Cambridge City Council 2019
 
 

Cambridge for All.

A Candidate You Can Believe In

 
 
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“Let’s make Cambridge one city, a city that works for all of us, and prioritizes people before profits.”

Vote Nicola Williams #1 for city council | November 5th 

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Why I Am Running?

I am running for City Council because I believe in people before profits. As a Cambridge resident for more than 30 years, I support a Cambridge that is livable, local, diverse, and green. We deserve a city that prioritizes the “forgotten middle” income and working poor residents. We need thoughtful growth policies that put the community, not developers, first. Join me in making Cambridge a city for all. Vote #1 for Nicola Williams for Cambridge City Council, November 5, 2019.

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“We need strong environmental policies to protect our tree canopy and meet our climate action goals.”

We need thoughtful growth policies that put community first and reduce our interdependence on development.”

 

What Concerns Me

I remember a Cambridge made up of economically diverse neighborhoods; a place where seniors, families with young children, and college graduates could all live in the same building, small businesses could afford a store front, and residents had accessible grocery options. I remember a Cambridge whose streets were lively with artists, culture and vitality. That is the Cambridge that I know and love.

So, what is happening now? Our middle income neighbors are disappearing faster than any other group in this city. The working poor in Cambridge have less and less disposable income with the rising cost of living. We live in a city where our teachers and our Police officers can no longer afford to live in the neighborhoods they grew up in. Outrageous increases in commercial rent have created empty storefronts. Our tree canopy has drastically decreased and is at risk. Our 150 year old water pipes are falling apart, and the electric power sourcing in some parts of the City is maxing out at 98%. On top of all of this, our City has embraced an aggressive growth plan of 25-30% by 2030, all while our residents are facing increasing displacement.

Hope for a Cambridge Future We Can Believe In

We are a thoughtful city, full of people who care about the environment, care about families, care about education, and care about entrepreneurial pursuits. We are supportive small business owners and collaborative citizens with a passion for cultural diversity and the arts. That is what I love about my city.  We have lost some of the things that makes Cambridge so special. We need policies that support stable communities for a thriving, livable Cambridge for generations to come. Join me in reclaiming power for the people. Vote #1 for Nicola Williams for Cambridge City Council, November 5, 2019.


You Can Count on Me To Work With City Staff To:

  • Fight for social justice, everyday

  • Keep middle income residents in Cambridge

  • Strengthen support systems for our working poor and vulnerable residents

  • Keep Cambridge green: protect our trees

  • Adopt thoughtful growth policies

  • Involve and engage more residents in civic activities

  • Demand transparency in city planning

  • Support small and locally owned businesses

  • Revitalize our squares with arts and culture

  • Enhance services for youth and seniors

  • Rebuild, repair and maintain our aging infrastructure 

 
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“We need a pathway for home ownership that results in more stable neighborhoods.”

 

“I am not accepting donations from developers, corporate PACs, or special interest groups. Every donation we receive is from the people, and by the people.”

 

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Volunteer opportunities

I invite you to join #TeamWilliams and volunteer for our campaign. Be part of a passionate team who believe Cambridge matters. Please sign up today.

Where I plan to be

Join me on the campaign trail.  See where I plan to be and join me if you can! Support our community events and civic activities.

Make a Donation

Every donation we receive is from the people, and by the people. We are not accepting donations from developers, corporate PACs, or special interest groups.

 
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