Ontario County officials have fought for the runway for years. They hope it attracts new business to the county.
Are we witnessing the subsidization of corporate sprawl? Why are taxpayers footing the bill for infrastructure in Ontario County when there’s a perfectly nice (underutilized?) airport 32.5 miles away in Monroe County along a highway leading straight to Canandaigua?
Let’s say this runway attracts new business. That means new jobs and new houses and new roads and new sewers. More tax dollars will go to paving over green space. Meantime, there’s existing infrastructure in Rochester and Monroe County, which have seen little to no growth over the last decade.
There have been calls for Monroe County to come up with a smart growth plan. We need a regional plan. I question why we are actively promoting boom times in rural Ontario County when its core still needs a lot of work. Tell the CEOs who decided to locate next to farmland to rent a limo.
Links of the Day:
- Kodak is ending retiree health care at the end of the year. This most affects those under 65 who are not eligible for Medicare.
- Take a look at Kodak’s many spawn. You will see many successful companies.
- A Seneca County company is turning grape seeds into high-end cooking oil.
- In line with my theory MCC will never leave the Sibley Building is the lack of enthusiasm displayed by Republicans in this article.