Facts & Truth vs. Politics as Usual – The 2016 Budget Process

Most of you know my administration has charted a new course for Rockland County, one guided by simple, common sense principles. Our core priorities include stabilizing Rockland’s finances, promoting economic growth and preserving the County for future generations. My...

Keeping Our People Safe

Here’s a chilling statistic: 294 known mass shootings have occurred this year in the United States. On June 17th, nine people were gunned down while taking part in an evening Bible study at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. On July 16th, a gunman opened fire with...

A 2016 Budget for the Future

Most of you know my administration has charted a new course for Rockland County, one guided by simple, common sense principles. Our core priorities include stabilizing Rockland’s finances, promoting economic growth and preserving the County for future generations. Last...

An Honest Budget

It’s crunch time. With less than a month before I unveil my proposed fiscal plan for 2016, the closed-door budget discussions continue daily between our Finance Department staff and department heads. Crafting a budget that keeps property tax rates low and maintains...

Crafting a Responsible Budget

I’m pleased to report more good news this week regarding our ongoing efforts to restore fiscal health to Rockland County government.  Recognizing that my administration has made significant strides to improve operations, save money and chip away at debt, the...

Budget Season Presents Challenges

It’s budget season again, the time of year when my administration starts to craft a fiscally responsible spending plan for next year. And, while we’ve done tremendous work to rethink and restructure government operations to achieve millions in cost savings, more...

The Historic Freeze

Just last week, my Deputy Commissioner of Finance did something historic. He successfully submitted Rockland County’s tax freeze certification to the New York State Comptroller’s Office. This paperwork proves that the county meets the necessary criteria for...