FY19 City of Cambridge Annual Report Now Available

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The City of Cambridge’s online FY19 Annual Report is now available for viewing at CambridgeMA.Gov/FY19AnnualReport

A limited supply of the FY19 Annual Report print companion edition is also available in the brochure racks at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue.

The FY19 Annual Report includes key highlights for the fiscal year from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. This past year, the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust celebrated its 30th anniversary.  The Trust has worked to shape housing programs and policies, purchase buildings for affordable housing developments, and provide funding that preserves or creates affordable housing in Cambridge. Through FY19, the City of Cambridge has appropriated $190 million for affordable housing initiatives to date. The FY20 budget will provide another $20 million (a 50% increase over FY19 level) of direct funding to support the Affordable Housing Trust's work. 

In April 2019, following a collaborative process with the bicycling community, the Cambridge City Council adopted the Cycling Safety Ordinance, which solidifies the city's commitment to improving its bicycle network. The ordinance mandates that when a street is rebuilt through the Five-Year Sidewalk and Street Reconstruction Plan, separated bicycle lanes will be included on those streets identified for separation in the Cambridge Bicycle Plan. 

The first-ever Port Action Forum invited residents to meet city leaders, learn about projects in the area, and obtain city services. The annual Participatory Budgeting process enabled residents to have a say in how the city will spend $925,000 of its Capital Budget on projects to improve Cambridge.  The reestablishment of the Police Cadet Program  provides a new opportunity for residents who may want to pursue a career in public safety.  

In 2019, the city awarded 77 scholarships of $3,000 each to students pursuing secondary education. Since 1993, over 1,000 scholarships totaling $2.4 million have been awarded. Also in 2019, 3.5 million pounds of materials were composted and diverted from landfills.

Learn more about FY19 accomplishments at CambridgeMA.Gov/FY19AnnualReport.

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