I applaud the swift action that Governor Cuomo has taken in introducing the Public Trust Act. The recent scandals have shaken New Yorkers’ faith in government. We in public service need to rebuild New Yorkers’ trust in government, and this legislation is a huge step in the right direction.
Every honest lawmaker should welcome the Public Trust Act. I have been pressing for many of the same reforms – specifically tougher penalties for attempted bribery and scheming to defraud the government, as well as creating a crime of self dealing – since I introduced the Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement Act (A.2113) in 2010 along with then State Senator Eric Schneiderman and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance in the wake of the Joe Bruno scandal.
I look forward to supporting and voting for the Public Trust Act.
I am incredibly disappointed in the way the governor’s office announced the appointment. The lack of transparency is glaring. They should have worked together with the community and the RIOC board to find a new president.
RIOC has been understaffed and without direction for too long, and the community has suffered because of it. If Ms. Indelicato is confirmed by the RIOC board, I sincerely hope that she will bring the experience and leadership that Roosevelt Island needs.
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