Supervisor Bello's statement regarding Bersin Properties Empire Zone Decertification:
"I want to thank Majority Leader Joe Morelle for his leadership in protecting taxpayers, and holding Bersin Properties accountable for the promises they made to our community.
Today's decertification of Bersin Properties from the Empire Zone Progam, and the actions the town has taken to terminate the PILOT agreement, will ensure Irondequoit's taxpayers are no longer subsidizing a failed development. The former Irondequoit Mall has the potential to be the largest economic development project in our region. In order to make that a reality, we need to stop throwing good money after bad, and we need a developer who will act in good faith."