Skip to Content
Author: The BCW

Leave a Comment

BCW Stands with Murphy in Calling for State Infrastructure Funding


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 taxpayer alone. Senator Murphy’s New York State Water Infrastructure Relief Act will help local municipalities fund these projects.’’

Murphy also announced his support for the Clean Water Bond Act of 2017, saying that it would help provide funding to combat storm and waste water contamination of our drinking water.

“We have an obligation as public servants to protect the long-term health of our residents,’’ said Murphy. “Together, the New York State Water Infrastructure Relief Act and the Clean Water Bond Act will provide the financial assistance our communities need to face the environmental concerns in our region.”

Similar News Items

Today’s official lifting by Con Edison of the moratorium on new natural gas installations in Westchester makes it an opportune time to consider all energy supply options. In its letter to the NYS Public Service Commission dated November 17, Con Edison said that a combination of lower peak demand forecast and increased supply resulting from […]

Read Article

The unequal socioeconomic, health, and educational outcomes faced by the county’s children and youth is the focus of a new data bulletin released by the Westchester Children’s Association (WCA). Titled “Children By The Numbers,” the bulletin aims to be an instrumental tool for policymakers, educators, parents, and advocates working to develop equitable programs and policies […]

Read Article

In a significant victory for new land uses in the Town of Yorktown, the New York State Supreme Court recently upheld zoning overlay districts adopted by the Yorktown Town Board in 2021 to incentivize economic development. The overlay districts provide greater flexibility over land use, including mixed-use concepts, to encourage private developers to invest in […]

Read Article

Become A Member

Join the county’s largest and most influential business organization today.

The Business Council of Westchester is committed to helping businesses market, learn, advocate, and grow. Over 80 events and programs are offered every year, giving our members ample opportunity to connect and meet with businesses representatives in the Westchester community and beyond.
Back to top