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NYCOM Briefing on the 2020-21 Executive Budget

NYCOM Briefing on the 2020-21 Executive Budget

It is imperative that you contact your legislators now and let them know your position on those State Budget issues of greatest importance to you. We encourage you to review NYCOM’s Briefing on the 2020-21 Executive Budget.

Recommended Amendments to Discovery Reforms

Recommended Amendments to Discovery Reforms

While there was a need to reform New York’s criminal justice statutes during the 2019 state legislative session, it is widely recognized that several of the changes in the laws pertaining to discovery are broad and vague and are having unintended consequences at the municipal level.

VIEW RECOMMENDED AMENDMENTS

NYCOM Action Alert: February 12, 2020

NYCOM Action Alert: February 12, 2020

Budget Update: Discovery Reform, AIM & Infrastructure Funding, Cannabis, Small Cells

It is imperative that you contact your legislators now and let them know your position on those State Budget issues of greatest importance to you. We encourage you to review NYCOM’s Briefing on the 2020-21 Executive Budget. In addition, there are four policy issues that we ask you to bring to the attention of your legislators and make sure they are aware of NYCOM’s position.

VIEW ADVOCACY UPDATE (2/12/20) 

LGAA Applications Deadline: April 1, 2020

LGAA Applications Deadline: April 1, 2020

The New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM) is committed to highlighting municipal successes and sharing innovative projects and programs you have undertaken in your communities.

NYCOM’s Local Government Achievement Awards are intended to showcase significant and innovative projects and programs undertaken by NYCOM member cities and villages that have improved quality-of-life, resulted in cost savings, established cooperative partnerships, created new or unique approaches to issues, and/or streamlined the delivery of services.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Policy Statement: Local Impacts of Legalizing Adult-Use Cannabis

Policy Statement: Local Impacts of Legalizing Adult-Use Cannabis

NYCOM strongly believes each community must have a voice in whether the adult-use cannabis industry operates within its boundaries, as the impacts of the cannabis industry will be most directly felt at the local level.

UPDATED FEBRUARY 2020

If I Were Mayor, I Would... 8th Grade Essay Contest

If I Were Mayor, I Would... 8th Grade Essay Contest

NYCOM is inviting all eighth-grade students currently enrolled in a school located in a city or village in New York State to participate in NYCOM's fourth annual essay contest addressing the topic, “If I Were Mayor, I Would ...."

CONTEST IS NOW OPEN | DEADLINE: MARCH 9TH

Workshop: Understanding Municipal Ethics in Today's Climate

Workshop: Understanding Municipal Ethics in Today's Climate

  • Thursday, March 5 (12:30-2:00 p.m.) | City of Cohoes, City Hall, Second Floor Council Chambers, (97 Mohawk Street, Cohoes, NY 12047)

Topics of Discussion: Article 18 of the General Municipal Law, Gifts, Nepotism, Use of Municipal Equipment, Local Ethics Codes and Ethics Boards.

Presented by: John Mancini, NYCOM Counsel

Registration: There is no charge for this workshop, but we do ask that you confirm your attendance with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Assistant to the Mayor (518) 233-2122.

* NYCOM Elected Officials Academy (EOA) - The session qualifies for 1.5 elective credit hours.

Sponsored by: NYS Municipal Workers' Compensation Alliance

2020 Census: Are You Prepared?

2020 Census: Are You Prepared?

April 1, 2020 is Census Day for the next decennial census; the nation's once-per-decade, constitutionally-mandated count of every American, regardless of their citizenship status. The decennial census is one of the nation's most important programs.  New Yorkers' fair share of federal funds for programs essential to health care, education, housing, economic development and transportation, as well as our political representation in Washington, all depends on an accurate and fully-counted census response.

NYS CENSUS RESOURCES
US CENSUS BUREAU RESEARCH, OPERATIONAL PLANS AND OVERSIGHT