Congressman Hanna holds Mayoral summit in Utica
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Congressman Richard Hanna was in Utica Wednesday for the first in a series of summits with local elected leaders.
Twenty five local mayors attended the summit at the North Utica Senior Center Wednesday morning. The congressman heard feedback from the mayors on what's working in their communities and answered their questions and concerns about federal government. Hanna says he doesn't expect to bring about change overnight, but that listening is a good first step.
"I have no illusions about my ability to make grand changes or change outcomes overnight but it's the start of a process and my goal is to let them know that I care and I'm involved," says Congressman Hanna.
Many of those in attendance had the same primary gripe - unfunded mandates.
Utica Mayor David Roefaro did not attend his city's summit; we're told he had a death in the family.