The city administration and Housing Authority officials are scrambling to salvage the authority’s $382 million redevelopment of low-income public housing after an unexpected state roadblock threatened to cut the borrowing ability for the project by $23.2 million.
A citywide development master plan got its $3.3 million in funding Monday, after a two-week delay brought on by a skeptical, cost-conscious city councillor and a roundtable discussion in which city staff tried to allay his concerns.
Today’s election offers a very rare opportunity to make a change in the way we govern ourselves, and with our Plan E Charter the root of fundamental problems, procedural and political, in our city, we need a charter change.
Sudden, surprise concerns that the cost of a nascent citywide development master plan would balloon to $6 million got a pair of answers Monday at a roundtable meeting: The price was set, and the end result was more important than the price tag.
People interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission are asked to send letters of interest, a résumé and list of applicable experience by mail, fax or […]
We are not in the People’s Republic of Cambridge; we are in the Corporate Republic of Cambridge, and it is urgent that we redefine our local governance and put citizens back in charge. We all must take the time to get engaged now, and to engage others.
People interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission are asked to send letters of interest, a résumé and list of applicable experience.
The Unity Slate of seven City Council incumbents got creamed at a Tuesday candidates forum, and its members weren’t even there – in fact, they got creamed largely because they weren’t.
It’s good that Cambridge has finally updated and raised developer “linkage” fees, but it has to be taken in context with actions from years past and with what else is being done on affordable housing. The council hasn’t been effective in addressing a housing crisis.
The fall ritual of approving the city’s property tax rate collided Monday with the fast-approaching November election and ongoing debate over the city’s affordable housing crisis, dragging out an inevitable, unanimous approval of a 3.8 percent property tax levy.