Syracuse mayoral candidate Pat Hogan pushes for neighborhood reinvestment
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:22:16 GMT —
As Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner released a new campaign ad, her challenger, Democratic mayoral candidate Pat Hogan is pushing his plan to rebuild Syracuse neighborhoods.
His plan includes beautification regulations to keep homes and other properties from looking run down.
A central part of the plan is funding for local markets and buying local, which helps build a stronger economic bond with the city.
There were clear differences in his campaign and plan for the city, compared to Mayor Miner.
Pat Hogan said, "I used to support Mayor Miner. Not anymore. We can fix our problem collaterally, not confrontationally."
Overall, he believes the city can only rebuild neighborhoods with a public-private partnership for investment.
Other parts of his plan to rebuild neighborhoods include:
-redeveloping the city block by block through grants, not just focused on downtown
-strong enforcement ordinance for animal cruelty such as dog fights
-private and public funds for public murals across the city
Today was all about launching his 19 Wards in 19 Days campaign in order to push his ideas throughout the city by primary day. This includes visiting a city ward each day by meeting with neighbors at restaurants and on the street.