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News from the Noteworthy: Oneonta Mayor Path to Success
News from the Noteworthy

Oneonta Mayor Path to Success

In these first 7-months on the job, I’ve been occasionally reminded that not everyone shares my optimism for Oneonta’s future. Nor do they see value in keeping eyes fixed on the road ahead and not trained on past grudges or scores to settle.

However, I believe that by embracing the positive and identifying the possible, we put ourselves on our best path to success.

As Mayor, it’s my duty to present a cogent argument for optimism and to champion the benefits of respectful collaboration.

Oneonta housing

Mayor ‘reboots’ Oneonta’s Housing Commission for more community, expert collaboration

Change doesn’t fall into place without a catalyst, and for Oneonta Mayor Mark Drnek’s vision to bring 1,000 new residents to the city during his first term to work, he says he knows he needs to work with the community’s experts to solve the problem of where all those incoming residents will live.

At the June 6 meeting of the Oneonta City Council, Mayor Drnek answered questions about his plan to ‘reboot’ the city’s Housing Commission through a collaborative ad-hoc committees charged to tackle a series of issues fundamental to expanding Oneonta’s available housing stock and prepare it for a future that could include not only hundreds of new, well-paying jobs, but also a changing marketplace for student housing.

“I’ll say it again to the people of Oneonta,” Mayor Drnek said in a conversation with The Freeman’s Journal / Hometown Oneonta. “We need you.”

Oberacker, Salka Confer As 2021 Session Begins

Oberacker, Salka Confer

As 2021 Session Begins

State Sen. Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus, and Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield, confer today in the senator’s Office 506 in the Legislative Office Building in Albany as the 2021 session gets underway. Oberacker, elected Nov. 3, and Salka, now in his second term, have said they plan to collaborate on two pieces of legislation in particular: One, to overturn bail reform and, two, to allow New Yorkers to accept or reject, without penalty, taking a COVID-19 vaccine. For details, see this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta. (Jeff Bishop photo)

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