Our city is at a crossroads. Public safety is a major concern for the people. This issue has been danced around through the lack of actions by the Harvey Administration. Talked about on social media although his voting record doesn’t reflect any plan. If he wanted crosswalks for example (as an avid biker...), the council would have passed the complete streets legislation in 2015 when he was first elected. Instead as a reactionary measure, Complete Streets was passed this past April. If implemented appropriately by our council, the $200k that Senator Skoufis’s Office secured for Summer help, could have gone to painting those much-needed sharrows (bike lanes). Or sidewalk improvement for instance.
Currently, our municipal government is being led by a Mayor, whose a professional entertainer that acts like a politician. We are being managed by a City Manager who is a politician and political appointment, not a public servant.
It’s a new day in Newburgh, New York. I am a visionary and servant leader, who takes pride in listening to my neighbors. I’m not here to make friends, I’m running to serve my neighbors and make our government work for us. If you have any suggestions on how we can revitalize our neighborhoods, please message here: Suggestion Box.
It’s time we heal our community, together.