Incumbent and Cambridge Civic Association endorsee Henrietta Davis seeks to improve the affordable housing situation in Cambridge while planning development to preserve the character of areas such as Central Square.
On the relationship between MIT and Cambridge --
“MIT needs to be Cambridge’s best corporate system.”
Davis encouraged MIT to continue its efforts to house additional freshmen on campus. She also called on the Institute to construct affordable housing units in Cambridge as well as sharing its intellectual resources with the city.
On affordable housing --
“If I were to support any rent control [legislation] it would have to be different.”
Rent control in its previous form caused too much conflict to be practical according to Davis. Instead, she supports increasing the city mandate for the percentage of affordable units and extending housing assistance to more residents.
On transportation --
“I would like to see shuttles like the MIT shuttles but open to the public”
As chair of the Traffic and Transportation Committee Davis has proposed increasing safe transportation especially late at night by instituting a shuttle service in the city and improving facilities for bicyclists.