Counties in the News, February 27, 2017
Monday's news from counties across the state.
NY First Home Proposal: Keeping New Yorkers in New York
By Mike Kelly, Director of Government Affairs, New York State Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
It's no secret that individuals are leaving New York, and it is particularly evident in many Upstate communities. Adding to the dilemma is the fact that New York has the lowest state homeownership rate in the country at 51.5 % – the national homeownership rate is 63.7 %.1 [ U.S. Census; 2015 Homeownership Rates by State: https://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/data/ann15ind.html
] This disconcerting statistic, coupled with recent data showing that nation-wide first-time home buyer rates were at their lowest since 1987, is not only problematic in the short term, but also raises some concerns for the future unless steps are taken to address the issue.
Lane Ranger: Albany being told to direct more money toward county infrastructure needs
Empire Trail's path is unclear
Neuhaus backs 20-year Legoland PILOT
Proposal to name new TZ Bridge after Brinks victims
Ulster County legislator proposes outlawing possession of tobacco by minors
Mid-Hudson officials tout drug drop boxes
Ulster County Legislature seeks Family Court project oversight
Rensselaer County approves major road work
Localities aim to put bite in regional dog control approach
Fundraising campaign aims to help pets after fires
CENTRAL NEW YORK
County Executive: All juvenile inmates will be moved to Hillbrook (Video)
Cayuga County Administrator Suzanne Sinclair expected to resign March 10
Towns concerned over sanctuary vote
Renovations for Madison County Sheriff's Office facility complete
Shipley Sets Tone for Supervisors
Eye on NY: Sen. Pam Helming pans Cuomo's government consolidation plan
Livingston County declares March is ‘Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month'
WESTERN NEW YORK
Op-Ed: DOWNWARD PRESSURE FROM ALBANY CRUSHING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, DRIVING UP TAXES
Treatment Court is a different approach in handling drug-related crimes
Legislature OKs funding for splash pad, pavilion in Hartland