County Executive’s Corner: “What Could Have Been”

County Executive’s Corner: “What Could Have Been”

By County Executive Ed Day Picture this; Rockland County has increased its surplus to levels not seen since the early 2000s, our bonds are ranked in the A-category by ALL the major credit rating agencies, saving tax payer dollars on our needed infrastructure projects and we have just announced the 2020 Proposed Budget with a […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Measles is Over”

County Executive’s Corner: “Measles is Over”

By County Executive Ed Day  This week, 51 weeks since it began, we officially declared this measles outbreak over. I must say how proud I am of the way our community has rallied together to fight this outbreak. We have been part of the largest measles outbreak in New York State since 1992 and had […]

County Executive’s Corner: “We Are Fed Up!”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland has had enough, enough over development, enough unsustainable growth, enough of our problems being ignored and enough of being told we are wrong, biased or anti-Semitic because of these valid concerns. What happened on the evening of Tuesday, September 3 was simply unprecedented. Hundreds of concerned residents, neighbors and […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Substantial Equivalency”

County Executive’s Corner: “Substantial Equivalency”

By County Executive Ed Day Right now, the New York State Department of Education and the Board of Regents are considering regulations regarding substantial equivalency in private schools. Substantial equivalency is already required under New York State law but it has never before been monitored, measured or enforced. These new regulations would give teeth, through […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Pushing Back”

County Executive’s Corner: “Pushing Back”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland County has been pushing back against lackadaisical or outright corrupt code enforcement for years; launching the Rockland Codes Initiative (RCI) in 2015 to correct dangerous and disgusting conditions that were often found all across our County. Our program is simple. Residents can make complaints through our confidential website or […]

County Executive’s Corner: “In the Black Again!”

County Executive’s Corner: “In the Black Again!”

By County Executive Ed Day We are in the black again! For the second year in a row Rockland County has grown its Unassigned Fund Balance in the General Fund (a surplus). It has grown from $6.2 million in 2017 (which was the first surplus since 2006!) to just over $32 million in 2018. This […]

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