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Joint finance offices won't work for Schenectady city, county

Proposed merger deemed impractical

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Sometimes consolidation doesn’t work. Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy had hoped to consolidate the city’s Finance Department with the county’s to save money and avoid hiring a new finance commissioner. It seemed like the perfect time, as the city’s finance commissioner Ismat Alam had tendered her resignation. But in the end he hired Deborah DeGenova, an assistant director in the state Comptroller’s Office, as commissioner at an annual salary of $96,000 plus benefits. County Attorney Christopher ...

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January 31, 2013
8:16 a.m.

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Chris Gardiner could have really helped City property owners by raising City sales tax receipts. He decided to do nothing and keep the inequity going. Another nit wit idea from the Democratic "team".

January 31, 2013
10:05 a.m.

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A question and point that should of been addressed in this piece.....but was not..the capo is in charge.

January 31, 2013
10:27 a.m.

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the capo is in charge????

could you expand on this statement..