Next three years for NYRA
The New York Racing Association has the next three years boiled down to two downloadable pages.
In advance of the new board's second meeting on Friday, NYRA released a draft version of its plan for the next three years of state control. That entire draft is available below.
A quick glance of the future shows a lot of work to be done.
The first priority is five different issues, which include their own subcategories. For instance, in order to reorganize the management structure the board needs to hire a new CEO and then direct that person to review senior management.
Other goals include promoting transparency and integrity in the management, adapt to new Internet technology, improve the Board's understanding of the finances and develop standardized contracts.
The final step is devising a transition plan back to private control.
The draft does not include the word "casino" in it. This seems to be a glaring omission, considering how NYRA will operate in the state if non-Indian casinos are approved is a major issue.
In the next three years, the NYRA Board will have a meeting at Saratoga Springs, according to the agenda for Friday's meeting. On Aug. 28, just a few days after the Travers, a board meeting will be held in Saratoga. This is most likely in addition to a hearing planned this summer at Saratoga, which would be led by board member Charles Wait and board adviser John Hendrickson.
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