Albany County residents will decide whether to amend parts of the Albany County Charter when they go to the polls on Nov. 8.
The Albany County Legislature voted in August to put Local Law No. H on the county ballot. The bipartisan legislation would clarify language in the Albany County Charter. It would incorporate the county’s Probation Department and Board of Elections into the charter; extend the period in which the county executive may make an appointment to fill a department-head vacancy position to 90 days from 45 days, and the period in which the legislature may confirm the appointments to 60 days from 45 days; mandate a written designation of an order of succession for the offices of county executive, comptroller and sheriff; mandate that the county adopt an administrative code; and require public hearing notices be posted on the county website.
View the full text for Local Law No. H here.