Kenneth C. Crowe II reports for the Albany Times Union
that Troy's Mayor Patrick Madden vetoed a resolution July 12 that would have made the Rensselaer County town a "sanctuary city." Democrats on the City Council passed the the Families and Communities Together Act July 11 by a four-to-three vote that would have limited the use of city resources in cooperation with federal immigration agents in certain enforcement areas. “I appreciate the efforts of the Resolution’s sponsors. Numerous discussions with me and my staff, including the Police Chiefs and the Corporation Counsel, brought us to a closer understanding and aided the City in clarifying its current practices. Nonetheless differences remained in the phrasing of the Resolution that I cannot ascribe my name to in my capacity as Mayor,” Madden said in a statement after the veto. The Democrats on the council, without enough members to override the veto, said they will end their efforts here. “We move on with the other great things we have going on with the city.” Councilperson David Bissember said. Read more about this story in the Albany Times Union.