The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

PRESIDENTIAL WHIRLWIND

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.


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It would be very interesting to find out just how much was collected in the previous effort and when did the money come in and where did the money go ?

Phana24JG said...

Scotia gets Ted Cruz and we get stuck with Kasich? I don't mind getting dissed for Albany, but Scotia? That really sucks.

Anonymous said...

Scotia can have "Lyin Ted" as Cohoes can have #Hillarylies. I'll take Kasich any day. Oh, and Albany can have the furor and the commie too.

Phana24JG said...

Somehow, calling another candidate striving for the same office as Hillary a liar just doesn't resonate.

Anonymous said...

Be thankful Cruz didn't come here. I could smell him from Scotia.

Robert Cox said...

Only A Republican Like Jim Gordon Would Refuse To Call Me Back When I was Going To Inform Him of Who Delivered The 911 Tapes To The Times Union
OK Jim You Can Wollow In Your Defeat And Go Cry Someone Else A River !~~!

Anonymous said...

Back peddling Bobby? 2 warrants now psycho. Bad boy, watcha gonna do???? After you reveal whodunit, tell us where Hoffa is too.

Phana24JG said...

Let me guess, you think Sanders is intelligent and qualified. Did you see the motley group at his little event?

Anonymous said...

Bobby Cox is the new Deep Throat?