Moravia, Auburn & Montezuma, NY – Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb’s (R,I,C-Canandaigua) Winter 2010 Town Hall Meetings concluded in Cayuga County today, with scheduled forums held for local taxpayers residing in Moravia, Auburn and Montezuma.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to again listen to the concerns and ideas of the families and small business owners today in Cayuga County, and in Cortland, Onondaga, Ontario and Seneca Counties over the last three months,” Kolb said. “I look forward to putting their ideas into action in Albany and working to make New York State government more efficient, accountable and responsive to the needs of taxpayers and homeowners throughout my Assembly District.”
Kolb gathered feedback on the central elements of the non-partisan legislative agenda he is advancing during the 2010 Assembly session. Kolb’s agenda includes the following action items:
- Fixing the economy and growing private sector jobs to get the more than 800,000 New Yorkers who are out of work, back to work;
- Restoring fiscal responsibility and accountability by enacting a state spending cap and a real property tax cap to reduce the size, cost and reach of state government; and
- Reforming the institution of state government by convening a non-partisan, grassroots “People’s Convention to Reform New York” and making the state’s ethics laws the nation’s strongest.
Over the past several months, Kolb has conducted Town Hall Meetings in Cortland, Onondaga, Ontario and Seneca counties, stopping in Auburn, Canandaigua, Clifton Springs, Geneva, Lodi, Otisco, Preble, Moravia, Montezuma, Romulus, Seneca Falls, Spafford and Tully. Each forum was well attended, and the majority of audience questions focused on the 2010-11 State Budget and how to rebuild New York’s economy.
Kolb urges constituents who are unable to attend the forums to share their ideas with him by contacting his district office at (315) 781-2030, or e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kolb is available to hold additional forums later in the year.