Statement from NYSAC President Jack Marren on Extraordinary Session
We serve New Yorkers best when all branches of government are working together constructively.
“Counties applaud Governor Hochul, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie for taking the extraordinary step of convening a special session to enact legislation granting counties boards and other public bodies the authority to convene meetings remotely, in the unfortunate event that this becomes necessary. As the Governor recently stated, local elected officials from across the state have called for this temporary authority given uncertainties with the Delta COVID-19 variant and we appreciate the Governor listening to the concerns of local governments. We serve New Yorkers best when all branches of government are working together constructively and this special session was an example of local governments working in partnership with the Governor, Majority Leader, Speaker and all state lawmakers to ensure government continues to function safely and efficiently as we fight COVID-19.”
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