Imagine the good fortune that may reveal itself for Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone. Two people have already been considered to fill a large set of boots, but they have been cast aside. Phil Amicone is understood to be in line to head The Business Council of New York State, Inc., based in Albany, New York. Imagine, Phil Amicone is on the short list. The Business Council of New York State is a statewide association of over 2,500 member businesses whose work is to create economic growth, jobs, etc. The perks for heading the bcnys.org includes a car, a driver, and approximately $250,000 per annum. And on top of that, Phil Amicone can be closer to his son who presently resides in Albany.
The sources are credible. Even so, I cannot fathom Phil Amicone worthy of consideration for such placement. To second guess Governor Andrew Cuomo prior to his making a final decision on this matter would be foolhardy. There will need to be some rationale for an Amicone appointment to The Business Council of New York State thatpresently escapes me. Do you know what it could be?
Were it to come about, perhaps Mr Amicone will consider paying off the $393,338.00 First Amendment lawsuit he lost in federal court using a layaway plan rather than proceed in asking the Yonkers City Council to indemnify his personal responsibility in settling the outstanding debt.
What would be the upside for the Empire State, or all New Yorkers? Anyone? Everyone? I thought so, none!