SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Onondaga County Legislature is hitting the ground running this year, planning on tackling a number of issues. 

They held their first session of 2017 Tuesday.

Legislators say 2016 was certainly eventful, including a lawsuit over improper pay raises.

However, many say they are ready to put that behind them and start focusing on the issues that matter most to residents. 

"I think when it comes to 2017 we want to put forward some sort of economic development plan, we want to look at Consensus and hopefully take some recommendations from there for real consolidation, we want to continue hopefully our taxpayers property tax relief, and continue to look at ways to create economic opportunity for residents," said Ryan McMahon, (R) Onondaga County Legislature Chairman.

The legislature is still down one member.

Kathy Rapp was the only member to take the county's buyout last year and retire.

The county executive's office tells us they have until January 30th to find a replacement. 

The office is already receiving resumes and has plans to conduct interviews.