At Common Council hearings last week Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner’s representative insisted repeatedly that the Council had been informed about the closure of the Ida Benderson Senior Center.
That was a lie.
In an open letter published in today’s Post-Standard, Common Council member Patrick Hogan revealed that the city’s Parks & Rec budget showed no change to the Center’s funding. Indeed, the budget is public record, and available online here (document page 192). Note how there is funding for activities at the Benderson Center including “Special Musical Events” and “Cooking Class” through mid-2012.