The November 7, 2017 election offers an opportunity to raise and discuss pressing issues relating to sustainability in this region. Sustainable Saratoga distributed a brief survey to candidates in an effort to better understand their plans for addressing key sustainability issues confronting our community.
As a 501 (c)(3) organization we do not endorse any particular candidate for an elected office. Candidate responses are posted here verbatim and without any comments.
CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR OF SARATOGA SPRINGS
Mark E. Baker
- Decide what department the parking management will be in. Many cities have their parking under the DPW
- Incorporate complete street recommendations .
- Maximize Striping on and off-street parking
- Signage (New wayfinding phase one is complete with Parking signage).
- Promotion of other modes of transportation to help reduce parking demand. (Trolley, bikes, shuttles).
- Hire a professional management company (responsible for security, ticketing, revenue collection, smart parking meter systems, maintenance, upkeep & cleaning)
- Complete the policy for Complete Streets
- Recreation Masterplan
- Creation of Pocket Parks
- Recycle bins in the downtown core
CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS
John P. Franck (No response received)
CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE
Michele Madigan (No response received)
CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Donald J. Braim
Peter R. Martin
CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS
Anthony Skip Scirocco (No response received)
CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR
Patricia A. Friesen
Tara N. Gaston
John F. Safford (No response received)
Matthew E. Veitch