Democratic Caucus of the Monroe County Legislature

"Revolving door" reforms

Legislator Cindy Kaleh has proposed a two-year waiting before county employees can work for LDCs, private entities that were created to take on debt and take over some of the duties of government, but have been mired in scandal and accusations of corruption, or the contractors and subcontractors they hire.

This cooling-off period, modeled after similar restrictions that federal and state governments place on lobbyists, would help to lessen the perception of a “revolving door” between county government and the well-connected companies that financially benefit from doing work for the county.  This bill is particularly relevant in an era when several former county employees have been indicted for their roles in LDC scandals, and is an important step towards restoring public trust in Monroe County government.

You can read the full text of the proposed legislation and the sponsor's memo here.