Evansville City Council Candidate Alex Burton Proposes a Broader Approach to Blight Elimination

first_imgSeptember 1, 2015For Immediate ReleaseEvansville City Council Candidate Alex Burton Proposes a Broader Approach to Blight EliminationEvansville, IN – Alex Burton, Democrat candidate for an at-large seat on the Evansville City Council, believes the real solution to blight is a program that focuses on prevention and efforts to salvage properties before they are beyond repair.In the coming weeks, he will outline his plan for a broader approach to the problem of neglected and unsafe properties.“The administration has a plan to demolish blighted homes that have become eyesores and have a negative impact on entire neighborhoods,” Burton said. “I agree with the goal, but we should also explore ways to salvage homes that are in need of repairs before they deteriorate to the point that demolition is the only solution.”Burton proposes forming public-private partnerships that would be extremely beneficial to our entire community, especially those neighborhoods where blighted properties are abundant.“We do have a problem with blighted homes, but we also need to have a plan to address the condition of these properties before they become unsalvageable,” he contends. “We need to break the cycle of disrepair that leads to blight.”He will be having discussions with social service agencies, labor unions and companies in the next few weeks to lay the groundwork for a plan that best serves the residents of Evansville.Burton’s campaign is based on teamwork, good public policy, and a focus on the future of [email protected] City Council Candidate Alex BurtonPlease take time and vote in today’s “Readers Poll”. Don’t miss reading today’s Feature articles because they are always an interesting read.Please scroll at the bottom of our paper so you can enjoy our creative political cartoons. Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Hickey misses majority of Syracuse loss due to leg injury

first_imgSyracuse suffered arguably its worst injury of the season Saturday when left tackle Sean Hickey went down with what appeared to be a knee injury. Center Macky MacPherson rolled backward onto Hickey during the Orange’s second drive and the hobbled Hickey was helped off the field and into the locker room. He was listed as having a lower-body injury and did not return.“We lost Hickey. Damn good football player,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said.Shafer did not comment on Hickey’s status moving forward, but the tackle has had surgeries on both knees since coming to SU. Hickey’s replacement, Michael Lasker, struggled to keep Pittsburgh’s defensive linemen out of the backfield.“There’s not much of an adjustment to make, Sean’s a great player,” MacPherson said. “With a guy like Michael Lasker stepping in, we have faith in him.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHickey wasn’t the only player to go down for Syracuse, which has already lost a slew of starters and contributors this season. Marquis Spruill missed time with an apparent neck injury while Ri’Shard Anderson and Ron Thompson were also banged up on the same play.The injury bug has not been kind to the Orange this season. And an unavailable Hickey for SU’s must-win season finale against Boston College next Saturday would be teetering on disastrous. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 23, 2013 at 8:12 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more