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Thursday, October 23, 2014


Trying to avoid becoming
Detroit on the Hudson..

1. Turning over City finances
to the Governor's fiscal review
panel hoping for a few dollars
handout with strings attached.
Losing control of city finances.

2. Missing out on a casino, tourism
economic benefits, and jobs for
resident hustlers and sweet talkers. 

3. Failing to take advantage of
Albany becoming a major port
for transshipment of Dakota oil.

Building a refinery at the Port
would improve the City property
tax base, add good paying local
jobs and benefit the entire Capital
District by providing lower cost
gas and heating oil.

4. Pushing the red traffic light camera
boondoggle instead of declaring that
the City of Albany will strictly enforce
all vehicle and traffic laws. Directing
the APD to do it.

5. Proposing to retire Ladder 1  when
Albany, and the Port oil trains are a
prime terror target.

6. Failing to stand up to the Governor
and State Legislature to demand that
the State come up with the $11.5 million
annual PILOTS (payment in lieu of
taxes) for the Harriman State Office
Campus.  Sending a clear message:
"No PILOTS- no votes for reelection
November 4."

7. The Huck Finn Disney Land on
the Hudson financed with IDA
taxpayer money.

8. Failing to make sure that Albany
residents have access to cheaper
electric rates by insisting that
Albany tap into the 765 KV hydro-
power line that will be built from
Quebec to NYC through Albany.

9. Continuing to aid and abett
illegal immigration through a
declared sanctuary policy.

Illegal aliens are law breakers
who are adding to the burden
of city property taxpayers,
city schools, hospitals, law
enforcement, fire/EMT services
and more.

There is more. But, all of the above
are enough to consign the City
of Albany to becoming Detroit
on the Hudson.

                          Joe Sullivan

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