LETTER: Zambrano doesn’t deserve credit for Cicero’s growth

— Councilor Zambrano even goes as far as to take credit for small dining room expansions at Tully’s and Coppertop restaurants. Surely the popularity of these restaurants and the quality of their food and service played a far bigger role in the decision to expand than any assistance Councilor Zambrano claims to have provided.

She also takes credit for Cicero getting a new bank, strip mall tenants and even the demolition of several eyesore buildings including the old military barracks at Hancock Airfield, a building owned by the city of Syracuse. I’m surprised she didn’t grab a hard hat and take over the controls of the wrecking ball as these buildings were torn down.

Interestingly, Councilor Zambrano fails to acknowledge that Cicero has been growing for more than two decades and experienced far more substantial growth in those years than in the 18 months she takes credit for.

Businesses have located and expanded in Cicero because of the town’s location and its residential and customer bases. If no one was here to buy goods and services much of Cicero would be as it was 50 years ago, a few farms but mostly vacant fields and swampland. Businesses are attracted by the opportunity to make a profit and not because of the cheerleading of a “deputy supervisor.”



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