Troy City Council

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Taxes could be going up in Troy under the mayor’s budget plan for 2020.

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City officials in Troy are looking for answers about malfunctioning police cameras. It comes amid community concern over a recent uptick in crime. 

An informational meeting aiming to address what's described as "a rash of violence in Lansingburgh" is scheduled for tonight in Troy.

Community members staged a protest outside the Rensselaer County Courthouse.
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Several Troy residents are planning a rally tonight outside city hall as the fallout from the 2016 death of Edson Thevenin continues. 

Under the measure, styrofoam cups, plates and containers would be banned citywide.
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The Troy City Council is gearing up to tackle legislation governing plastics when it meets on Thursday.

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The long-running debate involving the Troy City Council's Sanctuary City resolution was almost defeated by an issue of protocol.

Troy City Council members hear public comments during Thursday night's session in City Hall.
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The debate over whether Troy should become a Sanctuary City has gone into overtime following Thursday night's Common Council meeting. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there.

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The debate over whether Troy should become a Sanctuary City could come to a head Thursday.

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The Troy City Council has once again tabled a vote on a Sanctuary City resolution.

The Troy City Council has filled its vacancy.

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The Troy City Council has selected Debra Garrett to fill the vacancy in District 2. Republican Councilor Mark McGrath resigned in February after he was heard using the “n-word” on an old voicemail published by the Times Union. Garrett is a community health project coordinator at the Commission on Economic Opportunity.

"My name is David Bissember and I'm here to announce that I'm running to be your next Troy City Counil President."
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A Troy City Councilor has kicked off a campaign for council president. 

Carmella Mantello (File Photo)
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The Troy City Council President is apologizing two days after being arrested by New York State Police for driving while intoxicated.

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The Troy, New York Police Department has come under renewed public scrutiny this month. Now the move is on to take the tarnish off the department's image.

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City Council races in Schenectady and Troy could shift political balances in those cities.

Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello
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The City Council President helps balance the power of government in Troy, New York. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down this week with the two candidates running for that office in November’s election. Yesterday we met Democratic challenger Gary Pavlic. Today, we hear from incumbent Republican Council President Carmella Mantello.

Gary Pavlic is a 30 year resident of Troy who is currently a Rensselaer County Legislator representing the City of Troy on the County Government where he has served for the past 5 years.
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The City Council President helps balance the power of government in Troy, New York. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down this week with the two candidates running for that office in November’s election. First up is challenger Gary Pavlic, a Democrat.