At its core, Mayor Harvey's campaign is driven by a deep respect for our Newburgh community and a commitment to support the families and communities who live here. We will work to strengthen existing programs and partnerships to develop solutions to the challenges we face. We will work diligently to create a commercial corridor that will continue to revitalize our great city while opening up employment opportunities for our residents. We will also maintain our natural resources and green spaces for a healthy ecological environment. We will also encourage homeownership and affordable housing in an effort to continuously improve the quality of life for all within our community. Our campaign is about continued progress, ingenuity, and resilience. Public Safety is our number one priority. Code Enforcement is a must in our city!
A FEW EXAMPLES OF MAYOR HARVEY'S COMMITMENT
COMPREHENSIVE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM
Mayor Harvey initiated the comprehensive video surveillance program to deter citizens from breaking the law in a concerted effort to decrease crime in the city of Newburgh NY.
In addition, to the video surveillance program we support and funded the Shotspotter Technology to detect guns firing off in our city within seconds. This technology has proven worth the investment as well. Crime is reportedly down 60% since this past year.
Mayor Harvey and members on the current City Council worked diligently to secure $3.6 million dollars for infrastructure work needed on our roads, sidewalks, and bridges. This effort is an important endeavor to not only upgrade the quality of life in our city and create a city that will attract new homeowners and businesses to stimulate our economy with jobs. WE HAVE CONTINUED TO RE-PAVE ROADS. We will do a FINAL road pavement of several streets this season in September 2019!
We want a beautiful walkable city. Bike Lanes will also be added to our streets as well. SOON!
LONG TERM VISION
The people working on this mayoral campaign are motivated by a growing movement in Newburgh to strengthen and support our local government. We intend to continue our work towards a participatory government that is responsive to the needs of our city and its residents. We are in a revitalization process in our city. We must develop responsibly to align with our Master Plan. We must maintain a GREEN City. We also want to make our city a walkable city as well. Part of our revitalization would include code enforcement and upgrades in our infrastructure. (Roads, Bridges, sidewalks etc.)