joe fusco, next mayor of rome

joe fusco, next mayor of rome

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cats

Utica, NY

#1 May 10, 2010
I sure hope Joe Fusco runs for Mayor of Rome, he will get jobs for the citizens of Rome, not like the CLOWN and DRUNK Mayor we have now. The only jobs he has brought to Rome is the tree planters. VOTE FUSCO.
here we go again

Mooers, NY

#2 May 10, 2010
cats wrote:
I sure hope Joe Fusco runs for Mayor of Rome, he will get jobs for the citizens of Rome, not like the CLOWN and DRUNK Mayor we have now. The only jobs he has brought to Rome is the tree planters. VOTE FUSCO.
don't even start. you want fusco to run for mayor that's fine. ya think maybe it might be nice for the opinions on here to be somewhat less critical. it won't help joe fusco with votes if people start their name bashing. people associate you with who your friends are. and i don't think you could be a friend of joes with what you posted. i'd like to think joe fusco would not approve of this kind of name bashing. i like joe fusco alot, but like it or not, jim brown has done a lot for our city too. brown has his issues..everyone does. let's see some adult responses on this thread...something worth reading.
Rome

Canton, NY

#3 May 10, 2010
I think Joe Fusco should run since I have never meant anyone who loves Rome more than he does. No bashing just the truth!!!
Lifelong Roman

West Chazy, NY

#4 May 10, 2010
You could not find one person who truely cares more about Rome N.Y.than Joe Fusco. Best politician, probably not. Worlds of expierence in government office, no. Knowledge of Rome's government and the needs and wants of the people of Rome,unsurpassed. Some may call him just a grave digger, but five minutes with Joe and you will learn he is much more than that.
Leo

Utica, NY

#5 May 11, 2010
I have to agree Joe Fusco sure does love this city and would make a great mayor. And on the same note Jim brown has done some wonderful things for Rome. I just think Joe will put the peoples needs like jobs, small businesses and so on, on a higher priority list than Jim brown has. I spent much of my childhood living over by Joes house and I have always had respect for him and how he conducts business.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#6 May 11, 2010
Leo wrote:
I just think Joe will put the peoples needs like jobs, small businesses and so on, on a higher priority list than Jim brown has.
City government can do little to stimulate economic activity. Rather, the best thing government can do is to provide an environment where small business can thrive by reducing taxes and regulatory overhead. Jobs will follow.

So Leo, I ask you: What will Joe Fusco do that Jim Brown hasn't done to reduce the size of Rome government's footprint in the ability of commerce and business to grow?

Love of the city or putting people's needs first are not qualifications for being mayor. It takes ability to make effective change to get the job done.
server

Utica, NY

#7 May 11, 2010
have to agree that the mayor is a drunk and im sick of having to stay later at work because he wants to stay pass closing hours at a bar/restaurant when i have a family...selfish
Mike

Utica, NY

#8 May 11, 2010
frankcor wrote:
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City government can do little to stimulate economic activity. Rather, the best thing government can do is to provide an environment where small business can thrive by reducing taxes and regulatory overhead. Jobs will follow.
So Leo, I ask you: What will Joe Fusco do that Jim Brown hasn't done to reduce the size of Rome government's footprint in the ability of commerce and business to grow?
Love of the city or putting people's needs first are not qualifications for being mayor. It takes ability to make effective change to get the job done.
First of all, you act like I was saying that Jim Brown hasn't done a good job with this city, and if you thats what you got from my post then I know for sure that I wouldn't want you as my mayor. I think first and formost to be mayor, you need to have love for your hometown, if you have no love for it then what good are you going to do to improve it.Then you also need leadership skills, which Joe has. You also have to have the abilty to bring in jobs, create small business oportunites, and control the city budget. Now you ask me what Joe can do that Jim can't. I would say to you that I am not a Jim Brown basher,and I will not down grade a man that is trying his best to make this a better place for us all. I was just supporting Joe Fusco By saying that he is more than capable of running this city. And I also think that if it was possible for Joe and Jim to put aside their petty differences and work as a team. This city would be attracting people and small business rather that losing hard working citizens, and bringing in prison trash and welfare. Do me a favor and ride around this city for a few hours today and look at some of the homes. There is no pride to be a roman anymore. Yea we got Walmart, Staples, Lowes, and countless other big organizations. What happened to all our small businesses. Our leaders and not just in Rome have made it so hard to operate that they are all closing up. So I believe that having love for you city has everything to do with it. When you love something as much as Joe loves this city, you get respect and having love and respect for the people you lead, will only lead to good things. But hey what do I know you seem to have all the answers.
Leo

Utica, NY

#9 May 11, 2010
frankcor wrote:
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City government can do little to stimulate economic activity. Rather, the best thing government can do is to provide an environment where small business can thrive by reducing taxes and regulatory overhead. Jobs will follow.
So Leo, I ask you: What will Joe Fusco do that Jim Brown hasn't done to reduce the size of Rome government's footprint in the ability of commerce and business to grow?
Love of the city or putting people's needs first are not qualifications for being mayor. It takes ability to make effective change to get the job done.
Sorry about the name Mike I am using my buddy mikes' computer when I replied to your post
12Joe Sal12

Galeton, PA

#10 May 11, 2010
Jim Brown ran as a different kind of mayor. he has turned into the same as all the rest. Yes, the city looks nicer. A nicer looking city does not produce jobs, although it may help to present the city in a better light to prospective employers.
Has the cost of living in Rome gone down since he became mayor? No. Are future cost projected to increase under his watch? Yes. property taxes may not be jumping by leaps and bounds. However, fees are increasing and we are getting less and overall paying more.
Why is the Mayor allowing the Codes Dept. to reguire a building permit for a shed of 144 sq. ft. or less when the code says no permit is required? I do not care if the homeowner doesn't pay for the permit. Codes does not have the right to create their own laws. Codes does sent the permit to the Assessor's office if the shed is over 100 sq.ft. so the assessor can be subjective in raising the homeowner's assessment.
Why does the homeowner under Mayor Brown's administration require a building permit with a fee charged for the building of a deck? A deck is considered as the same as a patio which is not a structure that does not need a permit according to our code. Our code over rules the state building code since the state code is just a guideline that can be modified for the locality.
Should I get into the temporary hire that got a $5/hr raise when the position was never open to the general public?
OK Tea Partiers, let us throw the incumbent out.
golden oldies

Utica, NY

#11 May 11, 2010
Mike wrote:
<quoted text> First of all, you act like I was saying that Jim Brown hasn't done a good job with this city, and if you thats what you got from my post then I know for sure that I wouldn't want you as my mayor. I think first and formost to be mayor, you need to have love for your hometown, if you have no love for it then what good are you going to do to improve it.Then you also need leadership skills, which Joe has. You also have to have the abilty to bring in jobs, create small business oportunites, and control the city budget. Now you ask me what Joe can do that Jim can't. I would say to you that I am not a Jim Brown basher,and I will not down grade a man that is trying his best to make this a better place for us all. I was just supporting Joe Fusco By saying that he is more than capable of running this city. And I also think that if it was possible for Joe and Jim to put aside their petty differences and work as a team. This city would be attracting people and small business rather that losing hard working citizens, and bringing in prison trash and welfare. Do me a favor and ride around this city for a few hours today and look at some of the homes. There is no pride to be a roman anymore. Yea we got Walmart, Staples, Lowes, and countless other big organizations. What happened to all our small businesses. Our leaders and not just in Rome have made it so hard to operate that they are all closing up. So I believe that having love for you city has everything to do with it. When you love something as much as Joe loves this city, you get respect and having love and respect for the people you lead, will only lead to good things. But hey what do I know you seem to have all the answers.
Your so full of crap that I have to laugh.. Jim Brown ran for mayor because he wanted to help this city and to prove it he left a job that paid about 100k more than the Mayor. He has cleaned up all departments without worrying who he would offend or who was related to whom. He has cleaned up this city and unlike what you see, most people agree that things look good and we are getting our moneys worth from City employees. Our tax base has remained reasonable unlike some areas. Joe Fusco is a nice guy but because he may love the city does not qualify him for Mayor. Does he have some magic plan that will bring more business to the area? Does he have any management experience or can he balance a budget. Not if I read his resume he doesn't. You have the right to back and support anyone you want thats whats great about this country but please don't vote for someone because they Love the city. I love this Toshiba but I don't sit home waiting for a phone call from Japan.
notice

East Syracuse, NY

#12 May 12, 2010
golden oldies wrote:
<quoted text>Your so full of crap that I have to laugh.. Jim Brown ran for mayor because he wanted to help this city and to prove it he left a job that paid about 100k more than the Mayor. He has cleaned up all departments without worrying who he would offend or who was related to whom. He has cleaned up this city and unlike what you see, most people agree that things look good and we are getting our moneys worth from City employees. Our tax base has remained reasonable unlike some areas. Joe Fusco is a nice guy but because he may love the city does not qualify him for Mayor. Does he have some magic plan that will bring more business to the area? Does he have any management experience or can he balance a budget. Not if I read his resume he doesn't. You have the right to back and support anyone you want thats whats great about this country but please don't vote for someone because they Love the city. I love this Toshiba but I don't sit home waiting for a phone call from Japan.
First, unless your Jim Brown how do you know what he was paid prior to office. Second how much is he and or his friends or relatives benefiting now or when he leaves office, I don't know. But I have never seen a politician leave office without substantial again.
notice

East Syracuse, NY

#13 May 12, 2010
frankcor wrote:
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City government can do little to stimulate economic activity. Rather, the best thing government can do is to provide an environment where small business can thrive by reducing taxes and regulatory overhead. Jobs will follow.
So Leo, I ask you: What will Joe Fusco do that Jim Brown hasn't done to reduce the size of Rome government's footprint in the ability of commerce and business to grow?
Love of the city or putting people's needs first are not qualifications for being mayor. It takes ability to make effective change to get the job done.
Your first sentence is one of your most ignorant statements to date. The rest are excuses and fluff.Rome is one of worst place in the united states to live (FACT) but you will reply as always with city administration spin casting blame on anyone who disagrees with you or your way of thinking. The fact is : That one person is in charge ,and we are in trouble. Believe it or not Rome is full of people better qualified than the current elected mayor. I can live without him in charge can you. I am life time Roman and will continue to be one. I am an Individual first not an obedient slave .
golden oldies

Utica, NY

#14 May 12, 2010
notice wrote:
<quoted text>Your first sentence is one of your most ignorant statements to date. The rest are excuses and fluff.Rome is one of worst place in the united states to live (FACT) but you will reply as always with city administration spin casting blame on anyone who disagrees with you or your way of thinking. The fact is : That one person is in charge ,and we are in trouble. Believe it or not Rome is full of people better qualified than the current elected mayor. I can live without him in charge can you. I am life time Roman and will continue to be one. I am an Individual first not an obedient slave .
Another person that thinks their smarter than they really are.
f-you

Fayetteville, NY

#15 May 12, 2010
golden oldies wrote:
<quoted text>Another person that thinks their smarter than they really are.
And proved they were wrong!!

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#16 May 12, 2010
[QUOTE who="Mike (really Leo)"]First of all, you act like I was saying that Jim Brown hasn't done a good job with this city, and if you thats what you got from my post then I know for sure that I wouldn't want you as my mayor.... Now you ask me what Joe can do that Jim can't. I would say to you that I am not a Jim Brown basher,and I will not down grade a man that is trying his best to make this a better place for us all. I was just supporting Joe Fusco By saying that he is more than capable of running this city.[/QUOTE]
Forgive my ineloquence if it appeared I thought you were bashing Jim Brown -- that was not my intent. I agree with you that Joe Fusco is capable of being mayor even though I don't think his qualifications don't measure up to those of Jim Brown.
[QUOTE who="Mike (really Leo)"]I also think that if it was possible for Joe and Jim to put aside their petty differences and work as a team. This city would be attracting people and small business rather that losing hard working citizens[/QUOTE]
That's a brilliant statement. It's unfortunate for the city that your vision is unlikely to come to fruition. Both men would have to put aside a lot of personal animosity for that to be the case.

While I do think that love for one's community is an admirable trait, it offers little evidence of a candidate's likelihood of being an effective mayor.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#17 May 12, 2010
12Joe Sal12, your attention to detail with the codes office is legendary. If you were mayor, how would you fix what you perceive are the policies and practices in that office?

And how would that do anything to improve the business climate in Rome?

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#18 May 12, 2010
notice wrote:
Your first sentence is one of your most ignorant statements to date.
The referenced statement was: "City government can do little to stimulate economic activity"

What is so ignorant about that? Can you point to any governement borrowing/spending that ever improved an economy or increased commercial activity? I'm ready to be convinced I am wrong if you can provide sufficient evidence.

Until then, I will stand behind my belief that the best thing government can do is get their filthy hands out of our pockets.
12Joe Sal12

Galeton, PA

#19 May 12, 2010
Frank,
I don't want to be mayor. I have been trying for years to get them out of my pocket. I have been saying for years they should stop spending and have suggested what to stop the spend on. How is the 75 by 175 feet vacant lots on Kolton and Overhill assessed at approx.$150 at full value when they are selling for over $20,000 per lot. Fair assessment means less speculation and more development increasing the total property value, lowering the per thousand rate for each property.
Less spending, fairer property values means lower tax rates making it easier for businesses to compete. Also, actually have competitive bidding for IT services, auditing, and others to lower cost.
The longer politicians stay in office, the more ways they find to spend to buy votes so they can stay in power.
Leo

West Chazy, NY

#20 May 12, 2010
frankcor wrote:
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Forgive my ineloquence if it appeared I thought you were bashing Jim Brown -- that was not my intent. I agree with you that Joe Fusco is capable of being mayor even though I don't think his qualifications don't measure up to those of Jim Brown.
<quoted text>
That's a brilliant statement. It's unfortunate for the city that your vision is unlikely to come to fruition. Both men would have to put aside a lot of personal animosity for that to be the case.
While I do think that love for one's community is an admirable trait, it offers little evidence of a candidate's likelihood of being an effective mayor.
Yeah but it sure would be nice for them to work as a team wouldn't it.

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