Nobody voted for the councillors so they could represent the interests of future Cambridge residents against those of current residents, but that’s what the position they’re in with the current approach to “inclusionary zoning.”
The Internal Revenue Service has acknowledged that for a little while it was giving some extra scrutiny to political groups applying for tax-exempt status. So? For starters, political groups aren’t supposed to be tax-exempt.
The co-chairs of the Cambridge Parent Advisory Council on Special Education hope that City Council will work more collaboratively with School Committee and not have impetuous political gestures jeopardize the welfare of our children’s education.
Just as a teacher uses lesson planning to ensure subject objectives are covered, I feel the expenses within this budget should link to objective measures that produce a stellar and successful school district.
The co-chairmen of the Budget Subcommittee of the School Committee write to express “complete disappointment” in the vote by four city councillors after more than eight months of school department budget process.
Any involvement of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority in Central Square is completely premature, but the authority can and should take the lead in Kendall Square. Afterward: an expanded role in citywide planning activities.
Cambridge Health Alliance has suggested those no longer able to access care after its changes can turn to Franciscan Hospital for Children or Bay Ridge Hospital, but that is not a true option.
Only one presumptive City Council candidate has consistently raised awareness about the two major flaws in the massive Kendall Square upzoning deal for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That candidate is Mike Connolly.
A full third of their elected term remains for city councillors and state Reps. Marjorie Decker and Tim Toomey, with plenty of important matters ahead. I urge councillors them to do what’s right.
Standing by while our infrastructure crumbles and our transportation system slowly declines is not an option. My “no” vote was simply a request that the House and Senate work with the governor to make its plan better.