UTICA, N.Y. -- A new political party in Utica is calling for change in city politics, pointing specifically to past troubles involving some members of the common council.
Members of the Utica United Party claims the city's common council is infested with corruption. They feel it's their obligation to address it.
The Utica United Party says previous allegations against some councilors have damaged the public's confidence in their representatives and the city's reputation.
"One of the things we want to see is the folks of Utica get out and vote. We understand that they don't vote right now because they do not trust and they're turned off by what goes on in the common council. That has to change if Utica is to improve," said Bobby Oliveira, Utica United Campaign Coordinator.
Members of the Utica United Party have tried to pass a resolution in the past to ban convicted felons from being on the common council.