Candidate Statement: Kartikey Trivedi
I’ve lived in Newtonville with my wife and two kids (16 and 13) for 15 years. As an immigrant, the Newtonville Community’s welcoming village characteristics and progressive mindset have made us feel at home away from home. I’m an engineer from Mumbai University and presently work as Deputy COO at MassHealth. Newton faces some fundamental challenges, such as cultural change, antiquated infrastructure, asymmetric population density (Northside vs Southside), and affordable housing for the middle class. While there is no silver bullet to solve all of the challenges at once, we as a community need to work with each other as well as City Administration to address these challenges. If elected, I will work with my other NAC colleagues to voice the concerns of the Newtonville community at City Hall on the following: 1. Urbanization - preserving village characteristics with reasonable development 2. Antiquated infrastructure - NewCAL center for active seniors; traffic and transportation.