This morning, I had the honor of being unanimously elected president of the Boston City Council.
On Boston Daily, I’ve written about what I plan to accomplish this year. The financial crisis is hitting Bostonians hard, and I will make sure the council does its part to keep the city on track during these trying times. I’ve proposed that the Council:
- Tap into the area’s brain-trust by holding an economic summit, which will be comprised of leading business, non-profit, and economic leaders;
- Hold several of its formal sessions in the community, at night, to allow greater public access to local government;
- Make all Council documents available online.
I’m also proud to relaunch my website, mikerossboston.com. There you will find several new features, including a constituent request form and a Suggestion Box that residents can use to tell us what they love about Boston, and what they think the Council can do to improve the city. Every month, we’ll post the ten best suggestions or comments, even if we don’t agree with them.
Overcoming the challenges of today is a daunting task, but I can’t wait to get started. I look forward to hearing what you think about my proposals and what the year ahead holds for the city on both my website and in the comments here on Blue Mass Group.