“The elimination of these needless government entities would be a great start to the importantwork of cutting waste and inefficiency in New York State,” added Stewart-Cousins.In a memo of support, the New York State Public Authorities Federation commented: “Most of the authorities eliminated through this legislation are not even functioning, yet inexplicably theyremain in existence.” The memo continued, “New York would be better served by reducing thenumber of quasi-public agencies as suggested by this bill.”Of the 118 defunct authorities, nine are located in Westchester County, and one of which is theTarrytown Urban Renewal Agency, which Village Administrator Michael Blau says was non-operational even before he became Administrator in 1987.“It certainly makes sense to eliminate any subset of government that doesn’t serve any particular purpose at the local level, and the Urban Renewal Agency serves no purpose in the Village of Tarrytown,” said Tarrytown Village Administrator Michael Blau.In March of 2010, the legislature passed the Public Authorities Accountability Act to bringgreater accountability to New York’s over 700 public authorities. Since then, public authoritiesthroughout the State have been subject to oversight by the Legislature, the Comptroller, theAttorney General and the New York State Authorities Budget Office.Please see below for the complete list of the 118 defunct public authorities in New York Statethat would be dissolved in this legislation.
Defunct Public AuthoritiesINDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES
City of Beacon Industrial Development AgencyTown of Carmel Industrial Development AgencyTown of Deerpark Industrial Development AgencyTown of East Greenbush Industrial Development AgencyTown of East Hampton Industrial Development AgencyVillage of Greenport Industrial Development AgencyTown of Horseheads Industrial Development AgencyVillage of Horseheads Industrial Development AgencyVillage of Keesesville Industrial Development AgencyVillage of Lake Placid Industrial Development AgencyTown of Oyster Bay Industrial Development AgencyTown of Queensbury Industrial Development AgencyTown of Schodack Industrial Development Agency
URBAN RENEWAL AGENCIES; DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES, PARKINGAUTHORITIES AND OTHER AUTHORITIES
Village of Albion Urban Renewal AgencyAlfred, Almond, Hornellsville Sewer AuthorityAmsterdam Parking Authority