By: Daily Record Staff//January 12, 2016
By: Daily Record Staff//January 12, 2016//
Acting on a campaign promise to promote ethical and transparent government, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo offered legislation Tuesday to create an Office of Public Integrity.
The request was made to the Monroe County Legislature in the form of a Local Law that would amend the County Charter.
“An Office of Public Integrity provides the necessary staff and resources for a rigorous review and broad oversight of County operations,” Dinolfo said. “I look forward to working with the Legislature so that the Office of Public Integrity can begin its important work soon.”
As proposed, the office’s director would be able to examine all county operations independently, with the authority to report the findings to law enforcement if necessary.
The office would conduct financial and operational investigations and audits of county departments and submit recommendations to improve accountability and efficiency.
The county executive’s proposal did not say how much establishing and running the office would cost.