“As we emerge out of a two-year pandemic, a deep recession and local challenges around race relations and civil rights, Saratoga Springs has emerged a stronger, more resilient and benevolent community and its future is bright as long as we continue to build our community through honest dialogue, hard work and true reform.” Those words highlighted the first State of the City address by Mayor Ron Kim, delivered in the Music Hall at City Hall on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Mayor Kim was introduced by Rep. Paul Tonko, who himself was introduced by Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner.
“Today, the citizens of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform how we live by repairing longneglected city infrastructure and improving conditions in our neighborhoods,” stated Mayor Ron Kim in introducing his Infrastucture Task Force this week.
On Thursday, March 3, Saratogians rallied in front of City Hall to show their support for the people of Ukraine as they defend themselves against the brutal and unprovoked invasion by Russia. Supervisor Tara Gaston, Mayor Ron Kim and Public Safety Commissioner Jim Montagnino were among the elected officials who spoke.
Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Public Safety James Montagnino recently released a draft report on the circumstances surrounding the 2014 death of Darryl Mount Jr. following a police chase in 2013. The draft comes less than two weeks after Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen advised Mayor Ron Kim she was declining to send the case to a grand jury. Extensive quotes from the report can be found
This week our neighbor Hal Rose became the lead donor in our winter fundraising campaign, with a grant of $1000. He said, “I'm serious about standing by the Saratoga Springs Democratic party on the local level. Right here right now." Will you help us achieve our goal of matching Hal’s generous gift to support upcoming election expenses? Any amount appreciated! You can donate via this PayPal link. Thank you!