In 2013, Mayor Thomas M. Menino decided not to seek an unprecedented sixth term in office. The election that followed was one thing, but Boston had not turned the keys over to a new mayor in more than two decades.
Typically, a three-ring binder is left for the next mayor to review — to see how the City works. That wasn’t going to do this time.
I joined a team of City Hall staffers to launch a Next Boston, a 100-day blog highlighting (in a combination of informative and incredibly creative ways) the day-to-day operations of City Government in Boston.
We covered Neighborhood Services, Food Initiatives, Environment and Energy policy, making the Mayor’s Schedule, advancing events, intergovernmental relations, and much more.