Utica Mayor kicks off 2013 Quality of Life sweeps

There are 19 comments on the WKTV story from Apr 4, 2013, titled Utica Mayor kicks off 2013 Quality of Life sweeps. In it, WKTV reports that:

While the sun broke through the clouds Thursday, light shined down on dusty, littered streets in the City of Utica, but the mayor wants that mess to soon change, as he rounded up a crew for a second year of Quality of Life sweeps.

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Utica taxpaper

Utica, NY

#1 Apr 4, 2013
Why does he even bother to make these "sweeps"? As soon as he leaves the area, they go back to living in the filth and clutter they are use to.

These kind of people have no pride for themselves, act and live worst than any animal does, and laugh at our womderful Mayor behind his back.

As the Irish saying goes - "You can NOT turn a sow's ear into a French purse"!
utica dpw

Syracuse, NY

#2 Apr 4, 2013
The mayor was actually sweeping the sidewalk. I seen it on the news,honestly !
Former res

Duluth, GA

#3 Apr 4, 2013
They are trying to copy ED Hanna! Not working for them.
big

Syracuse, NY

#4 Apr 4, 2013
he's trying to set an example for the residents of this city who like to live in filth. drive around and see the debris on streets and lawns. god forbid anyone helps out and picks up trash and throw it out themselves. neighbors help neighbors out u see debris go over and pick it up takes a few seconds, try it it works. days of jobs coming to this area are all but done, so does that mean we leave this city looking the way it does? serious people grow up and help w/ cleaning your properties. this should be done all year not just when the weather gets warmer. people need to look in their mirror, seriously.
taxpayer

Utica, NY

#5 Apr 5, 2013
Last year sweeps: Approx 70 mile in 36 weeks+ 2 miles per week. Add up the cost that it took. Not a good way to spend money and time>
Get the codes dept to start issueing tickets or what ever they give. Doesn't take alot to see the properties that are a mess. Just my opinion.
broom hilda

Syracuse, NY

#6 Apr 5, 2013
I didn't think the mayor knew how to use a broom.
Nu golfer

Kirkville, NY

#7 Apr 5, 2013
Why not get the welfare people or the long term unemployed to clean the streets instead of the mayor in a suit making 100,000 .Give the refugees a broom , they don't have to read English to learn how to use it.I would like to know how much in salarys combined it took to put on that show with those clowns, are you kidding me? This town sucks it's a dump with high taxes , crappy schools,, no jobs, high utilities, too many living off the system who don't care and are lazy drug addicts or scamming pieces of sh*t who think they "got it made" You can have this sh* t hole . Move like I did , if you can .Go see the real world if your welfare or unemployment checks will pay for it or stage an accident or work for the upd or ufd. If you goombas can get u a job and then get hurt and play golf in Florida when u retire. Live in Utica and live the American dream and screw the system . Utica ny laughing stock of the USA , run by clowns.
Senior

AOL

#8 Apr 5, 2013
Did he get his new city car dirty?
nice

Utica, NY

#9 Apr 5, 2013
whats funny is the workers had to wait hours for him to come out of city hall ,,for his close up with the news .. waste of time and money waiting for him when we could be working
sotrue

Utica, NY

#10 Apr 5, 2013
Exactly correct, wasting money.
Taxpayer

Utica, NY

#11 Apr 5, 2013
taxpayer wrote:
Last year sweeps: Approx 70 mile in 36 weeks+ 2 miles per week. Add up the cost that it took. Not a good way to spend money and time>
Get the codes dept to start issueing tickets or what ever they give. Doesn't take alot to see the properties that are a mess. Just my opinion.
So you think spending money on a codes person giving a ticket which gets sent to court and a fine is paid and garbage is not picked up or better yet it is dismissed by a judge who just doesn't care.
Taxpayer

Utica, NY

#12 Apr 5, 2013
nice wrote:
whats funny is the workers had to wait hours for him to come out of city hall ,,for his close up with the news .. waste of time and money waiting for him when we could be working
So what do you do when you have trash on your lawn? You always seem to have a negative comment but never a positive solution.
nice

Utica, NY

#13 Apr 5, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
So what do you do when you have trash on your lawn? You always seem to have a negative comment but never a positive solution.
the positive solution is not calling the news,, but to report to the news the meetings at city hall and inform the public on the meetings agenda in the citys web page
abc

Utica, NY

#14 Apr 5, 2013
"waste of time and money waiting for him when we could be working"
So you work for city hall and are wasting time on Topix during work hours?
By sending out press releases they are being transparent and show the taxpayers where the money is being spent or here it needs to spent?
City Hall is damned if they do and dmned if they don't.
nice

Utica, NY

#15 Apr 5, 2013
abc wrote:
"waste of time and money waiting for him when we could be working"
So you work for city hall and are wasting time on Topix during work hours?
By sending out press releases they are being transparent and show the taxpayers where the money is being spent or here it needs to spent?
City Hall is damned if they do and dmned if they don't.
they type and print the notice on a computer and then post it in the city hall building so how much time does it take to cut and past it on the tax payers web site
abc

Utica, NY

#16 Apr 6, 2013
nice wrote:
<quoted text>they type and print the notice on a computer and then post it in the city hall building so how much time does it take to cut and past it on the tax payers web site
Can't be done because the City Clerk's Office, which is in charge of posting the meeting notices and agendas, has no one that knows how to use a computer.

abc

Utica, NY

#17 Apr 6, 2013
"waste of time and money waiting for him when we could be working"

You used the word "WE" so I see you work at city hall and were on Topix during work hours. That is a waste of taxpayer dollars also.
Interesting

Utica, NY

#18 Apr 6, 2013
Be nice to see some on the council help.. Same people that complain when something is done,complain when nothing is done. The real scumbags are the ones complaining about sweeps and do nothing positive for the city.
nice

Utica, NY

#19 Apr 6, 2013
its sad that the mayor has to do this in order to motivate the city workers .. we all know its not the dpw that doesn't work its city hall

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