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Monday, 20 June 2022 10:14

SLA On Montagnino’s MOU With Gaffney’s: “It’s Not Worth The Paper It’s Written On”

By John Kaufmann | Saratoga Springs Politics

At the State Liquor Authority’s (SLA) hearing with Gaffney’s, the bar offered up a memo of understanding (MOU) they had with the city. I presume it was written by Public Safety Commissioner James Montagnino. I write “presumed” because it was never presented to the City Council for action, so the entire process was totally opaque. Given Commissioner Montagnino’s history, it is both likely he wrote it and unlikely he had the city attorney review it.

The chairperson of the SLA dismissed the document. He characterized it as “not worth the paper it was written on.”


If Commissioner Montagnino wants to write a post for this blog explaining what this MOU was all about, I would be happy to publish it.

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