The race for Buffalo mayor: Mark Schroeder

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Two men are vying for the position of the City of Buffalo's mayor: Incumbent Mayor Byron Brown and current City Comptroller Mark Schroeder.

Mayoral candidate Mark Schroeder released his plan for neighborhood development on Thursday.

Schroeder claims that city government has ignored neighborhood business districts.

“From Black Rock to Babcock, from Riverside to Parkside, from Hamlin Park to Front Park - it’s time that we focus on our neighborhoods by helping small businesses, not just big developers,” said Schroeder.

In a statement, Schroeder said his plan includes offering assistance for business owners and job seekers, while helping to improve their neighborhoods in the process.

“We will provide small businesses with matching grants to help them invest in our neighborhoods and revive our local business strips,” said Schroeder. “My administration will offer business owners free training in accounting, tax preparation, and marketing to help them thrive and create jobs in our neighborhoods.”

“Entrepreneurs and start-ups will have access to neighborhood business incubators so their new enterprise can hit the ground running,” he said.

The mayoral candidate added that the “one stop shops” across the city will help job seekers by linking them to potential employers.

“There will be free GED classes, job training centers, and resume workshops in every part of the city, so people can pursue a career they can be proud of,” said Schroeder.

Schroeder says he plans to release three more points in his "Compass Plan" in the coming weeks.

“Buffalo needs a leader with vision - and a plan,” said Schroeder. “If I am elected Mayor, it will finally have one.”

For Incumbent Mayor Byron Brown's stance, click here.

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