There’s an election coming up on Tuesday, November 3rd. One of the people you will be voting for will be City Council at-Large. There are five candidates running for four spots: Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy, Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu and Annissa Assaibi George.
As part of an Election Day Series, here’s a little Q&A with Steve Murphy:
South Boston is in parking crisis mode. What are your ideas on how to create parking spots?
South Boston needs a new parking plan to alleviate the daily chore of finding a parking spot. We should work with Massport to create parking spaces on their property in South Boston. We should work with state officials to create more parking around DCR properties. We might also look to parallel parking as opposed to curbside to free up spaces. We should have a moratorium on new development unless it has more parking than the number of units being offered.
Do you take the MBTA? When was the last time?
I drive my car probably more than I should, but due to my schedule, driving my car does make the most sense for me. The last time I took the MBTA was Marathon Monday.
Are you for spot savers in the winter?
Yes, it is a time honored tradition.
Name something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
That I am a kid at heart! I have more fun playing street hockey with my nephews and I even let them win sometimes……
Why should people vote for you?
I have always believed in advocating for the fairness of others. You, the residents of Boston — my constituents — need support when it comes to issues affecting your neighborhood, and ultimately your city. That’s why I am running for this office — to give you that support whenever you need it. I care most about making sure your phone calls are answered, and your needs are addressed day in and day out.I believe there is something to be said for going in to work every day and giving your job the absolute best. Making a difference in someone’s life keeps me motivated and is the staple of my work as a Boston city councilor. There are always challenges that need to be met and I look to make a positive difference whenever and wherever I can.
Standard order at Sully’s?
Two hotdogs with relish and onion, one for me, and one for my wife Bridget. (with fries of course!)