Local Public Affairs Radio Program
The Community Spotlight Local Public Affairs Program airs on all five of the Media One Group radio stations each weekend. The Chautauqua County Executive appears the first week of each month and City of Jamestown Mayor appears the second week of each month. The other weeks feature a variety of community leaders and special guests.
Community Spotlight for Nov. 12-19, 2018
Our Terry Frank talks with Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi this week about the city budget process, which resumes next Monday night, Nov. 19, with a public hearing at 6 p.m., and work session to follow. At that time, possible amendments can be brought forward by lawmakers... who will also consider comments made at the hearing. Teresi says the budget does not include any salary increase for staff and employees, including the recent 2-percent increases awarded to the Jamestown Policeman's union recently by an arbitration panel. Teresi added that city lawmakers are considering possible legal action in that matter later in the month. We also talk in detail about the effort by a local committee to take ownership of the Jamestown Jammers Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball Team. The current owner, ROC Ventures of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has decided to sell the team... but, agreed at Teresi's prompting... to consider donating the team to a local committee-company that would run the team and continue it in the PGL. Teresi says they have until next June to get the local ownership team in place, and get the ball rolling on restarting the team in 2020. The league would wave the usual $50,000 dollar re-entry fee if they can do that.