MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. --
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has written the following letter to the community:
It has been a pleasure to serve as your Mayor for these past six months. I hope you can feel the energy and passion my administration has for the City of Mount Vernon.
We are committed to bringing "Unity to the Community." Mount Vernon is moving forward. We are repaving our roads, filling thousands of potholes, and taking back our parks.
We have brought fireworks back after decades of dark skies. We brought Time Warner back to the table and they have already begun the installation process necessary for the city to broadcast public meetings. We've put forth a detailed plan to "FixOurField" and began a transparent public process to revitalize Memorial Field.
Our streets are cleaner, smoother, and safer. Our social media campaigns allow real-time communication between the city and the residents.
City Hall has heard you and we are continuing to clean up crime and grime. We will take down zombie structures that haunt our neighborhoods. We will stop abusive landlords and business owners who operate illegally and make our streets dangerous. We will continue to move this city forward.
We must remember we are OneMountVernon, a strong family.
Last night's fireworks were just the beginning. Our brightest days are ahead, Mount Vernon, and I thank you for your continued support.
Mayor Richard Thomas