Boston, MA – With the election upon us next Tuesday, Nov. 5th, I would like to extend
my best wishes to my neighbors, friends, and constituents and to thank you for the
hospitality you have extended to my family, my staff and I at civic meetings and events
across our district. I have had the pleasure of meeting many new neighbors and
becoming reacquainted with so many longtime friends. I have worked hard every day for
our residents and respectfully ask for your vote on Nov. 5th.
Throughout this term, I have used my position of public trust to speak out on many
important issues through City Council Hearings, community meetings, press releases
and letters, social media platforms, with our civic groups and at neighborhood office
As the Boston City Councilor for District 2, my focus has always remained on
public safety, housing stability & affordability, and social & economic justice for our
residents and families.
In terms of public safety, I have been a strong advocate for the safety of pedestrians
and all on our roads.
I created a 12 point plan and held hearings to advocate for traffic
calming measures through infrastructure improvements, slower speeds and increased
enforcement. I also called for hearings to be held on TNCs (Uber/Lyft), and held
hearings on gas leaks and natural gas infrastructure in our city, domestic violence and
sexual assault, and stray voltage harmful to our pets and residents.
When it comes to housing, I called for and held hearings with Councilor Michael
Flaherty on affordable housing and the Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) so that it
can be updated to help keep working families in Boston. I will hold a hearing on
November 14th regarding the implementation of the Short-Term Rental (Airbnb)
ordinance to ensure investor units and large corporations are no longer operating in the
I passed an ordinance with Councilor Lydia Edwards to help seniors who have
fallen behind on their property taxes to pay with reduced interest and on more
affordable terms. I continue to advocate for 3 Family zoning in areas of the district to
maintain the character of our neighborhoods.
I have always stood with our working families seeking fair & living wages, affordable
healthcare, safe working conditions and a secure retirement. Whether it was United
Steelworkers during the National Grid lockout, Unite Here Local 26 at Marriott Hotels or
most recently at Battery Wharf, UFCW 1445 at Stop & Shop or Macy’s, my family and I
were proud to stand with organized labor. I also joined workers and advocates fighting
against wage theft.
In addition, I held hearings regarding accessibility issues for persons with disabilities in
the City of Boston. With accessibility and inclusion in mind, I continue to advocate for
language access programs at BPS, and my staff posts social media messages in
Spanish and Chinese.
Government serves us best when it addresses the concerns of its citizens & civic
I have not just listened to your concerns, but have been out
front and taken the lead on issues affecting our basic government services. I promise to
continue to advocate on behalf of the people of District 2. I thank you for your support
and respectfully ask for your vote on Tuesday, November 5th.
I will continue to listen to
your feedback, be accessible, and work hard to deliver results for all of our
Boston City Councilor, District 2