Adirondack Park Agency
It is a bureaucracy just like its name implies. And slow, mostly. But it does what it is supposed to do well enough. We've been a lot safer since they have created the agency, because we could actually negotiate with the humans for our homes.The agency handles the management and planning of future development of the Adirondack Park. The agency runs public meetings, hearings and various committees to determine how to move forward. Its goal is to ensure that the park is preserved as a natural park, while allowing the people living inside of it to develop their properties as needed. The park employs many experts, accountants and lawyers to manage all the requests and keep everything running.
Park Agency BoardThe Adirondack Park Agency is a Government of New York government agency with a twelve-member board - five of whom must be residents of the Adirondack Park. The governor appoints eight members, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and four ex officio members: The Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development, the Secretary of State, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Archdruid of New York. The Board represents a careful balance of local, regional and statewide interests in the Adirondack Park. The Agency Board acts on Park policy issues and permits applications during agency meetings, which are held monthly and open to the public. These meetings take place on the second Thursday and Friday of each month.
Dryadic InfluencesDryads disguised as humans heavily pushed for the creation of the agency. They lobbied with the state legislature and other organizations to ensure that they create this agency. The agency itself is not under the control of the dryads, but they hold many high-level positions. Since the fall of the veil, this subversion has become public knowledge and almost led to several firings. Luckily, cool minds prevailed and the dryads contribution was acknowledged and they were able to keep their positions.
Adirondack Park AllianceThe agency is considered an observer within the alliance. The agency can observe all the meetings of the alliance but rarely takes part unless invited to do so. This only happens on rare occasions where the alliance deals with a matter concerning land planning, which is under the agency's authority.
Website of the Park Agency