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Residents again say no more tax subsidies for Mount Vernon developers

In short, residents say the IDA is too generous to residential developers, too insensitive about the residents’ tax burden and too secretive about its work.

Former Astorino aides join Mount Vernon mayor’s IDA

Eileen Mildenberger, an attorney who had once directed the county Industrial Development agency, and Edwin J. “Ned” McCormack were appointed by the IDA board.

Mount Vernon residents object to housing developers’ tax breaks

MacQuesten Development asked the city’s IDA to exempt it from $1.6 million in sales and use taxes and to abate property taxes for 30 years on a project at the Mount Vernon West train station.

Mount Vernon bulks up its IDA

Tripling the staff, implementing tougher financial assistance standards and examining past practices are part of an effort to put the IDA at the center of Mount Vernon’s economic development strategy.