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Sessions cover charter debate

An information meeting at Saratoga Springs High School scheduled by the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County for Tuesday, Oct. 10, was called off when a format could not be agreed upon by the charter commission, SUCCESS and Move Saratoga Forward, a pro-charter-change group.

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce board of directors came out against the charter change last week. It cited the lack of time spent on studying and drafting the sweeping revisions to the charter.

The commission's aggressive timeline had some residents up in arms when they announced in August the proposal would be submitted to the Council in September and appear on Novem-ber's ballot. Many questioned the feasibility of changing the city's form of government in only a couple of months, but Charter Commission Chairwoman Beth Hershenhart took pains to make it clear that the commission only proposes to amend portions of the charter, not repeal it wholly.""

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