SARATOGA SPRINGS -With a Black Lives Matter protest scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, July 1, in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner Robin Dalton has moved a community meeting she planned on the issues to next Wednesday, July 8.
“It has come to our attention that in the last few days a Black Lives Matter peaceful protest has been scheduled for the same time as our planned community conversation” Dalton said in announcement on Tuesday. “Out of respect for people who want to participate in both events, we will be rescheduling our community conversation for the following Wednesday, July 8 at 5 p.m. Our hope is to have this conversation with as many people as possible such that every voice can be heard.”
At the July 8 meeting, Dalton and Police Chief Shane Crooks will discuss plans for the police department and the city in response to the murder of George Floyd and their policies and procedures, to be followed by a question and answer session. The meeting will be held online, via Zoom, at a link to be posted on the day of the meeting.
It is expected to be the first in a series of monthly discussions to be hosted by the police department and Department of Public Safety, Dalton said.