Mission & Values Statement

Mission Statement

Provide essential municipal services which protect health, safety and welfare, and satisfy the community's desires to maintain its quality of life and property values while practicing fiscal responsibility.

Adopted March 1993

Values Statement

Saratoga is a Community...
Where the common good prevails;
Where the natural beauty of the city and its hillsides are preserved;
Where historic assets are preserved and promoted;
Where local commerce provides a vibrant presence in the Village and the other commercial areas;
Where the orientation is toward family;
Where homes and neighborhoods are safe and peaceful;
Where government is inclusive and values community involvement;
Where quality education is provided and valued;
Where value is placed on an attractive, well maintained and well planned community;
Where government provides high quality, basic services in a cost effective manner;
Where a small town, picturesque, residential atmosphere is retained;
Where the arts and cultural activities which serve the community and the region are promoted;
Where neighbors work together for the common good;
Where leadership reflects community goals; and
Where, because of the foregoing, the citizens and families of Saratoga can genuinely enjoy being part of and proud of this special community.