Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Councilman Ken Zalewski (D-5) has stated he will not vote to exceed the tax cap. The four-term councilman has taken the position that only the New York State Comptroller can manage Troy's budget. We're not convinced he's wrong.
Councilman Bob Doherty has stated that he will not vote to exceed the real property tax cap until the final tax in crease number is known. That number is hard to pinpoint because only four council members were willing to meet with the Mayor yesterday: Kopka, Sullivan-Teta, Doherty and Galuski.
Council President Wiltshire and District 1 Councilman Jim Gordon do not appear to be actively participating in the process, according to one source close to The Troy Polloi. One Councilman was too busy "unfriending" people on facebook because there un-friend wasn't sufficiently supportive during the campaign.
RUMOR MILL UPDATE
Monica Kurzejeski. Looks like Monica would actually tax a pay cut if she was offered and accepted the Deputy Mayor's position. She would have to resign her position with the Farmers Market. Also, based on reports, her best chance to move up at City Hall may be the Deputy Mayor's spot.
We also heard, but cannot confirm, that Corporation Counsel Ian Silverman was told he would not be kept on in his current position. Silverman, anticipating the news, has secured other employment. This means that Kevin Glasheen may be in play for the top legal spot in the city.
This is not a knock on Silverman. A new mayor has every right to place "his/her" people in important jobs and it should not be seen as a reflection of the person replaced.
No reliable updates on any Domestigation news.
To the person trying to hack into the Troy Polloi blogger account: Every time you try to reset the password we get a notification and are asked to confirm the reset. We are a professional operation. We don't get hacked.