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Monday, August 2

Saratoga Citizen: "The numbers speak for themselves"

Saratoga Citizen organizer Pat Kane dropped in today to give me a heads up on his upcoming comments to the City Council (check Tuesday's edition), and show me a breakdown of the 2,014 residents who have signed the group's petition to put a charter change referendum on November's ballot.

Saratoga Citizen Stats

The *'d numbers show signatures they could not match up to the county voter database on a second pass, mostly due to illegible handwriting, Kane said.

"The numbers speak for themselves," Kane said, noting that he would like to collaborate with the council, but that no one has returned his phone calls.

See you at the council meeting, it should be another good one.

Do these statistics change your position on the charter change proposal?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

not at all. I have wanted change all along and it looks like a lot of other people do to.

August 2, 2010 at 11:39 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many people actually knew what they were signing? Answer: NONE.Why Doesn't this newspaper talk to some residents who are satisfied with this system or will your yellow press ways continue...only reporting one side of an issue.

August 3, 2010 at 3:17 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When this gets defeated again what form will pat caine come up with next?Cornning ny wasn't afraid of change! They changed to the city manager form and went Bankrupt...they must of had the wrong mix of people, that would never happen here right...this mr caine has in four years successfully divided this city of course out this will come a united city......did anyone else see that flock of pigs fly over the city today......Nooo was I the only one

August 3, 2010 at 5:59 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting support from people in a democracy to put something up for a vote should be pretty easy, so those numbers don't impress me. I still don't see how this can not cost the city extra money...

August 5, 2010 at 9:44 AM 

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