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Special City Council Meeting

Submitted by on February 15, 2012 – 1:44 pm2 Comments

The Cambridge City Council has scheduled a special meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd with the Cambridge Legislative delegation to further discuss and strategize on preventing the proposed MBTA cuts in service.

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 5:30 PM
Location: Cambridge City Hall, Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Ave

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  • It is my understanding that this meeting may also feature one or more ballots to elect a mayor. Also, the core topic of the meeting is “to develop a policy statement in preparation for the MBTA public hearing” that is to take place the following week. This includes not only proposed cuts in service but also proposed fare increases. I would also expect that the City Council might endorse a recommendation that the Legislature change the financing structure of the MBTA to include, for example, a small increase in the gas tax as a dedicate revenue source. Whether or not the Legislature will support such a tax, even a miniscule one, in an election year is questionable.