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HASSON RASHID SPEAKS AT CAMBRIDGE CITY HALL During Public Comment Period (4/1/2019)!

HASSON RASHID SPEAKS AT CAMBRIDGE CITY HALL During Public Comment Period (4/1/2019)!

City of Cambridge,MA Don’t become Guilty of Under Investing in your Homeless Citizens and Residents!

  • Posted on: 1 April 2019

Hasson Rashid's Cambridge City Hall Public Comment (
Monday April 1, 2019 is as follows:

Peace Be Unto to You,

Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my Public Comment is concerning City Manager’s Agenda Item # 17; Calendar/Charter Rights Item #1, and Policy Order/Resolution List Item #3,4,9.

In under taking steps to impose and access the revenue from the excise and community impact fees. It has become a fact that you municipal policy makers and administrators has skip important steps, in regards to being more specific in how these community impact fees will be utilized. There is nothing thus far included in your work that clearly codifies the inclusion of the homeless sector and mosaic, in the distribution of the impact revenue streams, etc. Full homelessness stakeholders engagement is crucial to the works. All the future tools and strategies, to accelerate this process must ensure the city’s success, is sustained by deliberately producing pathways, primarily for the homeless to benefit and prosper from these proposed impact fees.

The designation, construction, and development of homeless housing initiatives must also be specified and included, in this impact fee wealth building opportunity effort. An inequitable growth is not only unjust, it is socially and economically unsustainable, and also an exclusion of the homeless who’ve long been left behind. Participation in the distribution of Impact Fees will help to provide the homeless with the opportunities and resources, they need to thrive. Don’t become guilty of under investing in your homeless citizens and residents, systematical shutting them out as recipients of the wealth building opportunity that will help them to thrive and reach their full potential.

In conclusion, the local and regional homeless mosaic and sectors should become equal partners in creating innovative community solutions, and not become a local economically banded citizen and residential entity.

Yours In Peace
Mr. Hasson Rashid
Concerned Citizen and Resident
City Hall Advocate/Advocacy
Human Service/Homelessness Advocate
Low Income Renters Housing Advocate
Cambridge, MA
April 1, 2019