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Ulster County IDA chair complains about new state law making meetings accessible

Nov 06, 2019 11:21 pm
William J. Kemble reports in the Daily Freeman that the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency chairperson is complaining about a new state law that gives the public better access to IDA meetings. “We have a new requirement that we have to figure out how to do the livestreaming and videotaping of our all of our meetings going forward,” Randall Leverette said. He says the Ulster County IDA is paying "like $2,000 a meeting" with companies interested in making more taxpayer money by providing livestreams and recordings of public meetings. WGXC works with the Town of Catskill and City of Hudson to provide webstreams of meetings at no cost. The new law requires industrial development agencies to show regular meetings and public hearings "in real time," and archive videos of meetings and hearings on their websites within five business days. Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.