On March 28th, the Boston City Council unanimously passed a resolution asking the Governor and state legislature to implement tax reform that raises significant new revenue while protecting low and middle-income families and seniors from big increases. Such revenue is needed to invest in the locally-provided services that make Boston a world class city.
The resolution was sponsored by At-Large Councilor Felix Arroyo (pictured at right), with City Council President Stephen Murphy as the first co-sponsor. Members of the coalition supporting the Campaign for Our Communities have been talking with Boston City Councilors about this important initiative for the past two weeks. Mass Senior Action Council took a leadership role in this effort and received critical support from the Boston Teachers Union, Progressive Mass, SEIU, Mass Alliance, and the Greater Boston Labor Council.
Congratulations to all of those who worked so hard on this effort, and congratulations to the members of the Boston City Council, who clearly understand the need for more revenue to invest in our communities!