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CONSERVATIVE ROW C FOR MAYOR CITY OF ALBANY NY November 5, 2013 Election U S Navy Veteran BS Geography, U Wisconsin (Korean GI Bill) MA Geography, U Minnesota (National Fellowship) 30 years as founder and president, Buckingham Pond/ Crestwood Neighborhood Assoc. maintaining/improving neighborhood residential integrity and quality of life. Leadership resulted in creation of Buckingham Pond Park in 1993-94, as well as many other open spaces. See bpcnanews.blogspot.com for list of leadership results. Neighborhood website: bpcnanews.blogspot.com/ see also: albanycityconservative.blogspot.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

SULLIVAN FOR       For Release
ALBANY MAYOR    April 18, 2017
With Updates.
Joseph P Sullivan will run for City of
Albany Mayor on the Conservative
Party ballot line (Row C) in the
November 2017 General Election.

Sullivan is the Albany City
Conservative Leader  and has
served as Buckingham Pond/Crestwood
Neighborhood Association Leader
for the past third of a century.

Read present and past posts on:



Sullivan was the Conservative Party
candidate for Albany Mayor  in 2013.

His positions on issues in 2013 can
be read by clicking on Albany Mayor
2013 link , right column of his
lonerangeralbany blog. 


 Listen to interviews:



Read, Times Union:


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


The 2017 Albany City
elections will determine
if Albany becomes Detroit
on The Hudson.

Four years of the Sheehan
administration have resulted
in  fiscal insolvency for the
City of Albany.

more: http://albanycityconservative.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 06, 2017

UNTIL 2018.

2017  Albany City residents will
vote for candidates for Mayor
Common Council President
Treasurer, Comptroller and
15 Ward Common Council

Rezone Albany should be tabled
and held in the Common Council
Planning, Economic Development
and Land Use Committee for the
remainder of 2017.

The names, bios and contact 
information for the committee
are available here:


Call/write each asking that
they vote to table and hold in
committee for the remainder of
2017 -  The Rezone Albany
proposed ordinance No. 26.31.17.


City voters should fully understand
the details of the Rezone Albany
plan , the implications of Rezone
Albany for their particular
neighborhoods, how enactment of
Rezone Albany will
impact property values, property
taxes,the City property tax base
and support for City schools and
City services.

Candidates for the citywide and
ward public offices should make
their positions on Rezone Albany
known to voters before June
when voters are asked to sign
candidate designating petitions.

The Rezone Albany issue should
be thoroughly debated before the
September party primaries and
November General Election.

Read earlier posts this website
and listen to:


The Mayor has announced her
campaign road show schedule.


This provides voters with a
perfect opportunity to discuss
and make their view known
regarding the Mayor's Rezone
Albany proposal:


 Time  Location
Monday, April 17 5:30-7 p.m.  Arbor Hill Elementary School, 1 Arbor Dr. 
Monday, April 24 5:30-7 p.m. Delaware Community School, 43 Bertha St.
Monday, May 1  5:30-7 p.m.  Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology, Lincoln Park 
Monday, May 15 5:30-7 p.m. West Hill Elementary School, 395 Elk St. 
Monday, June 5  5:30-7 p.m.  Mater Christi, 35 Hurst Ave. 
Tuesday, June 13  5:30-7 p.m.  Eagle Point Elementary School, 1044 Western

                                Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, April 05, 2017


Late report is that the NYS budget
will include the 12.5 million dollar
bailout to  close the hole in the 2017
Albany City budget.

Are there strings attached?

Will the Mayor announce she is
running for reelection in the 2017
local elections?

Will the Mayor support Governor
Cuomo for reelection in the 2018
Democratic Primary?

Time will tell.

                             Joe Sullivan

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017



Are you tired of winning yet?

April Fool.

                  Joe Sullivan



China, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan
 and more are are in range of  his missles
(see  map in  above article.

                               Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:59

Tabling Rezone Albany for the rest of the year

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Joe Sullivan, President of the Buckingham Pond Crestwood Neighborhood Association suggests tabling Rezone Albany for the rest of the year
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Monday, March 27, 2017


City of Albany Planning Board
Tues, March 28, 2017

Common Council Planning
Economic Development and
Land Use Committee

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Weds, April 12, 2017

Albany Common Council
Monday, April 3, 2017

Ordinance No. 26.31.17 
Rezone Albany , should be 
held in Committee for the
remainder of 2017.

The City of Albany is facing
insolvency with a 12.5 million
dollar gap in the 2017 City
budget and facing the loss of
7 million dollars in federal
aid because of  the Mayor and
Common Council proclaiming
Albany to be a Sanctuary City.

The existing Albany City Zoning
Code and Official City Zoning
Map protect the home values
neighborhood residential integrity
and quality of life, and city property
tax base of single family residential
zoned districts located in Wards 8
9, 12, 13, 14 and 15, which pay the
lion's share of property taxes that
support City schools and City
government services.

The Mayor is pushing for rapid
approval of her Rezone initiative
in April.

The Common Council should
not take any further action on
the Rezone Albany Proposed
Ordinance this year.

The Common Council Planning
Economic Development and Land
Use Committee should not report
the proposed Rezone Albany
Ordinance Code and Map.
Table it!

2017 is a local election year for
the Mayor, Common Council
President and all 15 ward 

The priority issue is restoring
the fiscal solvency of the City
of Albany. 

Sanctuary City policy, Consolidation
of City Schools with City government
and Proposed Rezone Albany effort
need to be thoroughly examined
discussed and debated.

The candidates for citywide and
ward council seats need to make sure
that their positions on the above are
known and understood by the voters
and truly represent the needs and
views of those voters.

Public knowledge of candidate positions
on these and related issues are essential
for voters to make informed choices
when signing petitions in June to 
qualify candidates for the September
Primaries and voting for candidates
in the September Party Primaries  and
November General Election.

It would be foolhardy,  an injustice
and irresponsible, to rush to repeal
the existing City Zoning Code and
City Zoning Map, and replace it with
proposed Rezone Albany Ordinance
and Official Zoning Map, without a
full understanding of how such action
may adversely impact neighborhood
residential integrity and quality of
life, home values, the City property
tax base, City schools, City services
and efforts to restore City fiscal

 Compare the existing City Zoning
Code and Zoning Map
with the proposed Rezone Albany 

Look at your neighborhood  and
The Buckingham Pond-Crestwood
Neighborhood bounded as follows:
(N) Western Ave (E) S Manning Blvd
(W) Rte 85  (S)  NYS Thruway.

Presently most of the neighborhood
is zoned R-1B with single family
homes and Houses of Worship being
the principal permitted uses.

The proposed Rezone Albany Code
and Map would add mixed use
districts which would change the
character of the existing zoning 
and generate more traffic volume
and congestion on main roads like
New Scotland, Whitehall, Hackett
S, Manning . Western, Buckingham
as well as on existing residential 
side streets.

Existing pocket parks/greenspaces
at Whitehall, Hurst, Krum Kill
and South Manning at New Scotland 
are eliminated and subject to non-
residential development.

Rezone Albany redefines Houses
of Worship to  Religious Institutions
would allow cooperative ventures
with "Non-Profits". The Land is
not taxed.  They bring uses and
more traffic/congestion negatively
impacting existing  single family






Adoption of the proposed Rezone
Albany Code and Zoning Map would
destroy the current protections that
the existing City Zoning Code/Map
affords neighborhood residential
integrity, quality of life, home values
and the property tax base that contributes
to support of city schools and city services.

Problems of out of control speeding
traffic, traffic congestion and pedestrian
safety would be multiplied by the
enactment of the proposed Rezone
Albany Code and Zoning Map.

Compliance with the complicated
new Code and Zoning Map would
adversely impact present and future
homeowners, particularly the elderly
on fixed incomes, who make up a
large proportion of the neighborhood

In essence adoption of Rezone Albany
and addition of currently not permitted
mixed use zones in currently zoned R IB
single family zoning districts will kill
the "golden goose" of such neighborhoods
that pay the lion's share of property taxes
that support City Schools and City
government services.

Not a wise move for an insolvent City. 

The Common Council Planning and
Zoning Committee should Table and
not report the proposed Rezone Albany
Code/Map for the rest of 2017.

The merits of retaining the existing R-1B
single zoning in Wards 4, 8,9,12, 13,14
and 15 should be thoroughly evaluated
debated and understood. Candidates for
Citywide and Ward offices should stake
out their positions on this issue so that
City voters can make informed decisions
when signing petitions to qualify candidates
for the ballot, and voting in the September
primaries and November General Election. 

The focus should be on restoring the
fiscal solvency of the City of Albany and
related issues of sanctuary city policies
consolidation of City schools with City
government, security and public safety
traffic control and pedestrian safety.
and property tax relief.

                               Joe Sullivan