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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, December 31, 2014


Be sure the read the neighborhood
newsletter (scroll down).

Resolve to be a working partner of
our neighborhood association.

Contact me and we will explore
what role(s) you might play.

                        Joe Sullivan


New Year's eve and day:


                                    Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Eamon Kelly:


 God Bless all

                                          Joe Sullivan

Sunday, December 21, 2014

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS   Winter/Spring 2015
We live in one of the nicest remaining residential

neighborhoods in  the City of Albany because  we have
had an active neighborhood association
with strong leadership,  for the past 29 years
and your support.

Spring is a time of renewal. A time to renew your

involvement in your neighborhood association.  

Long time homeowners, and new residents, have a stake

 in making sure our neighborhood remains a good place
 to live. There are plenty of issues .

Read neighborhood website:      http://bpcnanews.blogspot.com/


All residents are part of it. See something?
Say / do something. 

Call APD, Center Square Station 458 5660 or 438 4000.
Anti- Terror Hotline: 1 866 SAFE NYS  (723 3697) 

Call me at 438 5230 and we can discuss what role(s) you 

can play in maintaining /improving neighborhood
 residential integrity and quality of life.
1. Improvement of Buckingham Pond Park
2. Strict enforcement of speed limits, all traffic laws

    in our neighborhood
3. Improved snow plowing, reduce road salt use

    implement  alternatives
4. Complete  Daniel P O Connell Memorial Pocket Park 

    Whitehall at  New Scotland & create Neighborhood 
    Greenway  bordered by Crescent
    Krum Kill Rd/New Scotland Ave/ NYS TW/Rte 85                
5. Improve  Crestwood Shopping Plaza
6. Plant trees curb sides /front lawns
7. REZONING. Keep single family zoning. 

    Oppose HUD override of local zoning.
8. Keep Albany Muni a city golf course/park.

    Oppose privatization.
9. Improve Hartman Rd Community Garden
10. Oppose  building an apartment tower/parking garage

      Krum Kill Rd , opposite Ohav Shalom Senior apts
11. Neighborhood security, combat crime/blight 

      promote emergency/disaster  preparedness 
      Officer Jim Brooks 458 5669     jbrooks@albany-ny.org     
12. Oppose reassessment.

COPY/ PASS THIS ON to family/neighbors   

Thank you. Wishing all a happy, healthy, productive 2015       

                                                                       Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Tonight. Albany Public Library
Main branch  6:30 pm.

                Joe Sullivan

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Mayor Sheehan has set in motion
efforts to reassess homeowners in
residential neighborhoods and to
rezone the entire city.

Residents should look closely at
both these initiatives. Why are
they occurring? Are they related?

Are they part of the Obama agenda
to remake city neighborhoods and
control every aspect of out lives?

The question comes down to this -
do Albany residents want to control
their own zoning or will they allow
HUD  to take over city zoning in
the residential neighborhoods of
the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th
14th and 15th Wards?

HUD control would destroy the
city property tax base, the lions
share of which is paid by single
family residences in the above

Who will fund city government
operations and city schools if
this is allowed to happen?




and note the  Sunday,Times Union 
ad for employment of Census field
workers who will be at work
from March to August gathering 
data which will be used to further
the HUD intrusion into local zoning

Albany homeowners and their
Common Council representatives
must become fully informed and
resist this HUD takeover of Albany
City zoning.

County residents, and their
representatives on Town and County
governments should do the same.

More than ever, voters need to
become informed, go to the polls
and cast informed votes rather
than staying home or dutifully
going to the polls and casting
mindless party line votes.

Your home, your neighborhood
and your Liberty will be on
the line in the 2015 and 2016
party primaries and general

                             Joe Sullivan


Sunday, December 14, 2014


The Albany County Legislature
is said, by some, to be too big.

The real problem is not size
but impotence of that body.

Legislative leaders are now
touting a proposal to downsize
the county legislature from 39
to 25 seats- to save money.

Really, the move is about assuring
Democratic Party control of the
county legislature.

Fewer and larger districts will
assure that. 

Republican members will all but 

Larger districts will make it
harder for ordinary citizens to
get on the ballot and to be
competitive in elections. 

Special interest groups will
support and finance candidates
who dance to the tunes of those
interest groups.

Downsizing the county legislature
will do nothing to save money
or assure better representation
of the people of Albany County.

The real budget buster for city
town and county taxpayers is
the fact that Albany City/County
is an ever growing social services
mecca that requires ever increasing
property taxes to fuel the beast.

Albany needs more independent
qualified, effective county legislators
to properly represent the people
of the respective districts and county
as a whole.

This can be achieved by informed
voters, voting in large numbers in
the 2015 party primaries and general

In addition, minor political parties
will play a greater role in local
elections in the wake of the decline
of the Democratic and Republican
Party organizations in Albany County.

Conservatives have ballot line Row C
Greens have ballot line Row D
The Working Families Party Row E
and 2 new minor parties - The Womens
Equality Party and Stop Common Core
Party will appear on Rows F and G
in 2015.

Prospective candidates- start your
engines- now!

Voters - fill your political viagra

                                  Joe Sullivan

Saturday, December 13, 2014

2013 Albany Mayoral
Election and 12/31/14

Listen carefully to a 58 minute mayoral
forum sponsored by WAMC Radio and the
NY League of Conservation Voters:


Reflect on Mayor Sheehan's first year in office.
What has she done and not done?

                                          Joe Sullivan


Be advised the door to door energy solicitors are back in your neighborhood. The department received a call to the area Glendale and New Scotland pertaining to a middle eastern male going door to door claiming to be from National Grid.  The units responded and interviewed this person who stated he was representing KIWI Energy.  Kiwi Energy is utility energy company which claims they can lower your energy bill. That company is based out NYC with a negative rating and 41 complaints from the BBB. Could you remind your neighbors not to release any personal information regarding your household or utility information. We do not want anyone to become a victim.    Presently the city clerks office is not issuing any door to door permits. If you do encounter them at your residence, tell them you're not interested and then contact the police and myself  so I can follow up.  Any questions feel free to email me
 Officer James Brooks
Albany Police Department CSU
536 Western Ave
Albany NY 12203
office 518-458-5669
station desk 518-458-5660
fax 518-458-5662
Non-Emergency 438-4000
                                                                        Joe Sullivan