Public Forum to Reveal Highlights, Gather Input on Proposed Spa City Charter

On Wednesday, March 29, the Charter Review Commission will hold a public forum on its proposed new Charter for Saratoga Springs city government, and will welcome public comments on any or all elements of the proposed charter.

The Public Forum will be held in the Community Room of the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Wednesday, March 29, from 7:00-8:30 PM. A presentation will be followed by questions and answers. Refreshments will be served.

If the proposed Charter is approved by voters in November, the first election will be in 2019, and the elected officials will take office on January 1, 2020, when the new Charter goes into effect.  

“The March 29 Public Forum is a place for an open exchange of ideas and recommendations as we finalize our Charter,” said Barb Thomas, Commission member. “Citizens have the most important voice in how their government can make Saratoga even better.”

The Charter outlines the structure and rules governing city government. The Commission previously voted to recommend a City Manager-Council form of government to replace the current “Commission” form, that has been in place for over 100 years. The charter referendum will be on the Saratoga Springs ballot in the November general election.

More information: www.saratogacharter.com

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Patrick Kane 518-857-6129

Beth Wurtmann 518-321-4607

Minita Sanghvi  336-210-3258