[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable. Uncodified sections of local laws amending these provisions are included at the end of this chapter.]
[Adopted 4-8-2003 by L.L. No. 12-2003 (Ch. 93, Art. I, of the 1985 Code)]
Editor's Note: This local law was adopted by the Legislature over the veto of the County Executive on 4-7-2003.
This Legislature hereby finds and determines that actions by the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) have enormous impact on the economic, fiscal, tax, and financial policies of Suffolk County; the aesthetics of Suffolk County; the quality of life in Suffolk County; job creation; and economic development.
This Legislature also finds and determines that the official minutes of the IDA do not represent what has been previously decided by that agency because, apparently, the failure to use verbatim minutes has resulted in inaccurate records as to what has occurred at such meetings.
This Legislature further finds and determines that formal accurate records of IDA proceedings should be maintained to allow an informed, intelligent, and public debate of issues of such magnitude.
Therefore, the purpose of this article is to require the IDA to maintain verbatim minutes of its meetings.
In addition to any other functions assigned to the IDA by state law, federal law, or local law, the IDA shall:
By resolution, adopt at its organizational meeting rules to govern its proceedings. A copy of the rules and any amendments thereto shall be filed in the office of the County Executive, the office of the Clerk of the County Legislature and with the County Clerk and town and village clerks. The IDA shall make copies of such rules and any amendments thereto available to the public.
Maintain verbatim minutes of all IDA proceedings and meetings (i.e., all regular meetings, special meetings, committee meetings, and subcommittee meetings of the IDA) as the official minutes of the IDA, and provide copies of such verbatim minutes to the County Executive and to the County Legislature within 30 days after each such proceeding or meeting has concluded.
This article shall apply to all actions and meetings occurring on or after the effective date of this article.