A majority party running roughshod ov...

A majority party running roughshod over a minority party.

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New York, NY

#1 Jul 16, 2012
Anyone reading the actions of the majority Herkimer County Legislature would be appalled by the lack of civility and the tactics comparable to a small country's dictatorial rule.
Let e start.
1. Obscene gestures by one legislator to another ase totally uncalled for, no matter what their disagreement is about. It shows either a lack of maturity, or a lack of understanding at how controversial issues ought be resolved.
2. To allow one legislator to state his point or points and to adjourn immediately before anyone can respond is dictatorial at best and in my estimation, contrary to the way any legislative body ought operate.
3. To pay the son of a former state legislator hundreds of thousands over the years without any oversight as to just what the payee was doing to earn the money borders on criminality. If the County Legislators are awarding monies to people who do little or nothing to earn it, while they try to sell a county asset to an organization at a pittance without opening the negotiation's papers, emails and phone calls to a request by a fellow or female legislator to scrutinize is contrary to the American way.
4. To say I feel like I am living in a county that is ruled not much unlike a banana republic.

Little Falls, NY

#2 Jul 19, 2012
they do this because they can, and we let them. Who knows maybe next time they will be the minority. Partiality has always been SOP in Herkimer County. Nepotism at its worst. Wallace's old friends get protected. Even when they get hard information on the abuses, they squelch it. It will not change. Move out and move on. Herkimer county will never be anymore than it is ..Old people, poor people and public officials who take care of themselves. Doesn't sound like opportunity to me.

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