In order to ensure the selection process was conducted as fairly as possible, my colleagues and I in the Minority Caucus introduced a resolution requesting a full accounting of the program, once businesses are selected. We need to make sure we are given every detail surrounding who applied, who received funding, and who was left out.
I hope to have the support of my colleagues across the aisle, and would like to hold a public hearing on our proposed Business Closure Reporting Act in the near future to gather input from business owners and residents throughout the community.
“I believe in the American Dream because I have lived it. Unfortunately, while there is growth across the United States, New York State and Buffalo have been held back by poor management. Despite the rosy picture painted by Mark Poloncarz and Andrew Cuomo, factories are leaving WNY, peoples’ property tax bills continue to climb, and businesses are struggling.