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Legislator Jenkins Wants BOL Vote on Double-Dip Law

Legislator Jenkins Wants BOL Vote on Double-Dip Law

  White Plains, NY – Westchester County Legislator Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) called on his colleagues at the Board of Legislators (BOL) today to vote on legislation he has introduced that will require BOL approval for waivers allowing County employees to collect both a public pension and a salary. Read more

Released:08-29-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Democratic Legislators Moving Forward with Plans to Revitalize Playland

Democratic Legislators Moving Forward with Plans to Revitalize Playland

    White Plains, NY – Democratic caucus members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) announced today that they are moving forward with plans to revitalize Playland, the County’s iconic 280-acre amusement park and recreation area, with a committee hearing scheduled next week that will include representatives from Central Amusements International LLC (CAI) and Standard Amusements LLC to discuss how they might operate the park in the future. CAI and Standard... Read more

Released:08-28-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Legislator Michael Smith Announces Passage of Roadway Capital Project for Mount Pleasant

Legislator Michael Smith Announces Passage of Roadway Capital Project for Mount Pleasant

White Plains, NY - The Westchester County Board of Legislators yesterday passed a bond act in the amount of $990,000 to rehabilitate West Lake Drive, County Road 144, in the Town of Mount Pleasant. At the urging of Legislator Michael Smith (R-Mount Pleasant), the bond act was reintroduced to the Board earlier this year after it was stalled in a subcommittee backlog during the prior legislative term. Read more

Released:08-05-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators Want Stricter Review Process and Risk Assessments for Gas Pipeline Expansion

Westchester Legislators Want Stricter Review Process and Risk Assessments for Gas Pipeline Expansion

  White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) announced today passage of a resolution calling for a stricter review process and full risk assessments in regard to the proposed expansion of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline through the county by Houston, Texas-based Spectra Gas Corporation. Read more

Released:08-04-2014 | See More _Newsroom

County’s Low Child Care Enrollment Prompts Action from Democratic Legislators

County’s Low Child Care Enrollment Prompts Action from Democratic Legislators

White Plains, NY – Democratic Caucus members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) questioned why one of the County’s subsidized child care programs, known as Title XX, was running at only one-third of the enrollment projected in 2014 Budget. The low numbers seem attributable to some problems with the enrollment process and publicizing the program, and the legislators said they will press the Astorino Administration for better performances... Read more

Released:07-31-2014 | See More _Newsroom

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County Legislator Shimsky Named to Mass Transit Task Force for Bridge to Replace the Tappan Zee

White Plains, NY - Westchester County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson) has been named to a twenty-nine member task force to examine mass transit options for the new bridge to replace the Tappan Zee. The announcement was issued on Friday by New York State Thruway Authority Board Chairman Howard P. Milstein.   

The task force has been charged with identifying transit options for the new bridge and the I-287 corridor through Westchester and Rockland counties; developing funding strategies to establish and sustain transit operations; and creating a corridor management plan to ensure a viable transit system.

“Replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge provides us with the opportunity to develop the regional mass transit system that our area needs,” said Shimsky. “The combined bridge replacement and transit undertaking will be the single largest infrastructure project in the Hudson Valley, creating tens of thousands of jobs and remaking our region for the better.  I am honored to be included on the task force that will facilitate such important work.”

Legislator Shimsky, who represented former New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky on the Tappan Zee's Stakeholders Advisory Working Group (SAWG) for Traffic and Transit from 2007 through 2010, has devoted much of her tenure on the Westchester County Board of Legislators to infrastructure issues and called public attention to the deteriorating condition of County-owned bridges.

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