Sunbury mayor will seek reelection
SUNBURY - Mayor David Persing announced he will seek another term as mayor of Sunbury.
Persing said in a press release that he led the city through three years of no tax increases, decreased crime with the city's police force, increased tourism and improved neighborhoods through the resurgence of a much-supported Redevelopment Authority.
"With our city's strategic plan done, I would like to continue forward with all the positive projects taking place within the city and into our future," Persing said. "It is important that the redevelopment authority, along with a new effort within the code office to improve the neighborhoods, is put into place for future years."
The mayor said the Riverfront project was "a huge investment and a great place to build from." He also noted an ongoing "investment in improving the Wolverton Street area along with blocks of homes."
Future budgets will be tough, based on out-of-control pensions and health care, he said, and elected officials from the state level down must find a way to increase future money to the city so it can continue to offer services citizens need.
"We will take one investment, one property and one new innovative idea at a time because, in the end, it will benefit Sunbury," he said.