Category Archives: Open Government

08 Sep
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In-person attendance again permitted at Chemung County Legislature meetings

Since March, members of the public have not been permitted to attend meetings of the Chemung County Legislature pursuant to a New York State Executive Order that allows municipal governments to meet remotely without public attendance in order to slow ...

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19 Aug
1

Q&A with County Executive Chris Moss regarding COVID

Throughout the past few weeks numerous questions have been asked on several social media platforms and through email about Chemung County’s response to COVID-19 and the specific acts that are being undertaken by our local government. Today County Executive Chris ...

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11 May
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Starting to bring the fiscal impact of COVID-19 on Chemung County into focus

There is no question Chemung County, like all counties in New York, faces very serious fiscal impacts from COVID-19 and the “New York Pause” program created to respond to the virus. Local officials in Chemung County, including Chemung County Treasurer ...

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03 Jan
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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
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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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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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28 May
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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
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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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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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