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...

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...

Growing Our Economy in 2015

As I mentioned during my 2015 State of the County message last Tuesday, putting our fiscal house in order is good stewardship and helps us regain the trust of the people. It also builds confidence in Rockland County as a place to invest and realize one’s dreams. Creating...

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...

The Historic Freeze

Just last week, my Deputy Commissioner of Finance did something historic. He successfully submitted Rockland County’s tax freeze certification to the New York State Comptroller’s Office. This paperwork proves that the county meets the necessary criteria for...