If re-elected, Rome Mayor Jacqueline Izzo plans to keep the city on the same track.
Izzo — the first female mayor of the city — was first elected in 2015 and is finishing her first term in office. She is facing Democrat David Halpin in November.
She listed economic development as a main issue she plans to address if elected to another term, along with housing. She listed quality of life issues and infrastructure developments as other issues.
“We’re going to continue doing what we’ve been doing,” Izzo said.
Ongoing development projects Izzo mentioned in her platform included plans by Orgill Inc. to bring its first northeastern distribution center to Griffiss Business and Technology Park. Construction is estimated to cost $68 million.
Workplace housing is a major issue in the city, Izzo said. She said 6,000 people work at Griffiss, but only 30 percent of them live in the city.
Izzo listed Air City Lofts and Copper City Lofts as some of the housing coming to the area.
“Rome will be under construction for the next three to four years,” she said.
Izzo pointed toward grants as a way to invest in the city. She said she has helped bring in $40 million in grants over the last four years.
Pointing to why she should be re-elected, Izzo said she stabilized the tax base and how there is no rate increase with sewer and water.
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