Delegation of WCA Members Talk Economic Development, Future with New Mayor
A delegation of 40 Westchester County Association met with Hon. Mike Spano, the newly-elected mayor of Yonkers today at City Hall. Mayor Spano addressed our group to share his vision for New York State's fourth-largest city...
L-R WCA President Bill Mooney with Hon. Mike Spano of Yonkers.
Some highlights of today's conversation:
The city has serious budget issues that will require innovative thinking to fund education and economic development.
The Mayor seeks support in furthering development at Yonkers Raceway to possibly include a convention center or sports arena.
Yonkers Raceway returns $20 million directly to Yonkers Public School and is the city's largest tax payer and employer.
Mayor Spano would like to develop a SUNY campus in Yonkers, saying that Yonkers is the only city in the state without a SUNY campus.
The Mayor would like to explore public/private partnerships for school construction.
Yonkers's close proximity to New York City, and Westchester's business hubs make it an outstanding location for young professionals to live.