County Executive’s Corner: “Back in Black”

County Executive’s Corner: “Back in Black”

By County Executive Day To quote the AC/DC song of the same name, “I’ve been too long I’m glad to be back.” For the first time since 2006, Rockland has an unassigned positive fund balance in its general fund (a surplus). Almost $6.3 million to be exact. While that may not sound like a whole […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Standing Up to Hate”

County Executive’s Corner: “Standing Up to Hate”

By County Executive Day As many of you know on Saturday, June 30th there was an incident of hate on a Transport of Rockland bus in Orangetown. But that phrase, “incident of hate” doesn’t fully describe what happened, a woman hurled disgusting racial and ethnic epithets at fellow passengers on this bus. I refuse to […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Finding a Way”

County Executive’s Corner: “Finding a Way”

By County Executive Day Believe it or not, Rockland County is finding ways to curb overdevelopment. One of the tools we are using is General Municipal Law (GML) and while GML doesn’t sound that exciting it is important. Under the State mandated General Municipal Law (GML) application process the Land Use Division of the County Planning Department […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Shining a Light”

County Executive’s Corner: “Shining a Light”

By County Executive Ed Day Our county, state and nation are facing a wave of unreported crimes against some of our most vulnerable citizens. Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and over have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as 5 million elders who are abused each year. One study estimated that only […]

County Executive’s Corner: Fighting Back

County Executive’s Corner: Fighting Back

By County Executive Ed Day This week with the help of Rockland’s Department of Mental Health we announced a new initiative to fight back against the opioid epidemic that has swept across our county, state and nation. Let me be clear, we in county government are doing everything we can think of to combat this […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Memorial Day”

County Executive’s Corner: “Memorial Day”

By County Executive Ed Day As we approach what I view as the most solemn holiday of the year, I want to take the time to remind everyone of the true importance of Memorial Day. It isn’t about retail sales or an excuse for a three-day weekend. Memorial Day pays tribute to those who served […]

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