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Board of Legislators Chairman Mike Kaplowitz’ Statement on HUD’s Acceptance of Analysis of Impediments

Board of Legislators Chairman Mike Kaplowitz’ Statement on HUD’s Acceptance of Analysis of Impediments

“This is a positive day for Westchester County. We have come a long way toward satisfying the terms of the 2009 settlement and as one Legislator, I can say I finally see the finish line. The 750 units of affordable housing that the settlement required are at various stages of construction, We have studied our local zoning and most of the communities that were originally flagged have worked with the... Read more

Released:07-18-2017 | See More _Newsroom

Statement from Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) on County’s 11th AI Submission to HUD

Statement from Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) on County’s 11th AI Submission to HUD

(WHITE PLAINS, NY) “After years of wasting Westchester taxpayer money, and 10 attempts at submitting an acceptable analysis of impediments, it seems the 11th time is the charm for the County Executive. The difference now is that this attempt comes on the heels of Lynne Patton’s, a former Eric Trump Foundation event planner, appointment as HUD Region II Administrator. Read more

Released:07-18-2017 | See More _Newsroom

Legislator Sheila Marcotte Statement on $1.5 Million Budget Surplus for 2016

Legislator Sheila Marcotte Statement on $1.5 Million Budget Surplus for 2016

On Monday, July 17, 2017 The Westchester County Board of Legislators Budget and Appropriations Committee, Chaired by Legislator Sheila Marcotte ( R ) Eastchester, New Rochelle, Tuckahoe, received the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2016. (attached) Below is Legislator Marcotte’s statement on the report. Read more

Released:07-17-2017 | See More _Newsroom

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Westchester Legislators Announce Venues for Public Hearings on County Budget

Promise to complete spending plan with a 0% increase in the tax levy

 

The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) announced today the venues and confirmed dates where and when it will hold a series of regional public hearings to present the  proposed 2012 county operating budget. These are oversight meetings in which Westchester residents and other concerned members of the public can comment about the 2012 Budget submitted by the County Executive. The purpose of these hearings is to receive input from the public regarding the taxpayers’ priorities in preparation for the development of the final County budget.

The Southern Westchester County Regional Public Hearing on the 2012 Budget will take place on Tuesday, November 22 at New Rochelle High School, 265 Clove Road, New Rochelle.

The Northern Westchester County Regional Public Hearing on the budget will take place on Wednesday, November 30 at Somers High School, 120 Primrose Street, Lincolndale.

Both hearings will start at 7 PM.

On Tuesday, December 6, the third and final Regional Public Hearing on the 2012 Budget will take place in the BOL Chambers on the 8th Floor of the Michaelian Office Building in White Plains. This hearing will also start at 7PM.

“In these challenging economic times, it is more important than ever for elected officials to be effective guardians of the taxpayers’ money while actively involving the public in this process,” said BOL Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers). “This is what makes our democracy work. Each year, the public hearings on the budget give us an excellent idea of what our priorities should be in terms of spending and generating revenues. I look forward to these hearings and sincerely urge county residents to attend and participate.”

Jenkins added the Board was promising to keep the budget sufficiently trimmed in order to facilitate a 0% increase in the County tax levy.

Last year, the BOL thoroughly debated and examined the County Executive’s proposed budget, and instead of accepting his 1% decrease in the tax levy cut spending even farther to create an historic 2.2% decrease in the tax levy.

The Week at the Board

Monday, July 24

LIT 08:30 AM
B&A / PSSS 10:00 AM
LEG / PSSS 01:00 PM


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