SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — For more than 90 years now, the Central New York Community Foundation has been a conduit for philanthropy, charitable endowments, funds, and grants for a long, long list of initiatives that make life better for many in our region. Now, for the first time ever, the Community Foundation is endorsing a specific public policy: Legislation advanced by the Syracuse Common Council to take a new approach to fighting lead poisoning in Syracuse. The ordinance would make the presence of lead a housing code violation if it’s found during interior home inspections.  

On this week’s Newsmakers, Dan’s guests are Community Foundation President and CEO Peter Dunn and Syracuse Common Councilor Joe Driscoll. 

The Common Council is holding a public information meeting at 5:30 p.m. on February 12 at City Hall.

A 30-day public comment period will be open through March 5.

Comments can be submitted in writing by email to or hand-delivered or mailed to:

Department of Neighborhood and Business Development
201 E. Washington St – Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13202