County Executive Rob Astorino has given his constituents less than 8 hours' notice of his telephone forum to discuss his plan to privatize Westchester County Airport. Dial in at 7pm tonight to: 855-756-7520, Ext 36840 (then press #). Astorino thought that he could slip his plan past the Board of Legislators under budget pressure last... Continue Reading →
Rob Astorino says his plans won't lead to an increase in traffic at the airport or harm the environment. How true are his claims?
For at least 3 years, one of the airport's environmental goals has been to reinstate its groundwater monitoring program. As of 2017, that still has not happened. Why is this, and how can it be allowed under the airport's environmental policy?
Learn about the proposals to privatize and expand the Westchester County Airport. The forum will begin with a panel discussion and will be followed by a question & answer period. The county consultants in charge of privatization will discuss the bid process. Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker (District 6), will introduce the airport master plan.... Continue Reading →
We have many free lawn signs opposing Airport expansion and privatization that will help keep our cause visible! Please contact me at [email protected] so that I can arrange to get one to you. Town and village governments used to be included in decision-making for major proposals like these, though not under County Executive Astorino. Privatization of... Continue Reading →
Tax Watch: Westchester Airport master plan lacks input, generates more questions David McKay Wilson. Journal News. August 3, 2017. http://www.lohud.com/story/money/personal-finance/taxes/david-mckay-wilson/2017/08/03/tax-watch-airport-plan-lacks-input/533803001/ "Astorino last Monday in New Rochelle downplayed the master plan's importance, telling the audience at his most recent Town Hall: "What is mostly the case is that the master plan sits on a shelf in Washington forever and... Continue Reading →
Deadline to submit public comments is only 3 weeks away - August 17, 2017 at 5PM. Email or Mail: [email protected] Westchester County Department of Public Works & Transportation ATTN: Airport Draft Master Plan Comments 148 Martine Ave, Room 518 White Plains, NY 10601 On July 27th 2017 at the County Center, about 300 local residents... Continue Reading →
PUBLIC NOTICE: Public Hearing Scheduled on Draft Master Plan for the Westchester County Airport WHEN: Thursday, July 27, 7PM - 9PM WHERE: Westchester County Center Little Theater 198 Central Ave, White Plains, NY Doors will open at 6PM. Free parking at the County Center parking lot. Join us at a public meeting to speak out... Continue Reading →
On Monday afternoon, July 17th 2017, concerned residents joined in a coalition of groups to rally for the Westchester County Airport. County Legislators Catherine Parker (D, District 7, Rye-Mamaroneck-Larchmont) and David Gelfarb (R, District 6, Rye Brook-Harrison-PC), along with others who spoke out against privatization of the airport at the rally. Read our Westchester County... Continue Reading →
I hope you all enjoyed Independence Day! Also on July 4th, the Wall Street Journal published two articles online regarding the privatization of our airport. Abbreviated versions also appear in today's WSJ print edition. Wall Street Journal: Westchester County's Airport Plan Hits Some Turbulence "Jonathan Wang, chairman of Citizens for a Responsible County Airport, notes... Continue Reading →