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SPAC Board Resigns

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Saratogian / SPAC board quits:

In a stunning move, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s entire board resigned on Tuesday, moments after naming a seven-member transitional board charged with charting a new course for the troubled arts organization.

This is a great move for SPAC and for arts in the Capital Region. I think the resignation of all 22 board members does go a long way in restoring public trust in SPAC, but it falls short of answering this question: Even with a new board in place, why should I donate money to SPAC when my donation to the non-profit will just contribute toward ousted chair Herb Chesbrough’s $100,000 annual life salary?

Meanwhile in Saratoga, all homeowners yesterday received notice that our tax-assessed property values are going up 8% from the previous year. At least they aren’t just picking on us.

This is gross.

Finally, congrats to my cousin Joanie, who’s now a member of the U.S. Snowboarding Team!

Two years ago today: SF Founder’s Day Picnic.

Tags: saratoga springs

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  • 1 seth // May 4, 2005 at 9:27 pm

    Wow, congrats to your cousin – that is no small task. Right on with SPAC – a step in the right direction. Maybe now, among many other more righteous complaints, they wont banish folks to the floodlight filled, chain link cage they call the “Beer Garden” when concert goers want a drink. oh, what? they have ballet there? ha-ha.