Ramapo’s Planning Failures Come Home to Roost

You need look no further than a Rockland ballpark to see the results of a total failure of municipal planning in the county’s largest town, Ramapo. More than 400 children, some as young as five-years-old, are attending classes inside a baseball stadium. How is this...

School’s Open … Drive and Walk Carefully

When my kids were young and I was Chairperson of the PTA Health and Safety committee at Little Tor Elementary School, one of my jobs was to stress the importance of bus and pedestrian safety for both children and adults. Twenty plus years later, and as County Executive,...

Changing Slumlords to Landlords

My 2016 State of the County message offered a comprehensive update on one of my administration’s key programs: The Rockland Codes Initiative. Launched ten months ago outside a blighted Spring Valley property, RCI is a sweeping effort to combat unsafe and illegal housing...