The city council at any time may request from the mayor specific information on any municipal matter within its jurisdiction, and may request his presence to answer written questions relating thereto at a meeting to be held not earlier than one week from the date of the receipt of said questions, in which case the mayor shall personally, or through a head of a department or a member of a board, atttend such meeting and publicly answer all such questions.
The person so atending shall not be obliged to answer questions relating to any other matter.
Specific information, as used in this section, shall include any and all records, other than those exempt from disclosure under clause Twenty-six of section seventy-seven of chapter four of the General Laws, within the control of any executive department or agency of the city, including the Boston water and sewer commission and the Boston Redevelopment Authority, whether the information is in printed or electronic form.
For the purposes of enforcing this section, the city council shall have standing to request a justice of the superior court department of the trial court of the commonwealth to issue appropriate orders to compel compliance with this section.
The mayor at any time may attend and address the city council in person or through the head of department, or a member of a board, upon such subject as he may desire.
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