The Election of November 6, 2014 will go down in history as the most corrupt election in the State of New York.
First there are incumbents who are buying their seats. They are the old masters who know how to keep their seats, some for over 40 years while making big money on the side.
Then we have candidates who are running who are liars, who have rigged elections and know how to hide over a $100,000 of election money. They are still rewarded with a guaranteed judgeship.
Amherst’s growth brought with it a true criminal element. That element has run the show for nearly all the developement in our area. They “guided” the building of nearly every development in our area. Every time a new building goes up the developers bring partners with them who the residents have never heard about. These partners control when a developer can build, where they buy their materials, if a person can work on a job. They control the head of the Planning Board and ZBA as well as some if not all Town Board members. Point of interest: The ZBA has heard presentations from 72 developers and their voting record is 72 – 0 in favor of the developers.
Amherst is becoming a haven for criminals in New York. There are so many different inroads made by the new criminals, from the Corp of Engineers to some members of our Town Board, to every other Board in Amherst.
Our Town Board meetings are a complete joke. This is where much of the Town graft money is dished out by certain people. Amherst is going to go downhill as this element gets a stronger hold in the future.