By Ann Casey Bullock, Member of the Saratoga Springs Charter Review Commission, July 30, 2017

Ask yourself: do you work for five different (equal) bosses? Our City employees do–and our citizens need to know how to navigate between five co-equal departments in order to get anything accomplished at City Hall. Saratoga Springs should adopt the Council-Manager form of government, widely used across the country, to create a Council, responsive to citizens’ needs and separate from the administrative offices. The administration of the City, headed by a professional manager, is answerable to the Council and citizens: it is not a disconnected bureaucracy. Ask me or any of the Charter Review Commissioners about the proposed new Charter; read the proposed Charter on our website (; please vote YES in November!