Shmessey -- It might not be "Live Free of Die" hereabouts -- but people in Massachusetts take their local prerogatives quite seriously -- to the extent that there are plenty of quite large localities using an Open Town Meeting and many more towns with Representative Town Meetings than Mayors and City CouncilsThere are so many several specific instances with regard to his foot dragging on transportation initiatives, be it the NSRL, the Blue-Red Connector, West Station, etc. that it needs no further regurgitation and irrelevant thread derailment here - - although I understand that's what you live for.
For the sake of this thread, I'll just keep it to "read the linked Globe article" - - specifically, the part where it discusses the competing bills in the legislature regarding housing around rail stations - - and how his is, of course, the watered down version that allows locales to use their discretion to ignore the issue.
-- which of course the Legislature is perfectly capable of drying-out or otherwise processing it -- talk to the Democrat House Speaker and /or the Democrat Senate President if you have any issues -- they after-all hold majorities sufficient to write any law that they want to without needing a single Republican Vote. Of course it's these same Legislative Bodies who just finished passing a budget for the Fiscal Year which began in July.and how his is, of course, the watered down version that allows locales to use their discretion to ignore the issue.