Gov.-Elect Healey, Mayor Wu Meet to Discuss Transition

The two are scheduled to meet at Boston City Hall and address the media immediately afterward

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Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey met with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on Tuesday afternoon to discuss her transition and "the important partnership between the state and the city," according to a press release.

The two met at Boston City Hall. Immediately after they spoke with the media about their hopes for the future.



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"So many of the issues we confront at the state level are issues that the city of Boston confronts as well," Healey said.

Both women cited climate action, and housing and transportation concerns as key issues they hope to tackle on both the city and state level. Substance abuse is also an important issue for both leaders.

“One of the things that the mayor and I spoke about is that housing, just like transportation, are really, really key to moving us forward," Healey said. "Too many homes are out of reach, rents are unattainable so we need to be thinking with a mindset that all solutions are on the table," she added.

"We are here to help at the city level to make sure that her administration is successful and really, really looking forward to this partnership," Wu told reporters.

This is the first official meeting between the two top elected officials, though both Healey and Wu participated in a welcoming ceremony for Prince William and Princess Catherine last Wednesday and then attended a Celtics game with the royals.

Prince William spoke to the City of Boston on Wednesday, introduced by Gov.-elect Maura Healey and Mayor Michelle Wu, at the start of his and Princess Catherine's royal visit.

Wu also endorsed Healey, a fellow Democrat, in this year's gubernatorial election.

Healey soundly defeated Republican Geoff Diehl in the November election. She met with outgoing Gov. Charlie Baker a day after her victory to begin the transition process.

Lt. Gov.-elect Kim Driscoll is heading up Healey's transition team, which also includes a former EPA administrator, the head of a major business group and a former MBTA board member.

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