Category Archives: Government

Neighborhood Conversation Recap

Back in October, I hosted four “Neighborhood Conversations” around New Rochelle.  If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a link to my presentation.  (This footage is from the final meeting at New Rochelle High School.) At each of these conversations, I used an interactive application called “slido” to survey the audience and invite questions.  Some … Continue reading Neighborhood Conversation Recap

Get Insured – Open Enrollment Begins November 1

With the open enrollment period for health insurance set to begin on November 1st, Westchester County is stepping up to help everyone get insured.  Here’s more information from the County: Free assistance is available to help individuals and small businesses enroll or renew their health coverage with NY State of Health, the official health plan … Continue reading Get Insured – Open Enrollment Begins November 1

Another Informative (and Interactive) Conversation

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our second “Neighborhood Conversation” last night at the JCC of Mid-Westchester.  It was another engaging and lively discussion, with excellent comments. In addition to offering a traditional presentation on City issues, I’ve been experimenting at these meetings with an online interactive program called Slido that allows the … Continue reading Another Informative (and Interactive) Conversation

Great Conversation at Salesian

Thank you to everyone who joined the “Neighborhood Conversation” at Salesian High School this past Tuesday evening.  I enjoyed sharing information about the City’s activities and — even more importantly — receiving lots of thoughtful questions and comments.  Three additional meetings are coming up on October 10th (JCC on Wilmot Road), October 23rd (Columbus School), … Continue reading Great Conversation at Salesian

Advocating for Small Cities

A single small city rarely has the political weight to influence national policy, but when small cities and towns join together around a common agenda, we have a fighting chance to make a difference.  That’s why I was pleased to join the First & Main coalition, which includes more than 100 mayors across the country.  … Continue reading Advocating for Small Cities

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 … Continue reading Westchester Officials Unite on Utility Recommendations