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SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 1990s

SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 1990s

2020s 2010s 2000s 1990s Search Newsletter Archives: 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1999 December 1999, January 2000 Garbage in the Pine Bush – City Proposes Landfill Expansion SPB Files Most Unpopular Suit Yet – Sues the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission The Thruway Authority Comes Across Royally Thank You to All Who Responded to the Emergency Appeal 1st Annual Pine Bush Walk-a-Thon a Sucess! October/November, 1999 Save the Pine Bush Sues…

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Hotel Eligible for Tax Incentive

Hotel Eligible for Tax Incentive

ALBANY: Worried about the tax base? Concerned that the City will lose money if we don’t get a hotel in the Pine Bush? Don’t worry, the hotel is eligible for a property tax deduction!!! 485b is a state tax incentive program — a program that promotes sprawl. To be eligible, any business “involved in the production of goods or services’’ that spends at least $10,000 on new construction or real estate improvements is eligible for reduced taxes on the increased…

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How Destruction Of The Pine Bush Raises Taxes

How Destruction Of The Pine Bush Raises Taxes

How Destruction Of The Pine Bush Raises Taxes How Destruction Of The Pine Bush Raises Taxes …Again and Again and Again It’s an endless cycle. Every office “park” and housing “development” is an extension of the City of Albany’s infrastructure. This means new roads, sewerlines, waterlines, powerlines, new services such as police, fire, ambulance, administrative. Eventually new schools, libraries and other facilities must be built for the new inhabitants. At the same time, the land speculators and “developers” get massive…

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Common Council Approves an Office Complex at 365 Washington Avenue Extension

Common Council Approves an Office Complex at 365 Washington Avenue Extension

Common Council Approves an Office Complex at 365 Washington Avenue Extension Common Council Approves an Office Complex at 365 Washington Avenue Extension Council Member Carol Wallace Makes Eloquent Plea for the Pine Bush Preservation Albany, NY – The Common Council approved a re-zoning for office buildings at 365 Washington Extension by a vote of 10 to 3 on November 6, 2000. Before the Council voted, Council Member Carol Wallace from the First Ward (Mansion area and South End of Albany)…

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Residence Inn Hotel – Proposal is Back!

Residence Inn Hotel – Proposal is Back!

ALBANY: First proposed in the fall of 2003, this “Residence Inn” proposal for the Albany Pine Bush is back. The developer has written a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The public may now comment on this proposal and the DEIS at the hearing scheduled for Monday, April 18 at 7:00 at Albany City Hall, Eagle Street, Albany. This proposed development is on about 4 acres of land owned (or was owned by — see below) by Pyramid Crossgates. It is…

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Sprawl Raises Taxes: The Myth Of The Expanding Tax Base

Sprawl Raises Taxes: The Myth Of The Expanding Tax Base

By Daniel Van Riper Every time the City of Albany Common Council Members approve a “development” in the Pine Bush, it results in a loss of revenue to the City that can only be made up by raising taxes. In other words, this year’s tax hikes are directly caused by the last few years of Pine Bush building approvals. Deceptive and/or ignorant politicians are fond of repeating the phony story that these approvals “expand the tax base” and thus bring…

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How Destruction Of The Pine Bush Raises Taxes …Again and Again and Again

How Destruction Of The Pine Bush Raises Taxes …Again and Again and Again

It’s an endless cycle. Every office “park” and housing “development” is an extension of the City of Albany’s infrastructure. This means new roads, sewerlines, waterlines, powerlines, new services such as police, fire, ambulance, administrative. Eventually new schools, libraries and other facilities must be built for the new inhabitants. At the same time, the land speculators and “developers” get massive tax breaks such as the 485B program. So who pays for this? The taxpayers of the City of Albany. Taxes continually…

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Newsletters Articles Ordered by Subject

Newsletters Articles Ordered by Subject

Search Newsletter Archives: What is Full Protection, Partial Protection and who is the Pine Bush? – By Lynne Jackson – June / July 2022 Newsletter A Tribute To Lew Oliver, our wonderful lawyer The Pine Bush’s Most Famous Resident – The Karner Blue Butterfly Save the Pine Bush Victories and Fights The Thruway Authority Comes Across Royally, Dec 99/Jan 00Save the Pine Bush is 25!, Mar/Apr 03 Legislation regarding standing in court We Need the Environmental Access to Justice Act,…

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