GENESEO, N.Y., Feb 1, 2023 – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors was unanimous in its approval of the County’s legislative priorities at its latest public meeting and will now share those goals with New York State for consideration when crafting its own Legislative Agenda.
The County’s Legislative Agenda, which was developed by the Board of Supervisors in conjunction with the County Administrator and County Department Heads, is guided by several key principles including advancing the legislative priorities of the New York State Association of Counties, fostering local decision making and control, reducing costs and protecting and enhancing revenues to Livingston County and increasing revenue for previously imposed mandates that are under-funded or unfunded.
“There is still concern among counties that the Governor and state Legislature often fail to incorporate the impact of county costs and support for state-mandated services when they pass legislation or make funding allocation decisions," explained County Administrator Coyle. "Therefore, it is incumbent upon this Board to take the necessary steps and efforts to educate and advocate through this official state Legislative Agenda."
The County has identified 12 key priorities in its 2023 Agenda including policies that advance rural broadband initiatives such as Light Up Livingston and support economic and community development endeavors. Additionally, Livingston County supports legislative policies that address criminal justice reform, housing initiatives, county land banks and child care projects. The 2023 Agenda also lays forth the County’s support of legislation favoring support of public nursing homes, financial support for critical infrastructure including water, sewer, highways parks and trails and advancements in agricultural protection programs.
To learn more about the County’s priorities and other initiatives that make up its Legislative Agenda, visit the official Livingston County website.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.