District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina was named
Vice President of the Council last week by President Stephen Murphy,
a move that recognizes the hard work and collaboration that have
characterized LaMattina’s time as a councilor.
"I am truly honored to take on this role," said LaMattina, "and I
want to thank Councilor Murphy for placing his trust in me. I will
continue to work every day for the people of my district and for
everyone throughout the City of Boston."
LaMattina was also appointed to six standing committees of the
Council, including the City, Neighborhood Services & Veterans
Affairs Committee, which he will chair for a second consecutive
"Providing day-to-day services is an essential duty of city
government," LaMattina said. "People have a right to expect that
basic functions – like having snow cleared, clean streets, potholes
filled and street lights fixed – will happen without fail. When
these things happen smoothly the public generally doesn’t notice –
and that’s the way it should be."
LaMattina will also serve on committees that oversee city policy on
Economic Development & Planning, Education, Environment & Health,
Rules & Administration, and Ways & Means.
"It’s always been my belief that public service is among the noblest
callings that an individual can have," said LaMattina. “I try to
never forget that I have been entrusted by citizens to be their
voice, and that is how I approach my work every day.”
LaMattina has represented the neighborhoods of District 1 –
Charlestown, the North End, East Boston and downtown – since the
summer of 2006. He is a native of East Boston.