Monday, January 4, 2010

Ulster County Legislative Report Card

Rodriguez scores perfect attendance for 2009 as comptroller starts his “Measure 12 Manage” audits

KINGSTON – Only one Ulster County legislator had a perfect attendance at all meetings in 2009. Hector Rodriguez didn’t miss one meeting of the full legislature, public hearings or committee meetings.

County Comptroller Elliot Auerbach Monday released “Measure 2 Manage” report, this one taking a look at the county legislature and how the more than $500,000 in salaries and benefits were spent.
He said that he plans on issuing other such reports looking at other department spending.

“Things like gas consumption by county departments or reimbursement of personal vehicle use by county employees or E-ZPass use or money generated through hotel-motel bed tax,” he said.

Auerbach hopes his reports result in reflection and questions from county residents “and in so doing, create new strategies, ideas and concepts for continuous improvement in governance.”

For a complete list of how all legislators did regarding attendance, reach tomorrow's edition of or go the Comptroller's website at


Anonymous said...

When a county employee is placed on involuntary indefinate medical leave w/o pay by the appointing authority after being taken ill in the performance of duty--it is just another word for 'EXILE'!

Anonymous said...

Bravo to Mr. Rodriguez! His "report card" illustrates his committment to his position -and his committment to his position [as with every County Legislature] "is" a big deal.

A lot can be missed by missing [not always unavoidable] just one meeting - and a lot of political game-playing can be associated [from what I have heard...] via strategic absences [best kept to a minimum at all levels] and such.

Keep up the good work!