Nomination papers for municipal office will be available on May 3 and must be returned by June 9, 2021.  Because of this short window for a potential candidate to decide on whether to run and then obtain sufficient signatures, I want to let folks know that I will not be a candidate for reelection to the office of councilor at large.  I want to thank the people of Somerville for having given me the opportunity to represent them for the last 24 years.  This year, I will observe what is sure to be a fascinating election season from the sidelines.