Junior Mayor for the Day

Christian served as Junior Mayor for the Day last week. His parents won him the opportunity in the Ossining MATTERS online auction. What a remarkable young man! He arrived with a prepared list of questions. I think we addressed them all and much more.  We traveled across Ossining visiting many of the people who make our local government function so... Continue Reading →

2016 Priorities

At our first meeting of 2016 I reflected on what has been accomplished in the past year, and our goals for the coming year. This Board of Trustees is united in our big picture goals: Communication & Customer Service Building Dept & Code Enforcement Efficiency & Sustainability Efforts toward efficiency & sustainability are happening on... Continue Reading →

Action Steps for Improving Communication

I led a discussion at the August 13 work session  of how we can better communicate with Ossining residents.  I requested this topic be added to our work session agenda following the water-main break and subsequent boil-water-advisory that was issued.  Thankfully, the public's health and safety was never in jeopardy during that incident, which makes this an ideal... Continue Reading →

Standing Strong

I posted the below message on Facebook yesterday.  The outpouring of support has been remarkable.  Encouraging statements have come from family, friends, supporters, and folks who are simply fed-up with village politics.  This week is certainly not a high point for transparency in local government.  The residents of Ossining deserve better.  I am grateful to be connecting with... Continue Reading →

Governing with Courage

In discussions around the village, I'm finding that some community members misunderstand my position on preserving Ossining's charter village status. I have never advocated for dissolving the village, and I do not believe it would be good for Ossining.  Beyond the importance of honoring our rich history, there are powers and autonomy inherent in being a charter village that we would... Continue Reading →

Harbor Square, Market Square, and Overcrowded Housing

At last week's Village Board of Trustees work session we discussed the legal agreement being negotiated between Harbor Square and the village; how to proceed with consideration of developing the parking lots in the heart of our downtown; and ways to address overcrowded housing.  If any of these issues are concerns of yours, I encourage... Continue Reading →

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