FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS: I need your #1 vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Thanks to all of you who voted for me somewhere on
your ballot in the election this past November 3.
The Frugal Candidate
While there are a few people who would actually like to have something they could read about candidates, I notice there are usually big piles of this stuff left on tables and at the entrances to these events when they’re over.
Yes, even the ones sponsored by environmental groups.
Do people actually READ this stuff?
So I’d like to think I’m the TRUE environmental candidate!
(I’m also sparing you the trouble of having to reach down and pick this stuff up, so you can turn around and… recycle!)
But there’s another reason — money. I have chosen to sign a document for the state Campaign Finance Office pledging to neither “raise (n)or spend money” in this election. I am, instead, counting on word-of-mouth.
I like to think I’m “The Frugal Candidate.”
If you’re wondering about some of my “competition,” I suggest you “follow the money!”
Why am I running?
Because we need citizens on the City Council who will really pay attention to what's going on in our city and will not be afraid to speak up and do something about it. Things like people riding their bikes on our sidewalks, or the atrocious 'Cemusa, Inc.' billboard advertising opportunities masquerading as "bus shelters" littering and blocking same. Can Harvard Square get any uglier?? Keeping the McCrehan Pool open? When you send ME an email about a problem, YOU WILL GET A RESPONSE. I am a tenant, a resident of public housing, and I've lived in Cambridge for 38 years.
I will work to make Cambridge more democratic in every way possible.
I would reverse the decision to hire an outside consultant for $130,000 to "advise" the Police Department in the wake of the arrest of Professor Gates this past summer. I would focus instead on the resources we already have in this amazing city (full of very talented, smart and potentially engaged citizens) to investigate and address the issues highlighted by this arrest. I'd rather see us hire FOUR CAMBRIDGE YOUTH WORKERS FOR $32,000 EACH to work in our neighborhoods with the highest unemployment and biggest challenges. In conjunction with this, young people in Cambridge (and anyone else interested) should have ample opportunities to learn and train in the growing fields of energy efficiency, conservation and renewables, for life and for the "green jobs" of the future. I'd appreciate your #1 vote!
Statement on Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Here's one of several useful Boston Globe articles: http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/articles/2009/09/17/housekeepers_lose_hyatt_jobs_to_outsourcing.
Support the Hyatt 100!
Join Hyatt workers and their families, Local 26 members, religious leaders of many faiths and supporters for a
Candle Light Vigil to support the Hyatt 100
Wednesday, November 11 at 5pm
Hyatt Regency Boston
1 Avenue De Lafayette
(Downtown Crossing, near the Chinatown, Park St and Boylston T stations)
Wednesday, November 11, we're telling Hyatt…
"The Struggle Continues!"
"La Lucha Continua"
"O esforço continua!"
"La lutte continue !"
Other topics asked of candidates this year:
2) Top Priorities: [List about three and elaborate below]
3) Quality of Life and Public Safety (rodents, noise abatement, etc.):
4) Traffic, Parking, and Transportation:
7) Land Use, Planning, Zoning, Density:
8) Economic Development and Commerce:
9) Human Services Programs (including youth programs and senior programs):
10) Open Space, Parks, and Recreation:
11) Energy, the Environment, and Public Health:
13) Arts and Public Celebrations:
14) University Relations:
15) Civic Participation:
16) Cambridge Public Schools:
Sept 9, 2009 Candidate Forum (video)
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