John Sheppard, Supervisor for the Town of Seneca, introduced the resolution and imemdiately had the support of almost all the county supervisors, "I hope that the SAFE Act is repealed totally by our state legislative bodies and the governor," explained Sheppard, "I hope that they recognize that over 51 counties have submitted similar resolutions asking for the repeal." Dodie Huber, Supervisor for the Town of EAst Bloomfield added, "there was absolutely no time to read the information, it was pushed through. No public reaction. These people are supposed to represent the constituents of the state of NY and they just plain disrespected us."
Although the county doesn't have the authority to repeal the law many say the resolution sends a strong message to Albany, and by joining in with other counties the governor will have to listen, "don't you think the governor would stand up and take notice and say I need to think about this, we need to change this," said Richard Eaton, who attended Thursday night's meeting.
Supervisor Sheppard says if the governor doesn't listen to the counties calling for the repeal of the SAFE Act he'll go a step further by taking legal action against the state.
While most of the county supervisors supported passing the resolution, four voted against it.