Sunday, September 16, 2007

Another Exciting Week Ahead

This is going to be one of those busy weeks that you love to have as Mayor.

Tuesday morning we are scheduled to have a major press conference to announce a development project that has been lacking in Troy for many, many years. Full details will obviously be available Tuesday evening, but we are talking about new jobs, new tax base, and a dramatic change in the landscape of one of the areas busiest roadways.

Wednesday will not be any different. I will be visiting Carol Hill School to make a small donation to the Troy School District courtesy of some friends of ours. There is also another announcement scheduled for Wednesday morning that many people will be pleased to hear.

But wait, there's more. Wednesday night is the first public hearing we have scheduled for the relocation of City Hall. It will be a great opportunity for the City to fully explain exactly what will transpire when we ask the City Council to approve the deal, and it will provide those with a political agenda to take another step towards whatever it is they are trying to achieve.

That meeting begins at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

A day later there will be a special City Council meeting so that the City of Troy may finalize its grant application to the Empire State Development Corporation for the Restore New York Grant program. Despite some politicization of the effort last month, the City has been spot on in its grant application thus far. In fact, our applications, and subsuquent and success rates concerning all manners of grants since 2005 is so far and above what the City has done in the past, criticism from an individual who has been proven incapable of securing significant funding is hypocritical at the very least.

Believe it or not, the above is just scratching the surface of what is happening this week. I did not even mention that Tuesday is Primary Day! Get out and vote if you are registered for one of the races.

I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!