Next Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters will decide who will sit on the Cambridge City Council for the next two years. There will be at least one new face, since only eight incumbents are running for re-election.
The main issues this year are affordable housing, education, and safety, as listed by many of the candidates as top priorities in their campaign.
Some candidates are pushing less-known topics. Kathy Podgers, a first-time candidate, says she is living with a disability and that her top priority is to bring Cambridge into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Jonathan Janik said that synchronizing traffic signals in Cambridge would allow drivers to get from one end of the city to the other more quickly, so he has made it a top priority.
The only current City Council member who is not running for re-election is Anthony D. Galluccio, who has just been elected to the Massachusetts State Senate.