Monday, November 16, 2009

Albany Must Cut Where It Hurts The Most

Close To Home In Legislators' Pocketbooks And Pork Barrels

If the State of New York is, indeed, running out of money, as Governor David Paterson contends (and as the numbers so reflect), just where in the budget does the State Legislature cut?

Health care? Education? Those who rely on State funding the most, just to survive from day-to-day?


Health care and aid to education have already been cut back to bare bones. Leaving New Yorkers sick, and our school children, from pre-k through college, behind, is certainly not the answer.

Assuming we're $5 billion behind the eight ball right now, with an additional $10 billion shortfall come April 1, just where do we close the gap?

How about those public authorities, all 1098 of them? You know, the folks who have been sucking up tax dollars for generations, then bonding us to long-term debt that our great-grandchildren will still be paying.

Zero funding for all but the essentials, and elimination of agencies whose functions are superfluous or can readily be assumed by other entities.

Pick and choose, if you'd like, as to which ones get the axe. We're certain reasonable minds could put together a package of across-the-board cuts totalling several billion.

Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund
Battery Park City Authority
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy Corporation
Capital District Transportation Authority
Access Transit Services
Capital District Transit System
Capital District Transit System Number 1
Capital District Transit System Number 2
CDTA Facilities Incorporated
Central New York Regional Transportation Authority
Centro Call-A-Bus, Inc.
Centro of Cayuga, Inc.
Centro of Oneida, Inc.
Centro of Oswego, Inc.
Centro Parking, Inc.
CNY Centro, Inc.
Designated Recipient Services, Inc.
Intermodal Transportation Center, Inc.
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
Facilities Development Corporation
New York State Medical Care Facilities Finance Agency
Environmental Facilities Corporation
Executive Mansion Trust
Hudson River-Black River Regulating District
Industrial Exhibit Authority
Long Island Power Authority
LIPA Resources, Inc.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Excess Loss Trust Fund
First Mutual Transportation Assurance Company
Long Island Rail Road Company
Metro-North Commuter Rail Road Company
Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority
MTA Bus Company
MTA Capital Construction Company
MTA Capital Program Review Board
New York City Transit Authority
Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority
Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority
Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority
Natural Heritage Trust
Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center Operating Corporation
New York Convention Center Operating Corporation
New York Job Development Authority
Empire State Local Development Corporation
New York Liberty Development Corporation
New York Local Government Assistance Corporation
New York State Bridge Authority
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
New York State Foundation for Science Technology and Innovation
New York State Housing Finance Agency
Homeless Housing Assistance Corporation
Housing Trust Fund Corporation
New York State Affordable Housing Corporation
New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority
New York State Sports Authority
New York State Theatre Institute
New York State Thoroughbred Breeding Development Fund
New York State Thoroughbred Racing Capital Investment Fund
New York State Thruway Authority
New York State Canal Corporation
New York State Urban Development Corporation
106th Street Houses Incorporated
125th Street Mart Incorporated
260-262 West 125th Street Corporation
42nd Street Development Corporation
900 Woolworth Redevelopment Corporation
Apollo Theatre Redevelopment Corporation
Apple Walk (Grote Street) Houses Incorporated
Archive Preservation Corporation
Arverne Houses Incorporated
Ashland Place Houses Incorporated
Averill Court Houses Incorporated
Beaver Road Houses Incorporated
Borinquen Plaza Housing Company Incorporated
BPC Development Corporation
Briarcliff Manor Houses Incorporated
Broadway East Townhouses Incorporated
Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation
Buena Vista Houses
Buffalo Waterfront Homes Site 2 Incorporated
Buffalo Waterfront Phase Houses
Buffalo Waterfront Phase III Houses
Canisteo Homes Incorporated
Carlken Manor Houses Incorporated
Carousel Park Houses Incorporated
Cathedral Parkway Houses Incorporated
Cedarwood Towers Houses Incorporated
Centerville Court Houses Incorporated
Charlotte Lake River Houses Incorporated
Cherry Hill (Houses Incorporated) Corporation
City-State Development Corporation
Claremont Gardens Houses Incorporated
Clifton Springs Houses
Clinton Avenue Paul Place Houses Incorporated
College Hill Houses Incorporated
Comfort Street South Houses Incorporated
Coney Island Site 17 Houses Incorporated
Coney Island Site 1824 Houses Incorporated
Coney Island Site 1A Houses Incorporated
Coney Island Site 4A-1 Houses Incorporated
Coney Island Site 4A-2 Houses Incorporated
Coney Island Site Nine Houses Incorporated
Cosgrove Avenue Houses Incorporated
Creek Bend Heights Houses Incorporated
Dutcher House Incorporated
Edgerton Estates Incorporated
Ellicott Houses Incorporated
Elmwood-Utica Houses Incorporated
Ely Park Houses Site I Incorporated
Ely Park Site II Houses Incorporated
Empire State Allsub Corporation
Empire State Community Development Corporation
Empire State New Market
English Road Houses Incorporated
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation
Erie County Stadium Corporation
Excelsior Capital Corporation
FDA Headquarters Incorporated
Fordham Commercial Redevelopment Corporation
Frawley Plaza Houses Incorporated
Friendly Homes Houses
Fulton Park 4 Sites Incorporated
Fulton Park Site 2 Houses Incorporated
Genesee Gateway Houses Incorporated
Gleason Estates Houses Incorporated
Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation
Governors Island Redevelopment Corporation
Grasslands Houses Incorporated
Hampton Houses Incorporated
Harborview Houses Incorporated
Harlem Canaan House Incorporated
Harlem Community Development Corporation
Harlem River Park Houses Incorporated
Harriet Homes Incorporated
Harriman Research and Technology Development Corporation
Harrison House Incorporated
Highland Canalview Houses Incorporated
Hillside Homes (Wellsville Houses) Incorporated
Horizons Waterfront Commission Incorporated
HUDC 323 St. Nicholas Realty Corporation
Ithaca Elm-Maple Houses Incorporated
Jespersin-Rochester Houses
JUMA Development Corporation
Kennedy Square (Syracuse Hill I) Houses Incorporated
LaMarqueta Redevelopment Corporation
Liberty Senior Citizens Houses Incorporated
Lindsay-Bushwick Houses Incorporated
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
Malone Town Houses Incorporated
Marcus Garvey Brownstone Houses Incorporated
Marinus Houses Incorporated
Melrose Site D-1 Houses Incorporated
Metro North Riverview Houses Incorporated
Metrocenter Development Corporation
Moynihan (Pennsylvania) Station Development Corporation
New York Convention Center Development Corporation
New York Empowerment Zone Corporation
New York State Mortgage Loan Enforcement Corporation
Newburgh Houses on the Lake Incorporated
Nodine Terrace Houses Incorporated
North Town Phase II Houses Incorporated
North Town Phase III Houses Incorporated
Oak Tree Development Corporation
Ogdensburg Crescent Mall Development Corporation
Painted Post Village Square Apartments Incorporated
Park Drive Manor Houses Incorporated
Parkedge House Incorporated
Parkside Houses Incorporated
Peekskill Plaza Houses Incorporated
Penview Houses Incorporated
Perinton-Fairport Houses Incorporated
Phillips Village Houses Incorporated
Pilgrim Woods Houses Incorporated
Presidential Plaza Apartments Incorporated
Queens West Development Corporation
REBRAF Development Corporation
Rochester-Downtown Center Incorporated
Rockland Manor Houses Incorporated
Roosevelt Island Development Corporation
Rutland Road Houses Incorporated
Schemerhorn Houses Incorporated
SE Loop Area Three B Houses Incorporated
Seaport Redevelopment Corporation
Seven Pines Houses Incorporated
South Fallsburgh Houses Incorporated
Southeast Loop Phase IIA Houses Incorporated
Spring Valley Homes Incorporated
St. Paul's Upper Falls Housing Company Incorporated
Stanwix Houses Incorporated
State Street Houses Incorporated
Statewide (Downhill) Local Development Corporation
Syracuse Intown Houses Incorporated
Ten Broeck Manor Houses Incorporated
Times Square Hotel Incorporated
Tompkins Terrace Incorporated
Twin Parks NE Site 2 Houses Incorporated
Twin Parks Northeast Houses Incorporated
Twin Parks Northwest Incorporated
Twin Parks SE Modular Houses Incorporated
Twin Parks Southeast Houses Incorporated
Twin Parks SW Houses Incorporated
UDC Nonprofit Houses Incorporated
UDC Special Development Corporation
UDC Utica Redevelopment Corporation
UDC/ALBEE Square Redevelopment Corporation
UDC/Commercial Center Incorporated
UDC/Commodore Redevelopment Corporation
UDC/Harlem Incorporated
UDC/Love Canal Incorporated
UDC/St. George Incorporated
UDC/Ten Eyck Development Corporation I
UDC/Ten Eyck Development Corporation II
UDC/Ten Eyck Development Corporation III
Ulster Senior Citizens Houses Incorporated
Unity Park Houses Incorporated
Unity Park II (Niagara Park) Corporation
Upaca Terrace Houses Incorporated
Upstate Empire State Development Corporation
USA Niagara Development Corporation
Valley Vista Houses Incorporated
Van Rensselaer Village Houses
Vark Street Houses Incorporated
Vernon Avenue Houses Incorporated
Village Manor Houses Incorporated
Warburton Houses Incorporated
Woodbrook Houses Incorporated
Woodrow Wilson Houses, Incorporated
World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Incorporated
Wright Park Houses, Incorporated
Wright Park Phase II , Incorporated
Young Manor, Incorporated
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Niagara Frontier Transit Metro Systems, Incorporated
Power Authority of the State of New York
Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
Batavia Bus Service, Inc.
Genesee Transportation Service Council Staff Incorporated
Lift Line, Inc.
Livingston Area Transportation Service, Inc.
Orleans Transit Service, Inc.
Regional Transit Service Incorporated
Renaissance Square Corporation
RGRTA Maritime Development Corporation
Seneca Transit Service, Inc.
Wayne Area Transportation Service, Inc.
Wyoming Transportation Service, Inc.
Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
State of New York Mortgage Agency
State of New York Municipal Bond Bank Agency
Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation
State University Construction Fund
United Nations Development Corporation
Adirondack Park Institute Incorporated
Aging Research Incorporated
Albany Port District Commission
Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services SUC at Alfred Incorporated
Auxiliary Enterprise Board of Hunter College
Auxiliary Enterprise Board of New York City College of Technology Incorporated
Auxiliary Services Corporation of SUNY at Farmingdale New York
Auxiliary Services Corporation of SUNY Cortland
Auxiliary Services State University at Oswego Incorporated
Bernard M. Baruch College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
Borough of Manhattan Community College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
Brockport Auxiliary Services Corporation
Bronx Community College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
Brooklyn College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority
Campus Auxiliary Services (New Paltz)
Campus Auxiliary Services Incorporated at SUC Geneseo New York
City University Construction Fund
College Association at Delhi Incorporated
College Association at Utica/Rome Incorporated
College Association Incorporated of SUNY College of Technology at Canton
College Auxiliary Services of SUC at Plattsburgh Incorporated
CUNY Graduate School and University Center Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
Development Authority of the North Country
Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority
Erie County Medical Center Corporation
Faculty Student Association of SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Faculty-Student Association of Downstate Medical Center Incorporated
Faculty-Student Association of SUC at Buffalo Incorporated
Faculty-Student Association of SUC at Cobleskill Incorporated
Faculty-Student Association of SUC at Fredonia New York Incorporated
Faculty-Student Association of SUNY at Buffalo Incorporated
Faculty-Student Association of SUNY at Stony Brook Incorporated
Faculty-Student Association of SUNY Maritime College Incorporated
Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
Health Research Incorporated
Hostos Community College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
Hudson River Park Trust
John Jay College of Criminal Justice Auxiliary Services Corporation Incorporated
Kingsborough Community College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
Lehman College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
Life Insurance Company Guaranty Corporation
Medgar Evers College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
Morrisville Auxiliary of SUC of Agriculture and Technology
Municipal Assistance Corporation for the City of New York
Municipal Assistance Corporation for the City of Troy
Nassau County Interim Finance Authority
Nassau Health Care Corporation
Long Island Medical Foundation, Inc.
Nassau Health Care Corporation, Ltd.
New York Racing Association
New York State Archives Partnership Trust
New York State Health Foundation
New York Wine/Grape Foundation
Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority
Organization of Auxiliary Services of SUC at Oneonta Incorporated
Port of Oswego Authority
Potsdam Auxiliary and College Educational Services Incorporated
Purchase College Association
Queens College Auxiliary Enterprise Association
Queensborough Community College Auxiliary Enterprise Association Incorporated
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene
Research Foundation of CUNY
Research Foundation of SUNY
The City College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
The College of Staten Island Auxiliary Services Corporation Incorporated
University Auxiliary Services at Albany Incorporated
Welfare Research Incorporated
Westchester County Health Care Corporation
York College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation
125th Street Local Development Corporation
163rd Street Neighborhood Local Development Corporation
40th Street Local Development Corporation
79th Street Local Development Corporation
Albany City Industrial Development Agency
Albany Community Development Agency
Albany Convention Center Authority
Albany County Airport Authority
Albany County Industrial Development Agency
Albany County Local Development Corporation
Albany Light, Heat, and Power Authority
Albany Local Development Corporation
Albany Municipal Water Finance Authority
Albany Parking Authority
Albany Water Board
Alfred, Almond, Hornellsville Sewer Authority
Allegany Industrial Development Agency
American Museum of Natural History Planetarium Authority
Amherst Industrial Development Agency
Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency
Amsterdam Parking Authority
Amsterdam Urban Renewal Agency
Antioch Development Corporation
Apple Industrial Development Corporation
Arbor Hill Local Development Corporation
Arden Local Development Corporation
ATC of Buffalo and Erie County, Inc.
Au Sable Valley Local Development Corporation
Auburn Industrial Development Agency
Auburn Local Development Corporation
Babylon Industrial Development Agency
Beacon Community Development Agency
Beacon Industrial Development Agency
Bedford Stuyvesant Urban Development Corporation
Bethel Local Development Corporation
Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency
Bi-County Development Corporation of Long Island
Binghamton Local Development Corporation
Binghamton Parking Authority
Binghamton Urban Renewal Agency
Bolton Local Development Corporation
Boonville Housing Authority
Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency
Brookhaven Resource Recovery Agency
Brooklyn Community Development Corporation
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
Broome County Resource Recovery Agency
Broome County Sports Center Authority
Broome Industrial Development Agency
Broome Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Brownsville Restoration Local Development Corporation
Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corporation
Buffalo and Erie County Regional Development Corporation
Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corporation
Buffalo Inner-City Land Development Corporation
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
Buffalo Municipal Water Finance Authority
Buffalo Niagara Regional Development Corporation
Buffalo Sewer Authority
Buffalo Urban Development Corporation
Canandaigua Housing Authority
Canastota Development Corporation
Canton Local Development Corporation
Cape Vincent Local Development Corporation
Capital District Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation
Carthage Industrial Development Corporation
Catskill Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation
Catskill Watershed Corporation
Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency
Cattaraugus Local Development Corporation
Cayuga County Development Corporation
Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority
Cayuga Industrial Development Agency
Cayuga Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Central Mohawk Valley Alliance Local Development Corporation
Central New York Enterprise Development Corporation
Central New York Regional Market Authority
Chadwick Bay Regional Development Corporation
Champlain Industrial Development Agency
Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency
Chautauqua Region Industrial Development Corporation
Chautauqua Sports, Recreation and Cultural Authority
Chautauqua Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Steuben Southern Tier Extension Railroad Authority
Cheektowaga Economic Development Corporation
Chemung Industrial Development Agency
Chemung Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Chenango Industrial Development Agency
Cicero Local Development Corporation
City of Albany Housing Authority
City of Amsterdam Housing Authority
City of Auburn Housing Authority
City of Batavia Housing Authority
City of Beacon Housing Authority
City of Binghamton Housing Authority
City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency
City of Cohoes Housing Authority
City of Cohoes Renewal Agency
City of Corning Housing Authority
City of Corning Urban Renewal Agency
City of Cortland Housing Authority
City of Dunkirk Housing Authority
City of Fulton Community Development Agency
City of Fulton Housing Authority
City of Geneva Housing Authority
City of Glen Clove Housing Authority
City of Glens Falls Housing Authority
City of Gloversville Housing Authority
City of Hornell Housing Authority
City of Hudson Housing Authority
City of Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency
City of Jamestown Housing Authority
City of Kingston Housing Authority
City of Kingston Local Development Corporation
City of Little Falls Housing Authority
City of Lockport Housing Authority
City of Long Beach Housing Authority
City of Mechanicville Housing Authority
City of Middletown Housing Authority
City of Mount Vernon Housing Authority
City of New Rochelle Housing Authority
City of Newburgh Housing Authority
City of Niagara Falls Housing Authority
City of North Tonawanda Housing Authority
City of Norwich Housing Authority
City of Ogdensburg Housing Authority
City of Olean Housing Authority
City of Oneida Housing Authority
City of Oneida Industrial Development Agency
City of Oneonta Housing Authority
City of Oswego Housing Authority
City of Peekskill Local Development Corporation
City of Plattsburgh Housing Authority
City of Port Jervis Housing Authority
City of Poughkeepsie Housing Authority
City of Rensselaer Housing Authority
City of Rensselaer Industrial Development Agency
City of Rochester Housing Authority
City of Rome Housing Authority
City of Rye Housing Authority
City of Salamanca Housing Authority
City of Saratoga Springs Housing Authority
City of Schenectady Industrial Development Agency
City of Sherrill Housing Authority
City of Tonawanda Housing Authority
City of Troy Housing Authority
City of Utica Industrial Development Agency
City of Watertown Housing Authority
City of Watertown Local Development Corporation
City of Watervliet Housing Authority
City of Watervliet Local Development Corporation
City of White Plains Housing Authority
City of Yonkers Education Contruction Fund
Civic Center Monroe County Local Development Corporation
Clarence Industrial Development Agency
Clayton Local Development Corporation
Clifton Park Industrial Development Agency
Clifton Park Water Authority
Clifton-Concord Local Development Corporation
Clifton-Fine Health Care Corporation
Clinton County Industrial Development Agency
Clyde Industrial Development Corporation
Cohoes Industrial Development Agency
Cohoes Local Development Corporation
Cohoes Parking Authority
Colonie Industrial Development Agency
Columbia County Development Corporation, Inc.
Columbia Economic Development Corporation
Columbia Industrial Development Agency
Columbia Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
COMCO Development Corporation
Community Development Corporation of Upstate New York
Community Fund for Manhattan
Concord Industrial Development Agency
Coney Island Development Corporation
Corinth Industrial Development Agency
Corning-Painted Post High School Development Corporation
Cortland County Agricultural Local Development Corporation
Cortland County Business Development Corporation
Cortland County Local Development Corporation
Cortland Industrial Development Agency
Cortland Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Cortlandt Manor Local Development Corporation
Crossroads Incubator Corporation
Delaware County Industrial Development Agency
Delaware County Local Development Corporation
Development Chenango Corporation
Dolgeville Community Development Agency
Downtown Brooklyn Waterfront Local Development Corporation
Downtown Ithaca Local Development Corporation
Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation
Downtown Manhattan Community Development Corporation
Dryden (Town of) Industrial Development Agency
Dunkirk Industrial Development Agency
Dunkirk Local Development Corporation
Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation
Dutchess County Industrial Development Agency
Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency
Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority
Dutchess Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Eastern Rensselaer County Solid Waste Management Authority
Economic Development Corporation - Warren County
Elmhurst Economic Development Corporation
Elmira Housing Authority
Elmira Parking Authority
Elmira Urban Renewal Agency
Emerald Corporate Center Economic Development Corporation
Endicott Parking Authority
Erie County Industrial Development Agency
Erie County Water Authority
Erie Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Essex County Industrial Development Agency
Essex Solid Waste Management Authority
Fairport Industrial Development Agency
Fiscal Year 2005 Securitization Corporation
Flatbush Development Corporation
Flushing Local Development Corporation
Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation
Franklin County Industrial Development Agency
Franklin County Local Development Corporation
Franklin County Solid Waste Management Authority
Franklin Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Freeport Community Development Agency
Fulton County Economic Development Corporation
Fulton County Industrial Development Agency
Fulton Parking Authority
Genesee County Industrial Development Agency
Genesee County Local Development Corporation
Genesee Gateway Local Development Corporation
Genesee Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority
Geneva Industrial Development Agency
Glen Cove Community Development Agency
Glen Cove Industrial Development Agency
Glens Falls Civic Center Authority
Glens Falls Industrial Development Agency
Glens Falls Urban Renewal Agency
Gloversville Community Development Agency
Gloversville Economic Development Corporation
Grace Multi-Community Development Corporations
Greater Brockport Development Corporation
Greater Cicero Local Development Corporation
Greater Glens Falls Local Development Corporation
Greater Jamaica Local Development Company
Greater Lockport Development Corporation
Greater Rochester Sports Authority
Greater Troy Area Solid Waste Management Authority
Greece Economic Development Projects, Inc.
Green Island Industrial Development Agency
Green Island Power Authority
Greene County Industrial Development Agency
Greene Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Griffiss Local Development Corporation
Guilderland Industrial Development Agency
Hamburg Industrial Development Agency
Hamilton County Industrial Development Agency
Harrison Parking Authority
Haverstraw Urban Renewal Agency
Hempstead Industrial Development Agency
Herkimer County Area Development Corporation
Herkimer Industrial Development Agency
Herkimer Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Heuvelton Development Corporation
Highland Community Development Corporation
Highland Facilities Development Corporation
Highland Falls Local Development Corporation
Hilton Local Development Corporation
Historic Rome Development Authority
Hornell Industrial Development Agency
Hornell Industrial Development Corporation
Horton Local Development Corporation
Hudson Development Corporation
Hudson Industrial Development Agency
Hudson Parking Authority
Hudson River Local Development Corporation
Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation
Hudson Valley Local Development Corporation
Hudson Yards Development Corporation
Hudson Yards Infrastructure Corporation
Hudson-Mohawk Urban Cultural Park Commission
Huntington Community Development Agency
Incorporated Village of Hempstead Community Development Agency
Islip Industrial Development Agency
Islip Resource Recovery Authority
Ithaca Housing Authority
Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency
Jamestown Center City Development Corporation
Jamestown Local Development Corporation
Jamestown Parking Authority
Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency
Jay Street Development Corporation
Jay Town Housing Authority
Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corporation
Jefferson County Job Development Corporation
Jefferson Industrial Development Agency
Johnson City Parking Authority
Johnstown Economic Development Corporation
Kingston Parking Local Development Corporation
Kiryas Joel Municipal Local Development Corporation
Lackawanna Community Development Corporation
Lackawanna Housing Authority
Lake Area Development Corporation
Lake City Local Development Corporation
Lake Placid Village Housing Authority
Lakefront Development Corporation
Lancaster Industrial Development Agency
Laurelton Development Corporation
Lewis County Industrial Development Agency
Lewis Industrial Development Agency Community Development Corporation
Little Falls Urban Renewal Agency
Livingston County Industrial Development Agency
Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority
Livingston Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Local Development Corporation of Laurelton, Rosedale, and Springfield Gardens
Local Development Corporation of Mount Vernon
Local Development Corporation of the Town of Union
Local Development Corporation of the West Bronx
Long Beach Community Development Agency
Long Beach Parking Authority
Long Island Development Corporation
Long Island Job Development Authority
Long Island Market Authority
Long Island Regional Ashfill Board
Lumber City Development Corporation
Madison County Industrial Development Agency
Main & Clinton Local Development Corporation
Mamaroneck (Village) Housing Authority
Manhattan Borough Development Corporation
Massena Housing Authority
Mechanicville Community Development Agency
Mechanicville-Stillwater Industrial Development Agency
Metro Community Development Corporation
Middleport Development Corporation
Middletown Community Development Agency
Middletown Industrial Development Agency
Middletown Parking Authority
Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor Commission
Monroe County Airport Authority
Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation
Monroe County Sports Development Corporation
Monroe County Water Authority
Monroe Industrial Development Agency
Monroe Newpower Corporation
Monroe Regional Parking Authority
Monroe Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency
Montgomery, Otsego, Schoharie Solid Waste Management Authority
Mount Kisco Housing Authority
Mount Kisco Parking Authority
Mount Pleasant Industrial Development Agency
Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency
Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency
Multi-town Solid Waste Management Authority
Nassau County Bridge Authority
Nassau County Industrial Development Agency
Nassau County Sewer and Storm Water Finance Authority
Nassau County Tobacco Settlement Corporation
Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation
New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency
New Rochelle Local Development Corporation
New Rochelle Parking Authority
New York City Capital Resource Corporation
New York City Economic Development Corporation
New York City Educational Construction Fund
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
New York City Housing Authority
New York City Housing Development Corporation
New York City Industrial Development Agency
New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority
New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation
New York City Public Development Corporation
New York City School Construction Authority
New York City Sports Authority
New York City Sports Commission
New York City Sports Development Corporation
New York City Transitional Finance Authority
New York City Water Board
Newburgh Community Development Agency
Newburgh Industrial Development Agency
Niagara County Brownfields Development Corporation
Niagara County Development Corporation
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency
Niagara Falls Parking Authority
Niagara Falls Public Water Authority
Niagara Falls Urban Renewal Agency
Niagara Falls Water Board
Niagara Power Coalition
Niagara Region Certified Development Corporation
Niagara Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Niagara Town Industrial Development Agency
North Buffalo Community Development Corporation
North Country Community Development Corporation
North Greenbush Industrial Development Agency
North Hempstead Solid Waste Management Authority
North Tonawanda Parking Authority
Nyack Parking Authority
Nyack Urban Renewal Agency
Olean Urban Renewal Agency
Oneida County Industrial Development Agency
Oneida County Sports Facility Authority
Oneida Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority
Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency
Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency
Onondaga County Solid Waste Disposal Authority
Onondaga County Water Authority
Onondaga Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Ontario County Four Seasons Development Corporation
Ontario County Industrial Development Agency
Ontario Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Operation Oswego County
Orange County Economic Development Corporation
Orange County Industrial Development Agency
Orange County Water Authority
Orchard Park Local Development Corporation
Oriskany Falls Local Development Corporation
Orleans County Industrial Development Agency
Orleans County Local Development Corporation
Ossining Housing Authority
Ossining Urban Renewal Agency
Oswego County Industrial Development Agency
Oswego Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Otsego County Industrial Development Agency
Owego Parking Authority
Peekskill Civic Center Authority
Peekskill Facilities Development Corporation
Peekskill Housing Authority
Peekskill Industrial Development Agency
Peekskill Local Development Corporation No. 2 (subsidiary of IDA)
Peekskill Parking Authority
Penfield Economic Development Corporation
Plattsburgh City Local Development Corporation
Port Chester Community Development Agency
Port Chester Industrial Development Agency
Port Chester Parking Authority
Port Jervis Community Development Agency
Port Jervis Industrial Development Agency
Port Jervis Parking Authority
Potsdam Community Development Corporation
Potsdam Local Development Corporation
Poughkeepsie Industrial Development Agency
Poughkeepsie Parking Authority
Poughkeepsie Urban Renewal Agency
Putnam County Economic Development Corporation
Putnam County Industrial Development Agency
Putnam Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Redevelopment Local Development Corporation
Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency
Rensselaer County Local Development Corporation
Rensselaer County Water and Sewer Authority
Rensselaer Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Ridge Hill Development Corporation
Riverhead Industrial Development Agency
Rochester Downtown Development Corporation
Rochester Economic Development Corporation
Rochester Urban Renewal Agency
Rockaway Boulevard Local Development Corporation
Rockland County Industrial Development Agency
Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority
Rockland Economic Development Corporation
Rockland Second Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Rockland Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Rome Industrial Development Corporation
Rome Parking Authority
Rome Urban Renewal Agency
Rotterdam Industrial Development Agency
Route 110 Redevelopment Corporation
Sackets Harbor Local Development Corporation
Salamanca Hospital District Authority
Salamanca Indian Lease Authority
Salamanca Industrial Development Agency
Salamanca Regional Local Development Corporation
Saranac Lake Community Development Agency
Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency
Saratoga County Water Authority
Saratoga Economic Development Corporation
Saratoga Springs City Center Authority
Schenectady County Industrial Development Agency
Schenectady Local Development Corporation
Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority
Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority
Schenectady Parking Authority
Schenectady Urban Renewal Agency
Schoharie County Industrial Development Agency
Schuyler County Development Corporation
Schuyler County Human Services Development Corporation
Schuyler County Industrial Development Agency
Schuyler Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Seneca County Economic Development Corporation
Seneca County Industrial Development Agency
Seneca Knit Development Corporation
Seneca Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Sherburne Area Local Development Corporation
Sleepy Hollow Parking Authority
Southeast Industrial Development Agency
Spring Valley Parking Authority
St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency
St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency Local Development Corporation
St. Lawrence County Local Development Corporation
STAR (Sales Tax Asset Receivable) Corporation
Steuben Area Economic Development Corporation
Steuben County Industrial Development Agency
Steuben Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Suffern Parking Authority
Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency
Suffolk County Judicial Facilities Agency
Suffolk County Local Development Corporation
Suffolk County Water Authority
Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation
Sullivan County Agricultural Local Development Corporation
Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency
Sullivan Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Syracuse Economic Development Corporation
Syracuse Housing Authority
Syracuse Industrial Development Agency
Syracuse Parking Authority
Syracuse Urban Renewal Agency
Tarrytown Housing Authority
The Castleton-Schodack Local Development Corporation
The Catskill Local Development Corporation
The City of Newburgh Local Development Corporation
The Development Corporation - Clinton County
The Fort Edward Local Development Corporation
The Hamilton County Local Development Corporation
The Hunter Local Development Corporation
The Local Development Corporation for the Town of Little Valley
The Local Development Corporation of Crown Heights
The Middletown Local Development Corporation
The Nassau County Local Development Corporation
The Philmont Local Development Corporation
The Schoharie Community Development Corporation
The Seneca Falls Local Development Corporation
The Town of Huntington Economic Development Corporation
The Village of Valatie Local Development Corporation
The Village of Waterford Local Development Corporation
The Walden Local Development Corporation
The Warren County Local Development Corporation
Theater Subdistrict Council Local Development Corporation
Thousand Islands Bridge Authority
Tioga County Industrial Development Agency
Tioga County Local Development Corporation
Tioga County R.E.A.P. Local Development Corporation
Tioga Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Tompkins County Area Development
Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency
Tompkins Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Tonawanda (City) Community Development Agency
Town of Albion Housing Authority
Town of Allegany Housing Authority
Town of Amherst Development Corporation
Town of Babylon Local Development Corporation
Town of Cambria Housing Authority
Town of Camillus Housing Authority
Town of Cheektowaga Housing Authority
Town of De Kalb Housing Authority
Town of Dewitt Local Development Corporation
Town of East Hampton Housing Authority
Town of Edwards Housing Authority
Town of Erwin Housing Authority
Town of Erwin Industrial Development Agency
Town of Erwin Urban Renewal Agency
Town of Fallsburg Housing Authority
Town of Fowler Housing Authority
Town of Glenville Housing Authoriy
Town of Goshen Housing Authority
Town of Greenburgh Housing Authority
Town of Harrietstown Housing Authority
Town of Hempstead Housing Authority
Town of Hempstead Local Development Corp.
Town of Hermon Housing Authority
Town of Hoosick Housing Authority
Town of Huntington Housing Authority
Town of Islip Community Development Agency
Town of Islip Housing Authority
Town of Islip Local Development Corporation
Town of Lansing Housing Authority
Town of Lisbon Housing Authority
Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency
Town of Malone Industrial Development Agency
Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority
Town of Marion Housing Authority
Town of Montgomery Industrial Development Agency
Town of Moreau Local Development Corporation
Town of Niagara Housing Authority
Town of Norfolk Housing Authority
Town of North Elba Housing Authority
Town of North Hempstead Business and Tourism Development Corporation
Town of North Hempstead Community Development Agency
Town of North Hempstead Housing Authority
Town of Orangetown Housing Authority
Town of Oyster Bay Housing Authority
Town of Patterson Housing Authority
Town of Plattsburgh Local Development Corporation
Town of Queensbury Housing Authority
Town of Ramapo Housing Authority
Town of Riverhead Community Development Agency
Town of Rotterdam Housing Authority
Town of Southampton Community Development Agency
Town of Southampton Housing Authority
Town of Ticonderoga Housing Authority
Town of Tonawanda Housing Authority
Town of Tully Housing Authority
Town of Union Housing Authority
Town of Wallkill Housing Authority
Town of Warwick Housing Authority
Town of Waterford Industrial Development Agency
Town of Wawarsing Local Development Corporation
Town of Wheatfield Housing Authority
Town of Wilna Housing Authority
Town of Yorktown Housing Authority
Transit Construction Fund
Troy Industrial Development Authority
Troy Local Development Corporation
Troy Parking Authority
Trust for Cultural Resources of the City of New York
Trust for Cultural Resources of the County of Onondaga
Tuckahoe Housing Authority
Tuckahoe Parking Authority
Ulster County Development Corporation
Ulster County Industrial Development Agency
Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency
Ulster Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority
Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board
Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Finance Authority
Upstate Telecommunications Corporation
Utica Housing Authority
Utica Parking Authority
Utica Transit Authority
Utica Urban Renewal Agency
Victor Local Development Corporation
Victor Urban Renewal Agency
Village of Alexandria Bay Housing Authority
Village of Bath Housing Authority
Village of Canajoharie Housing Authority
Village of Canastota Housing Authority
Village of Canton Housing Authority
Village of Catskill Housing Authority
Village of Chittenango Housing Authority
Village of Chittenango Local Development Corporation
Village of Clayton Housing Authority
Village of Coxsackie Housing Authority
Village of Dolgeville Housing Authority
Village of East Rochester Housing Authority
Village of East Syracuse Housing Authority
Village of Elbridge Housing Authority
Village of Elizabethtown Housing Authority
Village of Ellenville Housing Authority
Village of Ellenville Local Development Corporation
Village of Elmira Heights Housing Authority
Village of Elmira Heights Urban Renewal Agency
Village of Fairport Urban Renewal Agency
Village of Fort Edward Housing Authority
Village of Frankfort Housing Authority
Village of Fredonia Housing Authority
Village of Freeport Housing Authority
Village of Geneseo Urban Renewal Agency
Village of Goshen Housing Authority
Village of Governor Housing Authority
Village of Great Neck Housing Authority
Village of Green Island Housing Authority
Village of Greenport Housing Authority
Village of Groton Housing Authority
Village of Groton Industrial Development Agency
Village of Hempstead Housing Authority
Village of Herkimer Housing Authority
Village of Heuvelton Housing Authority
Village of Horseheads Housing Authority
Village of Ilion Housing Authority
Village of Island Park Housing Authority
Village of Johnson City Housing Authority
Village of Jordan Housing Authority
Village of Kaser Housing Authority
Village of Kenmore Housing Authority
Village of Kiryas Joel Housing Authority
Village of Kiryas Joel Local Development Corporation
Village of Lancaster Community Development Corporation
Village of Lancaster Housing Authority
Village of Le Roy Housing Authority
Village of Liberty Housing Authority
Village of Liverpool Housing Authority
Village of Lowville Housing Authority
Village of Lynbrook Housing Authority
Village of Malone Housing Authority
Village of Medina Housing Authority
Village of Monticello Housing Authority
Village of Montour Falls Housing Authority
Village of New Square Housing Authority
Village of Newark Housing Authority
Village of North Syracuse Housing Authority
Village of North Tarrytown Housing Authority
Village of Nyack Housing Authority
Village of Oriskany Falls Housing Authority
Village of Painted Post Housing Authority
Village of Palmyra Housing Authority
Village of Patchogue Community Development Agency
Village of Pawling Housing Authority
Village of Penn Yan Local Development Corporation
Village of Philadelphia Housing Authority
Village of Philmont Housing Authority
Village of Port Chester Housing Authority
Village of Potsdam Housing Authority
Village of Rensselaer Falls Housing Authority
Village of Riverside Urban Renewal Agency
Village of Rockville Centre Community Development Agency
Village of Rockville Centre Housing Authority
Village of Sackets Harbor Housing Authority
Village of Saint Johnsville Housing Authority
Village of Scotia Housing Authority
Village of Sidney Industrial Development Agency
Village of Skaneateles Housing Authority
Village of Sloatsburg Housing Authority
Village of Solvay Housing Authority
Village of South Glens Falls Local Development Corporation
Village of South Nyack Housing Authority
Village of Spring Valley Housing Authority
Village of St. Johnsville Urban Renewal Agency
Village of Tupper Lake Housing Authority
Village of Waddington Housing Authority
Village of Warwick Housing Authority
Village of Watkins Glen Housing Authority
Village of Webster Housing Authority
Village of West Carthage Housing Authority
Village of West Winfield Housing Authority
Village of Woodridge Housing Authority
Wallkill Industrial Development Agency
Warren and Washington Counties Industrial Development Agency
Warren Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Washington County Local Development Corporation
Washington Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Water Authority of Great Neck North
Water Authority of Southeastern Nassau County
Water Authority of Western Nassau County
Watertown Industrial Center Local Development Corporation
Watertown Urban Renewal Agency
Wayne County Industrial Development Agency
Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority
Wayne Industrial Sustainability Development Corporation
West Brighton Community Local Development Corporation
Westbury Community Development Agency
Westchester County Industrial Development Agency
Westchester Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Westcott Community Development Corporation
Western Finger Lakes Solid Waste Management Authority
Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation
White Plains Center Local Development Corporation
White Plains Urban Renewal Agency
Whitehall Local Development Corporation
Wilmington Local Development Corporation
Wilton Water and Sewer Authority
Wyandanch Community Development Corporation
Wyoming County Business Center
Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency
Wyoming Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Yates County Industrial Development Agency
Yates Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation
Yonkers Community Development Agency
Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Development Corporation
Yonkers Housing Authority
Yonkers Industrial Development Agency
Yonkers Parking Authority
Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
New York and New Jersey Railroad Corporation
Newark Legal and Communications Center Urban Renewal Corporation
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation
Transitcenter Incorporated
WTC Retail LLC

Mind boggling, isn't it? And you thought the special districts were wasteful and taxing?

Seems that the State has a quasi-independent agency -- publicly funded, but hardly watched by anyone -- for everything.

Anyone ever hear of consolidation? Does streamlining mean anything to our State Legislature?

Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporations? Do they bundle and sell tobacco futures? Aging Research Incorporated? That's getting old. Long Island Regional Ashfill Board? We wonder who sits on that one? Do they get health benefits? Pensions?

What do you make of STAR (Sales Tax Asset Receivable) Corporation? Is that where our STAR rebates went to? (Sorry. Different STAR. Same solar system.)

Maybe there's money to be had in the Excess Loss Trust Fund? If not, could we possibly dump a few billion dollars of the State's losses in there? Doubtful anyone would ever find it!

Horse Breeding Development Fund? Horse manure, you mean.

Okay. You get the idea. [And you thought we had too much local government. Ha. Can't hold a candle to the debt our State public authorities rack up.

And once you're done slashing away -- with abandon, please -- at New York's public authorities (you may even find a few not on the Comptroller's lists), let's say we go to work on the money our State Legislators spend each year.

No, not just the pork. That's almost passe (and some Italian-American Club in Cohoes may miss out on rebuilding its wine cellar).

We're talking money for television stations, mailings, member items, sweetheart contracts, lobbyists, surplus support staff (with a host of titles that make those held by employees of the special districts and public authorities pale by comparison), and all the perks and emoluments savored by our State Senators and Assemblymembers. [Search for tax dollars spent by your State government at]

Maybe, just maybe, when they begin to feel the pinch, as we, the people, already do, our State Legislators will finally get the message. New Yorkers are overtaxed by way too much spending on altogether too much government. It's time you felt our pain!


  1. 1098 public authorities? thats insane.

    in a perfect world they should all go.but they can start with the ones in kiryas joel-aka monroe ny for hasidic jews.

    its a complete violation of church and state for government to fund public agencies in a religious community,especially a restricted one like KJ.

    if i was dave p, id tell them,"im doing what jodi rell did in ct to the tourism dept. you all get $1 a year and your own your own."

    she is not running again and her approval rating is 65%. does anyone know what dave's is?

  2. I agree that education aid should not be cut (although I suspect it will be.) And frankly, if education is cut, you can pretty much take it to the bank that property taxes in most districts will be going up. However, none of this means that school districts shouldn't be much more accountable than they now are when it comes to cutting costs. The fact that they have an important job to do has tended to shield schools from scrutiny when it comes to cost-efficiency, and that's just not a luxury that anybody can afford anymore.

    One of the major problems the various authorities noted above share is excessive salary and benefit costs. Schools are also guilty of this, especially when you look at the amount of money going down the drain in the form of excessive administrative overhead - which is a nice way of saying that we have far too many superintendants, assistant superintendants, business managers, curriculum directors, etc., etc., etc. Salary and benefit costs are also skyrocketing on a broader level. I think my kids' teachers are great (well, most of them anyhow), but I'm paying $1600 a month for health benefits, and they're paying nothing, thanks to the sky-high taxes I'm dealing with. The same can be said for the public employees comprising the authorities identified.

    Because of the extraordinary tax burden on Long Island, people I know are now having to cut back not just on whatever might pass for modest luxuries in their lives, but necessities as well, and that includes health care, even while those working in the public sector get a free ride. At a certain point, this kind of economic inequality is simply offensive, and I hold all our elected representatives - from Albany to Mineola to Hempstead to my local school board - fully accountable for a situation that is clearly unacceptable.

  3. QA,

    $1600 a month for health insurance? Thats crazy.

    That means you have to make $60-$65K JUST to pay the insurance with todays taxes. Forget about food,clothing,shelter,gas,utilities,etc.

    Im very surprised that you havent left LI. Every one I know who has kids has either left or will leave when their kid graduates jhs or hs.

    I hope im wrong but i think my forecast of a two tier society on LI- the very rich and the permanent poor class- is gonna become a reality whether we want it or not.

  4. QA,

    if it makes you feel any better, ny state workers hired after june 2004 MUST PAY HALF of their health insurance costs.

  5. How do you even contact these agencies? there are no phone numbers or address. I could not imagine wh a small Village like Lynbrook has a Housing Authority. I tried to find them and as far as I can see they don't exist?


    Foreclosures galore. Your wasted dollars. Follow the money on this one.