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Chairman Kaplowitz Announces New “Group Advocacy” Staff and Webpage

Chairman Kaplowitz Announces New “Group Advocacy” Staff and Webpage

The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) has added a new feature to the BOL website called the “Group Advocacy” page. The “Group Advocacy” page is designed to give Westchester County residents a streamlined way to track the status of certain pieces of Legislation that are being considered for passage by the Board of Legislators. The items featured on this page are issues of importance to large groups and constituencies.... Read more

Released:08-18-2017 | See More _Newsroom

Immigrant Protection Act Approved---Astorino Veto Would Put Westchester Residents at Risk

Immigrant Protection Act Approved---Astorino Veto Would Put Westchester Residents at Risk

(WHITE PLAINS, NY) In a sign of support for Westchester’s immigrant community, the Immigrant Protection Act, an Act introduced by Majority Leader Catherine Borgia & 7 Democratic Legislators in February, passed with a bi-partisan vote of 10-5. Read more

Released:08-08-2017 | See More _Newsroom

Statement From Republican Legislators Who Voted ‘No’ on Immigration Protection Act

Statement From Republican Legislators Who Voted ‘No’ on Immigration Protection Act

We believe the Immigration Protection Act (IPA) is well intentioned legislation but it provides little in new protections for immigrants living in our communities. Starting with Executive Order No. 4 of 2006 by the previous County Executive and for the last 7+ years of the current County Executive, Westchester County does not investigate or detain any resident based solely on their immigration status. The same policy stands today throughout municipal... Read more

Released:08-07-2017 | See More _Newsroom

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

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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, September 18

B&A / INFRA 10:00 AM
E&RE 03:30 PM
 


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