The Governor's proposal on tourism promotion is drawing fire from Jefferson County Legislator and florist Scott Gray, who says the notion of regionalism and pitting areas against one another in some kind of competition is unwise.
Meanwhile, the head of Jefferson County's tourism agency is reported to have said Mr. Cuomo's plan is a mystery to him as existing programs promote cross county cooperation where appropriate on things of regional interest like the Seaway Trail.
The Governor is big on regions (drawn by him) competing for state dollars and then having them awarded at a pageant-like show in the capital.
Apparently, there is growing private disagreement to the concept.
Much of the competition is not really such, as monies spent are through existing programs administered by existing bureaucrats.
Watertown Daily Times | Jefferson County officials disagree with Cuomo’s proposed tourism strategy