Using Money To Make Money

We send a lot of our money to the federal government in the form of the taxes we pay. It’s nice to get some of it back. We got a whole lot of it back last week, when I announced that $2.38 million in federal grants were being awarded to communities throughout Rockland....

Sadly – Politics Over People

Now, a full nine months after I proposed the sale of the Sain Building as part of this year’s budget, the Rockland County Legislature has finally taken action. And sadly that is not good news. A vote at Tuesday’s meeting of the Legislature essentially approved my...

A Good Deal For Taxpayers – A Good Deal All Around

The Sain building in New City has become an uncomfortable place for the county employees who work there and a money pit for taxpayers. But now we have a chance to sell this albatross and use the profits to help right the county‘s financial ship. It’s an opportunity...

Pay Up!

By now you know my administration has taken major steps to restore the Rockland County’s fiscal health. The tough choices we’ve made have changed our downward trajectory. During the past two years, we’ve been successful in building a smarter, leaner, more...

State Budget: NOT ENOUGH FOR ROCKLAND

This year’s state budget has some – but not enough – good news for Rockland. The $155 billion fiscal agreement lowers personal income tax rates, which keeps more money in the hands of people who earn it and helps our economy. And it finally ended a fiscal...

Unity in Economic Development

It should come as no surprise that Rockland County is a highly sought-after location for companies looking to expand. We have worked very hard to show Rockland as the gateway to the Hudson Valley, with our towns and villages offering the quality of life that people and...

The Future Starts Now

Transportation infrastructure is one of the most basic responsibilities of County government and critical to every facet of our economic and daily life. Whether it is getting to work, shopping, driving our children safely to school or moving goods and products to market, a...

Fighting Fraud For The Taxpayers

2015 was a bad year for welfare cheats in Rockland County. My administration’s increased efforts to crack down on fraud uncovered more than $1 million in public assistance overpayments in just 12 months. The investigators in our Department of Social Services reviewed...

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...