Rockland’s Economic Engine

A few days ago, I had the honor and privilege of addressing more than 300 people attending the 2015 Rockland Economic Development Corporation Annual Awards Luncheon in Suffern. The special event recognized three organizations and two outstanding individuals for making major...

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...

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...

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...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sheriff Falco to Ed Day – Politics Aside, Let’s Work Together

To the Editor: Rockland County Executive Ed Day issued a statement criticizing me for submitting a renewal of a lease for the Hasty Hills Stables, for use by the Sheriff’s Mounted Unit. The request for renewal was submitted on January 8, 2015, following the normal procedure,...
Posted On Aug 01 2015

Crafting a Responsible Budget

I’m pleased to report more good news this week regarding our ongoing efforts to restore fiscal health to Rockland County government.  Recognizing that my administration has made significant strides to improve operations, save money and chip away at debt, the...

In the Interest of the Taxpayers

You can’t make this up. For years, the County of Rockland would routinely conduct business with individuals or entities that owed property taxes! On its face, it’s absurd to pay thousands of dollars to a vendor for services or products when they are in arrears...

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...

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...

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...