Documents, Position Papers, and Resolutions:

Westchester County Airport White Paper
Our comprehensive document summarizing the perils of privatization and the airport master plan, sent to the County Board of Legislators on July 9 2017.

  • CRCA full page flyer, introduction. Click Here.
  • CRCA full page flyer, main points. Click Here.
  • CRCA full page flyer, with noise concerns. Click Here.
  • CRCA 1/2-page flyer. Click Here.
  • CRCA 2-Page Master Plan Flyer. Click Here.
  • Joint Position Statement by CRCA, Sierra Club, FCWC, Food & Water Watch opposing privatization & the master plan. Click Here.
  • Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter (NY State) Resolution. Click Here.
  • New Castle Supervisor Robert Greenstein’s letter regarding privatization and the master plan. Click Here.
  • Rye Brook Mayor Paul Rosenberg’s letter regarding the Master Plan. Click Here.
  • Village of Rye Brook Westchester County Airport – Issues of Interest. Click Here.

Noise Complaints: Register complaints online or call: (914) 939-8484

Videos and media:

County Legislator Alfreda Williams speaks with the Sierra Club on noise issues and privatization. Video Here.

“Astorino tele-town hall” on airport privatization. Sept 27 2017. Transcript and audio here.

The Lisa Wexler Show. Interview with CRCA Executive Director Jonathan Wang. WGCH Radio. Sept 27 2017. Audio Here.

Westchester County Airport Public Forum. Sept 26 2017. Speakers Video Part 1. Speakers Video Part 2.

Senator George Latimer answers a question about Airport privatization at his Rye Brook town hall. July 24 2017.

Westfair Online. “Residents rip proposed master plan for Westchester county Airport” Video. July 28 2017. Article.

Westchester County Airport Master Plan Public Hearing, Public Comments. June 27 2017.

County Executive Rob Astorino discussing Airport privatization and dodging a question about the airport master plan, Ask Astorino Town Hall, New Rochelle. June 24 2017.

In the TV News:

News12 Westchester, “Residents voice concerns on privatized Westchester County Airport”. Sept 26 2017. Link Here.

FiOS1, Andrew Whitman. “Trouble for Weschester Exec. Astorino’s airport plan?”. FiOS1 News. Aug 5, 2017. Link Here.

News12 Westchester, “Plans to overhaul Westchester County Airport presented at contentious meeting”. July 27 2017. Video and Link Here.

FiOS1 News, “Officials say they’ve received 3 bids for Westchester County Airport master plan”. July 28 2017. Video and Link Here.

Profiles and Issues. “Privatization of Westchester Airport”. The Town of Greenburgh New York Cable Access TV. New York July 18 2017. Video and Link Here.

News12 Westchester, “Opponents rally against privatization of WC Airport”. July 17 2017. Video and Link Here.

In the Print News:

Patch Staff. “Astorino’s Challenger Blasts Westchester Airport Plans”. Patch. Sept 28 2017. Link Here.

Alessia Forni. “Westchester County airport privatization plans draw more opposition”. Sept 27 2017. Link Here.

David McKay Wilson. “Tax Watch: Latimer calls on Astorino to pay county $132K for airport mailing”. Journal News. Sept 21 2017. Link Here.

David McKay Wilson. “Tax Watch: Rob Astorino dips into Westchester airport reserves for mailing”. Journal News. Sept 15 2017. Link Here.

Matt Coyne. “Three firms launch bids to run Westchester County Airport”. Journal News. Aug 10 2017. Link Here.

David McKay Wilson. “Tax Watch: Westchester Airport master plan lacks input, generates more questions”. Aug 3 2017. Link Here.

Kaufman. “Westchester County Airport master plan draws concern”. Greenwich Sentinel. Aug 4 2017. Link Here.

Forni. “Macquarie makes bid to operate Westchester County Airport”. Aug 3 2017. Link Here.

Borsuk. “Greenwich, NY critics of Westchester Airport master plan turn out in force at public hearing”. Greenwich Time. Aug 3, 2017. Link Here.

Branch. “Tesei Issues Statement on Westchester Airport Master Plan”. Greenwich Sentinel. July 31, 2017. Link Here.

GreenwichFreePress. “Greenwich First Selectman Responds to Westchester Airport Masterplan”. GreenwichFreePress. July 30 2017. Link Here.

Forni. “Residents rip proposed master plan for Westchester county Airport”. July 28 2017. Link Here.

Bandler. “Westchester airport plan ‘deeply flawed’, locals say”. Journal News. July 28 2017. Link Here.

McKay Wilson. “Tax Watch: Gelfarb defection complicates Astorino airport deal”. Journal News. July 20 2017. Link Here.

Young. “Opponents Protest Potential County Airport Privatization Plan”. Examiner News. July 19, 2017. Link Here.

Forni. “Rally held in opposition to Westchester County Airport deal”. July 18, 2017. Link Here.

D McKay Wilson and M Coyne. “Rally Against Airport Deal Held in White Plains”. Journal News. July 17, 2017. Link Here.

Forni. “Gelfarb announces airport privatization opposition; rally scheduled”. July 17 2017. Link Here.

Taliaferro. “Rally Against Privatization of the Westchester County Airport”. Harrison Patch. July 13 2017. Link Here.

Heithaus. “Don’t let Astorino cash in on Westchester Airport: View” Journal News. July 10 2017. Link Here.

S. Barron and J. Lombardi. “Astorino’s Privatization Plan for County Airport Running into Opposition”. Harrison Daily Voice. July 9, 2017. Link Here.

De Avila. “Westchester County’s Airport Plan Hits Some Turbulence”. Wall Street Journal. July 4, 2017. Link Here.

Berger. “Effort to Privatize Airports Fails to Take Off”. Wall Street Journal. July 4th. Link Here.

Coyne. “Residents Push Back Against Westchester County Airport Privatization”. Journal News, June 20, 2017. Link Here.

McKay Wilson. “Tax Watch: Rob Astorino’s Fancy Dance around the Airport Master Plan”. Journal News, June 1, 2017. Link Here.

Related News Articles:

DeAvila. “East Hampton Turns to Congress Over Airport Noise”. Wall Street Journal. June 27 2017. Link Here.

McKay Wilson.”Tax Watch: 5 Takeaways from Westchester Airport’s Privatization RFP Bid”. Journal News, April 27 2017. Link Here.

Brittany Davies. “WAA Board Members Travel to Washington DC Discussing Possible Airport Privatization” Westchester Aviation Association, Blog. April 24 2017. Link Here.

Coyne. “Oaktree Launches Second Bid to Run Westchester County Airport”. Journal News, April 5 2017. Link Here.

M.Kazour. “Flexjet Announces Strong Performance Results”, Feb 24 2017. Flexjet opening a private terminal at Westchester County Airport. Link Here.

McKay Wilson. “Westchester’s Secret Airport Plan Remains Under Wraps”. Journal News, February 3 2017. Link Here.

Zambito. “Westchester Airport Fans Fear Losing Control and Local Flavor”. Journal News, January 6 2017. Link Here.

McKay Wilson. “Tax Watch: Westchester’s Road to Perdition with Kaplowitz”. Journal News, December 29 2016. Link Here.

K.Saeed. “Taking Off: $30M Upgrade Planned at Airport”. Journal News, November 12 2015. Link Here.

Dave Donelson. “Clear Skies Ahead for Private Aviation”. Westchester Magazine. 2016. Link Here.

Rueb. “How New York Gets Its Water.” The New York Times, March 24 2016. Link Here.

New York State Department of Health. “PFOS in Drinking Water in Newburgh Area.” Link Here.

Worth. “Officials Promise a Fight as Airlines Defy Curfew”. New York Times. April 15 2001. Link Here.

Other References:

Westchester County Airport Final Draft Airport Master Plan. May 23 2017. Link Here.

Contract with DY Consulting for Airport Master Plan. Link Here.

Westchester County Airport Master Plan. Dec 1986, adopted in 1987. Link Here.

Oaktree Capital Managing Director Emmet McCann at the Westchester Board of Legislators Budget & Appropriations Committee Meeting, November 21, 2016.

Westchester County Planning Department, Section on Watershed Protection. Link Here.

FAA Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B, “Airport Master Plans.” Link Here.

FAA Airports Desk Reference. Chapter 20: Water Quality. Link Here.

N. Hudda et al. “Emissions from an International Airport Increase Particle Number Concentrations 4-fold at 10km Downwind”. Environmental Science & Technology. 201448 (12), pp 6628–6635. Link Here.

B. Ostro et al. “Associations of Mortality with Long-Term Exposures to Fine and Ultrafine Particles, Species and Sources: Results from the California Teachers Study Cohort”. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2015: 123:549–556. Link Here.

County Executive Administration’s Statement on Proposals Received for Westchester Airport RFP. July 28 2017. Link here.

Greenwich’s First Selectman Statement on Westchester Airport Master Plan. July 30 2017. Link Here.