Chemung County Legislature passes resolution amending Chemung County charter
ELMIRA N.Y. (WENY) – Monday night at the Chemung County Legislative meeting, legislators passed a resolution that would amend the Chemung County charter.
Last month, the budget committee voted to change the charter, allowing the legislature to appoint its own attorney. The move came after County Executive Chris Moss made the decision to fire special districts attorney Bryan Maggs.
Executive Moss filed a lawsuit against the legislature for shutting-out the County Executive form the legislative process.
Monday night, a 14 to 1 vote allowed legislators to override executive Moss's veto.
“The Chemung county charter has been amended and what happens next remains to be seen. I think it does speak volumes that the vote was 14:1. The legislature has stated overwhelmingly that for basic separation of party concerns, we need to have our own attorney,” said 7th District Legislator, Christina Sonsire.
The next legislative meeting is expected to take place on May 13.