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 […]

County Executive’s Corner: “We Will Not Let Up”

County Executive’s Corner: “We Will Not Let Up”

By County Executive Ed Day Back in March I stood with health officials, business leaders and members of law enforcement to declare a state of emergency in Rockland County. I am happy to now say our State of Emergency has ended. Much of what we predicted in March came to pass. Increased cases of measles, […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Accessible for All”

County Executive’s Corner: “Accessible for All”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland has taken another step forward in our mission to serve and provide for all our residents. We just cut the ribbon on a handicapped-accessible kayak launch and replacement docks at Haverstraw Bay County Park. I was joined by our Division of Environmental Resources, our Office for People with Disabilities, […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Our Bridge, Our Future”

County Executive’s Corner: “Our Bridge, Our Future”

By County Executive Ed Day Last week the Thruway Authority announced the formation of a Toll Advisory Panel to review toll rates, potential resident and commuter discount programs and commercial vehicle rates over the Tappan Zee Bridge. I have expressed concern for how the new bridge will be funded for years now, stating that it […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Race to the Top”

County Executive’s Corner: “Race to the Top”

By County Executive Ed Day Shortly after I took office, our assessment rolls hit a low point; just under $35 billion, down $13 billion from their peak in 2008. Big taxpayers like Lovett, Mirant, Novartis and others left the County. But one of the promises I made to you upon my election was this; that […]

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