Connolly will be out in front of the Apple Store on Boylston Street today to convince voters he will
install a genius bar in City Hall create the kind of customer-driven attitude in City Hall that Apple customers expect, specifically, by "making city services, licensing, and permitting easier and more user-friendly."
Marty Walsh says the city needs its own Ethics Commission to ensure officials and their families don't suckle at the public teat:
The Code Chapter would require that no elected official/designated municipal officer use their office to influence any city governmental decision in which the official knows or has reason to know that the official, or any member of the official's immediate family, has any economic interest. This Code Chapter would establish a fiduciary duty by all municipal officials owed to the city.
Ethical conduct would require that no past or present elected official/municipal employee disclose confidential information, other than information used in the performance of their official duties or as required by law.
City officials and employees must not hold any beneficial interest, direct or indirect, in any contract whenever the expense is paid with funds administered by the city.
Bill Walczak wants the fire department to modernize; this "Boston Way" stuff needs to end. Or as he wonkily puts it:
Bill Walczak, candidate for mayor of Boston, today released a policy statement on the Boston Fire Department and its need to modernize. The statement calls on the BFD to adopt the National Fire Protection Association’s standards (NFPA 1500), national standards adopted by most urban fire departments in America.
His complete statement is attached.
Mike Ross says he would meet monthly with his counterparts from Cambridge, Somerville and other nearby communities to "coordinate strategies, iron out differences, and move the region forward."
There's relief on the way for JP and West Roxbury residents who don't think they have enough campaign signs to look at: Matt O'Malley told supporters yesterday that, yes, he'll be unleashing a flood of O'Malley signs (no doubt still in BLS purple) later this month.