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Schenectady Council at odds on budget

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The Schenectady City Council deadlocked on the 2014 budget Monday, raising questions about their ability to pass a budget on time. But no one is sure what would happen if the council doesn’t approve a budget by Nov. 1. The council set the budget nearly a week late in 2002, without any apparent ramifications. Then, the city was facing a sudden fiscal crisis that unfolded a day before the budget was due. This time, the ...

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October 29, 2013
7:26 a.m.

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Amazing how politics work, when your up for election the right decision is made and when you THINK your safe, you raise taxes and add fees. Also, Ms Bruckner already lives in Niskayuna so why in the world is she getting a vote?

October 29, 2013
8:50 a.m.

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Ms Perazzo- the community is poor and taxpayers ARE DESPERATE FOR TAX RELIEF ! there is nothing "desperate" about cutting the health care budget line item as Erikson defends, its sounds like an easy common sense item to cut. Also, where is the "desperately needed" BAN on Overtime? , and ban of take home cars? Why are you rewarding for bad efficiency and rewarding for living outside the city? And what is the Dept of Public works head doing to reduce trash expense and increase recycling? It is not right for you increase Trash and Water fees that residents do not have direct control over since there are not water meters and unless you move to a "PAY As You Throw" model of trash removal (which would seriously reduce the cities trash expense)-. If you task a manager of a large commercial building that has hundreds of tenants with reducing the trash expense, its immediately done via education on recycling, the "tools" to make it easy to recycle, and enforcement- so why not task the Dept of Public Works with the responsibily of reducing the trash expense? Its not rocket science- you just need caring "can do" department heads.


October 29, 2013
9:37 a.m.

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Too bad Erikson and Perazzo's election cycles don't align the way Montooven and Porterfield's do. If they did, we'd at least be given the chance to select two folks with REAL financial training and experience.

October 29, 2013
5:16 p.m.

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Increasing the garbage, sewer and water fees is STILL INCREASING TAXES! Who do they think they are kidding???