Trenton Mayor and Council release 100-day report
Trenton City Council and Mayor W. Reed Gusciora released a comprehensive joint report highlighting significant achievements in various policy fronts within the first 100 days of their administration. The city released a 44-page report earlier today that outlined the accomplishments of the Trenton City Council and Mayor W. Reed Gusciora, which included passing 170 resolutions and 9 ordinances. This release offers a handful of initiatives achieved, and the report is available to the public, according to a statement from the office.
Mayor Gusciora commended the City Council for their cooperation, and according to the report, it is significant what the city council and the mayoral administration can accomplish when they work together. During the Trenton City’s first 100 days in office, they have made considerable progress toward the betterment of the Trenton community. The report outlines some of the efforts made in the city’s public improvement policies, economic growth programs, safety initiatives, and social programs spearheaded by the city’s several departments.
In public improvement policies, the City’s Department of Housing and Economic Development’s (DHE) redeveloped the vacant Roebling Block II, which had historical significance as an industrial site, to a space the size of seven football fields, and opened it for development proposals. Additionally, the Department of Public Works fixed more than 1,673 potholes, cleaned alleyways, and released the upcoming season’s road paving list that includes more roadways than in the past four years. The City’s Department of Health and Human Services received millions in grant funding to acquire vehicles for the senior center, and the City began renovating the West Ward Recreation Center.
Trenton City Department of Recreation, Resources & Culture (DRRC) received millions of dollars in state and federal funding required to commence constructing Taylor Street Soccer Complex. This upcoming recreational center is expected to expand recreational and community building activities in the Capital City. Furthermore, in terms of safety initiatives, the Trenton Police Department (TPD) provided Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics (ICAT) and Active Bystander for Law Enforcement Project (ABLE) training to all police officers. In the first quarter of the year, TPD had a 60% reduction in victims hit by gunfire and a 42% decrease in total shooting incidents.
The Trenton Fire Department (TFD) leveraged hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support vital supplies for Trenton firefighters. TFD achieved a 27% decrease in service calls, an 18.6% reduction in hazardous conditions calls, and a 14.2% reduction in false alarm calls via fire safety programs. Trenton City’s Department of Health and Human Services obtained over $5 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Trenton/Mercer Continuum of Care (CoC) program, which will assist the city’s reduce the homeless population in Trenton via providing essential social services to this vulnerable population.
The achievements in the first 100 days of the Trenton City Council and Mayor W. Reed Gusciora were made possible due to numerous factors, chief among them the collaborative work of city departments towards achieving common goals. According to Council Vice President Crystal Feliciano, the Council continued to work closely with the Mayor’s office and were pleased with the progress they had made so far. They plan to work further towards the betterment of the city as well as its residents. The report is available through the link below.
In conclusion, the City of Trenton’s first 100 days of governance have been highlighted with robust achievements across various policy fronts, as outlined in the elaborate report. These achievements are remarkable and show what can be achieved with extensive cooperation and collaboration. The report aims to foster transparency and encourage Trentonians to take part in the transformation of their city.