Monday, May 28, 2012
Time for another study?...
No need to go to a local comedy show. Just sit back and watch how the mayor, Common Council, State Assemblymen, and Congressman High Pants jockey for control over Buffalo's decrepit Waterfront. What's another 50 years of inactivity and filth amongst friends?
And while the competition remains low-key, it pits Byron Brown against the harbor agency and Rep. Brian Higgins. Beneath it all simmers growing public frustration with government's inability to develop the property.
And here's a shocker: Mickey Kearns is calling for another study...
* Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns proposed a task force and further study of alternatives.
Some early names being tossed around for Kearns' task force include Baby Joe Mesi's father, Loyd the Taco truck driver, Anthony Cappozzi, the entire Scinta family, Terry Buchwald, the guy who survived going over Niagara Falls, and Mustafa Koshinski (a deli owner/ Polish American activist).
In the past, he's called for studies on Fuhrmann Boulevard/Route 5, the fictitious S. Bflo.Youth Sports Complex, food truck legislation, and now the entire Waterfront. Mickey has never met a proposed study, artist rendition, or task force he didn't like. Here's an idea: Ditch the studies and make actual decisions yourself. Even Higgins has said many times, people are sick and tired of stalling. They want real progress down there. Enough with the B.S. nonsense, Mickey. On behalf of my ever growing flock, I am ordering you to cease and desist all further studies. The voters could have elected "11,000 Doors" Fahey if they wanted more useless studies and rigamarole. (Look it up.)
Dissent over outer harbor