POUGHKEEPSIE – Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) recently announced $125,000 to fund sidewalk repairs in the City of Poughkeepsie. Jacobson made the announcement at City Hall with Mayor Rob Rolison and members of the Poughkeepsie Common Council and the Dutchess County Legislature.
Jacobson said, “The state of our infrastructure has always been a priority for me. Good sidewalks are one of the keys to quality of life in all neighborhoods. Poorly maintained sidewalks are bad for residents and businesses and they put pedestrians at risk. This makes them particularly important in the City of Poughkeepsie, where there are no school buses and many students walk to school. We only notice sidewalks when they are in need of repair. I want Poughkeepsie to be able to take its sidewalks for granted again.”
“We live and work in a walkable, compact city,” said Mayor Rolison. “We encourage people to walk as much as possible, and having good, safe sidewalks is essential to fostering that goal. We thank Assemblyman Jacobson for securing this much-needed funding – and for his work on behalf of the City of Poughkeepsie.”