Due to the paucity of any sweet and meaty stories that one can sink their teeth into, here's a news round-up.
District 5 Councilwoman Lynn Kopka was selected to lead the Democratic Council minority by a vote of 3-0. Not much now, but in two years...
Mayor Patrick Madden has a financial advisory committee, members include William Schroeder, Nancy Burton, Jeffrey Nesich, Martin Dunbar and Owen Goldfarb. The committee was to meet with the mayor every Saturday before Mantello changed it to Sundays.
Some Troy residents received duplicate tax bills in keeping with the tradition of Fucked Up tax bills. This time the amount was correct.
More information on the Marshall Ray Building: For those worried that it is another not-for-profit, it isn't. There is no construction timeline because the owners are awaiting approval for permits and licenses from the New York State Department of Health.
Michael J. Fox was arrested for murder in the recent Watervliet 'Stand Off.' Tina Yothers is sought for questioning.
Finally, the Troy City Council has posted their schedule of meetings as well as the television schedule. No schedule for Finance Committee meetings has been posted.