Author Archives: Christina Sonsire

21 Mar
6

Information for Chemung County residents regarding the Legislature, CCIDA and disaster relief for businesses

I imagine that when all of this passes, Webster’s Dictionary will have a new “Word of the Year” that none of us have heard because it does not yet exist within our lexicon. Crazy, unbelievable, incredible, overwhelming – none of ...

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26 Feb
7

It’s time for substantive work within the Chemung County Legislature

I decided to run for the Chemung County Legislature in order to use my background and experience to try to make a difference for our community. Running in 2018 when many great economic development projects were beginning to take shape ...

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28 Jan
7

Community discussion of the Nursing Facility needs to start now

The Chemung County Skilled Nursing Facility, located in downtown Elmira, is a healthcare facility owned and operated by Chemung County that provides long-term, inpatient, skilled nursing services to residents who have chronic, debilitating illnesses or require inpatient rehabilitation services. With ...

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03 Jan
0

Looking ahead to a new year in the Chemung County Legislature

2019 was an interesting year for Chemung County government. With new people serving in scores of critical roles – including County Executive, Deputy County Executive, County Treasurer, County Attorney, Legislative Attorney, Sheriff, Industrial Development Agency Director, IT Director, Aviation Director, ...

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08 Dec
1

Proposed Local Law to prohibit private discussions of public business

Three members of the Chemung County Legislators – Bill McCarthy, Bob Briggs, and I – submitted a law to the legislative chairperson that would prohibit the private discussion of public business when a quorum (majority) of the Chemung County Legislature ...

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03 Dec
4

Transparency in the Chemung County Legislature? We can do much better.

If Webster’s Dictionary had identified a “Word of the Year” for Chemung County in 2018, it undoubtedly would have been “transparency.” With contested races for county executive and nearly all legislative seats, many candidates sought to distinguish themselves by talking ...

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25 Nov
2

Update on the budget process

We are in the middle of the budget process in Chemung County. County Executive Moss provided his proposed budget to the Legislature on November 12th. A copy of the budget is embedded below and can be found here. The Legislature ...

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12 Nov
0

Proposed Chemung County Budget released

This morning Chemung County Executive Chris Moss released a copy of his proposed budget for 2020. The Chemung County Legislature will hold its first budget workshop tonight (November 12th) immediately following the Legislature’s November meeting. A copy of the proposed ...

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09 Nov
0

Drag Queen Story Time: a brief update

In a blog post published in this forum on November 6th, I shared the Library District’s 2019 budget. It is embedded again below for your review. Today Chemung County Executive Moss sent information to the Legislature that shows the county ...

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08 Nov
1

2020 Budget Process Underway

This morning County Executive Chris Moss gave a presentation to local government officials, business leaders and the media highlighting certain aspects of his proposed 2020 budget. Moss’ presentation kicked off the budget season in Chemung County, an important undertaking that ...

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