Our City has resilient people. We’re a city that punches
above our weight class. We’re scrappy, critical, take initiative and are dogged about lifting
ourselves and each other up so that opportunity is for everyone. We are on our way to becoming
a leading smart-city centered on strengthening our neighborhoods,
engaging our people, and growing our region.

Those are big promises. Read about the initiatives seeing them to fruition.
We’ve done so much and we’re sharing it all here.

On Police-Community Relations

In our work on Police-Community Relations, we have a community of residents and officers who have come together to talk about strengthening relationships and work on solutions to ensure that public safety is a joint effort. 

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On People’s Agenda for Police Reform

In Syracuse, a coalition of organizations presented demands to Mayor Walsh and City of Syracuse leadership called “The People’s Agenda for Police Reform.” These are their demands and the City’s response.

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On Syracuse Police Reform

Since taking office in 2018 Mayor Walsh has been committed to police reform and taking steps to strengthen police-community relations and accountability. His Executive Order No. #1 actions outline bold and fast changes to advance police reform in Syracuse. Every action and its updates are shared to be a transparent measure of the city’s progress. See Recent Updates on Police Reform

Syracuse Surge

Syracuse Surge is Mayor Ben Walsh’s strategy for inclusive growth in the New Economy. That strategy is anchored by government and private-sector partnership such as JP Morgan Chase and driven by growth that creates greater opportunity in the region.  

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Syracuse Build

The City of Syracuse active construction industry is driven by several factors: development in the city’s core and university areas, the I-81 viaduct, and Syracuse Surge. These drivers present an opportunity to build and diversify careers in the construction trade for Syracuse families through Syracuse Build.
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I-81

The Interstate 81 project has the potential to be a multi-billion injection of investment in our community. The City is working to keep its promise of keeping a wide range of voices at the table to create jobs for local residents on this major public infrastructure project.

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