Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mantello: Keep state jobs in downtown Troy

Press Release:

TROY, NY – Carmella Mantello, candidate for Mayor, has called for putting an end to any plans to move state workers out of Downtown Troy.

Her request pertains to a recently announced plan to consolidate state offices and employees over the next eighteen months in the Corning Tower and other existing space.

“I understand and laud the efforts to make government more efficient and provide the taxpayers with services at the lowest possible cost. However, taking jobs from downtown Troy and moving them to Albany would only serve to harm our local economy,” Mantello said.

“These public servants provide a much needed boost to our local merchants, occupy office space that helps attracts other business activity, and generally make a positive contribution to our tax base,” Mantello continued.

She also request that the New York State Office of General Services(OGS) provide an accounting of how many state workers presently working in Troy are slated to move to Albany, and the time frame for that move.

“While the absence of these state employees will be felt in every corner of Troy, the larger issue is the state’s abandonment of a successful public policy that holds that state investment and workers can help revitalize our inner cities. I have worked with small cities and towns up and down the Hudson River and across the canal system and have experienced first- hand how important it is to create a critical mass for merchants and small businesses,” Mantello said.

She also criticized her opponent for not taking a stand on the issue and giving up on the people of Troy.

“My opponent, through his spokesperson said there is nothing we can do about this situation. Well, as Mayor, I will never let anyone come into our City and take jobs away without a fight,” Mantello said.

“My opponent has been silent on ethics, he’s been silent on double dipping, he’s been silent on a location for City Hall and now he’s silent on protecting jobs,” Mantello concluded.
Letter to Commissioner Destito

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3 Comments:

Blogger Laidback70 said...

Time for city government to live within its means then Mrs.Mantello. I am tired of having my tax dollars being wasted, and if it means moving state workers to Albany to save taxpayer dollars, then its time for all governments at all levels to live within their means, bringing salaries to realistic amounts. Troy has RPI to fall back on. Lets face it Troy used to be vibrant, but sorry to say, its a town like so many that need private industry to come in and revitalize it, not public jobs. It is any wonder why so many more people are leaving New York.

November 3, 2011 at 3:03 PM 
Blogger Robert said...

Carmella why did You not Bash Lou in your letter as this would let him know that your true feeling for any Opposition just like Harry will be met with the Bunker mentality.
And will be crushed at any cost?
As far as your Statement Laidback70 I 100% agree with you but When it comes to a Republican Rule in Troy I draw a line.
The Republican Party Mirch, Harry, The Troy City Council, have cost our Family 750K in lost revenue and also the taxes to be paid on that revenue.
I would bet that there are many Buisness owners who would come forward also with similar Horror Storys.

“My opponent, through his spokesperson said there is nothing we can do about this situation. Well, as Mayor, I will never let anyone come into our City and take jobs away without a fight,” Mantello said.

“My opponent has been silent on ethics, he’s been silent on double dipping, he’s been silent on a location for City Hall and now he’s silent on protecting jobs,” Mantello concluded.
Carmella's head Will explode after this message pretty soon!

November 3, 2011 at 3:41 PM 
Blogger Robert said...

Just send all those Dirty republicans packing The people on Lou's new Palm card are all new fresh faces & wont be bought or intimidated by the like's of Harry, Casale's=Brunos=Mirch=Republican Rule.
Bob Mirch set the Tone for the Downfall of this Tyrannical Rule of Troy By Republican Intimidation.

These Republicans are all clones & are linked up like the Borg on Star Trek!

November 7, 2011 at 9:25 AM 

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