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“My plan, as mayor, is to meet with state representatives and request JSCB budget adjustments that allow us to provide our students and staff with a safe environment to thrive in, then to fix immediate Blodgett needs that are health concerns and ultimately renovate the school inside-out to be the first school of the arts in Syracuse,” Davis stated. “In addition, I would like to ensure that more Syracuse residents receive contracts on JSCB construction jobs. My overall plan will be to provide a big picture benefit to Syracuse City School District (SCSD) students, families, our local economy, surrounding neighborhoods, and contribute to the arts.
Davis, a Democrat, has also proposed creating an effective Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), should he be elected as mayor in November.
“A CBA provides inclusiveness and accountability in how development subsidies are distributed; each CBA can be tailored to the communities needs and includes job quality standards, local hiring programs, and affordable housing requirements,” he said. “This can be a solution to the poverty level, homicide, crime rates and the need for economic development in the city.”