Bill Kinne Urges Albany: More Support, Faster Transition to Renewable Energy


Onondaga County Legislator Bill Kinne, who represents people living in the City of Syracuse, and Towns of Onoondaga and Geddes, was part of a group of elected officials in Onondaga County who held a press conference on Weds. March 11, in Syracuse, to ask that NY State provide more funding, and approve measures that would create more green jobs and accelerate transition to renewable energy, and energy efficiency upgrades, to help mitigate climate change.

Among the steps Mr. Kinne, and other elected officials across the state, are urging  NY State to take are:

  1. Significantly increase state funding, support, procurement, and permitting to deploy large-scale renewable energy across the state.
  2. Invest in large numbers of good, clean energy jobs in low-income communities and communities of color.
  3. Increase investments in NYSERDA programs, local governments, and community-based organizations across the state to deploy renewable energy, energy efficiency, heat pumps, electric vehicle charging stations, and other needed infrastructure and create incentives for communities to welcome and host grid-scale renewable energy projects.
  4. Reject permits for all new fossil fuel infrastructure, including new gas-fired power plants and small gas pipelines for residential gas expansion.
  5. Work with utility providers to create a more resilient 21st-century electricity grid to handle increased renewable interconnections, electric vehicles, and electrification.

See WAER's news story by Chris Bolt, about this news event, by clicking here.

Syracuse born and raised, Bill Kinne is a man of chaaaracter.

Why I am Opposed To The Proposed Onondaga Lake Beach

I saw the Syracuse dotcom article today regarding the proposal for a beach to be built on Onondaga Lake, and I want people to know why I am opposed to building that beach.

Children at splash pad

When hildren play in this water, we feel comfortable about the water quality. Because this water was never polluted the way Onondaga Lake was.

I wouldn't want to swim in this lake, and I wouldn't want my grandchildren, or yours to swim in it either. I am completely opposed to using any taxpayer money, county or state or Federal, for this purpose.The government should be doing things that are helpful to people who NEED it. Everyone complains about taxes, this is just another thing that is going to cost taxpayers money. We have Jamesville and Oneida Shores, and we really dont NEED another beach. I think we could invest in having better bike and walking paths around the lake, and consider investing in low cost, air conditioned, community transportation, from the city to the beaches and county parks we have.

There are plenty of ways we can enjoy proximity to this lake, without needing to put ourselves or our children where they risk repeated skin or inhalation exposure or accidental swallowing of this water. While the lake cleanup has been deemed successful by professional engineers, I still think it makes much more sense for our families to enjoy recreation where water has never been tainted to the extent this lake was.

Please feel free to use the contact form on my web site to let me now what YOU think!

Here is a link to the article, if you want to read it.

Sworn into office! Tuesday, December 17, 2019!

Bill Kinne is sworn in as Onondaga County Legislator, District 15 on Dec. 17, 2019.

I was both humbled and honored to be sworn in as Onondaga County Legislator for District 15 on Tuesday afternoon, 12/17/19. I am looking forward to a busy two years of representing our district, and working to improve the lives of all of our county residents.

If you live in District 15, and you wish to inform me of a problem or concern or a suggestion, please use the form on the contact page of this web site to send me a message. I will try to get back to you within one week. (Please let me know if the matter is urgent.) Thank you!

FUN-draiser Catered by Dinosaur BBQ- THUR. 9/26 5:30 pm

Fundraiser to help elect Bill Kinne to Onondaga County Legislature to be held Thr. Sept 26, 2019

Don't miss out on having a great time and helping to elect a hard-working,  dedicated community servant!

Vote For Bill Kinne for 15th District County Legislator Fundraiser
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Valley American Legion, 110 Academy St, Syracuse, NY 13207, USA

40 per person/$60 per couple. RSVP not necessary but helpful. Call Howie Kinne 315-399-7906.