OF REZONE ALBANY
Current R 1B Single family residential
zoning districts exist to protect the
residential integrity, quality of life
home values and city property tax
Single family residentially zoned
neighborhoods, like ours, pay the
lion's share of property taxes that
support city government services
and city schools.
Neighborhood residents are urged
to study the proposed Rezone Albany
changes that pertain to our existing
single family residential zoning district.
Be prepared to oppose any changes
that would dilute the protections that
the existing zoning affords our, and
similarly zoned single family residential
Mayor Sheehan is quoted as saying .....
"Sometimes we found the enemy, and
the enemy is us...." The Mayor is spot
on with this self analysis.
The statement of City Zoning Appeals
Board, chairman, Richard Berkley saying
"the new rules would focus on what Albany
wants to see built in various neighborhoods"
is further evidence that the present City
Administration is the enemy of home owners
in existing single family residential zoning
districts in the City of Albany.
Home owners should have the last word
regarding what can not be built in their
neighborhoods...not an elitist Mayor
and her elitist political appointees.
The Common Council should table the
Rezone Albany proposal.
Any proposed zoning changes should
appear as November General Election
ballot propositions in the various
by those proposed changes.