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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
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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