The Issues

Accessibility

I believe there is a disconnect between our local government and the community. As your councilor, I will bridge that gap. I will be someone who is easily accessible to the public, by holding office hours throughout the city so residents from all neighborhoods can be heard. I will respond to all calls and concerns from residents, and will open campaign offices in the city so everyone has a way to reach me. I will work tirelessly to restore your trust in our government.

Education

We need to invest more in our youths’ future. Let’s get class room sizes smaller so teachers can have more one on one time with students. We should also look into adding more vocational programs to schools so students graduate with not only a diploma but a certificate in a field of their choice. Giving students the skills necessary to be successful in college and career.

Small Business

When small businesses thrive, Boston thrives. Small businesses provide the jobs and economic growth Boston needs. We need to make owning and starting a small business in the city easier. Simplify the permits and licenses process so that businesses can open the doors as soon as possible. Business owners should not be waiting months or sometimes even years for a occupancy certificate. I am someone who will stand up for small business owners and not put big corporations first.

Housing

Boston needs to be more affordable; there are too many people being priced out of the city. We are fortunate enough to live in a free market society, but unfortunately that means housing prices are based on supply and demand. We want Boston to be a place where our residents can afford to stay; hard working individuals should not be priced out of Boston. I would propose an Increase in affordable housing across the city.

Public Safety

Fund the police and fire department so they can get the safest equipment, our first responders risk their lives every day to keep the city safe they should be equipped with the safest technology and equipment there is to keep you and themselves safe.

We need to have clean parks and so that our kids and families and enjoy themselves without having to work about stepping on dirty needles.

Our residents especially our seniors shouldn't have to fear for their safety while walking the streets of Boston at night.

Transportation

Auto insurance is too high in the city, let's look into creating safe driving programs to get insurance premiums affordable. Let's update MBTA infrastructure within the city. Also build upon our existing Hub Way, and make bicycle travel safer by having more protected bike lanes.

Sustainability

Start process to move Boston onto renewable energy to help combat climate change and be a model city of the rest of the country. Let’s bring solar and wind farms to the city. Expand the amount of electric car chargers, to promote driving electric cars. Also Provide businesses with incentives to go Green. This will also bring more jobs to the city as positions in all education and skill levels will be needed to get this implemented.

About William

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William King, a lifelong resident of Boston, born and raised in Dorchester, was raised by his working parents and is a graduate of the Boston Public School system. Graduating in 2007 from TechBoston Academy, William is continuing his education as a Social Science major at Quincy College. Mr. King had worked for the Boston Public School system for 6 years as a Technology Specialist until becoming an IT Manager for a local real estate company.

His bi-cultural background and focus on community collaboration has led him to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. These have shaped his philosophy of giving back to the community.

In his spare time, William enjoys the outdoors as much as he can. Hiking has become a passion for William spending summers following the trails of Blue Hills Reservation. William enjoys spending time with his family; his mother Jane, his father Billy; as well as his brother John, his sister in law Shereka and his nephew John Jr.

Message To Boston

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Dear Boston,

My name is William King and I’m running to be your next Boston City Councilor At-Large. I am a 28-year-old lifelong resident of Dorchester, and a Boston Public Schools graduate.

The reason I’m running is because I believe there is a disconnect between our local government and the community. As your councilor, I will bridge that gap. I will be someone who is easily accessible to the public, by holding office hours throughout the city so residents from all neighborhoods can be heard. I will work tirelessly to restore your trust in our government.

Boston needs to be more affordable, there are too many people being priced out of the city. We are fortunate enough to live in a free market society, but unfortunately that means housing prices are based on supply and demand. We want Boston to be a place where our residents can afford to stay, hard working individuals should not be priced out of Boston. I would propose an increase in affordable housing across the city.

We need to invest more in our youths’ future. Let’s get class room sizes smaller so teachers can have more one on one time with students. We should also look into adding more vocational programs to schools so students graduate with not only a diploma but a certificate in a field of their choice. Giving students the skills necessary to be successful in college and career.

If I’m elected as your next At-Large City Councilor, I will work endlessly to increase the number of affordable housing options across the city, and improve the access to skill sets that students need to succeed in life after school. Together, we can move Boston forward!

Hope To Earn Your Vote on November 7th,
William

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