I've been a proud Utica resident since June of this year. It didn't take me long to notice that our mayor, Mayor Robert Palmieri is probably America's favorite mayor. He's never afraid to get down and dirty to clean up our city. 

Recently the mayor used his mayor privileges to operate a heavy piece of construction equipment. No joke, he took down a building.

Let's discuss... Mayor Rob Palmieri took down a BUILDING. He destroyed a building. He operated a construction vehicle and wasn't afraid to dive right in and take down a darn building.

How much more of a rebel could he be? If he isn't America's favorite Mayor, I don't truly know who is.