Responding to the 2020 Census

U.S. Census 2020 The last day to participate in the U.S. 2020 Census (regardless of response method) is quickly approaching and will be September 30. Please see below for instructions: Instructions to Fill Out the Census You should fill out the Census for the address where you spend most nights during the year. Everyone atContinue reading “Responding to the 2020 Census”

Voting Early in Person or by Mail for the 2020 State Primary (September 1, 2020)

VOTING EARLY For the upcoming state primaries on Tuesday, September 1, the early voting period starts Saturday, August 22, through Friday, August 28. The deadline to register to vote is August 22, 2020. To Vote Early you may do so in person or by mail. Please find instructions for each below: VOTING EARLY IN PERSON 1. To voteContinue reading “Voting Early in Person or by Mail for the 2020 State Primary (September 1, 2020)”

August 3, 2020: Letter to NU & BU Urging All-Virtual Reopening

[Alt Text follows PDF] [Alt text begins] Dear President Brown and President Aoun, In light of the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in MA, I urge you to switch to entirely virtual models for the fall semester at Boston University and Northeastern University, respectively. While the focus of university reopening plans has been on methodsContinue reading “August 3, 2020: Letter to NU & BU Urging All-Virtual Reopening”

July 21, 2020: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Dear Friends,  I want to write to you today about a policy initiative I’m excited about: over the past few months, I’ve been working closely with Councilor Lydia Edwards and the BPDA, as well as researchers at MIT, to determine the best ways to incorporate the principle of “affirmatively furthering fair housing” into Boston’s zoning code.Continue reading “July 21, 2020: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing”

July 14, 2020: Public Health Hearing & Virtual Office Hours!

Dear Friends, Last week, the Committee on Public Health hosted a hearing regarding the reopening of colleges and universities amid the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of the hearing order I filed with Councilors Breadon and Janey. If you’d like to watch the hearing, which was attended by the Mayor’s administration, local union leaders, andContinue reading “July 14, 2020: Public Health Hearing & Virtual Office Hours!”

July 7, 2020: Press Releases on Ways and Means Hearing Orders

Councilors Bok, Mejia, Arroyo, and Breadon file hearing orders to discuss more inclusive and imaginative approaches to city budgeting Exactly six months into their first term on the Boston City Council, new Councilors Kenzie Bok, Julia Mejia, Ricardo Arroyo, and Liz Breadon filed two hearing orders this week to explore more inclusive and imaginative approachesContinue reading “July 7, 2020: Press Releases on Ways and Means Hearing Orders”

June 25, 2020: The Budget and The Work Ahead

Dear Friends, Yesterday the City Council voted to pass the City’s revised FY21 budget. As you know, I’m serving as the Council’s Ways & Means Chair; I wanted to write about that decision and what comes next.  This year’s budget process has come in the cauldron of COVID-19, collective fury about police brutality, and theContinue reading “June 25, 2020: The Budget and The Work Ahead”

Councilor Bok’s District 8 Newsletter: June 8, 2020

A Note from Kenzie Dear friends,  Firstly, thank you for your continued civic and community engagement. I’m grateful, as always, for our community in District 8 and beyond. A longer newsletter update will be sent out next week, but here are some timely and important items: On Friday, we announced an additional meeting of the WaysContinue reading “Councilor Bok’s District 8 Newsletter: June 8, 2020”

Justice for George Floyd, and for all

Dear Friends,  The Boston Common is in my district, and I was at the protest Sunday night in memory of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. I saw firsthand our inspiring young people of color leading a powerful peaceful demonstration, calling for an end to police brutality and systemic racism. I’m so gratefulContinue reading “Justice for George Floyd, and for all”