WC county executive vetoes Playland fee bill

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester) vetoed a bill today that would have allowed Westchester residents to enter Playland for free.

The County Board voted last week to abolish the $5 fee for those who want to visit the historic amusement park in Rye, but not actually ride any of the rides.

Astorino said eliminating the fee, which adds up to about $1 million in potential revenue, doesn't make financial sense and will cost taxpayers more in the long run.

The Democratic-controlled County Board is expected to override the veto on Monday, hoping more local visitors who enter for free will help pump up other revenues at the park.

Plan to let WC residents into Rye Playland for free may be vetoed

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