Gary McCarthy http://wamc.org en Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy: The state of the city and casino plans http://wamc.org/post/schenectady-mayor-gary-mccarthy-state-city-and-casino-plans <p>Prior to Monday's meeting of the Schenectady City Council, Mayor Gary McCarthy delivered his state of the city address.</p><p>He told lawmakers that the city will finish the year with a small budget surplus, but noted that there are still challenges that need to be addressed, including the city’s vacant properties.</p><p>WAMC's Patrick Donges recently spoke with Mayor McCarthy, asking him first about how the city managed a surplus despite the dire financial situations being faced by other localities, and whether there is proposal in development for siting a casino in the city.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:30:00 +0000 57723 at http://wamc.org Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy: The state of the city and casino plans