Mayday for Mandate Relief 2013
"Mayday" is an international call for help, derived from the French venez m'aider, meaning "come help me." NYSAC's "Mayday for Mandate Relief" campaign calls on the State to provide much-needed help to counties through mandate relief measures, and to pass legislation banning any new unfunded state mandates.
This May, counties are coming together to pass resolutions calling for no new unfunded mandates. Learn more about how your county can proclaim "Mayday for Mandate Relief".
Help Enact Mandate Relief Today!
County leaders across New York know that mandate relief is critically needed, and together we are urging State officials to act on that need. Now we are engaging the public and community groups in our collective efforts to encourage State Legislators to enact meaningful mandate relief in 2013.
NYSAC has launched www.mandaterelief.com to enable county officials and residents to email their State Senators and Assemblymembers, asking them to enact mandate relief this year.
Promote this site in your county by posting a link on your website, announcing the effort at county board meetings, and encouraging community and business groups in your county to spread the word.
Help enact mandate relief today. Contact your State lawmakers. Ask them to support meaningful mandate relief this year. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
County 9 for 90 Campaign
Recognizing that 9 State mandates consume 90 percent of the county property tax levy statewide, NYSAC began the 9 for 90 Campaign to communicate the challenges counties face in addressing a property tax crisis that stems from decisions made in the State Capitol, not the county courthouse.
Click on the links below to see specific ideas for mandate reform and relief submitted by county officials from across New York State, which are organized according to which State mandate they apply.