New York News
Wed February 13, 2013
Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy: The state of the city and casino plans
Prior to Monday's meeting of the Schenectady City Council, Mayor Gary McCarthy delivered his state of the city address.
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.
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.