Westchester’s Latimer gears up for 2nd State of the County addressPosted: Updated:
Westchester County Executive George Latimer is gearing up for his second State of the County address on Thursday evening.
The speech, to be given inside legislative chambers, will give the public an overview of his accomplishments and his goals.
"I think for me personally, the thing I'm most proud of is the quality people we've attracted to work in what we're doing,” said Latimer.
Latimer has also been building up the county with capital projects while trying to stabilize finances for people living there, and proposing a plan to take to Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeking revenue.
"We intend, if we receive this additional revenue, to freeze property taxes for 2020 and 2021,” says Latimer.
Latimer says he is also building a war chest to get the county an AAA bond rating, creating a trickledown effect to share the wealth.
"We intend to share back a significant percentage, 30% of all the new revenue with the various villages and towns and a couple of the small districts that are in consortium and their respective school districts,” says Latimer.
From affordability to housing, and even what Latimer calls the "gem" of the county, Latimer says he hopes to keep families in Westchester by transforming Rye Playland.