Letter: Make committee as diverse as city

Editor, The Spotlight:

As a lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs, I am very proud of the city it has become. With its parks, world famous springs, thoroughbred track, vibrant downtown and diverse neighborhoods, Saratoga Springs is an ideal place to live and raise a family.

The continued growth and development of our city is guided by the Comprehensive Plan, which articulates the city’s goals for such things as land use, design and enhancement of our community. The Comprehensive Plan Committee should, therefore, consist of individuals whose primary concerns are consistent with the goals of the Comprehensive Plan.

It is unfortunate that the mayor has selected a committee which does not represent the diversity of our city and which fails to include representatives from all of our communities. While the individuals set forth on the mayor’s list are undoubtedly fine individuals, some do not even live in Saratoga Springs and should not be included on the committee if it is at the exclusion of qualified Saratogians.

I am hopeful that the mayor will look to the other elected officials on the City Council and, in a bipartisan way, select a committee which truly represents the residents of our great city.

Courtney DeLeonardis

Saratoga Springs

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