Next city comptroller

Posted in the Utica Forum

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
roefaro was pathetic

Syracuse, NY

#1 Feb 5, 2013

Who will be the next city comptroller?
Posted 1 hour(s) ago
Wanted: A responsible and qualified individual to handle the finances for a fiscally distressed city and willing to stand up to a wide range of political interests. Government experience preferred. Mark Joseph Jr. says,"that it has to be someone who is honest and that can tell the truth."

Well, that disqualifies everyone in Utica and what does that say about Mike Cerminaro.
to tell the truth

Syracuse, NY

#2 Feb 5, 2013
City GOP committee Chairman Joseph Hobika Jr. said he has not heard from any candidates but wants to push make sure the city gets the best possible people to run.

“We need someone to tell the truth,” he said.“My goal and my issue are to invoke a public debate and public vetting of the candidates.”

The Independence Party will try to put together its own slate of candidates. If it can’t, it would consider endorsing someone in another party, Julian said.

“What needs to happen is we have to have someone who is familiar with contracts and knows how to extrapolate information and figure out what it will costs us over time,” he said.
haha

Utica, NY

#3 Feb 5, 2013
Morhouse will only run if Vescera runs? There goes his credibility and career. A total whack job.

Vescera? Dude is half a tard and could get ten votes.

Marino? Good future, wrong race. He's been there for like 5 minutes and didn't have a clue where City Hall even was until he decided to run last year. Have some patience.

Fiorello? The most qualified of the bunch and a nice guy. But, in Utica, that means he's totally unelectable. Not to mention that he's been in the Comptroller's office or Budget Director since the early 90's. That opens him up for MANY attacks about why he couldn't do anything to stop the mess we're in. And if he tried, then he clearly didn't try hard enough considering he still has his politically appointed job. Finally, if he only runs if Palmieri allows him to, that quote will kill him. Who will you work for, Palmieri or the people?

Short of a free ride, which is totally what Meola is trying to do considering his blatant lie about Morehouse being the only one to approach him, this is a failed bunch.

But hey, Meola can feel like a king maker and keep thinking he's cool. The city? Meh, who cares.

Any questions?
Question 1

Syracuse, NY

#4 Feb 5, 2013
Who would you suggest for City Comptroller?
duke

Utica, NY

#5 Feb 5, 2013
Tom Keeler.
guts

Watertown, NY

#6 Feb 5, 2013
Need someone who has guts and is willing to work and inform everyone about what is really going on. If the fire department will support them we don't want them.
haha

Utica, NY

#7 Feb 5, 2013
Tom Keeler wouldn't be bad, but he's a Republican and Hobika is in Meola's back pocket. As Meola says, "I'm working with him to make sure Fiorello has no opposition." So, Tom wouldn't get the support of his own party.

It's an off-cycle year with very little turnout. If you want to beat the usual suspects, it will need to be done in a primary. And it needs to be someone that has proven they can beat them with their own base. Zecca has done it and could again but I'm not sure he's up to it.
peter

Utica, NY

#8 Feb 6, 2013
Hobika is a crook, period. Morehouse is a degenerate gambler. Great people in office.
stop

New Hartford, NY

#9 Feb 6, 2013
As long as it isn't Larry Tanoury, we'll be fine. He's the LAST thing this city needs!
old timer

Utica, NY

#10 Feb 6, 2013
Has anyone thought of electing a business WOMAN?

All the names mentioned so far have political connections which is the main reason why Utica is in such a bad shape.

Women, as a rule, have experience in handling their own household budgets and are not influenced by "con men" (other politicians). Handling a City Budget, along with a business background, would be a piece of cake for the right woman.

Think about it..........
there is a god

Syracuse, NY

#11 Feb 6, 2013
Just like when Roefaro quit and I found out there was a God because the loser and worse Mayor ever couldn't torment taxpayers anymore even though he put into place public safety contracts until 2015 that were stuck paying and have to live with. Mike Cerminaro is finally gone, thank God. Even though Mark Joseph Jr. says that you need a comptroller who tells the truth, does that mean corruption is no longer a qualification?
Truth

Utica, NY

#12 Feb 6, 2013
The next comptroller needs to be the anti-Ceminaro. Last year when there was not enough money for the city to pay the bills, WKTV did an interview right after the owner of the Bank of Utica offered a short term, low interest loan. Ceminaro was as giddy as a school girl. I remember wondering if he had eaten a lot of paint chips as a kid. If you look up clueless in the dictionary his picture is included in the definition.
Whoever becomes the next comptroller needs to be educated in finance, non-political and honest. Good luck with that.
I think the surest way to have a control board step in is to elect someone who is either inept or dishonest. Utica is in the situation it is for those reasons. Utica is on the watch list and any shenanigans wil put it over the top. If that happens hold on to your seats because it will be an extremely bumpy ride for a lot of people.
bob

Hadley, MA

#13 Feb 6, 2013
Tom Nelson
city

New Hartford, NY

#14 Feb 6, 2013
Rich Tomaino
Berk Hathaway

Utica, NY

#15 Feb 6, 2013
Finding a new comptroller for the city of Utica is like looking for a new captain of the Titanic after the glacier tore a hole in the hull.
Where in 'the hull' are you going to find someone willing to take on that responsibility?
Concerned Taxpayer

AOL

#16 Feb 6, 2013
I am for Vescera.
Senior

AOL

#17 Feb 6, 2013
Father LaFache
God

Syracuse, NY

#18 Feb 6, 2013
Jesus Christ
teddy

Hadley, MA

#19 Feb 6, 2013
Dellerba or demme, pick your poison
help

West Hartford, CT

#20 Feb 6, 2013
When the US government debt was downgraded, we had cerminaro on the radio saying how well tye city was in good financial shape. Shortly after, he turns into borrowinaro. Michael took us all for a bunch of fools. He was soliciting applications for director of economic development a week before the election. This man is looney.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Utica Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
The Heart walk and run 5 min Another Uticun 3
Stanley: What is it Jerry Krauss??????? 13 min Peaked In The Eig... 8
Utica Sign Okay but Wrong Place 19 min Just stop 2
Pay 2 Park Downtown 51 min Zak 4
How Much Does H & R Block charge To Do Your Taxes (Jan '09) 1 hr Ex-Democrat for M... 545
Teachers, Students Call For Governor Cuomo To F... 1 hr solution 275
Jill Reale (Jan '13) 2 hr the real reale deal 30
Teachers are scared! 4 hr Sandy Dawes 28
Old School Bar and Grill Set to Open in East Utica 7 hr Uticas A Mess 5
West Utica in the 70s-who/what do you remember (Dec '09) Thu observer 897
Utica Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Utica People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 5:21 am PST

Bleacher Report 5:21AM
Report: Cruz Tells Odell to Watch His Words
Bleacher Report 5:46 AM
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook for Buffalo Bills Stars
NFL 5:58 AM
Antrel Rolle has not talked to Giants about new deal
Yahoo! Sports10:50 AM
Jets re-sign LB Harris for $21M, 3 years
Bleacher Report11:06 AM
After Marshall Trade, Bears Must Make Decision on Cutler
Bleacher Report11:42 AM
Marshall Trade Raises Expectations for Jets
NFL12:23 PM
New York Jets expected to release Percy Harvin
Yahoo! Sports 7:06 PM
Left out after Bills' deal for LeSean McCoy, could C.J. Spiller be free agency's top steal among RBs?
Bleacher Report 7:38 PM
NY Giants Twitter Mailbag: Free-Agency Preview Edition
Yahoo! Sports 8:05 PM
Ex-Colts FS Landry suspended 10 games