SARATOGA SPRINGS: In with the old, out with the new

"Isn't this a win-win?" Franck asked Keehn when the mayor pushed for an up-or-down vote. "Clearly, the votes aren't here, and why vote someone down when we obviously want him on the board?"

After Franck's motion to table was passed, Keehn said, "I think you are cowards for not wanting to vote."

This is not the first time Keehn has encountered trouble when making nominations to the city's boards. In March, Keehn caught flak for attempting to replace mayoral challenger Gordon Boyd and two other members of the City Center Authority whose terms were ending.

Appointments to the City Center Authority (CCA) and Downtown Special Assessment District (DSAD) require a majority vote of the City Council, and while one was reached for the appointment to the DSAD, McTygue asked that the vote on the CCA appointments be tabled then, as well.

McTygue pointed out that CCA member Bill Dake's position has been extended on a month-to-month basis for nearly a year.""

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