[Shaw Media file photo]
[Many members of the public turned out for meetings about the Campana building proposal.]
“I’m a little frustrated that we’re back in this situation,” Wolff said.
Wolff’s 2nd Ward colleague, Alderman Marty Callahan, an opponent, said his questions were incorporated in those submitted by the public, and asserted that the additional discussion was worth the effort.
“This is a monumental change for Batavia,” Callahan said.
The Campana proposal has been debated at a dozen meetings before the City Council, the Batavia Historic Preservation Commission and the Batavia Plan Commission, all of them marathon sessions with the public allowed to speak.
“No one will be able to say we weren’t listening to the public,” said 3rd Ward Alderman Dan Chanzit, who is favor of the plan, before adding: “I don’t think our votes are going to change.”