The Spy and WHCP Community Radio continue with our ongoing monthly series on the most current affairs of the City of Cambridge.
This month comes with several changes. The first is that City Council president Lajan Cephas, who has assumed the role and responsibilities of mayor after Mayor Andrew Bradshaw’s criminal indictment last month, will be our guest. And the second is that WHCP volunteer Kevin Diaz has replaced the retiring Mike Starling as co-host of our program. Kevin is the former politics editor for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in Washington, D.C., and lives in Cambridge with his wife, Judy, who recently was named to replace Mike as the new station manager of WHCP.
In our conversation with President Cephas, we asked her about the current status of Mayor Bradshaw and his decision to take a personal leave of absence rather than resign from office, which the City Council had unanimously recommended. We also ask her about how the absence of the mayor impacts the business of the city, the morale of her and her colleagues, city staff, and such important initiatives as Cambridge’s waterfront development project. We also ask her to summarize the Council’s first year and what she anticipates in 2022.
This video is approximately 16 minutes in length.