Ways & Means - 2024

Legislator Trotta - Chair | Legislator Kennedy - Vice Chair

Legislator Donnelly - Legislator Flotteron - Legislator Lennon - Legislator Sanin - Legislator Welker


This Committee shall review and consider all actions and legislation affecting insurance; general real estate matters (including all leases, except at Gabreski Airport); review and consider the sale of Brownfields property tax liens; Local Law 13 direct sales; auction rules and sales; hardship and Local Law 16 property redemptions; §72-h transfers except for affordable/workforce housing; general land transfers; waivers of interest, penalties or surcharges on tax payments; and all matters involving the day-to-day operation of County government, including, but not limited to, the County Legislature; operation of the County Department of Audit and Control; the Real Property Tax Service Agency; the Department of Law; the Board of Elections and all matters related to the conduct of elections; the County Clerk’s Office; the County Executive’s Office; OTB; the review, consideration, and approval of settlements of litigation claims against the County of Suffolk; the review, consideration, and approval of insurance liability claims for personal injury or property damage and worker’s compensation claims against the County; and review proposals to name or rename County facilities or place symbols or memorials at County facilities, except for the naming of County parks.

This Committee shall have jurisdiction over issues dealing with the construction, operation, and maintenance of Court facilities located within the County of Suffolk; over legislation and matters affecting the responsibilities of the District Court and the Traffic and Parking Violations Agency; and judicial appointments.

In addition, the Committee shall review lobbyists’ legislation; ethics legislation; initiative and referendum; and review and consider all technical corrections.

This Committee shall be responsible for overseeing full implementation and enforcement of all of the laws of Suffolk County.

This Committee shall also consider and vote on any appointment to a board, commission, department, agency, authority, task force, or comparable entity under the jurisdiction of this Committee and any appointment to a board, commission, department, agency, authority, task force, or comparable entity not under the jurisdiction of another Committee.