Ilan Levy has been in Cambridge for 14 years. He has been active in the local political scene, such as blogging at CCTV. He writes that an arrest protesting for Michael Brown and Eric Garner prompted him to get US citizenship in 2015.
He also ran for City Council in 2015. He was eliminated in the 8th round with 182 votes. Notably, Ilan Levy is critical of the Plan E form of government that Cambridge operates under, and supports moving to a "strong mayor" form of municipal government (more like Boston).
Professionally, Ilan Levy is a software developer. He currently consults and develops, and is a co-founder of RSmeP, an event organization and management tool.
Plan E is the root of fundamental problems, procedural and political, in our city. We need a charter change.
The biggest issue facing Cambridge is its form of government. I think that before we resolve the issue of how we govern ourselves, we cannot address the big issues that are facing Cambridge and cannot implement them in the current system of charter planning.
Ilan Levy, candidate for City Council today, calls Plan E root of fundamental problems.
Cambridge Day Nov. 3, 2015. Excerpt
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