During my first two terms on the Medford City Council, I have worked tirelessly to be an advocate for all
residents throughout our city and to protect the integrity and quality of life in our
neighborhoods. It does not matter which part of the city you are from, or how many years
you have lived in this wonderful city, because I believe we are One Medford.
I am proud of my accomplishments that supported new infrastructure, created
transparency, and addressed our outdated zoning and traffic needs.
As your city councilor, I:
- Voted in support of building the new Medford Public Library and Medford Police Station.
- Voted in support of hiring the architect to design the new Medford Fire Department Headquarters.
- Proposed the purchase of legislative software that allows residents to watch all City Council meetings 24/7 via on-demand access. Since its implementation in May 2019, all City Council budget meetings were available for viewing for the first time in the history of the city.
- Successfully led the effort for the hiring of a traffic engineer to address the city’s crippling traffic issues.
- Successfully began the dialogue of the need to review our outdated zoning ordinances through my resolution which sought to bring in an outside consulting firm to conduct a zoning needs analysis.
- Successfully implemented neighborhood community police meetings to cultivate engagement in the interest of building stronger neighborhoods and community.
- Successfully led the effort to establish the city’s first Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.
- Successfully advocated for low-class size, new programming at Medford Vocational Technical High School, purchasing of new technology, brand new science labs, and refurbishment of swimming pool.
- Was originally the only city councilor to support Municipal Energy Aggregation.
- Offered the resolution to create a Plastic Bag Ordinance.
- Voted in favor of the LED streetlight update.
- Developed an ad-hoc committee to proactively look at the development of the Malden Hospital site to protect the North Medford neighborhood from overdevelopment.
- Worked with residents in the Lawrence Estates neighborhood to ensure their concerns were addressed by administrators of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
- Proposed numerous crosswalks and stop signs and other traffic calming initiatives like solar-powered stop signs in the interest of pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
- Advocated to replace the gas mains in South Medford. Voted in favor of the Gas Ordinance.
- Voted in favor of hiring a facilities manager.