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Editorial: Let city combine with county on purchasing

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Carl Erikson, the Schenectady City Council’s Finance Committee chairman, is a businessman whose job at the General Electric Co. involves negotiating with suppliers. So when he talks about ways the city can save money buying supplies or equipment — as he did Monday night — his council colleagues and Mayor Gary McCarthy ought to listen. Erikson thinks the city relies too heavily on department heads to prepare bids for purchases, with the specifications ending up ...

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June 13, 2012
7:52 a.m.

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Better yet, do what Mayor Al suggested years ago. Dissolve the city of Schenectady and run everything through the county.