Schenectady County Government is comprised of an elected legislative body composed of 15 representatives elected to four-year terms from four distinct districts.
The districts include:
- District 1: City of Schenectady 3 Elected Legislators
- District 2: City of Schenectady 3 Elected Legislators
- District 3: Towns of Glenville and Niskayuna, and the Village of Scotia 5 Elected Legislators
- District 4: Towns of Duanesburg, Princetown, and Rotterdam, and the Village of Delanson 4 Elected Legislators
The County Legislature determines all policy for the County and adopts and enacts resolutions and local laws necessary for the operation of County Government.
The County Legislature holds a bi-annual organizational meeting where they elected a Chair and Vice-Chair from their membership. The Chair of the Legislature is the chief elected official for the County.
To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Schenectady County Legislature has moved its meetings online. Members of the public who would like to submit a comment to be included as part of the record may fill out the official contact form.
Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law H of 2020: comments must be submitted by 12:01am on Monday, November 30th
Privilege of the Floor: comments must be submitted by 12:01am on the day of the Legislature's regular meeting
Current Public Hearing Notices
- Public Hearing Notice on Proposed Local Law H-2020
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, a public hearing is hereby called upon proposed Local Law H-2020, to be held before the Legislature of the County of Schenectady, in the Legislative Chambers in the County Office Building, 620 State Street, Schenectady, New York on the 30th day of November, 2020 at 7:00 pm for the purpose of hearing all interested persons on the question of proposed Local Law H-2020, entitled “A LOCAL LAW AMENDING CHAPTER 45 (CONSUMER PROTECTION: ITEM PRICING LAW) AND CHAPTER 50 (CONSUMER PROTECTION: PRICING ACCURACY LAW) OF THE SCHENECTADY COUNTY CODIFIED LAWS TO CREATE CERTAIN WAIVERS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.”
Submit Questions for Facebook Live:
Schenectady County will conduct a Facebook live event every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am to answer COVID-19 questions.
Residents who wish to submit a COVID-19 related question can submit your question online. Questions will be taken up until 9am on the day of the Facebook live event. Questions received after that will be held until the next event.