Utica Mayor visits West Utica for second round of "Quality of Life Sweeps"

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri is making a lot of friends, and all he had to do was step foot in their neighborhoods.

Wednesday marked the second week of Palmieri's "Quality of Life Sweeps," where city hall business was conducted outside, in areas that need a little extra attention.

Last week, pot holes were a source of consternation among residents visited in the downtown area and this week it was burnt buildings, specifically on Schuyler Street in West Utica that citizens wanted taken care of.

The mayor says the road to recovery starts with a conversation.

"We want, when people travel on these streets, they have a good feeling about Utica, New York," Mayor Palmieri said. "And we want to make sure the residents feel good about Utica, New York also."

The city is just waiting for court approval to knock down the fire damaged buildings, which the mayor says he expects to happen next month.

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