Today we had a meeting with Jack Quinn and the City Council!
It went very very well, we are very happy. Joel Giambra spoke against building in Amherst, several council members questioned Jack and the ECC Board of Trustees and we really had a lot of insightful comments. The ending comment was an older gentleman who explained that young people want to be downtown and stated it over and over again! We really think people left knowing how we felt! Most importantly - our comments, preparation and research really paid off because Jack Quinn was very surprised! It was great to feel as if we were doing the right thing for the region. Building the health and science building downtown really makes perfect sense and it is great to see so many people thinking the same thing.
We made headlines with the Buffalo News - http://www.buffalonews.com/city/article447227.ece
And here is a picture we took outside of city hall!