Comments by schdyres
Posted on January 22 at 2:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It's time for the city council to stand up to Carl Olsen's sweet talking and support the Finance Commissioner. Taxpayers are already shouldering the high costs of debt service on his unnecessarily expensive Bureau of Service Building (The" Taj MaCarl"). The Council should never have approved that waste of money. Let's use any future savings(documented!) he promised from his operations there to support additional funding for his staff. Further, There are many highly qualified managers working in comparable cities in the region that might be recruited and employed should the city face retirements in the Department of General Services. The Council should not fall for the silly argument that there would be no one who could manage his operation except someone who has risen from previous work in that department!
Put the rubber stamps away!!
Posted on January 7 at 10:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Please! Not another "rubber-stamp" to join King. All the "newer" council members have brought much more to the council then the "veteran" King. She is a competent parliamentarian but has offered no vision for the future of the city nor leadership during her tenure. How about adding to the growing diversity of the council by finding a hispanic candidate? That would be most appropriate given the growing population in the city.
Posted on December 3 at 8 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Let's hope the Council stands firm with Erickson and refuses to let the county bully us again. I fear the City Council "rubber stamps" will again prevail and not act in the interest of city taxpayers. The Gazette reporter needed to query every member on where they stand at this point. And what's up with the city reps.on the SchenectadyCounty Legislature-- are they loudly advocating for their constituents?? Let's find out Gazette reporters!
Posted on November 21 at 12:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Once again in Schenectady-who cares about the residents, neighborhoods, and taxpayers!!!! Institutional zoning rules. It's time to change the BZA and PC memberships and challenge those who made the hack appointments. Strichman useless as usual.
Posted on November 9 at 8:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Very sad as the outcome of the election would not have been different if he had been honest. The Gazette failed to followup after the debate and should have investigated and reported this prior to the election. Probably the reporter had the story and it was held by the editors. My comment raising these questions was posted at the end of the Gazette debate story and was then later pulled by the Gazette. Why?
Most importantly, Kathleen Moore's story remains incomplete----Other "facts" not investigated-- his age?? --and his "claimed" educational background?? Let's have the full story now!
Reporting on the election also was inadequate as she failed follow-up and ask the Republican candidate Kelleher about his stated support for some "Tea Party" positions.
Finally, Carl Erickson's comments are silly and disturbing!
Posted on November 2 at 2:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
What are the Tea Party"great points" Joe Kelleher agrees with? Government shutdowns?, attacks on Obama?, repeal of healthcare? I dare him to respond in specifics! His wholesale attacks on the Democratic party sound very Tea like ! "take back the country", "take back the city"--Senator Cruz rhetoric for sure! We want people who will work with all in a nonpartisan manner.
Posted on November 2 at 10:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It appears that the SCDC has no respect for its own candidates! Carl Erikson is to be commended for his response to this party failure to clear all mailings with their candidates. If in fact, any of the city council candidates do support the agenda of the Tea Party that would be important information that should be available to voters prior to the election. Unfortunately, that question was not posed by the reporter. While it is common to blame local leaders for most of the problems facing the city it is clear that many years of republican control of the federal government and recent obstructionist tactics pushed by the Tea Party gang are fundamentally responsible for our financial troubles.
Posted on October 30 at 12:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Let's further investigate further the problems with the grant submission. Perhaps someone dropped the ball and should be held responsible for a grant screw-up!
Posted on October 20 at 9:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Anyone who is unwilling or unable to disclose their place of employment or educational institution should not be elected to any public office including the Schenectady City Council. Perhaps Mr Mootooveren is unemployed or has not completed a degree as he claimed. We expect full disclosure of all elected officials. This is essential for the public to know of any conflicts of interest when legislative decisions are made. If he wishes to put his own interest ahead of the citizens' right to know even before elected that is most unfortunate and a reflection on his understanding of his ethical responsibility
Posted on September 13 at 2:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)
As Roger Hull correctly said some time ago Margaret King is the ultimate" rubber stamp" always eager to please the boss!
How can anyone reasonably assert that"experience required" means getting it after being hired.
KIng has shown absolutely no leadership as Council President and rarely has any comments or contributions to make at City Council meetings except as a booster of local downtown events. She has never owned property in the city nor has she ever paid a cent in City or School taxes.