MANCHESTER, NH – Former Alderman Patrick Arnold issued the following statement after adoption of the Community Revitalization Incentive Program by the Manchester Board of Mayor & Aldermen Jan. 6:
“I applaud reenactment of this important program to promote economic growth in Manchester,” says Arnold. “Adoption of this program is an integral step towards Manchester becoming a regional leader in job growth and innovation once again.”
In both 2012 and 2013, Alderman Arnold proposed that the City adopt this program to incentivize redevelopment of underutilized, vacant and blighted properties in Manchester. The proposal sat delayed in committee for nearly a year until passage Jan. 6, 2015. See attached committee memos below for further background.
Patrick Arnold has announced his intention to run for Mayor. He previously served as a Manchester Alderman from 2009 until 2014. In 2013, he was the Democratic candidate for mayor against Mayor Ted Gatsas, the Republican incumbent. Gatsas held off Arnold’s challenge in 2013 by 943 votes. In March 2014, the Manchester Board of Aldermen unanimously confirmed Arnold’s appointment to the city’s Conduct Committee. An attorney by trade, Arnold earned his law degree at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He and his wife, Kathy, have a daughter, Abigail.
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