Media Coverage - Sullivan Advises on Changes to Boston's Zoning Board of Appeal

Boston Business Journal, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Charlestown Patriot-Bridge, Dorchester Reporter, East Boston Times, CommonWealth Magazine
August 5, 2020

On Monday, February 24, 2020, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed an executive order designed to strengthen conflict-of-interest, financial disclosure and other rules for the city's Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA).

The order followed a report by Sullivan, which was selected by the Mayor's office to conduct a comprehensive review of the ZBA's practices, policies and procedures.

Several months later, in late July 2020, additional changes backed by the Mayor's office and Boston City Council, many of which were outlined in Sullivan's report, are pending State House approval to be passed into law. 

The media coverage relating to the report, the Mayor's subsequent executive order, and, most recently, suggested changes coming before the legislature, is extensive, including:

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