Monday, March 31, 2014

Councilman calls on mayor to suspend Commissioner Bill Dunne


JIM GORDON
Councilman Jim Gordon, R-District 1, is calling on Mayor Lou Rosamilia to suspend a top aide without pay in light of an FBI probe into three city projects.
Email from Gordon to the mayor can be seen below.
“Many have come to realize that there have been too many questionable actions with the itesm being investigated and the common denominator, Commissioner (Bill) Dunne’s involvement,” Gordon wrote. “While the investigation continues by the FBI, I call upon you to ummediately suspend the commissioner, as you have in the past, without pay, pending the conclusion of the FBI’s involvement and findings.
Dunne was suspended for five days after sidewalks were constructed in North Central with what was originally Community Development Block Grant money but, it wasn’t included in the projects approved by the city Council.
Gordon also questions the Scolite deal which is slated to go before the Council on Thursday.
Times Union Photo: BILL DUNNE
“The truth as detailed in Couch White's letter dated March 26, 2014 is that the discussions are anything but productive and in my opinion the construction of the roadway any time soon is a pipe dream,” Grodon wrote. “Secondly, why was Mr. Dunne in receipt of the job applications submitted confidentially to Valente Co? This stinks of collusion and possibly violates the confidentiality of those who applied to Valente for jobs, but found their private employment paperwork in the hands of a government official.

Dunne and the mayor were not immediately available for comment.

From: James Gordon <jgordon003@nycap.rr.com>
Date: March 30, 2014 at 9:39:16 AM EDT
To: Lou Rosamilia <lou.rosamilia@troyny.gov>
Cc: Ken Zalewski <zalewski@troycitycouncil.com>, Dean Bodnar <bodnard@hotmail.com>, Rodney Wiltshire <Wiltshire@TroyCityCouncil.com>, Erin Sullivan-Teta <teta@troycitycouncil.com>, Anastasia Robertson <anastasiavoice4district2@yahoo.com>
Subject: TU Article

Mayor

I just finished reading this mornings TU article relating to the investigation into numerous issues within the city and Commissioner Dunne's involvement. For one I am pleased to learn of such investigation by the FBI. Many have come to realize that there have been too many questionable actions with the items being investigated and the common denominator, Commissioner Dunne's involvement. While the investigation continues by the FBI, I call upon you to immediately suspend the Commissioner, as you have in the past, without pay, pending the conclusion of the FBI's involvement and findings.

Additionally, given the questionable actions during the Scolite selection process and what has transpired since (which Commissioner Dunne has been a major contributor of) - I call upon you to void the current sale proposal and reissue an RFP with all the facts laid out for all the bidders. The city is being placed in an undesirable position with the developments of this process, we are in receipt of a letter detailing pending legal action should the sale be approved. Issuing a new RFP will afford us the opportunity to restart the process cleanly and create an opportunity for a better deal for the city that could include more money for the land and a better use of the land for the neighboring residents.

Finally, let me add two more points that cast a shadow of doubt in my mind about the current Scolite process... During our Finance Committee meeting of March 20, Mr. Dunne stated several times that the discussions for the easements for the S Troy Industrial Roadway were ongoing and productive. Why did he feel the need to exaggerate and falsely lead City Council members as such? How many other mistruths have we been told? The truth as detailed in Couch White's letter dated March 26, 2014 is that the discussions are anything but productive and in my opinion the construction of the roadway any time soon is a pipe dream. Secondly, why was Mr. Dunne in receipt of the job applications submitted confidentially to Valente Co? This stinks of collusion and possibly violates the confidentiality of those who applied to Valente for jobs, but found their private employment paperwork in the hands of a government official.

It is incumbent upon you to properly and immediately address these issues on behalf of the city and it's taxpaying residents and businesses.

Sincerely,

Jim Gordon
Councilman, Dist. 1

Twitter: @jimgordon4troy
Facebook.com/jimgordonfortroy

Sent from my iPhone 5

 

65 comments:

  1. Heard on the street later this week Chairman Wade will be holding a press conference at the hotel on Hoosick St and telling the media the FBI is lying and that Commissioner Dunne is an outstanding citizen.

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    1. And it's all Mirch

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    2. Surrounded by Cindy Doran, Lynn Kopka, Kathleen Cassidy, Erin Teta Sullivan and Lynn Mahoney. They will testify that Bill Dunne is an outstanding citizen and has NEVER made an inappropriate gesture toward them which I'm sure is true.

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    3. Tom thought about surrounding himself with attractive Republican women until he realized there aren't any.

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  2. Does Jim Gordon actually do anything, other than posture for the media and demand resignations? Just curious

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    1. He plays in a band and wears a funny leather cloak

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    2. He changes diapers with lightning speed and has a chest as smooth as a baby's ass.

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  3. Well, Jimbo... did Henry Zwack resign? Oh THAT'S RIGHT, you guys made him a judge!

    Republican logic at its finest

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  4. What about sheerans dreamy facial hair?

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  5. Reeves will bring back sondra little.

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  6. Pretty soon Councilman Jim Gordon will have his own Radio Program and Mark McGrath will mentor him on acting like he cares.
    Its too bad this Councilman Jim Gordon don't have a clue of what Troy Really Needs.
    He will be gone next go round.

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  7. Damn. Tonya was telling the truth. He is a shady guy

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    1. Not quite as sexy as Richie Crist with those high water pants.

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    2. She never existed just made up. Like the fed story made up. City is on upswing. That is important at this time

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    3. City is on an upswing followed by the clearing of a throat. Your language gives you away bill go put on some chap stick

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    1. He aspires to one, anyway

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    2. He don't share with his employees

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  9. They didn't fire him for the sidewalks. The audit of Ida. The auditors complaints. The harrassment if the Greek girl. not answering phone calls the foolish outfits. The fights with reeves te Nina and employee scandal jeans and dress shirts so why now?

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  10. Perhaps hightops will take over and vintage sneaker stores and denim stores will run rampid.

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  11. Heard the zoning chair will be brought in the whip things into shape. He will also finish the investigation. Lou has also asked harry to be his deputy and and he retire to Florida unifficially Pete and dunne will share a cell. It will be smaller than one of the lots dr death builds homes on

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    1. Get a life Jay. No one gives a rats ass. You and McCashion are two dipsticks desperate for lubrication

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    2. Your gonna need to borrow some. Regards. Zba chair

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  12. Bill dunne. Love the blue jacket but better get ready for orange. They say orange is the new blue

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  13. Great job Monica getting Mexican radio to come to troy. Oh that's right they are going to schednectady. Don't sweat it we have metro pcs

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  14. Oh, how cute, the Dirty Dems are defending their own by attacking the innocent. Wake up you blind morons. The Democrats are the party of voter fraud and corruption, always under investigation. The best they can do is accuse the straight arrow Republicans. How pitiful.

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    1. Jim Gordon a straight arrow? Oh you have much to learn, young Jedi.

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  15. Jim Gordon is a vain half-wit who couldn't find his own ass with two hands and a periscope. Hope he enjoys that one term Kevin McGrath let him have.

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    1. Go back and watch the Public Safety Committee on U tube and watch Jim Gordon as he stares at The chief he thinks Teddy is dreamy Poor little Jim Gordon he wants to where his big boy pants.

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  16. Record article saysMarch 31, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    His number one duty as a council member, though, was serving his constituents to the best of his ability. Dunne said he is proud of the work he has done for his district and said that he doesn't feel his political ethics could ever be questioned.

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  17. Hope he has contacts in the lube business

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  18. Hightops is rocking out to don't stop believing. He is finally rid of dunne

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  19. No Feds at city hall today but the snuggles bear was seen walking into sheerans office

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    1. Perhaps Bill and Tom should have avoided pissing off their allies. I'm not seeing a lot off support here.

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    2. It's sad David that you're pointing out the lack of support and aligning it with Bill and Toms pissing off you and your friends. So let me get this straight, if they had been nicer to you and your buddies but blatantly and criminally put the public in danger you would support them and that would be OK? Oh..the Dem way.

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    3. Ah David,part of the WFP resistance. Couldn't wait for educated Democrats to take over the city and now look what we have. Chaos and criminality. Dave and Harriet have been awful quiet though.
      That's right they are better than the rest of us.Smarter too. Now they've gone to a third world country to civilize them too.

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  20. Jim's holding out for Babys R Us at the Scolite site. Tucked away by the waterfront for those couples who need some extra discretion.

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  21. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD can we get someone in City Hall who looks good in a skirt.

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    1. Give it up already, first you were obsessed with Sibley's boobs and now you want another woman to drool over. Your job is at City Hall, not at the Brothel Buffet. Grow up, hope one of these days one of these women slaps you with a lawsuit. How absolutely piggish.

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    2. Mark McGrath in his jorts. Oh yeah.

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    3. Oh large dont' be mad. They're drooling over you too.

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  22. Wow, does Dunne look like a total creeper or what? Someone needs to check his basement for a small white dog and a basket with some lotion in it.

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  23. He is such a wanna-be it's laughable. He's a moron, and he should try cleaning up his own house first.

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    1. Can you be a wanna-be if you are an elected official ? That would be like asking to be a wanna-be drug dealing felon with multiple cooperation agreements with a propensity to throw everyone in to save your own ass. Or is that a scumbag?

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    2. Hey Jim even if he were all of those things the fact is, he crushed you twice and would have crushed you again if he decided to run. You won by default. Everyone knows it. Your everyones second choice. I know you choke on it just like Wade. who thought all he needed was a Dem with a pulse to replace a Mcgrath.

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    3. Your a fraud Gordon. Keeping people out if neighborhood burgh group because of politics. Always politics first, u are in it for yourself.

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    4. Classic Troy line "even if he were all of those things". Man there is nothing like a McGrath apologists god I've missed you people.

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    5. Anyone else notice Gordon looks like Justin Bieber in a suit? It's that supple girlish figure.

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    6. Kevin McGrath had the option of running for reelection when Wade ousted him but he doesn't have the courage. He also is a sure loser which any informed citizen in Lansingburgh can confirm.

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    7. Loser? Why would the dems askhim to help with petitions last year. Interesting.

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    8. Kevin tought Wade a lesson. Dems won't ever win D1 without Kevin or his help. Do u think Lou is wishing he did run?

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  24. Deputy Mayor Ryan: BEWARE ------Dunne has retained Jim Long same attorney McIninery had which means Dunne will be talkin to the feds blowin everyone else in and getting the sweetheart deal.

    Thank Tom Wade for Dunne!

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  25. You've chapped too many sticks, Billy boy

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    1. He loves his Chapstick as much as Sheeran loves his vintage footwear

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  26. Did bill dunnes spiky hair metro henchman push the zoning and planning variances thru for dunne?

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    1. He has no henchman

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    2. He would have asked the zoning chair to push valenti thru the zoning but he don't like him. Thinks Feds need to look into his job at tha

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  27. Chamberlain is the Pivot man he is dirty

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    1. He's the single person dragging this city down and vandenburgh

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  28. Can't wait to see little Jimmy!!

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    1. Can't wait for baby's r us either

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  29. Russ is a Phony and so is Gordon & Chamberlain.
    I was warned about Gordon but Never Thought Russ would be such a fake also.

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  30. It is incumbent upon you to properly and immediately address these issues on behalf of the city and it's taxpaying residents and businesses.

    Gordon s all of a sudden worried about the Tax Payers Now What a total buffoon..

    Jim your in the big leagues now get real with your versions of hypocrisy.

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    1. Troy city council the "big leagues" you must be from South Troy.

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  31. Has there been any follow up from the FBI on this yet?

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