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Public safety forum held in Saratoga Springs

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Public safety in the Spa City. There's was a forum on public safety Thursday night in Saratoga Springs, just days after voters there selected a new mayor. Madeleine Rivera has more on what was discussed.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Leaders gathered in Saratoga Springs Thursday night to talk about public safety in the Spa City.

Residents brought up concerns about parking, noise from downtown bars and crime.

One problem facing Saratoga Springs is a declining number of police officers. Police Chief Gregory Vietch says this summer was the worst staffing levels in years, but that there's many people in the academy.

"It's not as though we can hire them and they're available immediately. They have to go through training and field training program," Veitch.

This public forum comes just days after voters selected their new mayor. However, Mayor-elect Joanne Yepsen was not at Thursday night's meeting. But she says safety's a top priority when she takes office. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP