Molino’s Exit Interview on “Main & Center”

Written by on December 28, 2017

Jason Molino

City Manager Jason Molino is leaving Batavia in about two weeks.
The discussion with City Council on how to select his replacement began last night, behind closed doors.
Molino made his last appearance on WBTA’s Main and Center program this morning. We asked him why the secrecy?

The City Centre Mall. Three members of the merchants Association have yet to sign off on the deal to end the long legal dispute with the city.
Molino said there is another court date next month that may compel the hold-outs to accept the deal.
Once that is done, Molino says there is hope for the city’s huge white elephant:

Molino has been city manager for 12 years.
What does he consider to be Batavia’s ‘finest hour’ during his tenure?
The budget of 2009 / 2010

The first four years of Molino’s dozen years in office he was the youngest City Manager in New York State.
He readily admits he is a better manager now than when he started.
He attributes that to maturing in the job.
But regrets, he had a few.
We reminded him of the difficulty ending the long standing trash collection contract with the Genesee ARC:

Molino begins his new job as administrator of Tompkins County on January 29th.

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