Child care subsidies break even in 2012
$52 million needed to cover faulty Astorino Administration projections
White Plains, NY – Democratic caucus members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators claimed today that County Executive Rob Astorino needlessly raised the family share for child care subsidies from 20% to 27% for 2013.
County Executive Astorino has requested more than $52 million in budget transfers to close out the 2012 fiscal year, thanks to... Read more
Rye, NY – Several Democratic caucus members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) called today on County Executive Rob Astorino to hand over the keys for the North Bathhouse at Playland to Westchester Children’s Museum officials so work can begin immediately and allow the much-awaited attraction to open by 2014.
“This wonderful museum will help transform Playland into a year-round destination,” said Legislator Judy Myers (D-Larchmont), chair of the... Read more
White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) advanced today a modified version of the Source of Income legislation that was submitted by County Executive Rob Astorino two weeks ago.
The Source of Income legislation, which Astorino originally vetoed in June 2010, was moved to two BOL committees—Legislation and Community Services, chaired by, respectively Legislator Bill Ryan (D-White Plains) and Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh)—for consideration. The two committees met... Read more
White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) is planning to question County Department of Health officials on whether staff reductions over the last three years have compromised food safety at area restaurants and other establishments serving meals to guests.
The BOL’s decision, led by Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh), chair of the BOL Community Services Committee, follows the news that an apparent food-borne illness sickened possibly hundreds of... Read more
White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) an Act tonight that will ratify the incorporation of the Westchester County Local Development Corporation (LDC) and open the door for the new entity to issue bonding obligations that act in the public interest and help generate funding for projects spearheaded by not-for profit organizations and corporations.