Category: CIty of Amsterdam

Woo Hoo!

More great news for the demolitionists as Esquire faces the wrecking ball! Let’s not forget the demolitionists’ underlying religiosity on demolition — the more we wreck, the better off we are. Of course, the funding for demolition through bonding and its attendant costs to the...

Obey Your Master

According to local folklore, courtesy of the local airwaves, the city has “people leaving in droves” and the number of houses for sale is skyrocketing with virtually every home on the market compared to a few months ago and last year. Or so we’re told...

Parking Lot 1000

A prevalent meme in the city budget saga centers on the claim that hire of a director for the Community and Economic Development Department (CEDD) is wholly unnecessary; indeed, it’s claimed, that we have the city IDA and “the County” doing that for us already....

City versus Town

Dan Weaver poses the strategic question to development: Editorial – Is the Sale of the City of Amsterdam’s Water to the Towns Contributing to the City’s Decline? Although I’ve hit upon this before (here and here), let me answer the question again– the answer is ‘Mostly...

Wonderland 12010

I have many names for the budget process , some more impolite than others, so it’s hard to temper comments on the Corporation Counsel controversy as that now entwines itself in the budget controversy. But let me ask a few questions , impolite I’m afraid:...

Budget Kabuki 2012

I see the misinformers and demagogues are out in full swing now given the release of the city of Amsterdam budget numbers. Remember kids, their intent is not to simplify or clarify the budget process but to muddy it and to leverage it for political...