Mayor Miner sits down with NewsChannel 9 before final "State of the City"

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Mayor Stephanie Miner will deliver her final "State of the City" Address on Thursday before a crowd at the former Hotel Syracuse.

In regards to it being her last January address, Miner tells NewsChannel 9, "It makes it different because it has forced me to look back to 2010 and see all the progress that we've made. This is a job, when you come in, you know you have a limited amount of time because of term limits." 

In her address, Miner will lay out her vision and plans for the final year of her administration.

Miner will also announce several projects for 2017, including a way to get illegal guns off the streets.

Miner will introduce "ShotSpotter," technology that detects the sound of gunshots and can alert police to the exact location. The $300,000 system will work for a three-mile radius that will be chose based on crime data.

The system should be installed in the spring.

Miner also announce a plan to pinpoint homes at the highest risk for deadly fires and the least likely to have smoke detectors.

She plans on using the results to send firefighters door to door with smoke detectors.

Miner also will announce a plan to develop the former Central High School.

The city needs permission from the Syracuse City School District Board of Education.

Miner says it's too early to know specific plans of what to do in the building.

The Mayor doesn't know what she'll do professionally when she leaves office, but knows she'll turn off her iPhone and take a vacation.


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