Archive: July 2017
Rally to Oppose Airport Privatization and Expansion
July 17th, 5:30pm
Outside of the Board of Legislators building
148 Martine Ave, White Plains
From the Citizens for a Responsible County Airport Facebook page:
"We need as many to gather together to support the growing opposition to airport privatization just ahead of the next Board of Legislators meeting on Mon July 17th at 7PM (enter building by 6:30).
The Board of Legislators meeting comes the weekend after bids for the airport come in on Fri July 14th. Media will be present. A large coalition of diverse groups will be present."
Watch a video clip from the rally below:
Panel Discussions on Carbon Taxes
July 19th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
City Hall (Council Chambers)
515 North Avenue, New Rochelle
July 26th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Town Hall (2nd Floor Conference Room)
425 Cherry Street, Bedford Hills
"Carbon taxes are increasingly in the news, with voices across the political spectrum advancing proposals. Most economists agree that putting a price on carbon emissions is the one greenhouse gas policy that would drive all others. With climate policy currently in retreat at the federal level, several states, including New York, are considering carbon tax proposals at the state level.
Come learn about the principles of carbon taxes generally and some of the pending proposals."
Public Hearing on Draft Master Plan for the Westchester County Airport
July 27th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Little Theater at the Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue, White Plains
Via Food and Water Watch: "The public hearing will include a presentation of the draft master plan and an opportunity for attendees to comment on the draft plan. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and there will be free parking at the County Center parking lot.
This is an opportunity for community members (us!) to speak out against the recently-released master plan, which calls for massive expansion of the number of flights and development of a corner of the airport that drains into the Kensico Reservoir."