Building One Rockland County

I remain deeply troubled by a video released last week on behalf of a largely-unknown group of desperate provocateurs  who call themselves OJPAC. The video titled “The Jew in Rockland” compares a range of issues in Rockland County to conditions faced by Jews...

Saving East Ramapo

Since before taking office as County Executive, one of my most heartfelt priorities has been to secure much-needed help for the children of the troubled East Ramapo Central School District. While county government does not have oversight of public school districts, I believe...

Taking Aim At Illegal Housing

My administration has a steadfast commitment to address quality of life issues. In 2015, the worsening problems of illegal housing and overcrowding are major priorities. From Tomkins Cove to Spring Valley and from Nyack to Monsey, jerry-built rooms and shared extension cords...

Growing Our Economy in 2015

As I mentioned during my 2015 State of the County message last Tuesday, putting our fiscal house in order is good stewardship and helps us regain the trust of the people. It also builds confidence in Rockland County as a place to invest and realize one’s dreams. Creating...

Collecting a Debt

Thirteen months ago, I took office as your county executive knowing the challenges I inherited were stubborn and steep. Rockland County was broke and broken. The people elected me to fix this government and lift up our entire community. Part of our efforts to create a more...

Working Together

On a frigid afternoon last week, I met with State Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski in my office in New City. Ken provided an update on a host of key, nonpartisan issues he’s concentrating on for the people of his district, which includes parts of Clarkstown, Haverstraw and...

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...