Oneida County Legislators To Vote Next Week On Agreement With Oneidas
The Oneida County Board of Legislators will vote next Tuesday on the agreement reached between the Governor and the Oneida Indian Nation, but not everyone is happy.
Democratic Minority Leader Frank Tallarino says the short-time frame limits public participation and precludes legislators from asking for and obtaining information.
He also says it's not the place of the County Executive or the Governor to direct the actions of the Board.
But County Executive Anthony Picente says the issue has been debated time and time again and it's time to move forward.
Tallarino is calling for careful deliberation regarding the agreement.
The agreement announced last week must be approved by both the Oneida and Madison County Board of Legislators and the state legislature.