Tuesday, January 2, 2018

 

 

 

Latimer sworn in as Westchester County executive

Latimer signs his first executive order (photo: Anthony Lucarelli)

WHITE PLAINS – Westchester County’s new executive was sworn in on Monday and George Latimer pledged themes of transparency and restoration in his administration.

The former state senator said he is formally requesting that State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli do full fiscal review of county policies and procedures.

Latimer also issued an executive order removing the names and likeness of county officials from all county signage.

“All of these facilities are owned by the people of Westchester," he said. "Their effort, their tax dollars, their faith have put these things into place, it is not the possession of one county executive over any period of time. And as surely as I have taken on this position, the day will come that I will turn this position over to someone else.”

Latimer, a Democrat, said he will issue a “Good Neighbor” policy to better involve municipalities in decisions that impact their communities and will create a task force aimed at revisiting shared-services in the county.

The new county executive also launched the #MyWestchester social media campaign aimed at celebrating the county and said he will begin a two-week intensive “Tour of Change.”

 


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