FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Yvonne Spicer sat down with All Politics is Local host Jon Fetherston for a half hour interview on Wednesday evening.
Fetherston and the Mayor discussed economic development, the opioid crisis, Framingham Schools, Framingham State University, diversity, and more.
Another discussion topic was transportation.
The Mayor talked about wanting to have a shuttle bus on Friday nights for the Concerts on the Common during the summer.
She said the biggest surprise in her first seven months was “the amount of paper I have to sign.”
Mayor Spicer is Framingham’s first Mayor and was sworn in on Janaury 1, 2018.
On accomplishments, the Mayor said she “hired a COO (chief operating officer), who has been wonderful.”
Spicer said COO Thatcher Kezer III “has hit the ground running. That has been terrific to share the work load.”
Her vision for the next year includes a focus on education. ways to grow Framingham, including news businesses, infrastructure, and affordable housing for seniors.
Spicer said she was looking at “how we can continue to grow our schools, and make then even better.”
Mayor Spicer said “Framingham is fiscally healthy.”
But she said she wants to balance out the City’s portfolio.
“We are a large retail economy in Framingham, and I’m thinking about ways we can expand in another sector,” said the Mayor.
Watch the complete interview in the link above.
The interview will air on WACA-TV, Ashland’s cable access channel.
The interview was shared with SOURCE to publish.