County Executive’s Corner: “Comptroller Agrees”

County Executive’s Corner: “Comptroller Agrees”

By County Executive Ed Day Earlier this week we received more good news in respect to the 2019 Proposed Budget. The New York State Comptroller’s Office found that, “the significant revenue and expenditure projections in the proposed budget are reasonable.” As one of the conditions of our deficit bond we must submit our proposed budget […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Coordination and Cooperation”

County Executive’s Corner: “Coordination and Cooperation”

By County Executive Ed Day We are in the midst of an outbreak of measles with multiple confirmed cases within Rockland County. The challenge of this situation demands swift, immediate and comprehensive action. I can happily report to you that we are meeting this challenge head on. We have taken steps never heard of before […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Moderately Stressed”

County Executive’s Corner: “Moderately Stressed”

When I first took office in January of 2014, this county was on the verge of a financial disaster. We faced a $138 million deficit and were $42,000 away from insolvency. When we took out a bond to pay the deficit, everyone said we would need double digit tax increases to make our payments. We […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Stay on Budget”

County Executive’s Corner: “Stay on Budget”

By County Executive Ed Day As Autumn approaches we all begin to think of certain things, children returning to school, leaves changing colors on trees, football season or seeing the Yankees make a push into the playoffs. For those of us in government the end of summer means something else; budget season is upon us. […]

County Executive’s Corner “Shared and Improved Services”

County Executive’s Corner “Shared and Improved Services”

By County Executive Ed Day Last week I stood with Democrats and Republicans, Town Supervisors, Village Mayors, School District personnel and members of the Fire Services to unveil the Draft 2018 Shared Services Initiative Plan. The current draft of the Plan would save the County of Rockland and these entities an estimated $9,161,430 in 2019 […]

County Executive’s Corner “Progress in Motion”

County Executive’s Corner “Progress in Motion”

By County Executive Day Last month I held a meeting with executive level personnel from Metro-North Railroad (MNR) and New Jersey Transit (NJT) to discuss challenges and concerns relating to train cancellations on the Pascack Valley Line (PVL). The goal of this meeting was to respond to the concerns of commuters after NJT announced system-wide […]