UPDATE (Jan. 23): Watch a replay of today’s Editorial Spotlight on New York’s levels of government and consolidation.
Next on Editorial Spotlight: New York government and ‘home rule’
Join an Editorial Spotlight discussion at 1 p.m. Wednesday on New York’s layers of government and the “home rule” laws and local emotions that hamper efforts to consolidate, streamline and share services at the local level. At stake: keeping local control vs. curbing property tax bills that are among the highest in the nation.
— Linda Puglisi, supervisor of the town of Cortlandt;
— Jonathan Drapkin, president of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a regional research and planning think tank; and
— Alan Hochberg, Hartsdale resident who served as chairman of Greenburgh’s Fire Department Consolidation & Government Efficiency Commission.
To watch, go to www.LoHud.com/editorialspotlight; to submit a question or comment during the LIVE session, engage the “CoverItLive” blogging feature.
— Read about the layers of government in the Lower Hudson Valley, and take surveys on issues related to home rule, consolidation and government streamlining with the Tax Watch special coverage at LoHud.com/taxwatch.
— Watch as Journal News Opinion Page editor Herb Pinder talks with staff reporter Lisa Ganga about the overlapping layers of government in Westchester and Rockland counties in a Tax Watch video:
What do you want to ask the panel? Leave your questions in the comments below.