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Kenneth Reeves

Kenneth Reeves

Long time city councilor and former mayor Ken Reeves is running for re-election after a unusually weak showing two years ago.

On rent control --

“I support it 100 percent but don’t see the constellation in the sky that will bring it back.”

Reeves proposes dealing with Cambridge’s housing crisis not through the politically impractical rent control but by budgeting additional funds beyond the $4.5M the city currently spends.

On development --

“I’m not pro or anti-growth [but] support community enhancing change”

Reeves is mixed on the difficult issue of development in Cambridge and proposes regulating development and allowing community input.

On universities --

“When I took office most people at MIT didn’t know where Cambridge was.”

Reeves’ involvement with community outreach programs at MIT such as Public Service Center tutoring has helped to unite Cambridge residents and students he said.