Core Campaign Issues

Jeff Santos is committed to making Cambridge a great place to live, work, and explore.

Here are some of the main issues that Jeff works for:

Affordable Housing

The price of real estate has gone up dramatically in Cambridge.  The high cost of rent is pushing out middle-class and working class families, changing the fabric of the city.  Even city employees, like First Responders, find it impossible to afford living in Cambridge. Jeff is making affordable housing his top priority, and pledges to work with elected officials, community groups, and businesses to bring about a rational and workable plan to increase affordable housing.

 

 

Preserving  and Protecting Local Businesses

 

The dramatic increase in property values effects more than just housing: it is pricing out many local businesses.  Small businesses are what help define the diversity of Cambridge, making it a warm and sustainable city.  To protect them from hyper-inflation of the real estate market, Jeff is proposing using historical preservation funds to help maintain and subsidize the more compact buildings that small businesses are located in.

 

 

 

Infrastructure and Transportation

As Cambridge has expanded and developed, the infrastructure and transportation network has not kept pace.  Jeff has long established relationships with elected officials at every level of local, state, and federal government, as well as thought-leaders in urban planning and transportation.  He will forge partnerships and advance policies that will make infrastructure and transportation work for the people of Cambridge.

 

 

 

 

Environment

The economic expansion that Cambridge has experienced has raised the city’s tax base, but it has also increased traffic and our Carbon footprint.  Jeff is making specific proposals to decrease the city’s energy and water consumption.