Cambridge’s ARPA Finance Committee Meeting

On December 1st, 2021, Save the Alewife Brook (StAB) attended Cambridge’s Finance Committee Meeting, which was dedicated to the discussion of the allocation of $80 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The Finance Committee includes Cambridge’s mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Councillor Marc C. McGovern, Councillor Patricia Nolan, Councillor Quinton Zondervan, and Councillor Timothy J. Toomey.

Thanks goes out to everyone who wrote letters to their state representatives. Because of your letters, Representative Dave Rogers reached out and recommended that we attend Cambridge’s meeting to discuss allocation of $80 million in federal ARPA funds.

Here is our three minute statement to Cambridge’s Finance Committee:

Save the Alewife Brook’s 3 minute CSO statement to Cambridge

Following our comments, Cambridge resident Damon Krukowski spoke in support our efforts and helped to amplify our message. And then Councillor Nolan speak in favor of Climate Change Resiliency and Environmental Justice and specifically in support of our plea to end the sewage water pollution in the Alewife Brook!

Cambridge Councillor Patricia Nolan voices support for ending the sewage pollution in the Alewife Brook.

The meeting was an amazing opportunity to have our voice heard by Cambridge’s most influential elected officials. This is one step towards reaching the centuries’ long goal of reducing hazardous pollution in the Alewife Brook.

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