A Cambridge native, Decker says that her political experience working under Representative Alice Wolf on issues of housing and development qualify her to pursue those same issues from a council seat.
On affordable housing --
“The universities have a responsibility to plan affordable housing, particularly for their students”
Decker has proposed the formation of a coalition of city councilors, universities, tenants and home owners to formulate solutions to the problems of affordable housing in Cambridge.
On the CCA --
“The stereotype is that if you’re CCA, you’re a liberal from an upperclass background. And that if you’re not, you’re a conservative.”
Decker chose not to seek the endorsement of the powerful Cambridge Civic Association because she hopes to represent a coalition of independent voters and CCA members.
On student apathy --
“Apathy has such a negative connotation ... but usually it’s just the fact that student interests aren’t so local. Getting students involved in local issues is a challenge.”
Universities should become involved in the fight to bring students to the table on local issues, Decker said.