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Monday, November 09, 2015

WHO IS KEVIN GLASHEEN...

...and what dark secrets does he hide?

By now, people who follow Troy politics have heard the name Kevin Glasheen. Rumors abound that he has put fear in the heart of Ian Silverman or that Glasheen will be Deputy Mayor under Madden. Just who is this man? Where does he come from and what secrets does he hide?

Glasheen is an attorney, admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 1976. He is a 1975 graduate of  Boston College Law School. Currently, he is Of Counsel at Barclay Damon, an international law firm that has offices in Albany, NY, Washington D.C., Syracuse, NY, New York, NY as well as Toronto and Boston. Barclay Damon was, until recently, Hiscock Barclay. Glasheen has done work for National Grid and has also done municipal work for the City of Cohoes.

So, we have a few questions for this Kevin Glasheen before he even thinks about stepping into the meat-grinder of Troy Politics:

1) Can we see your birth certificate? We have no record of you before 1958.

2) What happened to Hiscock? What did you do to him? Who is this Damon fella?

3) Your resume says you were any Army Officer. Which army?

4) Boston College, eh. What's the matter, couldn't get in to Harvard?

All joking aside, we don't know how likely it is that Mr. Glasheen will join the Madden administration. We hope he does. He is a good man and a good attorney and he would serve Troy well in any capacity. We hope that capacity would be as Deputy Mayor. That leave the Corporation Counsels position open and it would be the first time in the history of Troy that the top three positions were filled by doctors. Also, we would have to call Glasheen Dr. Deputy Mayor.

So, if he's considering the job, we hope the answer is yes. But we still want to see his birth certificate.

BUDGET PROPOSAL

The Troy City Council did its job this year and drafted specific budget proposals that could reduce the proposed 9.3% by about 33%.  According to the Times Union, "The police department ranks would be cut to 127 officers from the current authorized strength of 130 by eliminating the three school resource officer positions." The three officers would return to their usual duties and no officers would lose their jobs. The general consensus is that the school resource officers are a net positive in many ways and this proposal seems shortsighted.

This proposal has already hit opposition from some people. Also, the GOP at-large candidates offered a platform that would increase the TPD by three officers. The most disturbing part of the entire story was this:

"Most of the items removed from the budget were supplies, equipment and some salary increases."

No more new pens and index cards? These are not the type of cuts that will fundamentally impact future budgets. These are the equivalent of one-shots. What is being done to ensure that a hefty tax increase isn't necessary next year. If Rosamilia's budget is "bare bones" then we will have a repeat of all this year after year. Troy has done a solid job of attracting small businesses. At the same time, costs go up year after year. A year from now, maybe we'll see Gordon and Wiltshire as the real winners.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

No comments about how Glasheen is "Wade's guy." He isn't but it sure goes to show that Madden is his own man, not Wade's. Perhaps if Rodney had run against his opponents instead of a county chair, he would have done better.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Glasheen can be described in one word. Gentleman

Anonymous said...

It's not like it's a deep pool. Glasheen or Conroy for Deputy mayor, who would you go with? Then either Silverman or Amy O'Connor as Corp. Counsel? Welcome back Ian.

Phana24JG said...

Glasheen would be a solid appointment. He would also be a de facto asst Corp Council, and potentially help reduce the need/improve the cost effectiveness of outside Council. What's wrong with Amy? Franco seems to like her.

The budget cuts will be decided by the present Council, what the Reps ran on may not be of interest to those now in office. Finally, does anyone have any details on the 2 million in cuts allegedly offered by another current Councilwoman?

Anonymous said...

Trouble with corp counsel is the pay. if its a pay raise for someone you may not want that person. for the people you really want its probably too big a pay cut.

Anonymous said...

Forget that.. where's the big 911 tape expose McCashless has been jerking off to for 3 weeks? Looks like he was as right about that as he was about Mayor Gordon. Tango down, Kev!

Anonymous said...

Exactly.

Anonymous said...

922 same problem with Deputy would be the pay. Kevin is a great guy and would be solid but probably taking a good size paycut for either job. Be interested in seeing who is on Pat's real transition team, not the group of retreads Carmie put forth to transistion to what exactly? Deputy Mayor will be interesting since the job in my opinion requires someone is not so "nice". Kevin is truly a nice man in every sense and really has never tangled with some of what he'll be dealing with. He may be better suited to Corp Counsel. Did hear over the weekend there is someone in the Burgh interested in Deputy Mayor who I think would be excellent in the job..Long time Dem and connected both State wise and Federally. Hopefully Pat casts a wide net, this City needs help...Lots of it.

Anonymous said...

I heartily second that. Kevin Glasheen is honest, smart and loyal.

Anonymous said...

So I posted a comment that a highly polarizing city hall person was taking a job at St Pete's. All bullshit but KMcC ran with it. What a tool.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha. That's pretty funny.

Anonymous said...

It's always an issue. Pat would do well to get someone respected and with experience. Hard to find given how Troy politics can really beat you up.

Ken said...

I'll do it but I have to be asked nicely.

Anonymous said...

Vespasian here, and I'd like to throw my hat into the ring to work on the Troy budget. I think I have the winning solution, and it does not require public employees to use a maximum of 2 squares of toilet paper anytime they need to. . . well, discard some excess weight, as it were.

It is now time to think outside of the box, think big and change the underlying facts.

Troy should not view the Hudson river as a barrier any longer. We need room to expand, to grow and increase our revenue. We need, in short, to colonize Latham and Clifton Park.

I know many of you will scoff, but think of the bounty and the natural barriers we help to buttress against the raging hordes of barbarians from Schenedtady (who, after all, decides to live in a place the name of which no one can spell). With a fairly small sacrificial force, led by Mirch, we will hold back the Menandians to our south and attack directly across Watervliet into the heart of Latham. At the same time, an elite force that I have secreted to Van Schaick Island will cross the Mohawk, quickly overcome Waterford and move quickly through the empty lands to the heart of Clifton Park Center.

After these footholds are established, a slow pinscher move will consolidate our gains. We will more than double our land!

I will humbly accept leadership of all forces.

Let me know. . .

Anonymous said...

Classic. That's why no one gives a shit what he says, except to laugh at him.

Anonymous said...

Ian's out. Try to keep up.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Ken no..pray the Dems don't take the Senate next year. .You'll be our on your ass so fast your tiny pin head will spin. Breslin has you on his short list..better get your ass to long Island asap

Anonymous said...

4:04 --- you would need to clear this with Queen Carmella & her transition team.

Drew Cooper said...

Honest, smart and loyal?? He doesn't belong in politics

Patrick McKenna said...

Kevin Glasheen is a decent, smart, saavy, level-headed gentleman. Troy and Mayor-elect Madden would very fortunate if he is willing to serve.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Ken but unless the job requires sitting behind a computer writing paragraphs and paragraphs of condescending pedantic bullshit, you're not really qualified.

Anonymous said...

Haha, what about Franco's predictions? A joke!

Anonymous said...

Feeling defensive, Kev? Just think, if you had a nickel for every tweet of yours that turned out to be bullshit, you could probably pay off those tax warrants and be a productive citizen like Franco!

Anonymous said...

Remember, we went with the nice guys the last time around and it didn't work out too well. Troy needs leadership and that means making hard decisions that aren't always popular. No one wants a return to a Harry administration with corruption and bullying but there's a middle ground. Hopefully this administration can find it.

Anonymous said...

Ken, why don't you get to that dog park first? #AllTalkNoAction

Anonymous said...

10:06 well said

Anonymous said...

That was good

Anonymous said...

Sorry 9:23 but wasn't that exactly what Jeff Pirro did as Harry's spokesman? In fact, that's all he did and he was paid $50k a year!

Anonymous said...

I am green when.it comes to the inner workings of politics, so forgive me if this sounds like a dumb question. What is a transition team, and what are we transitioning to? Sounds like a publicity stunt by our new council president. Am I right? Or will this transition team actually be effective? Can anyone answer?

TrickMe said...

A polarizing city hall figure will be resigning to take a job at Ellis Hospital. Ooops, maybe its Albany Management Incorporated. Maybe Capital One Bank. Or maybe Foster & Garbus LLP or Miller & Dubuc Law Offices.

Anonymous said...

I doubt if Glasheen will take the pay cut. Something tells me he makes just a tad bit more at Barclay.

Mastropietro-Frade LLP said...

I heard he's working for National Building & Restoration Corp. Tango down.

Anonymous said...

Lets hope it's a Charlie Sarris type pick and not Dave Mitchell. So nice not to have that crowd in city hall.

Phana24JG said...

I see it more of a publicity game. What I found encouraging was that Carm and Pat got together already. If anything, what I found most interesting about the "transition team" was who was excluded.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Sarris type pick?! Ummmm no. God no.

Anonymous said...

All I know is Robert Cox hates Charlie Sarris. That's all I need to hear. Good man lets hire him.

Anonymous said...

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

No Wade influence said...

He will take it and put his son as Corp council