SUN’s Skunk City Neighborhood Association Meeting!


SUN’s Skunk City Neighborhood Association Meeting,moved to Wednesday December 13, 2017, 6:30 pm. Mundy Library-S.Geddes at Rowland. HOLIDAY PARTY=Please bring a dish to pass!


SUN News for December !


SUN’s Southside Coalition- Southwest Action Council Meeting, Tuesday, December 12th 7pm at Brady Faith Center-404 South Ave. HOLIDAY PARTY-Please bring a dish to pass. Short updates: South/Tallman Corner Store, Creek Restoration Plan, Issues to talk about with Mayor-Elect Walsh, Congress information on Flood Insurance.

SUN’s 40th Annual Report Meeting:


SUN’s Annual Report and Dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 15. Payton Temple 1816 Midland Ave corner of Warner Ave. What SUN has been doing in the last year in the community? Also a short movie, “What If”. How to build strong devastation of America’s Black Wall Street in Tulsa Oklahoma, Syracuse.s 15th WardRSVP. 315-476-7475. DInner $5.00

West side SUN meeting!


Hello SUN Members and friends! Just a reminder that there are two SUN meetings next week. One with the Westside members on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7pm. And the other one on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6:30 Mundy LIbrary. So far for the Westside meeting we have invited BIll Ryan, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff. We are just waiting for him to confirm. Also Rich and I went to a meeting for the flood zone. It was an interesting meeting and we will discuss it further at both meetings. We also have a list of properties that will be affected. Is your home on the list to pay flood insurance? Come to the SUN member meeting to find out!

Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency- IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEARING !


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