|March 24, 2015 3:30 PM |
Mr. Mareane provided a PowerPoint that showed a breakout of legal advertising expenses in the County. Included were expenses required by law as well as optional advertisements for transparency purposes. He noted the largest expense for advertisements is within the Finance Department and due to legal requirements associated with real property. He had heard interest in expanding public notice to other publications as well as the potential cost of a larger-print advertisement.
Mr. Wood said what the County has done satisfies the legal requirements and that he does not believe it is necessary to do more in order to fulfill the County’s obligation. He also said this form of notification is becoming obsolete.
Mr. Klein noted that if a choice was made to use another publication the obligation to use the Ithaca Journal would remain as it is the legally designated official newspaper.
Ms. Kiefer said rather than an additional publication her concern is ensuring the public has access and ability to read the notice. Often the print is excessively small for segments of the local population.
Mr. Klein thanked Mr. Mareane for the information and said the members of the Committee could review it and discuss it further if needed.