Thursday, 13 January 2022 14:46

The Lack of a City Attorney

Newly elected Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner Minita Sanghvi says she wants to implement all 50 recommendations of the Saratoga Springs Police Reform Task Force. Sadly, Ms. Sanghvi doesn’t seem to realize that some of those proposals cannot be legally implemented by the city since they conflict with state law.

For instance, the Task Force called for the diversion of “seized assets” to “Community Based Restorative Groups …or community service organizations.” Unfortunately, this is not legal according to state law.

Ms. Sanghvi would do well to do some homework before she makes embarrassing statements to the press. Our city used to have a fabulous City Attorney, who would have been extremely beneficial in guiding Ms. Sanghvi, however our new Mayor fired him.

- Tracey L. LaBelle, Saratoga Springs

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