Hearings will help shape County budget; Board is determined to maintain fiscal conservation

11/18/2009 11:50:26 AM



Westchester County Board Chairman William J. Ryan (D, WFP-White Plains) and the Board’s Budget and Appropriations Chairman Jose I. Alvarado (D, WFP-Yonkers) announce regional budget oversight meetings, in which residents throughout the county can voice their concerns about the 2010 proposed county budget submitted by County Executive Andy Spano.  The Office of Management and Budget formulates an annual budget for the coming year for the administration. That proposed budget is then forwarded to members of the Legislature for review. They, in turn, either accept the administration’s budget as is, or they make recommendations for changes to the budget. Those changes, as well as the administration’s proposed budget are aired during public hearing. At that time, members of the public, as well as department heads and managers, are welcome to discuss the proposed budget.  Over the course of these hearings, legislators and the public will engage in a discussion about the direct fiscal consequences of the County Executive’s financial plan and its impact on  local programs and services supported by the county, alternative proposals that the Legislature is proposing or may consider, and explore how the current budget is working and where reforms and other changes are necessary.


Southern County Region Public Hearing - Mount Vernon
(Residents who live in the following communities are welcome to attend:  Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Bronxville, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Eastchester and Tuckahoe)


Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 7:00pm


Mt. Vernon City Hall
1 Roosevelt Square (Stevens Ave btwn South 5th Ave and Wilson Place)
Mt. Vernon


Northern County Regional Public Hearing - Lewisboro
(Residents who live in the following communities are welcome to attend: Lewisboro, North Salem, Somers, Yorktown, Cortlandt, New Castle, Bedford, Pound Ridge, Mount Kisco, Peekskill, Croton on Hudson, Buchanan, Ossining and Briarcliff Manor)


Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 7:00pm


John Jay Middle School
40 N. Salem Road (corner of Gideon Reynolds Road)
Cross River, Lewisboro


Central County Regional Public Hearing - White Plains
(Residents who live in the following communities are welcome to attend: Mount Pleasant, Pleasantville, North Castle, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Greenburgh, White Plains, Scarsdale, Elsmford, Harrison, Ardsley, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings on Hudson, Rye Brook, Rye, Mamamroneck, Larchmont and Edgemont)


Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 7:00pm


Board of Legislators’ Chambers
8th Floor - Michaelian Office Building
148 Martine Avenue (corner of Court Street)
White Plains


For more information, please contact Sally Schecter at (914) 995-2832 or via email at SallyS@westchesterlegislators.com


NOTE FOR PRESS: Legislators will be available for photo opp and radio/on-camera interviews.  Media requests should be sent to Tara L. Martin, Press Secretary at (914) 995-2016 or via email at TaraM@westchesterlegislators.com.