Statement from Mayor Stephanie A. Miner on Tax Breaks for Destiny USA Hotel

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner issued the following statement today in response to the Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency’s vote in favor of a tax break for a hotel adjacent to Destiny USA.

“Today’s vote by the Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency is another commitment of public dollars to a project that is simply folly. This type of trickle-down development, which OCIDA continues to support time and time again, does not benefit our citizens and instead takes money away from the poorest people in our community to further enrich wealthy developers. As a community, we need to support meaningful economic development which provides good-paying jobs that can help break families out of the cycle of poverty.”