The podcasters recall the different thoughts and improvements they left out of the revision or just simply didn’t understand what they were doing.
This Commission should know the rules especially since the City Attorney is the Chairman of this Inside Commission and 3 of the current Commissioners Franck, Madigan & Scirocco accused last years Charter Commission of the very same thing. According to the State Attorney General’s office it is illegal to spend taxpayer monies for a Commission […]
The last Charter that was past by the citizens of Saratoga Springs was in 2001 under then Mayor Klotz. That Commission felt the Mayor’s position was that of a ribbon cutter and face of the City. The Commission added specific jobs that the Mayor’s duties strengthened that position. This year’s Commission is eliminating those duties […]
The most important departments have oversight by a certain Commissioner who oversees the department related to that specific Commissioner. The revised Charter makes these departments under the control of every Commissioner, who’s the boss?
This informational piece are the comments of past Mayors who see the faults in this new revision.
The Commission appointed by Mayor Kelly are all paid employees of City Hall. All Commissioners, their Deputies and the City Attorney as Chairman. Never before in New York State history has there no, City, Town or village that didn’t have a citizen sitting on the Commission. NO TRANSPARENCY
The fiscal outlook on this revision. No transparency, bad for citizens of Saratoga Springs.
The Charter revision that will be on the ballot Tuesday November 6th will mean that Commissioners and 2 Junior Council people with no input on running any department will receive benefits for life. This is not the way citizens of Saratoga Springs want their tax money spent.