Sunday, January 17, 2016

WDT: Mayor Calls for Better Job Getting State $$$

     Mayor Butler says he will do a better job at obtaining state dollars for projects in the City, including getting money from the Regional Economic Development program.
     Speaking at the monthly meeting of the Citizens Advisory Board, Mr. Butler said better lobbying of state elected officials and possible hiring of a grant writer are among his priorities.
       http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/watertown-mayor-says-city-should-obtain-more-state-funding-for-projects-20160117

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why hasn't the city manager been working on obtaining grants all along?

Anonymous said...

742 come to your senses, She's to busy with other things....

Anonymous said...

Now I see why the GOP got behind this son of a college professor, golden boy, who launched his nepotistic career at a cushy Fort Drum job. He likes free money. Unless it is tied to fire department. Then he turns it down. Good for him.

I noticed his lack of presence and comments during the north side building demolition debacle. One thing about the mayor who WAS there...you could always count on him to be involved, show up at the scene and take an active interest in issues like that. And you know if the last mayor was still in office, he would get the blame for how this turned out. Oh well...its only an historic building on the north side of Black River, so who really cares?

Ray said...

Does he know he is still spending money we handed over from our weekly checks? Am I to clap along with his spending?

Anonymous said...

Graham lost,get over it,sound like crybabies.

Anonymous said...

Translation: Crybabies = pointing out valid criticisms of Butler hypocrisy and double standards by the media.

Anonymous said...

9:13, what a load of whiney crap. You've spouted the "dad got him a cushy Drum job before". I don't know if that's true, doubt you do either. But lets say for sake of your puke filled argument his dad did help him get a job. How is he different from the majority of so many others, yourself probably included, that had someone help land a job. National Grid? Fire Department? Police Department? CO's? Politics? It doesn't matter if someone helps get you that interview, what matters is the job you do once you land the job. The working world is full of people getting a break by someone helping along the way. Maybe Butler's style is different from Grahams, not as media infatuated, who knows? Not you. The guy has only been in office a few weeks.

Anonymous said...

11:07, How is that different, you ask? Why don't you ask Dean Skelos how its different? There is a difference when your dad is the mayor of the city that does business with Fort Drum. There is just is. Whatever.

As far as how he performed in his job goes, that would be like asking how the diversity coordinator performs in the job. Show up, get paid, anything else is an extra.

I never said Butler has to graHAM for the camera. I said he should have showed up at the site and said something to the public. The media should have insisted on it and he should have insisted on it. Better yet, he should have found a solution that did not involve demolishing that historic building, at an exorbitant cost and causing it to essentially come off the tax rolls permanently, while killing a city business.

Don't give me this BS about him being in the job a week. He has been in city government for years and he has seen Graham show him how its supposed to be done. He dropped the ball. Either because he was not focused on the job, or he doesn't care about the building, or he is inept. Pick one.
Bye bye historic building ! Oh well...its only the north side...

Time limit? said...

One week or two , Mayor Butler still needs to handle the problems our city has. He said he would. City Manager needs dealing with. Spending needs to be roped in. Problem with public safety has never been addressed. Drugs. I want to respect him. He needs to earn it. Jeff earned it. Spending money to make it look like he is doing something is not a great plan.

Anonymous said...

(((Golf clap to 1107))) give the man a chance.

Ima said...

@6:48,
There's no reason the Mayor needs to speak on this when the head of code enforcement is there. That's their job. It would be like Cuomo shutting down 81 instead of letting the DOT make those calls.

I just hope the Mayor made sure code enforcement worked with legal and engineering to make sure they have all their ducks in a row.

Anonymous said...

You seem to know a lot about the job 6:48, must be they passed on you.
I feel for the bar owner, but the city wasn't responsible for the insurance lapse. Found a solution? Any ideas there genius - like repair at taxpayer expense before the next windstorm brings more down? Build a deck on it to maybe.

Time Limit Ray, forgetting that Jeff was the mayor for a 20 years and had plenty of opportunity to "deal with" the city manager? And rope in spending. And address public safety. But Butler needs to earn your respect as mayor in weeks. 9:57 is right, get over it instead of whining.

Anonymous said...

Nonsense 6:48, only Jeff has experience on council, remember from the campaign? Can't have it both ways.

Anonymous said...

9:38, its not like Cuomo shutting down 81.
It is like when a kid gets hurt under the care of a baby sitter and the parents have to be called and interrupted while they are out at dinner, to authorize stitches at the ER.

Anonymous said...

Dumbest analogy of the day goes to 9:45.

Anonymous said...

Dumbest comment of the day goes to 12:00
Apparently he thinks the mayor and city lawmakers should pass a budget, pass a few laws and other than that shuddup.