Just wanted to know if you support the proposal to bring the Olympics to Boston in 2024? Have you attended any meetings on the topic?
Yes. I have attended a legislative briefing on the subject in the State House from the proponents. I’m meeting opponents in my office soon.
I do like the way the proponents are approaching the issue — they seem committed to avoiding the mistakes that other cities have made. No white elephants. No taxpayer investment in festivities. If they are approached right, I think that the Olympics could help us get a lot done on mass transit and and affordable housing.
I also think that the Boston area, with its high existing density of student housing and athletic facilities might be uniquely positioned to pull off the Olympic without an huge one-time investment.