Talking Points on Governance

Westchester County Airport is an important piece of infrastructure, but it is also a major source of pollution. The airport needs to remain fully accountable to the public in order to maintain balance between the services the airport provides and the pollution it causes. Obviously, this precludes handing over governance of the airport to a private entity. However, any change that turns the airport into a profit center, whether for the county or for a private party, will almost certainly lead to expansion and a weakening of governance and accountability.

Talking Points for the Master Plan Public Hearing

Westchester County Airport is unique. It is located next to the water supply for over nine million people in Westchester and NYC. It is also located in a residential area whose citizens expect and deserve the quiet enjoyment of their homes. The airport's air, water, and noise pollution represent important public health issues. Thus, the master plan should explicitly reject any expansion of airport capacity.

SAVE THE DATE – Public hearings on airport policy

The Latimer administration has announced three public hearings on airport policy. Aviation interests are already gearing up to lobby for more development and more traffic. It is critically important that community members appear and speak at these hearings in order to stop or roll back the airport's assault on our quality of life. Please save... Continue Reading →

June 19th: Public Comment about Airport, at the Board of Legislators

Westchester County Airport Privatization: A┬áLoss of Accountability and Expansion. Our efforts made the story for the front page of the Journal News on June 20th. Summary of the Airport issue brought to the Board of Legislators meeting: On June 19th, a group of about 70 Westchester residents from many areas of the county filled... Continue Reading →