The first half of 2018 has been a period of fast-paced achievement and historic change for the Westchester County Board of Legislators. I’m proud of the work my colleagues and I have done over the past six months, and I’d like to share with you a copy of a 2018 Mid-Year Report detailing that work and other highlights from the legislative session to date.
- Passage of a law prohibiting gun shows on county-owned property
- Approval of a range of long-stalled public works projects
- Launch of an investigation into inadequate storm response by Con Ed and NYSEG
- Passage of the Immigration Protection Law
- Passage of a law to combat gender and race-based wage gaps by banning salary history questions in hiring
- Passage of a measure to encourage hiring in county contracts of businesses owned by service-disabled veterans
- Raising the age for sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21
- Election of the most diverse Board in County history, with a majority of women for the first time
For the full report, click here.
As the Board tackles difficult financial issues and other challenges such as the status of the County Airport, in the coming months, please know that everything we do is guided by our desire to make Westchester a better place for all residents to live in, work in and enjoy, now and for the future.
Over the summer I will be hosting community meetings throughout the district to hear what matters to you. The first event will be a joint Q and A session with State Senator Shelley Mayer on Saturday, July 14th at 10 am at the Eastchester Public Library. Click here for more details. My next event will be a weeknight or Sunday in New Rochelle. Once the plans are finalized we will circulate the details. Lastly, if you have a particular neighborhood or association meeting you would like me to attend, please contact my office at 914-995-4526.