Imagine having the chance to be the mayor of the City of Boston and having the ability to tackle issues we face here in and around town.
Mayor Marty Walsh’s office has launched the #BeMayor campaign, asking people who live or work in Boston to voice their input on what they would improve if they had their say.
The constructive requests will be collected and summarized in a report to Walsh after being reviewed by the Boston Youth Committee. This campaign will run until the end of September, then Walsh and his office will pick the winning entry for a photo opportunity and the chance to talk shop with one of the Mayor’s senior advisors.
In addition, the winning submission will be presented at the TripAdvisor Stand-Up Boston Comedy Challenge, a unique event that invites local companies to enter their employees into a competition for Boston’s funniest, amateur corporate stand-up comedian.
All of the proceeds from this event will go to Community Call, an organization that uses community event planning as a teaching method for opportunity and at-risk public high school students.
So, given the ability to take aim at city problems, what would you go after? Would you find ways to address the housing costs and the price of living? What about the T? Are you concerned with crime and drug problems in your neighborhoods? Tell us in the comments section.