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City Council creates panel to assess impact of Olympics

The Boston City Council has formed a special committee designed to ensure public input in Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics and to examine the event’s possible effects on neighborhoods.

City Council President Bill Linehan announced Tuesday the formation of the Special Committee on the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying he would serve as its chairman. Other members include Councilors Frank Baker, Mark Ciommo, Tito Jackson, Timothy McCarthy, Matt O’Malley, and Michelle Wu.

“This committee will act as an additional opportunity for neighborhood process and participation,’’ Linehan wrote in a statement. “I truly believe that the experienced members of this committee will put in the necessary work to help guide this effort and decide what is best for Boston and all of its residents.”

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The committee will hold its first hearing Friday at City Hall, where members of Boston 2024 — the group pushing the city’s Olympics bid — will make a presentation.

The committee aims to serve as an alternative voice on Boston’s Olympics bid, and will assess the economic impact of Boston’s serving as host for the Games.


Meghan E. Irons can be reached at meghan.irons@globe.com.