The Globe reports that Andrea Campbell is considering far more substantive changes at BPD than we've seen of late, including a $50-million reallocation of BPD funds to "public health, economic justice, and youth development" and the elimination of the BPD gang and bicycle units.
The Wu campaign reports she was endorsed this week by Teamsters Local 25 and former South End State Rep. Byron Rushing (whose successor, Jon Santiago, announced this week he's running against Wu and others for the seat Marty Walsh is leaving).
The Teamsters said:
She has been relentless in fighting for better wages, health insurance, retirement benefits and improved working conditions. As the daughter of immigrants, Michelle shares our vision for the City of Boston, with an understanding that access to training and other neighborhood resources will help the working class that makes this city great.
She has the vision and the ability to take on the crises we face and help people move forward and recover. From accessible and reliable public transportation to quality schools for all our children, she has lived the stakes of our challenges and is ready to deliver structural change. She has committed her office from early on to discussing race in Boston and supporting anti-racist policy making. She is going to use every lever she has to make Boston more equitable, more innovative, and more livable for every person.
The Globe reports John Barros, who ran in 2013, lost, then got appointed by Walsh as his chief of economic development, is resigning from City Hall on Friday and looks likely to announce another run.
The Daily Free Press reports on a climate-justice forum Campbell had.
There are now ten people running for the District 4 council seat Campbell is giving up to run for mayor.