Why give marina lease to out-of-state company?
I was outraged when I heard, first of all, that a Tennessee company was given a lease to run the Erie Basin Marina for up to 45 years and even more appalled that the company plans on charging $5 to park.
The waterfront is finally coming back and tactics like this will only stall the progress and excitement. The fee will be especially hard on the poor and the elderly.
This company will make enough money from the revenue it receives from the boat owners and the other restaurants and shops that set up in this area.
I’m happy that Assemblyman Michael Kearns is taking a stand, but where are the other politicians?