Lizzie is committed to preserving our community by protecting our parks and community farm, developing a solar plan to decrease the city’s energy bills, and creating a masterplan for Waltham’s greenspaces.
As your city councilor, Lizzie will hold at least four town hall meetings a year and send a monthly newsletter so you will know how your tax dollars are being spent and so you can share your concerns.
Patching doesn’t work. Lizzie will work with our city to be proactive by developing long-term plans to repair and repave our crumbling roads and deteriorating infrastructure. Lizzie will also work with our community to ensure the costs of living on one of the nearly 300 private roads in Waltham doesn’t overburden the people living on them.
We expect our teachers and first responders to care for our children yet many of them cannot afford to even live in Waltham. One proposal Lizzie is focusing on is allowing people to rent in-law suites to anyone, not only in-laws, creating more available units without having to put up new developments.
As your City Councilor, Lizzie will work collaboratively with her colleagues and Waltham residents to ensure the new high school is a community effort. Lizzie supports having a strong education system in our city and she is dedicated to working together to ensure the new high school is strong.
By encouraging new small business to open in Waltham, we can create more jobs and increase our local tax base. Lizzie will work with groups like the Downtown Waltham Partnership, Chamber of Commerce, and Waltham First to ensure we work collaboratively in continuing to develop a flourishing downtown. Lizzie is also interested in exploring bringing Food Truck Fridays to Waltham as well as continuing the ongoing efforts to have Moody Street closed to encourage downtown shopping.