Inauguration 2022 - January 2, 2022
Medford City Hall - Alden Memorial Chamber
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A message from Breanna:
I have been honored to serve as Mayor of Medford since January 2020. The residents of Medford put theiryour trust in me to lead this city and I vowed to do so working alongside all members of the Medford community. Together, we have accomplished an incredible amount and have made significant progress toward many of our shared goals. After decades of inaction and kicking the can down the road, WE are leading the way on:
BUILDING a better Medford, working closely with small businesses to support them and help them thrive and grow, while also paving the way for the kinds of development that will grow our tax base, like life sciences and digital tech and manufacturing companies. Through it all, we strive to maintain Medford’s character and values and prioritize affordable housing.
PLANNING for a sustainable and successful future for Medford, by creating community-driven processes and plans like the city’s first-ever 10-year Comprehensive Strategic Plan, first-ever 6-year Capital Improvement Plan, and leading the charge for the first comprehensive review of our City’s Charter in more than 30 years.
COMMITTING TO OUR SCHOOLS. Medford was among the first communities in the state to safely return to in-person learning during COVID-19, the first community in the state to implement a novel pooled testing program and a model district for testing, health and safety protocols. Following an economic crisis, we increased school funding by 9.6% - the largest increase to schools in decades. My opponent voted against this substantial investment in our faculty, school administrators and students simply because I was pushing for its passage
RENOVATING parks and open spaces, making them safer and more accessible for all ages and abilities. As of summer 2021 we have more than 30 parks and open spaces in process or scheduled for upgrades.
FIXING our aging infrastructure. After decades of leaders kicking the can down the road, we have a backlog of tens of millions of dollars needed to make repairs to our streets and sidewalks. In 2020 I commissioned a comprehensive review and analysis of all our roads, and now for the first time we are creating a path forward for much needed repairs and a preventative maintenance plan to prevent this from continuing for future generations.
PROTECTING public health and safety. In the midst of a global pandemic, we prioritized the health of our residents, the well-being of our students and teachers, and the livelihood of our local businesses in a number of ways, from providing more than $700,000 in grants to local businesses, to standing up testing sites and vaccine clinics, creating a direct support program for more than 11,000 seniors, launching a Multilingual Resource Line, to getting our kids back in schools safely, and so much more.
And, through it all, we are leading the way on OPEN, ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT AND SERVICES that this community deserves.
When I decided to run for Mayor in 2019, I didn’t want this job because I thought it would be easy. I wanted it because I thought we could do better. And I want to continue what we have started because there is important work that remains.
I am proud to announce that I am a candidate for re-election for Mayor of the City of Medford, and I thank you for your support!