Palazzolo: Springfield Needs to Grow

Palazzolo: Springfield Needs to Grow

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Paul Palazzolo, opening his campaign headquartes for Springfield mayor, says a top priority of his administration will be to increase the population.

“While other comparable-sized cities in central Illinois have enjoyed growth over the past decade, Springfield has only seen imperceptible  growth of 0.6%.  I want to see our city hit of poplulation 124,000 by 2020,” says Palazzolo as he opened his campaign headquarters.

Palazzolo says the city seems to enjoy the status quo rather than expand job growth and economic opportunities.

Others rumored to run for mayor include Alderman Cory Jobe and City Treasurer Jim Langfelder.  Mayor Mike Houston has not yet officially announce his intentions.

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