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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 for list of leadership results. Neighborhood website: see also:

Friday, March 05, 2010


Section 8 housing, slumlords, blight and
blighters are destroying one neighborhood
after another in the City of Albany.

The Park South urban renewal project
disperses the blight and blighters up the
New Scotland Avenue corridor into the
9th, 8th and 14th wards.

This further erodes the city property tax
base by driving homeowners to sell and
move out.

Notice all the 4 sale signs?

The rational way to renew the city is to
stabilize the uptown residential
neighborhoods which are the city property
tax base, and work downtown securing one
neighborhood after another.

Contain and eradicate blight neighborhood
by neighborhood, starting with saving the
uptown residential and property tax base.

This is not unlike the surge strategy employed
by the U S military in Iraq, and now in

Are we not fighting a war on blight and
associated crime on the homefront?

Why are there no meetings of the Mayor's
Task Force to select a new Albany City Police
Chief being held uptown?

Uptown residential neighborhoods pay the
lion's share of the property taxes that support
the police fire department and city schools.

The Uptown neighborhoods provided the
Mayor with his margin of reelection votes.

Are we being taken for granted?

As uptown residents say nothing - they will get
nothing in return for their tax dollars.

Joe Sullivan

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