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Schenectady mayor to trim city staff

7 cuts planned; budget proposal on tap Sunday

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Mayor Gary McCarthy said he is cutting seven jobs from the city payroll, even though the City Council voted Sept. 10 to stop those layoffs. At least four of the seven workers will be able to “bump down” to vacant positions at lesser pay. Others also have bumping rights but might push another employee out of the workforce. McCarthy said he believes bumping could be done in such a way as to keep every current ...

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September 28, 2012
7:45 a.m.

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I thought that Stratton was the worse Mayor Schenectady ever had until King Gary stole the election, he, like Stratton have no idea what it means to invest in the safety and maintenance of the city, their whole liberal mindset is to cut and decimate the jobs of those that keep the city running, IE; police and maintenance.

He, like Stratton have not figured out that quality of life will increase the tax base while cutting things like police and maintenance will only add to the cost of the city in more crime, lower tax revenues due to homeowners leaving and business going to a safer and cleaner more prosperous area. Rudy Guiliani knew this and was able to turn around NYC, but then again Guiliani was a Republican.

September 28, 2012
5:41 p.m.

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Aren't liberals supposed to expand government and conservatives are supposed to shrink it? I think you might have it backwards. This is clearly shrinking government.

September 29, 2012
8:17 a.m.

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Schenectady has no choice but to either have layoffs or consolidate with the county. We tax payers can no longer support the status quo. Trimming services will lead to a less desirable environment for new residents and business to move here. High taxes drive out the business and citizens who help to keep the city running.
The only viable alternative is to consolidate as many services as possible county wide. Bring all the towns and villages together for an open public forum and educate and get the citizens on board.
There are too many closed door decisions going on that are going to doom the city.