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December 22, 2023
On behalf of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and our 1,200 members, I write to encourage members of the Boston City Council to reassemble as soon as possible to approve the Urban Area Security Initiative $13.3 million grant from the US Department of Homeland Security and the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security that the Council inexplicably rejected last week. The Urban Area Security Initiative grant, which would benefit the people and businesses of Boston and surrounding cities, provides funding to enhance regional preparedness and capabilities in designated high-threat, high-density areas.
Greater Boston is a world class city that needs resources and funding to prevent, mitigate, and solve threats and acts of terrorism. The concerning rise of threats to public safety and hate crimes, including antisemitism, have raised alarm across the Commonwealth. This requires our federal, state, and municipal leaders to remain vigilant and provide the resources necessary to successfully prevent and mitigate terrorism. Last week’s vote by the Boston City Council to reject the $13.3 million grant places our communities at risk. The FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security recently distributed a warning about the threats of potential terrorist attacks during the holiday period.
Greater Boston is an economic engine for New England and proudly home to a strong business community with an international port that is a direct trade partner with all parts of the world. Additionally, Boston is a popular convention and tourist destination welcoming a steady flow of international visitors. As we have unfortunately experienced in the past, our global brand makes Boston an attractive target for terrorists’ activity.
We believe it is imperative that the City of Boston and its elected officials urgently reconvene and approve this critical grant funding. We must ensure that Boston and its surrounding cities and towns are prepared for any potential threats and attacks. Instead of turning away this grant funding, the City Council should recognize that successful anti-terrorism efforts will save the lives of residents, workers, visitors, and families in the region.
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce asks all members of the Boston City Council to vote to approve the Urban Area Security Initiative grant for the Office of Emergency Management.