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Democrats propose LLC reforms

Democrats in the Monroe County Legislature have proposed a series of reforms designed to increase oversight to local development corporations.

The measures were to be brought up during a full Legislature meeting scheduled Tuesday.

The reforms include: legislative consent before any LDC contract is assigned to a new vendor; legislative confirmation of all LDC board appointments; two legislative appointments to each LDC board; that LDCs be subject to competitive procurement laws; legislative approval of LDC budgets; legislative approval of any amendments to contracts between LDCs and the county; the filing of all LDC contracts and subcontracts with the clerk of the Legislature, including a statement detailing the principal officers of the entities receiving contracts; and the filing of quarterly and annual financial statements with the clerk.

Legislator Paul Haney, D-Rochester, sponsored the proposal, which includes many of the same oversight measures that have been proposed but blocked by the Republican majority.