Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has joined a coalition of 15 greater mayors to set a goal to add 185,000 new homes in Greater Boston by 2030. Details about the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition can be found here and a list of participants and data here.
But there’s also this comment from Fuller in this Boston Globe story.
Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller acknowledged that housing developments in her city have face pushback from residents worried about the effects on traffic, schools, and general quality of life. She agreed Newton needs more housing, but the key, Fuller said, is planning it wisely — such as by building around Newton’s MBTA stops.
“We have to make sure this works for Newton,” she said.