Category: Common Council

Current Common Council Members Push Blame on Past Council Members for Doing and Saying the Very Same Things They Do and Say

I’ve had a number of posts on how our local pundits, commentators, editors and politicos misinform and misrepresent the City of Amsterdam financials. But no one quite masters it like the current Council and their supporters. As the latest installment of this financial kabuki ,...

The Startup Mindset: Why a Downtown Business Association Creates the Right Model for Economic

The full story on the meeting is at the Mohawk Valley COmpass,Downtown businesses voice concerns, plan association. I think this initiative by the downtown merchants illustrates a few key principles that I believe are important to jumpstarting the city as it’s my contention that this...

How Common Council Members and Their Supporters Smear the Corporation Counsel

First, let’s establish the meaning of ‘smear’: damage the reputation of (someone) by false accusations; slander. Next, let’s look at how Council members and their supporters consistently level false accusations against the Corporation Counsel Smear 1: The Corporation Counsel uses city resources for personal business. Here...

Quote of the Day

Stipend is offered Council nixes secretary post “I believe that the government that governs best is a government that governs least, and by these standards we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq the City of Amsterdam.” — Faux Stephen Colbert