Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hotel Utica Countdown: H+1

Utica Mayor David Roefaro's deadline to solve the Hotel Utica crisis has now come and gone with no resolution in sight.

To be fair, there's a good chance the Mayor assumes his May 15th pledge to solve the crisis comes due on August 15th, since it's not unusual for people to confuse "90 days" with "three months". Heck, the profit margins of the credit card industry *rely* on people making that mistake. Might as well give him the benefit of the doubt and wait till tomorrow to hear all the details. After all, you can't rush genius.

On a related note, there's a rumor going around that Robert Sullivan, the city's Urban and Economic Development Commissioner, is actually acting as a consultant to the owners of the Hotel Utica. This is obviously just a rumor, since the conflict of interest this kind that arrangement would represent wouldn't pass the sniff test even by the cheerfully corrupt standards of Utica.


(Sorry for the lack of posting over the last two days. A rush project fell into my lap and I simply didn't have the time to write even the usual dashed-off tripe.)