Reform groups are asking that Governor Kathy Hochul approve a bill that would expand transparency requirements regarding economic development.
If the measure is approved, community advisory committees would be required to play a role with economic development projects. The meetings would also need to be open to the public.
The committees would need to adhere to the Open Meetings Law that would require them to release their meeting agendas, materials, and minutes.
The push for this measure is a response to the plan regarding the renovation of Penn Station and surrounding office spaces in New York City. Organizations were looking for more information regarding the state’s involvement in the program.
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