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County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Submits Legislature Referral To Create Office Of Public Integrity

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Submits Legislature Referral To Create Office Of Public Integrity

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo submitted a referral to the County Legislature recommending that the body enact a local law amending the County Charter to create an Office of Public Integrity.

“One of my top priorities as County Executive is upholding the faith and trust of the community that serves as the foundation for our Monroe County government. The creation of an Office of Public Integrity will ensure that our government is open, honest, and accountable for its actions.” said Dinolfo. “I look forward to working with the Legislature and receiving feedback from residents to soon have the Office of Public Integrity working on behalf of our community.”

Under the proposed Local Law, the Director of Office of Public Integrity would have the ability to examine all County operations independently and have the full authority to report its findings to law enforcement if necessary, and to conduct financial and operational investigations/audits of County departments and provide recommendations to improve accountability and efficiency.

In addition, the Director of Office of Public Integrity would be responsible for addressing concerns received from Monroe County residents regarding their government and providing an annual report to the County Legislature and County Executive of the office’s activities.

The proposed local law will have no significant effect on the environment and will require no additional net County support in the current Monroe County Budget.