Mayors from around New York testified before the state legislative fiscal committees on Monday. In what’s traditionally known as Tin Cup day, many asked for more money, while others asked for authorization to collect more money from their citizens.
A formal ceremony was held today in downtown Albany to bid farewell to the man who has led the capital city for two decades.
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.
Albany Mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan has been elected as the next chair for the Capital District Transportation Committee.
The CDTC handles federal transportation funding and programming for Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties. The agency nominated Sheehan last month and unanimously elected her as chairperson at the CDTC’s Policy Committee meeting on Dec. 5th.
The Committee meets regularly to develop the region’s Transportation Improvement Program and New Visions long-range transportation plan.
Harvard University hosted a number of the nation’s newly elected mayors this week. The gathering was organized to give the mayors-elect a head start on their new jobs, with seminars and speeches about the many issues and challenges they will face at city hall. Among those in Cambridge this week, Albany Mayor-elect Democrat Kathy Sheehan, who spoke with WAMC News.
"When you think about the opportunity that is presented by FIOS, by this phenomenal product that’s been developed by Verizon," Albany Mayor-Elect Kathy Sheehan says. "And you look at where Albany is at this point in history, we are really poised to be an ideal place for Verizon to make this investment."
Corey Ellis’s Central Avenue headquarters were relatively quiet Tuesday night as election returns came in. Volunteers worked diligently, despite polls predicting an inevitable loss. They called polls all over the city, practically whispering, as President Obama’s address played on a television in the background.
There was a palpable disappointment in the air when Ellis’s opponent, City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan, declared victory from across town. But as soon as Ellis arrived at his HQ after calling Sheehan to concede, the mood lightened.
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.
Sheehan said that she was honored to be the party’s nominee and thanked the committee and the community for their support.
However, Sheehan’s endorsement was not met with unanimous approval and prompted some verbal sparring at the meeting.
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.
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.