Back to top

Mayor Walsh issues statements on ballot questions 2 and 5

November 9, 2016

Mayor's Office

Published by:

Mayor's Office

BOSTON - Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today issued the following statements based on election results for ballot question 2 to lift the charter school cap and ballot question 5, the Community Preservation Act:

Question 2

"The election results show that the majority of voters agree that it is financially irresponsible to increase the number of charter schools in our state without identifying a steady stream of funding to cover the cost. Boston has the best charter schools and the best district schools of any major city in the nation, and I look forward to our important work ahead in continuing to improve our schools."

Question 5

"I am proud that the residents of Boston have voted to join 161 other cities and towns across the Commonwealth in approving the Community Preservation Act. The CPA will allow us to invest in making our neighborhoods more equitable and beautiful by unlocking tens of millions of dollars each year for affordable housing, while protecting open space and investing in historic preservation projects. I look forward to the increased community benefits that will be shared across the City of Boston as a result of the passage of this act."