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Vote on Saratoga Springs charter change nears

2 citizen groups battle it out

Vote "yes" charter signs and Vote 'No' Charter signs line Ballston Avenue in Saratoga Springs near Saratoga Spa Park Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Vote "yes" charter signs and Vote 'No' Charter signs line Ballston Avenue in Saratoga Springs near Saratoga Spa Park Thursday.
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For three years the grass-roots organization, Saratoga Citizen, has attempted to get a government change proposition on the city’s election ballot. This year, after some court battles, they succeeded. City voters will be asked on Nov. 6 if they want to change city government from the current commission form, which dates back to 1915, to a city manager-city council form of government. “It’s a modernization, stepping from the typewriter to the laptop computer,” said Pat ...

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