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What would Kim Janey's powers as ‘acting mayor' of Boston be?

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

City Council President Kim Janey wouldn't have the powers of a full mayor if Mayor Martin Walsh leaves and she steps up in an acting capacity - but the interim position is still a powerful and influential job, and city attorneys are looking at the 1993 acting mayorship of Thomas Menino as a guide.
Janey, as the council president, would become acting mayor if Walsh, President Biden's Labor nominee, is confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The city charter's language around what an acting mayor can do is limited to a single sentence: “The person upon whom such duties shall devolve shall be called...
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