Friday, August 26, 2011

Golden Fleece at Golden Hill: Which Ulster County Legislators Have Conflicts of Interest?

Via E-mail and Snail Mail

Mr. Mike Hein
Ulster County Executive
 PO Box 1800
Kingston, NY 12402-1800

Dear Executive Hein:

There are rumors circulating in Ulster County that there are several county legislators whose relatives reside at the Golden Hill Nursing Home on which the legislature is to vote concerning a capital investment of about $1,500 per Ulster County household, that is, $100 million.  Legislators with conflicts of interest may not vote in the best interest of the Ulster County populace.  All legislators with conflicts of interest ought to be required to disclose their conflicts to the Ulster County Ethics Board.   This would include disclosure of whether they have family members, including great grandparents, grandparents, in-laws, aunts, uncles and/or domestic partners who are employees or residents of Golden Hill.


Mitchell Langbert, Ph.D.

Cc: Ulster County Board of Ethics
c/o County Executive's Office
PO Box 1800
Kingston, NY 12401

1 comment:

Robin Vaccai Yess said...

Bravo, Mitchell. Let's hope more people take your lead and put in a request for this information. With an important issue such as this, all Legislators should have to disclose any and all conflicts of interest.