My priority for Newton is resilience: building community (social resilience), which means:

  • keeping our schools strong;

  • supporting public art;

  • helping police and fire departments be problem-solving community members;

  • building great public spaces. 

Resilience is also environmental: ensuring that Newton’s physical infrastructure can survive climate change, planning for the fossil-free future we want, planting trees and native ecosystems to retain biodiversity.

Economic resilience means ensuring our commercial centers provide needed goods, and stay successful and vibrant.

Resilience means our city has the funding it needs now and in the future to withstand change.

Resilience means we support our residents—young and old—when they most need us—for food, shelter, work, and education.