Join Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale to hear from the candidates running for City Council District 5. Find out where they stand on the issues that matter to you. See who inspires you!
Boston City Council District 5 nominally consists of Hyde Park and Roslindale. Current City Councilor Tim McCarthy is not seeking reelection this term. There are nine candidates vying for that seat and all have been invited. Ricardo Arroyo, Maria Farrell, Justin Murad, Alkia Powell & Mimi Turchinetz have confirmed that they plan to attend this forum to speak with you.
The City Council is the legislative body of the City of Boston. Councilors are elected every two years by the citizens of Boston. The council is made up of four at-large councilors that represent the entire City, and nine district councilors that represent specific areas of the City.
According to the city web site, boston.gov, The City Council serves as a link between the citizens of Boston and their municipal government. Councilors help constituents by connecting them to resources, services, and City departments. They serve as advocates for all Bostonians.
Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale is a Chapter of Progressive Massachusetts, a statewide, diverse grassroots organization committed to a bold, progressive agenda for the Commonwealth that believes in fighting for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice in all forms.