Hits Capital District.
It's been quite the day. The Donald and Bernie Shows landed in Albany and Ohio Governor John Kasich came here, to our very own city. At least Troy got the responsible one. New York is the sad, overweight, neglected spouse of presidential primaries. It has been such a long time since we've felt needed, important and special.
Not much going on these days in Troy.
There was a gas leak down on Fourth yesterday, between Ida and Washington. Fourth was closed down for awhile. Probably Lou's fault.
The City Council has approved amnesty for scofflaws.
Council President Carmella Mantello, who pushed for the amnesty, said it was better to collect 60 percent than nothing. Mantello initiated the amnesty after determining that the city had $562,151 in unpaid ticket fines and $551,233 in unpaid penalties from Jan. 1, 2009, through Feb. 28, 2016.
The amnesty runs from May 1 through June 15 and covers tickets not paid during the seven-year period.
We agree. We are almost certain that 60% is better than 0% There had been a company retained under the previous two administrations that was supposed to work on collections of unpaid fines etc. What happened to that company? What, if anything, did they accomplish.
Otherwise, things are just dull lately. Perhaps the adults are in charge now.