Cambridge officials are gearing up to issue the first-ever round of municipal minibonds, available only to residents. The bonds are “mini” because they can be bought in denominations as low as $1,000 and will be capped at $20,000, and paid off within five years.
More than a dozen residents and bike advocates called for speedy safety improvements to transportation infrastructure Monday, and six city councillors had their own calls for urgency, starting with Craig Kelley’s gentle prompt: “Things still seem to be moving slowly.”
Mayor E. Denise Simmons, who spent more than a week on the fence about attending Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, said Tuesday that she attended a National League of Cities open house event instead.
The rules of how to be the press in Cambridge haven’t become any more clear since Monday, when Mayor E. Denise Simmons spoke vaguely of rules that sounded unlike any traditional understanding of government-press interaction.
Millennials must take active leadership in politics, said Warren, praising Gebru’s résumé of civic engagement and community organizing. “I’ve been a mayor for eight years and know what it takes to lead a city. At just 25, Samuel’s got it,” Warren said.
The City Council has quietly scheduled an off-site meeting to set “City Council Goals” for the upcoming term. The meeting does not appear on the council’s online hearing schedule or city calendar and isn’t posted on the council bulletin board in City Hall.
Once budget director and deputy finance director, Kale becomes assistant city manager for finance as of March 13.
The December fire in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood offered Isaiah Robinson a chance to show how much he cares about his family, and the City Council did it again Monday as it presented him with a proclamation of his heroism and a key to the city.
After debating zoning proposed for Central Square that could add housing and overturn overly broad restrictions against some eateries, city councillors were primed to consider one of the reasons it has taken years, if not decades, to make improvements.
How odd that America’s first black, openly lesbian mayor – from one of the country’s most progressive cities – would consider attending Trump’s presidential inauguration. But the office of E. Denise Simmons confirmed this week that she is.