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Marty Walsh on Environment

 


More programs in parks and green spaces

Marty Walsh recognizes the powerful role that parks and green spaces play in a safe, healthy, and thriving city. Sports and cultural programming in parks is at the heart of lively communities and neighborhoods. Green spaces also provide immeasurable benefits to Boston residents because they assist in maintaining public health, public safety, community-building, & economic strength. Expanding and enriching programming within green spaces to engage more Bostonians in civic life would be a top priority
Source: 2013 Mayoral campaign website, MartyWalsh.org, "Issues" , Nov 7, 2013

Supported keeping park maintenance funding within MDC

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part VIII: Environment:Safeguarding Natural Resources. [State Rep. Walsh voted YES].

Vote on overriding the governor's veto of the following section: The division of urban parks and recreation in the department of conservation and recreation shall assume the sole responsibility for the delivery and the performance of services for all maintenance and repair work, including snow and ice control, for the roads and bridges previously under the control of the Metropolitan District Commission. No MDC assets or services may be transferred either in whole or in part to any other agency, without the express prior approval of the general court.

Relevant platform section: "We believe in the value of public parks and beaches in our Commonwealth that are clean, safe, well maintained, and which offer a wide range of recreational choices."

Source citation: Veto Override ; vote number 447

Source: Massachusetts House Journals via MassScorecard.org , Nov 17, 2003

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