State chops defunct local agency

G ov. Andrew Cuomo has repealed the authorization of the village of Whitehall Urban Renewal Agency.

Last Thursday, Cuomo signed two bills repealing the statuary authorization of 28 local public authorities and 95 urban renewal and industrial development agencies around the state that are “either defunct, were never ultimately established by local law, or are no longer needed to carry out the public function for which they were formed.”

Carol Greenough, Heritage Area director, said there was a big push for urban renewal agencies in the 1970s but she couldn’t recall the local entity being active.

In a release, the governor said: “Since taking office, my administration has worked to make government more efficient and accountable to taxpayers, including doing more with less and finding ways to reduce the costs facing localities. Given that these authorities and agencies no longer serve the public interest, it only makes sense to do away with them for good.”

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