By Sara Brown -
Gregg LaCedra believes he will listen to ward 1 residents more than his opponent. “I feel there is a lack of communication,” he said. “People feel their voices aren’t being heard. That needs to change.”
He promises to listen to people. “Whatever the issue is, I will do my best to make it better—whether I have to take it in front of the council, the mayor or even Beacon Hill. I will do what it takes,” he said.
LaCedra seems to be a man of the people already. “I get calls from people all the time about different issues. Sometimes it as simple as a road problem or sometimes it’s about the casino. There are a lot of rumors out there. People are worried. I want to change that.”
He said he even fielded calls during the huge storm last winter. “I got over 100 calls about streets not being plowed and what not and helped them out,” he said.
He believes there needs to be a solution for this problem and it should be the focus of the council.
“I know I pay an unbelievable rate. I don’t know how people on fixed incomes do it,” he said. “This isn’t right.”
Another concern is the safety of a local park in his ward. “People are afraid to walk through it,” he said. “I would like to see more of a police presence there.”
The ward 1 councillor hopeful said he can’t choose one thing he loves most about his hometown. He loves all of it.
“There is so much about this city I love,” he said. “That’s why I’m running for councillor—Revere deserves better.”