Rochester, N.Y. – Monroe County legislators unanimously passed a bonding resolution for Monroe Community College’s downtown campus, 29-0.
The vote, which secures $28 million for MCC, received applause from a large group in the gallery.
The resolution had support from both sides of the aisle because it did not specify a location for the campus.
Mayor Tom Richards and fellow democrats in the legislature want the campus to remain in the Sibley building.
The new owner of the Sibley, Winn Development, sent a representative, Joe Eddy, to the meeting.
Eddy said Winn will renovate Sibley in order to meet MCC’s requirements.
MCC’s board of trustees and president, Anne Kress, want to move the campus to a Kodak site near Frontier Field.
County Executive Maggie Brookes and many republican legislators agree the move would provide the most room for growth.
Tuesday’s night, however, was a brief pause in the debate as both sides celebrated the beginning of a project aimed at benefiting local students.