What are the two most significant political problems holding back Niagara County?
It’s single-party control of city councils and town boards as well as the stifling power and overreaching influence of Albany and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Niagara Falls City Council candidate Bill Kennedy (above right) has made standing up to Albany a central part of his campaign. While there are other fine candidates who’ll likely be elected to the council in November, none have yet even mentioned this central issue.
Kennedy recognizes how Albany’s greedy interests take a sabotaging precedence over local ones; how the state drains the area’s [...]
He’s been the county manager of Niagara County, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, a county nursing-home administrator and has served on NT’s school board.
Will voters in November recognize Jeffrey Glatz’s seasons of experience and keep him in the at-large council seat he was granted after Katherine Schwandt’s departure?
“As chief of operations for the county, I oversaw public woks, public health, social services, everything,” said Glatz (second from left in above photo).
“I was at the county when the City of North Tonawanda worked out the arrangement to bring police dispatch services there and [...]
In November, will North Tonawanda residents usher in the next generation of involvement, leadership and vision in the Lumber City, granting a seat on the council’s dais to Austin Tylec?
Tylec is 24 years old and he’s an architect at Clark Patterson Lee in Buffalo. He’s also an NT native who took advantage of the high school’s inaugural architecture/engineering academy and now wants to move his hometown forward by getting involved sooner-rather-than-later in city governance.
“I want to create a real transparency, an open government where we take ideas — not just saying ‘yes’ or ’no’ to everything — and get a [...]