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Links roundup—extended edition

March 15, 2012

Board member compensation

  • Compare data on public authority employee compensation in New York. [FindTheData]
  • The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority board will discuss CEO pay. [Democrat & Chronicle]

Housing authorities

  • The Housing Authority of Baltimore is focusing its limited resources on the city’s most viable neighborhoods. [Business Insider]
  • The future of the public housing project. [The Atlantic Cities]

IDAs and LDCs

  • Rotterdam dissolved its IDA, following a determination by the ABO that it had already ceased to exist under state law. [Spotlight News]
  • The Tusten Town Board voted unanimously to send a letter to the Sullivan County IDA asking it to clean up and repair the bridge that crosses lower Main Street just below the feed mill. [River Reporter]
  • An obscure provision of New York state law governing IDAs could snarl the Marketplace at Newburgh plan. [Times Herald-Record]
  • The New Paltz Town Board wants timely info from Ulster County IDA about tax changes. [Daily Freeman]
  • County’s new LDC draws guarded optimism from legislators. [Westchester Co. Bd. of Legislators]
NY public authority oversight
Privatization

Water and sanitation infrastructure

  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker wants to create a municipal utilities authority to run the city’s water supply, but the proposal is likely to face opposition. [Star-Ledger]
  • Reddit hosted an Ask Me Anything thread with a New York City sanitation worker. The bottom line: it’s a great job, with no dead bodies in dumpsters. [Reddit]
  • What grows in the tunnels beneath Queens? [Gothamist]
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