Acting Mayor Kim Janey met with Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu yesterday to begin planning the transition for when one of the candidates takes over at City Hall in November.
At a meeting at the city-owned Parkman House, the three agreed to set Nov. 16 as the official start of the next administration - it should give the elections department enough time to certify the results of the Nov. 2 final election.
The mayor's office says it will forward details on the organization and operation of city departments by mid-October, followed by briefings for the winning candidate between election day and Nov. 16.
Jamarhl Crawford posts video of the guy trying to convince people in Grove Hall to write in Janey's name. And seems somebody, maybe the same guy, was doing the same in West Roxbury last Saturday.
Janey is not behind the man, who seems reluctant to say who he is.
Meanwhile, perpetual candidate Roy Owens, who will not get elected District 7)Roxbury) city councilor in November, has already started to lose a race for Congress in 2022. You can support him via "Venmor," if, that is, "you are not ashamed of your God."
In the meantime, Owens, pending a recount, is still on the ballot against Tania Fernandes Anderson in District 7. Incumbent at-large Councilor Julia Mejia this week endorsed Anderson:
Through her work on human services to playwriting, fashion design to parent advocacy, foster parenting to small business ownership, I know Tania Fernandes Anderson is ready to dialogue with the people & advocate for the solutions to make Boston a better place for AllMeansAll!
The Dorchester Reporter reports Black and Latinx leaders are planning to meet tomorrow to consider what to do about the November election. The Bay State Banner has more.
One Black leader, state Rep. Liz Miranda of Roxbury, endorsed Wu this week:
This moment will shape the future of Boston for years to come and calls on all of us to elect a Mayor who will lead for and with all of our neighborhoods in Boston, someone who is accountable to the people of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and communities of color from across the diaspora who call Boston home. I love our City of Boston, but this is our city too, our communities deserve and demand more. We cannot wait another year for a comprehensive solution to the Mass & Cass crisis now, for improvements to Madison Park High and all of our public schools, good paying jobs or resources to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. I want us to stop just surviving, it’s time for us to thrive. As the Mayor who will be brave and bold, empowering us to dream bigger, expanding what is politically possible for the city we love, I know that Michelle Wu is the candidate we can trust on November 2nd
Essaibi George, meanwhile, got the nod from Iron Workers Local 7:
Throughout her career she has fought for the issues our membership cares about most, from affordable housing to good jobs to high quality education. As our next Mayor, she’ll build on that fight with bold ideas and action to make Boston a better place to live and work for all.
JP Progressives, who deadlocked before the primary between Wu and Janey, will try again now that the field is down to just two candidates, although the group's board e-mailed members this week to "enthusiastically recommend" that they back Wu.
Michelle has shown herself to be a brilliant thinker, both in policy and politics. Voters can always count on her to do her homework and be thoroughly informed on the issues that matter to our city. As a city councilor, Michelle led on equity issues such as paid parental leave for city employees, prohibiting health insurance discrimination based on gender identity, increasing language access for city services, and pushing for food justice and greater racial equity in city procurement contracts. We love her consistent, outspoken leadership on city transit issues, putting forward a vision for free public transit that is now being piloted on bus routes here and in other MA cities, as well as her commitment to support the reestablishment of rent control and to prioritize housing justice.
The group had already backed Dave Halbert, Ruthzee Louijeune and Julia Mejia in the at-large council race, but adds:
We would now like to recommend that our members add Carla Monteiro to our slate of endorsed candidates for City Council At-Large.