Kathleen Joy http://wrvo.org en Syracuse Common Council proposes fines for unshoveled sidewalks http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-common-council-proposes-fines-unshoveled-sidewalks <p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:13:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50968 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Common Council proposes fines for unshoveled sidewalks Council supports decrease in use of Syracuse hiring practice http://wrvo.org/post/council-supports-decrease-use-syracuse-hiring-practice <p>A few days after a state audit criticized a long-used Syracuse hiring practice to get around civil service laws, the Common Council probed the issue, but councilors came down more on the side of the mayor's office than the auditors. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:08:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 27929 at http://wrvo.org Council supports decrease in use of Syracuse hiring practice Common councilors try to better understand Syracuse's fiscal problems http://wrvo.org/post/common-councilors-try-better-understand-syracuses-fiscal-problems <p>Syracuse common councilors are trying to get a clearer snapshot of the city's fiscal problems. Lawmakers have been holding a series of meetings to try to figure out how the council can take a more proactive approach to dealing with an impending budget implosion.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:25:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26565 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Common Councilors vote unanimously to ban hydrofracking on city property http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-common-councilors-vote-unanimously-ban-hydrofracking-city-property <p>Lawmakers in the city of Syracuse Monday unanimously voted to ban hydrofracking on city property. &nbsp; Julia Walsh, from the statewide network Frack Action says this move sends a message to Albany.</p><p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:26:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 8308 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse lawmakers expected to pass city hydrofracking ban http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-lawmakers-expected-pass-city-hydrofracking-ban <p>The City of Syracuse is expected to say no to&nbsp;hydrofracking&nbsp;Monday. &nbsp;The Common Council is expected to approve a ban on the controversial gas drilling method.</p><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:57:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 8249 at http://wrvo.org