2023 Candidates Forum


Please join A Better Cambridge for our 2023 City Council Candidate Forum to learn about the candidates and their plans to build more homes, create more affordable housing, and enhance tenant protections


When:  Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Where: The Cambridge Foundry, 101 Rogers St, Cambridge, MA 02142 

Time:  6-8 pm

Remote watching will be an option, via Zoom (Register Here).

CCTV will film the Forum, and it will be broadcast several times later in September/October.

Moderator: Bill Boehm, Principal Architect, Boehm Architecture.  Bill is a long-time ABC member and a newly appointed Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeals member.

As part of our mission to make city government more accessible, ABC is considering offering professional childcare at the forum. If you think you may make use of this service, please be sure to RSVP.

In the 2023 election, we need to protect and expand the pro-housing majority by electing a Council that will keep fighting for the values of housing abundance, housing affordability, housing stability, and environmental sustainability.

There is a lot at stake in this election!  The pro-housing Council members have been successful in making real change during this term (just two examples: eliminating parking minimums for new housing and introducing amendments to expand the 100% Affordable Housing Overlay that a majority of councilors supported). However, opponents of these and other common-sense housing policies are mobilizing to oust the Council’s pro-housing majority and elect those who will seek to stop or slow down innovative strategies to confront our housing crisis. We need to elect Councilors who will make next term the one where we end exclusionary zoning to allow for desperately needed multi-family housing across Cambridge

Deadline to register to vote:  October 28, 2023  Register to Vote Here

Election: Tuesday, November 7, 2023