The Ulster County Legislature (UCL) Observers Working Group was formed because, even though so many of the issues that come before the UCL have real consequences for our community, so few of us know very much about who they are, what they do, and when and where they do it. Their meetings are open to the public and, as citizens, we can not only observe, but we can also take part in their discussions and try to influence their decisions.
The reports generated by this group will keep our members educated about legislation that is being discussed and voted on. They can alert our members when issues of particular importance warrant a show of community support–– either for or against a measure. And when all 23 seats are up for grabs next year, they will help us decide which legislators (or hopefuls) to endorse and support. We can only make informed choices if we’ve been paying attention.
If you are interested in attending one of the monthly meetings and filling out a simple report-back form, please contact Elisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tamara (email@example.com) for more info.
Legislative Meetings take place in the Ulster County Office Building, 6th Fl., 244 Fair St, Kingston at 7PM.
Also important are the Republican and Democratic Caucus meetings which take place one hour prior to the Leg Meetings at 6PM in designated meetings rooms in the same building.
The upcoming 2018 meeting dates:
- September 20
- October 16
- November 2
- December 18