In June of last year, Pat Kane submitted a picture (see below) of Mark Scirocco to Marilyn Rivers who is the director of the Risk and Safety Office in Saratoga Springs. The picture, which turned out to be a fake, purportedly showed Mark in the driver’s seat of a city van in violation of city policy.
Mark Scirocco is the son of Public Works Commissioner Skip Scirocco. Mark works for the Department of Public Works. In January of this year he was convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired which is a violation (as compared to a misdemeanor or felony) and his license was suspended so he was prohibited from driving a city venicle. He continued to work for the department riding with his supervisor reading water meters.
A little history: Pat Kane, who is a registered Republican, was Skip Scirocco’s campaign manager when Commissioner Scirocco first ran for office and was elected Public Works Commissioner. As far as I can tell they had a falling out over Commissioner Scirocco’s unwillingness to support Mr. Kane’s campaign to change the city’s form of government.
Apparently, Mr. Kane was quite persistent in pressing his allegations against the Commissioner’s son.
In the end, Kane received a letter (see below) from the City Attorney regarding his allegations. The letter detailed the features of the picture that showed it was a fake.
It is profoundly disturbing that Mr. Kane would go to this kind of length in an attempt to both embarrass Commissioner Scirocco and threaten his son’s job.