The Suffolk County Legislature's committees will meet in Riverhead this coming week.
The Suffolk County Legislature’s committees will meet in Riverhead this coming week.

The Suffolk County Legislature will hold next week’s committee meetings in the Evans K. Griffing Legislative Auditorium in Riverhead. It is the first time in generations that committee meetings will be held in Riverhead.

The change came at the request of First District Legislator Al Krupski and Second District Legislator Bridget Fleming, who argued that holding some committee meetings in Riverhead would make Suffolk County government more open and accessible for residents in the eastern portion of the county.

Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory agreed.

“County government is local government, and local government must be accessible to its constituents,” said Mr. Gregory. “That is why the Suffolk County Legislature has decided to hold two cycles of Committee Week meetings this year in Riverhead, giving East End residents who can’t travel to Hauppauge easier access to the legislative process.”

Meetings scheduled for May 2-5 will be held in the Riverhead Legislative Auditorium in the Evans K. Griffing Building in the Suffolk County Center (300 Center Drive) in advance of the May 10 General Meeting, which will also be held in Riverhead.

A full list of the committee meetings is online here. Click on the title to the committee to download meeting agendas.

One other Committee Week cycle this year will be held in Riverhead, while the others will be held at the William H. Rogers Building in Hauppauge.

 




Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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