The City Council has voted unanimously to make the City Attorney’s position full-time.
I think very highly of Vince DeLeonardis who has been holding this position part-time and will now be working full-time for the city. Mr. DeLeonardis is a partner in a law firm in Albany. He takes some risk leaving that position to work full-time for the city. While he works for the entire Council, he serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and a change in administration could always put him at risk. Having dealt with him on a number of occasions it is apparent that he thoroughly enjoys the kind of law involved in working for the city.
I credit Mayor Kelly for taking the initiative to bring about this change. I must say it is rather refreshing to have a Mayor who obviously enjoys making things happen rather than, like most politicians, focusing on photo opportunities and seeking the adulation of the public for what they do.
Here is a link to the Saratogian article: http://www.saratogian.com/general-news/20180326/saratoga-spring-city-council-upgrades-city-attorney-to-full-time-position