Rochester, N.Y. - Rochester's mayor is one of four standing against creating a statewide control board which, in theory, would be created to steer cities away from bankruptcy.
Mayor Tom Richards joined with mayors of Syracuse, Albany Yonkers to say local leaders need to be part of any solution to a city's fiscal problems.
The mayors say even a recovery from the recession won't change the basic problems they're confronting: diminishing tax revenues and rising costs.
Mayor Richards was reacting to a story in Monday's New York Post.
Control boards have been used since the 70s in cities including New York City and Buffalo.