VIEW UPDATE (added 3-17-23)
In January, the New York State Legislature passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would add to the State Constitution the explicit guarantee that no person may be denied equal protection of the laws of the State on the basis of sex. The amendment must be approved by voters and won’t appear on the ballot until November 2024, and if approved, New York will become the latest state to constitutionally protect women’s rights. But this isn’t the first time that New York has tried to codify the amendment.
Will this time be different? Will voters support the prohibition of sex discrimination and protect reproductive rights? This interactive webinar will provide an overview of the proposed amendment and the procedural components of its adoption, describe the pitfalls present when the first ERA was passed in the 1970s, highlight how today’s ERA is different from the previous legislation and other states’ ERAs, discuss how an ERA will impact New Yorkers, and identify the potential hurdles today’s amendment may face on its way to voter approval.
Speakers: Kaelyn Gustafson, Associate at Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP and Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
VIEW TESTIMONY (added 2-15-23)
NYCOM’s Local Government Achievement Awards showcase 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.
Winning submissions will be recognized at an awards ceremony during NYCOM’s 114th Annual Meeting at the Sagamore Hotel (May 17-19, 2023), highlighted in an upcoming issue of NYCOM’s Municipal Matters magazine, and featured in the Best Practices section of the NYCOM website.
VIEW UPDATE (added 2-14-23)
NYCOM's municipal matters quarterly magazine (Vol. 5, No. 3) is available to download in full for NYCOM Members only.
If you would like to view a sneak peak of articles included in this issue of the Municipal Matters, please click on one of the highlighted articles listed here:
• Syracuse uses ArcGIS Velocity to Take Its GIS to the Next Level
• Developing Small Community Tourism
• Planning and Conducting a Productive Organizational Meeting