We have read about, and listened to the voice mail left for Public Safety Commissioner Skip Scirocco by Patrick Kane, a member of the Charter Review Commission. This message was disturbing on many levels.
All of us have chosen to live in the Saratoga Springs area because of the many wonderful things this community offers. Saratoga Springs is in strong financial shape and the envy of its peers across New York State and beyond. Our quality of life did not happen by accident. It is the result of hard work and commitment by many of our residents, especially people like Commissioner Scirocco and other members of our City Council.
All our elected officials, whether you agree with them or not, spend countless hours in an attempt to make Saratoga Springs a better place to work, live and raise our families. They deserve to be treated with respect and consideration.
Leaving a message like Mr. Kane did is a prime example of what’s wrong with our government and country today. Name calling, bullying and degrading another person is what we are trying to teach our children not to do. This kind of mean, personal attack is not okay in the schoolyard, at City Hall or in Washington, D.C.
Please keep civility, politeness and respect for another person’s opinion in mind as we discuss how to make Saratoga Springs a better place for all our residents.
Tom and Kristie Roohan