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VIDEO: City of Yonkers Welcomes a New Day

Post Date:01/01/2012

City of Yonkers Welcomes a New Day


January 1, 2012 marked a new beginning for the City of Yonkers as the City welcomed the Honorable Mike Spano as the 42nd Mayor at City Hall Plaza. Upon his swearing in by Honorable Judge Thomas A. Dickerson, witnessed by his wife Mary and three children, Mayor Spano addressed hundreds of constituents, detailing the mission he envisions for the City and setting the tone he believes will steer the City in the right direction. 

During his Inaugural speech, Mayor Spano outlined his vision for the City, which is to reinstate pride in Yonkers by providing smart, transparent government while working as a partner in supporting new growth and opportunity for residents, businesses and the youth of the City.

Mayor Spano’s top priorities for are two-fold – fiscal stability and education reform. Through a comprehensive asset reduction system, the new administration looks to implement a responsible fiscal plan that supports greater long-term financial stabilization and provides quality services, providing relief for the already overburdened taxpayer.

And while the next four years will be challenging, they will not be more arduous than the obstacles facing the Yonkers schools. Throughout his address on the first day of the new year, Mayor Spano highlighted the need to rebuild the City’s educational system, engaging the community to invest in the leaders of tomorrow by developing an Education Redesign Team. This committee of parents, teachers and city leaders will be tasked to recommend the most cost-effective measures to provide quality education services to prepare the next generation.

Rounding out the ceremonies at City Hall Plaza, three new members of the City Council were sworn in, including the Honorable Christopher A. Johnson (First Council District), the Honorable Michael Sabatino (Third Council District) and the Honorable Michael B. Breen (Fifth Council District). All declared their commitment to their districts, constituents and Yonkers – further voicing the new administration’s promise on renewal and investment in the City’s future.

Sunday was an inspirational day for the City of Yonkers, but Mayor Spano stressed that the road ahead will not be swift and will require the aid of the City’s residents. Despite the set challenges, Mayor Spano is confident that the best times are still to come, and Yonkers will again be the pride of those who live and visit here.

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