Brown’s Bargain Blunder
If you’re looking to borrow money, new Troy Councilman John Brown may be your guy.
The City of
Enter John Brown, on the Troy Councilman job for two weeks and apparently a soft touch. Brown’s idea is to allow Rensselaer to pay $600,000 to
Mayor Tutunjian doesn’t like the deal one bit. Neither does Council President Clem Campana, also a Democrat. We’re sure Rensselaer Mayor Dwyer, also a Democrat, loves the deal. Which is probably different from how city taxpayer’s will feel once they get only one-fifth of the money
- Brown’s deal requires Troy to drop its lawsuit against Rensselaer. Why should Troy give away legal leverage on Rensselaer?
- Who does John Brown represent, Troy or Rensselaer?
- Can’t Rensselaer just pay its bills like they are supposed to?
- Why would a guy like John Brown who ran on a platform of openness conduct secret negotiations with Rensselaer’s mayor? Where’s the openness?
- If there isn’t a contract with Rensselaer, which can’t seem to pay its bills, shouldn’t Troy just let Rensselaer buy water from someplace else, like Albany? Or Cohoes? Or Green Island?