LiveBlog: York State of the City Address

LiveBlog: York State of the City Address

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  • 4:44 PM: bobmock Stay tuned as we bring the Live Blog to the State of the City Address
  • 4:49 PM: bobmock We’ll be heading over for the pre-address action soon
  • 5:18 PM: bobmock Nice night for a state of the city. I hope lots of people show up.
  • 5:24 PM: bobmock The address is being held at York College. http://twitpic.com/2fvd2
  • 5:32 PM: bobmock Lots of people here. Toni Smith. Joe Musso are here. Good to see some council members.
  • 5:34 PM: bobmock The crowd milling before the speech. http://twitpic.com/2fvpu
  • 5:52 PM: bobmock Getting our seats now. Great turn out of business leaders. Not nearly as many residents.
  • 6:04 PM: bobmock Waiting for Mayor Brenner… http://twitpic.com/2fwyz
  • 6:06 PM: bobmock Mayor Brenner being introduced by the President of York College.
  • 6:07 PM: bobmock The Mayor holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws from York College
  • 6:07 PM: bobmock Looks like 100-120 people here tonight
  • 6:10 PM: bobmock The mayor is reviewing the last 7years of his administration. He’s discussing Codo 241. Codo 26 will be a $4mil investment
  • 6:11 PM: bobmock Next Codo project to be in old steam plant at the corner of Pershing And Philadelphia St
  • 6:11 PM: bobmock Bring on play raised $135000 so far for park development
  • 6:12 PM: bobmock NW Triangle moving forward with environmental remeidiation
  • 6:13 PM: bobmock Crispus Attuks building new 35000sqft early learning center for York
  • 6:15 PM: bobmock Mayor is annoucing new $2.1mil 26000sqft grocery store comming to downtown York
  • 6:15 PM: bobmock The city has been trying to get a downtown grocery store for years.
  • 6:17 PM: bobmock City is exploring downtown campus of Art Institute York with AI
  • 6:18 PM: bobmock Talking about Farquarh Graham Aquatic center’s success
  • 6:19 PM: bobmock Free prescription discount cards approx 20% average discount
  • 6:21 PM: bobmock Youth employment and summer jobs guides will be published again for summer jobs for teens and adults.
  • 6:22 PM: bobmock Talking about York’s benefit from Federal Stimulus plan. Will squire 30 blighted properties this year.
  • 6:22 PM: bobmock Will aquire
  • 6:24 PM: bobmock City projects annual savings by completing billing for refuse and trash in house instead of outsourcing
  • 6:25 PM: bobmock Tonight speech being recorded by White Rose television
  • 6:26 PM: bobmock Mayor proposing local option sales tax structure. Pushing state legislature to enact it. Would raise $42mil for york county. Would offset property taxes.
  • 6:27 PM: bobmock 3 new fire apperatus purchased this year
  • 6:28 PM: bobmock City had 3.2% reduction in crime this past year
  • 6:29 PM: bobmock City 3rd neighborhood enforcement targeted for West End of city. 6officers housed out of Dentsply Intl offices. Partnership between city, Dentsply and YMCA
  • 6:30 PM: bobmock Shotspotter has had a successful year.
  • 6:30 PM: bobmock York has been designated as federal weed and seed site
  • 6:31 PM: bobmock Nuisance abatement will grow to 4 officers
  • 6:32 PM: sarah this is working very well. keep it up.
  • 6:33 PM: bobmock $300,000 spent every year to repair city streets. Committing $2.1mill for public works. Including 18 city streets. Including Roosevelt Ave!
  • 6:34 PM: bobmock Market at garage started with $3.1mil renovation
  • 6:34 PM: bobmock Salem square elm street designation is vital to development
  • 6:35 PM: bobmock First capital fibers will become new home for Logos Academy
  • 6:36 PM: bobmock Will accomodate 300 students and will have a river walk and park to be used by students and public
  • 6:38 PM: bobmock York college continues to support city development
  • 6:39 PM: bobmock The mayor is giving his last annual address and wrapping up tonight presentation
  • 6:40 PM: bobmock The mayor just wrapped up his speech to a standing ovation
  • 6:41 PM: bobmock Handing out some awards now with keys to the city
  • 6:57 PM: bobmock Well that’s it folks! Thanks for stopping by. We hope to be able to live blog other city events in the future. Let us know what you think. We’ll keep it up if you like it.

    And pardon my poor spelling and the iPhone spell correction.

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