Boston Mayor Michelle Wu takes aim at the city’s open-air dining policy for the North End. The plan calls for restaurants in the North End to pay $7,500 plus other monthly fees to participate in outdoor dining, while being allowed a shorter outdoor dining season than other neighborhoods.
Some North End residents applauded the effort, while some restaurateurs called the mayor’s actions discriminatory. Joan Vennochi of the Boston Globe and Pam Donnaruma of the Boston Post-Gazette joined Talking politics Host Adam Reilly to discuss Mayor Wu’s next steps and his planned resolution — which has, so far, included a “hardship waiver” compromise — but still has protests against his administration.
Joining Massachusetts State Representative Mike Connolly and Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance Executive Director Symone Crawford Talking politics to discuss the growing housing crisis in the state.
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Watch: Some North End restaurant owners say Mayor Wu’s outdoor dining plan is discriminatory