Councilors voted to look further into bedbug extermination protocol and ways make the associated costs for residents more affordable.
I had some trouble with this video of the meeting, but the relevant part is item five and begins about 2:16.
(This is a paraphrased account of what I heard): the Cambridge City Council asks the Public Health Department to work with Cambridge Housing Authority and other agencies to address the bed bug problem.
Councillor Craig Kelley speaks briefly but eloquently, suggesting the city needs a one-stop place to go to find out about bed bugs, and an education program so people will learn (for example) not to pick up discarded furniture. According to Kelley, the problem is partly one of various agencies not knowing what to do, what best practices are.
(Again, that’s a rough paraphrase of what I could catch. My computer did not like the video format.)
These are problems that sound very familiar to me and will probably sound familiar to others in New York and elsewhere.
We look forward to hearing more about Cambridge’s attempts to do more about bed bugs.