Resist the Carl Barron Plaza Redesign
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About the Event
In February of this year, the Cambridge City Council unanimously passed a Policy Order banning hostile architecture. Yet, the proposed Carl Barron Plaza redesign massively restricts community access to benches and seats and takes away much of what made the plaza a community hub. Unhoused people are people, and they ought to be treated as such. A petition signed by almost 40 unhoused community members was submitted to the City Council las week. Its demands include an end to hostile architecture and the construction of more essentials in the plaza, such as water fountains, outdoor outlets, washing stations, and a community microwave. Policy Order #232 would schedule a public hearing where community members' voices could be heard. Help us and your neighbors pass this Policy Order by giving public comment at Monday's City Council meeting so the community can decide what to do with its own space.
Link to talking points: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k-kOdDNTqKBMBt1DnbK1-496R7e6cuQZ5xCIPbaTmBo/edit