Confusion reigns ahead of Monday night’s Cayuga County Legislature meeting.
Last week, Legislature Chair Pat Mahunik announced he was switching party affiliation to Independent and Democrat Joe Bennett is switching sides to join the Republicans.
Minority Leader Mike Didio tells Finger Lakes News Radio if Bennett can cross the aisle immediately the Republicans will have an 8-6 majority, with Mahunik caucusing with the GOP.
The offices of the County Administrator and acting County Attorney are looking at the procedural issues. There is a possibility the change of power may not take place until January’s reorganization meeting.