Mandate relief is a big issue for local governments, and Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to (continue to) do something about it. He announced that a new council, born out of the passage of mandate relief signed into law last year, will be meet tomorrow to "[review] and [advance] proposals to reduce the statutory and regulatory burden on local governments and school districts."
"For too many years local governments and school districts have been burdened with growing costs, driving up property taxes and cutting into the delivery of vital services," Cuomo said in a statement. "My budget already includes billions of dollars of relief to help lower costs for taxpayers and this council will continue to build on that effort to ensure more savings for New Yorkers."
Members of the Council include:
Tomorrow's 10 am meeting in Albany is the first public meeting, and will be followed by meetings throughout the state.