Councilor and mayoral candidate Andrea Campbell is outlining her vision for her first 100 days as mayor in advance of Acting Mayor Janey’s “100 days” speech to articulate how the Administration has failed to address important issues and share her action plan for Boston.
“In the first 100 days of this Administration, the opioid and homelessness crisis in the city has gotten worse with an uptick in violence and every day people overdosing in our streets, the police department is in disarray with continued scandals, City employees are suing the City over a lack of support for working families, families continue to lose confidence in Boston Public Schools, and residents are being priced out of their city because of soaring housing costs,” said Andrea Campbell. “I along with many residents celebrated the historic transition of power to Acting Mayor Janey and will continue to work in partnership. However, this is not the time for a celebration, it’s time for governing.”
Campbell has released thirteen comprehensive, specific, and actionable plans on the most pressing issues facing Bostonians in partnership with advocates, residents, and stakeholders to create a roadmap for her tenure as mayor to ensure that we are not waiting another generation for systemic change.
In Andrea’s first 100 days in office, she pledges to:
• Take action on the public health crisis concentrated at Mass Ave and Melnea Cass Blvd.
• Appoint a cabinet-level Chief to oversee the City’s response to the crisis at Mass and Cass, including coordinating providers and establishing a dedicated first responder unit.
• Work with advocates, residents, and State leaders to create a specific 30/60/90 day action plan for improving public health and safety, activating safe spaces, and decentralizing services with clear accountability metrics.
• Implement key policing reforms to establish true transparency and accountability from our police department, while ensuring that every community is safe from violence.
• Fully implementing the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency by appointing members of the Civilian Review Board and Internal Affairs Oversight Panel and creating an operational police data dashboard.
• Negotiate a BPD contract that includes restructuring our department and shifting specialized units to community policing models, implements universal body cameras, and removes 4 hour minimum for overtime.
• Establish a task force for a citywide coordinated violence prevention and response.
• Address the affordability crisis in our city.
• Remove affordable housing projects from the Article 80 process to accelerate and lower the cost of development for affordable projects.
• Expand the FSS program in BHA, which is providing financial literacy and savings tools to enable residents to build wealth, move out of public housing, and become homebuyers.
• Assemble a task force to address updating the zoning code and create an action plan to reform the BPDA.
• Create an action plan to activate 100 city-owned vacant lots for affordable housing projects.
• Take action to ensure all students have access to a high quality BPS education
• Allocate a portion of federal funds to Student Acceleration Accounts to support a surge of high-dosage tutoring and allow families to choose the services their children most need to address learning disruption and socio-emotional trauma.
• Kick-off a transparent, inclusive engagement process to hear from parents, staff, and students about how to restructure the Boston School Committee.
• Establish an Office of Early Childhood Education to connect families to early education and childcare from birth to 5 years old, and accelerate the implementation of universal pre-K.
• Draft a budget that includes the following critical line items missing from this FY22 Budget:
• Funds to reactivate Long Island with ferry service as a short-term strategy.
• Reallocation of 10% of the Boston Police Department budget to fund solutions that address root causes of violence including workforce development opportunities, youth jobs and development programs, mental health services, and reentry programs.