"I am invested in our success. That Melrose is such a desirable community is no accident. Many people have been working hard at the local level for years to make Melrose what it is today. I am one of those people, and I want a chance to keep doing that.
The Melrose I envision ten years from now expands upon our success by using creative thinking and out-of-the box ideas to take us to the next level."
Mayoral Candidates Answer 7 Questions About the Arts in Melrose for #ArtsMatterDay
"From a city perspective, adding more art into our civic events be it through shared art projects or by adding more artistic performances will help signal that we are a community that appreciates the arts." - Monica Medeiros
"It is an honor and a privilege to bring some awareness to this issue and how many of our neighbors are facing housing and food insecurity, to bring some awareness to it, to let them know about the resources available to them, and to let our community know how they can take action to support our neighbors," said Medeiros.
"Midway through Paul Brodeur's victory speech at his campaign headquarters in the old Papa Gino's Tuesday night, Monica Medeiros burst in to congratulate him. Seven weeks before the two share a ballot, they shared a celebration."
By beginning on Day One to build a five-year strategic financial plan for Melrose, I am committed to doing my best to provide the strong fiscal management needed to maintain our City's affordability, strengthen our education system, and protect the sustainability of our City's financial future.
“If I am elected Mayor this fall, I will make maintaining Melrose's beauty among my top priorities. To me, that means maintaining our roads, keeping our sidewalks clear, planting more trees and preserving our open space."
"As a mayoral candidate I have some important takeaways to share about some of the areas the next mayor must improve upon including emergency management, communication and water & sewer infrastructure."
“I am passionate about Melrose. Our city needs a vision to succeed. I am committed to making Melrose a Leader! To make that happen, I made the bold decision to quit my job and campaign fulltime.I am all in.”
"I deeply understand the housing market and recognize the importance our residents place on maintaining and improving property values."
“They’re falling all over themselves saying, ‘alderperson,’ ‘alderwoman.’ I think they were trying to not offend me,” she said. “This is at a point where it’s distracting from the issue that the person actually came to talk to me about.”
"Recognizing that the aftermath of the Brazil Street sewage backup has left many questions for the neighborhood and the city at large, I joined with Ward Five Alderman Shawn MacMaster in co-sponsoring an order calling for Mayor Gail Infurna's administration to appear before the Board of Aldermen to provide a public reporting on the incident which occurred on June 20, 2019."
Dr. Teodros Kiros hosts African Ascent with special guest Monica Medeiros, Melrose Alderman-at-Large and candidate for mayor.
During their hour long interview, the pair covers many city topics including Medeiros' plans to reduce the water & sewer burden ratepayers face and ways we can make City Hall more open and welcoming to all.
About the race Medeiros said: “It’s about looking at the people as individuals. It’s about evaluating their personal qualities and experiences to make sure that we have the most qualified person regardless of their sex or gender. That’s when we get true equality and true empowerment. When I look at this race, I can tell you that I am the person that is most-qualified for the job. I have the experience, and this is the year to make it happen."
I am continuing to call for accountability and transparency now that the override has passed. At their Tues. 4/23 meeting, the School Committee is expected to take their final vote on the FY '20 School Budget using an incomplete document. The members should hold off until they receive a full document.
“…regardless of income, every taxpayer deserves good fiscal management.
As an Alderman-at-Large, my job is to consider the big picture ramifications of our decisions, especially when it comes to spending and taxation. When it comes to the big picture, the taxpayers deserve an unobstructed view.”
“Throughout the years we have been advocating for full reimbursement for charter school funding, more funds for Chapter 90 road repairs, more consistency and predictability from our state government, and more equity in our school funding,” continued Medeiros. “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue serving in this role.”
Our local government provides the most basic services we use every day – clean water, safe roads, education for our children, police and fire protection. These services are best provided without partisan politics getting in the way.