Indian Point

On Monday, February 12th, at a joint meeting of the Committees on Legislation, Budget & Appropriations, Public Safety and Intergovernmental Services, Minority Leader John Testa added to the BOL Joint State Legislative Package an amendment to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal to include additional funds for the Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Program. There is no contribution to this fund in the Governor’s Proposed NYS Budget.

Catherine Borgia

February 2, 2018 WVOX AM Radio 1460

Gun Show

White Plains, NY — Last night at the February 5, 2018 meeting of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, the Board voted 12 to 5 along party lines to ban gun shows on County-owned property, with all twelve Democratic legislators voting affirmatively.


On February 3, Bedford2020 hosted their Climate Action Summit at Fox Lane High School.  More than 700 citizens attended this full day event, including over 110 government officials from the town, county and state levels. Topics included: renewable energy, electric vehicles, soil and forestry and the carbon tax.  A special breakout session for government officials presented a unique opportunity for representatives to discuss the critical issues each of their communities are currently facing, including the paths they are taking to get to their community’s renewable energy goals.  Participants from the Board of Legislators included Chairman Benjamin Boykin, as well as Legislators Nancy Barr, Kitley Covill and MaryJane Shimsky. 

 

"As the Westchester County Legislators that represent the districts on the Sound Shore, we remain open-minded on the proposed tunnel from Long Island to Westchester under the Long Island Sound (see Newsday article: https://www.newsday.com/business/sound-tunnel-cuomo-oyster-bay-westchester-1.16369235), but we are opposed to a Request for Proposals (RFP) being done by New York State, based only on its own study, without any input at all from Westchester's elected officials, municipalities, community and environmental groups and residents. There needs to be much more review and due diligence conducted by all interested and affected parties before New York State starts reviewing any bids to build this tunnel. We will push for more transparency and an open and objective review process. The communities we represent need more information about this proposed tunnel, and therefore, we will reach out to our colleagues in the New York State government to offer our assistance in setting up the necessary review meetings here in Westchester County."