Cohoes council exerts its authority as mayor faces probes


Cohoes council exerts its authority as mayor faces probes

COHOES – Common Council and city Democratic leaders said many residents’ worries about the state and federal investigations of Mayor Shawn Morse and concerns about how economic development in is proceeding led to the overhaul of the city Industrial Development Agency.

A “strained relationship” between the council and mayor is the phrase that’s repeated describing how the cooperation between the Democratic legislators and chief executive has broken down.

“They’re not part of the administration. They’re the voice of the people,” said City Democratic Chairman Gil Ethier, who was recently re-elected to a 10th term as the party leader and is deputy majority leader of the Albany County Legislature.

Source: Times Unition
Cohoes council exerts its authority as mayor faces probes

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