Where Did The Money Come from To Pay For the “It’s Time Saratoga!” Charter Campaign? Here Is The List

It’s Time Saratoga! is the PAC working on behalf of the Charter Review Commission to promote charter change in Saratoga Springs.

Given the expensive mailings and other media done by them I was curious where the money came from.  As it turns out, approximately 75% of the money raised by It’s Time Saratoga! came from the national and state associations of city managers.

The International City/County Management Association is located in Washington D.C.  It gave a $15,000.00 donation to It’s Time Saratoga.   In addition the  New York State  City/County Management Association located in Valhalla, NY gave $2,500.00.

There is nothing illegal about their contributions.  In fact it is not surprising that they want to see their network expand. 

The problem is that the Charter Commission people have gone on ad nausea about how completely apolitical city managers are.  In fact, as far as I can tell, these associations do preclude their individual members from participating in politics.  This, however, apparently does not preclude the associations themselves  from pursuing their own self interest by involving themselves in one of the most contentious city elections in my memory.

Like so many of materials, the apolitical nature of city managers was at least overstated.

I expect the people at It’s Time Saratoga! and many of their supporters will shrug this off as they have all the other abuses committed by this group in their zealous pursuit of charter change. 

Below is a list of the contributors to It’s Time Saratoga! from the New York State Board of Elections  site where PACs are required to report.

Contributor Amt Contr. Date
INTERNATIONAL CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION 777 NORTH CAPITOL ST, NE, SUITE 500 WASHINGTON, DC 20002-4201 15,000.00 17-OCT-17
NEW YORK STATE CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION 20 FOXHILL RD VALHALLA, NY 10595 2,500.00 12-OCT-17
ALDRICH, PHYLLIS 49 GRANITE ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 10-OCT-17
BARNETT, TIM 22 FIFTH AVE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 21-OCT-17
BOARDMAN, JOHN 118 WHITE ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 25.00 17-AUG-17
BOARDMAN, JOHN 118 WHITE ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 01-JUN-17
BOYD, GORDON 99 STATE ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 250.00 12-SEP-17
BOYD, GORDON 99 STATE ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 500.00 26-JUN-17
CUNEO, JULIE 7 BEACON HILL DR SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 250.00 26-JUN-17
DAKE, GARY PO BOX 435 SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 500.00 26-JUN-17
ENGLERT, LINDA 52 FRANKLIN ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 26-JUN-17
FENTON, RICHARD T 23 LEFFERTS ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 26-JUN-17
FENTON, RICHARD T 23 LEFFERTS ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 20.00 17-MAY-17
GAGNE, MARGARET 22 VICHY DR SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 26-JUN-17
GEIGER, J T 51 WATERVIEW DR SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 26-JUN-17
GLASER, BARBARA L 110 SPRING ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 500.00 03-JUL-17
GOLD, JAMES 199 WOODLAWN AVE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 250.00 04-OCT-17
HART, SARAH 177 SPRING ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 26-JUN-17
HOLMBERG, ARTHUR 21 SUMMERFIELD LA SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 50.00 26-JUN-17
KANE, BETH BRUCKER 19 MARION PL SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 200.00 26-JUN-17
KRACKELER, RACHEL 190 LAKE AVE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 300.00 26-JUN-17
LAIRD, MARTI 12 PINEWOOD AVE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 23-OCT-17
MASIE, CATHY 46 CIRCULAR ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 17-OCT-17
MORRISON, CHARLES 88 COURT ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 400.00 26-JUN-17
NICHOLSON, JOHN 306 NELSON AVE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 27-SEP-17
PROUGH, MARGARET 22 FERNDELL SPRING DR SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 26-JUN-17
RILEY, ALMEDA 156 LAWRENCE ST #203A SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 500.00 26-JUN-17
SCHULTZ, FRANCIS X 18 PINEWOOD AVE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 200.00 08-AUG-17
SCHWARZ-LAWTON, HELEN 209 NELSON AVE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 03-JUL-17
SHOEN, TIM 136 NELSON AVE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 50.00 15-OCT-17
THOMAS, BARBARA PO BOX 964 SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 200.00 26-JUN-17
THOMPSON, RICHARD 26 FREDERICK DR SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 50.00 26-JUN-17
TRYPALUK, BARBARA 211 CIRCULAR ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 50.00 25-SEP-17
VAN METER, MARGIE 175 WASHINGTON ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 26-JUN-17
WAINWRIGHT, JOHN 80 CRESCENT ST SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 100.00 26-JUN-17
Total Contributions: 23,295.00

 

2 thoughts on “Where Did The Money Come from To Pay For the “It’s Time Saratoga!” Charter Campaign? Here Is The List”

  1. Is it’s time actually registered as a PAC. I know they act as one yet I was told clearly by Bob Turner that there was NO PAC.

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