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CCIDA-Related Resolutions Voted Down By Committee

October 19, 2013

MAYVILLE — After months of being tabled, three resolutions brought forward to the Planning and Economic Development Committee by Legislator Bob Whitney have been voted down....

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Oct-19-13 11:22 AM

Who is Horrington?

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Oct-19-13 9:38 AM

I honestly do not understand how the second and third resolutions would harm anything especially with the ability to file for exception. How does telling people that if you borrow money from the county you have to use as much of it near the county as possible?

Then at the end of the story it briefly states that if the CCIDA doesnt support the cheese facility that it will not happen. Where is any evidence to support that claim? The only way to prove that is waiting until it is not funding and see it not happen. People from the CCIDA are completely interested in convincing the public that they essential and making things happen when in all reality the private market is doing all of the work.

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Oct-19-13 9:11 AM

This whole coming election is about UNIONs and their attempt to stronghold County taxpayers. Whitney, Cornell, and Horrington are all union supporters...all bought and paid for by union dollars. Just got a call today from a telemarketer from Albany pushing Horrington. I am sure it was CSEA.

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Oct-19-13 8:27 AM

George Borrello’s comments are dead-on. I am unsure what Mr. Whitney’s legislation means other than more voting powers on the IDA for union types. Whitney is not experienced enough to make these things up and he is likewise not able to defend them. He is playing to his only strength- unions. The real issue this November is not whether unions are fairly represented. The real issue is whether Mr. Whiney is representing the wishes of the voters in his district. Regardless of what your opinion may be on the county home, the fact still remains that the vast majority of voters in Mr. Whitney’s district want the county home to be privatized. There is not one resident of Jamestown who presently resides in the county home. This is costing county taxpayers between $7,000 and $8,000 per day. Jamestown residents are part of this group. It is not fair to them.

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Oct-19-13 6:59 AM

Whitney's resolutions were tabled and voted down by members of all three parties represented in the legislature. This is because they are bad ideas. He was asked to sit with members of the IDA to try and retool them. He did not. He simply reintroduced the same thing over and over.

These resolutions would be damaging to our ability to attract and grow business and they are opposed by the Southern Tier Builders Association, which represents union and non union labor, the Chamber of Commerce and the Manufacturers Association.

This is Whitney's political shell game to draw attention away from his failure to represent his district as a legislator.

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Oct-19-13 5:39 AM

Of course it is shot down. Bring in workers and materials from dubious origins to build your 501c-3 welfare high rises and gov't condos.

The future of Jamestown has nothing, NOTHING, to do with hard-working citizens who already work here. They are a dying breed.

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