A Game Changer

Just last week, I was honored to stand with District Attorney Thomas Zugibe and Rockland BOCES District Superintendent Mary Jean Marsico to launch the Rockland County Partnership For Safe Youth, a new initiative designed to enhance the effectiveness of services for local...

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...

Indian Point, Do Better

Last weekend’s transformer failure at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan didn’t just send choking black smoke into the evening sky. The potentially deadly incident also sent fear into the surrounding communities. Let me start by commending our emergency...

Don’t Flush Taxpayer Dollars

Sixteen months ago, I took the helm of a listless and disorganized operation plagued by out of control spending, soaring debt and a massive, $138 million deficit. Since my first day in office, I, along with members of my administration, have worked hard to find common-sense...

Stopping the Madness

My administration has a steadfast commitment to address quality of life issues in Rockland County. Stemming the tide of unsafe, illegal housing and overcrowding is paramount to ensuring the health and safety of our people. This week, we fire the first salvo in a well-orchestrated...

Helping Hi Tor

I’m writing this week to ensure there are no misconceptions about my administration’s relationship with the Hi Tor Animal Care Center, Inc. First, it must be noted that a letter of intent (LOI) to construct a new shelter in Pomona was forged by this office with Hi Tor...

Helping Hi Tor

I’m writing this week to ensure there are no misconceptions about my administration’s relationship with the Hi Tor Animal Care Center, Inc. First, it must be noted that a letter of intent (LOI) to construct a new shelter in Pomona was forged by this office with Hi...

A Bold Step Toward Better Mental Health

Friends, It happens every day in Rockland County. Police officers and paramedics rushing to 911 calls involving individuals with mental health concerns – often referred to as “Emotionally Disturbed Person” (EDP) calls. These situations typically end with the...

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...

Working to Stop the Medicaid Moochers

Just last week, the County Legislature’s Budget and Finance Committee held a public discussion on the inherent shortcomings of Medicaid, which leave the federally-created, state-mandated program vulnerable to rampant fraud and abuse. The Committee’s recent efforts...