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Schenectady council OKs budget compromise

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Schenectady has a budget for 2014, even if the spending plan they adopted Wednesday doesn’t exactly thrill members of City Council. Councilman Vince Riggi — the lone non-Democrat — didn’t get the reduction he sought in a health care line item. Councilwomen Leesa Perazzo and Denise Brucker didn’t get a deputy fire chief’s position restored after it was cut from Mayor Gary McCarthy’s original proposal. But when it came down to the tally, four of ...


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gina99
October 31, 2013
7:30 a.m.

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Perazzo & Brucker want even bigger tax increases? With 1,000 active City tax foreclosures. No wonder Schenectady is the laughingstock of Upstate New York. Had enough-YET?

tonijean613
October 31, 2013
9:12 a.m.

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I really like Leesa Perazzo- she is smart, and has brought much needed creative thinking and energy to the Council- BUT- she needs to understand that in an Impoverished community like Schdy- the "$8.00 increases in taxes ADD up" and yes- every line item needs serious debate to justify it. Vince Riggi has been spot on to his approach and the Council needs follow his lead more. I was glad to see they will pursue reducing the cost of trash removal by increasing recycling- its one important line item. But curtailing high salaries, and abusive overtime which is directly related to padding already high pensions is the biggest item to chop away at.

JIMOCONNOR
October 31, 2013
3:39 p.m.

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Toni, you reference someone who is not really smart. if she were, she'd show more finesse, and make less noise. She knew she was out voted. Her comments were disingenuous and self serving. It is impossible to prove a negative.

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