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Peekskill Mayor to Give 'State of the City' Tonight

Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster to address capital projects, shared services and economic development tonight.

Mayor Mary Foster is expected to outline Peekskill’s goal for 2013 tonight when she gives her state of the city address. She is expected to give her speech at 7:30 p.m. during tonight’s Common Council meeting.

Foster will address:

  • "13 in '13" -- Peekskill's 13 economic development projects coming in 2013
  • Leveraging State grants and public-private partnerships, to thrust an additional 11 economic development projects ahead this year in Downtown Peekskill
  • Collaboration between the City of Peekskill and other regional groups to develop cost-savings, sustainability measures, and advocacy efforts.
  • Collaboration between neighboring municipalities on infrastructure matters

Foster will also lay out her vision for the City in 2013 including:

  • Expanding on the use of public-private partnerships for redevelopment and revitalization projects
  • Showcase economic development opportunities to investors, including properties land banked by the City
  • Expand on-line capabilities of doing business with City Hall
  • Strengthen community outreach and leadership in the police department
  • Expand job training and workplace opportunities for the City's disadvantaged young adults
notsurprisedonebit February 25, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Are they going to show this on Comedy Central? It should be an absolute joke!!
joshua tanner February 25, 2013 at 11:02 PM
As far as a I can tell there is no opposition to even counter anything. I see some Republican leftovers from 90s in the 6 weeks before a mayoral election and then its "crickets" until the next election. With illegals, white flight and die-offs Peekskill is kind of a zombie city taxidermied into paralysis. Hardly any legal citizens are left to vote and they dont vote GOP these days so there is no opposition to speak of. Once Obama gets amnesty to illegals in whats just a Dem voter expasnion plan Peekskill will be frozen into a hand-out condition where no bond issue, no budget expansion will ever lose. Time to get out of Dodge because Peekskill isn't coming back for years and years.
LoveElvis February 26, 2013 at 04:48 AM
Boy Josh ...you make a lot of comments about not liking the ethnic diversity of Peekskill. I hope you dont live in the city. If you do ....you should think about taking your own advise and move. The city is not going to become less diverse and clearly you are no longer comfortable in this community.
joshua tanner February 26, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Not buying the diversity ploy. Peekskill was always diverse. What we have now is an illegal invasion.It's black residents have been pushed to the side for illegals - one reason the blacks and immigrants don't get along. Much of the affordable housing, jobs resources etc snapped up by people that don't belong here. Anyone who is comfortable with this community going down the toilet as it is has their own agenda that doesn't include what is wise so put that in your pipe.
leesther brown February 26, 2013 at 05:51 PM
@LoveElvis, there you go again! telling lifers to move,you just came on set and with you came nothing but division and mayhem.Why don't you come on with your God given(Darren Rigger) and stop being a "Poltroon",you are quick to say who,or what represents Peekskill...#counterfeit...
Willie Bobo February 26, 2013 at 06:31 PM
"but division and mayhem" and a lot of mondongos.
sayitsnotsojack February 26, 2013 at 10:39 PM
How about expanding opportunities for the City's disadvantaged taxpayers who are being bled dry? These public-private partnerships are another example of the taxpayer getting fleeced. Take the Paramount the city can't wait to get a 5% pay back while still paying for the up keep of the building, and not collecting one penney for at least six months or more. I would like to use some public land myself for such little payment.
shakemdown February 27, 2013 at 04:16 AM
to joshua tanner: i just have one question for you, what happen, did some black kid or spanish kid take your lunch money from you when you were in grade school or in high school, because all that you rant about is the black and spanish people.we have a right to be here, i say we because i am a hispanic and my wife is black ,hell i've probably have done more for this country then you as an american have and i'm still doing,so i say to you, "let it go , let it go ." and if you are as educated as you want people to believe, then remember the first three words in the constitution " WE THE PEOPLE"
joshua tanner February 27, 2013 at 05:39 AM
I actually don't say anything about black people - who are American citizens. If you read my post I say the illegals have actually jumped the line and blacks have been moved to the back by Democrats etc. If 11 million white people broke into Mexico, Ecuador etc we would never hear the end of it from people like you. If your such a great American than you should want the laws enforced - which you obviously don't so I'm not impressed
shakemdown February 27, 2013 at 06:47 AM
joshua tanner: first of all i did'nt write this to impress you or anyone else, i wrote it because of your rant,and as a hispanic i had to speak and because this is america i did, as far as blacks and hispanics not getting along that's wishful thinking, but that's what some of you people want and try to push upon our community but as a long time resident of peekskill that just is not true. and just for the record, you were impressed, cause if you really were'nt you would'nt of brought it up.oh and as far as white people breaking into MEXICO , ECUADOR ,that would not happen, because most white people are scare of just the sight of a black or hispanic person.#justspeakingthetruth
joshua tanner February 27, 2013 at 07:19 AM
I know a lot of the illegals and for a long time they feared the blacks because they carried money on them and often got robbed. Of course one immigrant was shot and killed downtown and another was almost beat to death (had his spleen removed and his face broken) by 4 guys off Nelson Ave just a few yearrs ago - something that happens a lot in areas where the immigrants push in.
Anabasis Bob February 27, 2013 at 01:05 PM
What are the four words after "We The People", Pablo? You conveniently left them off. "we have a right to be here" Actually, you don't, Gonzales.
shakemdown February 28, 2013 at 05:11 AM
joshua tanner: you are right, those two incidents did happen,but they were both crimes of opportunity, the guy who was shot got robbed after he cashed in a winning lotto ticket but what the perp didn't know was that the guy was a former professional boxer back in his country and he put a good ole fashion butt kicking on the perp so the perp shot him ,and the second incident the guy that got beat up was drunk and three local thugs took advantage of the situation. so yes crime does take place in peekskill and if you don't believe me, just look at all the crimes that are being commited by our elected officials, now those crimes are being commited on black and hispanic citizens of this city, and they are not being commited by blacks
Shar March 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Shouldn't people who come here, sneaking in through the back door...go around and come through the front door? Then they will be legal not illegal ... many people are waiting to legally come in through the front door but are pushed out because of the millions of illegals coming in the backdoor that Obama needs for his slave voters, signing illegals up to vote in front of Foodtown and Libraries. Barack needs them more than ever right now for 2014 so he can have a Democrat congress to finish off his destruction of our country. Sorry to be so blunt but that is the sorry reality of this country today.

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