Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019

Last updated: 4/11/18

Government Effectiveness

Initiatives to maintain or enhance the efficiency of government operations.

Mayor Walsh launched the City Hall Master Plan to allow Boston to rethink the way the public interacts with government in City Hall and to enliven the plaza. The City has successfully launched pilot projects, including “Boston Winter” on the plaza and the exterior lighting installation to enhance the building's original design while livening up City Hall plaza. The City has also completed lobby renovations to provide a new visitor entrance, information desk and signage, and coffee kiosk to make the building more user-friendly. With funding in the FY19-FY23 Capital Plan, the City will renovate the plaza to provide a more inviting space to the public while making needed infrastructure and accessibility improvements. The City will improve transactional spaces in City Hall to enhance interactions between residents and City departments, and address deferred capital maintenance.

Mayor Walsh’s Capital Plan continues to include funding for Youth Lead the Change, a participatory budgeting process where young Bostonians make decisions about how to spend the $1 million each year. Projects funded to date include providing laptops in schools, park renovations, adding trash cans and recycling bins, and installing Wi-Fi in schools and community centers.

Government Effectiveness - Active Projects


Department Project Location Status FY19 Projected Total
Boston Centers for Youth and Families Youth Budget Round 1 Citywide Implementation Underway 0 1,000,000
Boston Centers for Youth and Families Youth Budget Round 2 Citywide Implementation Underway 0 1,000,000
Boston Centers for Youth and Families Youth Budget Round 3 Citywide Implementation Underway 400,000 1,000,000
Boston Centers for Youth and Families Youth Budget Round 4 Citywide Implementation Underway 200,000 1,000,000
Boston Centers for Youth and Families Youth Budget Round 5 Citywide To Be Scheduled 0 1,000,000
Boston Centers for Youth and Families Youth Budget Round 6 Citywide New Project 0 1,000,000
Fire Department Building Envelope Repairs at Various Stations Citywide In Design 150,000 2,017,500
Inspectional Services Department Animal Shelter Roxbury New Project 100,000 100,000
Office of New Urban Mechanics Innovation Fund Various neighborhoods Implementation Underway 100,000 200,000
Property Management Department 201 Rivermoor Generator West Roxbury New Project 0 600,000
Property Management Department 26 Court Street Financial District/Downtown In Design 5,265,000 28,245,558
Property Management Department City Hall and City Hall Plaza Government Center/Faneuil Hall Ongoing Program 9,000,000 60,300,000
Property Management Department Family Justice Center Elevator Allston/Brighton To Be Scheduled 60,000 350,500
Property Management Department Faneuil Hall HVAC Government Center/Faneuil Hall In Construction 285,000 4,655,000
Public Health Commission BPHC Budget Software Citywide In Design 122,840 500,000
Category total 15,682,840 102,968,558