The Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee’s platform statement has been updated for 2019. Our new platform is available here. The SSDC’s 2019 platform includes five overall policy goals: Protect democracy in local government Safeguard our “City in the Country,” protecting open space and
New York’s new voting procedures (see previous post) will move up the 2019 primary date to June 25. This accelerates the SSDC’s endorsement process. Chair Courtney DeLeonardis has put out a call for those interested in running in this year’s municipal elections with the Democratic Party
As its first order of business, the new, Democratic-controlled NYS Legislature passed and sent to the Governor a sweeping package of changes designed to make it easier for eligible voters to cast ballots. For years, the former GOP majority in the Senate blocked these bills. The changes include:
For the seventh straight year, the 2019 City Budget will include virtually no increase to people’s property taxes – less than one-half of one percent. The City Council adopted the budget developed by finance Commissioner Michele Madigan at a special Council meeting Nov. 28.