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Voters to decide Saratoga Springs' form of government in November

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Voters will decide in November whether the city should change from its current commission form of government to a city council-city manager format. The City Council voted 4-1 this week to approve the wording of the proposed charter change that will be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. “We think the city is ready for this. We are excited,” said Patrick Kane, president of Saratoga Citizen, a non-partisan, grass-roots organization that has spent the ...


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Sparkys_Dad
September 20, 2012
11:42 a.m.

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Maybe, leave well enough alone?

This sounds like an obvious a power grab by the corporate elite. The powers-that-be need to change the charter so the assessment-fixers and their buddies don't go to jail.

some say the new 'gated communities' for the hoi polloi, also known as Bone-ah-chio & Ruin's condos in downtown Saratoga are way under valued. The rich need to pay their fair share but if Saratoga votes for the change in government-- kiss it all goodbye.

When the rich get tax breaks a la John Franck & Co., the rest of the rabble are stuck to pay the difference. I hear the local school taxes are going through the roof.

http://saratogaindecline.blogspot.com/

...for the rest of the story.

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