Friday, March 6, 2009

Port Management

Times-Union: Council wants more port authority
Albany city lawmakers ask the state to give them more input into commission appointments
In the wake of questions about management of the sprawling complex in the South End, the Common Council has asked the state Legislature to grant it the power to confirm the mayor's nominations to the five-member Albany Port District Commission.

The appointments are made by the governor on the recommendation of the mayors of Albany and Rensselaer — four of the appointments come from Albany, one from Rensselaer, whose seat is vacant.

Times-Union (2/22/09): Port gets hard look
The arrest last year of three former port workers has led to a broader criminal probe of Albany's waterfront. Top port officials have pledged cooperation and say tips to police triggered the investigation.
Times-Union (2/11/09): FBI, State Police raid offices at port
Businesses' records seized in probe into bid-rigging allegations


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