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Legislator Testa Urges State Legislators to Preserve Fund for Communities Affected by Indian Point Closure

Legislator Testa Urges State Legislators to Preserve Fund for Communities Affected by Indian Point Closure

On Monday, February 12th, at a joint meeting of the Committees on Legislation, Budget & Appropriations, Public Safety and Intergovernmental Services, Minority Leader John Testa added to the BOL Joint State Legislative Package an amendment to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal to include additional funds for the Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Program. There is no contribution to this fund in the Governor’s Proposed NYS Budget. Read more

Released:02-16-2018 | See More _Newsroom

Shari Gordon interviews Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia

Shari Gordon interviews Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia

February 2, 2018 WVOX AM Radio 1460 Read more

Released:02-09-2018 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester County Board of Legislators Takes Historic Step: Bans Gun Shows on County-owned Property

Westchester County Board of Legislators Takes Historic Step: Bans Gun Shows on County-owned Property

White Plains, NY — Last night at the February 5, 2018 meeting of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, the Board voted 12 to 5 along party lines to ban gun shows on County-owned property, with all twelve Democratic legislators voting affirmatively. Read more

Released:02-06-2018 | See More _Newsroom

A Great Day Toward Climate Action

A Great Day Toward Climate Action

On February 3, Bedford2020 hosted their Climate Action Summit at Fox Lane High School.  More than 700 citizens attended this full day event, including over 110 government officials from the town, county and state levels. Topics included: renewable energy, electric vehicles, soil and forestry and the carbon tax.  A special breakout session for government officials presented a unique opportunity for representatives to discuss the critical issues each of their communities... Read more

Released:02-05-2018 | 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.

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Monday, February 19

HOLIDAY - Office Closed
   
Wednesday, February 21
APPTS 03:00 PM


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