The city is looking at securing a public-private partnership with the locally based RISE Housing and Support Services to provide a year-round, low-barrier, 24/7 interim homeless shelter at 4 Adelphi St. by June 1.
In the May 16 election, residents of the Saratoga Springs City School District approved the proposed $142,718,530 school budget for 2023-2024 by a vote of 4213 to 1204. In addition, the bus bond proposition was approved by a vote of 3971 to 1009. Three candidates were elected to the Board of Education.
In a press release, Sanghvi noted the state of city finances is very good, with the city operating on a $5,367,000 surplus in its General Fund and an estimated excess fund balance of $2,728,180.
Saratoga Arts was awarded a grant award totaling $766,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to help support the Center’s $2 million revitalization project, as announced in a press conference on May 9.
In an effort to acknowledge a history of systemic racism, Mayor Ron Kim introduced a resolution in the May 2 meeting that would apologize for past injustices and form a Restorative Justice Panel to begin a community-wide dialogue on racism in the city.