Mayors for Pete

Today, I am proud to join more than 50 mayors from across the nation in endorsing @PeteButtigieg for President of the United States. We made our announcement in an op-ed in USA Today. #PeteForAmerica

Mayor Pete is a generational talent, who will bring to the Presidency a perspective, skill set, and temperament that are ideally matched to the challenges and opportunities of our times. Mayors see firsthand the ground-level impact of policy-making on lives and communities, and we’re the best judges of fellow mayors; the widespread admiration Pete has earned among city leaders across the country is a testament to his exceptional abilities.

There’s more in this press release, and here’s the full op-ed.

Exciting Time for Westchester’s Cities

Glad to be with my friends @wpmayorroach and @mayormikespano for a real estate forum yesterday morning on downtown development, sponsored by Houlihan-Lawrence. This is an exciting time for the cities of Westchester, and it’s always useful for municipal leaders to learn from each other’s experiences. Here’s coverage of the forum from News 12.

I Agree With President Trump! (At Least This Once)

Here are five words I never expected to write: “I agree with President Trump.” The President honored Mariano Rivera today at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — an entirely fitting tribute to a remarkable man with a deep connection to our community. Skip to 14:00 in the video for a mention of New Rochelle. Apparently, Mariano can bridge any divide!

MTA Capital Plan is Good News for New Rochelle

Penn Access will connect New Rochelle to the west side of Manhattan

Today’s MTA announcement of a $54 billion capital plan is important news for transit-riders throughout the metro area, and is especially significant for New Rochelle, because it funds Penn Access, which will link the New Haven line to Penn Station. The rail line splits here in New Rochelle, so when Penn Access is completed, New Rochelle will have the closest station to Manhattan with direct service to the east and west sides. From a long-term perspective, it’s hard to overstate how much of a positive impact this will have on our city’s ability to attract investment and population, not to mention improving the daily experience of countless commuters.

Civilized Nations Accept Refugees

This week I joined more than 360 elected officials nationwide to urge the President to #WelcomeRefugees. Let’s hope he listens to our community and countless others who stand #WithRefugees and recognize that civilized nations welcome the victims of violence, persecution, and war. Here is a press release and our full letter.