I am in full support of passing the Citizen’s Climate Action Plan. This plan, a year in the making, is a road map to carbon neutrality developed by a brilliant team put together by the Newton Citizens Commission on Energy. The goal is to be carbon neutral by 2050.
I am a strong supporter of preserving of Webster Woods. We have a unique opportunity to preserve 17 acres of intact forestland and build resilience in the face of a warming planet. We cannot miss this opportunity.
Building a new senior center is also a big priority for me. The current facility is too small and wholly inadequate for the needs of our seniors. I support a new facility in a central location, near amenities, and transit with dedicated services for our senior population.
It is important that we continue the long term strategic planning which is essential to mitigating climate change impacts as well as rehabilitating our shared infrastructure and public spaces. We have made significant progress including water, sewer stormwater improvements, embarking on phase 3 solar projects, a municipal aggregation program where we source 60% of our electrical power from renewable sources and investing in our schools including building 3 new elementary schools on time and under budget!