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City spends too much on demolishing and restoring buildings

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Neighborhood revitalization in Schenectady is a pretty large and important initiative. It’s something that doesn’t occur overnight, but takes countless hours of demolition and restoration of vacant and abandoned city properties. So are Schenectady leaders appropriately going about accomplishing the goal of making the city a more viable, safe and attractive place to live? I’m not so sure. At the most recent City Council meeting, there was a juvenile spat between council members over the ...


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v_riggi
May 18, 2014
1:09 p.m.

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John Mootoveren and Myself were on board with Carl Ericksons initiative of giving a portion of Habitats funding to the land bank. The Land Bank chair was pushing back on that idea. The proposal that passed 4-3 didn't support that initiative.

joycemadre
May 19, 2014
12:28 p.m.

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Might want to ask why construction is approved with no drainage systems thats destroyes the neighboring business. No one has made a move to correct the situation. Now the business is closing and a lawsuit is under way!

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