Persinger announces new initiative to fight drug epidemic

Erie Mayoral Candidate John Persinger announces yet another initiative he plans to implement if elected.  He calls it the Three Pillar Initiative to combat the region's drug epidemic. 

The pillars focus on prevention and education, assistance, support, and establishing community partners.  Persinger says the Mayor's Office needs to be more involved in all of the problems facing the city.  He says, "the issues that we have here in Erie, the drug epidemic, blight, underfunded schools, these are issues plaguing the entire country, so what we've tried to do before getting into this race is see what is working in other cities and what can we adapt here in Erie".

Persinger bases this Three Pillar Initiative on a toolkit that was presented to the US Conference of Mayors last June.  

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