Cohoes Mayoral Candidate Dianne Nolin announced this week: If elected, she will be a full time Mayor.
"I will be your full-time mayor,” said Dianne Nolin, Democratic candidate for Cohoes’s next mayor. “My focus and commitment will be to work each and every day inside City Hall and in our community. I will be available to our residents and community stakeholders. Our city is in dire need of leadership, and I am committed to leading our community while working side-by-side with our department heads to find solutions to move our city forward."
Nolin’s four point plan to revitalize and re-energize Cohoes tackles the city’s problems head on and promises change. She is focusing on:
· Clean, safe and attractive neighborhoods
· Economic development to attract and grow new business
· Open, transparent and efficient government
· Sound financial management and budgeting
“I grew up in Cohoes. My family and focus are here,” said Nolin. “We need a mayor whose full time focus will be the City. We need a Mayor who will not have any other priorities other than the lifting up of Cohoes and making it the best it can be.”
Nolin has released the first of four pieces focusing on her plan for the City. The first piece focuses on urban blight. (See attachment.)
“One of the main reasons I have decided to run for Mayor of Cohoes because of the decline we’ve seen in certain areas of the city. I get calls from residents and I have seen it as well—we can no longer be proud of what our City looks like. It is clear that urban blight is taking a strong hold on the community and we can stop it, if we work together,” said Nolin. “I’m proposing the establishment of a Codes Counsel position as well as a Code Court to keep landlords responsible. We’ll also be reinstituting the Landlord Workshops that were so popular and successful in providing clear guidance on how properties were to be maintained.”
Nolin is committed to working with the Albany County Land Bank that was established with the help of our local Assembly and Senate delegation to access available funding to help counter the decay that has been creeping into Cohoes.
“The first County Land Bank was not established properly,” said Nolin. “The Land Bank we have now can access state funding that was not available through the first one. We received funding here in Cohoes a year after other communities. A full-time Mayor will be able to stay on top of funding opportunities to tackle the tough problems we face.
“My goal is to work closely with Land Bank leadership and our local state delegation to leverage funds and clean up Cohoes.”
For more information on Nolin's campaign, visit http://www.nolinformayor.com/