Please attend the next Westchester County Airport Advisory Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 14. Westchester County Commissioner of Public Works Hugh Greechan will be giving a presentation about the proposal to repave runway 16/34. The Westchester Aviation Association has called for their members to attend and urge the county to lock in the status quo and preserve capacity for future expansion.
Westchester County's proposed 2019 capital budget contains a major airport infrastructure project to repave runway 16/34 that would preserve & renew current levels of capacity at the airport for 20 years. Please join us on October 23 in speaking out against this thoughtless preservation of the unacceptable status quo.
The World Health Organization's European office has released new guidelines showing that aircraft noise above 45 LDN is hazardous to human health. Westchester County Airport's noise monitors show that monitoring stations throughout the county receive over 45 LDN of aircraft noise.
Westchester County has released a draft proposal for the new Airport Master Plan. We believe that the current proposal does not reflect input from public hearings over the summer showing that the current environmental impact of the airport is unacceptable. Please attend a meeting at 8:30am on Tuesday, October 2 at the airport's 2nd floor conference room to comment on the proposal.
The Business Council of Westchester wants Westchester County to sell our airport to a for-profit operator for 40 years. Their campaign simply repeats Rob Astorino's proposal that voters rejected in the 2017 election. Sadly, the BCW is basing their campaign on falsehoods.
Several groundwater monitoring wells on Westchester County Airport property have tested high for PFOS & PFOA. One well found 990 parts per trillion of PFOS & PFOA, over 14 times the EPA's guideline level for drinking water. This is over 10 times the level initially found in a private well near the airport in July... Continue Reading →
Congratulations to County Executive elect George Latimer on his election victory. We are confident that Latimer will work to adjust the county's policies at the airport to respect the environment and the airport's neighbors. In an effort to bring transparency & openness to Westchester County's government, Latimer has appointed several all-volunteer transition committees to listen... Continue Reading →
This is a friendly reminder from Citizens for a Responsible County Airport to get to the polls today! Polls are open from 6am to 9pm. Find your polling location here. We have endorsed George Latimer for Westchester County Executive. We are not endorsing any races down ballot, but please note that the following candidates for... Continue Reading →
Please join us on October 27th at 2pm for a press conference with George Latimer and Westchester environmental leaders. Latimer will be speaking about the environmental threats presented by Astorino's policies at the airport and the positive environmental policies he will pursue across the county, if elected. The press conference will be at the mounted... Continue Reading →
This past week was full of Westchester County Airport activity and news. Look out for our delightful critique about the Sept 27 Astorino "tele-town hall" on airport privatization coming soon. Airport Public Forum recap: Well over 100 people from all over the county attended the Sept 26 event with many in attendance who were new... Continue Reading →