Bendett: Taking Away Local Rule is Taking Away the Voices of New Yorkers

A statement from Assemblyman Scott Bendett (R,C-Sand Lake)

“As a member of the Town of Sand Lake Zoning Board of Appeals for nearly fifteen years, I am disappointed the governor thinks we should take away local rule. Removing the voice of local officials and municipalities from decision making about their own communities is a disrespectful tactic that makes no sense at all. The housing crisis is a serious problem across the state. The governor’s solution will create nothing but dissonance between state and local officials when what we need right now is good communication and unity.”