ABC October Newsletter: Early Voting and Housing Guidance from the White House

Don’t forget election day is November 8th, but early voting started on October 24th. See the below link for information on poll locations and times.  


Early voting begins October 24th at five locations around the city.
City of Cambridge

Envision Cambridge is seeking volunteers for four Working Groups on the following topics: Housing, Climate and Environment, Economy, and Mobility. Applications are due November 18th.
Envision Cambridge

The Obama Administration released a white paper on the negative consequences of restrictive zoning including increased inequality, lower economic growth, and segregation. The paper outlines policies that communities can take to increase housing production.
White House Housing Development Toolkit
Slate: The White House Is Finally Targeting the NIMBY Nonsense That’s Made Cities Unaffordable

The Boston Globe published an editorial on the subject of Obama’s housing push that cites the proposed downzoning of Riverside as a prime example of excessive local regulation.
Boston Globe: Obama’s YIMBY Moment


The next ABC general meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 16th at 7 pm. The location is TBD.

The Cambridge Historical Society is hosting the second part of a three part symposium on housing in Cambridge. The event titled, "What have been the successes & failures of affordable housing planning & activism?" takes place on Thursday, October 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Cambridge Community Center. 
Register Here

Magazine Beach Park Cleanup will take place on Saturday, November 12 from 9 am to noon. Gather sticks, rake leaves, pick up trash. Prepare the park for the winter. To sign up contact [email protected]



The total assessed value of all residential property in Cambridge is $24.5 billion.