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Commissioner of Finance is the Chief Financial Officer for the city of Saratoga Springs, NY. The commissioner of finance duties include: 


  1. Being first substitute for the Mayor

  2. City tax collector

  3. Budget chairperson 

  4. Internal auditor

  5. Custodian of city monies

  6. Keeper of city financial records and 

  7. Certifier of city payrolls


To learn more about our city finance department or budget, please click the appropriate button.

Participatory Budgeting: 

Participatory budgeting (PB) “is a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend part of a public budget. The New York Times calls PB “revolutionary civics in action”— it deepens democracy, builds stronger communities, and creates a more equitable distribution of public resources.” (


Our goals for Participatory Budgeting in Saratoga Springs, NY are: 


1. Make our local government more inclusive: Our goal with PB in Saratoga Springs is to expand and diversify participation in our city’s budget process. 


2. Have meaningful social and community impact: Our goal is to listen to needs of our community members and utilize PB to affect meaningful change. 


3. Promote sustainable public good: Our goal is to make sustainable decisions that promote the long-term future and well-being of the residents of Saratoga Springs, NY. 


4. Create easy and seamless civic engagement: Create another welcoming space for residents to become engaged, fostering a “contagious” civic environment



We just finished our first cycle for Participatory Budgeting. Congratulations to all successful projects. To learn more click here: 




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