Roving camera 11-7-19: What do you think should be the top priorities of the Boston City Council in the next two years?
I’m an educator. I’m hoping the city council will work with the superintendent to address issues of equity. Right now, we have very few school leaders of color, very few Latinx people. — Carmen Torres, Educator, Roxbury
Hiring more African Americans in city government, especially young people. Give them a chance. They’re falling through the cracks. — Jumaada A-K. H. Smith, Retired, Roxbury
I think they should be working on opening more charter schools and providing better education for the kids. — Benjamin Patrick, Retired Engineer, Roxbury
Public safety, including adequate lighting and anti-crime efforts, and keeping our kids safe. — Eva Boyce, Accountant, Roxbury
Public safety. We need a civilian review board. And the issue of race. They’ve been ignoring it and wiggling around it. — Jamarhl Crawford, Consultant, Roxbury
Housing, the opioid crisis and mental health. They should also be more responsive to the needs of the communities they represent. — Reggie Jackson, Artist/Professor, Roxbury