New Rochelle Mayor and Democratic County Executive candidate Noam Bramson issued the following statement on Republican Rob Astorino’s signing an agreement today on the future of Playland that featured significant changes to previously announced proposals:

“The Astorino administration’s needless obstructionism has set back progress at the Children’s Museum for years, and today’s decision to allow the Children’s museum – finally – to move ahead is long overdue.”

“Regarding Playland as a whole, Rob Astorino’s review process to date has been badly broken, without measurable goals or transparent analysis. Today’s announcement includes a significant change in the proposed configuration of the park, with little or no explanation. Before any conclusive agreements are reached, the County must conduct an independent, professional examination of marketing assumptions, attendance projections, business models, and financing to ensure that Playland has a successful future”