Rome, NY (WIBX) - Flocked by family, friends and political allies, Rome Mayor James F. Brown, in colorful form, announced he's running for a 3rd term, saying his work to continue the economic rebounding and growth of the City, is not complete.

Mayor Brown made the announcement at Rome Strip Steel factory, saying his decision to run for a third term is also about working to reduce and stabilize the current tax rate.

Some of the major initiatives the mayor highlighted include the completion of the $40 million Liberty Gardens refurbishing project and said, "The other project is the Rome Cable project, which we were able to take down building one, which is $2.5 million so, that is ready for development. You have Henry Street that dissects this parcel, and then there's another building three that has to be taken down--it's $2.5 million, so that's going to be an objective to get that down and clean it up. And then we have 50 acres of prime real estate, which we have an end user that's been with us for 4 years now, we're getting ready to develop that so, that would be another major objective."

The Canal Development project was another major initiative the mayor says he wants to continue to work on during his 3rd term, if elected. About the Canal project he says the city received a $250,000 grant to build a public parking area and a new boating dock system there. Common Council President John J. Mazzaferro stood with the mayor saying he's been his partner for the last 8 years and looks forward to another term with Brown. Oneida County Executive, Anthony Picente who spoke at the event, also threw his support behind Brown's re-election campaign.