City of Boston

  • MA

About Us

The City of Boston municipal government is comprised of more than 40 individual agencies, commissions, and departments with more than 17,000 employees and a total budget of $2.4 billion for Fiscal Year 2010. Organized in a traditional cabinet structure, the City’s major functional areas include managing public schools, ensuring public safety, stimulating economic, housing and neighborhood development, coordinating human services programs for constituents of all ages, providing necessary infrastructure and basic City services to residents and supporting the operations of all line departments.

These departments provide service to more than 600,000 residents, including 57,000 public school students, as well as more than a million people working in the city every day, and tens of millions of visitors and tourists annually.


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