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Synopsis of Todd Swanstrom's remarks at the Neighborhood Works Conference on Saturday, November 18, 2000.  Todd Swanstrom was the moderator, and is a Professor of  Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Professor Swanstorm provided the following advice to the neighborhood activists:

bulletStay clear of partisan politics
bulletBe issue oriented
bulletBe pro-active and have a city-wide agenda, not just one that pertains to your neighborhood.
bulletGet involved in implementing the solutions.