Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has renewed her call for state lawmakers to make Capital City Funding permanent.

"We are sitting here in a place that used to be home to nearly 10,000 people. This was a neighborhood, churches, businesses, schools, all taken by eminent domain, torn down, accelerating the plight for the city of Albany as people were displaced," Sheehan said Tuesday.

The mayor testified alongside other mayors in a joint legislative hearing on local government and the state budget.

She says 64% of Albany's property is not taxable and most of that property is owned by the state.

Money to help the city has been part of the state budget in years past, but Sheehan doesn't want to depend on year-to-year approval, and she wants to tie increases in that funding to the state's tax.