A formal request sponsored by a councilor that a committee of the Boston City Council conducts a hearing about a particular matter, issue, or policy that impacts the City of Boston. An Order for a Hearing is not a law and is not voted on by the City Council.
Legislative resolutions represent a particular position or statement by a Councilor, Councilors, or the City Council as a whole. Legislative resolutions have no legal effect.
Requests for special acts that concern a particular municipality. Home Rule Petitions require approval of the Boston City Council and Mayor, as well as passage by the state legislature.