Charter Review Commission

The Saratoga Springs 2018 Charter Review Commission (file photo)
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A commission in charge of drafting a new governing document for the City of Saratoga Springs has finished its work. Voters will decide on a new city charter in November.

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The City of Saratoga Springs has moved a public forum on proposed changes to its governing document after a Friday night fire damaged a portion of the building.

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A new charter review commission is gathering input on the Saratoga Springs City Charter. The group formed earlier this year is comprised of city administrators and is seeking ways to improve the current system of government. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has an update.

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Months after a close vote in November, the former chairman of the Saratoga Springs charter review commission is continuing his push to make public the electronic ballot images from the contest to change the Spa City’s system of government. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard says a recent court decision could change things.

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Though she supported a change to the city’s system of government on the campaign trail last year, Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly has announced the formation of a new commission to examine the Spa City’s charter. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports any changes would not alter the city’s unique governing structure.

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A petition to re-count ballots in Saratoga Springs’ close charter change vote in November has been denied by a judge. But petitioners are not giving up.

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Supporters of changing Saratoga Springs’ system of government are preparing for a narrow defeat after the counting of absentee ballots.

Supporters and opponents of a plan to change the governing structure of Saratoga Springs debated Thursday night, less than two weeks before voters weigh in.

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The Saratoga Springs Charter Review Commission is now sending information to homes in the Spa City about the proposed city charter on the ballot Election Day. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard was at the Commission’s meeting Thursday night when the documents were approved.