Keeping Moving

My administration recognizes the importance of improving our mass transit infrastructure. An area where unfortunately Rockland has been behind the eight ball for many years. However, we are making progress, in August 2017 the County’s Tappan Zee Express launched its...

Reusing and Renewing

As I mentioned in the State of our County address earlier this month the state of our county is healthy, energized and invigorated. We are ready and eager to meet the coming year and thereafter. One of the new ways we are striving to meet our goals is through the Rockland...

Healthy Homes, Healthy Families

As I have said time and again, the health and safety of all residents in Rockland County is the highest priority of my administration. Surveys have found that while citizens know public health is important to them, they aren’t always exactly sure what it is or how it has...

State Of The County

It was with great pride that I recently presented my “State of the County” address to the people of Rockland. Beyond the miraculous path we have taken to not only come back from the brink of bankruptcy but also move full speed ahead towards prosperity, one over...

Always Forward

We are moving forward, remaking our government, making it more effective, more streamlined, less costly. We have moved 150 employees, out of the deteriorating and decrepit Sain Building, into renovated and spacious offices in Building A at our Pomona Campus. Rockland County has...

Rockland Renaissance

We have spent the last 4 years fighting our way back from the brink of bankruptcy. We have paid off the $138 million deficit, that existed when I took office, much faster than anyone thought possible. The renaissance of Rockland County is well underway. Today we take our next...

Extra Eyes on the Books

Something happened in early 2007 that would have far-reaching consequences for Rockland County – consequences that helped lead to near disaster. In April of that year, the County’s auditor retired. Normally the retirement of a single employee does not impact the...

Expecting School Safety

When my children were little, I would put them on the bus in the morning with every expectation that they would be safe and cared for in school. Safe from physical hazards, safe from dangerous conditions, safe from fire, safe from anything that could hurt them. What parent...

Dividends for Taxpayers

A New Year and new opportunities to make good on a vow that has been a centerpiece of my administration – economic development. Attracting business – clean industry – is tied to our way of life and your pocketbook. Keep in mind that every cent of the taxes paid...

The Spirit of the Season … All Year

We’ve decorated the Christmas tree, lighted all eight candles on the menorah, cooked, cleaned and shopped ’til we dropped. Now, during this month of holidays, we can pause for a moment to reflect on what these celebrations are really about. I just had an opportunity...