We've come too far to let our City fall victim to partisan politics. We've made too much progress in the past year to allow political bickering to set us back.
Over the last 17 months, we've moved Yonkers in a new direction, away from the days of governing by political party. Democrats and Republicans came together in passing the first, unanimously bi-partisan budget in nearly a decade. We've joined in moving forward with smart development projects that will rebuild our tax base instead of overburdening property taxpayers. We've avoided continued cuts to services and we continue to show other cities, states and Washington how government can work for the people when elected leaders work together.
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– March 28, 2013 – Mayor
Mike Spano today announced the City of Yonkers is expanding its presence on
social media by launching new pages on sites including Tumblr, Instagram and
Flickr. The City also launched a new problem solver application on its Facebook
page for residents to express concerns or issues.
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YONKERS, NY – March 1, 2013 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano took action this week urging Congress to avert $85 billion in across-the-board government spending cuts in an anticipated federal budget sequestration. Mayor Spano sent a letter this week to U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel encouraging him and his colleagues to take action in preventing the cuts.
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Mayor to Preview Annual Address at Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for March 6 and 12
YONKERS, NY – February 25, 2013 – Mayor Mike Spano today announced that Yonkers’ State of the City address will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm at the Yonkers Riverfront Library in Larkin Plaza. The State of the City will be the second address for the Mayor since coming into office last year.
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Mediation to Immediately Address Overall Contract Issues
YONKERS, NY – February 6, 2013 -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced a major victory in the effort to reform costly Fire Department labor practices, saying that the New York State Public Employee Relations Board (P.E.R.B.) yesterday issued a ruling siding with the City’s attempt to declare an impasse and begin the process of mediation and, ultimately, potential binding arbitration.
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YONKERS, NY -- January 17, 2013 -- Yonkers
Mayor Mike Spano today announced the re-launch of the City’s graffiti hotline
to report the defacing or vandalism of any building structure located within
the City of Yonkers. Residents are encouraged to call 914-377-8077 to
report any form of graffiti. A reward of no more than $500 per conviction will
be awarded to any person giving information leading to the detection, arrest
and conviction of the person guilty of defacing buildings or structures,
whether privately or publicly owned.
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Residents Can Drop Off Unused or Expired
Medication for Safe Disposal at Any of the Four Yonkers Police Precincts on
Saturday, September 29, from 10AM-2PM
YONKERS, NY – September 28, 2012 – Yonkers
Mayor Mike Spano announced today that the Yonkers Police Department (YPD) is
taking part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National
Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, Saturday, September 29 from 10AM-2PM.
YPD’s four precincts will be drop off points for any residents who would like
to dispose of any unused or expired medication for safe disposal. The
initiative seeks to prevent pill abuse and theft.
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NY – September 20, 2012 -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano will be joined by Yonkers
Public Schools Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio, Yonkers Police Department
Traffic Division Lieutenant Pietropaolo, among other dignitaries, to announce
on Friday, September 21, 2012, the restoration of Yonkers’ Crossing Guard
Program at 2:00 p.m., at P.S. 18,
located at Park Hill Ave and Linden Street.
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YONKERS, NY – Mayor Mike Spano has today advised
a critical ethics reform measure initiated at his behest to create an
environment and culture of transparency among city officials through greater
public disclosure of financial interests. The new measure enacted by the Board
of Ethics will require all Yonkers Board of Education Trustees to file annual
financial disclosure statements with the Yonkers Board of Ethics.
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