NY – April 1, 2013 -- As part of an ongoing effort to reach out to Westchester
residents and listen to what is on their minds, County Executive Rob Astorino
will host his next “Ask Astorino” town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at Yonkers Middle/High School Arena
located at 150 Rockland Avenue, Yonkers.
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Get ready to make
a phone call or send a quick email to the Democratic leadership of the County
Board of Legislators IMMEDIATELY after reading this email.
a proposed budget that maintains essential services, protects our AAA credit
rating, and keeps taxes flat for the THIRD year in a row, the
Democratic leadership is playing a dangerous game. Their additions and deletions
to my budget put both vital services and the financial health of the county in
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A link to this concern was recorded on BlogTalk Radio's Westchester On the Level show with co-hosts Richard Narog and Hezi Aris and our guest Westchester County Board Legislator Chairman Kenneth Jenkins on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Listen to the show by clicking onto the hyperlink above.
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Democratic members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (WCBoL) were astonished to find today that County Executive Astorino had authorized payment of over $93 million of pension costs that were not included in the 2011 Westchester County Budget. The County Charter clearly designates a protocol that transfers of appropriated funds to address excess spending must be first approved by the Westchester County Board of Legislators. Despite legal conduct being clearly delineated Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino chose to disregard statute.
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Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, joined by veterans and veteran’s advocates, today announced the launch of “Smiling on America’s Heroes,” a discount dental and eye care program available to Westchester veterans and their dependents. State Senator Greg Ball and Assemblyman Bob Castelli joined Astorino at the announcement.
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Law Limits County Executive and Legislators to 12 Years in Office
White Plains, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino has signed a law initiated by the Westchester County Board of Legislators (WCBoL) that limits the county executive to three, four-year terms and legislators to six, two-year terms. “The ballot box still remains the best way to express the will of the people with respect to elected officials,” said Astorino. “But term limits provide a check against entrenched interests gaming the system. They also promote opportunities for newcomers to serve the public. It is for these reasons that I have signed this legislation.”
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Second Veto of His Administration
June 17, 2010, White Plains, NY -- In his second veto since taking office, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today rejected the Westchester County Board of Legislators’ (WCBoL) action aimed at overturning his selection of a vendor to provide medical services to the approximately 1,400 inmates in the custody of the county Department of Correction.
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Says county remains strong despite significant budget challenges;
Repeats pledge not to raise county property taxes next year
Responding to pleas from residents to make Westchester more affordable, County Executive Robert P. Astorino used his first State of the County address tonight to give a candid assessment of why the county is facing a projected deficit of $166 million in 2011 – and how the county can close the gap without raising taxes and still preserve essential services.
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White Plains, NY -- Westchester County Executive-elect Rob Astorino (R-I) today announced that he has selected Westchester County Minority Leader George Oros (R-C Cortlandt) to serve as his Chief of Staff.
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White Plains, NY -- Westchester County Executive-elect Rob Astorino (R-I) today announced that he has appointed corporate communications specialist and former Gannett and New York Times journalist Edwin J. (Ned) McCormack of Greenburgh to serve as his Communications Director.
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Reaction by Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Bill Ryan
White Plains, NY-- Westchester County Executive-elect Rob Astorino (R-I), today announced two senior administration appointments, Kevin J. Plunkett as Deputy County Executive and Robert F. Meehan as Westchester County Attorney.
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