IS WHEN THE ALBANY HIGH
SCHOOL SPENDING PLAN
SHOULD BE DECIDED BY
ALBANY CITY VOTERS
Here is the latest on the Albany
High School spending plan vote
The Albany School Board should
change the vote date from February
9, 2016 to Primary Day April 19, 2016.
Primary Day April 19, the election
including absentee ballot voting and
vote tallying will be conducted by the
Albany County Board of Elections
not the Albany School Board.
All the polling places will be open
April 19, providing for maximum
participation of all city voters.
This will save the unnecessary expense
of holding the high school spending
plan re vote on February 9.
The City of Albany is in the process
of property reassessment. Notices
of new values will be sent to property
owners March 1.
City homeowners, businesses, and
apartment renters will need to
know how much their property
taxes and rents will go up.
They should know this information
before any re vote is held on the
Albany high school spending plan
which was defeated by city voters
in the November 3, 2015 General
In addition, the Governor did not
include 12.6 million dollars in his
budget presentation to close that
shortfall in the current city budget.
The Mayor is on record as stating
that if the City does not close the
12.6 million dollar budget gap,
city services will be cut, layoffs
will happen and property taxes
will have to be raised by more
than 22 percent.
In sum, the City of Albany is on
the verge of bankruptcy.
It is fiscally irresponsible to hold
any re vote on any spending plan
for Albany High School until the
12.6 million dollar City budget
shortfall is resolved, and
until homeowners, businesses and
apartment renters know how the
property reassessment impact is
If the School Board ignores this
reality and goes ahead with a
re vote on the high school spending
plan - the vote should be held on
Primary Day April 19, 2016!
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