Debate on Saratoga EDC's need to be ABO-compliant continues

Posted On: Dec 6, 2019   |   Posted By: Times Union

BALLSTON SPA - A State Supreme Court decision in Orange County might release the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation in the decade-old debate as to whether or not it needs to be compliant with the state Authorities Budget Office before the county funds its economic efforts.
Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett who also chairs the county's Economic Development Committee said the Nov. 20 decision that the nonprofit Orange County Partnership is not an authority and therefore does not need to comply with the state Authorities Budget Office provides insight to the old feud between SEDC and the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors.
“The structure, the method of operations, bylaws of Orange County Partnership are very similar to SEDC,” said Barrett referring to OCP. “The decision gives us very good reference points as we enter into a contract with SEDC.”

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