Westchester Officials Unite on Utility Recommendations

After the early March 2018 storms left some 300,000 Westchester residents without power — many for more than a week — public officials throughout the region came together to review the performance of utility companies and make recommendations for improvements.  Yesterday, we released our preliminary report.

The report identifies several specific steps to improve utility preparedness, operations, and communications, and also highlights means for enhancing coordination between utilities and government agencies.

Because the report represents the united position of dozens of officials representing nearly a million people, it is our collective hope and intent that these suggestions will be impactful.

You can read the full report here.

Thanks are in order for Assemblyman David Buchwald and County Executive George Latimer who chaired this effort.  I was privileged to serve on the executive committee that produced the report, and I will continue working alongside colleagues to advance the interests of our community.