Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, today released the following statement in response to Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s updated timeline and key steps to address the intersecting crises at Mass. and Cass.:
“The ACLU of Massachusetts welcomes Mayor Wu’s proposed public health-oriented approach to address the intersecting crises people are experiencing in the Mass. and Cass area. We are heartened to hear that steps are underway to create viable housing options, and we will be monitoring actions on the ground to ensure proposed placements accommodate disability and other health needs. A public health and equity lens, paired with respect for due process, offers a lasting path to public safety.”