An aerial view of ONE CONGRESS tower under construction in Boston this past July. David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe
November 2, 2021
- “Michelle Wu says she’d begin work "right away" to abolish the Boston Planning and Development Agency if she wins the city’s mayoral election Tuesday.”
- “While the BPDA has overseen a historic construction boom since its creation in 2016 under then-mayor Marty Walsh and launched neighborhood-level planning initiatives, Wu says the agency remains lacking in transparency, dominated by those with connections — especially to the mayor — and in need of "serious reform."
- "Abolishing, doing away with something that’s midstream is not appropriate here in the city of Boston," Essaibi George said.”
- “Most of the initial work detailed in her plan would require action from within the BPDA.”
- "There are many conversations that I cannot even be having until well after tomorrow," she said."
Source: Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com