To The Editor:
Knowing the facts before you vote.
I’d like to state a few facts regarding the race for County Legislator of the 25th District so people know for whom they are voting.
First is Legislator Frank Castiglia who said the council “could have gotten a grant to help fix it (the east side pool) but the council voted not to fund the cost to do an updated study.” Fact: No grant was before this council so no resolution was either.
During the public hearing regarding Aldis he asked what the assessment was going to be. Fact: A building can’t be assessed until it’s built.
At one point he said, “Fay Street is almost a race track now and it may get bigger. My only concern is that you don’t have sidewalks on both sides of the street, I don’t care to have sidewalks …”
So Fay Street is going to get busier, but he doesn’t want to have sidewalks for the pedestrians.
He also said, “If my wife was here tonight she would be up here yelling at me to sit down because she, ya know, is 100% in favor of a store coming in down there, an Aldis coming in down there.”
This implies he wasn’t for it.
For three months Alderman Macner asked Legislator Castiglia how much money the airport was losing. For three months he never had an answer for him.
Finally I looked it up myself. I showed Alderman Macner the budget for the airport for the previous year and the current year. It took me maybe 10 minutes to look it up and print out a copy.
Why, after three months, couldn’t Frank have done that?
Another time when Frank came to a council meeting he was asked why the city was being charged by the county to use some of the county’s equipment in emergencies.
Fact: Frank voted in favor of the county charging the city even though we all pay county taxes. He then had to admit that he didn’t understand what he was voting for.
Finally, when Frank comes around asking for your vote ask him what significant piece of legislation he has sponsored as legislator. After he says “none,” ask him what insignificant piece of legislation he has sponsored. After he says “none,” ask yourself if this is a person who is really looking out for the 25th district.
Regardless of how he may want to spin it, all of his statements came directly from quotes from Legislator Castiglia on Facebook, transcripts from council meetings, letters to the editor or his own comments made at Common Council meetings.
The other candidate is Louella Leclair who had sponsored several pieces of legislation when she was a legislator and there was a reduction in taxes each year she was there.
Louella always knew what was in a piece of legislation before voting on it and she is in favor of businesses coming to Fulton.
I guarantee she would never come to a council meeting and lobby to NOT have a business come in to Fulton, let alone her district.
Now it’s up to you to decide who will be the best person to look out for the people in the 25th district and the city of Fulton.
Alderman 4th Ward