We, the Westchester County Board of Legislators, vehemently oppose plans to dump an estimated one million gallons of radioactive wastewater containing carcinogenic contaminants into the Hudson River. This would undermine decades of successful environmental conservation and cleanup efforts on the Hudson River. Moreover, this disposal method poses disastrous health risks to plant, marine, and human life. For this reason, on March 6, 2023, our Board passed a resolution to amplify these concerns and opposition to the proposal. We were joined by our sister county, Rockland, who passed a similar resolution on March 9.

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(White Plains, NY) – Following the Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimous passage on Monday, March 6, County Executive George Latimer immediately signed into law a measure aimed at further reducing the amount of plastics in the County’s waste stream. The new measure was signed into law at a ceremony hosted outside of the Board of Legislators Chambers. Legislator Erika Pierce, along with chair of the Environment, Energy & Climate committee and Vice-chairwoman Nancy Barr were the main sponsors of this common sense bill.

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White Plains, NY — On Monday, the Westchester County Board of Legislators celebrated their annual Black History Month observance by honoring two exemplary individuals -- Mamie Duncan-Gibbs of Yonkers and Deputy Police Commissioner Neil Reynolds of New Rochelle – in a virtual ceremony.

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White Plains, NY – On Monday night, the Westchester County Board of Legislators voted unanimously to set a date to fill the vacancy for County Legislative District 12. The seat became vacant on January 1, 2023, following the resignation of MaryJane Shimsky, who successfully ran to represent District 92 in the New York State Assembly.

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“While I, and most of my colleagues, are disappointed with the County Executive’s veto of the law banning flavored tobacco passed last week by the Board of Legislators, I am proud of the hard work of this body and public health advocates for pushing the conversation forward, and advancing the legislation further than before.