Dial up Mayor Funkhouser about his ‘Schools First’ initiative

In Mayor Mark Funkhouser’s still-hypothetical “City That Works,” every kid should be able to walk to school on safe streets lined with adequate sidewalks.

Inspired by superintendents who’d prefer the mayor stay out of the classroom and just stick to fixing our crumbling infrastructure, Funkhouser unveiled his “Schools First” vision last month. The five-point plan aims to use money from bonds and the public safety sales tax to shore up sidewalks and security around schools, both public and private.

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