About four weeks ago 16th District Congressman John Boccieri (D-Alliance) contacted area auto dealer officials to arrange for a sit down to discuss problems they may experience with Chrysler's and GM's impending paring down of their dealership across the country.
It turned out that yesterday's sit down at Downtown Ford in Canton could not have been more timely.
Congressman Boccieri met with some twenty 16th District Chrysler, GM and Ford dealers or their representatives.
Because area Ford dealers, according to Canton's Downtown Ford owner Bud Black, are in solidarity with their peers having Chrysler and GM dealerships.
An ironic twist to the press conference at the conclusion of the Boccieri sit down with dealers is that no Chrysler or GM dealers or their reps would make themselves available to answer media questions.
In Part II of this SCPR series on fate of local dealership, yours truly asked an "elephant in the room" type question. Be sure to come back to see/hear the question and Congressman Boccieri's response.
In the video below, Congress Boccieri outlines a 5 point plan of action that he will be taking to a White House Taskforce dealing with the troubled U.S. auto industry.