To the editor:
I’m writing in support of Susan Konig, who is running to represent District 9 on Westchester County’s Board of Legislators. This year’s election is extremely crucial if you’re looking to change how the county functions. The status quo, a Democratic super-majority, has solidified Westchester’s position as the highest taxed county in the nation, and engineered the Affordable Housing Settlement with HUD—a settlement that can potentially cost all of us $100 million and leave local governments’ ‘home rule’ rights threatened.
This past July, Moody’s Investor Services downgraded the County’s bond outlook from ‘stable’ to negative’, largely in part to the Legislature’s super-majority dipping into reserves to restore cuts that Executive Rob Astorino had proposed in his budget.
Two years ago, voters were decisive that a change was needed at the top of county government. Now we have an opportunity to make that change even more meaningful, by breaking the super-majority.
Susan Konig’s agenda is about common sense and change. She stands for fiscal responsibility--no tax increases and living within our means. Susan understands the need for preserving local control of our communities. Susan recognizes that county government’s long-standing reputation as an overreaching, tax & spend entity has to be reversed.
There can no longer be ‘business as usual’. We must insist on a healthier Westchester. Please join me in voting for Susan Konig on Nov. 8. Having Susan on the County Board will give Mr. Astorino the support he needs to achieve the above-mentioned goals, as well as the ability to implement true change.