Access to Basic City Services

City departments are not providing our neighborhoods the services our residents deserve. Trees are untrimmed, some parks are filled with trash and used needles, and some municipal parking lots are not adequately clean. 311 does not work for all of our residents, especially seniors. We need to double down and invest in making Boston’s city services, from trash pickup to filling potholes, a #1 priority for our city departments using an equity lens. Services need to be accessible to everyone and I will work to improve the delivery of these services. We need to invest in making sure the Parks and Recreation Department have the staffing levels they need. It is a matter of respect, and better services makes the city work better for each and every resident. Quality of life also includes addressing the impact of extremely loud noise on our community, particularly for seniors – we have to work together to make sure the right ordinances are written, passed and enforced.