The Mayor has appeared on local TV Channels 6 and 10 vigorously challenging the decision reached by the Ethics Board that she violated the city’s ethics code.
She argues that the standard used by the Ethics Board that it was improper to enter into talks with the hospital while the hospital was seeking the Council’s approval for a zoning change was so restrictive that it will make it problematic for people to serve on our city’s boards. I would note that last year she commended this same board, whose members she appointed, for the revised ethics codes they had submitted to the city.
She also asserts that the fact that she later recused herself from considering the hospital’s application made her earlier meetings with the hospital over contracting for work moot.
Here is the link to channel 6: http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/saratoga-springs-mayor-censured
Here is the link to channel 10: http://news10.com/2016/07/20/saratoga-mayor-fires-back-after-board-determines-she-violated-citys-code-of-ethics/