Warren mayor delivers state of the city address - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Updated

Warren mayor delivers state of the city address

Posted: Updated:
WARREN, Ohio -
Warren Mayor Doug Franklin delivered his state of the city address Wednesday evening in the city's council chambers.

During the hour long speech, Mayor Franklin said that in order to ask new businesses and homeowners to invest in the city, the city must first be willing to make that investment for themselves.

"A decision by any outside entity considering investment in Warren- whether for a new home or a new enterprise- is most assuredly effected by their perception of how we care for our own properties," said Franklin.

As part of his plan, the mayor called for a 7-million dollar investment into several city buildings. This includes city hall, the central fire station, Packard Music Hall, as well as the purchase of a new government services building.

"The best part is the debt and maintenance cost are 100% covered by the rents of the existing tenants. This is truly a win-win for the city and the tax payers," said Franklin.

He also talked about continuing the demolition of vacant homes, and much needed repairs to city streets.

"We will make an  aggressive $3 million investment into our city streets in 2014 and we will be concentrating on those residential streets that are ineligible for the state and federal funds, that's why they've been neglected so long, but we're going to address that this year," said Franklin.

Another key part to attracting investors, is making a safe community.  And in spite of a down sizing workforce that's due to state and federal funding cuts the city must still provide protection to more than 40,000 residents.

This requires better training for police and fire, and better outreach to the citizens.

Aspects Franklin said are paying off.

He recognized police for their work during a hostage situation last week at the Trumbull County jail. He also credited a collaboration with state and federal agencies for bringing a record amount of drugs and 132 illegal firearms and assault rifles off the street during a yearlong investigation dubbed operation " little D'town."

The mayor ended his speech by thanking those who have taken an active role in making Warren a better place.  He also stressed to citizens that in order for Warren to be successful everyone must do their best to present a good image of the community.
  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • 1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

    1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:48:43 GMT
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed. Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sund...More >>
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed. Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sund...More >>
  • TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:35:49 GMT
    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man's carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport. TSA official tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the man wasn't allowed take the gun past security, and faces up to a $11,000 civil penalty for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint. But Allegheny County police say they don't plan to charge the man with a crime because he had a license to carry the ....More >>
    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man's carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport. TSA official tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the man wasn't allowed take the gun past security, and faces up to a $11,000 civil penalty for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint. But Allegheny County police say they don't plan to charge the man with a crime because he had a license to carry the ....More >>
  • 5 Pa. reps ask NCAA to halt Penn State sanctions

    5 Pa. reps ask NCAA to halt Penn State sanctions

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:29:22 GMT
    Five Pennsylvania congressmen are asking college sports' governing body to cancel penalties against Penn State imposed as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.More >>
    Five Pennsylvania congressmen are asking college sports' governing body to cancel penalties against Penn State imposed as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms