Oneida County legislators voted 25-3 on Wednesday night to approve the county’s 2010 payment of about $375,000 to Mohawk Valley EDGE.Legislators Brian Mandryck, R-Lee; Michael Hennessy, D-Sherrill; and Frank Tallarino, D-Rome, voted against the funding.
I don't get it. Last week 9 Utica County Legislators signed a letter urging EDGE to locate its office in Utica - - - and now, not one of them voted to withhold funding from EDGE pending EDGE answering questions. What was the whole point of the letter? EDGE obviously has ignored the Utica area and exercised incredibly poor judgment in bringing in Empire Aero.
It seems like legislators from Sherrill, Rome and Lee are doing a better job representing the interests of the citizens of Greater Utica than Utica area legislators!
Larry has his take and more info on this here and here.