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Assemblyman George Latimer Wants To Abolish Hundreds Of New York State Agencies

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The New York State Capitol - Albany, NY - Mar 16, 2008 - Photo: Daniel Barry/Getty Images

The New York State Capitol (file / credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

MAMARONECK, NY (WCBS 880) - The Mount Kisco Urban Renewal Agency, the City of New Rochelle Parking Authority, the Nyack Urban Renewal Agency, Peekskill Community Development Agency, the Village of Spring Valley Parking Authority, and the Tarrytown Urban Renewal Agency are just some of the agencies that New York State Assemblyman George Latimer says do nothing.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi With Assemblyman Latimer

That’s why he says it’s time that they and more than a hundred others across the state be abolished.

“Getting rid of them requires state legislation because they were created by state legislation,” says Latimer.

Latimer, who is pushing a bill to eliminate the authorities says presently they’re just a waste of time and money.

“This is part of the downsizing of government, sort of the clean-up of things that have been hanging around as a vestige for a long time,” Latimer told WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi. “Now that times are leaner, we’re all making extra efforts.”

Thirteen of the 118 agencies named in the bill are in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties.

LINK: Read The List Of All 118 Agencies

Latimer recently demanded answers about the over-budget and behind schedule I-287 project near White Plains.

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