The BCW joined Senator Terrence Murphy this week at a news conference unveiling the New York State Water Infrastructure Relief Act. The proposed legislation would provide a $10 million a year award to a qualifying municipal project.
John Ravitz, Vice President and COO of the Business Council of Westchester, said he attended the news conference to support Murphy because local municipalities cannot afford to shoulder the burden of funding needed repairs to our infrastructure.
“Unfunded mandates are crippling our community and passing on an unfair tax burden to local residents,’’ said Ravitz. “Providing clean water should not be the responsibility of local taxpa