County Executive’s Corner: “Vetoed”

County Executive’s Corner: “Vetoed”

By County Executive Ed Day Here we go again. The amended budget passed by the Majority members of the Rockland County Legislature is a return to the days of speculative revenue, over-estimating sales tax revenue and a refusal to modernize county government. In short, a budget like theirs could lead us back down the path […]

Juneteenth Rockland County Legislature Meeting Recap

Juneteenth Rockland County Legislature Meeting Recap

This week’s meeting of the Rockland County Legislature began on a dramatic note when the first citizen to speak during scheduled public participation was forcibly removed from the building by police officers. The man was quickly escorted out of the council chambers after spewing a series of derogatory remarks at Legislator Santulli, who recently proposed […]

Comptroller’s Office says Day’s budget projections are sound

Comptroller’s Office says Day’s budget projections are sound

The New York State Comptroller’s Office told Rockland County officials this week that the math in County Executive Ed Day’s proposed 2018 budget is good. The deputy state comptroller reviewed the proposed $684.25 million spending plan, which stays within the state property tax cap, and had this to say in a letter to Rockland officials: […]

CAIRNS RECOGNIZED AS A MAN WHO GAVE BACK

CAIRNS RECOGNIZED AS A MAN WHO GAVE BACK

The Rockland County Legislature presented a Distinguished Service Award to educator, youth advocate and humanitarian Donald Cairns Tuesday in recognition of his service to others. For more than three decades, Cairns taught at Ramapo High School, where members of the National Honor Society voted him Teacher of the Year. Cairns was further recognized with the Father F. […]

Rockland Delivers Shared Services Initiative Report

Rockland Delivers Shared Services Initiative Report

PRESS RELEASE – Rockland County Executive Ed Day has delivered a Shared Services Initiative report to the Rockland County Legislature as required by state law.   The report identifies possible areas to explore to achieve savings through sharing services and was developed in cooperation with towns, villages and other taxing entities. Rockland County was among the […]

Legislature passes 2014 budget, including 9.9 percent tax increase

BY MICHAEL RICONDA New City – After months of talks and consulting with both private accounting firms and State Comptroller’s office, the Rockland County Legislature adopted an amended budget proposal for the 2014 fiscal year, including a 9.9 percent property tax increase. The $760.9 million budget is buttressed by the Rockland County Deficit Financing Act, […]