Officials edge toward lifting the city’s Covid mask on March 14 deadline that feels at odds with data
City officials are trying to deal with sudden and drastic changes in federal guidelines for assessing risk of Covid-19 transmission at the same time they plan to eliminate the indoor mask mandate. The combination left city councillors without a clear explanation for decisions on mask requirements.
The scope of the bike lane mandate is so broad and complex that the City Council might reasonably have put it on the ballot for residents to vote on in a municipal referendum before acting on it. We are finally starting to see the beginnings of the kind of vigorous, contentious, factual debate that is needed for democracy to work and that we as Americans expect.
Residents of Cambridge’s Ward 8 (roughly the area north and west of Harvard Square) are invited to attend a virtual caucus at 11 a.m. March 6 to elect delegates and alternates to the Democratic State Convention scheduled for June 3-4. Elected delegates and alternates may attend the Worcester convention in person or participate remotely.