How can regular people have more of a say in city government? Should youth play a role, too? At what age should voting begin? What, besides affordability, does public transportation need? How much of the newly built housing should be affordable?
Listen to Council At Large candidate Julia Mejia address these questions, and more.
“Are you going to community meetings? Are you going to school committee meetings? Don’t let anyone tell you your voice is less important. Youth engagement leads social change.” – City Council at large Candidate Alejandra St. Guillen
What is Alejandra St. Guillen‘s take on the city council‘s work ahead for the City of Boston? As a candidate for the city council at large position, what will she bring to the table? Listen to the candidate herself. The interviewers are Frank O’Brien of the Allandale Foundation and Kannan Thiruvengadam, host of What’s up Eastie?
How clean is the air in East Boston? Is there anything you can do about the so called ultra-fine particulate matter that have been linked to pulmonary diseases especially in children? East Boston residents and Mothers Out Front – East Boston Chapter members Julia Burell and Gaby Perry were on What’s up Eastie? discussing their campaign to clean indoor air in East Boston, along with Professor Scott Hersey from Olin College of Engineering. Julia Burell is also a member of Airport Impact Relief Inc. Earlier this year, working with Olin College, AIR Inc. launched an air quality monitoring network in East Boston.