The following document summarizes the status of bills of interest passed by both houses of the New York State Legislature in 2019. Organized by subject area, it includes only those initiatives that directly affect cities and villages, beginning with those that were included in the 2019-20 State Budget.
Whether you are a new or a seasoned municipal official, these webinars will provide you with the most up-to-date information in planning and zoning law. These one-hour webinars will cover the following topics:
Sneak Peak of NYCOM's Municipal Matters quarterly magazine (Vol. 3, No. 1):
• Mobile App Impact on Citizen Satisfaction and Municipal Management
• Investing in Today's Youth Will Prepare Municipalities for Tomorrow's Leaders
• Lost and Abandoned and Donated Properties: Dealing With Property No One Seems to Want
The village election material contained in this publication was compiled by the New York State Conference of Mayors. The dates and material are based upon current statutory provisions, including amendments through the 2019 session of the State Legislature.
This policy paper outlines the various enactments that amended the Election Law during the 2019 legislative session and discuss how these changes may affect the operations of local governments.
Recycling Coordination, Education, Planning and Promotion Projects Grants Gateway Application Guidelines and Request for Applications
The Cyber Analysis Unit of the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) has recently issued a report on a cyber campaign that has affected several local governments in New York. This campaign involves customized and convincing-looking phishing emails that were used to capture user login names and passwords.
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.
The Elected Officials Academy (EOA) is NYCOM’s two-tiered program that facilitates and recognizes the educational and leadership accomplishments of elected city and village officials. Any NYCOM class that you take, conference that you attend, or committee that you serve on will earn you Elected Officials Academy credits.
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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.
NYCOM's Legislative Program outlines our legislative priorities for the year. While NYCOM advocates for and against hundreds of bills each legislative session, our Legislative Program represents our membership's position on key issues of interest to city and village officials.
At its 110th Annual Meeting, the membership of the New York State Conference of Mayors elected Mayor Robert T. Kennedy of the Village of Freeport, to serve as NYCOM President for the next year.
NYCOM is relieved that all of our member villages and cities who have historically been part of the AIM program will continue to receive this funding under the state budget adopted earlier today.
Testimony on a critical aspect of a workable transit system in Upstate New York: safe and reliable local transportation infrastructure.
City mayors from across the state are calling on both houses of the New York State Legislature to include $12.7 million in additional funding for an inflationary increase in "arterial maintenance reimbursement."