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Mayor Wu declared a heat emergency in the City through Thursday, June 20.

Jascha Franklin-Hodge

Chief of Streets

Jascha Franklin-Hodge serves as the Chief of Streets where he oversees the City's Public Works and Transportation Departments. He supports the delivery of high-quality essential city services and works to implement Mayor Wu’s transportation priorities, including reliable, affordable transit service, safer street design in every neighborhood, and a connected network of low-stress bicycle routes.

He most recently served as the Executive Director of the Open Mobility Foundation, a foundation that helps cities collaborate with the private sector to develop open source tools and data standards that work towards a safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation system.

Chief Franklin-Hodge previously served as the City of Boston’s Chief Information Officer from 2014 to 2018, and led the City’s Department of Innovation and Technology. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, focused on mobility, technology, and public policy, and a consultant to the private sector on new mobility and smart cities. Previously, Franklin-Hodge co-founded Blue State Digital which powered the digital presence of President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns.

Franklin-Hodge studied computer science at MIT. He lives with his husband and two young kids in Jamaica Plain, and travels mostly by bike and public transit.

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