SUN’s Skunk City Neighborhood Association

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Skunk City Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 PM. Mundy Library. Captain Lynette Delfavero speaking regarding issues in our community. Any thoughts that you might have on the recent motor bike accidents. Guest speaker Sam Perry neighborhood Codes Enforcement Officer. Also election of Coalition Officers and Board Reps. Run down eyesore houses bring address and othe info to this meeting. Harbor Brook Wetland educational sign is up. Support SUN with your dues. $25 for one year and $35.00 for two years. Membership includes your family in the household as well.

West Side Meeting tonight at 7PM, Brown Memorial Church!

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West Side Member meeting tonight at 7 pm at Brown Memorial Church. We have a lot to talk about. On the agenda, the community policing report and hear your concerns. Captain Lynette Delfavero. Presentation from Syracuse University’s Geography office. Mapping out Social Services Agencies. District Councilor Chad Ryan. And a discussion on what needs to happen in light of the violence on Father’s Day. SUN dues are
$25 a year and $35.00 for families.

The New Energy Affordability Policy. SUN has another Victory!

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The state Public Service Commission enacted a series of reforms Thursday to assist low-income New Yorkers who are struggling to pay their utility bills. ” We know that we have an affordability issue and that wee don’t want to shift costs to other consumers because than you create a problem for the other consumers who may just be above the low-income communities. ” ” PSC chairwoman Audrey Zibelman said”. The reforms include boosting monthly assistance to low -income customers to between $11 and $44, up from between $5 and $15. In addition, an additional 500,000 customers statewide will immediately qualify for assistance, increasing the total number from 1.1 million to 1.6 million’. This article was written by Davide Giambusso and Scott Waldman for Politico.

Southside/Southwest Member meeting!

Monthly Meeting on Jun4 14th at 7pm. As always the meeting will be held at Brady Faith-404 South Ave ( Across from the Southwest Center). Our guests will be: Ben Lockwood, to talk about Housing Visions on McLennan Ave and Jessica Azulay, Alliance for a Green Economy on the Public Service Commission to Expand Low Income Assistance. Plus the Urban Jobs Task Force had a great win this week.The Resident Employment Ordinance where 20% of all work done under city contracts will be completed by City Residents. Victory for SUN and the members who always come out to support us. Thank you!

Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency- IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEARING !

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Syracuse Inner Harbor Developer – COR Development SHOPS For A Better Deal With The County

Public Hearing: This Tuesday, December 1st at 9 am Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA) 333 W Washington St. at Franklin St

Come to the SUN office by 8:30 am and
we will go down together. Please RSVP the SUN office: 476-7475

COR Development has applied for a 15 years of tax exemptions from the County – OCIDA, they want to build a $324 MILLION development in the Inner Harbor for residential, retail, office
and hotel attraction. COR wants a sales tax exemption for 15 years — $12.9 million on construction materials and state mortgage recording tax valued at $2.9 million. On the City side, the standard Syracuse Industrial Development Agency (SIDA) TAX BREAK is generally 12 years. > Here is where COR wants a longer tax break.

COR wants to develop PRIZED CITY LAND, the Inner Harbor, get a TAX BREAK without the Mayor and Common Council approval. The Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) would be split with the County and City getting their usual share. BUT the developer’s fee would go to OCIDA. In the past when SIDA, Syracuse Industrial Development Agency, received a developer’s fee it went to the Land Bank who used it for demolitions, to build public sidewalks and other city expenditures. Its unlikely that City would benefit from the fees paid for by COR if the agreement was with OCIDA. > That’s 1.25% of $324 MILLION or $4,050,000 !

The seven member OCIDA Board is picked (controlled) by the County Legislative Chairman Ryan McMahon. The seven members do not report to the County Legislature.

Now this makes the THIRD DEVELOPER who is running to OCIDA for a better deal instead of SIDA. > It threatens the financial health of our city.

AND COR has refused to sit down and negotiate a jobs hiring agreement consisting of construction workers and permanent jobs with the Urban Jobs Task Force which SUN is a member. > WE DEMAND JOBS FOR PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. COR estimates that they will create 1,000 jobs.

Call if you want a ride to the SUN office –so we can all leave Tuesday, 8:30 AM or drive down to the SUN office by 8:30 AM

Syracuse United Neighbors (SUN) 1540 S Salina St. 13205 476-7475

SUN”s Southside Coalition + Southwest Action Council !

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Meeting Tonight ( November 10th) At Brady Faith Center 404 South Ave. Guest is Commissioner Paul Driscoll, Community Development. We want to speak to him about the recent Paving Project on S. Salina Street to Brighton Ave. We are concerned because there were no minority contractors paving in our neighborhood. SUN checked this out daily. Also some of the contractors were from out of town. What happened to hiring locally!

Public Services Commission Hearing Wednesday Nov. 18th, 7PM at Clary Middle School S.Salina just north of Seneca Turnpike.

South Mini Mart: Court Hearing adjourned to January 13th.