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...

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...

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 Ramapo....

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...

A Look Ahead

Friends, As we usher in 2015, let’s reflect on the past and look forward to a promising year ahead. We recently emerged from a long and grueling budget process that was filled with a series of difficult choices. While most in the Legislature punted on the hard decisions, I...

Shoring Up the Future

Over the past twelve months, we’ve taken important steps to turn Rockland County’s economy around. In February, I ordered a series of aggressive cost-saving measures, reduced spending and restricted hiring. In July, Moody’s Investors Service upgraded...

I Will Not Be Deterred

Since my first day in office, I’ve been working to return Rockland County to fiscal responsibility. Without decisive action, the County’s severe budget problems will persist, threatening economic recovery, job growth and our quality of life. The people elected me to...

Difficult, But Necessary

Crafting my Proposed Budget for 2015 has been a challenge, to say the least. The grueling process has been filled with hours of number-crunching, spirited debate and difficult decisions. As I’ve said repeatedly, it’s my job to make the tough choices that affect the...