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Mayor unveils plan to save on legal services.

During the Jan. 18 City Council meeting, Saratoga Springs Mayor Ron Kim unveiled a reorganization plan for legal services that he said will save the city up to $70,000 a year without compromising the quality of its services, as reported in the Daily Gazette. The city’s prior administration ran the city with a full-time city attorney and a part-time assistant attorney and spent a combined $264,000 last year on in-house and outside counsel. The city attorney and assistant attorney made a combined $178,000 last year, and the city spent $86,000 on outside counsel. Kim said his appointee would work an average of 30 hours per week, and be paid an annual salary ranging from $95,000 to $100,000, which he said would put the Spa City in line with other similarly-sized communities.