Per Brett Truett's message at #NoHospitalDowntown on Facebook...
September 4, 2018 - I'm beyond upset, time to spend real money... three years and politicians have not opened-up debate (or their minds) on their perverse downtown hospital concept. It would be a disaster for downtown's development, but that's only if you really care about the character of, history, and property ownership rights in little-old Downtown Utica.
These politicians seem more interested in their 6 year-old political campaign strategy and working to enrich those who will enable their corrupt real estate and healthcare scheme.
So what state and national newspapers do we hit with full page ads? Does Mayor Rob Palmieri have $100,000 dollars to try and out spend me?
Here's my silly little ad concept, but I'm sure for a grand more a professional firm will dress it up...
Dear @MayorPalmieri, @MVHealthSystem, @NYGovCuomo & @HealthNYGov please prepare for your phones to ring... https://t.co/jtKfk9IATS pic.twitter.com/UET2n6BkWs— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) September 5, 2018
Let's test this Sunday's UticaOD, and if you have thoughts on which newspapers or what points to hit, please let me know.
Let's see... buy a new car, go on an expensive vacation, buy and or complete some property development, or stop this albatross? You know my answer to that one! ;-)
Yes, they might try to talk around our desire to save history, protect business and property owners, or even our advocating to maintain Utica's and Oneida County's tax base, but they'll have a very hard time talking-down their dangerous hospital locations near CSX mainlines.
Or does anyone know if we just buy time on 60 Minutes?
You can help, please join us on Facebook #NoHospitalDowntown. Also consider adding your voice to Hundreds of People Saying, "No Hospital Downtown". Get to know BUD, that's the future of the Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood!