As a member of the Public Safety Committee, I will always partner with the community to address their concerns regarding policing practices and reforms to protect our civil rights. Cambridge has been leading the way on this front.
We must, however, continue to provide our police officers, firefighters, and other first responders with the funding and resources necessary to maintain the high quality of public safety services we have come to expect.
I supported policy orders to audit and update public spaces like Danehy Park, the purchase of new properties in order to house our DPW headquarters and equipment, and the financing for a complete upgrade and restoration of our historic fire department headquarters.
To address gun violence, we should engage and support successful youth groups, community organizations, and our school and public safety officials to develop solutions to this problem. We need to support local community organizations like MBK, community policing initiatives, provide more after-school enrichment activities, incentives to create more jobs for young people, and gun buybacks.