Westchester County Board of Legislators
800 Michaelian Office Building
148 Martine Avneue
White Plains, New York 10601

Tel: (914) 995-2800  |  Fax: (914) 995-3884

 

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WEEK OF 10/30/2017
10/30/2017
09:30 AM   Capital Projects
Presentation
Minutes | Video

WEEK OF 11/13/2017
11/13/2017
07:00 PM   Board of Legislators Meeting Minutes | Video
       
11/14/2017
10:00 AM   Public Safety
Presentation
Minutes | Video
11:00 AM   Budget Dept.
3rd Quarter Forecast – including Districts & Airport
 
       
11/15/2017
10:00 AM   Public Works
Presentation
Minutes | Video
11:00 AM   Transportation/Westchester County Airport
Presentation
 
       
11/16/2017
10:00 AM   Planning
Presentation
Minutes | Video
11:00 AM   County Clerk
Presentation
 
11:30 AM   Office of Sustainability  
       
11/17/2017
10:00 AM   Parks
Presentation
Minutes | Video
11:00 AM   Finance Department, Debt Service,
Fringe Benefits, Miscellaneous Budget,
6N & 6J
Presentation
 
       
WEEK OF 11/20/2017
11/20/2017   
10:00 AM   Community Mental Health
Presentation
Minutes | Video
10:30 AM   Office for People with Disabilities
Presentation
 
11:00 AM   Law Department/Risk Management
Presentation
 
       
11/21/2017
10:00 AM   Consumer Protection
Presentation
Minutes | Video
10:30 AM   Social Services
Presentation
 
       
7:00 PM   Mini Public Hearing
Yonkers Riverfront Library,
One Larkin Center, Yonkers,  NY 
       
WEEK OF 11/27/2017
11/27/2017
1:00 PM   Solid Waste Commission
Presentation
Minutes | Video
1:30 PM   Information Technology
Presentation
 
       
07:00 PM   Board of Legislators Meeting Minutes | Video
       
11/28/2017
10:00 AM   District Attorney
Presentation
Minutes | Video
10:30 AM   Labs & Research
Presentation
 
11:00 AM   Human Resources
Presentation
 
       
11/29/2017
10:00 AM   Youth Services
Presentation
Minutes | Video
10:30 AM   Senior Programs & Services
Presentation
 
11:00 AM   Department of Environmental Facilities
Presentation
 
     
07:00 PM   Mini Public Hearing
Mt. Kisco Library,
100 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 
       
11/30/2017
10:00 AM   Office for Women
Presentation
Minutes | Video
10:30 AM   Probation
Presentation
 
11:00 AM   Corrections
Presentation
 
       
12/01/2017
10:00 AM   CBAC
Presentation
Minutes | Video
10:30 AM   Health
Presentation
 
11:00 AM   Emergency Services
Presentation
 
11:30 AM   Board of Elections
Presentation
 
       
WEEK OF 12/04/2017
12/04/2017
10:00 AM   Board of Legislators Meeting Minutes | Video
       
10:30 AM   O’Connor Davies Oral Report
2018 Budget
Minutes | Video
12:00 PM   Additions Report Day to the 2018
Operating, Capital Budget & Special
Districts
Report
       
12/06/2017
07:00 PM   Public Hearing
Board of Legislators Chamber,
148 Martine Ave, 8th fl, White Plains, NY 
Video
       
12/08/2017
10:00 AM   O’Connor Davies Final Report – 2018 Budget Minutes | Video
12:00 PM   B&A Final Report Day to 2018 Budget  
       
WEEK OF 12/11/2017
12/11/2017
10:00 AM   Board of Legislators Special
Meeting to approve 2018 Budget
(Capital, Special & Operating Districts)
Minutes | Video


What is it?

You and your students are invited to take on the role of County Legislators. Students discuss, debate, and vote on an issue or issues of importance to their lives and to the county, while getting to visit our historic Legislative Chamber in White Plains. (NOTEThe program can also be conducted in your school if a field trip is not possible.)

How does it work
Students and teachers are asked to work together as a class to come to the session prepared with their selected issues and positions ahead of time. Materials will be provided in order to facilitate clarity on the specific issue and bill to be debated. The class will have the opportunity to select a Chair of the Board, a Clerk, Committee Chairs, and public speakers to speak on the bill in a mock public hearing before it is given final consideration. The group will have the opportunity to make recommendations and amend their bill as they see fit during the session.

How do we choose an issue?
We encourage classes to come up with an issue that is meaningful to them (though we can provide suggestions). My office will work with you to fashion the idea into a clear, debatable bill or resolution that can be discussed, amended, and voted upon during the session. Your class is free to pick a county issue that has been—or is currently—considered by our Board (including actual bills that were recently passed). Alternatively, you can pick an issue that, while beyond the strict mandate of the Board of Legislators, may be relevant and interesting to students’ lives (the Board often passes resolutions endorsing changes to state law). The preparation work is a great opportunity for students to build both research and communication skills.

Examples of issues that could be debated are:

  • Should the county require businesses to pay employees for sick days (bill passed October 2018)
  • Should the county ban gun shows on county property (bill passed February 2018)
  • Should the county ban polystyrene containers (bill passed June 2019)
  • Should schools allow cell phones (could be of interest to a student audience)
  • Should the school year be 12 months long (could be of interest to a student audience)

What are the logistics?
Mock Legislature sessions are offered Wednesdays through Fridays during business hours, beginning at 9:30 AM (the day-of-week restriction also applies to sessions held in schools, as the Legislators have committee meetings on Mondays and Tuesdays). The session lasts about an hour and a half per class. Prior registration is required through my office. Please include up to three date choices when requesting a session, as dates fill up very quickly. If you plan to visit the Board of Legislators for your session, please note that the school must provide for any transportation, food, and chaperone-related needs. Let my office know if you need any assistance or additional information in planning your trip.

How do I schedule a Mock Legislature?
To schedule a session, or for questions, please contact your legislator's office.

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11/18/2013
10:00AM   Community Mental Health
Presentation | C-259 - C-275

Agenda | Minutes | Video

10:30AM   Public Safety
PresentationC-361 - C-390
 
11:30AM   Human Resources
Presentation | C-57 - C-66
 
1:00PM   Budget Department
3rd Quarter Summary, 3rd Quarter - Airport, 3rd Quarter - DEF | C-67 - C-71
 

2:00PM   Capital Projects
Presentation Part IFY2014 Proposed Capital Budget

Agenda | Minutes | Video

3:30PM   Planning
PresentationC-149 - C–162
 
       
11/19/2013
10:00AM   Law Department / Risk Management
PresentationC-131 - C-148

Agenda | Minutes | Video

11:00AM   Public Works
Presentation | Supplement Graphs
C-569 - C-600
 
12:00PM   Consumer Protection
PresentationC-251 - C-258
 

2:00PM   Capital Projects
Presentation Part IIFY2014 Proposed Capital Budget

Agenda | Minutes | Video

3:30PM  

Deparment of Environmental Facilities
Presentation | Special Districts

 
       
11/20/2013 
10:00AM   County Clerk
C-179 - C-189
Agenda | Minutes | Video
10:30AM   Board of Elections
C-73 - C-82
 
11:00AM  

Finance Department 
PresentationC-83 - C-98

Debt Service
C-601 - C-603

Fringe Benefits, Misc. Budget, 6N & 6J
C-605 - C-611

 
       
11/21/2013 
10:00AM   Parks
C-425 - C-549
Agenda | Minutes | Video
11:00AM   Emergency Services
C-163 - C-177
 
12:00PM   Youth Bureau
PresentationC-17 - C-22
 
12:30PM   Senior Programs & Services
C-239 - C-250
 
       
11/22/2013   
10:00AM   Solid Waste Commission
PresentationC-417 - C-423
Agenda | Minutes | Video
10:30AM   Office for Disabled
Presentation, Chart | C-23 - C-29
 
11:30AM   Social Services
PresentationC-191 - C-238
 
       
11/25/2013   
10:00AM  

CBAC

Presentation

Agenda | Minutes | Video
11:00AM   Health
PresentationC-277 - C-300
 
12:00PM  

Transportation
PresentationC-551 - C-567

Westchester County Airport
D-1 - D-9

 

2:00PM   Information Technology
PresentationC-99 - C-124
Agenda | Minutes | Video
       
11/26/2013
10:00AM   District Attorney
C-343 - C-360
Agenda | Minutes | Video
11:00AM   Labs & Research
PresentationC-301 - C-313
 
11:30AM   Office for Women
C-48 - C-53
 
12:00PM   Correction
PresentationC-315 - C-334
 

2:00PM   Probation
PresentationC-391 - C-407
Agenda | Minutes | Video
       
12/2/2013
10:00AM   O'Connor Davies Oral Report Agenda | Minutes | Video
12:00PM   Additions  Agenda | Minutes | Video
       
12/3/2013
10:00AM   Follow up with County
Departments
Agenda | Minutes | Video
       
12/6/2013
10:00AM   O'Connor Davies Final Report
Agenda | Minutes | Video
12:00PM   Deletions  

 

The county budget shall be finally adopted

                                                not later than December 27th (Sec. 167.101

                                                Paragraph 3)