June 9, 2009 |
Big ideas from aligning the Boston Mayor’s race with the Presidential one and maybe doubling voters came from Kevin McCrea today. He’s the most reform-minded of the candidates, in many ways.
He is a construction-company owner who lives in the South End. He’s best known for being a gadfly at public meetings and particularly for suing for open meetings.
Among his plans if elected are:
- Eliminating the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and getting the Council involved in planning
- Putting all public transactions and routine records online, including meeting minutes
- Attacking crime with more police, but also with jobs for those at risk if they are unemployed
- Applying the new 1% meals tax to offset the ever higher residential property taxes
Listen in for a whole, detailed set of proposals. McCrea envisions a different form of Boston methods and procedures for its problems.