Latimer highlights optimism in State of County

Many topics were discussed, including pandemic recovery, police reform and cutting carbon emissions.

News 12 Staff

May 20, 2021, 11:49 AM

Updated 1,131 days ago

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer delivered the State of the County address Thursday evening.
Many topics were discussed, including pandemic recovery, police reform and cutting carbon emissions.
Latimer said almost 60%, or 550,000 Westchester residents, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
A predicted $250 million shortfall at the beginning of the pandemic is now a surplus, thanks to cuts in spending and the workforce, without layoffs or furloughs.
"If projections hold true, we will be able to continue our tax policy and cut County property taxes again next year, for the third straight year," said Latimer.
Latimer says his administration will continue to work towards a more diverse work force, promote police reform and fight back against hate.
He said improvements are also coming to the County Airport and Playland.


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