Monday, July 27, 2015

House Minority Leader Brad Jones’ Statement on the End of Boston’s 2024 Olympics Bid

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to the announcement that Boston would be ending its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics:

“For supporters of Boston 2024, this is a significant letdown, but for those who opposed or had serious concerns about bringing the Olympics to Boston, today is a great day.  I agree with this decision, and I commend Mayor Walsh for putting the needs of the city and its residents first.  Although Boston will not be pursuing host city designation with the USOC, I think this process has been a good exercise in generating discussion about the city’s – and the Commonwealth’s -- future and starting a dialogue on many important issues, such as transportation and development, that need to be addressed.”