What I don't understand about the paving is where are the priorities?
Pinebrook is a primary road and should have priority over all secondary roads, like Waverly or Overhill that got paved last summer/fall. And what's with the partial pave jobs? Like the part of Pinebrook that got paved last summer when the entire stretch of road needed paving.
My only conclusion is Bramson and Strome need to go, the sooner the better. View Comment
sounds like an election year stunt to me as the city can hardly afford to pave streets let alone spend $4 million renovating parks.
where's the money coming from? another bond? pretty soon all that bonding will catch up to us and swallow more and more of the budget requiring more, higher and/or new taxes/fees. View Comment
Great question and what do Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins or George Latimer have to say about it?
They sponsored the legislation, they should have an answer, other than they are for safety which red light cameras obviously aren't for. View Comment
The problem with this roadmap is that nobody knows how big the system will get with Bramson's big downtown development plans.
New people will require new schools and I don't see that money anywhere in the budget or even contemplated. As usual, the homeowner will have to foot the bill for these massive developments.
Just another bad and ill-conceived plan from Mayor Bramson. Now I'm starting to wish he'd won the county executive race.
Can anyone list off 5 - 10 good things Mayor Bramson's done for New Rochelle? I'm scratching my head and coming up empty.
I know it wouldn't be too hard to rattle off 10 - 20 bad things he's done but what accomplishments has he achieved? View Comment
If the cameras were for safety, there would be signs at the intersections telling motorists of the cameras so the motorists don't run the light.
But you'll find no signage at all, anywhere which leads me to believe the cameras are only to generate revenue.
Thank your state senator for letting this happen and supporting/introducing the legislation.
Real big shout outs to Senators George Latimer and Andrea Stewart-Cousins. We couldn't have gotten these cameras without you. Real progress or is it a couple of steps backwards? View Comment
Alright I read the WSJ article and don't see who's paying for any of these improvements and/or projects.
1 thing we all should realize by now is that the developers are in it for themselves and nobody else, certainly not the City of New Rochelle.
With that in mind, they are only going to invest if they reap huge rewards, aka profits. And unfortunately the city can only offer tax breaks, incentives and/or tax abatements to the developers.
And for what? Adding another 7000 housing units?
Noam Bramson's leading New Rochelle down the wrong road again, but will anyone challenge him this November? I bet not and the dire consequences of his actions will swallow us whole. View Comment
Is the state using this extra money in calculating Mt. Vernon's tax cap formula?
If no, why the heck not?
And you won't see any signs like the story has pictured because even though Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator George Latimer say these cameras are for safely, they're about money. If the cameras were about safety, they'd put up signs and maybe not even need the cameras. View Comment
Noam Bramson is the 1 person uniquely unqualified to talk about New Rochelle's high taxes because he in turn is part of the problem. And he's certainly a believer in bigger government which doesn't help matters at all.
But its really meaningless when the comparisons are only other NY locals. Where are the jersey and ct towns? How do we stack up against them? I bet all of NYs 42 mid-sized cities are above the national average.
Q: And why does New Rochelle get such a low amount of unrestricted state aid?
A: Because we're represented by Democrats in the state senate. They sit in the minority and have no say in how funds are divvied up. View Comment
Sounds like we're going pay for yet another useless survey and/or study.
Does New Rochelle really want and/or need more people? I think we're about maxed out now. Where's the money coming to provide all the services they'll want; like schools, police, fire and ems? Why not an office tower? That way we collect school taxes but the buildings don't add school kids. Win win unless Bramson doles out more tax abatements which will happen & NR will get nothing again.
In 5 years, this will be yet another unrealized Bramson dream that didn't pan out because he forgot to factor in the expense and the residents are already paying too much for property taxes. View Comment
But he knew his checks weren't being cashed and didn't do anything about it and then he stood in front of the people and told everyone how great he is. What a lie that was.
Why not take some accountability and admit he's in over his head? Instead Latimer just wants to blame someone else. God forbid he'd make a mistake, he's above that. NOT. View Comment
wow, how the mighty have fallen.
Must be humbling for a guy who just 2 months ago ripped his opponent for the very same thing except Dillon came out and was honest about his situation and Latimer seems to have avoided the issue at all cost.
Let's just be thankful Latimer's in the minority and his crazy ideas will go nowhere but its apparent we need change in this seat. Latimer only votes for NYC initiatives and now we find out he's been hiding from his mortgage company too.
But I wonder what tax/fee will get used as a bargaining chip next year? We got our red light cameras this year? Can we get that utility tax too? View Comment
Fracking was never contemplated for the areas around our water supplies. What b_ll sh!t and just complete fear mongering.
So NY will burn PAs natural gas but not our own? What a joke, but it should come as no surprise, the Southern Tier is a lost zone of NY. View Comment
How on earth could you think a budget with a zero percent increase is over the tax cap?
And yes more should have been cut but $10 million's not enough. The budget's $1.7 Billion and I shouldn't be that hard to reduce expenses by 1% or $17 million.
I doubt the Democrats would have suggested anything of the sort as they recently had a real hard time coming to grips reducing childcare subsidies.
And certainly if Andy Spano were still CE or if Noam Bramson had been elected last year, but the budget would be well over $2 Billion and you know the current tax rate wouldn't be high enough to support that amount.
So you see, Rob Astorino really is doing a great job and that's having to work with an obstructionist board for the 1st 4 years. Democrats still have a numerical majority but they're too fractious to control or run anything. View Comment