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 – November 16, 2017: Boston Arts Academy, Recreational Marijuana Tax, Raymond Flynn Marine Park PILOT Agreement, H.2723 Pilot for Fairmont Corridor Rapid Transit, Voter Registration, Community Preservation Committee, Residential Property Tax Exemption
Boston City Council meeting – November 1, 2017: Jackson Square Rec Center, Browne Fund Appropriation, Highway Tunnel Firefighting Equipment Funding, Fair Housing and Equity Commission Funding, Mission Hill Electronic Security Project, East Boston Surplus Land, Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Credit Raise, National Guard Property Tax Exemption, Dudley Branch Library Renovation, Liquor License Reform, BPS Transportation Budget, Heating/Cooling Housing Regulations, Historic Tax Credit
Boston City Council meeting – October 25, 2017: Boston Public Health Commission Nurses Contract, Elderly Commission Funding, DNA Testing Backlog Funding, Boston Start-Up Funding, Surviving Spouse Benefits, Community Preservation Act, Siting of Technology and Telecommunications-Based Infrastructure
Boston City Council meeting – October 18, 2017: Boston Retirement Board Trustees, South Boston Community Funding, Right to Charge, BPD Police Officers Contract, Tenant’s Right to Purchase, Procurement Reform, Private Corporation Street Closures, Elder Scamming, Back Bay Gas Pipeline, Community Preservation Act
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