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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 Honor State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins

NY State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins

White Plains, NY – As part of its annual Black History & Heritage Celebration, which was held last night, the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) honored a former member—New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins—for her many achievements and recent election as Democratic Conference Leader, the first woman in New York state history to hold this important political position.

 

In his remarks during the celebration, which took place before the BOL’s regular meeting in the Chamber, BOL Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) called Stewart-Cousins “an African American whose public service, dedication and compassion serve as superb examples for all Americans.” He added that the state senator has been “a major influence on my career in public service,” and as the new Democratic Conference Leader in the New York State Senate she will “build the kind of bridges in state government over which progress and reform will travel.”

 

Before her election to the State Senate in 2006, Stewart-Cousin served ten years in the BOL, representing the 17th legislative district in Yonkers, which Jenkins now represents.

 

BOL Vice Chair Lyndon Williams (D-Mount Vernon) quoted James Weldon Johnson’s poem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (set to music by Johnson’s brother, it is also known as “The African-American National Anthem”) and referenced Stewart-Cousins’ new position in the State Senate with one line from the poem, “…till now we stand at last / Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.”

 

Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh) presented a proclamation to Stewart-Cousins and noted that the state senator is recognized as a strong advocate for human rights, quality education, affordable health care and making government more efficient.

 

“For a decade Senator Stewart-Cousins served here on the County Board of Legislators where she was elected Majority Whip and later Vice Chair,” continued Legislator Williams. “She authored and pushed for approval landmark legislation like Westchester’s first human rights law, plus laws guaranteeing living wages and smoke-free workplaces, protecting residents against predatory lenders and providing tax cuts for seniors and veterans. We are proud of her. And we are in awe of her many deeds. She is a wonderful example to us all here on this Board.”

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Photo above: New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaking at the BOL’s Black History & Heritage Celebration (Photo credit: Westchester County Board of Legislators / Aviva Meyer)

 

BOL Vice Chair Lyndon Williams, State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Legislator Alfreda Williams and BOL Chairman Ken Jenkins

(Photo credit: Westchester County Board of Legislators / Aviva Meyer)

NY State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins

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