Meeting examines sharing services in Westchester to save taxpayer money

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WHITE PLAINS -

A meeting was held in White Plains Tuesday with members of almost every official office in Westchester County to come up with a plan to share services and save taxpayers money.

The meeting was held at the Little Theater at the County Center, with County Executive George Latimer leading the charge.

Latimer says it won’t be an easy task because every one of the 45 local governments in the county provides its services a little differently.

If the meeting leads to a step in the right direction, Latimer says they can restructure a report to the state by October and hopefully get some state aid to make it happen.

"We're going to have to show how do we work together on assessment, on DPW service, how do we work together on police services, to show savings. And the heavy-duty lifting is what comes on after this meeting as we have leaders in the local government and our government work together on some of these projects,” says Latimer.

Latimer says he didn’t expect to walk out of the meeting with a definitive plan just yet, but that he'll get the job done to revise the shared service plan and make Westchester County more efficient.

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