Kudos to the Niagara County Legislature for putting up a unified front in sending a message to the New York Power Authority that this county is not going to continue to be dictated to by interests from Albany.
In rare case of bipartisanship at the Leg, the rules for determining which projects will be funded with Niagara River Greenway money were unanimously rejected. Those rules, or protocols, would have determined how the Power Authority’s $3 million a year is to be spent on recreational and tourism projects. To be approved, a project had to receive six votes of the eight members on the Host Communities Standing Committee. However, any member on the losing side could take the case to arbitration, potentially tying up project funding for years.
While the Leg often gets caught up in the petty politics that is so often Niagara County, this rare show of harmony proves that while they may fight amongst each other at times, it's encouraging to know that they have the ability to come together for the greater good.