Very confident about the future of our city


By Ken Brociner

Even though I’ve known and admired Katjana since she first ran for the Board of Aldermen 9 years ago, in all honesty I was surprised by how moved I was by her Inaugural Address. Instead of having to deal with the stress of performing well in a debate, by using a teleprompter she was able to relax, look us straight in the eye (via the camera) and speak from her heart about her plans to make Somerville a more inclusive and equitable city.

Given the depth of Katjana Ballantyne’s commitment to achieving her progressive, people-oriented agenda, her keen intelligence, and her warm-hearted nature, I came away from watching her speech feeling very confident about the future of our city.