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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

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

ALBANY SANCTUARY
CITY ..........OR NOT?

http://wamc.org/post/immigration-advocates-urge-albany-become-sanctuary-city 

 http://www.sanctuarycities.info/sanctuary_state_new_york.htm

Last night WGY Radio  810 NEWS
had a report that  announced Albany
Mayoral candidate . Carolyn McLaughlin
currently Albany Common Council
President, advocates/supports Albany
being a sanctuary city for illegal aliens.


Is this a wise move for a financially

insolvent city government and city
school district which depend on
federal grants to stay afloat?
Property tax payers pay attention!


                        Joe Sullivan

Sunday, January 15, 2017

FIRST OUT OF GATE
FOR ALBANY MAYOR
2017

Read:

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Surrounded-by-supporters-McLaughlin-kicks-of-10857958.php

Listen:

 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cynpooler/2017/01/15/carolyn-mclaughlin-talks-about-her-decision-to-run-for-mayor-of-albany

and read:

http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-local/article/Churchill-Albany-history-is-on-Kathy-Sheehan-s-10861446.php
                                                                
Carolyn is to be interviewed Thursday morning January19
by Paul Vandenburgh on Talk 1300 AM radio.

Listen to the hour interview podcast here:

 http://www.talk1300.com/podcast/ 

and interview with Dave Lucas WAMC:

http://wamc.org/post/meet-albany-mayoral-candidate-carolyn-mclaughlin

                                                           Joe Sullivan

Friday, January 13, 2017

SAVE SINGLE FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL ZONING
ALBANY CITY/COUNTY

Read:

 http://netrightdaily.com/2017/01/rein-obamas-hud-zoning-overreach-local-neighborhoods-alg-says/

                       Joe Sullivan

Thursday, January 05, 2017

2017 NEIGHBORHOOD AGENDA

Nothing achieved in 2016,

Why? An unresponsive Mayor and
Common Council and lack of
participation by neighborhood
residents.

2017 is election year for  Mayor
and Common Council President
citywide and for Common Council
Members representing each of the
15 city wards.

Expect some results this year.

Particularly if neighborhood
residents participate and support
all or part of this agenda. 

Here  are some of the achievements
of the Buckingham Pond Crestwood
Neighborhood Association resulting
from my leader ship and your participation
over he past 30 years.

Read:

http://bpcnanews.blogspot.com/2016_03_01_archive.html

When you have time review posts
archives for 2016 and prior years.

Let us make our neighborhood Great
Again. 

The Buckingham Pond Crestwood
Neighborhood Association works
when you do.

Contact me.

                        Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


NEIGHBORHOOD
AGENDA FOR 2016
and BEYOND

The Buckingham Pond/Crestwood
Neighborhood Association has had
as its' major objective to maintain
improve the residential integrity
and quality of life in this neighborhood.

The BPCNA boundaries are:
Western Ave (N) Thruway -Whitehall Rd (S)
S. Manning Blvd (E)  Rte 85 (W)

All residents are members of the BPCNA.
There are no dues. We work through a
committee and individual assignment
system.

Neighborhood residents are invited
and urged to participate.

2016 Agenda

1. a- Get the City of Albany to reduce
    the speed limit on all neighborhood
    residential streets to 25 mph
    and strictly enforce the speed limit -
     b- prohibit passing on the right in
    curb parking lanes on New Scotland
    Avenue-  
     c-strictly enforce all vehicle/traffic
        laws

2.  Oppose any zoning/ use changes not
     permitted in our R-1b single family
     residential pursuant to the existing
     Albany City Zoning Code.
     
      This includes responding to any
       attempt to reverse the Supreme
      Court Decision annulling the
      BZA approval of a change of use
      for 738 New Scotland Avenue to
      serve as a "hub/home base" for
      the not for profit homeless social
      services entity known as Family
      Promise of the Capital District .

      And any attempts to otherwise
      modify the provisions of the Code
      sections pertaining to uses permitted
      in R-1b single family residential
      districts.

3.   Get the City to move on completing
      the Dan O Connell Memorial Pocket
      Park on the 3/4 acre  brownfield
      parcel at Whitehall/New Scotland.

      This includes creation of a rolling
       berm, planted with a variety of
       trees and flowering shrubs, a flag
       pole, some benches and a small
       stone marker.

4. Get the City to move on creation
    of a neighborhood greenbelt
    including  a 10 acre parcel and
    land locked 5 acre parcel owned
    by the City bordering Crescent
    Drive  and a 7 acre privately
    owned parcel along Krum Kill
    Rd behind the Mobil Station.

    Use a Transfer of Development
    Rights arrangement to include
    the 7 acre parcel. Compensate
    the private owners by awarding
    them an equivalent parcel of
    equal value, downtown. which
    they may develop or sell for
    development.

5. Promote resident participation
    and City cooperation
    in efforts to maintain street
    trees, remove dead limbs/trees
    and plant a variety of replacement
    trees  suitable for urban conditions
    including vehicle emissions and
    road salt.

6. Improve City snow plowing
    procedures and reduce/eliminate
    road salt use, particularly in
    the Buckingham Pond Park
    Watershed, and along New
    Scotland Avenue.

7. Promote resident awareness
    of the need for emergency/
    disaster preparedness by
    individuals, households,
    apartments, senior citizen
    housing and single family
    homes.

8. Oppose any attempts to privatize
    the municipal Capital Hills
    Golf Course

9. Support legal action to annul
    the results of the February 9
    2016  190+ million dollar high
    school bond act.

10. Homeowners are urged to
      challenge the 2016  City reassessment
      notices which they received in
      March.
      Contact the City Assessor's office
      regarding how, where and when
      to do your challenge.
      May is the month to do this.

11. May 19 is the vote on the Albany
      School budget. Cast informed votes.

12. Vote in the April 19 Presidential
       Primary.

13. Vote in the Congressional Primary
       in June and NYS /local primaries
       in September.

14. Closely monitor agendas/actions
      of the Albany Common Council
      City Board of Zoning Appeals
      City Planning Board  and other
      city initiatives as they relate to
      the BPCNA.

15. Improve Crestwood Plaza
      neighborhood shopping

Now, there is a solid agenda for our
neighborhood.

Pass the word. Download and share
this post with your family, friends
neighbors who are not on line.

We don't do door to door newsletter
drops as we did for so many years in
the past.

This website is where you can find
out what is going on in the hood.

Contact me and we can discuss/arrange
your participation in one, or more of
the above.

                                       Joe Sullivan    

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Friday, December 30, 2016

WHEN? IF EVER?..

 

 Sunday, April 24, 2016

SPEEDING AND RECKLESS
DRIVING ON NEW SCOTLAND
AVENUE and tributary neighborhood
streets remains unaddressed by the
current City Administration.

The solution is simple make, publicize
and enforce a Resolution/Proclamation
that:

* sets the City speed limit at 25 mph
on all neighborhood residential
streets

* declares that all vehicle and traffic
laws will be strictly enforced, in
particular with regard to no passing
on the right, no running stop signs
and traffic lights.

Who will ACT? The Mayor?  The
Common Council? When, if ever?

                                  Joe Sullivan

Friday, December 16, 2016

SCHOOL SPENDING
PLAN DEFEATED

In North  Colonie:

 http://blog.timesunion.com/colonie/north-colonie-bond-proposal-goes-down-to-defeat/2281/

Will Albany voter s have the
smart s to do the same  in
the January 10, 2017 Albany vote?

Happy New Year.

                  Joe Sullivan

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A CITY'S DEMISE BEGINS
CLOSE TO  HOME

A reply to an uninformed, biased narrative
which appears on page C1, Sunday, November
23, 2016; Times Union.

Freedom of the Press is abused and the public
left uninformed when such narratives are
published under the guise of news.

Astute readers are left to wonder- is the 
author living in his mother's basement and
about to lose his job as his employer struggles
to remain in business? 

Is the author seeking employment as a flack
for a "not-for-profit"? Or, is he soon to be
homeless and a client?

Stay tuned dear reader, this Matter is far
from settled.

The Supreme Court ruling is correct in law.
The Appellate Court Order reversing the
Supreme Court is not correct in law.

Next stop. The NY Court of Appeals. Perhaps
after that The U S Supreme Court.

The author of the page C1 narrative may
be out of work and homeless and his newspaper
out of business, before this Matter is finally
settled.

Here is the Appellate Order decided and entered
November 23, 2016.

http://decisions.courts.state.ny.us/ad3/Decisions/2016/522913.pdf


Neighborhood homeowners who want to
protect the residential integrity/quality of life
in our neighborhood, their home values and
property taxes as well as the property tax
base of this, and adjacent, neighborhoods which
pay the lion's share of property taxes that 
support city schools and city government services
are invited to join me in bringing this Matter
before the NYS Court of Appeals.

Do not let Albany become Detroit on the 
Hudson
because our existing R-1B single family  
residential zoning is trampled under foot 
by a city government
seeking to rezone this, and adjacent, single
familyneighborhoods, in the hope of reaping
HUD money from a lame duck federal 
administration, as a reward
for further a failed policy of social engineering
of residential neighborhoods such as ours. 

Hopefully, the City will uphold the existing
zoning
and Congress will freeze any HUD grants for
such residential neighborhood social engineering 
until President Elect Trump becomes President
Trump
and until his HUD cabinet appointment is
confirmed by the U S Senate, and while this
Matter makes its' way through the
NYS Court of Appeals.

                                                      Joe Sullivan