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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, March 22, 2017

REZONE ALBANY
PAY ATTENTION
NOW OR PAY LATER

The Rezone Albany effort
Ord. 26.31.17
is moving ahead quickly.

The City Planning Board
Public Hearing will be held
at City Hall Tues, March 28
5:30 PM.

The Common Council  Public
Hearing will be held at City
Hall, Mon, April 3, 7 PM.

Go online to view the zoning
district map. Pay close attention
to definitions and permitted
uses in each proposed zoning
district.

 http://www.rezonealbany.com/

The Bach Public Library has
the details available also, for
those who wish to view hard
copies. 

The proposed rezone Albany
changes will impact our
neighborhood residential and
integrity and quality of life
as well as your property values
and property taxes.

Neighborhood residents are
urged to submit your comments
objections and recommendations
to the Planning Board and
Common Council, in writing
for entry into the hearing
record  before the hearings.

You may attend the hearings
and comment, but be advised
that the Common Council
Chamber public section is
extremely small with limited
seating.

Read my March 6 post this
website: 


HOME OWNERS BEWARE
OF REZONE ALBANY 

Current R 1B Single family residential
zoning districts exist to protect the
residential integrity, quality of life
home values and city property tax
base.

Single family residential zoned
neighborhoods, like ours, pay the
lion's share of property taxes that
support city government services
and city schools.

Neighborhood residents are urged
to study the proposed Rezone Albany
changes that pertain to our existing
single family residential zoning district.

 http://rezonealbany.com/

Be prepared to oppose any changes
that would dilute the protections that
the existing zoning affords our, and
similarly zoned single family residential
districts.

Read:

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Albany-aims-to-replace-antiquated-zoning-10981177.php

Mayor Sheehan is quoted as saying .....
"Sometimes we found the enemy, and
the enemy is us...."   The Mayor is spot
on with this self analysis.

The statement of City  Zoning Appeals
Board, chairman, Richard Berkley saying
"the new rules would focus on what Albany
wants to see built in various neighborhoods"
is further evidence that the present City
Administration is the enemy of  home owners
in existing single family residential zoning
districts in the City of Albany.

Home owners should have the last word
regarding what can not be built in their
neighborhoods...not an elitist Mayor
and her elitist political appointees.

The Common Council should table the
Rezone Albany  proposal.

Any proposed zoning changes should
appear as November General Election
ballot propositions in the various
neighborhoods/wards impacted
by those proposed changes.

                                    Joe Sullivan

           


Tuesday, March 07, 2017

NOT IN NEW YORK

 http://dailysignal.com/2017/03/03/3-different-ways-state-gop-lawmakers-are-fighting-sanctuary-cities/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTW1OalpUTmxOakJqTUdaayIsInQiOiI1a2NFSmJxUTBFeFwvOFFmWnNlOHU4eGVubXBWZWt1ZkVyXC8xZVhvWFMyMmdBbU9XSjlINnpyQXNQMDUxUWZBSnZma2E0TGFRYnMweGZsalFtZ3M3Y1BcL2owcERjblhPT1ZjTHVLVHB1MWcwM2h5TGtNdjVYQytCRjR5UlU4cCtUcyJ9

                     Joe Sullivan

WRONG DECISION
ON PALACE THEATRE

 http://cinematreasures.org/blog/2017/3/7/albany-ny-sparks-fly-as-common-council-votes-to-sell-historic-palace-theatre

The Right Decision would
have been:

Sell the Palace to a private
entity, put it back on the tax
rolls. 

Close the 12.5 million dollar
2017 City budget hole.

Repeal the "Trash Tax".

Three Council Members 
correctly voted "No" on
the Mayor's plan to sell
the Palace to a Non-Profit.

Commisso, Krasher and
Robinson.

12 Council Members rubber
stamped the non- profit sale.

Council President McLaughlin
announced mayoral candidate
endorsed and praised the non-
profit sale.

                        Joe Sullivan                   

BIRD WELFARE

Signs in Buckingham Pond Park
warn - not to feed ducks and geese.

Yet, every year people feed the
birds. Ducks and geese populations
of the little pond increase.

So do bird droppings on pathways.

People, their children and pets
trod through the bird droppings
inhaling them, tracking them home
on their shoes and paws.

Some children and pets may even
sample a bird dropping snack.

Geese often become aggressive
if they  don't get their handouts
or when charged by screeching
urchins wanting to pet the cute
birdies.

So go ahead and continue to
ignore the do not feed the bird
signs.

You might get a fine..or worse
expose yourselves, children and
pets to  bird flu... or maybe lyme
or one of the other 8 or so diseases
transmitted by ticks which hitch
rides on the migrating geese and
ducks.

Read:

 http://abcnews.go.com/Health/bird-flu-found-tennessee-chicken-farm-virus-surges/story?id=45938138

                               Joe Sullivan

Monday, March 06, 2017

HOME OWNERS BEWARE
OF REZONE ALBANY 

Current R 1B Single family residential
zoning districts exist to protect the
residential integrity, quality of life
home values and city property tax
base.

Single family residentially zoned
neighborhoods, like ours, pay the
lion's share of property taxes that
support city government services
and city schools.

Neighborhood residents are urged
to study the proposed Rezone Albany
changes that pertain to our existing
single family residential zoning district.

 http://rezonealbany.com/

Be prepared to oppose any changes
that would dilute the protections that
the existing zoning affords our, and
similarly zoned single family residential
districts.

Read:

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Albany-aims-to-replace-antiquated-zoning-10981177.php

Mayor Sheehan is quoted as saying .....
"Sometimes we found the enemy, and
the enemy is us...."   The Mayor is spot
on with this self analysis.

The statement of City  Zoning Appeals
Board, chairman, Richard Berkley saying
"the new rules would focus on what Albany
wants to see built in various neighborhoods"
is further evidence that the present City
Administration is the enemy of  home owners
in existing single family residential zoning
districts in the City of Albany.

Home owners should have the last word
regarding what can not be built in their
neighborhoods...not an elitist Mayor
and her elitist political appointees.

The Common Council should table the
Rezone Albany  proposal.

Any proposed zoning changes should
appear as November General Election
ballot propositions in the various
neighborhoods/wards impacted
by those proposed changes.

                                    Joe Sullivan

           


Sunday, March 05, 2017

THIS NEEDS TO
HAPPEN IN ALBANY 

 http://dailysignal.com/2017/02/27/one-county-saw-a-27-drop-in-assaults-after-it-helped-enforce-immigration-law-heres-the-rest-of-the-story/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Top5&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTW1FeFkyUmlZV0l6WTJVNCIsInQiOiJ6Z0lMK0Q4eWxrMk94Nm0zalpvSTcwc2E2VUJnYmZtY3ZjcFlweTdja1RDbnkwWkQwXC9PUklpUnhJbEV4M0g0XC9OalJkaDhyKzhuVG1cL3NzNExRU0NhZXBabmlsSW5LelRra2ZZcUdXS3BsUmtTWWFDYmdicExKbXBVc0FHeFwvNnEifQ%3D%3D

                    Joe Sullivan

Monday, February 27, 2017

DOGS

Loud, screaming, aggressive urchins beware.

http://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/worst-dog-breeds-families-small-children.html/16/?ref=cpc_medium

                                               Joe Sullivan

TAKING CARE OF HOME BASE

Read:

 http://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/household-items-you-should-never-skimp-on.html/11/?ref=cpc_medium

and      http://www.rd.com/home/cleaning-organizing/150-household-uses-for-vinegar/                                                        Joe Sullivan

Sunday, February 26, 2017

CONTROL TRAFFIC
NEWS SCOTLAND AVE
KRUMKILL RD  TO
SOUTH MANNING BLVD.

Strict enforcement of speed
limits required.

No passing on the right, no
tailgating, distracted driving.

The intersection of Lenox
Buckingham. New Scotland
and Harding is exhibit A.

Fire hydrants, utility poles
trees and residential lawns
have been damaged numerous
times by speeding, reckless
drivers.

The hydrant at Harding and
New Scotland was hit so many
times that it was moved to
its present location.

The hydrant at Buckingham
and Lenox has been hit many
times.

The crosswalk pole on the
opposite corner was  recently
wiped out.

Homeowners at 729 New
Scotland have had their hedges
mowed down by speeding
out of control vehicles more
times than they care to recall.                                                                                                             

The aging Crimson Maple
in front of 735 News Scotland
bears the scars of being hit
by trucks and city buses driving
in the parking lane. It was also
scene of a fatality a few years
ago. 

Metal from a tractor trailer
roof is embedded in a Maple
tree in front of 745 New
Scotland. Another example
of oversized vehicles passing
on the right in the parking lane.

Passing on the right is a
major hazard from the above
intersection to Krum Kill Rd.

The intersection of Euclid
and New Scotland has been
the site of several recent
fatalities with speeding
vehicles running into trees
and one into the front steps
of a residence.

A review of police accident
reports documents all of the
above and much more.

Why have the Mayor and
Common Council Members
who purport to represent
this corridor NOT acted to
address public safety issues?

The quality of life and public
safety in this corridor have
shapely declined since 1998
when it was designated block
of the year.

                           Joe Sullivan

Monday, February 13, 2017

ALBANY SANCTUARY
CITY PRICE TAG?

Mayor Sheehan and Mayoral
Wannabe Carolyn McLaughlin
support Albany being a sanctuary
city for illegal aliens and refugees.

15th Ward Alderman Commisso
is not sure Albany is a sanctuary
city.

How much federal aid will Albany
lose because of being a sanctuary
city?

How many illegals and refugees
are already here? At what cost to
local property taxpayers?

How many are in Albany County?
At what cost?

How much federal aid does Albany
County receive?

Can Albany City with a 12 million 
hole in this year's city budget afford
to lose federal aid because of being
a sanctuary city?

Can Albany county afford the loss
of federal aid for being a sanctuary
county?

Can Albany City and county tax
payers withstand increased 
property taxes to pay the costs 
of illegals and refugees already
here, and 
the increased property taxes that
will be necessary to offset loss of
federal aid as a result of sanctuary
policies?

Are Albany City and county 
residents proud that their elected
officials, who support sanctuary 
status  are law breakers who are
violating their oaths of office?

The citizens of Albany deserve a
full accounting from City and
County elected officials of the 
numbers and costs of sanctuary 
status before June
when candidates for city, town and
county public offices in the 2017
primary and General Election begin
gathering petition signatures to
qualify for the ballot.

In addition, all candidates should
declare their stand for or against
sanctuary status.

Read this to get some idea of how
much federal aid is at stake in major
cities.

 http://dailysignal.com/2017/02/03/sanctuary-cities-targeted-by-trump-receive-billions-in-federal-funds/

and

 http://dailysignal.com/2017/01/06/texas-governor-pledges-to-sign-anti-sanctuary-city-bill/

                                 Joe Sullivan