Residents speak out against WC budget vetoes

Residents turned out to the AME Zion Church in Peekskill to voice their concerns that the line-item vetoes issued by County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester) went too far.

Many came out to speak for the county-run health centers, which were allotted $3 million under the original 2011 budget. However, Astorino vetoed that measure saying he was trying to prevent wasteful spending and hold legislators accountable for their actions.

Lindsay Farrell, who is the President of the Open Door Family Medical Center, said that unless the county spends money on the centers, they will become ineligible to receive federal aid.

The county legislature is expected to meet soon to vote on possible veto overrides. A budget must be in place by Dec. 27.

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