At her campaign kickoff event on June 22, the Row A candidate for Commissioner of Public Works announced that her primary goals are scheduled services (more exact windows of dates for hydrant flushing, leaf pickup, etc), a technology-based communications solution between DPW and residents and unified sidewalk ordinance/code reform. “There needs to be an attitude of customer service,” she said according to the Foothill Business Daily.
Minita Sanghvi is a tenured business professor at Skidmore College and has made Saratoga Springs home for her and her family since 2014. She currently sits on the Saratoga Springs Public Library board of trustees as its finance officer. She served on the city’s Charter Review Commission and is a founding member of the Saratoga Springs Human Rights Task Force. “This past year has shown how fragile our city’s economy is,” she said in making her announcement as reported in the Saratogian. “We need to implement bold, new ideas to bolster the local economy, safeguard the city’s resources and bring more voices to the table. My goals are clear—build the city’s finances back better, bolster small business and create an inclusive Saratoga.” Sanghvi is running on the Democratic Row A as well as the ResilentSaratoga line.
With more than 25 years of business experience managing money, people and projects, the lifelong Saratoga Springs resident has been endorsed by current Commissioner of Accounts John Franck, who is not running again this year, according to the Saratogian. “I’ve known Dillon for over four years. He’s the right choice for Commissioner of Accounts,” said John Franck, who is not running for re-election. “I feel strongly that we need someone in that office who understands the job. His experience in business, risk assessment, management and mitigation is what we need now.”
This year’s local election for Saratoga Springs City Council and County Supervisor will be November 2, 2021.The ballot will have a full slate of Democratic candidates on Row A at the top of your ballot. Candidates are Tara N. Gaston and Shaun Wiggins for County Supervisor; Ron Kim for Mayor; Dillon Moran for Commissioner of Accounts; Dominique Yermolayev for Commissioner of Public Works; Minita Sanghvi for Commissioner of Finance; Jim Montagnino for Commissioner of Public Safety.
Waiting for an excuse to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that fully vaccinated fans will be allowed to attend the 2021 summer meet in reserved sections, including the backyard picnic area, with no social distancing required. Non-vaccinated attendees will be limited to a small number of hospitality and seating areas where they are required to observe social distancing guidelines and to wear a face covering at all times during their day at Saratoga Race Course.