Michelle Wu has been a voice for Boston’s future through inclusion, innovation, and transparency.
Growing up as the oldest of four children, Michelle saw through her immigrant parents’ eyes the invisible barriers – language, cultural, social, and economic — that families face. Through hard work and a great public school education, Michelle got a scholarship to study at Harvard College, where she fell in love with Boston. As a college student, she spent most of her free time volunteering in Boston’s Chinatown, taking the Red Line back and forth across the Charles River. After graduation, she moved to the North End and started working as a consultant in Boston’s Financial District.
But then life changed suddenly when her mother began to struggle with serious mental illness. At the age of 23, Michelle became primary caretaker for her mom and two younger sisters. She opened and ran a small family restaurant to help support her family. Eventually, Michelle was admitted to Harvard Law School and brought her family with her back to Boston. While studying, she helped her mom access the world-class health care in Boston, sent one sister to college and became legal guardian for her youngest sister, who graduated from Boston Public Schools…
Boston City Council meeting – March 28, 2018: Traffic Enforcement, Flooding, Ordinance on Increasing Access to Voter Registration, School Repairs, Medicare Savings Programs Eligibility, Stray Voltage in Boston, Short Term Rentals, Youth Jobs, 2020 Census and Citizenship Status, Upcoming Hearings
Boston City Council meeting – March 21, 2018: School Repairs, Appointments, Net-zero Carbon Requirements, Short-term Residential Rentals, Collective Bargaining, Community Obligations for As-of-Right Projects, English Language Learner Program and Adult Basic Education, Home Rule Petition for Additional Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages, Reentry, Upcoming Hearings/Working Sessions
Boston City Council meeting – March 14, 2018: Collective Bargaining Grants, Compensation Advisory Board Report, BPD’s Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program, BPD’s Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program, Public and Private Sewer Lines and Alleys, Good Food Purchasing Standards, Federal Interference in Elections, Upcoming Hearings/Working Sessions
Boston City Council meeting – March 7, 2018: Appointments, Greenway Business Improvement District (BID), Property Transfers (Condor Street, East Boston), Collective Bargaining, Public Sector Unions & Advocacy Rights, Hospital Merger, Upcoming Hearings/Working Sessions
Boston City Council meeting – February 28, 2018: Collective Bargaining, Grants, Appointments, Civil Immigration Detainer, Development, Fenway Urban Renewal, Bridgeview Apartments, Old Colony Phase 3A, Greenway Business Improvement District, Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Rutherford Ave/Sullivan Square, Boston Public School Transportation, Huntington Theatre, Eviction Data, Justice-Involved Women, Post-Audit Budget Review, Gun Violence, Campus Sexual Assault, Upcoming Hearings/Working Sessions
Boston City Council meeting – February 14, 2018: Grants, City Audit Update, Short-term Residential Rentals, Resiliency Standards for City-owned Property, Bunker Hill Housing Development, MBTA Local Assessment, Upcoming Hearings/Working Sessions
Boston City Council meeting – February 7, 2018, : Huntington Theatre, Special Election, Appointments, Commuter Rail Fare Equity, Rutherford Ave/Sullivan Sq, Collective Bargaining, Net-Zero Carbon Requirements, Surveillance Technology, Vocational Education, Boston Logan Airport Workers’ Strike, Urban Renewal Updates, Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse, Upcoming Hearings
Boston City Council meeting – January 31, 2018: School Repairs, Collective Bargaining, Grant, Appointments, Curbside Composting, Annual Homelessness Census, Voting Rights for Immigrants with Legal Status,
Boston City Council meeting – January 24, 2018: Council Committee Assignments, Short-Term Rentals, Speculation, University Accountability Statistical Report, Taxis, TNCs & Self-Driving Cars, Health Care Provider Parking Permits, Resident Parking Permits, Cashless MBTA, Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square, BPS Grade Configurations, BPS Buses, School Committee, Voter Registration, Free Petition, Body Cameras, Sexual Harassment Policy, Elder Scamming, Long Island, Suing Pharmaceutical Companies for Opioid Crisis, Human Trafficking, Community Choice Energy, Plastic Bag Reduction, Heating/Cooling Requirements, Contracts, Appointments, Medical Marijuana, Hero Squares
Boston City Council meeting – December 13, 2017: Funding Orders from the Mayor, Community Preservation Committee, Acoustic Live Entertainment, Recreational Marijuana Tax, Surplus Land Parcels, Clapp St Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Net-Zero Carbon, Procurement Reform, Collective Bargaining, Community Preservation Committee Funding, BPS Start Times, Boston Arts Academy
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