felix Arroyo and referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Committee held a hearing on December 10, 2010 where public comment was heard. The matter remained in Committee and was not acted upon by the Council in that year.

In 2012, the ordinance was re-filed as Docket #0202 and referred to the Government Operations Committee. There was not a hearing on this docket and the docket was placed on file at the end of 2012.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Christine O'Donnell, Esq.
Legislative Director
Boston City Council

Boston City Hall
Boston City Council, 5th Floor
Tel: 617-635-1185
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