Almost 21,000 people joined me Wednesday night for my fourth tele-town hall. Residents from all over Westchester called in to ask me questions about everything from housing to Playland to small businesses to pensions and more. I also took questions via Facebook and Twitter.
I really enjoy these tele-town halls. It is a way for me to speak directly to our residents, find out what is on their minds and tell them how county government is responding to their concerns.
Listeners had a chance to participate in three poll questions throughout the town hall. Here are the questions and results (percentages rounded off):
When the new Tappan Zee Bridge is built, should some form of mass transit be included? Yes, 73%; No, 27%.
What is the most pressing issue facing you and your family? Taxes, 58 percent; jobs, 23%; flooding, 6%; environment, 5%; daycare, 4%.
Do you support the county's efforts to keep the federal government from expanding the terms of the 2009 housing settlement? Yes, 74%; No, 21%; I don't know, 5%.
If you missed it, you can listen to the audio recording at www.westchestergov.com
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