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County Democrats propose LDC legislation

Democrats in the Monroe County Legislature have introduced legislation that would prohibit county officers or employees from working for a Local Development Corporation or any LDC contractor or subcontractor for two years after leaving county employment.

The legislation was prompted by several former county officials who have left government employment to work for LDCs and their contractors, including a former county official currently under indictment, according to Legislator Cindy Kaleh, D-Rochester.

Since the current administration took office, at least three high-ranking county officials — the former deputy county executive, chief financial officer and chief technology officer —have left county employment to take positions with LDCs or their contractors.

The practice creates the appearance of a conflict of interest, said Legislator Paul Haney, D-Rochester.