Author Archives: Christina Sonsire

07 Aug
2

More from the City-County Committee, including its termination by County Executive Moss

On August 6th the City-County Committee presented its report and recommendations to a large crowd at Mandeville Hall. Fresh off the excitement from last night’s event, I wrote a Facebook post just after waking up this morning: However, while writing ...

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30 Jul
0

City-County Committee completes report, announces presentation date

On February 11, 2019, the Chemung County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution allowing Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss to form a temporary committee to identify ways the county and city can work together to assist the city with studying possible ...

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23 Jul
4

Update: Legislative Salaries, Prevailing Wage and the City-County Committee

Legislative Salaries The Chemung County Legislature’s ad hoc Compensation & Benefits Committee held its initial meeting last night. The Committee is comprised of five legislators including John Pastrick, Mike Smith, Rodney Strange, Bill McCarthy and myself. Together we are charged ...

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18 Jul
0

Oral argument in Moss v. Legislature to be heard on July 19th

Judge Eugene Faughnan of Binghamton will hear oral arguments tomorrow in the two lawsuits filed by County Executive Chris Moss and County Attorney Hyder Hussain against the Chemung County Legislature, its lawyer Bryan Maggs and former legislative clerk Linda Palmer. ...

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25 Jun
8

Chemung County update on…a bunch of things

I have had a crazy few weeks as my daughters’ school and spring sports ended while a number of my cases at the Ziff Law firm started really cranking. As a result I have not been able to put together ...

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13 Jun
6

First Arena: an update

In addition to serving as a Legislator for Chemung County’s 7th District, I am the secretary of the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency. In order to clarify and explain the state of affairs at Elmira’s First Arena, we offered this ...

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28 May
1

Legislature to address many important issues on May 28th

The Chemung County Legislature’s Standing Committees will meet tonight (May 28th) starting at 7:00 pm on the Hazlett Building’s fifth floor. The meetings are open to the public and will be live-streamed to the Chemung County Matters Facebook page, found ...

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22 May
0

Overview of how the New York state budget affects us

New York’s State’s Association of Counties issues its annual report detailing how the 2019-2020 budget impacts Chemung County. A copy of the report is embedded below:

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21 May
17

Five cent fee for paper bags makes sense

Last month New York State enacted a law that prevents retailers from using most types of single-use plastic bags beginning on March 1, 2020. The purpose of the law, which permits plastic bags to still be used for things like ...

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08 May
2

Recap of Monday’s Budget Committee Meeting

The Chemung County Legislature’s Budget Committee met on Monday night in what turned out to be an extremely informative meeting that touched on a number of important issues. Even though the committee is only comprised of seven members (Chairperson Dave ...

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