Greene for Mayor in the News

Councilor to Walsh: Spend stimulus money on roads, broadband, housing, pipes

Syracuse, N.Y. — The chair of the Common Council’s finance committee today called for the city to spend $123 million in federal stimulus money on infrastructure, housing, transportation and preparations for the upcoming I-81 project.

Councilor-At-Large Michael Greene sent a letter to Mayor Ben Walsh laying out 19 proposals for how to spend the incoming money from the American Rescue Plan Act.."read more

Democrat Michael Greene leads fund-raising in Syracuse mayoral primary

Syracuse, N.Y. — Democrat Michael Greene leads the fund-raising race in the Syracuse mayoral primary with four weeks until the election.

Greene has raised $101,470. His opponent, Khalid Bey, has raised $25,976.."read more

Syracuse's system for awarding tax breaks is broken. Here's how to fix it. (Commentary)

Michael recently wrote a letter to the editor published in addressing our problematic tax break system. Read it Here

Syracuse councilor wants to build remote-working centers

"Many economists predict that the number of work-from-home jobs will continue to grow even after the pandemic ends and Syracuse is gaining national attention as a potential destination spot for remote workers. Business Insider and recently said Syracuse has the amenities of a large city but affordable housing and other cost-of-living expenses." read more

Police will restore ShotSpotter next week; Walsh opponent says it should’ve been done already

"Syracuse, N.Y. — The Syracuse Police Department will reactivate its ShotSpotter technology next week, about eight months after it was canceled due to budget cuts.

The restoration of the program, which tracks and locates gunfire in the city, comes after Common Councilor Michael Greene began publicly calling on Mayor Ben Walsh to restore the service immediately. Greene is running to challenge Walsh in this year’s mayoral race.." read more

Volunteers for Michael Greene Mayoral Campaign See Vision for Positive Change over Incumbent

"The Michael Greene for Mayor campaign kicked off in earnest this weekend when volunteers assembled outside the Staffworks employment agency in Syracuse. Ten new volunteers and campaign staff began dropping leaflets on the doorsteps of East Syracuse residents. ...." read more

Councilor Michael Greene: Why I’m running for Syracuse mayor (Commentary)

'Is Syracuse getting better? The answer to that question depends on who you ask. For those associated with downtown’s development and the region’s largest corporations, the answer is yes. “Rising Above” has been good for big business..." read more

Michael Greene promises to limit tax breaks, reform police in Syracuse mayoral bid

"Syracuse, N.Y. — Common Councilor Michael Greene wants to limit tax breaks for housing development to projects that are “truly affordable” for Syracuse families and create a new civilian role to oversee the police department..." read more

Councilor: Syracuse can’t afford ‘sweetheart deal’ for Tech Garden (Commentary)

"I agree with the recent letters to the editor that describe the Tech Garden as a positive economic contributor to Central New York. I have proposed an agreement that would allow the Tech Garden expansion to move forward as planned but would stipulate that if the facility generates any unexpected profit that the proceeds be split evenly between the city of Syracuse and CenterState CEO. ...." read more

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