Boston mayors have had an open-door policy with real estate developers. Not Michelle Wu.
For more than three decades, big Boston real estate developers enjoyed an open door policy with the mayor’s office. Unfettered access flourished under Thomas M. Menino and continued under Martin J. Walsh and even during the brief tenure of Kim Janey.
Now with Michelle Wu, those days are over — intentionally so.
Since her election in November, developers have been clamoring to set up one-on-one meetings with Wu about their plans. Many have been rebuffed and redirected to meet with other members of her administration to discuss big projects that would create thousands of jobs and add millions in future tax revenue to city coffers.
What’s more, Wu has …
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