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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

TWO STRIKES

The count against Kathy Sheehan
and the  Albany Common  Council 
in the 2017 Albany City elections is
2 strikes.

Strike 1 was declaring Albany a
sanctuary city. Sheehan and the
Common Council are law breakers
who have violated their oaths of
office, compromised the security
and safety of Albany residents
and made Albany a target for
terror attacks.

Strike 2 was ramming through
repeal of the existing Albany
City Zoning Code and replacing
it with the Rezone Albany zoning
code and official map, without
the members of the Common
Council, and City voters having
a clear understanding of the
consequences of Rezone Albany
on neighborhood residential
integrity and quality of life,
home values, the City property tax
base in the formerly owned
R 1B single family residential
zoning districts in Wards 4, 8,9,12
13,14 and 15, which pay the lion's
share of property taxes that support
City schools and City government
services.

 http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2017/05/16/rezone-albany-approved

Enactment of Rezone Albany puts
Albany on the fast track to becomong
Detroit on the  Hudson.

Petitioning to qualify candidates
for the September 12 party primary
ballots and November 7 General
Election begins June 7 and continues
through early July.

Do not sign candidate designating
petitions for Sheehan and Members
of the Common Council who supported
Albany being a sanctuary city and
replacing the existing City of Albany
Zoning Code/Official Map with the
Rezone Albant Zoning Code/Official
Map, which is effective June 1, 2017.

Three Common Council Members
voted  No on Rezone Albany.
Robinson (Ward 5) Krasher (W11)
and Commisso (W15). For this they
have earned your signatures to get
them on the ballot for the 2017 City
elections.

Challengers for  election to Common
Council from Wards 1, 2, 3, 4,6,7,8
9, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15, and Common
Council President, who will vote
to Repeal Sanctuary City status and
Rezone Albany  merit your signatures
on their candidate designating petitions.

Meanwhile, voters and candidates
should take the time to read, analyze
and understand  Rezone Albany and
it's consequences for their neighborhoods
wards and the City as a whole.

 http://rezonealbany.com/sites/rezonealbany.com/files/document/pdf/Albany%20USDO%20Consolidated%20FINAL%205-10-17_0.pdf

Read related posts on this website
and bpcanews.blogspot.com  January
2017-present.

Informed candidates and voters
are essential to their survival and
the survival of the City of Albany.

                                Joe Sullivan  
 

Friday, May 12, 2017

LAST CALL

 https://mail.aol.com/webmail-std/en-us/suite

              Joe Sullivan

Friday, May 5, 2017

VIVA MARINE

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnczkujJEd0

Our own Morty Oge and
kin were there:

 http://www.irishidentity.com/geese/stories/ogeosullivan.htm

 http://www.theirishstory.com/2014/03/08/from-limerick-to-antwerp-irish-brigades-abroad-1690-1815/#.WQ0m9sYpDcs

                     Joe Sullivan
REZONE ALBANY
TO DETROIT ON
THE HUDSON
SHOWDOWN MAY 10

Read posts this website for March
and April , also:
http://bpcnanews.blogspot.com
to better understand why
the proposed Rezone Albany Ordinance
should be Tabled and Held in Committee
until January 2018. 

Read/Listen:

 http://wamc.org/post/rezone-albany-crosshairs

May 10 , 2017 6 pm meeting of Albany
Common Council Planning Committee
City Hall  Albany. Public Comments
may be made by City residents.


The 5 members of the Albany 
Common Council Planning
Committee should vote to
Table  Ordinance 26.31.17
Rezone Albany and hold
the bill in Committee until
a new Mayor and Common
Council takes office in
January 2018.

If 3 of the 5 members of the
Committee vote to Table and
Hold in Committee Ordinance
26.31.17 until January 2018
the provisions of the existing
Albany City Zoning Code
protecting the residential integrity
quality of life, home values and
City property tax base which
supports City schools and City
government services, will remain
law.

Chair: Dan Herring (W13)
             518 438 7527
             danherring47@hotmail.com

Ron Bailey (W3)  518 300 8797
ronald.bailey47@yahoo.com

Kelly Kimbrough (W4) 518 250 9267
kellykimbrough4@gmail.com

Catherine Fahey (W7) 518 482 6159
cathyfahey7@yahoo.com

Leah Golby (W10) 518 209 1244
leah.golby@gmail.com

Attend the May 10 meeting and
voice your support to Table and
Hold in Committee until January
2018, the proposed Rezone Albany
Ordinance 26.31.17.

Or, better yet, contact the 5 Committee
Members, in advance of the May 10
meeting asking them to so vote.

One man, holds the fate of Albany
in his hands...13th Ward Common
Council Member Dan Herring, Chair
of the Planning Committee and sponsor
of the Rezone Albany Ordinance.

Dan has announced he is not seeking
reelection. Thus, he is not obligated
to report this bill out of Committee.

If Dan would strike the enacting clause
of Ordinance 26.31.17  the Rezone
Albany Ordinance would be neutered
saving Albany from becoming Detroit
on the Hudson.

Will Dan do the right thing for the
City and people of Albany?

Contact Dan, now,  and tell him to strike
the enacting clause of  Rezone Albany.

518 438 7527      danherring47@hotmail.com

Pay attention Albany residents, act now
or you will pay later.

                                        Joe Sullivan     

For all 15 Common Council Members
and Council President contact info:


http://www.albanyny.org/Government/CityOfficials/CommonCouncil.aspx














 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thursday, May 04, 2017


CHURCHILL SPOT ON

Albany Times Union article by
Chris Church is spot on, one
of his best:

 http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-local/article/Churchill-Asking-questions-as-Albany-thwarts-11119905.php

The 5 members of the Albany 
Common Council Planning
Committee should vote to
Table  Ordinance 26.31.17
Rezone Albany and hold
the bill in Committee until
a new Mayor and Common
Council takes office in
January 2018.

The Common Council Planning
Committee will meet to reconsider
action on Rezone Albany, May
10.

Committee Chair Dan Herring
sponsor of the ordinance should
strike the enacting clause of the
Rezone Albany Zoning Ordinance
and Official Map.

Chairman Herring has announced
that he is not seeking reelection.

Do the honorable thing Dan.
You hold the fate of homeowners
neighborhood residential integrity
and quality of life, home values
the City property tax base and
support for City schools/City
government services 

The implications of Rezone Albany
need to be thoroughly analyzed
understood and debated by voters
and candidates alike before the
party primaries occur in September
and the November 7 General Election.

To do otherwise will doom the
City of Albany to fiscal insolvency
resulting in the City of Albany
becoming Detroit on the Hudson.

Refer to earlier  posts on this issue
this website and 
http://lonerangeralbany.blogspot. com 

Voters government can't save you.
You must save your government, your
City and your homes.

                               Joe Sullivan





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Friday, April 28, 2017


Albany County Offices to Be Filled  2017


PUBLIC OFFICES TO BE VOTED FOR
WITHIN ALBANY COUNTY
Updated: March 8, 2017 | Printer-Friendly [PDF]

STATE

Supreme Court Judge, 3rd Judicial District, 14-year term

COUNTY

County Clerk, 4-year term
County Legislator 38th District, 2-year term, to fill vacancy
County Coroner, 4-year term (2)

CITIES

Albany

Mayor, 4-year term
Common Council President, 4-year term
Common Council Member, 4-year term (15)
City Court Judge, 10-year term (3)
Treasurer, 4-year term
Auditor, 4-year term

Albany City Schools

Board Member, Albany City School District, 4-year term (2)
PRIMARY DAY  
September 12
 Noon 9 pm
GENERAL ELECTION
November 7   6 am - 9 pm 

VOTER REGISTRATION
ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Albany County Board of Elections

 http://www.albanycounty.com/Government/Departments/BoardofElections/VoterRegistrationandAbsenteeBallotInformation.aspx


                                                    Joe Sullivan 
MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY_SOS

May 1 The Albany Common Council
may vote repeal the existing Albany
City Zoning Code and replace it with
Mayor Sheehan's Rezone Albany
Zoning Code/Official Map.

Enactment of the Rezone Albany
Code/Map  will allow mixed uses
currently not permitted in the
R 1B Single family residential
districts,

Under the existing zoning Code
only two uses are permitted in
R 1B zoning districts: single family
dwellings and Houses of Worship.

See existing Albany City Zoning
Official Map:

 http://www.albanyny.gov/_files/City%20Zoning%20Map.pdf

The R 1B single family residential
districts pay the lion's share of property
taxes that support city schools and
city government services.

Enactment of the Rezone Albany 
Code/Map will  result in a loss of
neighborhood residential integrity
and quality of life. Home values
will fall negatively impacting the
city property tax base, and, in turn
support for city schools/city government
services.

Not a wise move for an insolvent
city. The 12.5 million dollar bail out
to fill the hole in the 2017 City budget
will be released in increments rather
than a lump sum. One political misstep
by the Mayor could result in the City
losing this bailout.

There will be no further spin ups of
state payments in lieu of taxes to the
City of Albany

The Mayor and Common Council
have declared Albany to be a Sanctuary
City which will result in loss of millions
of dollars of federal aid to the city.

The City is preparing to close the
landfill and establish a waste transfer
station there. This will result in a loss
of 15 million dollars annual revenue.
Where will the trash be transferred
to? The Moon?

Repeal of the existing Albany Zoning
Code and replacing it with the Rezone
Albany Code/Map will doom Albany
to becoming Detroit on the Hudson.

And, it may result in the Mayor and
Common Council Members not being
reelected in the November 7, 2017
General Election.

The Common Council Members would
be wise to table Rezone Albany Code/Map
and retain the existing Albany City Zoning
Code until voters are fully aware of how
the proposal will adversely impact their
neighborhoods, home values, the City
property tax base, support for City schools
and City services, as well as efforts to
restore fiscal solvency to the City of
Albany.

Read:

 https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8627188742410031818#editor/target=post;postID=375585797287937862;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=1;src=postname

Listen

http://www.focusonalbany.com/radio-interviews/item/651-whats-the-rush-to-pass-rezone-albany



                                     Joe Sullivan