Tagged: amsterdam municipal golf course

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Council at Odds With Golf Commission — Must Be the Mayor's Fault: Mayor Thane's That is

In the least surprising development in the ongoing saga at the golf course (Majority of Golf Commission Resigns ): Ritter and Karutis said their resignations were spurred by a lack of support from elected officials. However, Swanger, who is president of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College,...

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Political Pressure Mounts for Financial Oversight

November 12, 2013 (Amsterdam, NY ) — Local Conservatives and Republicans rallied at a recent meeting to address their growing concerns and frustrations at the lack of financial accountability and transparency in the public’s right-to-know concerning public finances. With a number of Republican victories in...

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Muni Redux

I posted a while back on how the governance and transparency at Muni needs radical changes (here). Let me be clear: Muni remains a key asset for the city and needs to be preserved as a viable entity. At the same time, the lack of...

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Asset (Mis)Management

Time and time again, the very people entrusted with managing and enhancing the public assets of the city fail to serve the community’s interest. The recent decision on the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course, “Muni”, illustrates the key elements at play. First: the failure to focus...