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Mayor nixes council’s budget

McCarthy planned to build city’s savings for Moody’s rating

Mayor Gary McCarthy presents the 2013 proposed budget to members of the Schenectady City Council at a meeting Sept. 30. (Gazette file photo)
Mayor Gary McCarthy presents the 2013 proposed budget to members of the Schenectady City Council at a meeting Sept. 30. (Gazette file photo)
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Mayor Gary McCarthy vetoed the city’s 2013 budget because it doesn’t set aside enough money to replenish the city’s savings, he said. The final version of the 2013 budget cut more than $1 million in items that council members described as unnecessary padding. Councilman Vince Riggi suggested the mayor’s proposed budget had been deceptively padded so that the city would end up with a large surplus next year. Other City Council members said the increases ...


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wmarincic
November 12, 2012
9:19 p.m.

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Democrats!!!!!

SchenectadyScott
November 13, 2012
4:53 a.m.

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"Legally, the Open Meetings Law allows members of one party to meet behind closed doors to discuss matters of public policy." then why do they keep calling it a caucus and why are they meeting at City Hall and not at the Blue Ribbon like they used to do?....Talk about arrogance..and misuse of public funding for their own uses..

tonijean613
November 13, 2012
8:01 a.m.

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The Mayor and City Council need to listen to the taxpaying residents and find the savings by CUTTING THE GROSSLY HIGH SALARIES OF THE POLICE AND TOP ADMINISTRATION - FREEZE OVER TIME, FREEZE EVERYTHING, FORCE THE CITY POLICE TO LIVE AND PAY TAXES IN COMMUNITY THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO SERVE ! CUT FROM THE TOP OF EACH DEPARTMENT ! END THE SALARIES OVER 100,000 ! END the take home of police and all city cars ! Cut the city owned car fleet and make city workers (especially the police) use their own cars to commute to their jobs like everyone else! Why are we paying for more than a few city cars that can be shared by all city employees if one is really needed? First, Stop the abuse, stop the pension padding, stop the high salaries!

jimsquest
November 13, 2012
9:09 a.m.

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Can we have a recall of Mayor Gary McCarthy? It is so obvious he does not represent the taxpayers of Schenectady. And get rid of any council member who does not vote to override his veto.

Talk about a sleazy government. They wait until after Election Day to let us know that the small tax increase we were going to have was all a joke.

Wake up Schenectady taxpayers!! You keep voting them in, and they will continue to screw you.

SchenectadyScott
November 13, 2012
10:29 a.m.

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A recall to who? Roger Hull?...or Roger Who?....I have not seen hide nor hare of Mr. Hull since he lost the election...He has written some op eds and endorsed a candidate for council that hardly put any time or effort into running a campaign...You would hope Mr. Hull would be at every meeting speaking out against all that is wrong and supporting the people he wants to represent...But..that is not happening...He is a ghost...this is why we have what we have in this city...no one wants to put in the time or effort..they think they can buy and election...and somehow gain the support of the people...just more of what is wrong with the system of elected officials....

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