Mayor Michelle Wu to Abolish Boston Planning and Development Agency
“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.”

 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


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