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Do you support the Schenectady City Council's approach to discussing public issues in closed-door caucus sessions?

Yes 11% 45 votes
No 88% 361 votes
Total Votes: 406

Note: This is not a scientific poll.


November 15, 2012
4:42 a.m.

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AJT7497_ ( james lechowicz ) says...

These are PUBLIC Officials !! They are working for us so we should know/demand to know what is going on.

November 15, 2012
4:32 p.m.

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SchenectadyScott ( Scott Riggi ) says...

At the end of the meeting, Riggi appealed to the council to stop holding caucus meetings so he could attend important decision-making sessions.

“I am here to represent the people,” he said.

Brucker told him she would not stop holding caucuses because the Democrats need to agree on their votes before discussing matters in public. She told him to appreciate his freedom from such discussions.
“You can do and say whatever you feel,” Brucker said, as members of the audience booed her. “You don’t need to take other people into consideration. You’re a free man.”
Schenectady council overrides mayor's veto, OKs $78M budget
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 By Kathleen Moore Gazette Reporter
Councilman Erickson recently stated that it is the "Vote" the counts...not the discussion, figures, just when they Vote after having their private meeting and wheeling and dealing amongst themselves.....The People are who you serve...not the party....wake up...

November 16, 2012
7:37 a.m.

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wmarincic ( Bill METRO FORD - Marincic ) says...

Keep voting democrat and keep getting taxed to death and keep complaining. I really don't feel sorry for you anymore, you had your chance with Hull and even Montvoovian but you chose these incompetents.

November 17, 2012
8:08 a.m.

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gina99 ( Ben Wallach ) says...

Who are these idiots voting yes? Keep the bankruptcy going!

November 17, 2012
8:42 p.m.

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SchenectadyScott ( Scott Riggi ) says...

Well there is Mc Carthy, Brucker, Porterfield, Erickson, King, Perazzo, Capo....etc..

November 17, 2012
8:44 p.m.

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SchenectadyScott ( Scott Riggi ) says...

I only hope and pray for the Control Board to get in here like Troy...I think it is 15 years to end the political BS...


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