Mayor Kathy Sheehan

WAMC News
9:17 am
Thu January 15, 2015

In State Of The City, Albany's Sheehan Highlights Economic Development

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan explains her plans for 2015 while recapping her first year in office.
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan marked her first year in office with her State of the City address Wednesday night. The speech mixed a review of 2014’s accomplishments and plans for this year.

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Capital Region News
7:22 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Red Lights Will Be Watching Us

Former Albany mayoral candidate Jesse Calhoun opposed the snapshot system. "You don't have to put up the red light (cameras)" ~ Jesse Calhoun
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  Police in one Upstate New York city want to be able to access live red light cameras 24/7.The city wants capability to remotely monitor the cameras' live streams at all times.

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Capital Region News
2:11 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Albany Development Project Announced

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Albany Medical Center President and CEO James Barba have announced a new development project in the city.

New plans for the old LexisNexis site in North Albany: Albany Med plans to move 300 financial services and warehouse employees to the Broadway building.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan:  "They're bring 300 jobs downtown to a great area of the city that is seeing a lot of growth. They've decided to purchase property and voluntarily keep it on the tax rolls."

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New York News
6:15 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

NY Lawmakers Want Bullet-Proof Glass In Police Cars

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Four state lawmakers are proposing that all police cars in New York be retrofitted with bulletproof glass after two New York City officers were gunned down in their car Saturday.

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New York News
6:12 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Capital Region Mayors: Keep The Half Moon On The Hudson

Capital region leaders—including Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia, Assemblymember Pat Fahy, Proctor’s CEO Philip Morris, Albany Common Councilmember Dan Herring, Center for Economic Growth CEO Mike Tucker, and former Assemblymember Jack McEneny—all called today for Dr. Andrew Hendricks, the founder and chairman of the Half Moon replica, to reconsider his announcement last week to move the ship to the Dutch city of Hoorn
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The mayors of the tri-cities are on board of an initiative to try to keep the Half Moon replica ship docked locally on the Hudson River.

Built in 1989 by Dr. Andrew Hendricks, The Replica Ship The Half Moon is a working, full-scale model of the Dutch vessel noted explorer Henry Hudson sailed in 1609 when he discovered the river that bears his name.

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New York News
3:40 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Rebuild NY Now Visits Albany City Hall

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy takes the podium at Albany City Hall as elected officials and business representatives look on.
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A Group lobbying to 'Rebuild NY Now' with state windfall funds brought its campaign to Albany Monday.  Rebuild NY Now is a coalition with a mission: to raise public awareness about the issues impacting New York State's infrastructure, with its eye on $5 billion - described as "unexpected cash" - a “windfall” of revenue from recent settlements against overseas banks to pay for infrastructure upgrades.

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Capital Region News
12:44 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Albany, Troy Councils Act On 2015 Budgets

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On deadline day, the Albany Common Council passed Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s 2015 budget last night. The proposed $176 million budget was approved by an 11-4 margin. But across the river, city councilors in Troy chose not to bring an amended spending plan to a vote last night.

Albany's budget comes with a 1.4 percent tax hike for taxpayers. It stays under the 2 percent cap, so homeowners will get a full rebate through Governor Cuomo’s tax cap initiative.

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Capital Region News
8:22 am
Tue December 2, 2014

A Night Of Action On Albany And Troy Budgets

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The Albany Common Council passed Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s 2015 budget last night. The proposed $176 million budget was approved by an 11-4 margin after some stumbles last week when the Council tabled the vote. The meeting closed a $15 million budget deficit by making more than $5 million in recurring cuts. The mayor’s first budget was approved on deadline day.

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Capital Region News
10:38 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Albany Budget Passes

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Tonight, the City of Albany Common Council passed Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s first city budget, a proposed $176 million budget for 2015.

“This is a fiscally responsible budget that controls taxes, prioritizes public safety, and invests in the future of all our neighborhoods,” Mayor Sheehan said, “and I’d like to thank the Common Council for working together and their overwhelming support of the budget.”

The budget was passed by an 11-4 margin.

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Capital Region News
12:03 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Albany, Troy Down To The Wire In Budget Processes

In early October, the mayors of Albany and Troy released their 2015 budget proposals. The road from introduction to enactment has been a rocky one for both municipalities.

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