Minority Leaders (concur with ErieCPR) and advise Mayor-elect Schember: Erie deserves a public hearing on the proposed Viaduct demolition.

 Mayor-elect Joseph Schember prepares to address the Erie Kiwanis Club in the Mannachor Ballroom on November 21.

Mayor-elect Joseph Schember prepares to address the Erie Kiwanis Club in the Mannachor Ballroom on November 21.

 Rev. Charles Mock advised Mayor-elect Schember that the impact of the planned demolition of the Viaduct on Eastside residents has not been yet considered by the engineers running this project.

Rev. Charles Mock advised Mayor-elect Schember that the impact of the planned demolition of the Viaduct on Eastside residents has not been yet considered by the engineers running this project.

Let by ErieCPR President, architect Adam Trott, a group of concerned minority leaders asked Mayor-elect Schember to call for a public hearing on the Viaduct before any demolition contract is signed. ErieCPR Spokesperson Michael Keys, Edison Nicholson, Pastor Luchetta Manus, Rev. Charles Mock, Cynthia Muhammad and other concerned minorities shared their concerns about the lack of involvement of a city planner, the lack of transparency, and the failure to consider the impact of demolition on Erie's most marginalized group of impoverished people who rely on the Viaduct as a safe route to school, to work, to worship, to shopping, recreation and family and friends. The community is waiting to see if Schember will be the bold, transparent leader he promised to be.