Republican David Trumbull is one of the few candidates not running under the progressive banner.
On city regulations --
“The crazy rules we have in Cambridge ... are a nuisance and drag on business”
Trumbull is in favor of the elimination of government regulations on a variety of items from milk to poetry readings.
On affordable housing --
“Affordable is what people can afford.”
Trumbull believes in the ability of the housing market to regulate itself. He is opposed to rent control and to government interference in the market.
On development --
“I don’t see why officials should second guess people’s preferences.”
Citing a recent survey in which Cambridge residents expressed a preference for often protested national chains (The Gap, for example) Trumbull is opposed to most regulations limiting development in Cambridge which he says are motivated by the “romantic idea of supporting local merchants.”