Cayuga County legislator Joe Bennett was unanimously reappointed to his District 10 seat at last night’s special legislative session. Bennett resigned last month so that he could begin to collect his pension after retiring from his position at Cayuga Community College.
He tells Finger Lakes News Radio he’d like to see Albany change the process.
County lawmakers on Tuesday night took a first step to looking at redistricting and alternative forms of government.
Bennett sits on the Government Operations Committee, which approved paying Dr. Gerald Benjamin, of SUNY New Paltz’s Benjamin Center, $1,500 to make a presentation to the Legislature. Dr. Benjamin assists local governments across New York State with research, evaluation, and policy analysis.
Bennett says he’s in favor of a change in the legislature’s structure, but adds it’s going to be a tough sell.
Legislator Tim Lattimore has long been a proponent of a legislative body with an elected executive similar to Onondaga County.