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Boston City Councilor, District 5

The Boston City Council has thirteen members: nine district representatives and four at-large members, with no term limits. Four City Council Districts will hold preliminary elections on September 26, 2017. Districts one, two, seven, and nine have all met the candidate requirement to call for a Preliminary Election. Each district race has at least three candidates running. But, the remaining five out of nine District City Council contests will not have a preliminary election.The general election for Boston City Council will take place on Tuesday. November 7, 2017.
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  • Timothy P McCarthy

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Boston has a so-called “strong Mayor-weak Council” form of government. What do you consider the most important functions of the City Council?

Boston is a walking city. Yet, despite its long-term goal of Vision Zero (no pedestrian fatalities), so far this year pedestrian deaths have increased. What immediate safety improvements do you propose and support?

As a candidate for City Council, how would you encourage the Mayor and School Committee to invest in universal programs to support early childhood health and development?

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