Well life as we know it goes on. The City Council Pre-Agenda Meeting is slated for Monday at 9:30am. God willing and the creek don’t rise I will be attending.
There are some interesting rumors floating around the SPA city about tension among the new children in the cities sand box we call the City Council. Seems Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety and Tulip Queen runner up Eileen Finneran, broke Deputy Commissioner of Finance Lynn Bachner office door as a discussion over the county ever going along with Public Safety Commissioner “toothy” Christian Mathiesen proposal to close the cities bars at 3am turned heated. The proposal is quite simple.
Toothy has been told the county will never go along with it but he is hell bent along with steamroller Finneran to bring it to a vote.
The long awaited vote on bringing Charter Change to the voters will also be up for a vote on Commissioner of Accounts John Franck's agenda.I understand we might be in for a surprise on that front to
And finally I will salute Finance Department commissioner Michele Madigan. Who has two interesting items on her agenda.
Discussion and Vote: Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Compliance Plan HERE
And it seems she is trying to bring the city cops special drug unit to heel. One of the open secrets in the city has always been that the Saratoga Springs Police had a slush fund set up with federal DEA money to finance a special narcotics unit in the police dept. These officers have long been the princes of the police force, able to drive fast impounded DEA sports cars home at night and withdraw large sums of cash up to $5000 for unspecified payments to drug informants and purchase narcotics on the street.Discussion and Vote: Internal Controls Over PD Bank Accounts. HERE
Seems they have now caught the attention of Madigan. I admit I’ve been a little hard on her and I know take a moment to say, Thank you commissioner but take this seriously. These cops can play rough sometimes, be careful. They like this arrangement of unaudited drug money. You are getting into the dark side of the City Police.
Locals have know this for years and again I warn you, you may not like what you find behind the blue curtain.
Till next time happy mother’s day. Mine died 20 years ago, so I’m visiting a cemetery today. Enjoy her while you got her, you never know when she’ll be gone.