Saturday, April 21, 2012
Commissioner of Public Morals Christian Mathiesen kicks Saratoga downtown in the teeth AGAIN.
Saratoga is blessed for many reasons one being two local reporters, Denis Yusko of the Times Union has been doing a bang up job covering many different local issues but today I write about Lucian McCARTY of the Saratogian.
In a recent blog post HERE on his city desk blog he spotlight a sound off left by a gentleman in Chicago. That goes
"I was out in Chicago on business the other day and I was having lunch with a client. They live in Chicago and normally they come to the track in August with their family and this fella said 'You know I've heard of all of the violence in the streets and all of the movement down there to try to clean up the streets and how horrible it is.'So they are not going to take their vacation this year and come to Saratoga …."
It continues for great length and that is the reason it didn’t make the sound off cut to long.
What I find really amazing when asked to comment Toothy says.
"To the person who wrote this Sound Off, it is hard to understand why anyone who has been coming to Saratoga Springs would not now come because we are trying to clean up 'all the violence in the streets'. Such a person would know that we have been referring to late night activities in the nightclub district. One would think that such a person would not return to Saratoga Springs if we were NOT addressing these problems.
It is hard to understand how eliminating this blemish on our reputation as a safe, fun place for tourists, conventioneers and Skidmore students is 'not necessarily what's best for this area'.
And yes, I do provide excellent dental services for my patients. Thanks for the compliment.
I am also doing a really good job as I serve on our City Council as well as in my oversight of the Public Safety Department. It is the late night problems in our nightclub district that are 'really giving this town a bad name.'
Please feel free to have the Chicago businessman call me. (518 587 3550 X 2627)
So once again Mathiesen as arrogant as ever continues to bash our good name and destroy all reputation all for his narrow political agenda.