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Opposition grows to raise for Schenectady assessor

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The mayor’s proposal to give his new assessor a substantial raise hit quicksand at Monday’s City Council meeting. Slowly but overwhelmingly, arguments against the raise have mounted up. What could have passed a week ago by a close vote is no longer likely to pass at all. So Council President Margaret King took the raise off the agenda and sent it back to committee. Councilwoman Marion Porterfield persuaded her colleagues to reconsider the raise by ...

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September 10, 2013
7:42 a.m.

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What is Porterfield's true motivation here. Seems to me the methodology of mixing four types of assessor salaries to formulate a logical argument for any stance on the issue is wholly inadequate. Its beyond the old apples and oranges saw. However, it bought her nine lines in the GAZETTE.

September 11, 2013
8:28 a.m.

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Counilwoman Leesa Parazzos argument is weak/ Why is an Assistant Fire Chief needed at all? Will this Assistant be coming from the ranks of deputies who earn $79K now? or from the ranks of Chief? How much is Della Rocca paid and who trained him?
Why is any training needed to be promoted to Chief? The Gazette needs to educate us and the need for an Asst Chief vs an additional firefighter who would be responding to calls for half the salary which would mean 1/2 the pension costs down the road- remember one the biggest budget item directly related to taxes? .