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Cambridge Issue Survey
Please provide your views on the Cambridge issues outlined below after filling out the top of this form (* Required )
How many years approximately have you lived in Cambridge?
Do you plan to vote in the 2021 City election?
Address (street and Apt. #)
Neighborhood (e.g. The Port etc.)
Renter or Owner
60 or above
Your Views on Housing (choose all that apply)
Landlords should be held more accountable re. rent increases and lease terminations.
Build more housing equity by City funded home down payments for eligible residents.
Modify single family housing zoning language to permit owners to add more units in existing homes.
Add more mixed income housing on Mass Ave, corridor and mega grocery store complexes.
Create more affordable housing on City-owned land so 100% of residents can be from our City.
Affordable housing tenants need green spaces and trees as much as other City Residents.
Preclude property investors from tearing down existing homes to create larger single family structures.
Your Views on Equity Issues (choose all that apply)
Fund more City long term job opportunities for our minority high school and college students.
Provide 21st C. City job training for local industries - biotech and infotech industries.
Clamp down on gentrification in transitional neighborhoods.
Improve City police policies with shared role proposals such as the HEART proposal.
Target transportation and other needs for City blue collar workers.
Promote landmarking and building conservation in historically emigre and black neighborhoods.
Everyone regardless of income should live in neighborhoods with ample green spaces and trees.
Your Views on Cambridge City Governance (choose all that apply)
I believe Cambridge City Council largely supports the issues I care about.
I support our current City governance structure (Plan E - a formal separation between Council, City Manager/staff)
I am not very involved in City policy issues.
I support City efforts to drop minimal requirements for parking in residential & commercial areas.
I like my neighborhood pretty much the way it is now.
I believe the School System could do a considerably better job educating all our youth.
I believe the City should assume responsibility for plowing our sidewalks in the Winter.
I support the City providing more options for outdoor dining.
Your Views on Planning and Development Strategies (choose all that apply)
Rebalance commercial growth here (biotech, infotech etc) to fit needs of current residents.
Require our universities to provide more local and area housing, and transportation.
Require our large employers to create area plans for housing and transporting employees.
Finalize the Envision Plan, prioritizing core goals to avoid conflicts between them.
Prioritize City and commercial planning goals around preserving current housing, green spaces and trees
Promote better balance of commercial and residential needs.
I believe the City should up-zone to build new homes for everyone who wants to live here (increasing our population from c.120,000 to over 180,000
Our Children, Seniors, and other Vulnerable Populations (choose all that apply)
Create City-funded universal Pre-School and birth-pre-care programs.
More accountable K-12 education and after school programs, Citywide.
City-funded help for families in more weekend and summer programs.
Create more programs for seniors living independently in their homes.
Address youth violence head on with more job opportunities.
Address drug and alcohol addiction head by sponsoring hospital detoxing units.
Would you like to help Cambridge Citizens Coalition? If so how?
What did we not include here that you would like to add?
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