December 8, 2016

Campaign Priorities

Local journalist Rick Morrison posed this question to my opponent and me: "This question is ONLY for… [more]

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State of the City 2014

STATE OF THE CITY Mayor Ann M. Thane • February 4, 2014 In drafting this State of the City address,… [more]

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State of the City 2013

Good evening, members of the Common Council, fellow elected and appointed officials, members of the City… [more]

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Financial Stability

In city government, endurance requires weaving sound economic analysis with policies and practice. We’ve… [more]

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Pride

We must believe that our city will be at the heart of a vibrant and emerging economic region. Nanotechnology,… [more]

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Community Strength

Our neighborhood activities have fostered community stewardship and solidarity in a city of close friends… [more]

Community Strength Community Strength

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Campaign Priorities

Local journalist Rick Morrison posed this question to my opponent and me: “This question is ONLY for Ann M. Thane and Michael Villa. What will be the top 3 priorities for your mayoral administration? You have both been challenged! What say you! Comments from others will be erased. (Specific) Answers Please.” Mr. Villa indicates that […]

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State of the City 2014

STATE OF THE CITY Mayor Ann M. Thane • February 4, 2014 In drafting this State of the City address, I am reminded that anything we want that is good and strong and worthwhile is hard to attain, especially if it entails change. It is slow in coming and resisted by the fearful and the […]

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State of the City 2013

Good evening, members of the Common Council, fellow elected and appointed officials, members of the City workforce and, most importantly, residents and friends of the City of Amsterdam. It is an honor and privilege to present my sixth State of the City address. It is my charge to inform you of the successes and challenges of […]

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Financial Stability

In city government, endurance requires weaving sound economic analysis with policies and practice. We’ve taken many steps to protect our taxpayers and our successes are numerous. $20 million dollars in stimulus funding and grants for Water Filtration and Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrades, bus purchases, road reconstruction, infrastructure improvements, neighborhood revitalization, waterfront and downtown development, […]

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Pride

We must believe that our city will be at the heart of a vibrant and emerging economic region. Nanotechnology, biomedical research and clean energy initiatives will change the face of Upstate New York. That said, we MUST open our arms to investors from outside of our community to make buying property and relocating businesses to […]

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Community Strength

Our neighborhood activities have fostered community stewardship and solidarity in a city of close friends and neighbors. This love and commitment demonstrates the true character of the people of Amsterdam. I am reminded each day why I chose to raise my family in this city and why I continue to stay and fight for its […]

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Accountability

During the previous administration, the absence of executive oversight for four years had created a working environment at all levels that lacked order and control. We are responsible to the many taxpayers we protect for the dollars we spend on their behalf. Certainly, this is inherent in our approach to financial management, but extends to […]

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Public Safety

The challenges faced by our city seem perpetually unchanging, but with thoughtful action and dedication, we may alter our fortunes for the good. I believe these times demand invention, innovation, imagination, and decision. We must focus on short-term and long-term solutions to give our citizens confidence that priorities are being addressed in a timely manner. […]

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Promotion

In the highly competitive global arena, we must tout our beauty, location, close community, success stories, and amenities to promote economic growth in Amsterdam. This message is as important to get across to our own residents as it is to the surrounding region and targeted audiences in other venues. “Small city. Big heart.” tag line […]