Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office released a new set of public schedules on June and July on his Citizen Connects website this afternoon.

Among the highlights:

Cuomo appears to have been deeply involved in the Peace Bridge negotiations in June. Cuomo met twice with U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson and held three conference calls with him. The schedules show at least five different Peace Bridge meetings, including one for the news conference that announced a resolution for the issue.

On June 12, Cuomo met privately with Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, Division of Budget Director Bob Megna and Larry Schwartz. The Long Island Democrat, a passionate advocate for the developmentally disabled, at the time was pushing for a restoration of cuts to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. In the end, legislators and the governor were able to restore some of that funding.

On July 10, Cuomo met in his Manhattan office with former Sen. Al D’Amato, who now runs a lobbying shop with offices in Albany.

Overall, Cuomo spent little time in Albany in July after the end of the legislative session.

The records show Cuomo spent as few as six days in Albany and held only a handful of public events here, including the creation of the Moreland Commission on Public Integrity and the announcement for his NY Rising initiative.

Instead, Cuomo spent much of his time on the road upstate and on Long Island and did not hold a public event in New York City as the political world was focused on the candidacy of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer for city comptroller.

Cuomo also held three fundraising events in one day for his 2014 re-election effort. Cuomo appeared at events in Baldinsville, Syracuse and East Hampton. To get to the events, his scheduled says he took “private aircraft.”

And an addendum to his schedule: At least two meetings in June show Cuomo met privately with Sen. Mark Grisanti and later top policy aides alongside Democratic Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

It’s eyebrow-raising only because Grisanti is a Republican, but also a key legislative ally for Cuomo.

But a source familiar with the meetings believes Grisanti’s name was entered incorrectly and it was actually Queens Democratic Sen. Mike Gianaris.

July 2013 by Nick Reisman