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

11/17/2009 10:30:01 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) today announced the schedule for a series of public oversight meetings following the release of the County Executive’s FY2010 Operating Budget






Speakers to attend are (still in formation):


  • Legislator Jose Alvarado (D, WFP-Yonkers), Chair – Committee on Budget and Appropriations
  • Various agency and/or department heads
  • Members of the Legislature





Board of Legislator’s Committee Room, 8th floor
Westchester County Office Building
800 Michaelian Office Building
148 Martine Avenue (corner of Court Street)
White Plains, New York 10601






Click here for dates and times for each oversight meeting






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. The budget is then reviewed by members of the Legislature. 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 a public hearing. At that time, members of the public, as well as department heads and managers, are welcome to discuss the proposed budget.  A majority of the Legislature (10 members) must vote in favor of the budget and amendments if there are any, for the budget to be adopted. The County Executive then has 10 days in which to sign the budget/amended budget.