Contact Your City Councilors
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Tell them to Say NO to Boston 2024 and YES to Boston
As a resident of Boston, I have been very troubled by the behavior of Marty Walsh and Boston 2024. The bid was developed without any open community meetings, and it took the threat of a subpoena for Boston 2024 to release an unredacted version of Bid 1.o to the public. The meetings that Mayor Walsh and Boston 2024 have finally begun to host have consistently proven themselves not to be a good faith effort at engaging the community. Residents are left with more questions than answers, as Walsh and Boston 2024 dismiss valid concerns or defer answers to the indefinite future with phrases like “proof of concept phase.” It is simply unacceptable for a private, unelected group like Boston 2024 to have such an impact on the policymaking and planning of the city and the state, and it sets a dangerous precedent.
[How the Olympics would affect your neighborhood in particular]
The history of the Olympics is filled with cost overruns, unfulfilled promises, displacement of low-income communities, privatization of public spaces, and militarized policing. Hosting the Olympics would divert time and resources away from addressing the issues that face Boston: from an affordable housing crisis to underfunded schools to vulnerability to climate change.
I thus urge you to say YES to the future of Boston by saying NO to Boston 2024.
District 1: Charlestown, East Boston, North End
Salvatore LaMattina: Salvatore.LaMattina@boston.gov
District 2: Downtown, South Boston, South End
Bill Linehan: Bill.Linehan@boston.gov
District 3: Dorchester
Frank Baker: Frank.Baker@boston.gov
District 4: Mattapan
Charles Yancey: Charles.Yancey@boston.gov
District 5: Hyde Park, Roslindale
Timothy McCarthy: Timothy.McCarthy@boston.gov
District 6: Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury
Matt O’Malley: Matthew.OMalley@boston.gov
District 7: Roxbury
Tito Jackson: Tito.Jackson@boston.gov
District 8: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway-Kenmore, Mission Hill, West End
Josh Zakim: Josh.Zakim@boston.gov
District 9: Allston, Brighton
Mark Ciommo: Mark.Ciommo@boston.gov
City Councilors At Large:
Michael Flaherty: Michael.Flaherty@boston.gov
Stephen Murphy: Stephen.Murphy@boston.gov
Ayanna Pressley: Ayanna.Pressley@boston.gov
Michelle Wu: Michelle.Wu@boston.gov