Cities like New Rochelle are vital to the region’s future.

If you are interested in the future of our community and region, please set aside a little time to read the just-released Fourth Regional Plan from RPA, the Regional Plan Association.

RPA’s vision and recommendations encompass equity, prosperity, health, and sustainability.  The Plan is chock-a-block with specific and achievable proposals that would greatly benefit the New York metropolitan area.

I am proud that New Rochelle is already acting on many of these principals, particularly in the conception and execution of our ambitious downtown development plans.  And, this morning at the roll-out of the Fourth Regional Plan in Manhattan, I was proud also to participate in a panel about the suburbs, along with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

The challenges facing our region are enormous, but so are the opportunities.  RPA has presented an outstanding blueprint for confronting the first and making the most of the second.