It would be best if she becomes a 1 term legislator. When will the people wake up and realize local Democrats are far far to the left and really promote more and more spending of our tax dollars. View Comment
Wow, this should have been integrated 20 or 30 years ago.
Bramson's really behind the times.
And just what is a "Summer Youth Nutrition" program and why hasn't it been cut from the budget yet? View Comment
Sounds like they're forcing ideas on people. Who wouldn't want a new library, park, city hall, city yard, amphitheater, bike lanes or an outdoor bar/café?
But seriously, who's paying for it all? Remember, nothing's for free. The developer might want everyone to think they're doing something but they're in it to make money off of New Rochelle. And if they don't make money, they're going out of business and they might finish what they've started. View Comment
4 Democrats hungry to spend your hard earned money.
Be careful or this library tax will become a burden too. Anyone remember when the city funded the library? Not sure why the city isn't still funding the library as there's no law, contrary to what Noam says, that says it can't.
Hey Noam, can we get a tax for the FD and PD too? What about a pot hole repair tax? But if your car's been damaged, you can get a credit for that 1. View Comment
These feel good stories are nice, but they sound and feel expensive at the same time.
But should the mayor be experimenting with our precious tax dollars? Everyone knows you'll never recoup with extra cost of an electric car from using less gas. Nor does the city get the tax breaks that make these cars just a little more reasonable to purchase. So why do we bother? And how much did it cost New Rochelle to try and convert a garbage truck into a hybrid vehicle that ultimately had to be junked because it didn't work?
If Mayor Noam Bramson wants to make New Rochelle more sustainable, why doesn't he do something to lower property taxes? They aren't very sustainable with his rate of increases fueled by the tax abatements he's doled out.
Oh well, this is New Rochelle, I knew it was poorly run when I moved here and Noam Bramson has done nothing but support that statement. View Comment
Just say NO to bonding. If we don't have the money, don't fix it!
Borrowing money to fix things sounds nice, but it'll only further strain the future year budgets.
When 1 party controls everything, you get poor decision making like this. Democrat v. Democrat trying hard to spend your money without any thought to the long term implications.
Can the city take over the reigns of the library again? We certainly don't have the best and brightest working for us down there. View Comment
Its funny how each and everyone of these legislators talks both about minimal savings and in the same breath big spending as if they're the ones getting it done us which couldn't be farther from the truth. View Comment
If everyone's doing it, something needs to change.
We aren't all criminals, yet the state treats us that way.
But regarding New Rochelle's potholes, why not use some of that newly found Red Light Camera money to get the job done? View Comment
You need to speak with your local politician and ask them. And don't let them slide off with easy answers. Ask them why our pave jobs only last 4 or 5 years when they really should last 10-15 years. I just tripled the cost in a sentence and unfortunately my mayor Noam Bramson doesn't understand the math. Or why Con Ed and United Water are allowed to indiscriminately cut up the roads for non emergency work? Why don't they work now in places that are going to be paved later in the summer? Its an insane process and leaders like Noam Bramson offer NO solutions at all.
And the county doesn't maintain many roads and in New Rochelle we took over road maintenance for many county roads a few years back when we took $10 million in county money to refurbish City Park. That was a win-win for the county and a lose-win for New Rochelle. View Comment
Dude, standardized testing has been around for years. You're doing your kids a disservice by not having them take the tests. They all need to be ready for the SATs in a few years.
Common Core's bad yes, but the testing isn't the issue. View Comment
So what's all this great stuff costing us?
You'd have to be really naïve to think these are free and will get built without major investment by the City of New Rochelle, mostly likely in the form of tax abatements and we all know how the previous tax abated developments haven't worked so well.
Let's hope somebody runs against Noam in November. He shouldn't get a free ride like he did the last time. View Comment
This is Noam's legacy, destroy New Rochelle's history so the space can be freed up for tax-abated development. Did we have to issue a bond for this? Or did our $75k a year grant writer find money somewhere?
When is the wrecking ball coming to the Armory and the Ward Acres Barn? Bramson's done NOTHING to maintain, preserve or renovate either of these structures. View Comment