Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Some young Val Keehn supporters

Here are some young Val Keehn supporters in Jefferson Terrace.

Kids with Val Signs

Friday, July 6, 2007

Mayor Keehn endorsed by the Working Families Party

Mayor Valerie Keehn received the Working Families Party's endorsement for re-election. This means that "the people's mayor" has a party line to run on in November no matter what happens in September's Democratic primary. Valerie Keehn commented, "This sort of validates me as a candidate who is out there fighting for everyday working people who want to stay in our community,"

Thursday, July 5, 2007

City's New Waterfront Park opens at Saratoga Lake

Check out the Capital News 9 story about the opening of Saratoga Springs' new Waterfront Park. With other city officials participating, Mayor Keehn officially opened the new park for picnicking. More work still needs to be done to add other recreational facilities to the park.

Mayor Keehn: “Saratoga Springs residents deserve to have access to Saratoga Lake, so we are so thrilled to provide public access through city bond money, open space bond money, and I know the residents are just very happy to have that.”

This is the first public access residents of the city have had to the lake since Kaydeross Park was sold more than 20 years ago.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Mayor Keehn with the Big Check for VLT Revenues

The Video Lottery Terminals at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway have paid off with the first check from the state. The first check, received thursday, June 28th, totlas $3.83 million. Mayor Keehn played a key leadership role in lobbying the state and winning a commitment for additional State aid to the City, to be measured by a percentage of Video Lottery revenues at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway. Mayor Keehn commented, "We are very pleased to have that state aid to give our taxpayers some relief."