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Industry partners see rise in tourism

With tourism in Westchester up $26 million last year compared to 2011, Empire City Casino in Yonkers and the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison partner up to stay ahead of the curve.

Jenkins sues to block Playland operations agreement

Ken Jenkins, chairman of the Board of Legislators, has filed a complaint in state court to block an agreement allowing Sustainable Playland to run Playland.

Legislators ask for more time to study ‘source of income’

Residents rallied at county headquarters in White Plains Monday, May 6, demanding the Board of Legislators pass a law prohibiting landlords from denying tenancy based on source of income, including Section 8 housing vouchers.

Hearing May 6 on source of income legislation

County legislators approved a public hearing to discuss source of income legislation

Astorino and Bramson discuss business

Business groups are monitoring the race between County Executive Robert Astorino and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson to see which candidate has the better business agenda

Westchester sues HUD

Westchester is taking its battle with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to court.

New Rochelle mayor gets county Dems’ nod

New Rochelle mayor Noam Bramson is the Democratic nominee for county executive.

Legislature approves LDC for nonprofit win

Westchester’s Local Development Corp. formally approved four projects totaling $128 million.

County pursues HUD lawsuit

The Board of Legislators have authorized County Executive Robert Astorino to file a lawsuit against HUD if it withholds $7.4 million in federal funding to allow the county to make infrastructure repairs.

LDC announces projects, business groups give it thumbs up

Westchester’s Local Development Corporation formally approved four projects totaling $128 million.

County continues HUD squabbles

HUD is denying Westchester grants in the wake of its battles with County Executive Robert Astorino over the terms of an anti-discrimination housing settlement.

Commission suggests changes to county government

The Westchester County Charter Revision Commission has released a proposal that could change the structure of county government.

Court rules against Westchester over housing settlement

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the county violated terms of its 2009 anti-discrimination settlement with HUD when Robert Astorino vetoed legislation that would ban landlords from discriminating against residents on public assistance, like Section 8 vouchers.

County spars with HUD

Westchester County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are battling over the county’s compliance, or lack thereof to a 2009 housing discrimination settlement.

WCA calls for county to approve Local Development Corporation

The Westchester County Association is joining with other business, labor and nonprofit organizations calling for the Board of Legislators to formally approve a Local Development Corporation.