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EOHHS FY13 Public Budget Hearings- December 9 Location Change

If you were plannning to attend the EOHHS FY2013 budget hearings in person, please note the CHANGE in location in Boston.  You can still submit testimony in writing via snail mail or email.

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We apologize for any inconvenience but the location has changed for the December 9th EOHHS FY13 Budget Hearing.  The hearing will still be held on Friday, December 9th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. but please note that the location has been changed to:

Agganis Arena at Boston University

Francis D. Burke Club Room

925 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215-1204

Attached is an updated hearing notice with the new location and directions to the facility.  Please feel free to share this notice with any interested parties.

Please note that there are no changes to the EOHHS FY13 Budget Hearing scheduled for this Friday, December 2nd in Northampton.  The notice for this hearing is also attached for your reference.

If you are unable to attend either hearing, please feel free to submit written testimony, which may be mailed to:

Secretary JudyAnn Bigby, EOHHS

One Ashburton Place, Room 1109, Boston, MA 02108

Or emailed to:

Thank you and we look forward to hearing your feedback!



Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 2:01 PM
Subject: EOHHS FY13 Public Budget Hearings- December 2 and December 9


The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) will be conducting two public hearings on the upcoming Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Secretary JudyAnn Bigby, M.D., and the Assistant Secretaries at EOHHS are looking forward to hearing the views of members of the community regarding the agencies under their purview.  The hearings will be held on:

Friday, December 2, 2011 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Department of Mental Health Western Massachusetts Area Office

Northampton Haskell Building

1 Prince Street

Northampton, MA 01061

Friday, December 9, 2011 from 2:00–6:00 p.m.   

McCormick Building

One Ashburton Place, 21st Floor

Boston, MA 02108


Since FY09, the Patrick-Murray Administration, in partnership with the Legislature, has solved over $14 billion in cumulative budgetary shortfalls.  Because of several one-time revenue sources and the continued demand for services, FY13 will be challenging and require cuts and reductions and the need for the Administration to make difficult decisions. 


To overcome this budget challenge, we will need to work together to reexamine all public services and their delivery and find innovative solutions so that we can continue our mission with minimal disruption. Governor Patrick, Secretary Bigby and all of us at EOHHS are seeking your input about the best ways to preserve core services to the fullest extent possible without additional expenditures. 


Due to the number of individuals anticipated to attend the hearings, oral testimony will be limited to three minutes per individual. In the interest of time, representative panels are welcome and will be limited to a total of five minutes of oral testimony.  If you need accommodations please call 617-573-1600 and let the receptionist know.  Additionally, if you are planning to present oral testimony at the Boston hearing, please note that you must be in the building by no later than 5:50 p.m.


Written testimony is also strongly encouraged and may be mailed to:


Secretary JudyAnn Bigby, EOHHS

One Ashburton Place, Room 1109, Boston, MA 02108

Or emailed to:

The notices for these hearings are attached and please feel free to share them with any interested parties.  It is also important to note that you are interested in providing oral testimony, you only need to attend one of the two hearings.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing your feedback!