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The below blog posts are written by John Kaufmann.
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Friday, 03 June 2022 09:33

Don’t You Dare Park In Commissioner Montagnino’s Parking Space!

By John Kaufmann | Saratoga Springs Politics

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A New Addition: This Is Not A Joke (But It Should Be)

In order to snuff a crime spree of people parking in elected city officials’ parking spaces, Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner James Montagnino has taken decisive action…regarding his parking space. The picture above is not photo-shopped.

Also, apparently, the current City Council has added a new perk for their deputies. They too now have special reserved parking spaces.

This is progress.

An Understaffed Police Department Faces A Difficult Summer

The latest video from Talking Saratoga discusses the problems faced by the Saratoga Springs Police Department growing out of the problematic management of Commissioner Montagnino. The new patrolman promised by Commissioner Montagnino due to his elimination of one of the three police lieutenants has apparently not happened and the police force now has twenty vacancies as the department continues to lose sworn staff.

Here is the link: https://fb.watch/doKBStNeIf/

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