After considerable input from environmental groups and the business community, including the Westchester County Association, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has at long last issued revised Environmental Assessment Forms required for development project applications. After a two-year process, changes were made to both the full, or long EAF, used for applications with potentially significant environmental impact, and the short EAF, used for projects smaller in scope.
It was not worth the wait.
When the candidates for County Executive take the stage at tonight’s debate, they will talk about their plans for Westchester, but we want to hear about their vision. Westchester’s future is lost if all we get is more of the same. Good leaders set their sights high and work toward that end. Or to paraphrase the great philosopher Yogi Berra: if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there.
Here’s our wish list for creating a vision for Westchester. We hope that whoever wins the election will take it to heart and start working towards these goals.