As Mayor, Sullivan will promote
a vigorous neighborhood agenda
to maintain/improve neighborhood
residential integrity and quality of
This agenda will involve the
cooperation of City Police
and Fire Departments, City
1. Strict speed limit enforcement
and crack down on drivers
running stop signs/traffic lights.
2. Improved snow plowing/removal.
3. Reducing, and eventually
eliminating, salting of city roads.
Salt destroys streets and bridges
kills street trees, rusts our cars/
trucks and, when dry, becomes
airborne, mixes with vehicle
exhausts creating air pollution
leading to health problems such
as asthma, high blood pressure
4. Expanding urban forestry
efforts to plant/maintain
planting of street trees and
trees on front lawns/ Trees
add to property values,act
as air conditioners, cooling
and improving air quality
by absorbing carbon dioxide
and releasing oxygen.
5. Oppose any efforts to
privatize Albany Muni
golf course. Capital Hills.
Will continue to make
the course available in
off season, for walkers
joggers and pets. As long
as dog owners pick up after
their pets. Cross country
skiing , sledding and
snow shoeing will continue.
5. Oppose any effort to privatize
the Harriman State Office
Campus. The SOC shall remain
as home for the state work force
thereby reducing traffic on
main streets that traverse
resulting in improved quality
of life in those neighborhoods.
6. The AFD will continue to play
a major roll in code enforcement.
7. The APD will step up efforts to
assure security and public safety
in all neighborhoods of the City.
8. Improvement of Buckingham
Pond Park is a priority. Refer
to archives of this website for
specific needs and actions.
9. Completion of the Dan O Connell
Memorial Pocket Park. Whitehall
at New Scotland.
10. Creation of a 22 acre neighbor-
hood green belt bordering
Crescent Drive/ Krum Kill Rd.
Refer to earlier posts this website
for details of 9 and 10 above.
11. Improvement of the Crestwood
12. Possible redevelopment of the
apartment complex to provide
a mix of single family housing
and apartments for health
care workers, students and
13. A return to k-8 neighborhood
schools which are best for kids
their parents and neighborhoods.
Sullivan will oppose new HUD
regulations that amount to social
engineering of neighborhoods.
This would destroy the city tax base.
The Sullivan neighborhood agenda
will grow as neighborhood
associations, and residents, present
their needs and wishes.
Joseph P Sullivan
For Albany Mayor
Conservative Row C