3/11/2011Posted by MJ
Mayor Michael Tucker announced his re-election bid Tuesday.
Tucker, a Republican, will complete his second, four-year term at the end of this year. If elected to a third term, halfway through, he’ll become the longest-serving mayor in the city’s nearly 150-year history.
Tucker said he’ll run for another term on what he considers a record of pushing change for the better.
From its embrace of historic preservation and more vigorous building inspection to the series of moves made, some dramatic, to “reorganize” the workforce for long-term tax savings, he said his administration has been trying to position the city to weather tough times and grow.
“We’ve been through a lot of change and innovation the past eight years. I am not afraid to do things differently,” he said....
I have lived in Lockport since 2003. I have to say the tangible changes have been huge since that time. Lockport looks very different and for the better. A lot of foundation work has been laid though we all know there is a lot to be done. I am still waiting for the plan to future growth. Hopefully the new planning/economic position is a sign it is about to be started.
What do you feel the highs and lows of the past 8 years have been and how do they compare to the 8 before those?
(I realize I am asking for trouble here and I di ddebate posting on this topic. Please save me the work of having to edit comments. Keep things factual "removing streets commissioner position as it will cause etc etc and showed no over all savings, etc" as opposed to personal attacks and heresay. Thank You.)