The Cayuga County legislature holds a special session at 5:00pm to discuss the proposed local law that allows anyone impacted by the Lake Ontario flooding to apply for potential tax assessment relief. It’s expected lawmakers will vote tonight on whether to hold a public hearing.
Legislature chair Keith Batman said on last week’s Finger Lakes Morning News there are a number of issues with the state’s plan.
He added the timeline is especially problematic.
At last week’s legislature meeting District 1 legislator Tucker Whitman was critical of the reassement provision, calling it a classic example of the state riding in on its horse to save the day at the expense of local municipalities.