Hearing Dates Set; Public Invited For Input
The Commission on Local Government Efficiency and Competitiveness will hold a series of public hearings throughout New York State.
The dates and locations are:
June 13 – Saratoga Springs
July 25 – Long Island
October 24 – Buffalo
November 28 – Hudson Valley
The first hearing will be held at the Saratoga Springs Public Library from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 13.
The hearing will open with a presentation from nationally renowned scholar David Rusk, author of Cities without Suburbs, and will include both scheduled testimony and testimony from the audience (as time permits).
If you are interested in testifying at the hearing, please fill out the form found on the Commission website under the heading “News and Events” and submit the requested information by e-mail, mail, or fax.
Additional details about the Saratoga Springs hearing are posted on the Commission website under the heading “News and Events.”
The Community Alliance will keep you updated, via this blog, as to future hearing dates, times, locations, and agenda.
A suggestion to the Commission: Public Hearings are wonderful, but fair hearings require the scheduling of forums in the evening, as well as during the business day. Give the poor working stiff -- the fella who pays all those taxes to the plethora of inefficient local governments -- the opportunity to be heard.
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