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Yepsen questions last-minute appointments

Predecessor filled 20 positions on last day in office

Saratoga Springs Mayor-elect Joanne Yepsen celebrates election results Tuesday night  at the Inn at Saratoga. (Nov. 5, 2013)
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Saratoga Springs Mayor-elect Joanne Yepsen celebrates election results Tuesday night at the Inn at Saratoga. (Nov. 5, 2013)
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Mayor Joanne Yepsen is questioning 20 political appointments made by her Republican predecessor during the last hours of his term, including several made to alternate positions on the city’s land-use boards that were left empty for more than a year. Yepsen said former Mayor Scott Johnson announced the appointments by memos issued to the commissioners at City Hall at 4:31 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, less than eight hours before she officially took over. Though ...

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