She may have gotten a shout-out from First Lady Michelle Obama at the U.S.
Conference of Mayors; she may have been selected to the prestigious Rodel Fellowhip Program (Aspen Institute), but last night Mayor Stephanie Miner had to focus on reality here in Syracuse, the city she leads, the city where she resides.
During her 2016 State of the City Address at the Southwest Community Center, she painted with broad strokes when citing the accomplishments of her administration, including new inspiring economic development projects. At the same time, she didn’t turn a blind eye to some of those unsavory details that color our current condition.
Mayor Miner even evoked the empathetic spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as she reminded the bipartisan audience that true civic engagement occurs when all people are integrated into the success of a metropolis and inequality doesn’t lead to abandonment.
It’s never an easy job, but someone has to do it.