Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) and “EffectiveNY” co-founder and event co-host Bill Samuels will join local citizens at a series of Town Hall Meetings across Upstate New York to discuss a new reform coalition called EffectiveNY. The forums will be held in Syracuse on April 10, in Canandaigua on April 11 and in Buffalo on April 12.
“Passing an early State Budget was a welcome change -- but Albany still has miles to go before we will have achieved the types of lasting, meaningful change that taxpayers rightfully expect,” said Leader Kolb. “Quite frankly, for all the progress New York has recently made, there is still too much secrecy, too many closed doors and not enough transparency at our State Capitol. Taxpayers deserve to have their voices represented in a legislative process that is 100 percent open and accountable.”
Leader Kolb and Samuels will discuss a new reform coalition called EffectiveNY – located on-line at http://EffectiveNY.org and http://facebook.com/EffectiveNY – whose non-partisan goals include a better government, a stronger economy, a modernized State Constitution and a more responsive civic process. All three events are free and open to the public.
The Syracuse Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in Le Moyne College’s Reilly Room, located at 1419 Salt Springs Road.
The Canandaigua Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the Canandaigua Inn on the Lake, located at 770 South Main Street.
The Buffalo Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at SUNY Buffalo Law School’s John Lord O’Brian Hall at North Campus in Room 108. Attendees are advised to use the Flint Road entrance off of Maple Road.
“Albany won’t fix itself. We, the people, must make positive change happen. Please join me and Bill Samuels next week, and let’s get the conversation started about creating a more effective New York. I hope to see you at one of our Town Hall meetings,” Leader Kolb concluded.