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  • 15wlmartJoin city and village officials from throughout the state as we gather in Albany to fight for the increased state aid and meaningful mandate relief that was promised when the tax cap was enacted. 

    After meeting with statewide-elected officials & state legislative leaders, workshops will be held on today's most relevant topics, including:
      • Local Government Reform: The Need for a State Partner
      • Sustainable Budgeting in a Tax Cap/Freeze World
      • State Funding for Municipal Infrastructure
      • Strategies to Address Retiree Health Care Costs
      • Developing Government Efficiency Plans
      • Getting the Truth Out: Communicating With Your Constituents 
      • Understanding & Overcoming Barriers to Shared Services

    REGISTER HERE NOW!

  • votingREGISTER for the 2015 Village
    Election Workshops & Webinar

    The Workshops and Webinar are ideal for both the newly appointed village clerk and the veteran village clerk that is looking for a refresher in village election law.

    PITTSFORD • Friday, Jan. 9 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   
    FISHKILL • Tuesday, Jan. 13 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    PLAINVIEW • Wednesday, Jan. 14 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.   
    ALBANY • Friday, Jan. 16 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    WEBINAR • Wednesday, Jan. 21 | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.


    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
  • focusartUse New York's Settlement Funds Windfall for Municipal Infrastructure

    NYCOM's first "Issues in Focus" policy brief focuses on the proper use of New York State's $5.1 billion in bank settlement funds. NYCOM's report calls on the Governor and the State Legislature, when determining the allocation of such funds over the coming months, to do so according to three guiding principles:

    1. Use for Non-Recurring Expenses
    2. Invest in Municipal Infrastructure as the Foundation to Economic Development
    3. Use Existing Programs to Allocate Funds Widely, Efficiently and Fairly

    • Click HERE for a copy NYCOM's report, "New York's Settlement Monies and the Need for Municipal Infrastructure Funding."
    • Click HERE for a copy of NYCOM's news release summarizing the key aspects of the report.

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    STOP THE TAX SHIFT
    Tax Shifting is Bad for New York

    The New York State Conference of Mayors created a single-issue website www.StopTheTaxShift.org, to defend taxpayers from tax shifts that may be pushed from the state onto cities and villages.

    Local officials and private citizens can and should use this site as a resource to help educate state leaders, legislators and opinion makers on those state mandates that are the key culprits in obstructing local officials efforts to control spending and property taxes.


  • mix13THE MIX
    Municipal Innovation eXchange

    The Municipal Innovation eXchange (The MIX) is a collaborative effort of the four statewide local government associations that represent every municipality and school district in the state. NYCOM, the NYS Association of Counties, the Association of Towns of the State of NY, and the NYS School Boards Association have created The MIX to help local governments maximize their effectiveness and efficiency through education, compiling and sharing local success stories, identifying and reforming barriers to efficiency, and establishing standards for evaluating when a shared service makes sense.

    Click HERE for presentation materials from June 19th.

    For more information on The MIX, follow @TheMIX_NYS on Twitter, or contact the NYCOM office.

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TESTIMONY: 
Implementation of the 2014-2015 State Budget (Dec. 2014)

NYCOM's Report, "New York's Settlement Monies and the Need for Muicipal Infrastructure Funding"

Mayors Call for Dedicating Bank Settlement Funds to Staggering Municipal Infrastructure Needs | News Release | Nov. 14

NYCOM Statement on Newly Announced Pension Contribution Rates

Property Tax Freeze Fact Sheet & Guidance Document

Guidelines for CHIPS Funding Including Clarification of ADA Compliance Requirements

2014 Summary of Legislation (as of Nov. 14)

LET NY WORKA historic coalition united in the pursuit of significant mandate relief

UPCOMING EVENTS


NYCOM Village Election Workshops & Webinar
Pittsford - Jan. 9 | Fishkill - Jan. 13 | Plainview - Jan. 14 | Albany - Jan. 16 | Webinar - Jan 21
REGISTER HERE

Schuyler Center for Analysis & Advocacy Annual Policy Forum
New York's Cities: Confronting Income Inequality
Jan. 13 - Huxley Theater, NYS Museum

NYCOM's Winter Legislative Meeting
Feb. 8-10 - Hilton Albany
REGISTER HERE

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In 1872, Susan B. Anthony who lived in Rochester, was the first American woman to vote in a presidential election and be arrested for doing so.

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