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...

Fighting Fraud On The Front End

As your county executive, I have done my best to listen and respond to the genuine concerns voiced by Rockland County taxpayers on hundreds of issues. Chief among these concerns is the continued abuse of a system that was designed to provide temporary aid to the needy,...

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...

Summit Park Suffers

By now, most of you know the transaction to sell Summit Park Hospital & Nursing Care Center in Pomona was scrapped by the prospective buyer, Sympaticare, LLC. The company chose to walk away after publicly stating that it fully intended to continue providing quality health...

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...

A Legacy of Safety

I’ve talked recently with several county residents about the tragic accident that took the life of a Congers bicyclist on August 16th. Edward Brophy, a local artist, musician and former NYPD cop, was sharing the road with other, much larger vehicles when he...

Moving Ahead with Summit Park

As many of you already know, the herculean task of transferring ownership of Summit Park entered its final stages this month. On Thursday, August 6th, the New York State Department of Health’s Public Health and Health Planning Council approved the two certificates of...

Recognizing Our Public Health Heroes

In 1854, Dr. John Snow tracked down the cause of deadly cholera outbreaks in London to contaminated water and convinced local officials to remove the handle from a well’s water pump to end the threat. Fifty years later, an intrepid New York City Health Department...

Volunteers Keep Us Safe

Beneath the blazing summer sun, police officers, volunteer firefighters and emergency medical (EMS) personnel from across Rockland County converged on Orangetown last week in response to an “accident” on the CSX rail line near Highview Avenue. This...