Jerry Jennings http://wamc.org en Sheehan Takes Oath: 'A New Era' Begins http://wamc.org/post/sheehan-takes-oath-new-era-begins <p>Breaking from city tradition in more ways than one, former city treasurer <a href="http://wamc.org/post/kathy-sheehan-new-face-albany" target="_blank">Kathy Sheehan was officially sworn in New Year's Day at Kiernan Plaza in downtown Albany. </a>Fellow Democrat New York Lt. Governor Bob Duffy gave the keynote address, hailing the day as the start of "Mayor Sheehan's era."</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:32:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 81049 at http://wamc.org Sheehan Takes Oath: 'A New Era' Begins Albany Bids Jennings Farewell http://wamc.org/post/albany-bids-jennings-farewell <p></p><p>A formal ceremony was held today in downtown Albany to bid farewell to the man who has led the capital city for two decades.</p><p>Citizens, politicians, police and public service workers gathered in and around Albany city hall to say goodbye to Jerry Jennings - the colorful, outgoing Mayor who shepherded the capital city for the past twenty years.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:18:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 80956 at http://wamc.org Albany Bids Jennings Farewell Albany City Budget Plan Unveiled http://wamc.org/post/albany-city-budget-plan-unveiled <p></p><p>Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings today released his 2014 proposed budget presentation.</p><p>Jennings, who is nearing the end of his 20-year term, unveiled a $171 million spending plan that reflects a 2-point-4 million dollar reduction in operating expenses from last year&#39;s adopted budget: the Democrat says 87 percent of the proposed budget, exclusive of debt service, is related to personnel costs.</p><p>Jennings says the city has been moving forward, despite what he terms &quot;great challenges.&quot; The budget plan calls for an increase of 900 thousand dollars to the tax levy.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:25:07 +0000 Dave Lucas 74684 at http://wamc.org Albany City Budget Plan Unveiled Sheehan Leads in YNN/Siena Albany Mayoral Poll http://wamc.org/post/sheehan-leads-ynnsiena-albany-mayoral-poll <p> With the September Democratic primary just six weeks away, a new poll suggests Albany voters have a clear choice in mind as to who they believe will best fill the shoes of departing Mayor Jerry Jennings. &nbsp;<br> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:24:57 +0000 Dave Lucas 70505 at http://wamc.org Sheehan Leads in YNN/Siena Albany Mayoral Poll Schumer Makes Case For Boosting Rail Safety http://wamc.org/post/schumer-makes-case-boosting-rail-safety <p>Longtime rail safety advocate U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany Monday to express his concern for New Yorkers who live and work in communities along rail freight lines.&nbsp; With the accident in Quebec that killed 47 people still fresh, Schumer is pushing for new regulations governing tanker car safety.</p><p>The Democrat and state’s senior Senator notes oil and ethanol have been transported by train for years, but with increased supplies, oil companies find it more profitable to ship hazardous petroleum products by train.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:38:36 +0000 Dave Lucas 69762 at http://wamc.org Schumer Makes Case For Boosting Rail Safety 2013 Albany NY Mayoral Forum on Sustainability http://wamc.org/post/2013-albany-ny-mayoral-forum-sustainability <p>We are just one week away from the Albany Mayoral Forum on Sustainability... &nbsp;<br><br>Back in mid-May, Albany was rocked by the news that longtime Mayor Jerry Jennings was opting not to seek a sixth term. The announcement was a game-changer for a cavalcade of mayoral hopefuls, many of whom will gather for a forum co-hosted by WAMC and the New York League of Conservation Voters at the Linda July 2nd at 11 a.m.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:12:26 +0000 Dave Lucas 67841 at http://wamc.org 2013 Albany NY Mayoral Forum on Sustainability Jennings Exit Impacts Mayoral Race http://wamc.org/post/jennings-exit-impacts-mayoral-race <p></p><p>This week, Albany was rocked by the news that longtime Mayor Jerry Jennings has opted not to seek a sixth term. But even before <a href="http://www.wamc.org/post/albany-mayor-jennings-announces-he-will-not-seek-reelection">his official announcement Wednesday</a>, the rest of the city’s political machine was already in motion.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:43:08 +0000 Dave Lucas 64951 at http://wamc.org Jennings Exit Impacts Mayoral Race With Jennings Out, Corey Ellis Takes Another Run At Albany Mayor http://wamc.org/post/jennings-out-corey-ellis-takes-another-run-albany-mayor <p>Twenty-four hours after Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings made public his letter stating that he will not run for another term after 20 years in office, the Albany County Democratic Committee gave its nomination to City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan in the race for mayor. The committee passed over former City Council member Corey Ellis, who ran against Mayor Jennings four years ago fir the Democratic nomination.</p><p>Wednesday on Midday Magazine, we heard from Sheehan. Today, we speak with Corey Ellis, who says the lack of the party's nomination will not affect his campaign.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Brian Shields 64820 at http://wamc.org With Jennings Out, Corey Ellis Takes Another Run At Albany Mayor Sheehan Clinches Democratic Mayoral Endorsement http://wamc.org/post/sheehan-clinches-democratic-mayoral-endorsement <p>The race to replace Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings is stirring controversy in the city of Albany, New York. At a meeting Wednesday night, the Albany County Democratic Committee endorsed current City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan for mayor.</p><p>Sheehan said that she was honored to be the party’s nominee and thanked the committee and the community for their support.</p><p>However, Sheehan’s endorsement was not met with unanimous approval and prompted some verbal sparring at the meeting.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 10:39:08 +0000 Jaired Crofut 64798 at http://wamc.org Sheehan Clinches Democratic Mayoral Endorsement Albany Mayor Jennings Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection http://wamc.org/post/albany-mayor-jennings-announces-he-will-not-seek-reelection <p>Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings has formally announced he will not run for a sixth term in office, ending a political career spanning more than three decades.<br><br>There was no shortage of applause, glad-handing, and backslapping at Albany City Hall Wednesday morning as Mayor Jerry Jennings, a Democrat, publicly announced what he had previously revealed in an open letter sent to members of the press and city officials Tuesday night announcing his intention not to seek reelection.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 19:38:02 +0000 64757 at http://wamc.org Albany Mayor Jennings Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection