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 […]

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, […]