Isn't this nice? The grossly overpaid (by CNY income standards) Utica Police Chief with an unheard-of 18 year contract is being given another $250,000 to leave office. . . .
Somehow, we suspect that this has nothing to do with wanting to clean up some unethical UPD practices since the forgery scandal seems to have been forgotton. Maybe it is as simple as Mayor Roefaro wanting to hire another friend or family member. Regardless . . .
The public is sick of "deals." It doesn't want 1950s style 'leadership.' It wants to know WHY the big payout? And since it is paying the tab, the public is entitled to know why.
If the public is not given the "why" on this outrageous buyout, maybe it's time that the public boots Mayor Roefaro out.