Mayor Gary McCarthy is the Chairman and a voting member of the Schenectady Urban Renewal Agency. Other voting members are the seated City Council members. SURA is staffed by employees of the City of Schenectady.
SURA was created pursuant to New York General Municipal Law Article 15B, in order to accomplish the purposes specified in Articles 15 and 15A of the NY General Municipal law (principally urban redevelopment and economic development).
The Agency is established with the mission of promoting the expeditious undertaking, financing and completion of Municipal Urban Renewal Programs, pursuant to Article 15B of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.