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Syracuse Mayoral Candidates Faceoff on Ideas to Make City More Sustainable for Citizens and Government

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Jessica Lisi, FOCUS Syracuse
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Sustainability Forum Moderated by WAER's Chris Bolt (L) with (L-R) Khalid bey, Ben Walsh, Janet Burman

A group of Syracuse residents wanted to know how our next mayor will work toward sustainability. In this special WAER News Election 21 presentation, we’ll hear from incumbent Mayor Ben Walsh, an independent, Democratic party nominee Khalid Bey and Republican, Syracuse United and Conservative candidate Janet Burman on how they would do just that.

The forum, How Do You Make a More Sustainable Syracuse?, held in front of a live and virtual audience, covered environmental, financial and community sustainability issues. You'll hear the vision and ideas of the candidates for shaping Syracuse’s future on these important topics. And perhaps, their thoughts and comments will encourage and inspire your vote for Syracuse’s next mayor.

Civic groups FOCUS Greater Syracuse, Greening USA, and CNY Solidarity organized the event. WAER News & Public Affairs Director Chris Bolt moderated the forum.

Chris Bolt, Ed.D. has proudly been covering the Central New York community and mentoring students for more than 30 years. His career in public media started as a student volunteer, then as a reporter/producer. He has been the news director for WAER since 1995. Dedicated to keeping local news coverage alive, Chris also has a passion for education, having trained, mentored and provided a platform for growth to more than a thousand students. Career highlights include having work appear on NPR, CBS, ABC and other news networks, winning numerous local and state journalism awards.