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Councilor Flynn Releases End of Year Report 

See press release below

BOSTON – Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn has released his end of the year report to update the residents of District 2 on his work during his second year in office. The report summarizes Councilor Flynn’s work on areas related to housing & development, pedestrian & public safety, social & economic justice, public health, and other quality of life issues. Councilor Flynn continues to focus on constituent services, issues that impact the everyday lives of residents, and remains committed to delivering responsive city services to the neighborhoods of his district.

“As the end of the year approaches, I’m thankful for the support of the residents of District 2. My priority as a City Councilor is to advocate for working families, our seniors, persons with disabilities, our immigrant communities and our most vulnerable,” said Councilor Flynn. “It is a great honor to represent this diverse district at the Council and I will continue to work hard every day to ensure that the residents of Boston have access to the resources and opportunities that our city offers.”

Housing and Development

  • Called for & held a hearing on the implementation of the Short Term Rentals Ordinance
  • Called for & held a hearing on strengthening the Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) and increasing affordable housing 
Called for hearing on ways to support tenants facing eviction & displacement in Boston
  • Opposed development projects that are unfavorable to neighbors, residents & civic groups at the Zoning Board of Appeals

Social & Economic Justice

  • Called for & held a hearing on the impact of the partial government shutdown on veterans & military families
  • Called for & held a hearing on services for persons with disabilities and ensuring accessibility in our buildings, sidewalks, and public spaces.
  • Passed two resolutions on state bills that would help improve accessibility in housing & expand job opportunities for persons with disabilities
  • Passed a resolution opposing the recent rule change to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits
  • Stood with the working families of United Steelworkers (National Grid), Unite Here Local 26 (Marriott, Battery Wharf) & UFCW 1445 (Macy’s, Stop & Shop) as they sought fair wages, safe working conditions, affordable healthcare & a secure retirement.
  • Advocated for expansion of language access all city departments

Traffic and Public Safety

  • Called for & held hearing on Transportation Network Companies (Uber/Lyft)
  • Called for & held a hearing on pedestrian crossing signals & traffic calming
  • Called for a hearing on methane gas leaks in Boston
  • Called for & held a working session on stray voltage harmful to residents & pets
  • Called for a hearing on construction safety to discuss the existing safety procedures

Public Health

  • Called for & held a hearing on domestic violence & sexual assault
  • Held a hearing on public health disparities in communities of color
  • Quality of Life
  • Called for a hearing on after hours construction,
  • Called for a hearing on City services and public facilities on South Boston Waterfront

Other Actions

  • Passed a resolution to support a state bill requiring curriculum unit on the Holocaust & genocide
  • Passed a resolution recognizing the contributions of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders during AAPI Month in May
  • Passed a resolution supporting children born abroad to military members and federal workers
  • Held neighborhood coffee hours and community meetings with the Transportation Department, Department of Neighborhood Development, Boston Police Department, and the Office of Community Preservation

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