Your present Common Council has a proven track record of moving our city forward and preparing for a prosperous economic and social future.
Since 2018, arrests in Peekskill are down 17%, violent crimes are down 41%, and property crimes are down 39%. Our newly completed central fire house has allowed us to hire additional fire fighters, and our EMS and ambulance corps are all doing a great job protecting the public.
From the beginning of his tenure, Mayor Rainey has had an “open door” policy for all Peekskill residents to voice their concerns about our city. The entire council encourages the public to engage with City Hall and be a part of the solution to make Peekskill a place where everyone feels heard.
Positioned for Prosperity
We have created a community in which everyone, including young families, can live, work and play—and it is paying off in increased commercial and residential development.
We completed Peekskill Landing, the Southern Trailway, the Travis Cove Trailway, and revitalized the riverfront. We have attracted boaters, fishing enthusiasts, outdoor sportspeople, and lovers of the Hudson River to our banks. More than ever, there’s plenty to do and see on our riverfront.
We’ve planned an expansion and renovation of Fort Hill Park with 52 acres of hiking trails, river, and city overlooks—with parking! From the casual family walkers to experienced joggers to seasoned hikers, Peekskill is becoming a haven for pedestrian traffic. We also negotiated with Ginsberg Development to completely renovate Lepore Park.
More than 20 small businesses have opened in Peekskill since 2018—and many more are coming. Land that has remained fallow for years is finally being developed, and with the influx of new business, our tax base is becoming more stable, property values are increasing, and more local jobs are becoming available.
We are thrilled with the new housing being built by developers here in Peekskill: The Gateway Townhomes, Fort Hill, The Lofts, One Park Place, and others are creating both market rate and affordable housing to Peekskill, bringing the residential density to our city needed to grow businesses, our tax base, and bring vitalization to our community.
Investing in People
Our Mayor and 2019 Democratic Slate has grown a greater and more diverse group of community stakeholders than ever before.