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Peekskill Common Council Accepts Rick Finn's Resignation

Here is a statement issued by the Peekskill Common Council announcing the resignation of City Manager Rick Finn.

Update, Dec. 5: Read the updated information about this announcement here.

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Posted Dec. 3:

"After much deliberation, Mr. Finn has offered, and the common council has accepted, his resignation, effective December 31, 2011. The common council thanks Mr. Finn for his two plus years of dedicated service to our city and wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

-Mayor Mary F. Foster
Deputy Mayor Bennett
Councilmembers Claxton, McGowan, Riley, Schuder, Torres

Ian December 05, 2011 at 01:37 PM
That's not a good beginning. Breaking unions and cutting salaries and pensions means hurting people. That's not good governance, especially when these people are our public servants. Using a state of emergency to do that is degrading the term “state of emergency”. We have financial issues, to be sure, but not an emergency. Also, privatizing the Paramount or any public space means you're changing its function. The Paramount goes from being a public good to a private entity. While the management of the Paramount might use some improvement, privatizing it won't assure that it will get any better. Privatizing public agencies isn't a cure-all. We've seen that with schools.
Patty Villanova December 05, 2011 at 02:06 PM
I guess one should only be allowed to speak or comment publicly about the place where one lives... according to Joe.
Hypotenuse Jackson December 05, 2011 at 02:30 PM
What are they gonna say about Rick Finn? What are they gonna say? That he was a kind man? That he was a wise man? That he had plans, man? That he had wisdom?
Joseph Agosta December 05, 2011 at 04:40 PM
Now I did not say a word to you and you have to start! I will continue to keep quiet to honor Liz's wishes.
Patty Villanova December 06, 2011 at 03:40 AM
It's really too bad that more online newspapers don't require commentators to use their real names when they post. It is understandable that some people might fear repercussions from on high for doing so , but sadly there are a number of low-life "stalkers" out there who use these forums as their personal trolling grounds to get their jollies. I sincerely hope that the editor or moderator will put a stop to the irrelevant, vicious personal attacks that we're starting to see on Patch. They don't add anything to public discourse and discourage readers from sharing their opinions.

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