County Executive’s Corner: “A Comprehensive Approach”

County Executive’s Corner: “A Comprehensive Approach”

By County Executive Ed Day One of the features of my 2019 Proposed Budget is a renewed focus on the needs of law enforcement and public safety. We are bringing on two new Sheriff’s Patrol Officers to help in the fight against opioid addiction. These Officers will be dedicated to two task forces that deal […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Something Old is New Again”

County Executive’s Corner: “Something Old is New Again”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland County government is changing. Since taking office I have refused to stick to the status quo that got us into so much trouble in the past. Reckless budgeting, years of double-digit tax increases and bloated government have all been put behind us. We are rethinking how your government should […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Under the Tax Cap Again”

County Executive’s Corner: “Under the Tax Cap Again”

By County Executive Ed Day We did it again! Earlier this week I unveiled the proposed 2019 Budget for Rockland County that comes in under the state-mandated property tax cap. We managed this, despite significant challenges. As we began the 2019 Budget process, we faced a budget gap of over $13 million which would have […]

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: “One Game at a Time”

County Executive’s Corner: “One Game at a Time”

By County Executive Ed Day  I remember watching the Yankees play the Pirates in the 1960 World Series when I was growing up in Brooklyn. By all rights, the Yankees should have won that series. They outscored the Pirates 55-27 in the Series, out hit them 91-60, even got two complete-game shutouts from Whitey Ford […]

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