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Rent control, definitely. We’re being moved out farther and farther. People are moving to Brockton and New Bedford, but all the jobs and resources are here.—Ashesha Rockett, Student, Hyde Park
The drug epidemic. Opioids, fentanyl. A lot of people are dying in this city.—Cary Harris, Retired Social Worker, Mattapan
Housing. It’s becoming too much for our people to stay in the communities they grew up in. People are moving to Fall River, Rhode Island. We’re being displaced.—Danielle Ruffin, Student, Roxbury
Housing. It seems like the people who have sustained this city for years are being pushed out by the mayor’s idea of growth.—Michael Raines, Security, Roxbury
Finding a way to control rents. It’s been out of hand for quite some time. They’re putting up new buildings, but who’s getting them? We need to bring back rent control.—Tarsha O’Neal, Environmental Services, Roxbury
Crime. There are too many shootings. There was a young man killed on my street. Give the young people something to do.—Tina Anderson, Driver, Dorchester
What issues do you think the City Council should prioritize this year?