PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY -- 4/25/19
Demonstrators expressed their displeasure with a lively chant directed at Mayor Colin Read outside City Hall while the mayor was inside coordinating a city council meeting. The crowd was upset that The Powers That Be were turning a deaf ear to their comments about the DRI (Downtown Revitalization Initiative). Their main concern was most of the money was being set aside to redevelop the Durkee Street parking lot, resulting in the displacement of many convenient parking spots. If the project goes forward many believe that it will result in a negative impact on downtown businesses, employees, and residents.