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Schenectady rental certificate changes please some landlords

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The city continues to press its proposed rental certificate ordinance and is making a little progress selling the idea to landlords, who face significantly higher fees under the plan.

The proposal may cost more, but it would be less onerous to big landlords, Assistant Corporation Counsel Carl Falotico told the City Council on Tuesday.

He explained that the ordinance would allow landlords to do their own minor plumbing and electrical work — although they ...

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January 22, 2013
6:02 p.m.

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Does she live in the City???

January 23, 2013
4:46 a.m.

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Do the owners of Wade Lupe Apartments, MHA, Yates Village, Steinmetze Homes, all the other large apartment compleses, hotels, motels live in the city?

January 23, 2013
8:12 a.m.

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Of course not. More insanity from the worst Mayor in Schenectady's history. The lack of any basic understanding of economics is appalling. Just what we need more for sale signs on an already depressed resale market. Instead of belt tightening McCarthy is passing around bonuses.

January 23, 2013
8:33 a.m.

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I plan on selling ASAP...They can't keep charging the landlords for their financial short comings without and retribution from the public. The property values are stagnant at best in some neighborhoods. This is just another tax hidden behind a fee. A practice that Straton stated and McCarthy is happy to carry on with. It sickens me to no end!

January 23, 2013
10:37 a.m.

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you are all so quick to voice your anger, does anyone have a better solution? do you all think these absentee landlords should keep getting their rent every month without paying taxes? do you think these buildings should go unchecked, uninspected? what is a better solution? put your energy into that rather than just bashing every decision made by the current administration