ALBANY, N.Y. — A local
assemblyman is calling the state's estimate to fix West Capitol Park after a
rally damaged the sod there, “ridiculous.”
The Office Of General
Services has told NEWS CENTER, when thousands of pro-gun advocates rallied at West
Capitol Park in February, the combination of 5,000 people and the rainy, snowy
conditions damaged the grounds there.
The OGS has estimated it
will cost $60,000 to repair, but Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin now wants to see an
itemized list of those costs.
“Only in Albany, N.Y.
could they come up with that number $60,000. How they ended up at $60,000,”
NEWS CENTER reached out to
OGS for a response, and a spokesperson says they stand by their estimate.
The work should be completed in May.