UTICA — Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri Tuesday announced personnel from the Utica Zoo will be participating in the Mayor’s weekly Quality of Life Sweep on Wednesday, Oct. 27. The sweep will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of James and Steuben streets and proceed north on Steuben.
Since he took office in 2012, Mayor Palmieri and his department heads have conducted 278 sweeps and covered 860 miles throughout the city. The message of the sweeps has been consistent since its inception, “Keep it Clean and Keep it Safe."
Mayor Palmieri stated, “It’s great when local organizations, businesses and residents join city staff on the sweep as we bring City Hall to the people with a mission to improve their quality of life. We welcome Utica Zoo’s participation.”
Utica Zoo Executive Director Andria Heath stated, “Thank you Mayor Palmieri for this invitation. The Utica Zoo benefits greatly from being in Roscoe Conkling Park located just blocks away from this week’s sweep area. We consider it our mission to participate in events and partnerships which provide improvements and continue to emphasize the great quality of life in the City of Utica.”