SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A democratic common councilor challenging Mayor Stephanie Miner for the democratic nomination for mayor continues to hope his regular news conferences will win over voters in the September 10th runoff.
Pat Hogan, along with community activist Alfonso Davis, trail Miner in fundraising by a large margin.
Hogan is now outlining a new plan to rebuild the city's neighborhoods. That program embraces steps such as focusing more community development monies on neighborhood improvements and taking steps such as encouraging more food stores located in neighborhoods and strengthening beautification standards for city homes and public property.
"I plan to have a bureau in City Hall that will coordinate a lot of these things. It's going to be called the Bureau of Neighborhood Stability and Integrity. And that will be one of their duties," said Hogan.
The mayor, meanwhile, will be taking advantage of her large campaign war chest by running TV ads. The first is hitting the airwaves this week.