One of the long-time members of the Syracuse Common Council who’s leaving this year has seen a lot of change in the city. Van Robinson ends 18 years of service as president and a councilor. His tenure in the city has an interesting spanning-of-generations since he came to Syracuse.
“The mayor was Bill Walsh. And as I leave my political life, it’s ironic but the mayor-elect is his grandson Ben Walsh. I wish the incoming administration all the luck in the world. There’s a new city that has to be built.”