Pacifico cares about city

Matthew Pacifico was the first mayor to come to my neighborhood, concerning blighted homes. Lee Slusser, who is also concerned about blight, came with him.

It was not a 10-minute walk-through photo op, with the mayor saying “we’ll check into it” never to be heard from again. We had a lengthy talk about the problems of eliminating blight, and I learned things. Things got done, and two properties are gone.

When the mayor left, I believe he did care. He and Slusser actually talked with me, not at me.

That’s the kind of mayor Altoona needs.

Dennis C. Shore