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The below blog posts are written by John Kaufmann.
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Thursday, 09 February 2023 09:17

What Time Is The Re-Scheduled City Council Meeting? Who Knows? How Much of the Public Will Even Know There Is A Meeting?

By John Kaufmann | Saratoga Springs Politics
What Time Is The Re-Scheduled City Council Meeting? Who Knows? How Much of the Public Will Even Know There Is A Meeting?
The Saratoga Springs City Council attempted to meet on Tuesday, February 7,2023.
Members of the Black Lives Matter organization disrupted the meeting during the public comment period. They refused to relinquish the microphone. Mayor Kim had to endure what his predecessor Meg Kelly had been subject to. It was impossible to transact the city's business as the BLM shouting made any semblance of order impossible. Kim adjourned the meeting three times in an attempt to bring order without success.
In the end, he told the BLM people that he would schedule a special meeting to hear their grievances.
He also announced that he would schedule a special meeting to try to act on the city business that their disruption had blocked.
In an all too familiar mess up, the city's website indicates that there will be a City Council meeting tomorrow (February 9, 2024), but it fails to include what time the meeting will be held. When you click on the icon for the agenda to find out what time the meetings will be convened, you get the exact same agenda that was posted for the February 7 meeting, including the original date, which of course, is the wrong date.
Given the short notice, most of the public will have no idea that the City Council will be meeting on the 9th anyway.
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