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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, March 28, 2014


Albany has a city budget gap
a limited tax base. 
Homeowners need real property
tax relief.
Albany residents need jobs
lower electric and gas rates
lower gasoline and home heating

The remedy is not to go begging 
to the state fiscal review panel in
hopes of getting a few crumbs, likely
in the form of a loan, rather than grant.

It is not worth sacrificing the autonomy
of the City, making residents nothing
more than wards of the state.

We can solve our own problems.

1. Build a refinery at the Port of
Let our U S Senators , Congressman
and Governor get a Coast Guard 
Port Security unit stationed at the Port.

2. Build the Casino  at Corning Hill

Forget about a water theme park.

Focus on Tourism.

Build a replica of Ft Orange  on
the Casino grounds. 
Create an old Albany  historical 
neighborhood including St Ann's
Church, the old firehouse, Dan
O'Connell's birth place and
build a working replica of the
O'Connell's 4th Ave saloon with
German language bartenders and
a living museum of the political
history of the Albany machine.

The Hudson is America's Rhine.
Reestablish river boat service
between Albany and NYC to 
transport tourists, foreign and 

Moor the Half Moon replica
at the port, next to the U S S

Develop local tourism including
the cities, farms, Erie Canal
Saratoga Battle Field, and more.

3. Tap into the  765 Kv Quebec
to NYC hydro power line that
is to be built through Albany.

4. Demand the NYS pay the
11 million dollar annual PILOT
in lieu of taxes, beginning this
year, for the Harriman State
Office Campus.

5. Demand real mandate relief
for the city, city schools and county.

Failure to deliver on 4 and 5
above means no votes , from
residents of Albany City and
County in the
September primaries and
November elections for  all
incumbents. Congressional
and State.

6. Approve drilling NY gas.

7. Opt out of Common Core.

8. Merge city schools with
city government, one tax roll
to fund both. Return to a
K-8 neighborhood schools
system. The Mayor and City
Council responsible  and
accountable for.

Roll the dice!  Prosperity
or poverty?

                     Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Neighborhood News  Spring 2014

We live in one of the nicest remaining 

residential neighborhoods in 
the City of Albany.

One reason for this is that we have had

an active neighborhood association with
strong leadership for the past 29 years.

Spring is a time of renewal. A time to

renew your involvement in your neighborhood

Read March 26, 2014 BPCNA Newletter
posted on 

                                     Joe Sullivan