Our leaders are incompetent and irresponsible:
- Incompetent because they created the situation complained of.
- Irresponsible because they demand that the state and federal governments pay to fix the mess that they created.
My "Consent Order Primer" series explains the sewer system and what went wrong: Part 1: Plumbing Part 2: Legalizing Pollution Part 3: Laws Working Together Part 4: Dissecting What Happened.
Our local officials at the County and Town levels need to be held accountable for what happened ... County legislators from the City of Utica and nearby Villages are perfectly positioned to do this, because their constituents are paying to fix a Town-created problem from which they derive no benefit.
We deserve better government.