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Troy Councilors Propose Sanctuary City Law

Two Republican City Councilors are trying to stop Troy from becoming a Sanctuary City.

Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello says she'll propose a local law at the next council meeting in July that would prohibit designating Troy as a Sanctuary City.

"This would require at the minimum three public hearings. We intend told the public hearings all across the city over the month of July and then hopefully vote on this in August and it would be on the ballot in November of 2019."

Democratic Mayor Patrick Madden, who faces Rodney Wiltshire in June 25th’s primary, is on record saying he does have some issues with calling Troy a sanctuary city.

Councilor Jim Gulli, who joins Mantello in the minority, is co-sponsoring the legislation.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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