James Calnon served as a councilor for the city of Plattsburgh before being elected mayor in November 2013. The independent mayor of Plattsburgh announced on Monday that he will seek a second term. Calnon says he thought about it for a while and felt there is unfinished business he wants to complete.
Next week, voters in Plattsburgh will decide whether to approve changes to the document that guides the governance of the city. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the final public education session about the ballot items last night.
In March, Plattsburgh’s mayor appointed a citizens’ commission to draft changes to the city charter. But with the deadline for ballot proposals looming, the mayor is now concerned that what the group is crafting will confuse voters.