Eric C. Snowberg
A current MIT student, Erik C. Snowberg ’99 is pushing the issues of affordable housing, late night transportation, and MIT-Cambridge relations, which he hopes will resonate with student voters. Snowberg is betting on high student turnout to make him the first current student to win a seat on the council.
On the relationship between MIT and Cambridge --
“Students will never have any real power over MIT without government representation.”
Snowberg proposes to work as a liaison between Cambridge government and the MIT administration. He has vowed to use the power of a city council seat to promote student concerns within the city and the Institute.
On affordable housing --
“Housing is for homes, not for investment.”
A signer of the CCURE petition, Snowberg supports the return of rent control to Cambridge. He has also proposed the creation of a landlord licensing board to, among other things, provide a forum for tenant complaints.
On development in Cambridge --
“Development is out of control.”
Snowberg has advocated creating a long-term plan for future development in Cambridge and opposes short-term solutions such as development moratoriums. He acknowledges the necessity of development to maintain Cambridge’s tax base.