More evening, weekend patrols coming to downtown Syracuse

More evening, weekend patrols coming to downtown Syracuse

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner announced Tuesday $213,000 will go towards evening and weekend security patrols, additional maintenance crews and new security cameras in the downtown area.

Miner says this will be made possible through and agreement with the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency; the funding will be used to support programs run by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse and will come from SIDA.

“With more than 700 new residential units coming online since 2010 and 250 more slated to open in the next 18 months, Downtown Syracuse has transformed into a 24-7 neighborhood – and we could not be more excited. This funding will ensure the area receives the additional services it needs as it continues to grow,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “Ensuring Downtown remains safe, secure, and clean is an important priority and I am pleased SIDA has voted to make this a priority.”

The funding includes $70,000 for cameras wired into the Syracuse Police Department, $113,000 for more evening and weekend patrols, and $30,000 for environmental maintenance crews.

The security patrols and maintenance workers will come from the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Miner said.

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