Who Was Utica's Most Beloved Mayor?

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Game On

Utica, NY

#1 Oct 24, 2013
Steady Eddie Hanna was the greatest!
and guess what

Utica, NY

#2 Oct 24, 2013
nobody after him could shine his shoes..He was a little nutty, but the best..he sure did NOT line his pockets..If something needed to get done, rest assured, he was at the ready, always. God bless his soul.
Brunoo

Utica, NY

#3 Oct 24, 2013
Hanna was the best. He had more leadership in his little pinky than our idiot mayor now will ever have. He didn't work for money but love of Utica where this mayor works for himself to get rich and steal from taxpayers.
gay guy

Utica, NY

#4 Oct 24, 2013
Lou Lapolla was a real sweetheart!
Please

Utica, NY

#5 Oct 24, 2013
Frank " The Iceman" Dulan.!
Loved Him

Cortland, NY

#6 Oct 24, 2013
Hanna For Sure!! He cared very much for the city of Utica!!
lefty larry

Utica, NY

#7 Oct 24, 2013
Rufie Elefante!
Long time Uticam

Utica, NY

#8 Oct 24, 2013
lefty larry wrote:
Rufie Elefante!
. Rigor was never Mayor, dick head!
Yup

Utica, NY

#9 Oct 24, 2013
Stephen Pawlinga
My opinion

Utica, NY

#10 Oct 25, 2013
Ed Hanna hands down. He was a little unconventional but you can't deny his love for the City.
lefty larry

Utica, NY

#11 Oct 25, 2013
Long time Uticam wrote:
<quoted text>. Rigor was never Mayor, dick head!
Yeah, but you know the real deal behind all that. Don't be so daft.
Roefaro was the worse

Utica, NY

#12 Oct 25, 2013
WE KNOW ROEFARO WAS THE WORSE MAYOR EVER, HANDS DOWN BUT THE BEST WAS ED HANNA, HANDS DOWN.
ditto that

Frankfort, NY

#13 Oct 25, 2013
Roefaro was not only lazy. He was surrounded by the most crooked corrupt people in Utica. The man was an absolute disgrace and Utica may never recover from having him as Mayor.

Rob Palmieri has the chance to be the best Mayor ever if he keeps going the way he is going.
Most Have It Right

Utica, NY

#14 Oct 25, 2013
No question, Ed Hanna. He was a little wacky, but his heart was for the betterment of Utica. No one can top that, no matter who they are.
capital ave

Utica, NY

#15 Oct 25, 2013
the first time hanna was mayor was the best.he made hanna park spectacular.the 2nd time he went bizerk,too bad.
NHS

Oneida, NY

#16 Oct 25, 2013
Hanna was the only good one...all the rest were just east utica ginees, looking to steal what they would
you have got to be kiddin

Utica, NY

#17 Oct 25, 2013
ditto that wrote:
Roefaro was not only lazy. He was surrounded by the most crooked corrupt people in Utica. The man was an absolute disgrace and Utica may never recover from having him as Mayor.
Rob Palmieri has the chance to be the best Mayor ever if he keeps going the way he is going.
You are correctomundo about Roefaro, BUT dead wrong on your buddy, Palmieri. You msut be smokin some BAD stuff~~~~~~~~~~If Palmieri were REALLY doing the right stuff, he would get after His CODES people to go after people who are violating codes, or better yet, stop talking 'fork tongue' and do the job himself. PHEW!
13501 Guy

Utica, NY

#18 Oct 25, 2013
Dominick Assaro - hands down!

Polished, and a true visionary for Utica - understood the value of business within the city limits and the impact on the local economy. Knew the value of the Utica Water Board and it's economic worth to our community (which was later sold away for virtually nothing to meet short financial crisis needs - this short sighted ness (LaPolla) cost the city much needed revenues today)

Assaro was brilliant. Read his writings and his visionary plan for Utica from the late 60s - he was 30 years ahead of his time.

A man of integrity who understood business and did not cave to the political machine - hence his short political career. He should surely be counted among the best of Utica Mayors in the past 50 years. All that said - he (like Pawlinga), was a statesman and a gentleman!
Yes

Utica, NY

#19 Oct 27, 2013
My opinion wrote:
Ed Hanna hands down. He was a little unconventional but you can't deny his love for the City.
Ditto, if he was mayor in this day and age look out. He was fair, and nobody would dare have pig stags for houses. At least not on the outside. Honorable and a promise was a promise.
Yes

Utica, NY

#20 Oct 27, 2013
ditto that wrote:
Roefaro was not only lazy. He was surrounded by the most crooked corrupt people in Utica. The man was an absolute disgrace and Utica may never recover from having him as Mayor.
Rob Palmieri has the chance to be the best Mayor ever if he keeps going the way he is going.
??????? You nuts, what has palmier I done? He said he loved the city so much then turned into a

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