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Fred Akshar meets with Mayor and Broome County Land Bank

By Alex Howard (twitter:@alexhoward99).
Media and aides swamped Fred Akshar this morning as he entered his new office. As he met with Binghamton Mayor Rich David, his focus turned to cleaning up the streets.
Tina presser is among those who saw Akshar today. She has lived on Roberts Street with her kids for the past 18 years and has always been by disappointed the condition of the neighborhood.
"I stay here because i moved around a lot when I was a kid and I promised my kids that they would stay in one school. and my daughter graduates this year, she went to Theodore, West Middle, and then Binghamton high school, and when she graduates, I'm outta here." said Tina Prosser, a local Binghamton resident.
"blighted property needs to be taken care of, because not only is it an eyesore but it attracts the criminal element, so we need to make sure we're cleaning those up, so working with the mayor and land bank we can accomplish these things." Fred Akshar commented.
The Broome County Land Bank is a non profit corporation using state funds to buy and demolish run down houses, like this one on Liberty Street.
"We hope that Fred Akshar will advocate for legislation that will help us complete our mission" said Margaret Scarinzi.
Akshar will go to Albany within the next few weeks for orientation. Until then he will continue meeting with business leaders and constituents.