Newly inaugurated County Executive George Latimer followed through with one of his campaign promises when he signed an executive order that will ban gun shows on Westchester County property. Local Live producer Kayla Coglin has more on the story. George Latimer will be on hand to help the Local Live celebrate its 200th episode on January 11th.
In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin spoke with Leonard Andrew and Maria DeRose, participants in the Better Angels, Bipartisan Citizens Movement, about the project and its efforts to bring people from different political views to talk about the issues that are currently dividing our country.
EXECUTIVE ELECT GEORGE LATIMER ANNOUNCED HIS TRANSITION TEAM RECENTLY. LATIMER NAMED KEN JENKINS OF YONKERS AS DEPUTY COUNTY EXECUTIVE. JENKINS WAS LATIMER’S OPPONENT DURING THE SEPTEMBER PRIMARY RACE.
SERVING AS COUNTY ATTORNEY IS JOHN NONNA, FORMER MAYOR OF PLEASANTVILLE AND PARTNER WITH LAW FIRM SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS.
FOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, LATIMER CHOSE JOAN MCDONALD, THE FORMER STATE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION. LATIMER ALSO NAMED CATHERINE CIOFFI, THE FORMER WCBS BROADCASTER, FOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS.
THE VILLAGE OF LARCHMONT WILL HOLD THEIR GENERAL ELECTION FOR MAYOR AND TWO TRUSTEE POSITIONS ON MARCH 20TH 2018 FROM 7AM TO 9PM. THE POLLING PLACE FOR THE VILLAGE WILL BE AT THE LARCHMONT CENTER AT 119 LARCHMONT AVENUE. CANDIDATES HAVE YET TO ANNOUNCE THEIR INTEREST IN RUNNING.
On Wednesday, December 20th, outgoing County Executive, Rob Astorino, vetoed the $1.8 billion budget for 2018, which was originally passed with bipartisan approval. In a message regarding his veto, Astorino said that he would not support the 2% property tax increase that had been proposed by the budget. On Thursday, December 21st, the County Board of Legislators voted unanimously to override the veto and support the new budget. County Executive-elect George Latimer recently announced his transition team. He named Ken Jenkins, a Yonkers resident, as the Deputy County Executive. Previously, Jenkins was Latimer’s opponent in the September primary race. The new County Attorney will be John Nonna, the former mayor of Pleasantville and partner with the law firm, Squire, Patton and Boggs. The new Director of Operations will be Joan McDonald, who was the former State Commissioner of Transportation. Catherine Cioffi, the former WCBS broadcaster was named as the Director of Communications.
Julia Roberts, the Academy Award-winning actress was spotted in Larchmont, filming her new movie, “Ben is Back”. Filming was centered Saint John’s Episcopal Church which is located in Fountain Square. Some lucky local residents were given the opportunity to be background extras in several scenes. The movie will premiere later this year.