Albany has a city budget gap
a limited tax base.
Homeowners need real property
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
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
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
Roll the dice! Prosperity