Friday, 03 March 2017 15:23

Leave Government As Is

By M. Thomas Porter | Letters to the Editor
The citizens of Saratoga Springs, in two elections, have expressed their displeasure for a major change in our present form of government. The commission form has been with us many years, as we all know. It has been governing us while Saratoga Springs has become the address everyone wishes. A short drive around our beautiful city will attest to that. The mandate, as I understand, has been to review our present form of government. Somehow it rapidly becomes, Let’s start over. My hope for future charter committees would be to understand that a major change is not what the citizens want. In the past I have heard at least two mayors speak about things they’d consider beneficial changes. Neither proposed changing the form we have now. Their proposals were things I’d call tweaks. I’m willing to wait for a future committee that has heard the people of Saratoga Springs; a committee that preserves our proven form of government with some updates. Thank you. M. Thomas Porter Saratoga Springs
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