Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Goodbee to Offer Plan to Fix Albany Gang Problem

In a welcome sign of the beginnings of his campaign, Albany Mayoral candidate Archie Goodbee says that Albany has a gang problem and that he has a plan to fix the problem. Goodbee had a press conference today to discuss this issue and will be holding a town hall meeting this Friday to meet with community members and listen to their suggestions. More from from News 9:

"At a news conference in downtown Albany, Goodbee said Mayor Jerry Jennings has his head in the sand, and has done little to solve the issue of youth gang violence. Goodbee said if elected he will clean up the streets by instituting a program called the Boston Strategy."

He said, "In a recent report, one of the police spokespersons indicated he didn't even know about gang violence until two pre-teens brought it to his attention and mentioned the name of the gangs."

"The Goodbee campaign will be holding a town hall-style meeting this Friday to hear suggestions directly from the community. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church on Clinton Avenue."