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Get out the boot, but keep it out this time

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Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy is right about one thing regarding his plan to crack down on parking scofflaws, who owe the city $2.3 million in outstanding fines: An amnesty period won’t work. But if he thinks the city has a chance of collecting anything close to the $230,000 he’s plugged into next year’s budget proposal, he’s going to have to follow through on his threat to conduct an “aggressive” enforcement campaign — and to sustain ...

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SchenectadyScott
October 6, 2012
1:12 p.m.

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"Why isn’t McCarthy proposing the one enforcement crackdown/revenue generator that wouldn’t depend on city employees to succeed: red-light cameras? Let Big Brother watch a handful of key intersections in the city, and when motorists run traffic lights, let the company the city contracts with send them the bill. This would solve safety and revenue problems without having to hire new employees or police existing ones to make sure they’re doing their job.".....Are you kidding Gazette editor....with this line of thinking...why don't we just get rid of our city workforce all together and contract the work out....Or...direct the workforce efficiently and cost effectively...the breakdown is the administration and management with the unions....if the party system was not sold out to the unions in donation support and voter support and would just serve the people of the city..we would not be in this mess...or is that to simplistic..

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