The City of Boston Finance Commission, also known as FinComm, is an independent watch-dog agency, established by Massachusetts Acts and Resolves of 1909, Chapter 486, Section 17, to monitor “any and all business of the City of Boston”. The Commission reviews all unadvertised contracts over $35,000.00 issued by city departments, as well as other documents pertaining to city operations and investigates complaints of potential wrongdoing. The goal of the Commission is to ensure an efficient and transparent city government. Should you be aware of inappropriate City of Boston business practices or conduct of any sort, complaints can be brought to the Commission by anyone seeking assistance.
The FinComm promotes transparency and accountability, and proudly serves in an oversight capacity for the taxpayers of the City of Boston.
Members of the Finance Commission are citizens of the City of Boston, who are appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts. A list of current members and their appointments can be viewed at the state website.
Boston Finance Commission meetings are open to the public and are held monthly in the Curley Conference Room located on the second floor of 43 Hawkins Street, Boston, MA. Monthly meeting dates can vary, please contact the office to verify dates and times. Copies of Commission meeting minutes, office reports, and additional documentation can also be obtained by contacting the office.