Be grateful and work for good of all
With all the anti-Biden versus pro Trump letters, I think it is time for a time out.
Yes, there are many faults with America, but I do not see anybody running away from here. Let us be grateful for what we have.
To quote Lincoln, “America, the last best hope for earth.” Let us work together for the betterment of all instead of trying to score political points.
Who knows, perhaps we will all sleep better at night.
Call for Syed to step down is not political
The Gazette’s May 27 article (“Two residents call for town supervisor to resign”) about the request that Niskayuna Supervisor Yasmine Syed step down since she is not running for re-election and moving to Syracuse. I was one of the individuals requesting this.
My reasons had absolutely nothing to do with politics and it is outrageous for her to suggest this.
On numerous occasions, I have expressed concern that she has twice developed a budget using the fund balance because revenues were overestimated, and expenditures underestimated.
This causes a deficit. Will she use the fund balance again?
Where is the accountability? Syed will not be in the town. Except for contractual raises, raises and hiring of new staff should not happen under these circumstances.
However, they are still happening. Let us not forget that she inherited a strong fiscal budget with a fund balance.
I also strongly disagreed with how she handled the Sebesta fiasco.
It was the worst example of personnel management. She also recommended an investigation of the matter. This cost the town $100,000 plus and produced a “nothing” report. She denied him his vacation pay and then had to give it to him. On a lesser note, our roads were not plowed well this winter.
My statement had to do with accountability. A word some politicians do not like. I care about our taxes.
This town cannot afford a deficit. The taxpayers can’t afford it. The fact, she is a Republican has nothing to do with the issue. It is her management skills I question.
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