EDA grant is still taxpayer money and public should demand accountability

Posted 8 January 2016 at 12:00 am


The recent news story concerning the EDA grant for New York, and specifically Orleans County left some points out.

First, when the statement was made that the money was from the federal government through the New York state housing trust fund, the small matter of reminding people that this is taxpayer money was not mentioned.

Also, is anyone looking at the success rate of the businesses that shared the $20,000 in 2009? In addition it seems 20 percent “for delivery costs and administration expenses” is extremely high. On the surface it seems this agency is doing very well, at the taxpayers’ expense with very little, if any, accountability.

Ken Longer
Town of Kendall
Conservative Party committee