In this case, the city of Utica will lose over $35,000, Rome over $30,000, New Hartford over $20,000, Deerfield/Marcy over $20,000, etc.But the story gets WORSE . . .
Although the Utica Common Council members (republican and Democrat) expressed great concern over this, the other members of the Utica delegation supported this cost shifting measure. According to a media source, the Mayor of Utica also didn't have a problem with it.Looking at the places adversely affected, this proposal should be easily defeated. But it's clear that the legislators are not thinking about their constituents . . . rather, they are thinking about their own county positions first.
With the exception of Larry, Utica's county legislators (and county government in general it seems) are among Utica's worst enemies.
On that note, here is a cheery idea from Westchester via the Buffalo Pundit: Considering county life without the County Government .