1- Planning and Zoning: We encourage legitimate, thoughtful and reasonable growth and zoning plans for Boston and, longer term, evolution of BRA/BPDA into separate zoning & development agencies.
2- Liquor Licensing and Entertainment: We need to catalyze substantial fixes and changes to Boston’s liquor licensing system, and remain vigilant against 24-hour Entertainment Zones.
3- Transportation and Infrastructure: We must kickstart long-neglected central city transportation planning, link transportation investment with large-scale real estate projects, and solve ongoing parking, traffic and pedestrian safety woes for city residents.
4- Housing and Environment: Reaffirming our focus on affordable housing commitments, we must ensure that AirBnB expansion does not adversely affect housing supply or residents. We also must insist on environmental regulation consistency for Boston.
5- Parks and Open Spaces: We must preserve and protect our parks, including the amount of sunshine they receive, and we need to achieve a much higher open-space ratio in downtown Boston.