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County Legislature

County Legislature

Schenectady County Government is comprised of an elected legislative body composed of 15 representatives elected to four-year terms from four distinct districts.

Legislative Districts

District Locales Seats
District 1 City of Schenectady 3 Elected Officials
District 2 City of Schenetady 3 Elected Officials
District 3 Town of Glenville, Town of Niskayuna, Village of Scotia 5 Elected Officials
District 4 Town of Duanesburg, Town of Princetown, Town of Rotterdam, Village of Delanson 4 Elected Officials

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.

2021 Legislature Meeting Schedule


Committee Meeting January 4th, 2021 - 7:00pm
Regular Meeting January 12th, 2021 - 7:00pm
Upcoming Legislative Committee Meeting

January 2021 Committee Meeting Agenda.

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Upcoming Legislative Regular Meeting

January 2021 Regular Meeting Agenda 

January 2021 Rules Committee Agenda

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Public Comments:

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.

Privilege of the Floor: comments must be submitted by 12:01am on the day of the Legislature's regular meeting

Public Hearing on proposed Local Law I of 2020: comments must be submitted by 12:01am on Tuesday, January 12, 2020

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Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law I of 2020

View Proposed Local Law I of 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 I-2020-A, 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 12th day of January, 2021 at 7:00 pm for the purpose of hearing all interested persons on the question of proposed Local Law I-2020-A, entitled “A LOCAL LAW CREATING CHAPTER 51 (FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES) OF THE SCHENECTADY COUNTY CODIFIED LAWS TO REGULATE THIRD-PARTY FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE FEES DURING CERTAIN EMERGENCIES.”

Legislative Contacts, Documents and Calendars