‘Connect: NY – The Future of I-81’ Panelists, Minch Lewis, Kenneth Jackson, Robert Simpson and Joseph Driscoll TONIGHT at 9:00 on WCNY


Syracuse, which is plagued by all the same urban problems facing Rochester and Buffalo, has a unique opportunity with I-81:  the chance for reinvention with the government’s funding.   What should be the city’s priorities?  Which stakeholders should create those priorities?  Join Connect NY’s host Susan Arbetter and the following Panelists:

  • Minch Lewis, former Syracuse City Auditor
  • Kenneth Jackson, columnist for Urban CNY
  • Robert Simpson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Center State CEO
  • Joseph Driscoll, Syracuse Common Council

To View the promo for the show click, www.wcny.org/connectny . What you’re going to see if you watch this evening is a lively discussion. For your local listing on cable satellite or over-air click, Where-to-Watch 24

What are the proposals on the table?  How does each proposal address the community’s goals for the I-81 project?  There have been many broken promises made to aggrieved communities by government; are we certain the promises made around I-81’s community grid will be kept? How does the addition of Blueprint 15 affect the conversation around I-81?  Is it possible to remedy mistakes of the past with this project?

4/23 WRVO

Ken Jackson will be joining Susan Arbetter on WRVO at 8:06pm for a conversation about the grid decision that will air on the Capitol Pressroom radio show.