Juntos podemos hacer cambios históricos en Boston pero tiene que comenzar con todos nosotros.

Throughout this campaign, we are listening to, learning from, and hearing the diverse views in District Six. We will never shy away from stating, "I don't know," and will always follow up with a response. Our district is a district of experts, and we will share knowledge and collaborate together.

We are rolling out the "hows" & the "whys" of Kelly's policy platform over the next few weeks and continuing to refine it as we hear more voices & views along the campaign trail. 

Stay tuned for our Virtual Halls for Progress to participate in continuing to craft a vibrant, inclusive, and equitable policy platform or submit your ideas for progress in D6 here.

Small Business

  • Continuing recovery efforts and ensuring a thriving local economy in all neighborhoods post COVID-19

  • Increasing the City's technical & financial assistance while removing barriers for small businesses

  • Championing the stability and continued growth for the restaurant & hospitality industry

Public Health

  • Move forward with the process of creating supportive housing & homes for all who want them

  • Continue to convene, connect, and support Family Shelter Providers in Boston & neighboring towns

  • Partner with community organizations, patients, and caregivers to identify and bolster programs that provide free or low-cost mental health services

  • Establish more comfort spaces with the Boston Public Health Commission for our neighbors living with substance abuse disorder

Housing

  • Stabilizing housing to avoid mass evictions and creating a referral pipeline to our local HUD housing counseling agencies and legal services organizations for small privately-owned/independent landlords

  • Pushing for development with the highest affordability levels possible

  • Working to connect developers with innovative financing to create more affordable housing for the people of District 6

  • Breaking down silos by convening a citywide coalition of affordable housing developers, including smaller private developers, and City & State agencies

  • Increasing transparency & streamlining access to knowledge around development in all neighborhoods

Economic Justice

Housing

Education

Arts, Culture, & Tourism

Environmental & Climate Justice

Transportation

A lo largo de esta campaña estamos escuchando y aprendiendo de los diversos puntos de vista en el Distrito Seis. No nos apena decir que "no sabemos", y siempre respondemos. Tú, como residente del D6, eres un experto, y nuestro trabajo solo es posible a través de la difusión del conocimiento y la colaboración.

Mantente conectado con nosotros para participar en nuestros Ayuntamientos Virtuales por el Progreso y así continuar refinando una política de plataformas vibrante, inclusiva y equitativa y envíanos tus ideas para el progreso en D6 aquí.

For the Boston City Council in 2022 and beyond, Kelly Ransom will represent all District Six voices & views. She is looking forward to the work ahead to...

Public Health

  • Uphold the Boston City Council's commitment to end family homelessness within 5 years

  • Continue to convene, connect, and take action with Family Shelter Providers in Boston & neighboring towns

  • Partner with community health centers, non-profit organizations, patients, and caregivers to identify and bolster programs that provide free or low-cost mental health care

Small Business & Restaurants

  • Continue recovery efforts for small businesses & restaurants and commit to the growth of local economies in all neighborhoods post COVID-19

  • Establish a Legacy Business Preservation Fund & Program, much like San Francisco did in 2015, that would allow the City to award grants to Legacy Businesses and to building owners who lease space to those businesses

  • Increase the City's technical & financial assistance to small businesses while removing barriers​

  • Serve as the champion for the survival, stability, and continued growth of the restaurant & hospitality industry in Boston

Housing

  • Stabilize housing to prevent mass evictions & foreclosures

  • Create a referral pipeline to local HUD housing counseling agencies & legal services organizations for small privately-owned and independent landlords

  • Push for more mixed-income developments and support non-profits building affordable and supportive housing in District Six

  • Break down silos by convening a roundtable of affordable housing developers, including smaller private developers, and City & State agencies

  • Increase transparency and accessibility by streamlining access to knowledge around development & the process of development projects in all neighborhoods

Economic Justice

  • Improve access to vacant and newly constructed commercial spaces for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and immigrant-owned businesses​

  • Partner with unions to advocate for increased education around unionized labor in all industries to reduce economic inequities

  • Increase access to training & mentorship programs for MWBE/BIPOC & immigrant business owners and entrepreneurs

  • Ensure that those who benefit from the sale of recreational marijuana are those who have been directly adversely impacted by past racist drug policy

Education

  • Increase the City of Boston's FY23 Operating Budget & demand that the Student Opportunities Act be fully funded to ensure all schools are equitable, accessible, safe, green, and healthy environments for students

  • Continue the fight for fully funded holistic health & wellness services, including a school nurse and mental & behavioral health professionals in every school

  • Work with our partners on enhancing the Family Led Stability Pilot and increasing homelessness prevention services in all Boston Public Schools 

  • Advocate to increase the number of substitute nurses and teachers, hire more psychologists, social workers, custodians, and other staff in order to support all students and to implement all safety protocols

Transit

  • Amplify the voices of District Six regarding the need for reliable, convenient, safe, affordable, and accessible public transit to all neighborhoods in Boston 

  • Support Complete Streets designs that are in line with federal standards for safe and accessible transit networks for people of all abilities

  • Commit to encouraging alternative modes of transit and increasing road improvements

Climate & Environment

  • Continue the push for the introduction of curbside collection of food waste for composting

  • Magnify the importance & need for improved recycling strategies and ways to reduce solid waste in Boston

  • Partner with organizations to educate restaurant owners & employees on alternative environmentally friendly methods of recycling, composting, and using compostable/biodegradable packaging for delivery and takeout

Arts, Culture, and Tourism

  • Completely overhaul the permitting process for public & special events in Boston and increase language access to information & applications

  • Work with the City to provide multilingual trainings to increase food business revenue streams such as vending food outdoors

  • Cover the City in public art created by all ages in order to increase vibrancy in our business districts and public spaces

Community Safety

  • Re-imagine holistic & anti-racist approaches to public safety

  • Remodel the Boston Police FY23 Operating Budget to reflect the voices & views of District Six while allocating funds to anti-violence and public health initiatives

MORE TO COME!

Stay tuned for our Virtual Halls for Progress to participate in continuing to craft a vibrant, inclusive, and equitable policy.

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