Mayor Joe Schember is sharing his thoughts on the state of the city. The mayor recording his ‘State of the City’ address this morning at WQLN studios.
In his speech, the mayor outlined the accomplishments of his first year in office and what he hopes to achieve this year.
Touting his commitment to community involvement and making City Hall more available to residents with the Citizen Response Center.
Mayor Schember also says he was disappointed the LERTA tax did not go through in 2018 but is hopeful to see that happen in 2019. But, he says, “my team is working on some incredible stuff that we’ll be announcing throughout the year, so that will be huge and it will help create jobs and activate the bayfront; it’s gonna take off.”
Also in the studio today, County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper sharing her ‘State of the County’ address. Dahlkemper focusing on the work done by her administration and the changes she has witnessed in the community during her five years in office.
Those changes include the new ‘Choose Erie’ portal, promoting the region for new business. Also, the Nex-Gen Radio System that has been years in the making, a system that goes live in a few weeks.
“It’s gonna be live soon; everyone has this equipment burning the system in right now so that when the switch is turned on the first day, which will be the city of Erie ’cause they’re the biggest user of the system, but probably within 72 hours everyone will be on the system. We want to make sure it goes smoothly. So, sometime in the next month or so, it will be live and it took an extra year or so, but it’s a very special, very sophisticated system.”
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