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White Plains, NY — Calling 2018 "a year of unprecedented achievement" for the Westchester County Board of Legislators, on Friday, Board Chairman Ben Boykin (D - White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison) released a Year-End Report, recapping the legislative highlights of the second half of 2018, and including a look at the full year for the Board.


In introducing the report, Boykin said, "In January, when our new leadership and a new majority took charge, we had a mission. Our goal was to pass laws that embody our values; to protect and provide for all Westchester residents; and to stabilize the County's finances after years of short-sighted and irresponsible decision-making by the prior County Executive.  I'm proud to say that in our first year, we've been able to put our principles into practice."


The report documents key legislative action taken in the second half of 2018 including:

•         Major parks improvements
•         Major infrastructure improvements
•         Expansion of affordable housing with hundreds of new units
•         Key legislation on earned sick leave, fair chance to work, co-op disclosure, conversion therapy for minors and more


Also included in the report is a list of the key legislative achievements of the Board in 2018, everything from the Board’s first major piece of legislation in January – a ban on gun shows on County-owned property – through the more than 165 appointments to County Boards, Departments and Commissions, which the Legislature acted on this year.

 

Click here to view report.