Common Cause New York advocates for ethics on both a state and local level. Throughout the summer, our staff has been researching the status of ethics on a county level. While some counties have exemplary and clear ethics policies, most have local citizen watchdogs scratching their heads when they attempt to make a difference. Common Cause New York advocates for uniform county ethics oversight across New York State, which would provide clear and effective monitoring of conflicts of interests.
In mid 2017, Common Cause New York expects to release a full report on the state of county ethics in New York.