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Agendas & Minutes

In the State of Massachusetts, M.G.L. Chapter 30A, Sections 18-25 state all governmental bodies must have meetings that are open to the public and readily available to anyone who wishes to attend.

The Massachusetts Open Meeting Law applies to governmental entities at the state and local levels. In general the Law requires that meetings of such entities be open to the public, that notice of such meetings be publicly posted at least 48 hours prior to a meeting (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays and except in an emergency) and that accurate records of the meeting be kept and made available to the public.

Meeting Calendar

Public Notice - Open Meeting Law Order

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, all City Council and Committee meetings will be conducted in person and via remote access, in accordance with applicable law. This means that members of the city council as well as members of the public may access council meetings in person, or via virtual means. In person attendance will be at the meeting location listed on the meeting agenda, and it is possible that any or all members of the public body may attend remotely, with in-person attendance consisting of members of the public. The meeting may also be accessed remotely via WebEx platform. When required by law or allowed by the Chair, persons wishing to provide public comment or otherwise participate in the meeting, may do so by in person attendance, or by accessing the meeting remotely, as noted above. Additionally, the meeting will be broadcast live, in real time, via WebEx Platform, City of Worcester Website - Video On Demand section and Spectrum Channel 192.

Recent Meeting Video


Beginning in January 2002 supporting documentation for City Council and City Council Standing Committee agenda items are available via the "Attachments" hyperlink next to an item on the agenda face.

Beginning with the 2020-2021 City Council, the Standing Committees were reorganized. The reorganization included merging Municipal Operations and Rules & Legislative Affairs into the Committee on Municipal & Legislative Operations and merging Youth, Parks & Recreation and Veterans' & Military Affairs into the Committee on Veterans' Memorials, Parks & Recreation. In addition, the Committee on Urban Technologies, Innovations & Environment was added.

As of August 11, 2020, the Commission on Disability was renamed to the Accessibility Advisory Commission.

As of October 6, 2020, the GAR Hall Board of Trustees and the Memorial Auditorium Board of Trustees were reorganized and combined to form a new Commission for the Preservation of Historic Artifacts, Relics and Military Memorials.